School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of February 15. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: No School – Presidents’ Day Tuesday: Bosco sticks w/ dip, buttered corn, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken & rice bowl, vegetable medley, mandarin oranges, and fortune cookie. Thursday: Walking taco w/RF Doritos, buttered corn, choice of fruit, and Rice Krispie Treat. Friday: Specialty pizza, green beans, […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Feb. 4: A North Bank Road man said someone stole several items from his house three or four months ago. • Feb. 6: Police assisted Hebron Police with a domestic dispute. • Feb. 6: A driver was cited for driving 53 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Walnut Road. […]

Ruth Riley Drake



Ruth Riley Drake, 92, passed away on February 3, 2010, at the residence of her daughter and son-in-law, Julia D. and Andrew G. Alfred, in Millersport. Born April 25, 1917, in Akron, she was the daughter of Julia Almasi Riley Cookson, and John F. Riley. On June 22, 1938, she wedded James Watts Drake, who preceded her in death in […]

Richard P. “Dick” Gordon



Richard P. “Dick” Gordon, 79, of Thornville, died February 7, 2010, at Pickering House in Lancaster. Dick was born November 18, 1930, in Glenford, the son of the late Robert A. and Goldie Gordon. He was a 1949 graduate of Glenford High School. He served in the Marines in the Korean Conflict where he was an airplane mechanic. Dick was […]

Beatrice Jean Griffith



A graveside funeral service, celebrating the life of Beatrice Jean Griffith, 85, of Buckeye Lake, was held February 8, 2010, at Glen Rest Memorial Estates, with Fr. William J Ferguson as celebrant. Bea died peacefully February 3, 2010, at Newark Healthcare Center following an extended illness. She was born September 11, 1924, in Fabin, Minnesota, the daughter of the late […]

John Michael Hanna



John Michael Hanna, 62 of Baltimore, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at the Pickering House. He was born on June 5, 1947, in Lancaster to the late Merle L. and Helen Hanna. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Hanna of Lancaster; son, Michael Hanna of New York; two grandchildren, Nichole and Kyle Hanna of Lancaster; a great grandson, […]

Marcia Lou Lape (nee Giesy)



Marcia Lou Lape (nee Giesy), age 75, passed away February 3, 2010, at The Renaissance Retirement Community, Olmsted Township. She was born August 17, 1934, in Liberty Township, Fairfield County; graduated Parma Schaff High School and attended Kent State University. Marcia was the daughter of the late Pearl and Louise (nee Laver) Giesy; and youngest sister of the late Darlene […]

Roger T. Llewellyn, Sr.



Roger T. Llewellyn, Sr. 67, of New Lexington, former resident of Millersport, died Saturday, February 6, 2010, at his residence. He was a meat cutter and later became a truck driver. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the US Army and a member of the VFW Post 1380 and Fairfield Fish and Game Association. He is survived by sons, […]

James D. Marshall



A funeral service celebrating the life of James D. Marshall, 50, of Buckeye Lake, was held February 9, 2010, at the chapel of the Hoskinson Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Brown as celebrant. Interment will follow at a later date in Clifton, West Virginia. Jim died suddenly on Friday evening, February 5, 2010, at home. He was born September 4, […]

Bids due Feb. 23 for new middle school



BALTIMORE – Bids for Liberty Union-Thurston’s new middle school are due Tuesday, Feb. 23. A pre-bid meeting is set for Feb. 16. Meanwhile, work continues on the first phase of the high school renovation. “The work seems very good,” Superintendent Paul Mathews told board members Monday night. The first phase which is the western side of the first floor should […]


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