BELLVILLE — The sudden storm that left Ohio in a state of emergency left many Ohioans without power. Knox County residents made forays into neighboring counties to find relief in the way of food, water, fuel, and of course, generators. The small village of Bellville, just 17 miles north on Ohio 13, was visited by many Knox County residents on Saturday.
“Everyone wants to hook up generators,” stated Dave Hofferberg, an employee at Smith’s TruValue Hardware, Bellville. Associate Rinda Sansom agreed and they cited purchases of generators, plugs, oil, chainsaw chains, oil, wicks for lanterns, and much more, were made by Knox County residents.
Hofferberg said owner Brad Smith said it was one of the busiest Saturdays they’ve had in awhile, and the generators were sold out. Not only Bellville residents were buying, so were Fredericktown and Mount Vernon residents.