6 hrs ago
Historical Parks plans fundraiser
The Fairfield County Historical Parks' volunteers are planning a fundraising dinner to benefit the Historical Parks Commission.
11 hrs ago
Athens County joins Fairfield-Hocking Major Crimes Unit
In addition to investigating major crimes, with a heavy focus on drug trafficking, in Fairfield and Hocking counties, detectives will now also work directly with the Athens County Sheriff's Office, Athens' and Nelsonville's city police departments, and the Ohio University Police Department, in addition to the Athens County Prosecutor's Office.
15 hrs ago
Woofstock 2014 set for Aug. 3 at Fairgrounds
The Fairfield Area Humane Society and Lancaster Pet Expo will hold Woofstock 2014 on Aug. 3 at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The charge stems from an incident involving Lowe's property on Feb. 3, 2013. Edward G. Cavinee, 44, of Nelsonville, was indicted on possession of heroin, a fourth-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; and possessing drug abuse instruments, a first-degree misdemeanor.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Cameo League contributes to Lancaster Festival
The Cameo League board of directors and members raised $39,488.95 this year in support of Lancaster Festival programming.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Schools to still use calamity days this year
Beginning this coming school year, school districts can change to an hour-based schedule that will no longer contain calamity days, but many in Fairfield County are not making the change.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Critter control options in the landscape
The first of the story is those critters that have been able to adapt to an environment increasingly changed and shaped by we humans are the ones we have around us.
Officials: Fairfield Beach OK for swimming
Bacteria levels have fallen to an acceptable level for swimmers at Fairfield Beach, one of three beaches on Buckeye Lake's shores, state officials report.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Fairfield County Ramps Up Efforts To Keep Roads Safer
It is a deadly trend Fairfield County officials are battling: drivers crossing out of their lanes of travel and killing others.
Fairfield Homes donates $12,500 to Tour de Cause
Fairfield Homes donated $12,500 to the Tour de Cause bicycle race that took place July 12 to benefit The Recovery Center of Fairfield County.
Standing Stone sponsors United Way initiatives
Standing Stone National Bank recently sponsored two United Way of Fairfield County initiatives, totaling in a donation of $1,250.
Police propose levy, 24-hour service
It's impossible to operate a police station on $42,100 per year, Millersport Police Chief Mark Consolo said, but that's what he's been trying to do since he took over as police chief two years ago.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Columbus Dispatch
Fairfield County man commits suicide outside Pickerington Police station
A Violet Township man who was described as despondent over a pending divorce committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself in the parking lot outside the Pickerington police department.
Two Ohio markets among Top 25 for buying rental property
Two Ohio counties provide the best return on investment for buying rental properties.
The Columbus Dispatch
Mother's hope dims son's 1992 killing will be solved
One of Dee Vargo's sons, Ronald Vargo Jr., was shot to death in August 1992 at age 26. Those responsible have not been found.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
This Week Community News
King hired as Pataskala administrator
Pataskala City Council Monday, July 7, voted unanimously to approve the appointment of former Pataskala service director Benjamin King as the city's new administrator, as proposed by Mayor Mike Compton.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Hazardous materials hard to reroute
City leaders are looking at ways to possibly prevent trucks carrying hazardous materials from driving through downtown Lancaster.
Festival fun more than a summer job
Three of Fairfield County's best-known festivals have been canceled this year, but the summer still will be filled with festival fun.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Man accused of firing gunshots in air, threatening wife
The Fairfield County SWAT team was called out Wednesday night to assist in a domestic violence dispute, which escalated when neighbors heard shots fired in the 1400 block of Eaton Hollow Road.
Gospel concert to benefit shooting victim
Give a helping hand to a neighbor or a friend is a written command that Jesus gives us all to do every day.