The Ladies of Summer

Lady Lancers are #1 in the state

HEBRON- The tournament starts next week, but softball Lady Lancers Alissa Birkhimer and Lindsay Barrett are taking no games for granted. As of Wednesday morning, the top Division III team in the state still had Whitehall and Pickerington Central to play before heading to the Ohio Division III tournament as a #1 seed, where May 15 they will play the […]

Chief: No plans for watercraft user, access fees

MILLERSPORT – ODNR’s Division of Watercraft has no plans to seek user or launch fees. Chief Pamela Dillon delivered that message several times during Watercraft’s Public Forum April 29 at Millersport Elementary School. Buckeye Lake was the first stop on a ten forum tour around the state. The forums are seeking public input for the revision of the state’s Strategic […]

Trustees approve first I-2 Industrial District

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees unanimously approved the township’s first I-2 General Industrial district at a special meeting Tuesday morning. The decision came on a request from Jerry Mock to rezone approximately 66 acres on the west side of Ohio 37 from I-1 Light Industrial to I-2 Industrial. Trustees originally scheduled a public hearing for April 22 on the request, […]

Sewer district to do smoke testing

THURSTON – The Walnut Creek Sewer District plans to begin smoke testing the sewer systems in the Villages of Pleasantville and Thurston next week. Testing is only done during dry weather. A field crew will be opening manholes in the streets and in utility easements in yards, and injecting smoke into the sewer lines and manholes to locate broken pipes […]

Thorn Township Trustees approve zoning amendments

THORNVILLE – Are Thorn Township’s zoning application fees too expensive? Many residents, particularly those living in Fireman’s Park, think so. A group of Fireman’s Park residents attended a special trustees meeting April 23. The meeting’s purpose was to discuss changes to the township’s zoning resolution, but some residents had fees on their minds. They said Thorn Township’s $500 fee to […]

Thorn Township Trustee takes initiative

THORNVILLE – Confusion over who is responsible for a road construction bill caused tension between Thorn Township Trustees and the Perry County Commissioners. All three commissioners attended the trustees’ April 23 meeting to discuss rehabilitating Thornport’s roads following the installation of sewer lines and to discuss a bill for nearly $3,000 worth of street paving that the commissioners said was […]

Training fireset for May 17

BALTIMORE – Basil Joint Fire District will be conducting a live firetraining exercise at 1601 West Market Street in Baltimore, on Saturday, May 17. The training exercise will begin approximately at 8 a.m. and will conclude at around 4 p.m. Traffic will be maintained during the training exercises on West Market Street (St. Rt. 256) and Basil Western Road, but […]


Rezoning is Main Event

HEBRON – Union Township is ready for the Main Event-literally! Monday night, the trustees unanimously approved a rezoning that will allow Main Events Promotions owner Steve Tilley to build a satellite location of his Newark based business along I-70. “He wants the exposure from the freeway,” said Tom Fitzgerald, who owns the 12.3-acre property at 10194 Mill Dam Road, which […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Bird Walks- Saturdays, May 10, 17, 8 – 10 a.m. Join OSU Extension Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists as they help you search for and identify common and spring migratory birds by sight and sound in varied habitats. $5/members free, reservation required, meet at the Visitors Center Deck Wildflower Walks- […]