11 hrs ago
Convicted sex offender admits to child sex offense
A 27-year-old Lancaster man previously convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Indiana has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy who lived next door to him on five separate occasions.
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11 hrs ago
After-school program seeks volunteers
The West After School Center is going back to its roots, about 15 years ago, when volunteers tutored reading and math to struggling students in the Sixth Avenue United Methodist Church's basement.
13 hrs ago
Jewelry appraisals part of spring fundraiser for DACO
The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster and Garth's Auctions will host Cocktails and Bling, A Ladies Night Out, on May 1. Enjoy an evening of cocktails with the ladies and let the experts from Garth's Auctions, Amelia Jeffers and Lisa Darke, enlighten you as to what your jewelry is worth today.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Track: Gales finish 5th at Dover Invitational
The Lancaster girls track team placed fifth out of nine teams Saturday at the Dover Invitational.
Traffic stop led to exotic animal bust in Lancaster
Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit Commander Eric Brown said Friday's exotic animal bust on East Mulberry Street was preceded by a traffic stop in which drugs were found in a vehicle.
Woman arrested on drug trafficking charge
An officer stopped the woman, Shay Browning, who was driving a truck, in the 500 block of North Broad Street that matched the anonymous caller's description.
Lancaster post commander to become Patrol's spokesman
The Lancaster post commander for the Ohio Highway Patrol has been named the new Patrol spokesman.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
Businesses adjusting to Main Street construction
Main Street is closed for repaving, but the businesses that populate it are not.
Tell it on the mountain
For the 85th consecutive Easter morning, Lancaster residents made the trek to the top of Mount Pleasant in the dawn light, the moon still clear in the sky as the first rays of sunshine began to peek over the horizon.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Community revitalization districts have seen success elsewhere
When Wooster's development organization pushed for a new law to help smaller communities get additional liquor permits through the establishment of a Community Revitalization District, there were people who thought it would just bring in more bars and cause additional problems for law enforcement.
Cameras should help police officers, public
Officers of the Lancaster Police Department now are wearing video cameras attached to their uniforms, a measure that -- if used properly -- should provide extra protection for police and residents alike.
That time of year
As winter turned to spring, the area sports landscape shifted from basketball and wrestling to baseball, softball, track and tennis.
Fri Apr 18, 2014
Conservation bike ride planned for May 10
The Fairfield Soil and Water Conservation District is planning its first Conservation Bike Ride for May 10 in cooperation with the Fairfield Heritage Trail Association, which has a group that rides and is familiar with the trail.
Exotic animals seized in Lancaster
Authorities removed a young alligator, two anacondas, two rabbits and two dogs from a house on East Mulberry Street about 11 a.m. Friday, according to the Fairfield County Area Humane Society.
People, product help woman fight Alzheimer's
Many in Lancaster will be interested in knowing about my wife, Rita. She was diagnosed several years ago with Alzheimer's.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Tennis: Lancaster 5, Groveport 0
Picking up wins were Jaydeep Singh at No. 1 singles; Hunter Staley at No. 2 singles; Corey Dye at No.
Colonial Heights gets new facade, logo
After 75 years in business, owner David Gustavson said it's time to make some changes at Colonial Heights Furniture.
Stolen vehicle report ends in high-speed chase, police cruiser crash
A vehicle that was reported stolen Wednesday afternoon at Greg's Marathon, 1020 W. Fair Ave., was discovered hours later in Guernsey County and ended in a high-speed chase and two police officers crashing their cruiser, according to police.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Fined $75 and sentenced to 180 days in jail, 160 suspended. Blankenship, Danny L., 42, 118 Mithoff Drive, Lancaster, convicted of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.
OU-L's Guitar Orchestra strumming its way to first concert
Students at Ohio University Lancaster, both young and old, some novices and others with years of experience, are coming together next week for the campus' first guitar orchestra concert.