Christine Elaine Lepsik



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Christine Elaine Lepsik, age 78, of Thornville, will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 285 East Main St. (US Rt 40) in Kirkersville. Christine died suddenly on January 11, 2015, at her home. She was born […]

Eileen M. Meeks



Eileen M. Meeks, age 82, of Baltimore died peacefully January 14, 2015, at her residence. She was born on August 7, 1932, in Millersport, to the late Oliver and Sylvia Boyer Keller. She was a 1950 graduate of Millersport High School where she met the love of her life, the late Dale E. Meeks, and was married on June 3, […]

Cletus Sorg



A funeral service celebrating the life of Cletus Sorg, 83, of Hebron, was held on January 14, 2015, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. Burial with full military honors followed at Kirkersville Cemetery. Clete died late January 9, 2015, in Newark following a period of declining health. He was born August 4, 1931, in Summerfield, Ohio, the son […]

Frances L. Switzer



Frances L. Switzer, 94 of Baltimore, passed away January 12, 2015, at Arbors West. She retired from Crown-Zellerbach and was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ. Frances is survived by her daughter, Connie (Ron) Hanes of West Jefferson, Ohio; grandson, Matthew Hanes of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Gabriel and Saffron; nieces and nephews, Don DeLong, Rosetta and Jerry Saunders, […]

James Michael Bryan Tapia



A memorial service for James Michael Bryan Tapia, age 46, of Union Township, was held January 11, 2015, at Spring Hills Baptist Church, Granville, with Pastor Tom Pound officiating. James passed away January 6, 2015, at his residence. He was born November 6, 1968, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, to Thomas L. and Jerry Lynn (Cantrell) Tapia. James was a […]

Mary Margaret Taylor



A funeral service for Mary Margaret Taylor, 74, of Thornville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 16, 2015, in the Thornville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Minister Kyle Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmount Cemetery, near Jacksontown. Mary died late January 10, 2015, following an extended illness. She was born March 19, 1940, […]

Dorothy E. Winegardner



A memorial service, celebrating the life of Dorothy E. Winegardner, 82, of Thornville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 56. S Main St. in Thornville. Private family inurnment will follow at Zion Ridge Cemetery, later in the Spring. Dorothy died suddenly on […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Jan 6: A Zanesville woman said someone in a red pickup truck was following her through Buckeye Lake. • Jan. 7: Children’s Services was advised of a possible sexual assault involving two juvenile boys and their two half-sisters. Investigation pending. • Jan. 8: A North Bank Road man said someone stole […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 19. Hebron Elementary/Jackson Intermediate Monday: No School – Martin Luther King Day. Tuesday: Mini corn dogs, seasoned green beans, mixed fruit cup, and peach muffin squares. Wednesday: Pepperoni pizza, fresh cucumbers & tomatoes w/ creamy ranch dip, and chilled pineapple. Thursday: Walking taco, cowboy salsa, lettuce cup, strawberries & Jell-O, and fruit […]

Benny the Bass coming to Buckeye Lake



BUCKEYE LAKE – Move over, Punxsutawney Phil; here comes Benny the Bass! At dawn, January 31, Benny the Bass will become the newest prognosticator for a quick (or long) end to winter. He’ll be the guest of honor at Buckeye Lake’s first annual Winterfest. “We want to let people know we’re open in the winter,” said Michael Fornataro, Buckeye Lake […]


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