Wildly successful Arbor Day for Dawes

JACKSONTOWN – Things really couldn’t have gone much better for the Dawes Arboretum last weekend-the weather was picture perfect for its annual Arbor Day celebration and, for the first time, the festivities were sponsored. Laura Appleman, Dawes’ public relations director, said the Energy Cooperative sponsored this year’s event, which hosted roughly 3,500 people Saturday. “We’ve never had a sponsor for […]

Township chooses contractor for fire station

THORNVILLE – Thorn Township Trustees chose the WDC Group from Springfield, Ohio to design and build the Thornville/Thorn Township Fire Department’s new fire station. “They were the most qualified,” said Trustee President Tim Phipps. He said WDC Group specializes in fire stations. The company’s other fire department projects include the City of Washington Courthouse safety building, the Hillsboro Fire and […]

Poppy Day set for this Saturday

MILLERSPORT – Poppy Day is Saturday, May 2. Members of the Millersport American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 637 will be distributing poppies on the streets and at businesses. Poppy Day is sponsored each year by the American Legion Auxiliary to remind Americans of the sacrifice of life and health made by the men and women of our armed forces. The […]

$5 million stimulus award will reduce water rates

BUCKEYE LAKE – A $5 million federal stimulus package will significantly lower public water rates for Buckeye Lake Village customers, although the exact amount is yet to be determined. “It’s going to have a huge impact on (rates),” said Buckeye Lake Mayor Frank Foster during Monday night’s council meeting. The stimulus money will take a serious bite out of the […]

Cranberry Bog lottery set

COLUMBUS – Nature enthusiasts throughout Ohio are encouraged to enter a lottery to tour Ohio’s only floating island – Cranberry Bog State Nature Preserve in Buckeye Lake – during the bog’s annual open house from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. Attendance at this popular open house is limited in an effort to curtail potential damage to […]

Fire/EMS payment dispute flares up again

MILLERSPORT – Tempers flared at Tuesday night’s Walnut Township Trustees’ meeting. The trigger was the contentious contract for fire/EMS services between the Village of Millersport and Walnut Township. Trustees’ agenda included their records request to Millersport as old business. “They are very, very delinquent on that,” Trustee Sonny Dupler said. He says he still needs the duty schedules. The contract […]

Free fishing on May 2nd and 3rd

COLUMBUS – Ohioans are encouraged to take advantage of “Free Fishing Days” on May 2 and 3 and experience the great fishing Ohio has to offer, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. For these two days only, Ohio anglers may fish in any of the state’s public waters without having to buy a fishing […]

Ohio real estate sales improve in March

COLUMBUS – While Ohio’s housing market continues to exhibit positive signs – evidenced by an uptick in sales in March compared to the prior month; the state’s first quarter sales levels trail the mark set a year ago, reports the Ohio Association of REALTORS ®. “The fundamental elements of a solid housing market are in place – with historic low […]

Millersport man pleads guilty in insurance fraud case

COLUMBUS — Ohio Department of Insurance Director Mary Jo Hudson has announced that the Huey Granderson of Millersport, Ohio has pled guilty on three counts stemming from his involvement in a Fairfield County insurance fraud ring. Granderson was alleged ring leader of a group that stole more than $5 million from companies in multiple counties. In the Fairfield County Court […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike- Friday May 15, 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Free, meet at the Visitors Center Deck. Experience The Arboretum at night! Kids and adults are welcome to attend the hike through collections, woodlands and trails on one of our most popular programs. Story Trail Grand Opening- Saturday May […]