Hebron School Celebrates 100 Years!



HEBRON – More than a hundred Hebron students and graduates celebrated the school’s 100th Anniversary last Thursday. The original school property was 5.76 acres purchased in 1913 for $3,000. Construction started in 2014 and classes began in 2015 with construction still in progress. The school fielded its first football team in 1930. A combination gym/auditorium was added to the building […]

Condo community wants to be free of township



JACKSONTOWN – It’s a matter of taxation without services, Bill Settles, president of the River Oaks homeowners association, told the Licking Township Trustees Monday night. “We have no means to receive your services,” he said. The Villages of River Oaks is an Epcon Lifestyles condominium community in the City of Heath, which also remains in Licking Township following an expedited […]

Third time isn’t the charm



MILLERSPORT – The third time was not the charm for Walnut Township Schools’ emergency 7-mill, five-year levy. Voters rejected it by a 586-484 unofficial result on Tuesday’s primary election. The May 6 filing deadline for the special August election forced school board members to decide last month whether to try again in August. Board members unanimously agreed to place it […]

Trustees focusing on road repairs



UNION TOWNSHIP – After considerable discussion going back to 2014, trustees unanimously agreed Monday night to spend up to $80,000 to purchase a new Durapatcher off the state bid list. The total includes a used heated 1,500 gallon tank to store the speciality emulsion. Last year, trustees first discussed acquiring an ownership in Licking Township’s unit and then a shared […]

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Obermiller clears up some issues



FAIRFIELD BEACH – Most residents attending the April 30 Buckeye Lake Coalition meeting at the Buckeye Lake Winery found ODNR Deputy Director Gary Obermiller’s participation refreshing. He didn’t stray from the party line on the critical issue of when the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) expressed its concerns about failure of the Buckeye Lake dam. “We didn’t anticipate going […]

Dr. George C. Alexander II, DVM



Dr. George C. Alexander II, DVM, 83, of Thornville, passed away on April 29, 2015, at his residence, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rushville, IN, on December 9, 1931, to the late Mervin L. and Kathryn (Northam) Alexander. Dr. Alexander graduated in 1959 from The Ohio State University, School of Veterinary Medicine. While at Ohio […]

Lelia L. Atkinson



Lelia L. Atkinson, age 99 of Baltimore, died on April 30, 2015, at the Pickering House. She was born in Vinton County on March 22, 1916, to the late Russell and Ethel Madison Henderson; She was a member of Fairfield Christian Church North Campus, which her family proudly donated land for the campus. She helped work on the family farm, […]

Rose Edna Baldwin



Rose Edna Baldwin, 77, of Baltimore, passed away on May 4, 2015, at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Rose enjoyed sewing and cooking. Her made-from-scratch pies will be missed by many. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Henry D. Baldwin; children, Ricky David (Wendy) Baldwin and Beverly […]

John “Jack” Brown



John “Jack” Brown, age 67 of Baltimore, passed away May 3, 2015, at the Fairfield Medical Center. He was born to the late, John A. and Mildred Brining Brown on August 12, 1947. He worked hard as a carpenter and could do anything with wood. He was a past member of the Carpenters’ Union before starting his own business; he […]


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