Has Spring really sprung?



Jacksontown – So far, this spring’s wacky weather has not damaged any of Dawes Arboretum’s foliage, said Executive Director Luke Messinger; however, no one is exactly sure of what this year’s inconsistent season has yet to offer. “Everyone’s heard the expression, if you don’t like the weather in Ohio, just wait five minutes,” Messinger said. Messinger said people may perceive […]

Sewage connection deadline looms



JACKSONTOWN – March 21, Licking Township Trustee President Joe Hart said the Licking Township Fire Company building – on top of the hill– was successfully connected to Jacksontown’s new sewer system, but there are some challenges connecting Station No. 3 down the hill along Ohio 13. May 1 is the deadline for residents and businesses in the Jacksontown area to […]

Thornville voters will make the call on policy levy



THORNVILLE- Village Council members approved the first step March 28 to place an additional five mill police levy on the November ballot. Opinions were mixed as to whether the village needs another full-time officer or more part-time protection, but council members ultimately decided it’s the village residents’ call, not theirs. “Council, after much discussion decided to move forward with the […]

Letters to the Editor



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Buckeye Lake Mayor’s Court collected $13,862 in Jan. & Feb.



Editor: I won’t ignore the fact that there are volunteers in the community, at the pound and on Facebook who are diligently helping animals at their own expense. But while many citizens are devoting their money, time and concern for the animals, the pound appearance is becoming increasingly unfriendly and will, in my opinion, only get worse! The City of […]

Trump’s hat is too big



Editor: I checked the date and was hoping you had put out an April’s Fool edition, but it was the Saturday, April 2 edition. The story about Mr. Trump was hilarious! Sell your beloved lake for $1.00 a year? Let’s hope not. I will not be buying a raffle ticket for that hat. His head is big to accommodate that […]

Last call for Memorial Day additions to Thorn Township Vets Monument



THORNVILLE – Friday, April 8, is the deadline to add the names of deceased Thorn Township Veterans to the township’s Veterans Monument before Memorial Day. The Veterans Memorial Society is seeking the names of eligible veterans who either were born in, lived in, worked in, went to school in, or are buried in Thorn Township. Name, era of service, and […]

Roy L. Bowers



Roy L. Bowers, 78, of Belpre, Ohio, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2016 in Mason, Ohio. Roy was born May 4, 1937, in Hebron, the son of the late Ernest and Marie Snider Bowers. He was a 1955 graduate of Hebron High School and a peace time U.S. Army veteran. Roy retired from Kaiser in Belpre in 2002. […]

Billy Lee Brown



Billy Lee Brown, 78, of Thornville, passed away April 2, 2016, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center of Hospice of Central Ohio, with his wife and children by his side. He was born on September 23, 1937, in Ironton, Ohio, to the late Alfred F. and Gladys Violet Sanders Brown. Billy was a 1955 graduate of Rock Hill High School […]

Mary L. Clark



Mary L. Clark, 89, of Baltimore, passed away March 30, 2016. Mary was a member of the Baltimore V.F.W. #3761 Ladies Auxiliary. Mary is survived by her son, Clyde F. (Cathy) Clark; daughters, Judith Ann (Patrick) Dorman, Christine L. (Kenneth) Pinkerton, and Margaret J. (James) Ethridge; daughter-in-law, Shirley Clark; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; sister, Loretta […]


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