ODNR clarifies rule about fishing from pontoon boats



COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Division of Watercraft has clarified how its officers enforce a state boating law with regard to fishing from the forward deck (bow) of a pontoon boat while it is being operated with an electric trolling motor. The agency said it continues to promote sport fishing and safe boating practices and is […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Nuts & Drupes of Seed Propagation Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 – 11:30 a.m. This class provides the knowledge to propagate from seed a large diversity of native and non-native woody trees, shrubs, groundcovers and vines. During the class, students canvas the grounds for seeds of many unusual and rare […]

Liberty Union receives $42.705 Clean Diesel School Bus grant



COLUMBUS – Liberty Union-Thurston Local Schools has received a $42,705 Ohio EPA grant to install idle reduction equipment on 13 buses. The district was one of six statewide that received a grant after Ohio EPA received additional federal funding. These grants are supported with a combination of funds from federal Clean Diesel grants awarded to Ohio EPA from U.S. EPA, […]

Employee retires after one job – 47 years later



By Scott Rawdon BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake PNC Bank Head Teller Linda Owen, who retired Wednesday after 47 years in local banking, is a creature of habit. “I don’t like change,” she said. Granted, being a retiree will be something new, but Owen has enjoyed a wonderfully stable career and family life so far. She said that right after […]

Drawings for two special youth hunts set for Saturday, Sept. 17



COLUMBUS– Two public drawings will be held on Saturday, September 17, at the Hebron State Fish Hatchery for a chance for youths to hunt waterfowl or deer on the hatchery property, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. Waterfowl Hunt A total of 40 permits will be drawn for youth waterfowl hunting at Hebron State […]

Sweet Corn Festival 5K is Saturday



MILLERSPORT – The 22nd running of the Sweet Corn Festival 5K run/walk returns Saturday, Sept. 3. Runners and walkers head out at 9 a.m. from the Sweet Festival grounds. The start line is also the finish line. Early registration is $15 with race day registration increasing to $20. Registration forms are available at www.sweetcornfest. com or from race director Ken […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of September 5. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: No School – Labor Day Tuesday; Hip dipper, seasoned green beans, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken rice bowl, California blend vegetables, choice of fruit, and fortune cookie. Thursday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, Cheez-It® Scrabble Jr. crackers, and fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, crisp garden salad w/dressing, […]

It’s time to register for shopping spree at Baltimore Market IGA



BALTIMORE – It’s back for a second year. The Pepsi Cola Shopping Spree returns to the Baltimore Market IGA Express. One lucky Baltimore Market IGA Express shopper will win a 90 second shopping spree and two free cases of the Pepsi product of their choice. In addition, Clarence Cardwell, owner of the Baltimore Market IGA Express, will make a matching […]

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