Wanda Allen



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Wanda Allen, 84, of Kirkersville, was held August 4, 2015, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Jeff Smith as celebrant. Wanda was laid to rest next to her husband James in the Kirkersville Cemetery. Wanda died peacefully July 31, 2015, at her home surrounded […]

John Thomas Kinser



A funeral service, celebrating the life of John Thomas Kinser, 36, of New Salem, was held August 1, 2015, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Rosalind Beswick officiating. Burial followed in the New Salem Cemetery. John died unexpectedly July 29, 2015, at his home following an extended illness. He was born December […]

Kimberly Ann Kramer



Kimberly Ann Kramer, age 38, of Buckeye Lake, passed away July 29, 2015, at The James, Ohio State University Medical Center. Kimberly ended her 12-year struggle against the disease surrounded by her family and friends. She is survived by her parents, John and Gail; a brother, Bradley, of Dayton; grandparents, Charles and Betty Bounds of Newark; several aunts, uncles and […]

Paul E. McMurray



Paul E. McMurray, age 88, passed away July 30, 2015, at Pickering House Center in Lancaster. He was the longtime owner and operator of McMurray’s Tire Service at Woodbury and Sullivant Avenue; a lifetime member of the Buckeye Lake VFW Post #1388 Buckeye Lake; a lifetime member of the Thornport AMVETS; and a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War […]

Donald Eugene Perry



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Donald Eugene Perry, 82, of Buckeye Lake, will be held on Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hebron Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral Home, with Pastor Doug Lynn officiating. Burial will follow at Hebron Cemetery. Donald was born in Martins Ferry, OH, on April 30, 1933, to the late Wilbert H. […]

Fern R. Pickett



Fern R. Pickett, age 89, of Thornville, passed away on August 3, 2015, at her home. She was born May 22, 1926, in Columbus, Ohio to the late Charles and Marie (Davy) Rawlins. Fern was employed with the U.S. Postal Service as a mail sorter. She was a member of Am-Vets Post 51 and attended Thornville United Methodist Church. She […]

Edward Arthur Smith Jr.



Edward Arthur Smith Jr. (Big Ed), age 72 of Buckeye Lake, passed away August 1, 2015, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center operated by Hospice of Central Ohio. He was born May 13, 1943, to the late Edward and Bonnie (Stevens) Smith Sr. Ed was a graduate of Newark High School, Class of 1961 and attended Miami University. He was […]

Lighten up: Leave your iPhone alone!



Summer’s here, you’re finally free now, To have some time of your own, It’s gorgeous and sunny and warm out, Still you won’t leave your iPhone alone. Birds sing, flowers bloom, oak trees swaying, The dog’s in the yard chewing bones, She’d like to go walking with you, love, If you’d just leave your iPhone alone. It sure looks magical […]

Vacant bank branch gets new business



BUCKEYE LAKE- The former PNC Bank branch on Ohio 79 in Buckeye Lake Village will soon be home to a new branch of the Columbus based Solutions Staffing. “We’ve been looking in that area for a while,” said Solutions Staffing CEO Peg Mativi. She established Solutions Staffing (originally called JT/SG Enterprises, Inc.) with business partner Mary Iannarino as a regional […]

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