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School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 4. Glenford/Somerset/Thornville Elementary Monday: Pizza bites, buttered corn, choice of fruit, and Scooby Snacks. Tuesday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, Fritos, and fruit bar. Wednesday: Potato bowl w/ popcorn chicken/corn/gravy, fruit crisp, roll and butter. Thursday; Cheeseburger, seasoned fries, and fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, garden salad w/dressing, and fruit. Hebron Elementary/Jackson Intermediate […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Dec. 16: A Hebron resident said someone broke into her Hunts Landing Road office and stole office equipment. • Dec. 17: An officer was dispatched to a verbal dispute at a Highland Street residence. No charges were filed. • Dec. 17: An officer was dispatched to check on a reported domestic […]

Meredith Junior Laughrey



Meredith Junior Laughrey, 76, of Thurston, died Thursday, December 17, 2009, at the Pickering House. He retired from Owens Corning and Allen Refactors in Pataskala, Ohio. Meredith played softball and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and bowling. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mildred F. Laughrey; sons, James Laughrey and Timothy Laughrey, both of Newark, Ohio; son-in-law, Joe […]

Cassie June Shaffer



Funeral services for Cassie June Shaffer, 70, of Thornville, were held at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, December 21, 2009, with Chaplain Cliff Biggers officiating. Inurnment will follow at a later date. Mrs. Shaffer died at Arlington Nursing Home on Thursday, December 17, 2009. She was born in Lincoln County, West Virginia on June 5, 1939, to the late Clarence “Curly” […]

Lakewood starts the process to cut $1 million



HEBRON- Lakewood Superintendent Jay Gault could cut $1 million from the district’s budget with the stroke of a pen, but the decision’s not that simple. “Honestly, there’s not a plan yet,” he said. The district hosted its first community task force meeting Dec. 14 – a 62-person citizens’ group charged with deciding the best places to cut $1 million from […]

Creek cleanup may benefit Buckeye Lake



UNION TOWNSHIP – Clearing Feeder Creek nearly a mile upstream will have a positive effect on all of Buckeye Lake, said George O’Donnel, of the Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow Watershed Group, a partnership of individuals and organizations dedicated to improving water quality in the Buckeye Lake Watershed. Buckeye Lake State Park Manager Tim Waln said two work crews of seven […]

Trustees approve zoning change



HEBRON – Union Township Trustees unanimously approved resident Martin Demczyk’s request to rezone four acres from agriculture to R1 (low density residential). Demczyk plans to purchase land adjoining his property and convert a barn located on his property into a house. His land adjoins his father’s land on Blacks Road and Demczyk said he and his family intend to live […]

More H1N1 clinics set for Dec. 28-30



NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department has administered almost 16,000 doses of the H1N1 vaccine since it became available, and the vaccine will continue to be offered free of charge during future clinics. The Health Department’s H1N1 clinic schedule is as follows: • Monday, December 28, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Home School Investigations: Wiggly Worms- Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010, 9:00 am – 10:30 am, $3 per child, registration required, meet at the Discovery Center. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each session will include a hands–on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content […]


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