Troy E. Cook



Troy E. Cook, 52, of Pataskala went to be with his Lord and Savior on January 10, 2014. He passed away unexpectedly at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Troy was born January 4, 1962, in Pataskala, a son to the late Virgil and Marjorie (Klinger) Cook. He was a high school graduate and a graduate of DeVry Institute of Technology. His […]

Richard C. Ellis



Richard C. Ellis, 77, of Thornville, passed away January 18, 2014, at the Fairfield Medical Center. He was born on September 26, 1936, in Columbus, to the late George H. and Katherine (Denny) Ellis. Richard was a graduate of Mata College in Columbus. He served in the Marine Reserves. He retired from United Transportation as a systems manager. He was […]

Cornelia Ann Hedges



Cornelia Ann Hedges, 59, of Baltimore, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at the Pickering House. Cornelia and her husband owned and operated Olde Village Pizza in Baltimore for over 11 years. She was a loving woman who will be missed by many. Cornelia is survived by her husband, Paul Hedges; daughters, Stephanie Jackson, Tracy (Kasey) Farmer, and Mindy […]

James Hugh May



James Hugh May, 94 of Pickerington died at McNaughten Pointe Nursing home on January 14, 2014. He was born June 22, 1919, in Basil, to the late James and Chloe (Basinger) May. Hugh retired from Columbus and Southern Ohio Electric Company, now American Electric Power. He served in the United States Army during WWII and was the oldest living member […]

Lucinda “Cindy” Ann Thompson



A funeral service for Lucinda “Cindy” Ann Thompson, 64, of Hebron was held at January 21, 2014, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home. Burial followed at Newark Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Thompson passed away on January 17, 2014, at Fairfield Medical Center. She was born on March 30, 1949, in Morgantown, WV, to the late Willis D. Field and Shirley M. (Turner) Dunn. […]

Free radon tests available



NEWARK – Licking County has the highest average indoor radon levels in the state of Ohio, and high levels of radon can pose significant health risks. “I would like to encourage all residents to test their homes for radon,” said Health Commissioner Joe Ebel. “Due to the fact that you can’t see or smell radon, people tend to downplay the […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Grafting The Right Way- Saturday, Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m. – noon, at the Visitors Center, please register by Jan. 24. The Arboretum propagator instructs attendees on the art and science of grafting to ensure future success in reproducing their own plants. Rootstock and scion wood is provided, though attendees […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Jan. 7: A Walnut Road woman said her ex-boyfriend arrived at her house, argued with her, and then began taking his belongings. She wanted an officer there while he removed them. The exboyfriend, who gave back his key to the house, was advised never to return. • Jan. 8: Police were […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 27. Glenford/Somerset/ Thornville Elementary Monday: Chicken nuggets, whipped potatoes/gravy, roll/ butter, and choice of fruit. Tuesday: Cheeseburger/WG bun w/tator tots, fruit/vegetable bar. Wednesday: Rice bowl, popcorn chicken, California blend vegetables, fortune cookie, and choice of fruit. Thursday: Cheesy bread sticks w/marinara sauce, corn, and fruit/ vegetable bar. Friday: Specialty pizza, romaine blend […]

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