Elliott David Sims

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Elliott David Sims, 56, of Newark, was held March 25, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Don Moshgot as celebrant. Private family burial will take place at Kirkersville Cemetery. Dave died suddenly March 22, 2015, in Newark. He was born in Newark on […]

Mary Elizabeth Spence

Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mary Elizabeth Spence, age 71, of Millersport. Mary passed away March 20, 2015, at her residence. The Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements

Veda I. Willis

Veda I. Willis, 80 of Baltimore, passed away March 18, 2015, at the Heartland of Fairfield in Pleasantville. Born August 11, 1934, in Trimble, she was the daughter of the late Virgil M. and Goldie Lantz Grandy. She was owner and operator of Custom Sports Wear in Baltimore and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived […]

Buckeye Lake Village Council rescinds ODNR letter

BUCKEYE LAKE – A majority of Buckeye Lake Village Council members voted Monday night to rescind a letter to ODNR Director James Zehringer. Council members voted unanimously during the March 9 meeting to send the letter, which was an attempt to convince ODNR to raise the lake to summer pool while the 4.1-mile Buckeye Lake Dam is evaluated for replacement. […]


Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Baltimore • March 9: Police responded to an alarm drop at a North Main Street business. Building checked secure. • March 10: Police were dispatched to a domestic dispute in the roadway of Baltimore Somerset Road. The female half said nothing had occurred and just wanted the male half to leave her alone. Police […]

Central Ohio home prices rising quickly

COLUMBUS – The average sale price of a home during the month of February was $180,527, which is a 10.4 percent gain over February 2014. The median sale price in February was $150,000, up 11.4 percent from a year ago, according to the Columbus REALTORS(r) Multiple Listing Service (MLS). The average price is the total volume divided by the number […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Spring Migratory Bird Series – 7 – 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 4. FREE. Whether you’re an experienced birder or new to the hobby, you’ll enjoy this opportunity to take an early-morning stroll in search of our feathered friends. Opportunities abound to learn from experienced volunteers and staff. We […]

Record road construction calls for driver safety

COLUMBUS – With a record 950 construction projects scheduled this year, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is reminding motorists to be “work zone aware,” and think safety for themselves, other drivers, and all roadside workers. “At ODOT, we work hard to design and maintain the safest possible driving conditions through highway work zones,” said ODOT Director Jerry Wray. “We […]

Sign up for emergency notices

BUCKEYE LAKE – Emergency notifications direct to your phone are now available in Fairfield and Licking counties. The Fairfield County Office of Emergency Management offers Alert-Fairfield County. Tornado warnings and other emergency notices are sent to your phone. Sign up at www.fairfieldema.com. The Licking County Emergency Management Agency is now part of the Code Red warning system for weather alerts […]