Proposed road levy would raise $562,000 a year to repair township roads

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township voters will be asked to approve a three-mill, five-year levy for road repairs on the November 6 ballot. Trustees took the final steps to put the measure on the ballot at special meetings on July 13 and 26. The three-mill levy will generate approximately $562,000 per year to repair township roads. At Tuesday […]

Former police chief pleads guilty

Columbus – Former Somerset Police Chief Jeremy VanDermark pleaded guilty recently to theft in office for using the Perry County village’s credit card to pay for personal purchases for his family’s personal vehicles, testosterone supplement and other transactions. The total cost of his improper purchases is nearly $5,737. VanDermark entered his plea to the fourth-degree felony before Perry County Common […]

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Millersport, Thurston

LANCASTER – Fairfield Department of Health’s seasonal field technician has been monitoring mosquito populations at various locations throughout the county, thanks to funding from the Ohio EPA Mosquito Control Grant. Mosquitoes are trapped and sent to the Ohio Department of Health for analysis. Recently, three samples from Millersport and Thurston tested positive for West Nile virus. West Nile virus is […]

New rules for ‘Supercruise’ on Saturday

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake Village officials have put several new policies in place to protect both participants and spectators during the annual Mopar Nats’ “Supercruise” on Saturday, August 11. While Mayor Peggy A. Wells put out the welcome mat for Mopar enthusiasts from all over the United States and Canada, she said in an August 9 press release, “We […]


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