Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. We’ll have more reports next week. Buckeye Lake • Nov. 5: A Hebron woman reported a man whom she couldn’t identify assaulted her. • Nov. 5: A Family Dollar employee spotted a Walnut Road woman shoplifting clothing. The woman was cited for theft. • Nov. 6: A West 5th Street woman told police she […]

Jerry Lee Crago

Jerry Lee Crago, age 66, of Thurston, passed away at his residence on Friday, November 6, 2009. He had his own roofing business. He is survived by his daughters, Sharnie Zabonik, Nikki Crago, and Kristi (Mike) White; brothers, Gary, Mike, and Shane; sisters, Bev Rayburn and Nancy Feeman; and six grandchildren. Memorials can be made in his name to Fairfield […]

Thomas E. “Tommy” Hudgens

A funeral service celebrating the life of Thomas E. “Tommy” Hudgens, 49, of Harbor Hills, will be held Friday, November 13, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Robert Rucker as celebrant. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown. Tommy died Tuesday afternoon, November 10, 2009, in Newark following a brief illness. […]

Mary K. Pistole

Mary K. Pistole, age 54, of Carroll, died Wednesday, November 4, 2009, at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus. Born September 22, 1955, in Columbus, she was a graduate of Groveport High School. She was employed at National Trail Raceway and was an avid drag racing enthusiast. A loving wife and mother, she also loved everyone in the […]

Contracts awarded for high school renovation

BALTIMORE – It’s moving time at Liberty Union-Thurston High School. Moves started last weekend to clear space for the first of six phases to totally renovate the high school building. Art and family/consumer science classes have moved into the two of the three suites rented by the district in the Dedicated Mortgage building just south of the high school. Other […]

Dupler continues to attack fire department

MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustee Sonny Dupler isn’t letting his tiny two-vote unofficial lead over Millersport Fire Chief Bill Yates temper his attacks on the department. Dupler was in full attack mode at Tuesday morning’s trustees meeting. When the fire/EMS contract came up in old business, he said he had looked over the Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department budget, while noting […]

Principal returns to Millersport

MILLERSPORT – Angie Harrison is back, and the community is happy about it. The new principal this year at Millersport Elementary is also the “old” principal at Millersport Elementary. Harrison got her start teaching sixth grade there for nine years, spent four years as principal at the school before leaving three years ago and is now back “home.” “She’s not […]

Millersport named School of Promise

MILLERSPORT – Millersport Elementary School was named a School of Promise by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE). The distinction was awarded to only 60 schools in the State of Ohio. Used to measure academic success in Reading for the 2008- 09 school year, the School of Promise award requires a 75% score in Reading for grades three, four, five […]


The Hebron Kroger store sponsored a chili contest Nov. 5 to raise money for Licking County United Way. Nine organizations and businesses volunteered to participate: Hometown Deli, T. C. Weiser Construction, Fred Harris/Kirkersville United Methodist Church, Clay’s Cafe, Jonathan Taylor/Edward Jones, Scott Walters/Crossroads Floral, Hebron United Methodist Church, Dale Scheidegger Pump Service and Kelin Wilkins. Hebron Village Administrator Mike McFarland […]

Christmas box drop off is next week

BUCKEYE LAKE – Operation Christmas Child boxes can be dropped off next week at First Community Church on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake. Drop-off times are: • Monday and Tuesday: 5-8 p.m. • Wednesday and Friday: 5-9 p.m. • Thursday: 5 – 8 p.m. • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • Sunday: 1-4 p.m.