Millersport links utility services to annexation



MILLERSPORT – If you want village water or sewer service, your property will have to be annexed to the village first. Village council unanimously waived the three reading rule and adopted a resolution Tuesday night establishing the council’s intent on the extension of water and sewer lines. Council member Dave Levacy brought up the matter, explaining that a 1993 resolution […]

Poppy Day is May 5



MILLERSPORT – Saturday, May 5 is Poppy Day for the Millersport American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Members will be distributing poppie downtown and at businesses. Kelsey Reasoner is 2007 Little Miss Poppy. She is in the first grade and is a junior auxiliary member of Unit 637. She is eligible through the military service of her late grandfather, James Solcumb. Kelsey […]

County names new utilities director



utilities director LANCASTER – Fairfield County Commissioners recently appointed Tony Vogel as the county’s new Utilities Director/ Sanitary Engineer. Vogel is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Ohio Northern University. Most recently, he was the Division Deputy Director of Highway Operations with the Ohio Department of Transportation. In that position, Vogel was responsible for […]

Swim team signups set



MILLERSPORT – Signups for the Millersport Swim Team are Saturdays, April 28, May 12 and May 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Millerports Pool. The swim team season starts June 1. More information is available at www.geocities. com/millersportswimteam or call Tammy Tiedtke at 862-6063

Youths compete in Bible Bowl



THORNVILLE – A Youth Team from Grace Lutheran Church in Thornville recently participated in the annual Bible Bowl at Abiding Christ Lutheran Church in Fairborn, Ohio. These students participated along with 12 other congregations from across Southern Ohio. The Grace Team placed 2nd in the Junior High Division and 5th overall. The overall competition included matching wits with high school […]

Village plans to honor Water’s Edge pastor



BUCKEYE LAKE- Buckeye Lake Village Council members plan to honor Water’s Edge Ministries pastor Bev Myers, who will be leaving this summer, during the May 14 village council meeting. “I think this is a real loss for our village,” said Council President Charlene Hayden during the April 9 council meeting. “She needs to be recognized.” Hayden hopes many residents will […]

Lakewood hosts video game tournament to help charity



HEBRON – There are many ways to help others. A group of Lakewood teens have found a way to do just that by playing their favorite video games. On Saturday, April 28, the high school cafeteria will boast the school’s first ever Lakewood Video Game Tournament. Event director and assistant director Brandon and Bret Moore, as well as event sound […]

Council president asks voters to support more taxes



Editor: The May primaries are just around the corner and the Village officials would like let you know about our two ballot items. One is the 3 mill levy (Issue #12). All of us have enjoyed our safety services throughout the past years. The money generated, approximately $134,213, by the upcoming levy will be set aside and used specificallyfor our […]

Decision leaves ‘watchdog’ almost speechless



Editor: Just when I thought the Kirkersville version of the “New Rome Shenanigans” couldn’t get much worse, the Kirkersville GOB’s (Good Ole Boys) proved me wrong! I requested a current “roster” of the Kirkersville public officials and guess who I found on the roster? Former Kirkersville Police Chief Robert Frye (who resides in the Columbus area) is now the Zoning […]

Guest column: Open burning is strictly regulated



Union Township Fire Prevention Officer It’s that time of year that many of us are doing our spring yard and garden chores. This is a good time to review the Ohio EPA Open Burning Regulations. Items that are petroleum based such as tires, paint, asphalt shingles, railroad ties, plastics, or coated wire may never be burned. Garbage (wastes created in […]


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