Fairfield County Fair endures blazing heat

Fairfield CountyFair endures blazing heatPhotos & Story by Scott Rawdon               LANCASTER- Jim Sheets had the Fairfield County Fair’s coolest, most popular booth Monday–he sells air conditioners. Sheets, representing Lancaster’s RN Smith Heating and Air, had a demonstrator air conditioning unit blowing cold air inside his tent at full throttle, and it was only […]

Pay raises for Buckeye Lake Police?

Lake Village Council members discussed pay raises for Buckeye Lake police officers, whom council member Hilde Hildebrandt said haven’t had a raise in seven years, and make less than any other officersin the area, including Union Township’s. Monday night, Hildebrandt said the department, as of Sept. 30, collected $24,689 from impounded vehicles, court costs, and incidental income, which is credited […]

District may issue bonds to pay for repairs

FairfieldBeach – Walnut Township Schools Superintendent Ron Thornton is now working on Plan C to come up with funds for critical roof and HVAC repairs. He has spent several months trying to raise about $3 million for critical repairs without having to ask district taxpayers for more money. Last month, Thornton told board members about the Qualified Zone Academy Bonds, […]


Games part of Fire Prevention Parade

BUCKEYE LAKE – Getting wet last Sunday, a record-setting high temperature for October, was a treat. The record heat wave didn’t keep hundreds of Buckeye Lake residents from lining Ohio 79 for the Buckeye Lake Fire Association’s annual Fire Prevention Parade. After the parade, the Association treated everyone to free food at the firestation and hosted several firefightergames for area […]

Things to do…


Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Adding Fall Color to the Garden Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. – noon, Color in fall doesn’t only come from trees and neither does it come only from colorful leaves. Learn what makes for a beautiful fall color season. See what can add color in the gardens at this glorious […]

It’s time to remember needy kids at Christmas

Editor: Here I come with a handful of want and a mouth full of give me…PLEASE! Imagine this if you will? One teacher, after asking her students what they want for Christmas, received a request from one little girl who only wanted a candy cane. That is a true story. There will be no lighted Christmas tree or overfilledstockings. There […]

Lakewood needs financial support from voters

Editor: Lakewood has two issues on November 6. Although the real responsibility to fixschool funding lies with our State Legislators, we’re again forced to pay more to keep the district running. Lakewood has made great progress academically and we must decide whether to continue this positive progression by supporting it financially. The first issue is the renewal of an existing […]

More support for Lakewood

Editor: On Nov. 6, two issues will be decided by the community related to Lakewood Schools. The first issue is a renewal of the emergency levy passed back in 2003. This issue is essentially identical to the issue passed back in 2003. The renewal would take affect upon expiration of the 2003 levy. The second issue is a new 1% […]

Ety supported for trustee

Editor: I support Ivan Ety for Liberty Township Trustee. He has faithfully served our township for the past sixteen years. His experience and leadership have led to many improvements in the township. He has not and, nor do I believe, will not skate around the tough issues as his record will show. He quietly but thoughtfully studies the issues, talks […]