Jillian V. MacDonald



A funeral service for Jillian V. MacDonald, four months old of Hebron, was held January 3, 2012, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Pastor David W. Pennington officiating. Burial was in Hebron Cemetery. Jillian died December 28, 2011, at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She was born August 24, 2011, to Stephen Edward MacDonald and Brandy Nichole […]

Vivian M. Meinhardt



Vivian Voss Meinhardt, age 90, passed away on Sunday, January 1, 2012. She was a past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence John Meinhardt; her son, John Meinhardt; son in-law, Wayne Mathias; and many other relatives. She is survived by two daughters; Carol Mathias and loving companion Ray Jacob; Sharon “Sherry” […]

David Allen Mitchell



A funeral service, celebrating the life of David Allen Mitchell, 52, of Rushville, will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Millersport home of The Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service 11544 Summerland Beach Rd (at St. Rt. 204), with his brothers, Pastors Tim and Doug Mitchell as officiants. Private family burial will follow the funeral services. […]

Julia Ann (Ribich) O’Brien



Julia Ann (Ribich) O’Brien of Thornville died December 18, 2011, at the Licking Memorial Hospital. She was 71. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, David G. O’Brien Sr; and her daughter, Leann. She is survived and loved by her many family members and friends. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012, from 1 – 4 […]

Albert W. Shook



Albert W. Shook, 94 of Lancaster, and former resident of Baltimore, passed away on December 22, 2011, at Rockmill Rehabilitawww. tion Center. He was retired from Gaylord Container with 28 years of service. He was an avid bowler, loved the Cincinnati Reds, and gardening. He is survived by his son, Jim (Bida) Shook of Baltimore; daughters, Lois (John) Kirwin of […]

Linda E. (Thompson) Sickles



A funeral service for Linda E. (Thompson) Sickles, age 63 of Glenford, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, at the Heath Chapel of Henderson, Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor M. W. Kirkland officiating. Burial will follow in Fairmont Cemetery. Mrs. Sickles passed away Friday, December 30, 2011, at her home surrounded by her […]

Herbert William West, Sr



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Herbert William West, Sr., 83, of Glenford, was held December 29, 2011, in the chapel of The Hoskinson Funeral Home, Kirkersville, with Pastor Tom Beeman as celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Herb died December 23, 2011, at his home following an extended illness. He was born October 17, […]

Police reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Reports weren’t available this week. We’ll catch up next week. Hebron • Dec. 12: Police took a report after a driver left the Duke station without paying for $41.04 in fuel. • Dec. 12: A man told police his ex-wife disciplined their son by taking away his cell phone. The complainant […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 9. 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, oven browned potato rounds, and orange juice. Thursday: Deli turkey sandwich, carrot coins, fresh fruit, and Rice Krispies® treat. Friday: Specialty pizza, crisp […]

Remembering 2011