Trustees hear complaints about flooding and livestock

MILLERSPORT – It didn’t rain hogs in Fairfield Beach three weeks ago, but both were on some residents’ minds at Tuesday night’s Walnut Township Trustees’ meeting. A Fairfield Beach couple asked about storm water on Elm, Forest, Grove and Pine roads after the heavy rains on July 13. “Fairfield Beach itself was flooded,” road supervisor Tim Morris told them. “We’re […]

Flooding: ‘We’re trying to do everything we can’

HEBRON – The Hebron Fire Department now has its first female firefighter/paramedic, Hebron Mayor Mike McFarland announced at the July 26 village council meeting. Samantha Morrow, from the Thurston area, was sworn in as a part-time firefighter/paramedic earlier in the day. At the beginning of the meeting, McFarland had told the young members of Daisy Troop 7509, who were being […]

Sales tax free back-to-school shopping August 4 – 6

COLUMBUS – Ohio retail industry leaders say consumers are expected to take advantage of this year’s sales tax holiday by spending about 10 percent more than last year, spread across brick and mortar and online retailers alike. This year’s sales tax holiday legislation, Senate Bill 9, was sponsored by State Senator Kevin Bacon (R-Minerva Park) and passed with bipartisan support […]

Mervin G. “Merv” Bartholow

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mervin G. “Merv” Bartholow, age 75, of Heath, will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hebron New Life United Methodist Church, with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Merv was born in Lisbon, Ohio, on November 25, 1941, to the late Glen and Loretta (Farmer) Bartholow. He passed away […]

Kathryn Burgess

A funeral service celebrating the life of Kathryn Burgess, age 69, of Hebron, was held July 31, 2017, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral and Cremation Service with Chaplain Cory Campbell officiating. Burial followed at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Kathryn passed away July 26, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 4, 1947, in Nitro, West […]

Janet L. (Ward) Gordon

Janet L. (Ward) Gordon, age 80 of Pleasantville, passed away July 28, 2017, at Fairfield Medical Center. She was a retired certified nursing assistant for Heartland- Fairfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and cooking. Janet is survived by her children, Bruce (Michelle) Gordon of Georgia, Steve Gordon of Tennessee, Cindy (Les) Smith of Millersport, Nancy Thompson […]

Beulah Florence Sheppard

Beulah Florence Sheppard, age 73, of Buckeye Lake, passed away July 11, 2017, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). Beulah was born April 9, 1944, in Coshocton, to the late Richard and Mary Florence (Lanham) McDonald. She had been employed by Goodwill, Wendy’s, McDonald’s and retired from Burger King. She enjoyed watching TV and […]


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Fish Grow on Trees – from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 4, at the Red Barn area. Cost: Non-members – $7; Members – $5. It is true – fish really do grow on trees! Learn about the links between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems through the exploration of […]