Baltimore’s Grand Parade

Baltimore Festival Parade is Fairfield Counties longest

  Baltimore – Hundreds lined Market Street Saturday morning for the annual Baltimore Festival Grand Parade. Each year the parade adds units and it is now considered the longest parade in Fairfield County. The Liberty Union- Thurston High School Band and guest bands from Millersport and Canal Winchester high schools entertained the large crowd.             […]

Cherry Lane bid comes in below estimate

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees were apparently expecting to hear an earful from residents at their Tuesday morning meeting. Fiscal Officer Pauline Ety began the meeting by sternly reading three public comment limiting resolutions that trustees approved earlier this year. Anyone wanting to comment must sign in prior to the meeting. Speakers are limited to three minutes and repetitive comments […]

Former Capt. Woody’s owners get two years in jail

AVONDALE- The former owners of Capt’n Woody’s Pub & Grub in Avondale were each sentenced to two years in prison and each fined $84,000 for distributing marijuana and filing fraudulent tax forms. General Manager Robert “Pedro” Mar continues to operate the popular club. According to a U.S. Department of Justice press release, Joseph Marasco, 42, of Pataskala, and Robert Fusner, […]

Model weekend for Mopar

HEBRON- Todd Best enjoyed a sunny afternoon at National Trail Raceway surrounded by dozens of shiny classic Chrysler, Plymouth, and Dodge muscle cars – none weighed more than two pounds. Best brought his “Only the Best” die cast metal model business from Concord, North Carolina to the Hebron Raceway’s annual Mopar event Aug. 8 weekend. As one could guess, Best’s […]

Buckeye Lake Police to get new tasers

BUCKEYE LAKE- Village Council members unanimously agreed to purchase two tasers for the police department after council member Jim Bartoe said two were malfunctioning. The replacements will cost $809 each. He said there was an incident where officers really needed tasers but they didn’t work. “Things got bad,” said Bartoe. Council President Charlene Hayden asked if donations could cover some […]


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Annual Art Show Opening- Saturday, Aug. 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., meet at the Visitors Center. Be our guest at this joint art show between The Arboretum and Licking County Arts featuring artists from all over central Ohio. Visitors will experience works in media such as watercolor, oil […]

Lakewood Class of ’69 reunion set

HEBRON – The Lakewood High School Class of 1969 is holding its 40th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Harbor Hills Country Club. The program includes music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Activities include golf Saturday morning, a Sunday brunch, tour of the Buckeye Lake Museum and a boat tour on the lake. During the event, food, […]

Lakewood grad brings lumberjack skills to Hartford Fair

CROTON – He has an ax to grind, but in a good way. Lakewood High School graduate Derek Dusthimer, a member of the Hank Peters Lumberjack Show, wowed a crowd at the Hartford Fair with his ax throwing skills, along with his fellow Hank Peters lumberjacks. Dusthimer won the state ax throwing championship several times and earned the title of […]

How many

How many…? How many Ohio State Highway Patrol officers does it take to cite an off-duty trooper for doing 147 mph on his motorcycle on I-70 near Buckeye Lake? The answer is 10, according to a 15-page report issued by the Ohio Inspector General last Friday. Two of the 10 – Trooper Hasty, who was in the plane that timed […]