CIRCLEVILLE — From 1836 until around 1840, Old Lot 3 and 4 which became New Lot 292, was a part of the commons area around the old octagonal courthouse. In 1855, the first building appeared on this lot. It became known as Wittich’s Block and was numbered 107 West Main Street.

Here are the best-sellers for the week that ended Saturday, Aug. 17, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan © 2019 NPD Group.

DON’T MISS: 2019 MTV Video Music Awards — They’ll be handing out plenty of “Moon Person” statues at the annual trophy-fest — Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift lead with 10 nominations apiece. But it’s the performances we really crave. Set to take the stage in Newark, New Jersey are Shawn Mendes…

PALMETTO, Ga. — Soon after Netflix released “Stranger Things,” fans of all ages came into Bradley’s Big Buy grocery store in Palmetto, Georgia, dressed like characters from the show, and wandered toward the Eggo waffles aisle, cameras in hand.

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Dear Readers: It’s back-to-school time, and time to shop for SCHOOL SUPPLIES. Your child’s school should put out a list of required supplies — the list is usually available at big retailers, grocers and on the school district’s website.

Dear Heloise: As a dispatcher for the police department, I can tell you that we get a lot of 911 calls that are NOT AN EMERGENCY. It’s not uncommon for someone to call to inquire about the weather and road conditions, a store that refuses to accept a returned item or any other nuisance calls…

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:

Older people are at a greater risk of fraud and other forms of financial exploitation. The United States Postal Service has seen an increase in mail fraud and is promoting community strength and fraud awareness as a way to prevent abuse. Social Security agrees. You can help your more vulnera…

COLUMBUS — In a continuing effort to control deer populations, specifically those affecting native plant communities, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will coordinate special deer hunts at eight state nature preserves across the state.

The name Awegust better describes the way I feel about the month of August. I am in awe. What has filled me with awe? It is the bounty of the month. Just a few short weeks ago, I planted seeds which have become onions, lettuce, broccoli, beets, tomatoes, peppers, beans, cabbage and lettuce. …

Studio One recently held a music camp for 6-12 year old children called “Something in the Summer.” During the camp, each student received a camp T-shirt; the students learned many fun and interesting facts about music theory and about rhythm activities to sing with movement that could lead t…

DEAR ABBY: I’ve been with my boyfriend, “Rocko,” for two years, but in the late months of last year, he became distant. He would disappear for days at a time, block my phone number and ignore me. I was sure he was seeing another woman or taking drugs because he is an ex-addict.

DEAR ABBY: Sometimes when my husband has been drinking, he does things I consider inappropriate with his cousin and childhood friend “Jasper.” The most recent incident involved my husband pulling down his pants and showing Jasper his private parts. Later that night he tried to grab Jasper’s crotch.

Dear Readers: Believe it or not, and despite great efforts to deter it, COUNTERFEIT MONEY is still out there. And the surprising places it’s showing up? The family garage, yard or tag sale, and at meetups arranged through online purchases.

In our woods at Mary Virginia Crites Hannan Park, along our streets and roads, in our state parks and national forests, and in our own backyards, a battle is raging. It began in the early 1990s.