Liberty Union-Thurston first district to join new state safety program!



BALTIMORE –Within two hours of signing the Liberty Union-Thurston School District on to the State of Ohio’s new Tip Line for Safe Schools program, Superintendent Todd Osborne received a call. “I thought, ‘Man, that was fast,’” he said, but it was a representative from the Ohio Department of Education telling Osborn that his district was the first to sign up […]

Walnut Township School cuts get personal



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Local Schools’ financial crisis got personal at Monday night’s school board meeting. Superintendent Randy Cotner and Treasurer Kirk Grandy developed a “reduction list” that appeared as part of the superintendent’s personnel recommendations on the meeting agenda. The reduction list totals $951,957 for next school year. The district needs to reduce expenses by about $1 million next […]

Mayor reviews 2014



BUCKEYE LAKE – Monday night, Buckeye Lake Village Mayor Clay Carroll provided council members his synopsis of 2014 and what he predicts will be 2015’s challenges. “As the 2015 year begins I would first like to recap just a few items from 2014 that we should all be proud of,” Carroll said in his report. Carroll said the village passed […]

Letters to the Editor



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Thanks to Cancer Aide supporters



Editor: The kindness of our friends is really appreciated. I would like to thank Jackie Luckhaupt, Nellie Bachman, Bob Mason, Bill Kaiser and Vince Popo for their donation to The Ladies Auxiliary to The VFW Post #1388’s Cancer Aide and Research Fund. Mr. Popo gave us the opportunity to sell his yearly charity football pool and make some money for […]

Ora Bliss (Adams) Bailey



A funeral service celebrating the life of Ora Bliss (Adams) Bailey, age 99, of Thornville, and a resident of Chapel Grove, was held January 14, 2015, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Jeff Smith officiating. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery. Ora was born September 7, 1915, in Rich Hill, Muskingum County, Ohio, to the late James Edward […]

Marty John Eskey



A memorial service celebrating the life of Marty John Eskey, age 73, of Buckeye Lake, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 285 East Main Street, Kirkersville, with Bernard Nance officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service. Inurnment will take place […]

Wilma E. Wonders Ford



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Wilma E. Wonders Ford, 91, of Pataskala, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 15, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Chaplain Mark Pierce as celebrant. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, Johnstown. Wilma died peacefully January 13, 2015, in Pataskala following […]

Ruth Margaret Johnson



Ruth Margaret Johnson, 97, of Baltimore, passed away January 13, 2015, at Rockmill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on October 12, 1917. in Stuttgart, Arkansas, the daughter of the late Willard and Mary Dickson. She is survived by her sons, Bill (Lilyon) Johnson, Jack (Pam) Johnson, Charles Johnson, and John (Sue) Johnson; daughters, Carolyn Morris, Janice (Dale) Flowers, […]

Mary Rose Leonard



A funeral service for Mary Rose Leonard, 90, of Newark, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015, at Brucker- Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street, Newark, with Dave Mason officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Her family will receive friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, January 16, at the funeral home. […]


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