Freedom of Life Benefit set for July 4



BUCKEYE LAKE – New Life Pentecostal Church of Buckeye Lake is holding a fundraiser for Steven and Tracy French, parents of Baby Joseph Steven French, who left this life May 23, 2012. The fundraiser runs from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, at the church behind the Buckeye Lake Goodwill store off Ohio 79. Truth B Told will […]

Dry weather creates special hazards from fireworks



REYNOLDSBURG – Leave the fireworks displays to the professionals, said State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers during a news conference Wednesday at the State Fire Marshal’s Office in Reynoldsburg. In 2010, approximately 8,600 people were sent to the emergency room for treatment of fireworks related injuries and an estimated 6,300 were treated during a onemonth period around the Fourth of July. […]

Mary Lou (From) Baker



Mary Lou (From) Baker, 91, of Thornville, died June 18, 2012, at her home place, of natural causes. Mary was born February 5, 1921, near Thornville, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Nancy L. Woolard From. She is survived by her friend and caregiver, Scott G. Snider of Somerset. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in […]

Robert E. “Bob” Boman



Robert E. “Bob” Boman, age 84, of Thurston, passed away at his residence on June 22, 2012. He was born Aug. 21, 1927, in Finley to his parents, Joseph Edward and Verah Faye Miller Boman. He was a painter and was known in the surrounding community for his excellent work. He was also an avid gardener, with several varieties of […]

Francis C. Bowman



A graveside funeral service, celebrating the life of Francis C. Bowman, 86. of Thornville, formerly of Mansfield, was held June 25, 2012, at the Oak Grove Memorial Gardens, Lexington, with Pastor Ernest Grogg officiating. Full military honors were conducted by the Mansfield Joint Veterans Council. Francis died June 21, 2011, in Thornville. He was born June 25, 1925, in Columbus, […]

Bonnie Jean Cooper



Bonnie Jean Cooper, 90, of Thornville, died June 24, 2012, at her residence. Bonnie was born March 9, 1922, to the late John F. and Cora A. Simmons Dove. She was a 1940 graduate of Thornville High School. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in, Thornville, the Lancaster Christian Women’s Club and the Trinity Guild. Bonnie […]

Ralph Owen Dearth



Ralph Owen Dearth, 74, of Baltimore, died June 23, 2012 after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 20, 1937, in Prattsville, Vinton County, the son of Harry Forrest Dearth and Bernice Coe Dearth. He graduated from McArthur High School. He earned numerous safety awards during his career at Roadway Express, including the Million Mile Award. He was a member […]

Mary Alice Dernberger



A funeral service for Mary Alice (Slater) Dernberger, age 87, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2012, at the Hebron Christian Church with Pastor Nik Donges officiating. Burial will follow in Kirkersville Cemetery. Mary Alice passed away on Monday, June 25, 2012, at Chapel Grove Inn in Heath. She was born February 6, 1925, […]

Mildred Vylee Fink



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Mildred Vylee Fink, 91, of Buckeye Lake, will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., at the Hebron Home of the Hoskinson-Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, with her daughter, Midge Foucht officiating. Burial will follow at a later date. “Millie” was born January 13, 1921 in Frazeysburg, to the late […]

Mary E. Kirk



Mary E. Kirk, 93, of Hebron, passed away June 21, 2012, at Autumn Healthcare Center, Newark. She was born on April 6, 1919, in Licking County, to the late Isaac and Dora (Airesman) McMillen. Mary retired from Structurlite after nearly 25 years of service. She enjoyed reading, sewing, canning, and planting flower gardens. She is survived by her loving family: […]


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