News briefs: Clearcreek Township Fire Department receives funding
COLUMBUS, OH – State Rep. Kevin Miller (R-Newark) announced funding coming to several local fire departments within Fairfield, Licking and Perry counties. The funding is through the Volunteer Fire Assistance Grant program. “With experience in serving the Ohio State Highway Patrol, I understand the importance of investing in our...
ODOT project to fix dangerous intersection and more
FAIRFIELD COUNTY − A change is coming to a dangerous spot with the construction of dual roundabouts to replace intersections at U.S. 22, Ohio 159, and Delmont Road. The Ohio Department of Transportation announced upcoming projects and traffic impacts for the Central Ohio region with two events on Wednesday.
OSU Extension: Sign up for spring email wellness challenge
Green with envy. Green around the gills. Do you have a green thumb? The grass is always greener on the other side. Go green or think green. These are common phrases you might think about when you hear the word “Green”, but green may also apply to wellness themes as well. Join Ohio State University Extension for the “Think Green…It’s Not Just a Color” six-week Spring email wellness challenge to learn more about how OSU Extension has tied together a variety of wellness topics.
Millersport news: Board of Health holds meeting in Millersport
The Fairfield County Board of Health held a meeting March 8 in the Millersport Schools District Auditorium. Members of the Board of Health are Steven Kapetansky, MD, MPH, President; Brian Oliver, President Pro Tem; Tina Childers and Teresa Wood. Time was given for public comments. Two variance requests were discussed. Division Reports were given by Health Commissioner R. Joseph Ebel, MS, MBA, REHS, and the Health Department Leadership team. Several personnel were congratulated on the end of their probation. A public question and answer forum and board members comments concluded the meeting. The next board meeting will be held at 4 p.m. April 12 at the Fairfield County Health Department, 1550 Sheridan Drive, Suite 100.
County is asking for the public's help in planning for future growth
CARROLL − Fairfield County officials are planning for future development and are asking the public for help. "Whether you're pro growth or against growth, growth is inventible," county commissioner Jeff Fix said. The county hosted a public meeting Monday night at the Fairfield County Workforce Center for about about...
Red Cross names new executive director
CHILLICOTHE — The American Red Cross is welcoming a new executive director for the South Central Ohio Chapter. Katie Uhl of Fairfield County will lead the 10-county chapter which includes Athens, Adams, Clinton, Fairfield, Fayette, Highland, Hocking, Pickaway, Ross and Vinton counties. Uhl replaces Matt Riddle who has taken a national position within the American Red Cross. ...
Fairfield County – Historic Lancaster Shoe Factory to be Rehabbed into New Spaces
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Department of Development this week awarded $17.5 million to rehabilitate and restore eight historic buildings, expected to leverage approximately $118 million in private investment. One of those buildings is the Fairfield Shoe Factory in Lancaster Ohio. The total project cost is $20,305,200. The building located...
OSU Extension: Tomato planting and care workshop offered
How many times have you planted tomatoes in the spring hoping for a bountiful harvest only to be disappointed by tomatoes that just will not grow? Or tomatoes, that fail to set fruit or just mysteriously drop their leaves? To help you have success with your 2023 tomato crop, OSU Extension in Fairfield County is hosting a Tomato Planting and Care Clinic at 2 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the Fairfield County Ag Center located at...
Former Bloom-Carroll athletics director sentenced to prison for engaging in sexual conduct with student
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio — The former athletics director for Bloom-Carroll Local Schools was sentenced to 4.5 years in prison for engaging in sexual conduct with a student. Chad Little was given the sentence Thursday in Fairfield County Common Pleas Court. He will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
Former Bloom-Carroll Athletic Director sentenced to over 4 years for sexual battery
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Former Bloom-Carroll Athletic Director Chad Little is looking at prison time after an appearance in court Thursday for sexual battery charges. Little, who was indicted in September on four counts of sexual battery, changed his plea to guilty in February and asked to have his Feb. 7 trial vacated. Part of […]
Fairfield County – Former Athletics Director Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery of Minors in School
Fairfield county – Former Athletics Director at Bloom Carroll Local schools plead guilty to sex crimes involving a minor. Since the incident Chad Little was placed on leave following an investigation. After the investigation, the Fairfield county sheriff’s department, arrested Chad Little, 45, and charged them with two counts of sexual battery.
Police search for missing Fairfield Co. man
FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Ohio — The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance in locating a missing man. Tyler Kuhn (27) was reported missing on Sunday, March 5, 2023, after he walked away from his residence on Hornsmill Road SE, Berne Twp., Ohio. Tyler was upset and had made suicidal statements to his family members. He struggles with drug addiction and had recently returned from a rehabilitation facility.
The challenge of a generation
It wasn’t that long ago when the outskirts of central Ohio towns like Groveport and Canal Winchester quickly transitioned to open, fertile farm fields with prolific crops and grazing livestock. In just the span of a generation, though, warehouses, residential areas, strip malls, and traffic have forever altered the landscape. Some would argue the change is for the better, and society is currently demanding it, but a growing number of voices are being raised about the erosion of the Ohio agriculture of generation’s past and concerns about a food insecure future beneath the pavement, in the shadow of perceived progress.
Pickerington man federally charged for 2021 church fire
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — A man facing charges in Fairfield County for a church fire has now been charged federally. Benjamin Ruckel of Pickerington was charged in November 2021 after deputies said they found him in a nearby ditch after a fire at Mount Zion Church located at 4810 Blacklick Eastern Rd. near Baltimore, Ohio.
Fairfield County – Rock Mill to Reopen This Year After Repairs
Fairfield County – Rock Mill a fully operational 1824 gristmill that was closed to the public last year after repairs needed to be made, and is now reopening for the 2023 season. Last year according to the parks department, “Erosion of a layer of sandstone between the milling and...
250 Plates Event Helps Fairfield County
More than $31,000 was raised at the annual 250 plates event on September 25th held at the Bank Alley in downtown Lancaster. Hundreds of Fairfield County citizens attended to enjoy locally-sourced food, drink, and live music. The revenue generated from the event will benefit community outreach agencies throughout the county, including the Keller Market House and food pantries, in Lancaster and throughout the county. A team of volunteers consisting of Fairfield County community members and students of Lancaster High School, including the LHS baseball team, Key Club, and Culinary Arts program volunteered to aid in the setup, meal service, and clean-up processes of the event.
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