ILDC Hosts Luncheon; Representative Cross Announces 1 Million Dollar Earmark


The Indian Lake Development Corporation hosted its annual Luncheon Friday afternoon.

Movers and shakers from around the county were in attendance and gave many updates.

Amber Fagan, head of the Indian Lake Chamber of Commerce thanked everyone for their continued support and is excited for the 2024 season. Indian Lake plans to host an even bigger than 2023 fireworks show.

Logan County Engineer, Scott Coleman spoke to the group about fiber optic lines coming to Indian Lake in the next several months.

Commissioner Mike Yoder spoke about three points, Grants, Landbanks, and “crap”. He was happy to report that sewer lines were replaced on Orchard & Wolf Islands recently. The project was projected to cost 7.8 million dollars but came in at just 6.3 million, well below budget.

Other speakers included Sheriff Randy Dodds, Indian Lake Superintendant Rob Underwood, Jeff Garlock from ILDC, Jeff Reed from Honda, Hiedi Whitman Indian Lake State Park Manager, Dustin Wickersham from the Indian Lake Watershed, and Glenn Cobb from ODNR.

Jon Cross of Ohio’s 83rd District announced that 1 Million dollars has been earmarked for Indian Lake:

  1. Love L co.
    Love L co.
    September 17, 2023 at 9:18 am

    How many committees do these people need to form w our tax dallors. everyone of these people are on multiple “committees” that only involve them and how they look to the public. Not one of you have done ANYTHING for indian lake or the real Lakers that live there.
    Fagans parents paid for her positions just like they did in school when she’s never done a thing but scam people’s money for lake projects. Wow she help w fireworks we all donate at every business every year so whats she do again? Wickersham should be ashamed there name used to be a**ociated w jobs for single mothers, watershed has been a joke since it started the only place we shed water is into poor neighborhoods. These people need to be removed and start over w new who actually care about the core, the heart and soul of indian lake not what they make it appear to be on the surface

    • Taco
      September 17, 2023 at 2:37 pm

      I think you’re confused as to what the watershed program is. It has less to do with where flood waters go and more to do with the marshy buffer zones between the fields and lake on the north and east sides.

    • Ed
      September 18, 2023 at 12:37 am

      Ow that you’ve finished libeling those mentioned, perhaps you should submit your resume and some constructive ideas.

  2. Anthony Hunter
    Anthony Hunter
    September 17, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Summer tourism is a major part of our local economy. We can AND SHOULD look at ways of improving 3 season tourism. Connecting the bike path that goes from Indian Head to Oldfield Island Beach over to Ohio Northern, Wapokanetta and Bellefontain would bring 3 season business as well as open opportunities for local people who do not drive

  3. hadenuff
    September 18, 2023 at 10:47 am

    Summer tourism is nothing but the rich out of towners who bought up most of the property around the lake and raised the property taxes. What about the MAJOR weed problem that is still ongoing? I have tried fishing in that mess and it’s no better than it was 2 or 3 years ago but hey, we keep throwing more tax dollars at it. The traffic nightmare at the fireworks isn’t going to get any better so why bother, besides Belle Center’s is far better.

    • Ed
      September 18, 2023 at 2:13 pm

      The area has many visitors who are neither wealthy nor are they owners of local property. By your narrative, those who are remote owners are paying property taxes to support schools which their children do not attend. That would seem more beneficial than harmful.

  4. D***
    September 18, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    Wow such negatism, I think the ildc did a great job, and most of them are volunteers. You negative people should volunteer, but won’t since you are all talk and lazy!


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