Sherry K. Laff



Sherry K. Laff, age 53, of Millersport, passed away on March 20, 2014. She was born on July 2, 1960, in Columbus. She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Jim; daughters, Kimberly (Tim) Straits, and Natasha (Mike) Laff; grandchildren, Deona, Leanna, Benny, Adrianna and Carter; and many other family members and close friends. She will be dearly […]

Larena V. Miller



Larena V. Miller, age 80 of Baltimore, passed away March 22, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehab in Pickerington. Larena was born on Jan 12, 1934, to her parents Riley and Mable Miller Palmer in Swanton, Nebraska. She was an avid gardener who deeply loved her whole family. She is survived by her sons, Doug (Gail), Tom (Pat) all of […]

Waldo L. “Walt” Patterson



Funeral services for Waldo L. “Walt” Patterson were held March 26, 2014, at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, Newark. Interment followed at Newark Memorial Gardens with military honors rendered by Licking County Veterans Alliance. Mr. Patterson, age 87 of Thornville, passed away March 22, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care, Newark. He was born February 28, 1927, in Perry County, Ohio, the son […]

Ray E. Riencheld



Ray E. Riencheld, age 73, of Baltimore, passed away at his home on March 19, 2014. Ray was a graduate of Stoutsville High School. He was a member of the Thurston United Methodist Church. He worked for many years as a painter and retired with over 30 years as a heavy equipment operator. Ray loved tinkering with engines and was […]

Rita A. Wells



Rita A. Wells, age 71 of Thornville, formerly of Somerset, died March 23, 2014, at Autumn at the Lake in Thornville. Rita was born December 27, 1942, near Somerset, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Anna Evelyn Davisson Rhodes. She was a member of the World Harvest Church in Columbus and a prayer partner for many years on […]

Mary Leona Wilson



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Mary Leona Wilson, 92, of Hebron, was held March 24, 2014, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Brian Harkness as celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed at Franklin Hills Memory Gardens, Canal Winchester. Mary passed away peacefully at her home March 20, 2014, […]

Cold weather chills home sales



COLUMBUS – The number of homes sold across Ohio in February fell 4.3 percent from the level posted during the month a year ago, according to the Ohio Association of REALTORS. Home sales activity in February fell 2.9 percent from the level reached in January 2014. “Extreme winter conditions played a role in cooling homes sales activity throughout Ohio, as […]

Threat leads to evacuation



MILLERSPORT – High School/Middle School staff and students saw the writing on the wall, and evacuated the building immediately Tuesday morning. Walnut Township Schools Superintendent Randy Cotner said a student noticed a note scribbled on the boys’ bathroom wall implying a bomb threat. The student reported it to the principal immediately, who contacted the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office and called […]

Check auto-title loan conditions closely



COLUMBUS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently urged consumers to carefully consider the terms and conditions of auto-title loans. “Auto-title loans use a consumer’s vehicle title as collateral,” Attorney General DeWine said. “That means that if consumers fail to pay off the loans, they risk losing their vehicles. These loans also may involve higher costs than consumers realize, and […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Principles of Pruning- Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. – noon, meet at the Visitors Center. Proper pruning enhances the beauty and value of almost any landscape tree and shrub so they live longer and healthier lives. The basics of pruning are covered along with how to “unshear” a plant, […]