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Each Thanksgiving we thank and ask you to support our display advertisers who make your paper possible. It’s been another tough year for many of us. Many of our local businesses are struggling, and some have closed their doors. Local businesses are the foundation of our local economy. They are always the first ones asked to support benefits and other […]

Council member questions new administrative position



BALTIMORE – Village Administrator Scott Brown had some good news for council members at their Nov. 24 meeting. Brown said the village’s street paving project has been closed out. The original cost estimate was $300,000 with the actual cost coming in at around $260,000 for a nearly $40,000 savings. Brown said village received a $226,000 grant with the village taking […]

Buckeye Lake to consider additional levy



BUCKEYE LAKE- The amount is yet to be determined, but Buckeye Lake Village Council member and Finance Committee chair Barry Herron said residents can expect the village to work on proposing an additional operating levy this spring. Monday night, Herron said the village’s 2015 budget is balanced, but money from the general fund will be necessary to make up funding […]

Safety tips for holiday travel



COLUMBUS – The Ohio Trucking Association is urging the millions of Ohioans expected to travel our highways over the Thanksgiving holiday to drive safely and follow several simple tips in order to keep this a safe and joyous holiday. Additional motorists and winter road conditions can lead to dangerous situations, so a team of elite professional truck drivers with millions […]

Letters to the Editor



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Writer questions Baltimore’s growth



Editor: In my last letter, I discussed my thoughts about the spending growth that has occurred after Mayor Kalish started speaking about the growth of Baltimore. It does appear that Mayor Kalish, and some, or all of the Village Council believe that there is growth. I happened to locate the Federal Information Processing Standards “Decennial Census of Population”. It states….”Baltimore […]

Thorn Township’s Giving Tree



THORNVILLE – Thorn Township area residents wanting to give unto others this holiday season can have their pick of families in need – literally. “We’ve done this for several years,” said Thornville Community Aid representative Judy Barrera. Her organization is collecting names of Thorn Township area families in need of Christmas assistance. The names are placed on a Christmas tree […]

Hebron names honor students



HEBRON – Hebron Elementary School recently announced their honor students for the first nine-week grading period. Principal’s List Billy Remias, Bo Brenneman, Cali Patterson, Carly Williams, Connor Carbaugh, Craig McMillen, Dahlia Adkins, Destiny Smith, Graham Adams, Jobe Glaser, Jordan Stafford, Katherine Stafford, Keely Cramblitt, Kenna Parkinson, Lauren Griffin, Logan Streets, Lydiah Huey, Ryan Good, Stephen Slocum, and Trenton Markus. Honor […]

Five more indicted in meth lab investigation



NEW LEXINGTON – Perry County Sheriff William R. Barker announced Nov. 25, the indictment of five more people connected with the yearlong methamphetamine lab investigation. Seven people were indicted in September in the meth manufacturing investigation conducted by the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force. The five additional indictments are: • Sierra A. King, […]

M. Yvonne Roberts



M. Yvonne Roberts, age 76, of Thornville, passed away November 24, 2014, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Yvonne was a retired 9–11 Dispatcher for the Columbus Police Department. Yvonne is survived by her children, Steven (Jane) Roberts, Susan (Edward) Neff, Christine Roberts, Cathleen (Dennis) Venrick, and Carl Joseph Roberts; grandchildren, Kylor Roberts, John Roberts, Matthew Fehr, and Nicole Fehr; several great […]


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