Built to Last

Fairfield County has last fair of the season for a reason

Built to Last LANCASTER – The answers to some questions are so obvious they’re easily missed, like the question, "Why is the Fairfield County Fair the last major county fair in the area each year?" "It’s for the farmers," of course, said Fairfield County Fair Secretary Ruth Farrow. The fair, in its 158th year, was organized in 1850 on the […]

Township trustee tells ORRD there is more to do

PICKERINGTON – A lot’s been accomplished against very difficult odds, but there’s plenty left to do, said Liberty Township Trustee Nancy Montell, who spoke to members of the Ohioans for Responsible Rural Development citizen’s group Tuesday night at the Pickerington Church of Christ. ORRD members invite local government officials to speak at the group’s meetings regularly. Montell was the sole […]

Township, village half way to new fire contract

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees and Millersport officials reached agreement September 30 on one of the two major issues for a new fire/EMS services contract. Millersport officials have been pushing all year for an early agreement on the village’s contract to supply fire/EMS services for most of the township. The current one-year contract expires December 31. Millersport officials suggested last […]

Trustees to discuss fire protection options Nov. 17

HEBRON – Union Township Trustees will discuss plans and options for fire protection service during their Nov. 17 meeting. “We’re going to lay out the proposals and go from there,” said Trustee Jack Justice Monday night. The trustees will invite representatives from the Cincinnati based Kramer & Associates – an emergency services consulting firm the trustees hired to determine if […]

Bitter computer specialist tells friends to watch their backs

KIRKERSVILLE – Kirkersville’s computer specialist logged off the village Oct. 1. Bill Harper, who has serviced the village’s computers as a consultant, read a letter of resignation to council. In it, he said while the majority of council members, former mayor and current council member Bennie Evans, and the majority of citizens have been courteous, others have not – namely […]

Fire levy information sessions set for Oct. 22, 29

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township residents have two opportunities to learn more about the new 3 mill permanent levy for fire/EMS services on the Nov. 4 ballot. Both open houses/public forum begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 29. If voters approve, the township will be able to have a three-person crew on station around the clock.

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Hike the Trail Less Traveled Saturday, October 11, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Are you curious about Arboretum East but have never ventured there? Now is the perfect time to get some exercise and enjoy the fall colors before settling onto the couch to watch football. Take a tour of […]

‘Watchdog’ helps sniff out illegal payments to trustee

Editor: I have been asking for many months now about the road maintenance and health insurance “reimbursement” issues. Sadly, there is still no answer to my simple question about the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 5571.02 CONTROL & MAINTENANCE OF TOWNSHIP ROADS Resolution yet! Not only hasn’t there been a resolution to cover this ORC requirement, but our GOB (good ole […]

Writer supports Feightner for county commissioner

Editor: Now that Election Day is close, it is time for us to consider whom we will vote for in the race for Licking County Commissioner. One of the things that makes it easy this year, when we select the one to support for Licking County Commissioner, is that Brad Feightner has lived and served in Newark and Licking County, […]

More Letters: ‘Watchdog’ hopes other GOB’s follow Harper out the door

Editor: At the October 1st council meeting in Kirkersville, GOB (Good Ole’ Boy) Bill Harper read aloud his letter of resignation (dated September 26th) from the Computer “Jerk” position. In his letter, he claimed that statements had been made such as “anyone can do that job;” “he is ripping the village off;” and “we don’t need to pay him $30 […]