Several Relay for Life events scheduled

An International Culture Fair will be held at Buckeye Local High School on March 8 from -9 pm. The Foreign Language Club and the Buckeye Local High School Relay Team “The Websters” sponsor the program. There will be many activities including food tasting of various international dishes. Please mark your calendars to come and join in the fun. Call Bonnie Soos at 859-2196 for further information.

The 3rd annual Spring 5K Run/Walk will be held on March 17th in Yorkville. Registration forms are available in all school offices, at the Central Office and at many local businesses. There will also be a Fun Run for children 12 and under. Early registration for the Run Run is $3.00, after March 12 fee is $5.00. Early registration for the Run/Walk is $15 after March 12 registration fee is $18. Course begins at 139 Market Street travels south on Market Street, turning east onto Deep Run Road, north onto old Route 7 then turns around and comes back. Majority of the 3.1 miles follows the Ohio River.

If you have any questions, please call Diane McCracken at 740 296-4008 or email her at ““.

On April 5 the Family Ties Team will sponsor a card party at Buckeye Local High School. You can call Jennifer Brown at 740 391-3244 for tickets and more information.

On April 15 a Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held at Buckeye Local High School.

Doors open at Noon – Bingo starts at 1 p.m.. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 at the door. Sixteen baskets and numerous door prizes will be awarded. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon and proceeds benefit a great cause. For tickets contact any Relay Team member or call Carol Webb at 769-7395 or 546-4005.

West Elementary Team – “West Wild Things” is planning a big event for April 29th. More details will follow in the weeks to come.


The focus of this year’s Lenten season at both the Yorkville and Rayland Methodist Churches will be on the movie “Courageous”, a story about 4 everyday heroes who, despite their work schedules and struggles, long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children, while reminding us that honor and faith begin at home.

A Bible study will be held at the Rayland Church every Wednesday during Lent at 7 p.m., beginning on Feb. 29.

Lions Club

The Warren Township Lions Club has undertaken a beautification project at the Warren Township Park. The group is collaborating with YTR village officials, the WT trustees, businesses and private donors to generate funds to erect a gazebo for use by the public. It will be large enough to be used for such events as picnics, musical events and prom and homecoming pictures and will enhance the versatility of our already beautiful park and pool area. The group is seeking to use recycled materials and is also enlisting the aid of the JB Green Group. March is the month of the fundraiser for this project. If you would like to donate to this worthwhile project, please contact Roger Warren at 859-4479

Caring for

Our Pets

The Hounds Haven is sponsoring a Spay and Neuter Clinic on March 3& 4 from 8:30 to 4:00. The mobile Rascal Unit will be available on the grounds of the Rayland Fire Department. Columbus area vets will perform the procedures. Cost for services begins at $47. There are a limited number of appointments still available. Please contact 859-0685 for further information.

Rush Run


Wanita Mitchell of Yorkville will be the special guest at this Sunday’s service. Wanita will sing and give testimony. On March 4th, honored guests at the Sunday service will be the local photographers, with a dinner to follow. The theme of the service is “Heaven is for Real.” The public is invited to attend.



The Alumni group met this past Tuesday and plans are underway for the next reunion.

The Alumni reunion began in 1981 and the 11th one will be held June 22-23-24 with a “Get Together” in the Alumni Room at the City Building on Friday, Dinner/Dance at Wheeling Downs on Saturday and a picnic at the WT Park on Sunday. The reunion was previously on a 3- year rotation but went to two years for this year’s event. Members have been working to make the Alumni Room a special place to visit and reminisce. Special thanks go to Nick Haskakis for volunteering to paint the room and to Joshua Mozie for the painted sign now on display in the room. Officers of the Alumni group are: Tom Magnone, President; Albert Gaudio, Vice-president; Joseph Talarico, Treasurer; and, Clara Mancino McKnight, Secretary. If you would like to donate any school memorabilia or make a monetary donation, please contact Tom Magnone at 859-2762.

Buckeye Local

Congratulations to Dana Garrison, treasurer and her staff, for receiving the Auditor of State Award. This award is given to district treasurers for maintaining “clean and accurate” records. Mrs. Garrison and her staff are to be commended for their fiscally sound management of school funds.

Glenn Robbins


A Rummage sale will be held on March 17 from 10:00 to 3:00 at the center. Gently used items will be available for sale. Also available for purchase will be various sandwiches and side dishes, as well as beverages. There will be various items for raffle and a 50/50. Proceeds benefit the church. Contact Dolly Meeker at 859-2224 for further details.

Music Notes

This week’s featured musician is Joseph Talarico of Yorkville. Joe’s grandfather, Frank Talarico played the e-flat clarinet in the Wheeling Steel Band and owned a unique trumpet with valves on the side, brought from Italy. Joe’s grandfather influenced his love of music. He started to play the trumpet in the 4th grade at the Hill School in Yorkville. When he was in the 6th grade, he was playing in the high school band. As a freshman, at age 14, he played with the Fred Pearl Band in venues throughout the area. Joe went on to play with various bands until entering the Army in 1953. While in the Army, Joe passed the audition to play the trumpet and euphonium (baritone horn) in the US Army Base Band. He also played in an 18- piece dance orchestra and a 5- piece band called the New Yorkers, which included four part vocals. After the service, he played at summer concerts through the musician’s union in Wheeling. From 1962 to 1980, he was a member of the George Idahl Band. While a member, the band played for Governor James Rhodes in Bellaire. In 1980 after Mr. Idahl passed away, the band became the “5 D’s” and another member, the late Sam Bettini from Tiltonsville joined the group, Later singer Dorothy Manning joined and the band then became the “5 D’s and Dot”. Other local members of the group have included Roger Warren of Tiltonsville and his son Eric, and Rich DeLuca of Rayland. Gary Marconi also played with the group until his passing. The band remains active at this time, playing at events in the area.

Tiltonsville VFD

A Spaghetti Dinner will be held at the Tiltonsville fire hall on Sunday, March 11th from 11:00 to 4:00. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad and roll. Cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children. Eat in or carry out. Phone orders for take out will be accepted. Please call 859-2664.

A piece of Tiltonsville Fire Department history is being returned to the department in April. In 1951 the members purchased a 1951 American La France fire truck. 25 years ago that fire truck was sold to a group of members, who in turn sold it to a gentlemen in Columbus. The American La France was again sold two more times. Rich Coulter of Columbus, the current owner has contacted the fire department and area businessman, Greg Nemeth has offered his services to bring the fire truck home to its original station. The truck will be available for public display and will be used in area parades and events.

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