65th Sweet Corn Festival Parade features bands, former fire chief

MILLERSPORT– Millersport Village Council President, former Millersport Fire Chief, and Buckeye Lake Marina owner Dave Levacy humbly said he’s not really sure why he was named the 2011 Sweet Corn Festival Parade Grand Marshal, but there’s no denying his strong ties to the community or his appreciation of the honor. “I’m really proud of our community,” he said. “I wouldn’t […]

No small potatoes: 123 jobs coming to Baltimore

BALTIMORE – A new manufacturer will be a “shot in the arm” to Baltimore’s economy as it promises to create 123 new jobs within three years. “The Village of Baltimore is very excited,” said Fairfield County Economic Development Director Shane Farnsworth. Green Gourmet Foods of Ohio LLC, which produces microwaveable potato products, is moving into the former Fresh Vegetable Technology […]

Ohio 37 resurfacing work begins

JACKSONTOWN – The Ohio Department of Transportation, District Five, recently announced the start of resurfacing work on State Route 37 in Licking and Fairfield County. Ohio 37, between Interstate 70 in Licking County and the northern Lancaster Corp. limit in Fairfield County, will be resurfaced. Work began last week with culvert replacement projects. Two-way traffic will be maintained, controlled by […]

Township loses battle over C&DD landfill

LANCASTER – Local zoning doesn’t matter. That’s basically what Fairfield County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard E. Berens determined in a Judgment Entry filed August 26. Neighbors, Walnut Township Trustees and Jerry and Barbara Mock, owners of Walnut C&DD, have been battling for more than three years over whether the Mocks’ 65.9 acre tract just west of Ohio 37 is […]

Here are the details on Tim Waln’s retirement party

Editor: As I promised in my letter last week, here are the details on Tim Waln’s retirement party. PLACE: North Bank Pavilion, 311 West Long Street, Columbus at North Bank Park along the Scioto River! DATE: Thursday, September 8, 2011 TIME: Celebration ~ 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. with the meal served at 6:30 p.m. DRESS: Patio attire DINNER: Catered […]

Thanks from the Millersport Lions

Editor: The Millersport Lions Club will be hosting its 65th Sweet Corn Festival this week at Historic Lions Park. Our motto is “We Serve,” and we are fortunate to be serving a community that gives as much as it receives. Our largest annual fundraising project continues to be the Sweet Corn Festival, which is today recognized as one of the […]

Students invited to participate

Editor: The VFW and The Ladies Auxiliary to Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388 would like to extend an invitation to all junior and senior high school students to participate in “The Voice of Democracy” – grades 9-12, and The Patriots Pen Youth Essay Contest for grades 6-8. The Voice of Democracy theme for the 2011-2012 year is “Is There Pride […]

Kemmerer thanked for long service

Editor: I would like to extend a thank you to Walnut Township Road Supervisor Randy Kemmerer for his many years of service to our township and communities. He has served us well and demonstrated dedication toward his responsibilities and projects. Of all of his accomplishments, one last tremendous thank you goes to Randy for something I thought I would never […]

Buckeye Lake discusses property sales

BUCKEYE LAKE – It may be time for Buckeye Lake Village to have a yard sale-of sorts. “Are we selling some of this property?” asked Buckeye Lake Village Council member Donna Thompson during the August 22 village council meeting. Mayor Rick Baker said he was open to selling some of the village’s properties – mainly open lots where uninhabitable homes […]

Thomas A. “Tom” Darling

A funeral service for Thomas A. “Tom” Darling, age 66, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 3, at Hebron Christian Church, 612 West Main Street, Hebron, with Pastor John Romig officiating. Burial will follow in Licking Baptist Cemetery. Tom passed away Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born October 3, 1944, […]