Mayors Association Sets Beggars Night Date & More


The Logan County Mayors Association met Wednesday evening.

Along with several Logan County Officials, 6 cities and villages were represented.

Logan County Commissioner, Mike Yoder announced that the Commissioners are working on the Logan County Flood maps.

Helen Norris from the Logan County Emergency Management Agency also spoke about the flood maps for the county and mitigation as well. Plans for the solar eclipse coming up in the Spring of 2024 is also on her radar as it will bring a large amount of people to Logan County. There are plans in the works currently with local law enforcement, as well as emergency services. Several cities and villages in the county are also working on events for the eclipse. More information will be provided closer to date.

Joe Kopus from the Logan County Sheriff’s Office discussed with the group that they are working very hard with the Drug Task Force to manage many of the county’s drug issues. They have also seen many domestic issues over the last few weeks. The Sherriff’s Office will host a Back-to-School Bowling night at TP Lanes on Saturday, August 26th.

Travis Irvan from the Logan County Health District said that recently his board approved a new resolution requiring that dogs, cats, and ferrets that are going to be in public must have the rabies vaccine. The Heath District is working with The Ohio State University to bring a low-cost vaccine clinic to Logan County for pets that need the vaccine, with the possible low cost of $10.

Kandie Horton and Adam Brannon from the Logan County Board of Elections went over election petitions with the mayors, reminding them of the laws when it comes to filling them out. Horton also reminded the group that there will be a special in-person election on August 8th. All voting must be done in their office in Bellefontaine for this election.

Ben Vollrath from Logan County Economic Development reminded the mayors to apply for the Landbank Demo Program and other grants. Also, if mayors are not already members, the Logan County Chamber of Commerce is running a special for membership and spoke of the many benefits the chamber offers.

In a round table discussion, the mayors hashed out the plan for the county-wide Beggars Night, also known as Trick or Treat. After some discussion, the tradition was brought back, Russells Point Mayor Robin Reams has more:

The Logan County Beggars Night will be held on Thursday, October 26th, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, with the exception of Belle Center. Belle Center will hold its Beggars Night Saturday, October 28th, 2023 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

In Zanesfield they are hosting their Summer Block Party and Car Show on Saturday, July 22nd complete with food trucks, bounce houses, wagon rides to historical sites, music, square dancing, and many vendors. Registration will begin at 2 PM, while the event runs from 3 PM to 9 PM.

West Liberty is hosting the 25th Annual Ice Cream Social at the West Liberty United Methodist Church this Saturday. All proceeds go to benefit Calvin Woodruff and his family. The event is set to run from 4 PM to 7:30 PM.

DeGraff is hosting a Car Show this Friday from 3 PM – 7 PM. Hot Dogs and Popcorn, as well as food trucks, will be available. The village is also working on improving Emergency Medical Services and upgrading the water loop in the water treatment plant.

Belle Center will be hosting the Behind the Badge Cruise-in.

West Mansfield continues to work on drainage issues within the village. They are also working on many upgrades to their parks and replacing many fire hydrants.

Russells Point has begun many improvements projects to their municipal park, and will soon be adding a Pickleball Court.

The next Logan County Mayors Association meeting will take place on October 18th at 6:30 PM in DeGraff.