Lake water level not critical…yet



LAKE AREA – Buckeye Lake boaters should exercise caution not to run aground, but the lake’s low water level shouldn’t discourage people from boating for now, said Buckeye Lake Marina owner and Buckeye Lake for Tomorrow president Dave Levacy. “It’s not critical yet,” he said, although if the area doesn’t receive significant rainfall in the next few weeks, it may […]

Raymond L. Atzenhoefer



Raymond L. Atzenhoefer, 66, of Reynoldsburg, died suddenly as a result of an accident in Buckeye Lake Village on August 3, 2012. He was born October 9, 1945, to the late Herman and Elsie (Slaughter) Atzenhoefer in Akron. Ray graduated from Bealsville High School before starting his career at NCR and retired from there after 40 years. He was a […]

Diana M. Coleman



Diana M. Coleman, age 59, of Baltimore, went to heaven on August 2, 2012. She was born January 4, 1953, in Allen, Kentucky. She is survived by daughter, Sandra (Patrick) Muck; son, Michael Coleman; grandchildren, James, Caleb and Nathaniel Coleman, Daniel, Kyle and Madison Muck; brothers, Larry, Gary, Terry and Sonny Brown, sister, Linda Brown; nieces and nephews; and canine […]

Deanna Darnell Ballman Huston



Deanna Darnell Ballman Huston, 23, of Pataskala, formerly of Hebron, died unexpectedly on July 31, 2012, along with her unborn daughter, Mabel Lily Huston, in Delaware County. Deanna was born in Newark on June 28, 1989, the daughter of Timothy Ballman of Hebron and Lori (Worthey) Ballman of Pataskala. She was a 2007 graduate of Lakewood High School. and CTEC, […]

Elizabeth A. Kimmel



Elizabeth A. Kimmel, age 58, of New Salem, died August 2, 2012, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born on September 18, 1953, in Lancaster, to her parents, Joseph and Zillah Landon Kinser. She was a medical specialist serving overseas in the U.S. Army. She worked as a case manager for people with special needs. She was a loving mother […]

Russell Eugene Leckrone



Russell Eugene Leckrone, 88, of Thornville, passed away on August 6, 2012, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Russell was born April 28, 1924, in Glenford, the son of the late Ralph and Gladys (Westall) Leckrone. He graduated from Somerset High School in 1942 and entered the service in June 1943, where he was a sawmill operator, cutting […]

Mona “Lisa” McDonough



Mona “Lisa” McDonough of Thornville, passed away on August 2, 2012, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 5, 1950, in Columbus, to the late Amos Christian and Barbara Shreves, who survives. Lisa was an avid Buckeyes fan as well as a NASCAR enthusiast. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren on “Mawmaw Monday’s” where she would […]

Harold Dale Runyon



Harold Dale Runyon, 67, of Hebron, passed away August 7, 2012, at Licking Memorial Hospice. He was born on February 18, 1945, in Kentucky to the late John Alfred and Annie (Neal) Runyon. Harold was an avid fisherman and worked as a chef at 70/37 truck stop. He is survived by his loving family: children, Rick (Billie Jean) Runyon and […]

Michael Lee Shreve



Michael Lee Shreve, 52, of Baltimore, died August 2, 2012, in Midwestern Regional Medical Center, Zion, Illinois. He was born August 10, 1959, in Wheeling, West Virginia, to James William and Helen (Eden) Shreve. Michael was a maintenance supervisor for Limited Brands Distribution Center. He had also worked as a coalminer for 10 years. He loved the outdoors especially hunting, […]

Jack E. Thompson



Jack E. Thompson, loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, age 78, of Thornville, passed away August 7, 2012 after a tough battle with lung cancer. Jack was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Betty Jean (Mullen) Thompson; sisters, Dorothy and Lilly; and brothers, Jimmy and Dean. He is survived by his children, Bev Purdy […]


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