candy filled pumpkin

Trick or Treat will be October 31, 2020 from 4:00 to 6:00

It is strongly recommended that Ohioans exercise caution when deciding to participate in trick-or-treating and events that put them in close contact with people outside their households.

• If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of houses you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat-givers as possible. For small children, consider holding the bag for them.

• Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home. (NOTE: Never wipe unpackaged food with wipes.)

• Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.

• If your child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your doctor before allowing participation in Halloween activities.

• For trick-or-treating, reach out to neighbors to discuss ways to ensure 6-foot social distancing, how candy can most safely be distributed, and the need for face coverings.

• Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container or set up a hand-sanitizing station. Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one. Or use other creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy “slide” made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wall or fence.

Read additional guidelines in the link below:


New Water Tower

Groundbreaking ceremony was September 17, 2020.

Left to right:  Tom Poulson, Bob McNutt, Stacey Rogers, Al Snyder



Photo courtesy of Becky Dannemiller

Repeal Section 93.40 of the Smithville Code of Ordinances

The repeal of Section 93.40 of the Smithville Code of Ordinances will be placed on first reading September 15, 2020. 

Ordinance Repealing and Replacing Section 155.013(G)

September 15, 2020 an ordinance repealing and replacing Section 155.013(G) of the Smithville Code of Ordinances will be placed on first reading 

Photo courtesy of Mike Turner

Photo courtesy of Mike Turner

hot air balloon
hot air balloon

Photos courtesy of Mike Turner