Lakewood High School principal resigns



HEBRON – Anyone expecting to learn more about Lakewood High School principal Stacey Stein’s resignation or why it isn’t effective until June 30, 2018, left Wednesday evening’s regular school board meeting disappointed. Her resignation was originally listed as the last item on the Superintendent’s Consent Agenda which is defined on the agenda as, “Items under the consent agenda are considered […]

Analysis: Council affirms big water rate increase



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village water customers shouldn’t blame Mayor Peggy Wells or Council President Kitty Zwissler for the record water rate increase council members reaffirmed Monday night. Customers will soon be receiving a 30-day notice about the rate increases that will be effective April 1. No, it’s NOT an early April Fools’ story! The water rate increase ordinance had its […]

Lisa Kaye Chafins



A funeral service celebrating the life of Lisa Kaye Chafins, age 53, of Thornville, was held February 13, 2018, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Gary Reiss officiating. Burial followed in Zion Ridge Cemetery. Lisa was born November 12, 1964, in Lancaster. She passed away unexpectedly February 9, 2018, at Fairfield Medical Center. Lisa […]

Mary E. Davis



Mary E. Davis, age 91, of Millersport, died February 8, 2018, at the Fairfield Medical Center. She was born to the late Charles and Rhoda Wade Schofield on May 25, 1926, in Chillicothe. She worked for Ray-O-Vac assembling batteries. She was a 55 year member of the Baltimore VFW Auxiliary Post #3761 and the Olive Dale Senior Citizens. Mary enjoyed […]

Shirley J. Fox



Shirley J. Fox, age 87 of Millersport, passed away February 9, 2018, at the Pickering House. She liked to cook, can vegetables, baking, working in the garden and enjoyed reading books. She is survived by son, Gregory (Doris) Fox of Millersport; daughters, Pamela (Merrill) Raver of Baltimore, Norma (Terry) White of Millersport, and Lois (Ernest) Everitt of Bremen; five grandchildren; […]

Kathie Ann Kennedy



Kathie Ann Kennedy, age 62 of Baltimore passed unexpectedly February 8, 2018, at her residence. Kathie was born on April 22, 1955, in Greenfield, NC. She was a 1971 graduate of Reynoldsburg High School. She had been a secretary at Barnaby Chenney for 10 years when she found her calling at Eastland Career Center, as a School Nurse, an Attendance […]

Tax help is available



BUCKEYE LAKE – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are once again offering free tax preparation at the Buckeye Lake Library, 4455 Walnut Rd., now through April 17 on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 740-641-2387. While Tax-Aide’s focus is on low-to-moderate income senior citizens, the service is available to anyone, regardless of income or age. Volunteers, […]

Guest column: Reflecting on conservative principles for President’s Day



Each year, on the third Monday of February, the United States celebrates Presidents’ Day, a federal holiday commemorating the highest elected office in our republic. This day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of the birthday of our first president, George Washington, which falls on February 22. However, over the years, the day has come to honor the 44 […]

Sheridan High School names honor students



THORNVILLE –Sheridan High School recently names its honor students for the second nine-week grading period. Principal’s List (3.85 to 4.0) 9th Grade: Hunter Adams, Cassandra Amore, Alicia Bennett, Ethan Black, Lyle Blackwell, Ethan Boyd, Christopher Brison, Abigail Clouse, Grace Conrad, Kaitlyn Deem, Emma DiYanni, Nicole Evans, Logan Farmer, Alexandra Finck, Paige Fisher, Brooklyn Frame, Kysen Gabriel, Izayah Gibson, Landon Gibson, […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Hypertufa Trough Workshop – from 4 – 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13 or 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. Cost: Non-members – $30; Members – $20. Hypertufa troughs are unique stone-like containers that are fun and easy to make. These sturdy, light-weight containers add extraordinary appeal […]


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