Taking it easy at the Hartford Fair



CROTON– Spinning through the air on a fast ride was one of Hartford Fair goers’ favorite methods to beat the heat on a steamy Monday afternoon. Another was simply to move around as little as possible and sink a fishing line into the cool pond near the Natural Resources building. As sweltering temperatures lower in the evening, the 158th Annual […]

High grass discussion gets bogged down in details



THORNVILLE – Village Council members didn’t make a final decision during a special meeting Monday night to discuss a controversial weed and grass ordinance, but they did decide that what’s planted in someone’s yard is not as important as how it’s presented. As long as landscaping is well maintained, it’s not up to the village to define a weed from […]

Village leaders discuss ambitious plans



MILLERSPORT – Tuesday night’s village council meeting covered a lot of ground. The list of challenges village officials face is daunting, but Mayor Gary Matheny, Village Administrator Vince Popo and council members are determined to tackle them. “I don’t like to kick cans further down the road,” Popo said. He was speaking about getting the water treatment plant fixed but […]

Letters to the Editor



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Meet legendary Lion Richard Harlow



Editor: The Millersport Lions Club is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2017. It is most fitting for us to recognize a living legend that is a vital part of your local Lions Club. Richard Harlow, a lifelong resident of Canal Drive in Millersport, […]

Superintendent thanks levy renewal supporters



Editor: I want to thank the registered voters who supported the renewal of the Walnut Township School levy on August 2, 2016. Your “yes” vote will help us build financial stability in our school district. Financial stability, in turn, will prevent the loss of opportunities and programs for our students. We will also be able to continue to develop and […]

‘Cats ARE property and should be regarded as such’



Editor: A woman is living in her car with a cat. For whatever reason, she takes the cat into a local Fairfield County business and won’t leave. She gets arrested by the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The cat is frightened and is stressing out. The cat is left behind but the deputy tells the manager (and a couple of the […]

Weeds keep growing higher



Editor: I’m tired of driving the Turnip Truck, everybody keeps falling off! If they can fix something as big as the Panama Canal, they should be able to fix these everglades. Yep, weeds keep getting higher! Katfish NeubigWeedport, Lieb’s Island

Baltimore 5K celebrates 25th anniversary



BALTIMORE– A total of 261 runners from across the state of Ohio and beyond took to the streets for the 25th annual Baltimore Festival 5K on Saturday, August 8. The 3.1-mile race started at Johnson Park in Baltimore and lead runners, joggers and walkers through a paved and patrolled course. Wyatt Gardner won the race in a time of 15:42. […]

Harry R. “Bob” Clay



A funeral service for Harry R. “Bob” Clay, of Hebron, was held August 6, 2016, in the Hebron Nazarene Church with his Pastor, Rev. Jerry Carpenter as celebrant. Burial followed at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, Reynoldsburg. Harry passed away on August 3, 2016, with his family at his side. He was born in Rock Camp, Ohio, on June 7, 1933, […]


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