Elsie E. Ewing Fleischer Cassarino



Elsie E. Ewing Fleischer Cassarino was one of the Jehovah’s Witness’s. She died at Grant Medical Center on December 14, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. She was proceeded in death by brother, Earl Ewing; son, William (Willie) Fleischer; and daughter, Sandy Griffin. Elsie is survived by her son, Robert (Bobby) Fleischer (Geri); daughter, Shirley Brannon (Neal); grandsons, Manson Collins (Jeni), Jason […]

Rosemary McClaskey



Rosemary McClaskey, age 74 of Pleasantville, passed away in her home on December 10, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother, and sister. She cared for everyone and put everyone’s needs before her own. She retired in 2012 after 35 years at Hub Plastics. Rosemary is survived by her daughters, Tina (Jack) […]

Ruth Irene Borror Wright



Ruth Irene Borror Wright, born March 2, 1924 in Columbus, passed away December 6, 2014. She is preceded in death by husband, Fred E Wright; sister, Dorothy Marie Borror Grove; and parents, Virgil and Rilla Borror. Ruth is survived by daughter, Sheri Wright Jones; son in-law, Doug Jones; granddaughter, Marisa Brake; son, Kevin Wright; daughter in-law, Nanette Wright; grandsons, Nathan […]

DeBruin elected to fourth term as Farm Bureau Trustee



COLUMBUS – Patty DeBruin of Millersport was re-elected as a Trustee for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Dec. 12. This will be her fourth threeyear term as the representative of Farm Bureau members in 24 Ohio counties. She was re-elected during OFBF’s annual meeting in Columbus. DeBruin, an Ohio State University graduate, is a 19-year member of the Fairfield […]

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Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Dec. 11: Police stopped a vehicle with a cracked windshield and found the driver’s license was suspended. • Dec. 12: A driver was cited for traveling 51 in a 35 miles per hour zone. • Dec. 12: A driver was cited for traveling 46 in a 35 miles per hour zone. […]

Board president named OSBA trustee



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board President Judy White was named to the Ohio School Board Association Board of Trustees. “We’re really looking forward to her leadership on the state level,” said Kim Miller-Smith, OSBA Central Regional Manager, who attended the Dec. 12 Lakewood School Board meeting to thank Lakewood for its participation in OSBA and to recognize White for her […]

Vierstra invited to Showcase



HEBRON – Courtney Vierstra, a sophomore from Lakewood High School, has recently been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Softball Showcase North at Kent State University on January 3 and 4. The QDSN – as it is known – is the largest fastpitch softball showcase event of its kind and is the largest in the U.S. This event […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike: Wildlife in Winter – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19. FREE. Do you ever wonder where wildlife goes when winter hits and how they survive harsh weather conditions? Meet at the Visitors Center for a brief presentation on hibernating animals, then follow our staff into […]

Water is a Christmas tree’s best friend



COLUMBUS– A Christmas tree’s best friend is water, says a forestry expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Given good hydration and other proper care, a cut Christmas tree should stay fresh indoors for at least a month, said Kathy Smith, forestry program director in the college’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. That’s true […]