Thanks from the Haught Family

Editor: The family of Denise K. Haught would like to thank everyone for the expressions of love toward our family after the tragic loss of our daughter, sister and mother. Thank you for your prayers, thoughtfulness, food and donations. Thanks to everyone that has spent time helping us with our needs. Please remember us in your prayers in the coming […]

James Lee Norton, Jr.

James Lee Norton, Jr., age 54 of Pleasantville, passed away December 4, 2013, at FairHoPe Hospice. He was born October 22, 1959, in Evansville, IN, to James Lee Norton, Sr. and the late Judith Norton. He was a member of Fairfield Baptist Church in Thurston, the self-employed owner of J&L Doors, and a Navy veteran. He is survived by his […]

Stanley Brian Thompson

Stanley Brian Thompson, age 48, of Buckeye Lake, passed away December 9, 2013, at Licking Memorial Hospital. He was born August 4, 1965, in Lancaster, to the late Stanley D. and Janice (Flowers) Thompson. Brian attended Fairfield Beach United Methodist Church. Because of his disability, Brian was involuntarily retired from truck driving. He is survived by his wife, Heidi (Wright) […]

Highway Patrol offers winter driving tips

COLUMBUS– The Ohio State Highway Patrol is warning drivers about the dangers of driving in winter weather and is offering some tips on what drivers should do in the event of a vehicle break down or a crash. From December 2012 through March 2013, 18,779 crashes occurred on snow, ice or slush covered roadways killing 42 people and injuring 5,253. […]

Thornville man’s donation to be celebrated in Pasadena

THORNVILLE – Heron Bay resident Barb Sills remembers her late husband, Robert Sills, as a “big man with a big smile,” whose spirit lives on through others and will be celebrated on a float during this year’s Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. Robert became a tissue donor when he died February 27, 2010, after suffering a brain aneurysm while […]


Baltimore Food Pantry moves

BALTIMORE – The Baltimore/ Thurston Area Food Pantry Moved to a new location last Saturday. The pantry will now be at 508 N. Oak Street, in one of the Landmark buildings at the east end of Railroad Street. All operations will remain the same as before. Special thanks to all who have helped with the move, including the renovation workers […]

Powell honored as ‘Difference Maker’

NEWARK – The Park National Bank recently honored Thornville resident Rachel Powell as the 2013 Freedom Years Difference Maker. She was recognized for dedicating her time to the Licking County Humane Society (LCHS). Lori Carlson, executive director of the Licking County Humane Society nominated Powell for the award, which is given annually to a Freedom Years member who has been […]


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Storybook Science – The Snowy Day – Jan. 9, 2014, 10:00 – 10:45 a.m., 1 – 1:45 p.m. Preschoolers explore quality children’s literature in a natural setting as only The Dawes Arboretum can provide. Each 45-minute session may include songs, games, crafts, creative movement, outdoor exploration and hands-on science […]

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