Queen of the Lake, crew helps with boat rescue Sunday



BUCKEYE LAKE – The lake was jammed with boats Sunday afternoon as the Buckeye Lake Museum’s “Queen of the Lake” was returning to its dock after discharging her passengers at the North Shore Boat Ramp. Nearby a small boat with two men and two teenagers was taking on water. It capsized throwing the four occupants into the water. Queen Captain […]

Animal shelter sets Sunday open houses



NEWARK – The Licking County Animal Shelter will mark the beginning of Sunday afternoon hours with a special community celebration called “Summertime Sundays – Find Your Best Friend” on Sunday July 11th. Animal shelter office manager John Silva said the idea is to provide another opportunity for shelter volunteers to help people look for their lost pet or find a […]

National Road plaque to be dedicated July 11



KIRKERSVILLE – A celebration of the history of the old National Road will take place Sunday, July 11 with the dedication of a Historic National Road interpretive sign in front of Kirkersville United Methodist Church. Licking County Commissioner Doug Smith will present a history of the National Road, Kirkersville and a 1896-1900 community autographed quilt as part of the dedication […]

Two levy forums left



HEBRON – Lakewood School District voters with questions about the levy on the August 3 ballot have two more opportunities to ask questions and get more information. • Thursday, July 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Enjoy a free root beer float. • Sunday, July 25 from 1 – 4 p.m. at Hebron’s Canal Park. […]

Tax credit helped stabilize home prices



COLUMBUS – Home sales activity in Ohio posted big gains in May, as buyers began to finalize purchases resulting from the federal home buyer tax credit program that expired a month earlier, according to statistics provided to the Ohio Association of REALTORS by the state’s Multiple Listing Services. “The federal home buyer tax credit incentive proved to be a big […]

Someone you should know: Barb Clark



The Barb Clark File Name: Barbara Clark Lake Area Resident Since: Birth in Pleasantville; since 1956 in Millersport. Claim to Fame: A retired teacher, she started the community’s well-known White Christmas program in 1967. What She Loves Most About her Community: “The friendliness, and the way people look out for each other.” Most People Know: She loves to play…golf, euchre, […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Ohio Mushroom Society Mini- Foray- Saturday, July 10 or September 25, 9 a.m. – noon, Meet on Visitors Center deck. Come join several members of the Ohio Mushroom Society and take a leisurely walk through wooded areas of Dawes Arboretum looking for fleshy fungi. Participants will collect specimen finds […]

Freda C. Bolen-Rigsby



Freda C. Bolen-Rigsby, age 77, of Baltimore, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2010, at the Crestview Nursing Home in Lancaster. She was born on September 26, 1932, to the late Leo N. and Lowanna R. (Brelsford) Bevard. She was a member of the Reynoldsburg Grace Apostolic Church in Reynoldsburg. She is survived by her children, Lowanna M. (Alan) Persinger […]

Harold Jay Evansky



Harold Jay Evansky, Jr., 50, of Columbus, passed away suddenly from cancer on Thursday, June 10, 2010, at Heartland of Chillicothe. He was born January 13, 1960, in Columbus, to Harold Jay Evansky, Sr. and Eleanor (Derenburger) Evansky. He is survived by his wife, Pamela; his father, Harold Jay Evansky, Sr.; his children, Nichole Evansky (Arturo), April Rose, Robert Rose […]

Lovell Clyde Ginn



A graveside service, celebrating the life of Lovell Clyde Ginn, 86, of Johnstown, formerly of Newark, was held July 7, 2010, in the Concord Cemetery, Johnstown, with Pastor Bud Brown as celebrant. He was born February 17, 1924, in Vanceburg, Kentucky, the son of the late Darwin and Maggie (Elliott) Ginn. He died Saturday evening, July 3, 2010, in Johnstown, […]


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