Thanks for the Millersport snow fence



Editor: Just wanted to say thanks to whoever is responsible for getting the drift fence installed along Millersport Road north of town. It would be hard to count all the accidents and spin-outs that have occurred on that stretch over the years. The new snow fence did a great job keeping the ice from forming on most of that wind […]

Slow down before you get in Kirkersville



Editor: As I have previously stated, Kirkersville has been told REPEATEDLY by auditing firms to get a credit card policy that details “allowable purchases and items that may not be proper public purpose” and “require detailed receipts to support all purchases made.” This is a no-brainer! A good public official would only have to be told ONCE. However, GOOD OLE […]

Bonnie Ruth Beach



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Bonnie Ruth Beach, 72, of Nashport, was held March 3, 2013, in the chapel of the Hebron home of The Hoskinson- Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Brian Harkness as celebrant. Burial followed in Carlton Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana. Bonnie died peacefully February 27, 2013, in Zanesville, following an extended illness. She was […]

Betty H. Emmenegger



Betty H. Emmenegger, 98, of Columbus, formerly of Harbor Hills, died February 27, 2013, at Mother Angeline McCrory Manor. Born to the late Frank and Marjorie Hicks, of Plainfield, NJ, Betty was a devoted wife, loving mother, and caring grandmother. Betty and her husband were charter members of the Villas at St. Theresa. She was preceded in death by her […]

John C. Hankison, Jr.



John C. Hankison, Jr., 67 of Baltimore, went to be with his Lord and Savior February 28, 2013, at the Cleveland Clinic. John was born July 10, 1945, to John C. Hankison, Sr. and Lillian (Robinson) Hankison. He is survived by his mother, Lillian Hankison of Baltimore, sister, Pamela (Roger) Ricketts of Millersport; brother, Robert (Tammy) Hankison of Baltimore; niece, […]

Ermal Walter Messer



Ermal Walter Messer, 81, of Etna, passed away March 3, 2013, at Tuscany Gardens in Pataskala. He was born in Wayne County, WV, on August 24, 1931, to the late Lonnie and Vadie (Hall) Messer. Walt was a 32nd degree mason and member of the Pataskala F& AM #404, member of the Reynoldsburg Freewill Baptist Church and a life time […]

Florence Ellen (Hook) Spurgeon



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Florence Ellen (Hook) Spurgeon, 86, formerly of Kirkersville, will be held graveside at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013, in the Kirkersville Cemetery. Florence died peacefully March 1, 2013, at her home in Longmont, Colorado, following an extended illness. She was born in Gahanna, on August 6, 1926, the daughter of the […]

Dale A. Willis



Dale A. Willis, 50, of Pataskala, passed away February 28, 2012, at his home. He was born on May 11, 1962, in Columbus, to the late Gary and Dorothy (Freize) Willis. Dale enjoyed fishing, working on cars and playing softball. He is survived by his loving family: wife, Gina; daughters, Amanda (Gus) Gerhardt and Morgan Willis; three grandchildren, Haylee, Marlee, […]

Funds, fun raised for Millersport prom



MILLERSPORT – There were some tense moments for Millersport treasurer and head basketball coach Kirk Grandy, biology teacher Steve Harris, and transportation supervisor Mike Washburn recently as they waited to learn which of them would have the “honors” of having his hair sheared off following a fundraiser for the Millersport prom. Ultimately, Harris was the “winner,” having raised the most […]

New home for diner



BUCKEYE LAKE – Our Lakeside Diner owner Sandy Foster said local artist Ray King created a great new sign for the relocated diner, which opened near the Dollar General in Buckeye Lake Village Feb. 15. Obtaining a permit for the sign is taking far longer than Foster expected so as of March 6, the sign hasn’t been installed. But rest […]


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