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Local Independence Day Celebrations



Here are a list of celebrations in and around Fairfield County to celebrate Independence Day. Click on the links below to learn more. Please note, due to ongoing construction, there will not be a fireworks display at Buckeye Lake again this year.

June 30 – July 1

Stars and Stripes Festival  – Sugar Grove 

Parade: (July 1st) 10 a.m.  @Main Street

Fireworks: (July 1st) approx. 10:30 p.m. @Berne Union High School

July 3

Red, White & Boom – Downtown Columbus

Parade: 6 p.m.  @Downtown area

Fireworks: 10 p.m. @Downtown area

July 4

Buckeye Lake Civic Association Boat Parade – Buckeye Lake

Parade: 11 a.m. on the lake

Fourth of July Lancaster – Lancaster

Parade: 10 a.m. @Downtown area

Fireworks: 10 p.m. @Fairfield County Fairgrounds

July 4th Celebration – Pickerington

Parade: 6 p.m. @Olde Village area

Fireworks: 10 p.m. @Victory Park


Food Preservation Workshops

Find Upcoming Safe Food Preservation Class Information here


Find more information on food preservation Ohio State University Extension of Fairfield County website.


Safe Sleep Tips for Babies


Find tips on safe sleep for babies by clicking on this link to the American Academy of Pediatrics Ohio Chapter website.


Lancaster Police Searching For Vehicles Involved In Crimes

Lancaster Police are searching for two vehicles used in two different recent crimes. The first is a black Ford Ranger that was involved with an incident back on May 26th. A driver reported a white male and black male were in the bed of a black Ford Ranger in the area of Harrison Avenue and West Wheeling Street. One of the passengers in the bed of the truck shot a vehicle window with a BB gun.

If you have any information,  please contact Officer T.A. Temper at 740-687-6680, extension 4654.


The second vehicle LPD is looking for is a dark colored car involved with a theft at C & R Auto. It has a pink front right wheel cover, a white sticker on the gas cover and a burned out left rear brake light out. Anyone with information on the car is asked to call Officer John Westhoven #480 at 740-687-6680, extension 4633.




Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit adds a 4th route in Lancaster



A fourth fixed public transit route is available in the City of Lancaster. Lancaster-Fairfield Public Transit began the Sheridan deviated flex route on May 30th. Utilizing Sheridan Drive, Rainbow Drive and Granville Pike, the Sheridan route will open up parts of the city that were previously not available by transit. Service will be offered weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will cost riders $0.50, $0.25 for mobility riders and $0.10 for transfers. The four routes offered in Lancaster include Memorial, Main, West and now Sheridan.

Two fixed routes in the Pickerington area (Pick North and Pick South) became permanent earlier this year. LFPT hopes to be able to offer transfer service between Lancaster and Pickerington in the future. It also might be possible in the future to add more service in Pickerington, service to the Rickenbacker airport area and service to some villages in Fairfield County.

As a reminder, riders are asked to arrive at a bus stop five to ten minutes before the scheduled pickup time and have exact change. While credit card payment currently isn’t offered, if a grant is approved, cards and even mobile payment might become an option in the future.

Lancaster Transit Schedule

Pickerington / Violet Township Transit Schedule

Learn more about LFPT




Lancaster Parks and Recreation
Friday Night Bandstand Schedule

The Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department recently announced the lineup for their 2107 Friday Night Bandstand concert series. The 35th season of the series will begin on June 2nd and wrap up on August 11th. All concerts will take place at the bandstand or on a temporary stage set up near the intersection of Broad Street and Main Street in downtown Lancaster. This year’s schedule features a mix of local bands with regional favorites thanks to support from Fairfield Federal Savings and Loan. Click on the link below to learn more.




Sign-up for Emergency Alerts


Click on this link to learn how you can register your cell phone number or home phone number with the Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency to receive emergency alerts. These alerts include phone calls or text messages about Tornado warnings in Fairfield County or other local emergency alerts based on your address.




Buckeye Lake Dam Information Links


Courtesy: ODNR

Courtesy: ODNR

Complete Report by The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Summary of Report from Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Information on Buckeye Lake

 VIDEO: Buckeye Lake Public Meeting at Liberty Center 3/17/15

 ODNR Issues New Boating Rules for Buckeye Lake

Silverloade Consulting Economic Impact Study

Buckeye Lake Update and Dam Design Plans 7/16/15




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