Baltimore museums host art show, holiday celebration!

BALTIMORE- Holiday celebration and local artisans blended perfectly in Baltimore as a Baltimore Area Museum art show and a Griley Christmas Open House both took place Tuesday night in a combined event titled, Reflections: Past and Present. The event featured musical performances from local third and fourth grade children, professional and children’s art shows, and even a visit from Ol’ […]

New Jacksontown sewer system is ‘substantially complete’

JACKSONTOWN- Licking Township Trustee Dave Miller urges Jacksontown area residents to reapply for financial assistance as they prepare to connect their homes to a newly completed sewer system. “If you weren’t eligible before, you may be eligible now,” he said. “Everyone should reapply.” Miller urged residents to contact Licking County Grants Coordinator Susan Spiker for more information regarding a CDBG […]

Commissioners reject Burr Oak water proposal

NEW LEXINGTON – After months of deliberation, Perry County Commissioners have decided against accepting the Burr Oak Regional Water District’s proposal to supply water to Northern Perry County. The Village of Thornville will continue to supply water to that region. Commissioner Jim O’Brien said that after the commissioners held several public meetings and met with Thornville and Glenford officials, “The […]

Sheridan’s Hall of Fame coach retires

THORNVILLE – Ohio High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame 2014 inductee Paul Culver Jr. is retiring as Sheridan’s football coach following an illustrious 35-year career with the Northern Local district. He announced his retirement to his team following the Generals’ victory over New Lexington. “Of course, Mr. Culver retiring is a huge loss to our program, our high […]

Red Cross, firefighters to visit homes

FAIRFIELD BEACH – The American Red Cross and the Millersport Fire Department are launching a campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. The effort will begin in Fairfield Beach on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Firefighters, Red Cross volunteers and ECO Restorations volunteer will start canvassing homes at 10 […]

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BBB: Avoid these holiday scams

COLUMBUS – Santa isn’t the only one keeping track of who is naughty and who is nice! December is officially here, and Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to beware of these common holiday scams: • Look-alike websites: When shopping online, make sure to use only legitimate websites. Watch out for URLs that use the names of well-known brands along […]

Holiday shopping tips offered

COLUMBUS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine encourages consumers to remember their rights and watch for potential scams while shopping this holiday season. “Understanding your rights as a consumer can help you avoid scams and make the most of holiday shopping,” Attorney General DeWine said. Since January, the Ohio Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section has received more than 24,600 complaints […]

Thanks to Fifth Quarter supporters

Editor: Fifth Quarter is over and I want to thank all the people who helped us out this year: New Zion Church; Christ Methodist Church; Faith Lutheran Church; Trinity Church; St. Michaels Church; and NOW Church. Thanks for not only providing yummy cookies and sweets for the kids but also for lending a hand each Friday after the home Liberty […]

Mary Louise (Durban) Conn

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Mary Louise (Durban) Conn, 82, formerly of Thornville, was held December 2, 2015, in Grace Lutheran Church, Thornville, with Pastor Beth Bateson as celebrant. Burial followed in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. May Louise was born near Hilliard on August 17, 1933, the daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary Ann (Hamilton) […]