Pamela Marie DeVaul



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Pamela Marie DeVaul, age 61 of Hebron, will be held Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of The Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Jeff Smith as celebrant. Burial will follow at Jacksontown Cemetery. Pamela died peacefully on August 13, 2013, in Columbus, with […]

James F. Helser



James F. Helser, 51, of Lancaster, passed away August 16, 2013. He was born on April 22, 1962, in Newark, to Gerald and Dorothy (Stoltz) Helser. Jim attended the Olivet Church of the Brethren, and worked for Sygma Network as a delivery truckdriver. He is survived by his loving family: by his wife, Angel Helser; son, Tony (Karen) Helser; daughter, […]

Barbara R. Scaife



Barbara R. Scaife, age 79 of Buckeye Lake, passed away August 15, 2013 at her residence. She was born on August 24, 1933, in Newark, to the late Clyde and Charlotte (Elder) Baker. She retired from Western Electric in 1984. Bar- bara was a member of the Newark American Legion, the Buckeye Lake Eagles, and the Buckeye Lake V.F.W. She […]

Municipal Court explained



Editor: Recently, I participated in the Hartford and the Pataskala Street fairs. What a pleasure to visit with so many people, renewing old friendships and meeting new people! I enjoyed talking with everyone! At the fairs it’s hard to have long conversations, but the conversations were informative. A question I heard often was “is the Municipal Court a county wide […]

When did no-wake law change?



Editor: So – when did the no wake law change at Buckeye Lake? This year has been a record for the amount of people blasting around Cranberry Bog and through Maple Bay. I realize the lake patrol has more to do than police these areas, but it’s been so frustrating to watch boats showing absolutely no respect for first, the […]

Ideas on cats sought



Editor: Ding dong the chief is gone!! The Kirkersville Police Chief has resigned and Officer Milton (Eric) Sayatovich is now the acting chief in Kirkersville. In addition to a changing of the police, former mayor, council member and GOB, Bennie Evans, will be running for a council seat in November. I will certainly have more on these subjects (and others) […]

Township continues to cut expenses



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees continue to cut expenses as they battle to offset cuts in local government aid from the state. Trustees have already eliminated health insurance for elected officials. The two trustees elected in November will not receive paid health insurance next year. Trustee Bill Yates didn’t take health insurance when he was elected in 2011. Fiscal officer […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • July 29: Police responded to a report of a fight on Renner Street, but it turned out to be only a verbal dispute. Parties were advised. • July 30: An East Street man reported the theft of 20 gallons of fuel from his boat. • July 30: A woman was observed […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Music, Movie and Brews in the Garden- Saturday, Aug. 24, 6:30 p.m. Start the evening with the Spruce Campbells and rock out to intricate fuzz-pop with catchy hooks and lush, layered arrangements that defines this Columbus band’s sound. Afterwards, enjoy plenty of laughs and lighthearted entertainment under the stars […]

State auction features nearly 250 vehicles



COLUMBUS – Approximately 244 vehicles will be up for bid at the State of Ohio surplus auction Saturday, Aug. 24. This is the largest vehicle auction the state has held in six years. The auction will be held at the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, General Services Division headquarters, 4200 Surface Road, Columbus. The gates open at 8 a.m.; the […]