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Fairfield County Fair welcomes Budweiser Clydesdales

LANCASTER– Six years of extreme effort came to fruition for Fairfield County Fair Manager Dave Benson as this year the fair welcomed the Budweiser Clydesdales for the first time ever in Fairfield County. “It took a lot of persistence—letters, phone calls, emails to Anheuser- Busch,” he said. “I started on this back in 2008. This is a sign that persistence […]

New fire chief to start Nov. 17



HEBRON – It’s now official. Newark Fire Chief Jack Stickradt Jr. will become Hebron’s second full-time chief on Nov. 17. Stickradt is retiring from the Newark Fire Department after 35 years of service and 16 years as chief. He replaces Randy Weekly as chief. Weekly retired July 18 after 42 years of service with the Hebron Fire Department. Council members […]

Township hires firm to assess roads



UNION TOWNSHIP- Monday night, Union Township Trustees unanimously approved hiring JG3 Consulting Pavement Management Services of Hebron for $6,896 for one year to inspect the township’s roads, establish baseline conditions and provide suggestions for repair and upgrade. JG3 will to survey all Union Township roads, including some manual “boots on the ground” inspection with digital images, to determine the condition […]

Just two more weeks for election letters!



Letters from lake-area residents about candidates and issues on the November 4 ballot are welcome. However, due to our volume of letters, we are strictly enforcing our normally suggested 250-word limit for election letters. Election letters longer than 250 words WILL BE CUT! Letters must be ORIGINAL. Those addressed or copied to other publications or appearing there will not be […]

Timing of dam meetings questioned



Editor: The Ohio Department of Natural Resources might be about to ruin your lakefront home and lifestyle if you live on the Buckeye Lake Dam. There are 400-500 lakefront homes on the 4.5 mile dam. ODNR recently contracted with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to assess the dam and make recommendations on its future operation and risk reduction. An […]

Vote “Yes” on Issue 3



Editor: Please join me on November 4 at the polls to VOTE YES ON ISSUE 3. The future of Walnut Township Local Schools is counting on us! I am proud to say that I attended Millersport all of my life and graduated in 1996 from this great school. I attended OU-L and have had a successful career beyond graduation because […]

Renew the Developmental Disabilities levy



Editor: I’m writing to ask Perry County voters for their support on Election Day. The Perry County Board of Developmental Disabilities has a replacement levy on the ballot. This funding is critical for their operation and the services they provide. My husband and I are both lifelong residents of Perry County. In 2008, we were blessed with the birth of […]

Roosevelt “Ross” Branham



Roosevelt “Ross” Branham, 80, of Hebron, passed away October 4, 2014, in Columbus, following a brief illness. He was born in Pike County KY, the son of the late Ballinger and Esta Rose (Mars) Branham. Ross worked in asphalt and paving construction for over 45 years. He taught his family the value of hard work and family dedication, and was […]

Alma J. Frank



Alma J. Frank, 90, of Thornville, passed away September 30, 2014. Alma worked for RBM and Fairfield Medical Center. Alma is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Starlene and Richard Covington; grandson, Bart Sheumaker; great grandson, Paxton Sheumaker; brother-in-law, Kenneth Milliser; and many nieces and nephews. Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd L. Frank; parents, Everett and […]

Vinton “Cleo” Franks



Vinton “Cleo” Franks, 93, of Thornville, passed away October 2, 2014, at Autumn at the Lake Nursing Home. He was born on July 23, 1921, in Thornville, son of the late George and Mary (Helser) Franks. Cleo was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He retired from Rockwell International. He served honorably in the U.S. Army during WWII and was […]


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