YTR & More, one year and counting

On July 2, it was one year that I began to write the YTR & More column. I would like to thank those who support me in any way. I enjoy sharing the positive things happening in our 3 villages and their surrounding areas.

For those who are new readers, the title of the column was selected because the young people of Yorkville, Tiltonsville and Rayland have melded the area into one and refer to it as YTR.

We may have Jimtown, Deep Run, Upland Heights, Glen Robbins, Highland City, Rush Run, Connorville, Jackson Heights, The Narrows, Warrenton, and even Chumbaland during Jamboree, just to name a few, but we are one, always helping, always caring and forever there for each other. What better way to unite us than through our youth.

Car Show

The Rayland Volunteer Fire Department Car Show will be held at Buckeye Local High School, Ohio 150 in Rayland on Aug. 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sign up begins at 10 a.m. Cost is $5 per car. Dash plaques will go to the first 50 cars. Trophies will be awarded to Best of Show, Chief’s Award and more. There will also be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and food and drink. Please contact the Fire Hall at 740-859-2424 or call Dorothea at 740-317-4377 for further information.

Tiltonsville United Methodist Church

Church officials would like to inform area residents that the Christmas in July Craft Show and Sale scheduled for July 21 has been postponed due to a schedule conflict. Further information will follow when the new date is chosen.

Street Fair

The Yorkville Volunteer Fire Department will hold it annual Street Fair from Aug. 7-11. Rides, games, music, food and beverages will be available. A parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11.

Warren Township Park

The next WT Park Gazebo Concert will be held on Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m.

The musical group, Dr. IXNAY, a British Invasion group, will entertain everyone with music of the 60s and 70’s. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please be sure to bring a lawn chair. A love offering will be taken.

Please note that the WT Lions Club is still accepting donations for the Gazebo Project and for upgrades in the park. New members are always welcome.

The Warren Township Park Commission in conjunction with area churches, will hold its annual “Fun Day” on July 25 from 6-9 p.m. at the swimming pool. Admission is free. Free hotdogs, drinks and ice cream will be available. Prizes will be awarded. All area families are invited to attend this fun-filled event.

New Business

in Town

The YTR area would like to welcome its newest business, The Isle of Palms Salon ‘N Tanning, located at 121 William St. in Yorkville. Owned by Jim Murray with assistance from his sister, Jennifer Murray, the salon offers 4 tanning beds and a wide variety of tanning lotions, including “Snooki, JWOWW and Pauly D”. The salon is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone bringing in this article will receive 15% off a tanning package at the salon. Call 740-859-0005 for further details. We wish Jim and Jennifer much success with their new business.


A Steak Fry will be held TODAY at the Rayland Marina beginning at 5 p.m. Every one is welcome! A reverse raffle and Texas poker will be held. Lots of prizes!! Cost is $20 per dinner, $75 includes 2 dinners and reverse raffle ticket and $50 for a single reverse raffle ticket. All proceeds benefit the Sternwheel Festival.

Series on Prophesy

The Rush Run Community Chapel will begin a series on Prophesy, with the first session to be held on Sunday, July 15 at the 11 a.m. service. Session two will be held on July 22 and the series will continue for several weeks. Everyone is invited to participate in this series.

Produce Distribution

The YTR Produce Distribution is being held TODAY from 10 a.m. to noon at the Yorkville Fire Hall. Please be reminded that first time participants must present proof of residence. All patrons are asked to bring plastic bags to hold their produce selections. No produce will be distributed before 10:00am.

Event Reminders

July 21: Flea Market at the Glen Robbins Community Center from 10 4 p.m.

July 28: The Second Annual Steven Dobranetski Memorial Scholarship 5K Run & Walk at Buckeye Local High School. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will start at 9 a.m.

Aug 5: The BL School District Back to School Bash will be held from 3-6 p.m at the High School. The Bash immediately follows the Band’s Annual Chicken Dinner also held at the HS from 1-3 p.m.

Karen may be reached at or 740-859-2371