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Mary Elizabeth Foster Anspach



Mary Elizabeth Foster Anspach, age 83, passed on to her eternal home on September 26, 2011, at Autumn Healthcare in Thornville. Mary was born December 11, 1927 in Newark, the daughter of the late Harold and Audrey Phipps Foster. She was a member of the Thornville United Methodist Church where she loved to sing and play the piano. Mary was […]

William (Bill) Ray Boggess



William (Bill) Ray Boggess, of Lancaster, was born in Baltimore in 1926, passed away on September 26. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Mabel and Lyle Boggess; sister, Shirley Crist; and infant brother, Ned Boggess. Bill was a WW II veteran serving on the Navy USS Atherton DE-169, which was credited with destroying the last German […]

Dr. Howard Stanley “Stan” Culbertson, M.D.



Dr. Howard Stanley “Stan” Culbertson, M.D. 61 of Alexandria, LA, passed from this life May 30,2011, from cancer of the appendix. Dr. Culbertson was a 1967 graduate of Lakewood High School in Hebron, a 1971 graduate of Ohio State University with a B.S. in Zoology (premed), and a 1977 graduate of LSU Medical School New Orleans, LA. He completed his […]

Robert W. Schafsnitz



Robert W. Schafsnitz, 78, of Thornville, passed away September 20, 2011, at his home. Robert was born November 16, 1932, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Wendell and Leona (Schnell) Schafsnitz. He was a Korean Conflict Army veteran. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Annette, mother of daughters, Cassie and Wendy (Marcus); his first wife, Betty, mother […]

Sue E. (Stirling) Sturgill



A graveside service for Sue E. (Stirling) Sturgill, 59 of Hebron, will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Hermon Cemetery in Athens County, Ohio. Sue was born in Columbus, on May 26, 1952 to the late Pearl Arthur and Margaret (Nesser) Stirling. She passed away at her residence in Hebron on September 25, […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Sept. 21: An officer responded to a verbal dispute on Wood Street. The parties were split up, but one of the parties said the other returned and continued to yell after the officer left the scene. • Sept. 22: A driver was cited for traveling 48 in a 35 miles per […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of October 3. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Hamburger on bun w/pickles, crispy sweet potato fries, and choice of fruit. Tuesday; Hip dipper, seasoned green beans, and fruit. Wednesday: Chicken rice bowl, California blend vegetables, fruit, and fortune cookie. Thursday: Mini corn dogs, baked beans, Cheez-It® Scrabble Jr. crackers, and fruit. Friday: Specialty pizza, crisp […]

Baltimore seeking a 4-mill police levy



BALTIMORE – Baltimore Police Chief Michael Tussey said he joined the Baltimore department five years ago with the goal of creating a full-time and full service police department. “We’ve accomplished that,” said Tussey, whose department conducts all of its own investigations. However, while creating a plan for the next five years Tussey realized that the department still has much to […]

Fall color starting to appear



COLUMBUS – The first week of autumn is ushering in an array of colors as Ohio begins its fall color transformation, according to Casey Burdick, Fall Color Forester for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). “Many maple and ash trees are welcoming us into this year’s fall color season,” said Burdick. “The white ash are showing dark purples while […]


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