Mary Lou Baker



Mary Lou Baker, 91, of Thornville, died peacefully at 2:00 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2012 at her home place. Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements.

Ruth A. Chafins



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Ruth A. Chafins, 70, was held June 20, 2012, at the Pataskala Church of the Nazarene, with Pastors Gary Reiss and Lonny Aleshire officiating. Burial followed at Kingwood Memorial Park, Lewis Center. Ruth died on June 16, 2012, after a long fought battle with cancer. Ruth enjoyed life through cooking, watching OSU Football, […]

Ruth Hightower



Ruth Hightower passed away on June 14, 2012, in Arizona. She was born March 26, 1927, to Alice Eleanor Kohler and Stanley Forest Kohler in Baltimore. Ruth was married to Jim Hightower in 1952 and moved to Tempe, Arizona. In January 2012 they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Ruth is survived by her husband, Jim Hightower; her sister, Lois Hanna; […]

Jerry Allen Mummey



Funeral services for Jerry Allen Mummey, 65, of Newark, were held at the Jacksontown United Methodist Church, on June 19, 2012, with Preacher David Mummey and Pastor Carol Kirk officiating. Military honors were provided by the Buckeye Lake VFW Post 1388. Jerry, a United States Marine Corps veteran, died at the James Cancer Center on June 12, 2012. He was […]

Agnes Ramsey



Agnes Ramsey, of Millersport, passed away May 30, 2012 at the age of 66. A memorial service was held June 16, 2012, at the Millersport Cemetery.

Colleen J. Sanders



A funeral service for Colleen J. Sanders, 84, of Thornville was held June 19, 2012, at Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home with Pastor Patricia Abdalla officiating. Burial followed at Wilson Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders, a homemaker, passed away on June 15, 2012, at Arlington Care Center. She was born on September 29, 1927, to the late Clarence and Gladys (Bishop) Johnson in […]

Herbert J. “Herb” Schilling



Herbert J. “Herb” Schilling, age 91, of Columbus, passed away June 15, 2012. He was born in Columbus, on January 18, 1921, to the late Otto J. and Katherine (Brenner) Schilling. Herb was a 1940 graduate of Holy Rosary High School and retired from Ross Laboratories, a division of Abbott Labs, after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • June 13: A driver was cited for traveling 49 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Walnut Road. • June 13: A driver was cited for traveling 50 in a 35 miles per hour zone on Mill Dam Road. • June 13: A driver was cited for traveling 56 in […]

Trustees award road repair contract



UNION TOWNSHIP- Union Township Administrator Paula Greene expects Small’s Asphalt Paving Inc. of Gambier to begin paving projects in Union Township within the next couple weeks after the company’s bid came in well under a rival bid from Thornville’s Shelly Company Monday night. Just two bids were received for the following upgrade projects: Crack seal: Auld Ridge Way, Canyon Villa […]

Top high school graduates honored




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