A Hill of Beans

Bean soup still a big attraction at Backwoods Fest

THORNVILLE- The arts and crafts are wonderful, and you’ve got to love the music. But, frequent visitors to the annual Backwoods Festival know what it’s really all aboutfood! Friday, this year’s festival was only open an hour or so before its huge rustic food court, complete with hundreds of picnic tables and countless vendors, was almost too full to find […]

‘It’s an excellent market for would-be buyers…’

COLUMBUS – The Ohio housing marketplace continued to mirror the slow economic condition throughout the nation, as sales activity in August trailed the results of the prior year for the eighth consecutive month, reports the Ohio Association of REALTORS ®. “The difficult economic conditions, tightening credit and less than robust consumer confidence have continued to impact our housing market,” said […]

Sheriff questions need for special prosecutor

NEW LEXINGTON – The same laws should apply to everyone, said Amy Nash English, Democratic candidate for Perry County Sheriff. She alleges four term Republican incumbent William R. Barker, omitted important information from his application for candidacy. Barker was clear he had no intention to deceive anyone and his application to run for sheriff includes all information relating to his […]

Council hears questions about police call

THORNVILLE – Some Thornville residents wondered who was along for the ride when a Thornville police officer responded to a call. Resident John Palmer visited Monday’s Thornville Village Council meeting, telling council members when Thornville Sergeant Craig Garver (Chief Nick Garver’s brother) responded to a call involving Palmer and several others Sept. 5, Garver had a “ride-along” passenger, Chad Moore, […]


Fields of Faith set for Oct. 8

MILLERSPORT – Students from Millersport High School and Jr. High will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across America on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 7 to 9 p.m., to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the fifth annual Fields of Faith event. Fields of Faith is structured as a student to-student ministry. Peers invite their own […]

Book fair set for Sept. 30 – Oct. 3

MILLERSPORT – The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Millersport Elementary School. Dates and times are: Tuesday, Sept. 30 and Wednesday, Oct. 1 – 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 2 – 9 a.m. to noon, 1-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.; and Friday, Oct. 3 – 9 a.m. to noon. The fair features hundreds of carefully selected […]

BoatUS recommends leaving your boat’s gas tank full this winter

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Ethanol laden gasoline, dubbed “E- 10” for its 10% ethanol content, is now commonplace at marina fuel docks across the country. However, as winter approaches and boaters lay up their vessels for the season, Boat Owners Association of The United States has some recommendations to ensure that spring commissioning will go smoothly. That’s because E-10 can phase […]

Hebron Music & Arts Festival is Saturday

HEBRON – The first ever Hebron Music & Arts Festival. Activities kicks off with a 5K run beginning at Evans Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. for the 9 a.m. race. The Battle of the Bands is from noon to 5 p.m. on the Main Stage on High Street. Enjoy country, bluegrass and gospel music from noon to 5 p.m. […]

Fire contract meeting set for Sept. 30

MILLERSPORT – Village Council members will hold a joint meeting with Walnut Township Trustees at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the township office. The officials will discuss the township’s fire service contract with the Village of Millersport. The contracts expires Dec. 31.