ODNR Director announces New Parks and Watercraft Chief

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz recently announced that Glen Cobb is now the chief of the Division of Parks and Watercraft. “Glen’s ability to keep communication open and ideas flowing with our partners, staff and volunteers will serve the division and the department well as we continue building momentum to benefit our parks […]

New supervisor takes over Buckeye Lake Library June 3

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – Ada Myers, who was the Buckeye Lake Library’s first supervisor, is being promoted. She arrived in Buckeye Lake in July 2005 and opened the small branch on First Street in September 2005. She is moving June 3 to the main Licking County Library in downtown Newark as the new circulation supervisor. Emily Hankinson will […]

Sheridan wins ODOT’s snow plow contest again

JACKSONTOWN – For the second year in a row, Sheridan High School was voted plow painting champions. Sheridan won the people’s choice award, which was decided based on social media votes on ODOT District 5’s Facebook page. Sheridan garnered 728 votes, followed by Mt. Pleasant Elementary (Fairfield County) and Adamsville Elementary (Muskingum County). Mt. Pleasant received 411 votes, and in […]

Mediation leads to agreement for ODNR to replace roads damaged by dam construction

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – Fairfield County Engineer Jeremiah Upp P.E., P.S. and assistant county prosecutor Amy Brown-Thompson had some good news for Walnut Township Trustees at their May 7 monthly meeting. Upp explained that the county had been unable to come to an agreement with ODNR concerning the extent of road repairs needed to repair the damage caused by […]

Fire Chief: “Don’t call the firehouse if you need our services”

By Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – “Don’t call the firehouse if you need our services!” Millersport Fire Chief Rob Price instructed at Village Council’s May 14 meeting. “Call 9-1-1 no matter what!” Price explained that some recent calls to the firehouse delayed their response since emergency calls must be routed through the sheriff’s office’s Communications Bureau. He added that local 9-1-1 […]

Homes selling quickly in central Ohio!

COLUMBUS – It’s no secret that the central Ohio housing market is hot right now. As demand continues to outpace supply, homes and condominiums are selling in record time. During the month of April, homes under $350,000 sold in an average of 26 days. Homes sold between $350,000 and $500,000 took about 48 days to sell. Homes in the $500,000 […]

Jeff LaRe will replace Schaffer in Ohio House

COLUMBUS – Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) announced Wednesday that Jeffrey LaRe (R-Violet Twp.) was selected to represent the 77th House District, which includes most of Fairfield County. Representative LaRe will replace Senator Tim Schaffer who was selected to serve in the Ohio Senate earlier this month. “I’m pleased to welcome Representative LaRe to serve as part of the 133rd General […]

Carol S. Bering

Carol S. Bering, 67, of Somerset, passed away on Friday, May 17, 2019, at The James in Columbus. Carol was born Sept. 8, 1951, in Lancaster, the daughter of the late William and Marty (Spencer) Barnes. She was a 1969 graduate of Sheridan High School. Carol retired as a Quality Assurance Manager from Dysart Chemicals. She was a member of […]

Irma E. Fox

A funeral service celebrating the life of Irma E. Fox, age 96, of Newark and formerly of Buckeye Lake, was held May 21, 2019. at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Rube Gayheart officiating. Burial followed in Maple Grove Cemetery, Lancaster. Irma passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Flint Ridge, where she […]

Virginia Mae (Bowman) Swick

Memorial services, celebrating the life of Virginia Mae (Bowman) Swick, 82, of Millersport, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in the Millersport United Methodist Church, with Pastor Tim Ralston as celebrant. Virginia passed away early Thursday morning, May 16, 2019, in Lancaster after a brief period of failing health. She was born November 11, 1936, […]