Merry Christmas Happy New Year



BUCKEYE LAKE/ MILLERSPORT – Christmas is about giving. On Sunday afternoon, the new Bike Buckeye Lake group picked up 50 bicycles and helmets at the Heath Walmart to be given to needy children in Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties. The group that promotes safe and accessible family bicycling raised $6,200 in donations Deep discounts from Walmart made their funds go […]

More residents complain about stray gunfire from police range



BALTIMORE – Eight neighbors of the village police department’s shooting range came to Dec. 12 Village Council meeting to discuss their concerns about safety. Armed with color photographs, Jerry Mock told village officials they can’t tolerate the disregard for safety. The photos include bullet holes in trees that are well above the rifle range’s backstop and multiple bullet holes in […]

Letters to the Editor



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Pet owner thanked police chief for saving her life and pets



Editor: I want people to know the truth about Police Chief Jimmy Hanzey’s heroic actions Nov. 9. He saved a woman’s life and her pets’ lives that morning. Bonnie Mansfield’s Letter to the Editor last week makes it sound like all Chief Hanzey did was put the woman’s cats in danger. That is false! The woman whose life Chief Hanzey […]

Community input sought for Thornville Economic Revitalization Plan



Dear Editor and Thornville Villagers: What do you value most about our community? What improvements to our community would you like to see made for future generations of Thornville residents? With the help of the OSU Licking County Community Development Extension, I am currently involved in the planning phases of an Economic Revitalization Plan for the Village of Thornville. The […]

Don’t be silent on livestock issue in Thornville



Dear Editor and Thornville Villagers- At the January 12, 2015, Regular Council Meeting, Mayor Renner said he received a question from a real estate agent regarding keeping horses within the Village. Mayor Renner said “unless special permission is first obtained from Council, no person shall harbor, maintain or keep horses, ponies, sheep, mules, goats or other farm animals or livestock […]

It’s a ‘Dam Mess’



Editor: If I has a long enough cord, I’d decorate these weeds, since we’re stuck with them! This “Dam Mess” would make a good subject for a James Patterson book – Government going to use empty lake to store Toxic Waste. Russians are going to use mud to test their tanks. NASA going to use it for landing site for […]

Shelby Estell Davis



Shelby Estell Davis, 24, of Baltimore, died unexpectedly December 12, 2016. She was born October 30, 1992, in Lancaster. Shelby was a 2011 graduate of Fairfield Union High School. Shelby is survived by her husband, Bruce “Cruiser” Davis; children, Millie, Emerson and Brantley Davis; father, Bobby John Good; mother, Angela Rana (Marty) Moore-Smith; paternal grandparents, Belinda (John) Good; maternal grandparents, […]

Peggy Ann Horn



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Peggy Ann Horn, 75, of Gahanna, was held December 19, 2016, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Peggy was buried next to her husband Benny in the North Lawn Memory Gardens, Westerville. Peggy died December 15, 2016, in Columbus, following an extended illness. She was born […]

Karl B. “Fritz” Justus, Jr.



Karl B. “Fritz” Justus, Jr., age 81 of Lancaster, passed away unexpectedly December 18, 2016, at his home. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky, on December 27, 1934, to the late Karl B. and Vaneta Justus, Sr. and grew up in Baltimore. He was a graduate of Liberty Union High School, Class of 1953, four year letter winner in football, […]


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