Police chief recommends closing gun range



BALTIMORE – Police Chief Michael Tussey recommended near the end of a special council committee meeting Wednesday night to close the village’s controversial gun range. “I think we take our guys and go to a police range,” he concluded. He was commenting on a proposal to only allow Baltimore officers to use the range to qualify twice a year. Tussey […]

Analysis: The ‘Midget’ is getting some help



BUCKEYE LAKE – ODNR has sort-of acknowledged – via project spokesperson Ian Nickey’s September 22 Update – what amateur observers have been pointing out for months. Nickey states that “due to unforeseen difficulties” the former “monster” now ‘midget’ will now construct the buttress wall in “a more conventional three-pass method” than the planned single pass. Actually, ODNR’s contract with ASI […]

Dalton James Crawmer



Calling hours for Dalton Crawmer, age 23, will begin at noon on Saturday, September 30, 2017, with funeral service immediately following with Rev. Robert Vanhorn officiating at 32 Licking View Drive, Heath, OH. Dalton passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on September 6, 2017. He was born April 17, 1994, in Newark, to Ronald Crawmer Jr. and Kerri Crawmer Balo. Surviving, […]

Kim Michael Humphrey



Kim Michael Humphrey, age 70, of Buckeye Lake, passed away September 23, 2017, at his home. Kim was born January 21, 1947, in Weatherford, Texas, to the late Jack and Wilma Darlene (Griffith) Humphrey. Kim served in the United States Army during Vietnam and was a truck driver for many years. He enjoyed working on cars, liked to supervise everything […]

Ruth I. Mechling



Ruth I. Mechling, 99, of Glenford, passed away September 18, 2017, at LanFair in Lancaster. Ruth was born May 10, 1918, in Glenford, the daughter of the late Davie and May Walser Smith. She was a 1936 graduate of Glenford High School and a lifelong member of U. C. of Christ Church. Ruth is survived by a son-inlaw, Dr. David […]

Bonnie Jean Moore



Bonnie Jean Moore, age 75 of Hebron, passed away on September 23, 2017, after a long illness with osteoporosis and heart disease. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Doug Moore; their son, Bret; her cousin, Ada Joann Thatcher and her husband, Jerry; and her sister-in-law, Marolyn Moore and brother-in-law, Tyler Moore. She was preceded in death […]

John Weston Peterson



This is to announce the death of John Weston Peterson, son of Lowell Clark and Deborah Peterson; brother of Gene Michael Clark, Thomas K. Roberts and Alexa M. Roberts; nephew of Michael Clark, Dina and Vernon Earick, Brad Thompson and David Peterson; cousin to Tara Thompson and Jessica Peterson; grandson of Jean Clark; and preceded in death by maternal grandparents, […]

Michael J. Randolph



Michael J. Randolph, of Philo, passed away September 21, 2017. He was born June 26, 1951, in Louisville, KY, to the late James Ford and Geraldine Lee Ellis Randolph. Michael graduated from Lakewood High School in 1969. He studied music at Denison University (music theory, sight singing, ear training, and piano) and received his Bachelors of Hymnology from LOGOS Bible […]

Mary Lou Thomas



Mary Lou Thomas, age 86 of Baltimore, died September 22, 2017, at her residence. She was born on October 16, 1930, in Thurston to the late Roy and Clara Householder Clum. Mary Lou was a member of the Millersport United Methodist Church; the Millersport Eastern Star OES 301, being Electa for over 30 years; the Pleasant Grange; the Gabby Gals […]

Hottinger ignores letter about the impact of the dam project



Editor’s Note: Honey Creek resident and homeowners association president Peter Myer wrote this letter to State Senator Jay Hottinger on August 15, 2017. Hottinger has NOT responded to Myer. It is reprinted here with Myer’s permission. Dear Senator Hottinger: I am Peter Myer, a lake resident on the Perry County side, and President of the Honey Creek Homeowners Association. I […]


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