Trump support strong here



BUCKEYE LAKE – Most lake area voters must have been satisfied with Donald Trump’s unexpected victory early Wednesday morning. Support for Trump ran stronger in all three lake area counties than nationwide. The outspoken first-time political candidate garnered 60.37 percent of the vote in Fairfield County, 61.32 percent in Licking County and a surprising 67.58 percent in Perry County where […]

Few incumbents faced challengers



NEWARK- Licking County Commissioner Tim Bubb will serve a fourth term after defeating challenger James Snedden, Jr. 52,535 votes to 22,781, according to Tuesday night’s unofficial results. “I’ve been blessed to be selected to serve a fourth term,” Bubb said. He said most Ohio county commissioners serve an average of 2.5 terms, and to reach a fourth term means, “They […]

New fire engine now in service at Station # 2



JACKSONTOWN- Anyone wanting to purchase old road department equipment may want to keep an eye on govdeals.com in the coming weeks. Monday night, Licking Township Trustees discussed possibly selling a truck, a brush hog, a front-end loader, and a 10’ snow blade online. “I’m the guy who likes to keep a clean shop,” said Trustee John Holman. There was some […]

More upgrades for Opera House



BALTIMORE – Volunteers with the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee and Victoria Opera House have had a busy couple months, said BDRC Director Judith Cosgray. She said the Baltimore Farmers Market is closed after a successful re-launch this year and major restoration projects have been completed at the Victoria Opera House. “We recently had the ceiling in the third floor ballroom […]

Carpenter wins county commissioner race



NEW LEXINGTON – For Perry County Commissionerelect Ben Carpenter, Jan. 2, 2017 can’t arrive soon enough. “I’m anxious to get started,” said Carpenter, who defeated two-term incumbent Commissioner Ed Keister 8566 votes to 5799 Tuesday night, according to unofficial results. “I want to get out there and get on the job,” Carpenter said. He said his goal is for the […]

First Community Church will collect shoebox gifts for needy children worldwide



BUCKEYE LAKE – First Community Church in Buckeye Lake will again serve as a dropoff location for the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child-the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. During National Collection Week, Nov. 14 – 21, Buckeye Lake area residents will donate shoeboxes-filled with school supplies, hygiene items, notes of encouragement and fun toys, such as a […]

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Fire chief thanks voters



Editor: I would like to thank the residents of Thorn Township and the Village of Thornville for supporting our Fire & EMS levy. This levy will allow us to provide the service that you deserve from your fire department. I would also like to thank our Thorn Township Fire Department staff for their continued effort. Moving forward, we look forward […]

Silent majority may be back



Editor: Looks like the ol’ Silent Majority is alive and well and has made it’s point. President John F. Kennedy said, “Let us not seek the Republican answer, or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future”. Bob MyersBrooks Park

Sheridan HIgh School names honor students for first nine weeks



THORNVILLE – Sheridan High School recently its lists of honor students for the first nine-week grading period. Principal’s List (GPA 3.85 to 4.0) 9th Grade: Cooper Baird, Harmony Bowen, Carson Brofford, William Burkhard, Andrew Campbell, Sydney Campolo, Katelyn Carnes, Gabrielle Carpico, Job Covey, Jarrett Davis, Hunter Dishon, McKenna Dodson, Grace Dowdell, Deven Factor, Julia Finck, Erin Grodhaus, David Grum, Allyah […]


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