Thomas Paul Getreu

A funeral mass, celebrating the life of Thomas Paul Getreu, 76, of Pataskala, was held November 26, 2011, at The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Buckeye Lake, with Rev. Fr. William Ferguson as celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed at St. Joseph’s cemetery in Lockbourne. Tom died early November 23, 2011, in Columbus following a long illness. […]

Mary Jane Hess

A funeral service for Mary Jane Hess, age 67, of Newark, was held November 29, 2011, at the Newark Chapel of Henderson- Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Eric Miller officiating. Burial followed in Wilson Cemetery. Mary passed away peacefully Saturday, November 26, 2011, at her home. She was born November 4, 1944, in Newark to the late […]

James Arthur Puffer

James Arthur Puffer passed away November 18, 2011, at The Communities, Spruce Lodge Bigfork, Minnesota. Jim was the son of John Carroll Puffer and Verna Viola Boyer Puffer. He was born in Lancaster, on August 17, 1929. He attended Jacksontown and Hebron schools. He married Laveda Fern Patterson in 1951 and she preceded him in death in 1982. He married […]

Emily M. Short

Emily M. Short, age 90, November 26, 2011, she went home to be with her Lord and Savior where she will be waiting for you. Her prayer was always that we would be an unbroken circle around God’s throne. Emily was a wonderful loving wife to her husband, Elza Short, whom she married on February 21, 1921. She is survived […]

Nola B. Holliday Sims

Nola B. Holliday Sims, age 85 of Baltimore, passed away Saturday, November 26, 2011, at Autumn Lake Health Care. She was born on October 9, 1926, in Thurston, to the late Azle H. and Florence G. Smeck Holliday. She was a graduate of Pleasantville High School. She was a retired employee of DCSC in Columbus, and a member of Baltimore […]

Traffic fatalities drop

COLUMBUS – Provisional numbers released Monday by the Ohio State Highway Patrol show fewer motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Thanksgiving Holiday. During the reporting period, which began Wednesday, November 23, at 12:00 a.m., and ran through Sunday, November 27, at 11:59 p.m., 14 people were killed on Ohio’s roadways. This is a decrease from the past two years […]


Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Nov. 23: A Duke service station employee reported a customer left without paying for $36 of gasoline. • Nov. 24: An officer was dispatched to a residence where a person was experiencing an overdose. After the officer arrived, a man entered the home, yelling and cursing at the officer, and interfering […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of December 5. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Cheeseburger, vegetable choice, and fruit. Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, succotash, fruit, and roll & butter. Wednesday: French toast sticks w/syrup, sausage patty, potato rounds, and orange juice. Thursday: Deli turkey sandwich, carrot coins, fresh fruit, and Rice Krispies® treat. Friday: Specialty pizza, crisp garden salad […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Home School Investigations: Wildlife CSI – Tuesday, December 6, from 9 – 10:30 a.m. $5 per child; Discovery Center. Join other home school students in exploration of our natural world. Each 90-minute session includes hands-on science study correlated with the Ohio Academic Content Standards for Science. Sessions are for […]