School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of March 29. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Chicken patty sandwich, cheesy potatoes, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Big daddy pizza, vegetable, and choice of fruit. Wednesday: Chicken & noodles, whipped potatoes, roll/butter, and fruit crisp. Thursday: BBQ sandwich, potato wedges, choice of fruit, and mini ice cream sandwich. Friday: Specialty pizza, garden salad w/dressing, […]

Lakewood kindergarten registration set for April 13-14



HEBRON – Lakewood parents with children entering kindergarten in August must pick up information packets and schedule a registration appointment before April 13. The packets are available from the Hebron Elementary School office at 709 Deacon St. Appointments can be made when picking up the packet. Registration appointments can be made from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • March 17: A Walnut Road juvenile reported his skateboard stolen. • March 19: A Central Aveue man was cited for failure to stop at a Highland Street intersection. • March 19: An Alexandria man was cited for driving the wrong way on Union Street. • March 21: A driver was warned […]

Claude “Gene” E. Acker



Claude “Gene” E. Acker, 80 of Baltimore, died Friday, March 19, 2010, at Crestview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He was retired from Crown- Zellerbach and a Korean Conflict veteran serving in the US Army as a Corporal. He was a member of the Baltimore VFW Post 3761. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Geraldine M. Acker; […]

William Randall “Billy” Laughlin



William Randall “Billy” Laughlin, 19, of Pataskala, died suddenly March 20, 2010, in Etna, as a result of an accidental inhalation of fumes while working. He was born July 20, 1990, in Newark, the son of Frank Laughlin Jr. and Tammy Ross. He attended Sheridan and Lakewood schools. Billy loved life, was a hard worker and was filled with character […]

Helen E. McDaniel



Helen E. McDaniel, April 13, 1919-March 23, 2010, died peacefully early Tuesday morning following an extended illness. She was born in Groveport, the daughter of the late Warren A. and Clara Ell (Eddins) Simms. Helen was an active member of the Buckeye Lake Ladies Guild, Volunteered at the Board of Elections, and was a member of the First Community Church […]

John Albert Ruff



A graveside funeral service, celebrating the life of John Albert Ruff, 94, of Newark, formerly of Outville, was held March 19, 2010, in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Granville, with Pastor M. Stephen Merold as celebrant. John died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, in Newark. He was born October 4, 1915, near Amanda, the son of the late William and Roma Dell […]

Walter Kenneth Weaver



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Walter Kenneth Weaver, 95, of Pataskala, was held March 21, 2010, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Phil Manson as celebrant. Burial followed in Kirkersville Cemetery He died Friday, March 19, 2010, in Pataskala, following an extended illness. He was born in Morgan County, Ohio, on January 18, […]

Middle school bids come in below estimates



BALTIMORE – Liberty Union-Thurston School District residents got more good news when the bids for the new middle school were opened March 9. Nine separate bid packages were opened including joint high school/middle school bids for technology and food service, construction of the new middle school, flooring for the high school renovation and environmental cleanup of a fuel tank. Estimates […]

Mayor makes fee plea to health department



BUCKEYE LAKE – Mayor Rick Baker is trying to convince the Licking County Board of Health to reduce permit fees as village residents connect their homes to a new public water distribution system. However, health department board members may have their own ideas. Some residents were shocked to learn recently that the health department is requiring permits and inspections for […]


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