How to Catch a Leprechaun

Millersport students get creative

MILLERSPORT – So, how do you catch a tricky leprechaun? Millersport Elementary students had plenty of ideas, such as jump from a trampoline and catch him, dig a hole and wait for him to fall into it, dress like a leprechaun and say, “I’m here to take your shift,” or possibly place a rainbow in a jail cell and close […]

Millersport restaurants hurting for business



MILLERSPORT – It’s not only Papa Foti’s owner Kenny Hawk who’s smarting from a Fairfield Department of Health mistake on March 11. “ It’s been dead here ever since,” said Hometown Hot Dogs owner Kim Oxley. March 11, the health department hung 13 closure signs across Fairfield County on restaurants for failure to renew their annual food service license or […]

Applicator training set



COLUMBUS – It’s exam time for anyone planning to become a licensed commercial pesticide applicator. In Ohio, you must take a series of exams to become a commercial pesticide applicator. OSU Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program is a one-day program offered multiple times this year at the Ohio Department of Agriculture to prepare you for the applicator exams. Pre-registration is […]

Fire report narrative called inaccurate, slanderous



MILLERSPORT – Tuesday night’s Walnut Township Trustees meeting turned into a oneon one match between Trustees Sonny Dupler and Terry Horn. Trustee President Ralph Zollinger fell before the meeting and was taken to the hospital for treatment. It took 11 stitches to close a cut on his head. Tuesday’s agenda included four items that Horn had wanted trustees to discuss […]

Letters to the Editor



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Not everybody is a Glenn Beck fan



Editor: I am responding to the writer last week urging readers to watch Glenn Beck. By all means, spend as much time with Glenn Beck as possible – if you can tear yourself away from the Pee Wee Herman Comedy Show! Beck, better known as “King of the Clowns” or “King of the Conspiracy Theorists,” is “Fair and Balanced Paranoia […]

‘We should recoup every possible penny from Chemcote and M•E…’



Editor: We are on our way toward a blacktop disaster in Buckeye Lake Village. What happened? First, there was a lack of oversight even though we paid dearly for M•E Companies to watch the paving contractor. Second, Chemcote, our paving contractor, either wasn’t up to the work or are crooked enough to steal from us without so much as a […]

‘Chemcote and M•E need to be made to do the job again and do it right’



Editor: I just want the people of Buckeye Lake to know why our new streets are fallling apart. The people paid to do the work – the paving contractor and engineers– didn’t do the job they were paid for. We do not have the money to just throw it away and then pay someone to do it all over again. […]

Trustees start list on road repairs



UNION TOWNSHIP – Union Township Trustee Rick Black described township road inspections as a “work in progress.” He said during Monday night’s trustees meeting that trustees have begun to tour the township and inspect its roads for damage, but no firm decisions as to which roads will receive what work have been made. He said the township created a list […]

Kindergarten registration set



HEBRON – Kindergarten registration for incoming Lakewood kindergarten students has been set for Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13. All kindergarten students will attend Hebron Elementary School at 709 Deacon Street. Parents should stop by the school office before April 12 to pick up a kindergarten packet and schedule a registration appointment between 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and […]


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