Lancers Headed to State!

AKRON – Lakewood’s Lady Lancers and Granville’s Lady Blue Aces are each one victory away from turning the Division II state final into a Licking County battle. The Lancers won their Pickerington regional semi-final and final by a combined 9-1 score – 4-1 over Zanesville Maysville in the semi-final and 5-0 over Fairfield Union in the final. Granville played in […]

Teachers fleeing Walnut Township schools

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Local School District has lost nine teachers since six lost their jobs for next school year as the district made significant cuts to eliminate a projected June 30, 2016, deficit. The cuts were required to keep the district from being forced into fiscal emergency which turns financial operations over to a five-member Financial Planning and Supervision […]

Analysis: Low water level will decimate jobs, economic output

BUCKEYE LAKE – Ohio Governor John Kasich’s decision to keep Buckeye Lake’s water level at “winter pool” until its dam is replaced could cost almost 1,200 jobs with a nearly $800 million negative economic impact in Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties At the state level, job losses could exceed 1,336 with more than a $1 billion negative impact state-wide. The […]

LU-T alumni banquet set

BALTIMORE – The annual Liberty Union-Thurston Alumni banquet is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, in the high school cafeteria, 500 Washington St. All Liberty Union-Thurston High School graduates are welcome. There are no association dues. The honored classes this year are 1965 and 1990. Cost is $14 per person. Reservations are required and due June 8. Questions […]

Letters to the Editor

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Writer pens ode to Buckeye Lake

Dear Buckeye Lake: There are very few positives that can come out of what has been done to you. The faithful communities surrounding your water have been reeling from the impact of decisions made well beyond your shore, and though your water is half-way gone, you still have some magic. It has been there throughout your 180 years. Whether it […]

Board seeking more members

Editor: About a year ago, we created a Park Improvement Board to benefit Veterans Park in the Village of Millersport. Now we invite all Walnut Township residents that share our goals to join us at our monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the village office. Our goal is build basketball and volley ball […]

Thornville doesn’t met county’s deadline

THORNVILLE – Thornville Village Council members want more information from Perry County Commissioners before making a decision on a request from commissioners to eliminate or reduce a compounding 5 percent annual increase in the village’s sewer service control with the Northern Perry County Water and Sewer District, Thornville Administrator Beth Patrick said. “There’s no decision,” she said after council’s Tuesday […]

George P. Finch

George P. Finch, 72, Thornville, passed away on May 25, 2015, at his winter home in Glendale, AZ. After a lengthy, courageous fight, he slipped away quietly to meet his Lord and Savior. George was born February 6, 1943, in Barnesville, Ohio, the son of the late George F. and Dorothy (Detling) Finch. He is survived by his loving and […]

William J. “Bill” White

A funeral service for William J. “Bill” White, 60, of Glenford, was held June 3, 2015, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Burialfollowed in Smith Chapel Cemetery. Bill passed away May 29, 2015, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born November 26, 1954, in Newark, to the late Henry and Eva Belle (Roberts) White. He […]