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2019 Fairfield County Dog Licenses Now On Sale

Courtesy: Flickr/Wikipeda – Chris Barber

Starting December 1st, 2018, dog licenses are on sale though the Fairfield County Auditor’s Office. Any dog three months of age or older is required to have a dog license. Licenses are available for sale at the Auditor’s office located on the second floor of the Court House in Lancaster weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. They are also available at the County Auditor’s website or at several local retailers (listed below). Licenses purchased after January 31st, 2019 are subject to a late penalty. License fees for 2019 and are as follows:

Altered (Spayed/Neutered)**

One Year: $20.00   (additional $0.75 fee added at retail locations)

Three Year: $60.00^          

Permanent: $200.00^         



One Year: $30.00  (additional $0.75 fee added at retail locations)

Three Year: $90.00^          

Permanent: $300.00^         


Dangerous Dog Registration: $50.00

Kennel License: $100.00^

(^available only at Auditor’s office)

**Spayed/Neutered Discount
To qualify for the discount, the dog must meet one of the criteria below:
1. Spayed or Neutered.
2. Advanced in years or has a medical condition preventing the dog from
being spayed or neutered. (Vet signature required)
3. Used or intended to be used for breeding, showing, or hunting. (Breed
registry number, hunting license number, or vet signature required)
4. 9 months or younger.


One Year License Sale Locations 


Marshall Grain Co. – 1 McKinley St.


Ace Hardware – 8865 St. Rte. 158


First Bremen Bank – 119 Main St.


Creature Comforts Veterinary Center – 4685 Old Columbus Rd. NW


County Dog Shelter – 1715 Granville Pike

Granville Milling – 1522 E. Main St.

Humane Society – 1721 Granville Pike

Kroger – 1141 E. Main St.

Kroger – 1621 N. Memorial Dr.

Lancaster Animal Clinic – Neil B. Bonham, DVM – 1311 River Valley Blvd.

Morris Veterinary Clinic – 1610 Sheridan Dr.

Pet Supplies ‘Plus’ – 1354 Ety Rd.

VCA Fairfield Animal Hospital – 1983 E. Main St.


Faler’s Feed Store Inc. – 4360 Cedar Hill Rd.


Feeder Creek Veterinary Services – 12575 Millersport Rd.


Discount Drug Mart – 845 Hill Rd.

Kroger – 1045 Hill Rd.

Kroger – 7833 Refugee Rd.


Marathon – 6475 Lancaster-Thornville Rd.


Marathon – 3011 Market St.

Sugar Grove:

Jake’s Sportswear – 112 N. Elm St.





Boy named honorary Pickerington Police Chief 


By: Josh Messerly
News/Production Director
March 6, 2018


EDITOR’S NOTE: Deany Bandavanis passed away at age 7 on December 3, 2018.

The City of Pickerington had a new Police Chief on March 5th, just for one day. That was the day 7 year-old Deany Bandavanis was named honorary police Chief. He and his older brother, Keller, got to ride in a cruiser, look inside a helicopter, play with a K9 and check out the inside of a SWAT truck. He even handcuffed a “bad guy”!

The “Police Chief for a Day” honor came one day after Deany celebrated his 7th birthday and comes as he continues to battle Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma. DIPG is a rare tumor that starts on the stem of the brain and has no known cure.

Deany, however, has been receiving treatments in Mexico. His mom, Ashley, says Deany is doing really well with treatments and soon will outpace a twelve month prognosis given by doctors. Cost for his medical treatments are also a financial burden for his family, as fundraisers and online donations are helping to defray some of those costs. You can learn more about Deany’s progress by visiting the “Deany Strong” page on Facebook (see link below).

Help with Medical Expenses here

Visit the Deany Strong Facebook page



Caring for Kevin

By: Josh Messerly
News/Production Director
February 8, 2018

Earlier this year, Kevin Cyphert had emergency surgery for a malignant brain tumor. Neurosurgeons were able to remove half of it. Kevin was given less than a year to live and will undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatments.

He and his fiance, Ashton, were to get married on March 10, but have delayed that and money spent on the venue are non-refundable.  The family has set up a Go Fund Me account to raise funds for his medical bills. If you are unable to give, the family also is asking for prayers. You can also keep up with his progress on a special Facebook page.

Go Fund Me page for donations

 Caring for Kevin Facebook page

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

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 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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