Centennial Rededication



HEBRON – Hebron Christian Church is celebrating the centennial of its renovation and expansion Sunday, Dec. 20. The building will be rededicated during the 10:30 a.m. service, 100 years to the day from its original dedication in 1915. The service includes a presentation by church historian David Dernberger. Everyone is welcome and will have an opportunity to tour the church […]

Divided board puts levy renewal on March ballot



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Local Schools Board of Education members agreed by a 3-2 vote Monday night to place the renewal of a $250,000 emergency levy on the March 15 ballot. The district has had two five-year emergency levies dating back to the 1990’s. Both had been renewed several times until board members decided to link the 1.8 mill levy […]

$200 reward offered after skate park vandalized



BUCKEYE LAKE – Crime never pays, unless someone can identify the person who vandalized the skate park at Ryan-Braden Park last Saturday night. Monday night, Buckeye Lake Village Council members announced a $200 reward to anyone who can offer information leading to the arrest of the vandal or vandals who painted graffiti on skate park property. Initially, council member Peggy […]

Letters to the Editor



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Thanks, Mayors!



Three mayors with a combined 78 years of service – 50 years as mayor – to their communities are stepping down at the end of the year. Hebron Mayor Clifford L. Mason is the dean of area mayors with 20 years of service. His Hebron service began in 1980 as a volunteer firefighter. He became a village council member in […]

Round-up for whole amount checks



Editor: Kirkersville’s October council meeting minutes reflect something I found a little humorous. Although the mayor noted that he did NOT agree with this proposal, he did have to report to the council what happened at the Board of Public Affairs meeting. The Board runs the village waste water treatment and handles billing. “A BPA member who was being charged […]

Robert “Dale” Burns



A funeral service celebrating the life of Robert “Dale” Burns, age 76, of Hebron, was held December 14, 2015, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service. Dale passed away December 9, 2015, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). He was born September 25, 1939, in Clintonville, West Virginia to the […]

Gertrude (Gertie) E. Camechis



Gertrude (Gertie) E. Camechis, 88, died December 1, 2015, in Punta Gorda, Florida. A devoted wife of her late husband of 63 years, Jimmie Camechis and mother of seven children, she is survived by one sister, Mildred R. Harder of Sun City, Florida, two brothers, Harold (Nellie) Schweikert of Lancaster and Larry (Carolyn) Schrader of Lancaster; children, Mike (Helen) of […]

Anna Lucille (Bailey) Heater



Anna Lucille (Bailey) Heater, 85, passed away at the home of her son on Nov 23, 2015. She was born on December 1, 1929, in Weston, WV, to the late Jason and Minnie (Bickerstaff) Bailey. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ebert (Jack) Heater Jr. whom she married on May 29, 1953. She graduated from Weston High School […]

Paul E. Hiles



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Paul E. Hiles, 86, of Millersport, was held December 15, 2015, in the Millersport United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jerry Wiles as celebrant. Military honors followed the service. Paul died December 8, 2015, following an extended illness. He was born March 7, 1929, in Logan, the son of the late Arliss W. and […]


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