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Quick legislative work will help others
When Deborah Smalley resigned her position as Fairfield County's clerk of courts, it rendered moot the efforts by State Sen. Tim Schaffer, R-Lancaster, and State Rep. Gerald Stebelton, R-Lancaster, to clean up state law regarding suspension of officials and temporarily replacing them.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Church to host toy drive, concert
Magical sounds of beautiful holiday music will happen at the First Church of God, 732 E. Sixth Ave., again this season.
Winter bird feeding program available
The Fairfield County Ohio State University Extension will host a "Lunch and Learn" bird feeding program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ag Center, 831 College Ave., Lancaster.
Superintendents err on the side of caution in cancellations
Despite what turned out to be a mild weather forecast this morning and heading into the afternoon, Fairfield County school superintendents think they made the best decision to cancel schools.
Winter storm warning: 3 to 6 inches of snow starting early Friday
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that includes Fairfield County from 1 a.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Man, woman accused of multiple burglaries
When deputies responded to a burglary in progress in Berne Township and found a vehicle matching the 911 caller's description, they quickly realized they might have caught suspects connected with several other burglaries in the area.
Deborah Smalley resigns as Fairfield County clerk of courts
Fairfield County Common Pleas Clerk of Courts Deborah Smalley has resigned from her position.
The Columbus Dispatch
Fairfield County court clerk resigns
Fairfield County Clerk of Courts Deborah K. Smalley, charged with theft in office, has resigned effective immediately.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Police: Hunters mistaken as suspicious men
There were two reports of hunters being reported as suspicious men with firearms in Pickerington and Lancaster on Wednesday, causing a lockdown at a school and havoc at Anchor Hocking Company.
Teacher wants to build music school on Cherry Street
Mary Anne Theller had enough and decided to do something about it. After watching a neighboring house on Cherry Street sit vacant for a year after a fire, she bought it in February with the intent of tearing it down.
SWL intends to place bond issue on May ballot
Voters on Nov. 5 defeated a bond issue Southwest Licking Local Schools placed on the ballot, but the district intends to place another issue on the upcoming May ballot, with school officials citing continued overcrowding as the reason for the request.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Deer kills down for first day of gun season
Fairfield County hunters bagged nearly 100 fewer deer on the first day of deer-gun hunting season than they did last year, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources reported.
Several area businesses, groups hosting toys drives this month
Christmas is a time of joy for many people as they spend time with loved ones and open their presents.
Public records: Recent Fairfield County Court rulings
On Oct. 23, Mohney was sentenced to 12 months in prison, suspended in lieu of community control; issued a six-month driver's license suspension.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Local contractor accused of scamming area residents
A 32-year-old Buckeye Lake man accused of stealing thousands of dollars through home improvement scams was arrested on a warrant by the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office in Millersport.
DeMastry requests judicial release after 2009 fatal crash
A woman convicted of tampering with evidence stemming from her role in the death of a 27-year-old Lancaster man is requesting judicial release.
The Columbus Dispatch
Mother angry that drunken driver not liable for daughter's death
Lisa Lewis lost her 19-year-old daughter in a July 2012 crash. Investigators ruled that Elissa Hatfield did not yield the right of way.
Sat Nov 30, 2013
Local survey: Fewer teenagers considering suicide
In a recent survey of youths in the county conducted by Fairfield Medical Center, the number of young people thinking of suicide has dropped in the last two years and is below the national average, but many people still urge caution.
Opportunities abound for local teenage volunteers
Application packets can be obtained by contacting Heidi Reed at 740-687-8109. Volunteers are required to serve a minimum of two hours per week during the school year and four hours per week during the summer.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
SEOLS board to vote on local closure
The board of the agency that provides free legal help to low-income families dealing with primarily civil issues will vote on a plan in December that will shut down its offices in Lancaster, Marietta and Zanesville.