What a BLASST!

Merv Bartholow honored as boat parade Grand Marshal

BUCKEYE LAKE – The weather was perfect for last Friday night’s BLASST. The nearly 25- minute show included a surprise for BLASST coordinator Tory Wolfe. Hamburg Fireworks thanked her for her years of service with a special American flag display. Wolfe had mentioned how her late father had loved to light a special American flag display when Buckeye Lake’s fireworks […]

Township to get $3 million estate tax windfall



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Fiscal Officer Jill Linn had quite a surprise for trustees Tuesday night. When President Joe Hart asked if she had any correspondence to the board, Linn said the county auditor’s office notified her to expect a $3,034.434.36 estate tax payment for the township’s general revenue fund. Linn told trustees that she had been instructed to have […]

Disc golf comes to Hebron



HEBRON – Hebron has a new golf course, but not in the traditional sense. Hebron Village Administrator Mike McFarland said the village is creating a disc golf course in Evans Park, which is operational and open to the public now, but the course is still awaiting some features that won’t be added until autumn. He said the disc golf coursewhich […]

Time to check the air!



It’s time to check the air in Buckeye Lake Village Council chambers. Something is amiss when two of the three members of council’s Public Service Committee name M•E Engineers as their first or second choice to design and oversee the village’s upcoming storm water drainage project. The firm – which has charged the village hundreds of thousands in fees for […]

A new team is needed to continue BLASST



Editor: All I can say is thank God the big day part is over. Tom Swank apologies for the missing 30 seconds of silence for the prayer after taps on the radio simulcast. It was overlooked in our hurry to get the soundtrack done and sent to the fireworks company. I write the voice-over copy and got it to him […]

200 Years Young

Thornville celebrates bicentennial

THORNVILLE – Thornville Mayor Beth Patrick spent a sleepless night Saturday, remembering the storms that pounded the area that day. The next day would be Thornville’s bicentennial celebration. Many people worked together on the event for more than a year and the only thing that could ruin it would be more rain like Saturday’s. Fortunately, Sunday was anything but rainy. […]

Josh Blauser



Josh Blauser, 37, of Baltimore, died as the result of a motorcycle accident on Saturday, July 2, 2011. Josh was a 1992 graduate of Bloom Carroll High School. After graduation, he served four years in the United States Navy. Josh served as a volunteer lieutenant with the Basil Joint Fire District. Josh was an extraordinary example of working hard and […]

Teresa Ann Bowers



Teresa Ann Bowers, 34 of Newark, died unexpectedly Saturday, July2, 2011. She was born in Newark, on August 23, 1976. She attended Lakewood Schools. Teresa is survived by sons, Kenneth Robertson, Levi Bowers, Travis Houston and daughter Le’lah Campbell; her mother, Cindy Barcus (Mike Luke); sisters, Susan (Gary) Goings and Valerie Ziliox; uncles, Floyd and Don Barcus; aunt, Shannon Barcus; […]

Hazel M. Cattano



Hazel M. Cattano, 66, of Baltimore, went home to with the Lord on Saturday, July 2, 2011 at The Pickering House. Hazel is survived by her children, Rocky (Christina) Jones, William (Lisa) Gibson, Shane (Stacy) Gibson, and Amanda (Zack) Cattano; grandchildren, William, Harley, Ian, Thai, Layne, Shade, Raistlin, Coen, Shawn, and Tyler; great grandchildren, Wyatt and Rayne; nieces and nephews, […]

Alta L. Rardain



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Alta L. Rardain, 101, of Columbus, formerly of Granville, was held July 6, 2011, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor M. Stephen Merold as celebrant. Burial followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Alta died Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the home of her daughter in Columbus, following a brief illness. […]


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