Third Largest Hartford Fair Ever



CROTON– The Hartford Fair didn’t let a little rain get in the way its third largest attendance ever. “We had a great year,” said Fair Manager Larry Hughes. “Everything went really smoothly.” He said 235,198 people attended the fair in total. Friday alone, the night of the rough truck event, there were roughly 61,000 visitors. Hughes said the fair had […]

U.S.T. gets conditional use permit for Hebron facility



HEBRON – It might have taken three votes before the Hebron Planning and Zoning Board approved a conditional use permit for U.S. T. Environmental Contractor, Inc., but the Board’s decision is valid according to Village Solicitor Wes Untied. Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason, who also serves on the Board, wasn’t sure that the approval on the third try would stand up. […]

Village council to consider imposing income tax



MILLERSPORT – A failed attempt at a July 21 special Millersport Village Council meeting to take the final step to put an additional two-mill levy for parks and recreation on the November ballot may lead council members to impose a one percent income tax on residents. Council members, with council member Donna Thogmartin absent, unanimously agreed at their June 9 […]

Volunteers key to Sweet Corn Festival



Editor: In less than two weeks we usher in the Annual Sweet Corn Festival at Historic Lions Park in Millersport. We hope area residents will join us at one of the largest and oldest community fundraising events in the nation that is managed and staffed by volunteers. The mission and purpose of the Festival has not changed in 69 years. […]

Buckeye Lake Police chief praised



Editor: I wish to offer a commendation to Chief Jim Hanzey of the Buckeye Lake Police Department. Near the end of last May, I arrived sometime after 6 am to the First Community Church to do some outside work. I exited my car and as I often do, I left my driver’s door open. I was working about fifty feet […]

Writer says editorial was too emotional



Editor: I am writing in response to your editorial supporting Peggy Wells after she was censured for her actions on council. I do understand that editorials are simply the editor’s opinion and as such do not need to follow the normal standards of journalism. Still, I was surprised by your emotion when you chose to describe these council members as […]

Help each other to win



Editor: Last Sunday, I saw the greatest commercial I’ve ever seen in my life. It was sponsored by The Special Olympics. Six or seven children, looking to be about six years old with Down Syndrome were in a race when one little guy took a tumble. They all stopped, helped him up, locked arms and all crossed the finish line […]

Still time to apply for Buckeye Lake council, write-in candidate status



Editor: The Buckeye Lake Village Council is comprised of seven members. The terms of four council members will expire at the end of this year and newly elected members will be decided at the November 3 General Election. Only two candidates (Arletta Ruton and Robert Masone) have filed a petition to be named on the ballot and that deadline has […]

VFW Auxiliary scholarships available



Editor: The Ladies Auxiliary VFW is pleased to present scholarships to assist members who wish to further their education by pursuing a college degree or a career direction at technical school. ONLY the spouse, daughter, and son of a member are eligible to apply. One scholarship will be presented each year to a selected candidate in each of the four […]

Russell D. Bailey



Russell D. Bailey, 50, of Baltimore, passed away August 13, 2015. He was born July 25, 1965, in Lancaster, the son of Larry and Frances Darlene (Wallace) Bailey. Russell is survived by his children, Brittany Brown, Nathen (Alisha) Coleman and Somer (Mifflin) Manley; mother, Darlene; grandchildren, Tanner, Emma, Madalyn and Rose; siblings, Sue Tolliver, Trenda Strudas and John Bailey; and […]


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