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Locals raise concerns about jail site
Opposition to the Fairfield County commission's plan to build a new maximum security jail on Wheeling Street may be late in coming, but it is there nonetheless.
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Fisher Catholic Bid O'Luck dinner set for April 26
The Bid O'Luck dinner auction has been an annual springtime event in Lancaster for the past 32 years.
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Lee Barnhart, 60 of East Liverpool, passed away at his residence on Thursday, March 6, 2014 following a lengthy illness.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Heating aid program extends deadline
Ohio has extended the application deadline for Home Energy Assistance Program Winter Crisis funding until April 15. The program was scheduled to close March 31. Applications can be filed through the Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency, 1743 E. Main St., Lancaster.
New health plans might not include local hospital
Imagine buying medical coverage on the federal health exchange only to later learn that the insurance you chose doesn't include your doctor or local hospital, making them unaffordable options for your health care.
Ban on texting while driving hard to enforce
As we feared, the state's ban on texting while driving is proving to be difficult to enforce.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Fined $50 and sentenced to 90 days in jail, 69 suspended. Mayes, Joseph A., 26, 2892 Yankee Doodle Drive, Reynoldsburg, convicted of complicity to commit theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Suttles named Meals on Wheels' employee of the month
Meals on Wheels-Older Adult Alternatives of Fairfield County, Inc., recently announced that Linda Suttles was named its employee of the month for February.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Health Week at Wagnalls Memorial
The Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis will hold Health Week starting March 24 with the Mount Carmel Mobile Mammography unit.
City, businesses work to minimize impact of Main Street closure
There is no doubt that plans for shutting down part of Main Street in April will create disruption for downtown businesses and organizations, city leaders say.
Pizza Cucinova opens 2nd test site along Olentangy River Road
Pizza Cucinova's 1st restaurant opened last fall near Easton Town Center. Click on the following images for a look inside the new concept.
Lab results lead to rape arrest
A 21-year-old man accused of raping a juvenile in December was arrested on a warrant and arraigned on the charge Tuesday in Fairfield County Municipal Court.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Lancaster history takes center stage
The goal of a new WOUB Public Media documentary series called "Our Town," which will start with an episode featuring Lancaster, is to tell a story beyond the city's big-box retail stores and delve into what the show's producer describes as a rich history.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
These charges stem from incidents Dec. 23 and Jan. 13. Thomas L. Henry, 22, of Lancaster, was indicted with trafficking in marijuana, fifth-degree felonies.
Baltimore TWIG 6 recognized
During the State of the Village address each year, Baltimore Mayor Bob Kalish takes the opportunity to present a proclamation recognizing an individual or organization that serves the Baltimore area.
Man arrested for motel assault
Police are investigating whether a man they arrested on an assault charge is connected to a shooting that happened last week, Lancaster police said.
Olivedale Senior Center reopens with new floor
Country music and line dancers spun on the main floor while bridge players took familiar tables near the back of the room Monday after the Olivedale Senior Center reopened for the first time since Jan. 8. Mary Baughman, of Lancaster, said she was glad to see the park building reopen.
Women's group making quilts for vets
The Methodist Women's Group in Sugar Grove is quilting for the Arthur B. Keiffer Veterans House in Lancaster.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
School closings, delays for Monday
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Save General Sherman's cannon
It happened again a few years ago; the latest carriage is structural aluminum. The "scrap drive" that took the decorative cannon balls -- balls far too large for the cannon -- scoured Lancaster for scrap metal early in World War II and easily could have claimed the cannon itself.