Dam project off to a slow start

LIEB’S ISLAND – Dock removal is going much slower than anticipated. Removal began in earnest last week along West Bank. Project construction manager, ASI Constructors, Inc., is using a tracked amphibious excavator that moves through the shallow water at the base of the dam wall. It is a slow process as the excavator slowly lumbers back and forth to the […]

New Baltimore mayor takes over

BALTIMORE – Mayor Brad Nicodemus presided over his first council meeting Monday evening. He announced the following council committee appointments: • Finance: Chuck Keller (chair), Bob Hankison and Tony House; • Rules: Mike Hamilton (chair), Dwayne Mohler and Keller; • Safety: Hankison (chair), Jim Hochradel and Hamilton; and • Service: House (chair), Hochradel and Mohler. After considerable discussion, council members […]

Teenage council member determined to improve community

THORNVILLE- Simply being young doesn’t mean a person cannot make a huge difference in his or her community. Late last month, Perry County Judge Luann Cooperrider swore Thornville Village Council member Olivia Newbold into office, just a few months after Newbold’s eighteenth birthday. While she may or may not be the youngest village council member to serve in the State […]

Popo to lead Walnut Township School Board

MILLERSPORT – Retired teacher and coach Vince Popo was unanimously elected as president of the Walnut Township Local Schools Board of Education Monday night. Popo is starting his third term on the board. Board President Tom Cumbow nominated Popo for the post. Cumbow was unanimously elected to be vice president. Popo thanked Cumbow for his service during a particularly difficult […]

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Agreement protects county, township roads during dam project

Editor: We would like to update the Walnut Township residents on a very important mission recently completed. Township trustees, in conjunction with the Fairfield County Engineer’s Office and County Commissioners, have completed a Road Use Maintenance Agreement (RUMA) between the township, county and Ohio Department of Natural Resources in regards to the Buckeye Lake Dam Reconstruction Project. The purpose of […]

VFW Auxiliary seeking donations for rummage sale

Editor: The VFW Auxiliary is having another indoor rummage sale the first part of February and we would like to have your unwanted and unneeded treasures. If you have anything to donate – we accept anything but clothes, large appliances, and bedding – we will gladly pick it up. We have a place to store them until the sale. We […]

Carruthers thanks Hebron voters

Editor: I want to thank the residents of Hebron for voting for me to be a council member. I hope to do my best to help the village to be the best that it can be. I am filling a big void in council left by Bob Gilbert who retired from council. With this being my first time at being […]

Police can’t deter crime sitting at the corner of Mill Dam & Hunt’s Landing roads

Editor: It’s only common sense that the presence of police on patrol in any community is a deterrent to crimes such as burglaries, home invasions, vehicle break-ins, vandalism, etc. Here in the Village of Buckeye Lake you won’t see any of those types of crimes as long as you’re at the corner of Mill Dam and Hunt’s Landing roads! You […]

Talk with Rep. Tim Schaffer

COLUMBUS – State Representative Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) will hold several open office hours throughout Fairfield County in January. Following is his lake area schedule: • Tuesday, January 12: Noon – 1:00 p.m. Fairfield County District Library, Baltimore Branch, 205 E Market Street. • Wednesday, January 13: 10 – 11 a.m. Millersport Village Offices, 2245 Refugee St. NE. Constituents from Fairfield […]