Parenting class set



NEWARK – Licking Memorial Hospital has scheduled a Parenting Class for Wednesday, January 28, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in the Ruth Ridout Room (third floor) of the hospital, located at 1320 West Main Street, in Newark. The class prepares parents-to-be and new parents for what to expect as their babies grow. Topics covered include infant growth and development, ways […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Grafting the Right Way – Saturday, January 31, 8:30 a.m. to noon., Zand Education Center greenhouse classroom, $30/$20 members. Rich Larson, The Arboretum’s propagator, will show you how to graft plants the right way for success in reproducing your own plants in this hands-on class. Rootstock and scion wood […]

‘Watchdog’ makes an offer to the dog warden



Editor: In dog warden Duval’s November 22 letter he stated, “Can you imagine the emails she has received from this man and the watchdog? They are usually very long and filled with rudeness, disrespectfulness, and derogatory comments.” Obviously, I disagree with this totally outrageous and libelous assertion. But now that he has put it out there, I am game; let’s […]

Bowling Green Township hires G.O.B. style



Editor: This year I missed the once a year Board of Trustees big plans meeting for 2009. I have attended in the past and last year was apparently not much different than the current results. Luckily I got the full audio by clicking to Bowlinggreentownship. com within hours of the meeting actually happening. In about a month, we can all […]

College Goal Sunday: Free help with financial aid offered



NEWARK – College Goal Sunday is a free program offering college-bound students and families the opportunity to have expert help completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Hosted by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA), this one-day free event will be held statewide on Sunday, February 8, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. A session […]

Students collecting pennies to fight cancer



COLUMBUS – Central Ohio students will be plundering their piggy banks this winter in the fight against their age group’s No. 1 cancer killer. It’s a stat more frightening than any pop quiz and more chilling than any wind chill reading. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among school-aged children and young adults. During the 2007-08 school year, […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 26th. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Hot dog, tater tots, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Bosco sticks w/ dip, buttered corn, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, veggie, choice of fruit, and roll & butter. Thursday: French toast sticks w/syrup, sausage patty, Starz, and orange juice. Friday: Specialty pizza, […]

Floyd Matthew Gainer



A funeral service celebrating the life of Floyd Matthew Gainer, 27, of Newark, was January 17, 2009, in the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Steven Brown as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Matt died suddenly Monday, January 12, 2009. He was born in Columbus, on May 29, 1981, the son of the late Rhita Burtnett […]

James Griggs



James Griggs, 72, formerly of Millersport crossed the Rainbow Bridge to join his special furry and feather friends on Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. He was born Oct. 23, 1936, in Junction City. Jim was an electrician for Ralston Foods for 18 years. Jim is survived by his wife, Barbara (Breining); son, Jeffrey Griggs; daughter, Jody McCormick (Shane Neibling); grandchildren, Justine […]

Dorothy Lieser



Dorothy Lieser, 78 of Thornville, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at her Thornville home. She was born December 14, 1930, in Newark, to the late Benjamin and Helen (Swingle) Bennett. She was a member of WAVES, a division of the U.S. Navy, during World War II. She loved NASCAR especially Jeff Gordon, spending time with her family, pets and […]


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