Harold F. “Pete” White

Harold F. “Pete” White, age 56, of Millersport, died February 21, 2015, at his residence. He was born March 3, 1958 in Newark, the son of Harold F. White Sr., of Columbus and Anna L. (Curtis) Radcliff Dennis, of Heath. Pete was a graduate of Fairfield Union High School, Class of 1977. He was a volunteer firefighter on the Millersport […]

Mary Catherine (Rinehart) Wiseman

Mary Catherine (Rinehart) Wiseman, age 81, passed away February 20, 2015. She was born October 31, 1933, in Newark. Mary’s parents were Leo W. Rinehart and Katherine (Welch) Rinehart. Mary graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in 1951. After high school, Mary attended the School of Nursing at Lancaster Fairfield Hospital and graduated as a registered nurse in 1954. Her […]



Real estate listings jumped in January

COLUMBUS – There were 2,283 central Ohio homes and condos listed for sale in January 2015, a 51 percent jump over the previous month and a 4.8 percent increase from January 2014, according to the Columbus REALTORS(r) Multiple Listing Service (MLS). “This is a significant increase in the number of new listings for central Ohio,” Columbus REALTORS(r) 2015 President Kathy […]

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Feb. 18: A Walnut Road man said he picked up two women from Columbus, began arguing with them, and one threatened him physically. An officer located the two women; one had a warrant for her arrest out of Pickerington. • Feb. 18: Police checked out a report of a person on […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Maple Syrup Madness – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mondays – Saturdays, and 1 – 4 p.m. on Sundays, Feb. 21 – March 8. FREE! Your self-guided tour begins at Main Shelter House. It’s maple sugar time! Discover how sap is collected and processed to produce this scrumptious treat […]

Local districts to make up some ‘snow days’

LAKE AREA – Buckeye Lake area school districts are working on the principle that just because they can do something, doesn’t mean they should, or will. Last year, the state legislature changed the calculation for calamity days – typically called “snow days.” Previously, state law allowed five calamity days per school year. Now they are based upon the number of […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of March 2. Hebron Elementary/ Jackson Intermediate Monday: Sweet sesame chicken, Asian vegetable rice, mandarin oranges, mini egg roll, and fortune cookie. Tuesday: Grilled hamburger on bun, glazed carrot coins, and mixed berry delight. Wednesday: Southwest pizza, spring salad mix, and chilled grapefruit slices. Thursday: Cheesy beef & noodles, steamed broccoli, fresh banana, and […]


BALTIMORE – Christine Byrd, communication manager for the MIND Research Institute disagreed with a statement Liberty Union-Thurston Superintendent Todd Osborn made during the Feb. 16 Baltimore State of the Village Address. During the address, Osborn said an ST Math grant brought an online Kahn Math program to the district, plus 300 Chromebooks, and training for elementary teachers. “I’m not sure […]