Edward L. Ballenger



Edward L. Ballenger, age 75, died June 8, 2015. He was the former owner of Reeb’s Restaurant, Columbus; Ballenger’s Seafood Restaurant, Ft Myers, FL; and the Ballenger House, Newark. Ed was a past president of Central Ohio Restaurant Association and Restaurateur of the Year in Florida. He was a past Commodore and 57 year-member of the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club […]

Eugene A. “Gene” Calewarts



A memorial service celebrating the life of Eugene A. “Gene” Calewarts, age 75, of Hebron, was held June 17, 2015, at Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, Hebron. Gene was born January 25, 1940, in Green Bay, Wisconsin, to the late Joseph and Nettie (Caelwaerts) Calewarts. He passed away June 13, 2015, at Mount Carmel West. Gene was a graduate of […]

Michael David Entler



Michael David Entler, 66, of Millersport, passed away peacefully at his home on June 14, 2015. He was born in Columbus, on June 30, 1948, the son of the late Charles & Eileen Entler. He was a graduate of Millersport High School, Class of 1966, and served honorably in the US Navy during the Vietnam era. He worked for many […]

Donald Robert Howard



Funeral services for Donald Robert Howard, 79, of Thornville, were held June 15, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial with full military honors followed in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus. Donald died peacefully on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 in Newark, following an extended illness. He was born in Columbus, on February 9, 1936. […]

Thomas Edward Kirk



A funeral service for Thomas Edward Kirk, 59, of Newark, was held June 13, 2015, in the chapel of the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Thomas died June 11, 2015, in Newark. He was born in Newark on January14, 1956, the son of the late John and Mary (McMillen) Kirk. He was a graduate of Lakewood High […]

Debra Lynne Lassahn



Debra Lynne Lassahn, 62, of Baltimore, passed away June 4, 2015, at the Zusman House. She was born March 6, 1953, in Columbus, the daughter of Ruby (Frazier) Kelly and the late Howard Kelly. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Fred Lassahn; son, Eric (Kimberly) Lassahn; grandchildren, Samantha and Kaylee; brothers, Howard and David Kelly; and special […]

Donald E. Ortman



Donald E. Ortman, 65, of St. Cloud, Florida, formerly of Thornville, passed away June 11, 2015. Don was born October 7, 1949, in Lancaster, the son of Norma Lynn Ortman of Thornville and the late William E. Ortman. Don confessed to God his faith in Jesus Christ as Savior as a child at Trinity United Church of Christ, and the […]

Olivia Phyllis Stover



Olivia Phyllis Stover, age 96 of Baltimore, our dear Mother, went home to be with the Lord June 10, 2015. She leaves fond memories to her children, Carole Stover and Rosemary (Tom) Domin; grandchildren, D’Metri and AnToni Domin; and sister, Verla (Marvin) Wright. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leland and Mabel Trimmer Macklin; husband, O. Edgar Stover, […]

Rosemary “Rose” (Hill) Yost



A funeral service celebrating the life of Rosemary “Rose” (Hill) Yost, age 61, of Pleasantville, will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, at Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, 56 South Main Street, Thornville, with Pastor Aaron Bounds officiating. Friends may call from 3-5 p.m. prior to the service and from 7-9 p.m. following the service. Rose was […]

50-units of affordable housing coming to Hebron



COLUMBUS – The Ohio Housing Finance Agency announced Wednesday that the Hopewell Cottages development in Hebron is one of 40 developments in Ohio that will share more than $30 million in federal housing tax credits. A total of 103 projects sought approximately $77 million in credits. The project is being developed by Spire Development of Columbus and Fairfield Homes of […]


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