Dorothy M. Shephard



Dorothy M. Shephard, age 89, of Thornville, died November 19, 2014, at Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care. Dorothy was born May 11, 1925, in Rineyville, KY, the daughter of the late George Briscoe and Ida Mae Curtin Pawley. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Dorothy was proud to be a registered nurse and worked for Good Samaritan […]

Betty Lou (Congrove) Slone



Betty Lou (Congrove) Slone, 84, of Baltimore, passed away November 18, 2014. Betty was a member of New Zion United Methodist Church in Baltimore. She was a 1948 graduate of Pickerington High School and she worked for 18 years as a missionary and teacher in Papua New Guinea. Betty is survived by her husband of 37 years, Eugene Slone; sons, […]

Evelyn G. Wooster



Evelyn G. Wooster, age 98, a life-long resident of Baltimore, passed away November 20, 2014, at Crestview Manor Nursing Home. She was employed at Delong’s Flower Shop for 12 years, and acted as coordinator for the Fairfield County Speech and Hearing Clinic for nine years. She was on the National Honor Society sponsored by Liberty Union High School; and a […]

Home heating assistance available



COLUMBUS – The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) and the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) remind Ohioans that assistance is available if you have been disconnected or are threatened with disconnection from your utility service. The Winter Crisis Program, a component of the Home Energy Assistance Program, provides assistance to eligible households that are threatened with disconnection, have been […]

Holiday food safety tips provided



NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department reminds residents to follow proper food safety practices when preparing holiday feasts this season. “The memory from this year’s holiday dinner should not be how everyone had to recover from foodborne illness,” said Joe Ebel, Licking County Health Commissioner. “These illnesses can be dangerous, and simple food safety practices can reduce the likelihood […]

Union Township roads in fair condition



UNION TOWNSHIP – Township roads are a “64,” on a scale from 0 to 100 overall, according to a detailed report from JG3 Consulting, LLC. “We classify that as being in fair condition,” said JG3 President James Golden, who explained report results to trustees during their Nov. 17 meeting. Trustees hired JG3 Consulting Pavement Management Services of Hebron for $6,896 […]

Lakewood senior gets Naval Academy offer



HEBRON – Major Henry, a senior at Lakewood High School, recently received a Letter of Assurance from the Dean of Admissions for the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. This letter is sent to about one percent of all applicants to the United States Naval Academy annually. The Letter of Assurance guarantees an offer of appointment to the United […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Baltimore • Nov. 10: Police were dispatched to a South Main Street residence in Pleasantville on an unruly juvenile. The juvenile was transported to her grandparents’ house. This juvenile is a foster child from Franklin County. • Nov. 10: Police responded to a report of a female juvenile who was out of control. Upon […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Home School Investigations: We All Need Trees – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, $5 per student. Just how much do we depend on trees in our everyday lives? Join other home school students in exploration of the natural world. Each 90-minute session includes a hands-on […]

Piano prodigy featured



BUCKEYE LAKE – Gospel pianist Timothy Noble will be featured during First Community Church’s “A Christmas Homecoming,” at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 14. The 15-year-old, who lives near Mt. Vernon, expressed an interest in playing the piano when he was three years old. He began formal piano lessons at the age of six. He produced his first CD in […]


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