Hermalee Conley Hardin



Hermalee Conley Hardin, 91, of Baltimore, died January 4, 2015, at Lanfair Nursing Home in Lancaster. She was born in Paintsville, Kentucky, on March 25, 1923, to parents George W. and Stella Meade Conley. She was preceded in death by husband, John Hardin; former husband, Gail “Rick” Dunkel; sister, Ila Beatrice McGuire; brother, George D. Conley; and nieces, Mary McGuire […]

Frances Messer



Frances Messer, 78 of Etna, went home to be with the Lord on January 5 2015, following a brief illness. Frances was a strong Christian woman, who believed in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born March 30, 1936, in Crum, West Virginia, the daughter of Howard Wallace and Mary Marcum Meade. She was retired from Mt Carmel, […]

Allan R. Olson



Allan R. Olson, age 77 of Buckeye Lake, passed away January 2, 2015 at home. Al is survived by his spouse, Linda Shaffer Olson; children, Nancy (Rob) Deafenbaugh, Greg (Amy) Olson; Sister Susan Olson OP, and James (Daniela) Olson; stepson, David (Mindy) Shaffer; grandchildren, Dan, Mary and Annie Deafenbaugh; sister, Kathie (Bill) Potter; great aunt, Helen (Fojtik) Gregory; sister-in-law, Diane […]

Paul V. Powers



A Mass of Christian Burial for Paul V. Powers, age 88, of Thornville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Newark with Rev. J.C.P. Sullivan, Parish Priest, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Fairmount Cemetery where the Licking County Veterans Alliance will provide military honors. Paul passed away January […]

Annetta “Ann” Robertson



A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Annetta “Ann” Robertson, age 85, of Thornville, will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. at the Thornville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 56 South Main Street. She passed away on December 22, 2014, at The Pickering House, Lancaster. Ann was born in Great Bend, Kansas, to the […]

Larry Smith



A funeral service celebrating the life of Larry Smith, age 68, of Glenford, was held January 3, 2015, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Jeremy Shank officiating. Burial was in Highland Cemetery, Glenford. Larry was born November 24, 1946, in New Albany, to the late Dalton Emerson and Georgia Alice (Strait) Smith. He passed […]

Sarah Elizabeth Thompson



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Sarah Elizabeth Thompson, 66, of Thornville, will be held at First Community Church, Buckeye Lake, on Friday January 9, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. with her Pastor, Kevin Blade as celebrant. Private family inurnment will follow later at Fairmount Cemetery, Jacksontown. Sarah died January 5, 2015, in Newark following a brief illness. She was […]

Matthew Thomas Yinger



Matthew Thomas Yinger, age 42, of Columbus, passed away unexpectedly on December 29, 2014, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. He attended Independence High School and LCJV. Matt worked for himself as a flooring specialist. He is survived by his parents, Pam and Tom Yinger of Buckeye Lake; girlfriend and mother of Hayden, Heather Withers; daughters, Hayden Withers and Hannah Withers; […]

Thurston water treatment plant starts up



THURSTON – Village council members and officers announced that the village’s new water treatment plant is becoming operational, but Baltimore Village Administrator Scott Brown said Thurston continues to purchase bulk water from Baltimore for the time being. According to a Dec. 17 press release, water treatment operations at the new facility started Dec. 17, 2014. The plant, owned and operated […]

Average home price is up over 2013



COLUMBUS – The average sales price of a home in central Ohio year-to-date is $183,252, which is a 5.2 percent increase over 2013 – and nearly three percent higher than November 2005 during the housing boom. The average sales price during the month of November was $178,819, a 5.1 percent increase over the previous year. “Central Ohio homeowners should be […]


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