Veterans honored



HEBRON – Veterans’ Day was not a school holiday for lake area public schools. But most schools took time to remember and honor veterans with a special assembly or activity. Hebron held its traditional service at the Veterans’ Memorial in Evans Park. Licking County Commission President Tim Bubb was the speaker. He encouraged listeners to check out the Heroes’ Project […]

Council approves contract for continuing water tower maintenance



BALTIMORE – The village’s new part-time code enforcement officer is now on the job. Baltimore resident Harold Kraft has been on the job for two weeks. He is a full-time code enforcement officer with the City of Westerville. Baltimore Mayor Brad Nicodemus expects Kraft will work 10-16 hours a week once he settles into the job. Most of his public […]

Community center may be possible



BUCKEYE LAKE – It may be possible to operate a Buckeye Lake community center, at least initially, on private funding and donations, Buckeye Lake Village Council member Doug Poorman told council Monday night. “We’ve come up with a plan,” he said, adding that he believes private funding and donations can raise roughly $10,000 to $12,000 toward operation of a community […]

Lakewood seeks feedback on communication



HEBRON- Lakewood Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews hopes district parents are willing to participate in a district-wide survey regarding how the district informs its residents of news. “We’d like (people’s) feedback about communication from our schools,” Andrews said. “We’re working to ensure they have the information they would like in the way they would most like to receive it.” Andrews said […]

Letters to the Editor



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Here’s a campaign everyone can support



Editor: Would you believe me if I told you there is a campaign still happening in Licking County that we can all agree on? More importantly, it’s a campaign that is guaranteed to improve the lives people right here in your local community! I’m talking about United Way of Licking County’s annual fundraising campaign. That’s right, a campaign we can […]

Thanks to Baltimore residents after motorcycle crash



Editor: We owe much gratitude to the kindness of strangers. On Sunday, October 23, my husband and I were enjoying the beautiful Sunday afternoon, riding our motorcycle South on Ohio 158 in Baltimore, when a car heading East on Jefferson Street first stopped at the intersection then unexpectedly pulled out in front of us, causing us to swerve and forcing […]

Voters thanked for supporting Basil Fire levy



Editor: The Basil Joint Fire District would like to thank the community of Baltimore and Liberty Township for supporting the fire levy on November 8. The continued support from our community means that we will be able to update our apparatus, equipment and tools and continue to provide high quality service and care to those in need. We will start […]

Wanda Jean Byerly



Wanda Jean Byerly, 90, formerly of Thornville and Lancaster, passed away November 12, 2016, at the Arlington Care Center. She worked for many years in sales at Sears in Lancaster and for Avon. She is survived by her daughter, Karla Rosser; step-son, Jeffrey Byerly; grandchildren, Kelly Golden and Joseph Martin; and great grandchildren, Brieanna, Sasha, and Tristan. She was preceded […]

John F. Fortner



John F. Fortner, 70, of Thornville, died November 8, 2016, at the Pickering House. He was born October 9, 1946, in Circleville, the son of John Withee and Shirley R. (Stevens) Fortner. He was a 1964 graduate of Laurelville High School, a veteran of the United States Navy and was retired as a main frame adminstrator. John was an active […]


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