Analysis: Cement release – spin versus reality



BUCKEYE LAKE – Rosebraugh Circle residents got dusted early Saturday morning. It wasn’t winter’s last gasp. Thanks to a sleepy truck driver, a silo on the nearby concrete bulk plant was overfilled sending a large cloud of Portland cement over the neighborhood around 5 a.m. OSHA considers Portland cement hazardous due to its skin corrosion/irritation, eye damage, skin sensitization and […]

Trustees won’t initiate property vacations



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Trustees agreed Monday night they would not initiate vacations – not the two weeks in Hawaii kind, but the platted subdivision kind. Some property owners believe the process will move along more quickly if the trustees initiate a vacation instead of the property owner, but trustees agreed this is not that case and initiating vacations would […]

Residents fund canal clean-up project



THORNVILLE – Perry County Commissioner Jim O’Brien said he and the other commissioners are working hard to find some sort of funding to help finance a large canal cleaning project near Honey Creek Road, but so far it’s been difficult. “We’re just trying to see which avenues we can take, if any,” he said. A 40-year-old lawsuit stands in their […]

Letters to the Editor



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Pound stoops lower; speed trap reputation grows



Editor: Just when I thought the county dog pound couldn’t stoop any lower, they limbo under the stick and come up with AUCTIONING dogs at the pound! This is supposedly Dog Warden David Shellhouse’s answer to eliminating “fights that used to break when two or more people wanted the same dog”. I don’t believe that for a minute! I’ve never […]

Barbara Sue Bishop



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Barbara Sue Bishop, 56, of Pleasantville, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016, the chapel of the Thornville Home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow in the Millersport Cemetery. Barb died peacefully May 2, 2016, in the Pickering House, Lancaster, following an extended illness. She […]

Gertrude E. Camechis



A memorial service celebrating the life of Gertrude E. Camechis will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016, the Reid Cementery located on Pleasantville Road NE. Reverend Craig Thompson will conduct the service and friends are welcome to join the family in this tribute.

Clara C. “Kitty” Flowers



Clara C. “Kitty” Flowers, age 82 of Thornville, died May 2, 2016, at her residence. She was born February 27, 1934, in Lancaster, daughter of the late Paul and Ruth (Hyme) Shaw. She was an upholsterer and seamstress, formerly employed by Woods Interiors. She is survived by her husband of 35 years, Bob Flowers; children, Marty (Mark) Ratcliff, of Amanda, […]

Samuel Skaggs



A graveside funeral service, celebrating the life of Samuel Skaggs, age 76, of Thornville, were held May 4, 2016, at Olivet Cemetery in Thornville. Samuel was born in Columbus, on April 7, 1940, to the late James T. and Sula Skaggs. He passed away on April 30, 2016, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center, operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. […]

Alexander Nicholas Stephens



Alexander Nicholas Stephens, 5 years old, was born on April 25, 2011 and was tragically taken from us on April 29, 2016. We have lost our beloved little son, brother, grandson, great and great-great grandson. Alex was a loving child, outgoing, funny, vibrant, so full of life. He loved airplanes, music, dinosaurs and video games; and having fun with Daddy […]


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