School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of November 9. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Hamburger w/ pickles, oven fries, and fruit. Tuesday: Hip dippers, green beans, choice of fruit, roll and butter. Wednesday: Spaghetti w/meat sauce, garden salad w/dressing, bread stick, and sherbet. Thursday: Deli sandwich, carrot sticks w/dip, potato salad, and choice of fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, mixed vegetable, choice […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. We’ll have more reports next week. Buckeye Lake • Oct. 18: A driver was cited for going 51 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road. Driver said she was late for church. • Oct. 17: A driver was cited for going 50 in a 35 miles per hour zone on […]

Robert “Bob” Banfill



Robert “Bob” Banfill, age 65, died October 31, 2009, in an auto accident. He was born on July 21, 1944. He retired from Buckeye Honda, and was a member of St. Bernadette’s Catholic Church and attended the Jacksontown United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Millersport Lions Club, Millersport American Legion, and […]

Bernard D. Romine Sr.



Bernard D. Romine Sr., age 74, of Buckeye Lake passed away on Friday, October 30, 2009, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center, in Newark. He was born in Rutland, Ohio, on November 2, 1934, to the late Wilbur D. and Hazel (Jacks) Romine. Bernard worked at Bowman Chevrolet in Hebron for many years, then retired from the Newark Air Force […]

Ralph W. Swartz



Ralph W. Swartz, 79, of Baltimore, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, November 03, 2009, at the Pickering House in Lancaster. Ralph was born February 14, 1930, in Baltimore to the late Joseph and Nina (Raver) Swartz. Ralph was a graduate of Carroll High School, Class of 1949. He was retired from truck driving with the Matlack Trucking Company. As a […]

M. Irene Tisdale



M. Irene Tisdale, 84 of Greenville, South Carolina, former resident of Millersport, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at her residence. She was a former member of the Millersport Rebekah Lodge #885, and a life member of the VFW Post 3761 Ladies Auxiliary and life member of the VFW National Children’s Home. She is survived by her daughters, Sandi Jaycocks of […]

Glen P. Tuggle



A funeral service celebrating the life of Glen P. Tuggle, 87, of Pataskala, was held October 31, 2009, in the Chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville. Burial with full military honors followed in the Kirkersville Cemetery. Glen died early Thursday morning, October 29, 2009, at his home following an extended illness. He was born August 6, 1922, in Swords […]

Liberty Township wants to get wired



BALTIMORE – Liberty Township resident Joseph Machado wonders why Liberty Township can’t cross into the 21st Century. He says many residents and business owners are unhappy with some areas of the township’s sluggish Internet service and he’s on a quest to bring faster service to the entire community. Machado said he and a volunteer broadbandseeking team are distributing a survey, […]

Pharmacist returns to Hebron



HEBRON – Pharmacist Bruce Kolbe is a familiar face to many Hebron area residents. Kolbe, who staffs the new Arensberg Pharmacy in the Village Shopping Center in Hebron, owned and operated the Hebron Pharmacy in close to the same location from 1975 to 2000. “I am thrilled, elated, to be back here,” Kolbe said. “The people here are fabulous. I […]

Medicare Check-up Day set



NEWARK – State experts will attend a “Medicare Check-Up Day” and dispense information to older adults about Medicare at Zerger Hall Senior Center on Friday, Nov. 13. Officials from the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will attend the event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the senior center, 745 E. Main St. […]


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