Ricky Fadley



Graveside funeral services for Ricky Fadley, 56, of Kirkersville, were held May 21, 2015, at Cedar Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Scott Rice as celebrant. Ricky died at the Pine Kirk Nursing Home on May 15, 2015. He was born in Newark, on January 2, 1959, to the late Earl Leroy and Mary Louise (Cree) Fadley. He is survived by his […]

Wilma M. Jones



A funeral service to celebrate the life of Wilma M. Jones, 97, of Thornville will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Terry Borah officiating. Burial will follow at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery in Thornville. Wilma was born in Coles Park, Ohio, on […]

Merle (Best-Byers) Myers



Merle (Best-Byers) Myers, 80, of Thornville, passed away May 13, 2015, at the Pickering House, Lancaster. She was born March 27, 1935, in Haw River, North Carolina, the daughter of Alger Jenkins and Mabel (Gore) Best. She is survived by her husband of 31 years, Marvin Henry Myers, whom she married September 24, 1983; two sons, Roger “Pete” (Cheryl) Byers […]

William Delbert Watts



William Delbert Watts, age 79, of Baltimore, died May 15, 2015, at the Pickering House. He was born on August 9, 1935, in Huntington, WV. He retired from both Anchor Hocking and Ohio Packing. William enjoyed telling jokes and loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed. William is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, […]

Verna “Sammy” Zelein



Verna “Sammy” Zelein, age 93, formerly of Hebron and a resident of Chapel Grove Inn for the past eight years, passed away May 14, 2015. Verna was born December 20, 1921, in Columbus, to the late William and Catherine (Ruisinger) Weber. A 1939 graduate of South High School in Columbus, Verna was part owner and vice president of Newark Electroplating, […]

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Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Ohio Regional Bonsai Show – 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, at the Visitors Center. FREE! Everyone is invited to experience the beautiful art of bonsai at The Dawes Arboretum during the Ohio Regional Bonsai Show—in its 35th year! There will be trees displayed in the […]

Don’t offer alcohol to underage guests



COLUMBUS – Graduation season is here, and for many parents and graduates, this may also mean graduation parties. Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit know many parents will refrain from allowing underage party guests from consuming alcohol. However, there are some parents and graduates that will participate in the illegal and dangerous behavior, such as providing alcohol to minors and […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • May 11: A driver was cited for traveling 47 in a 35 miles per hour zone. • May 11: A driver was cited for traveling 49 in a 35 miles per hour zone. • May 11: A woman informed police her adult son was out of control, but the son left […]

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 […]