John William Hagan

John William Hagan died on September 17, 2015. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Hagan was a WWII veteran, civil engineer, Perry County Engineer, city councilman and District Deputy Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). Hagan was born on August 1, 1924, in Tiltonsville, OH, to parents Charles Patrick Hagan and Eva Easter (Wilson) Hagan. Friends and family […]

Thomas Chris “Tom” Linville

Thomas Chris “Tom” Linville, age 72, of Hebron, passed into the arms of Jesus with his family by his side on September 21, 2015, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Tom was born February 1, 1943, in the hollers of Powellton, West Virginia. Tom had been employed as a mechanic with Constar. He loved tinkering in the garage […]

Walter A. Skal

Walter A. Skal, 83, of Baltimore, died September 16, 2015. He was born January 16, 1932, in Butler, PA, the son of the late John & Pauline Skal. Walter served honorably in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a retired machinist from L & J Fasteners. Walter is survived by his wife, Wilma; daughter, Joyce Mc- […]

Jane Ann (Murphy) Smith

Jane Ann (Murphy) Smith, 95, of Millersport, died September 19, 2015. Jane was born in Thurston, on May 27, 1920, to Fred and Nellie Murphy. She is survived by her son, Randal (Randy) Smith, Minneapolis, MN; daughters, Yolonda Ann (Michael) Reardon, Sanibel, FL and Cynthia (Will) Lecrone, Rushville, OH; five grandchildren, Brian Reardon, Brent Reardon, Donna (Michael) Taylor, Brandon (Jennifer) […]

Fred Lewis Zollinger, Sr.,

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Fred Lewis Zollinger, Sr., 93, of Millersport, was held September 22, 2015, in the Millersport United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jerry Wiles as celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed at the Floral Hills Cemetery, Lancaster. Fred died September 18, 2015, in Thornville following an extended illness. He was born in Walnut Township, […]

Clark Manson to headline Route 40 Festival Saturday night

HEBRON- He loves the road, meeting new people, and especially performing. New country star Clark Manson can’t wait to rock audiences at the Route 40 Festival in Hebron this weekend. “We take more of a country lyric with Rock & Roll guitars,” he said. Manson will headline the annual festival on Saturday, Sept. 26. Clark Manson is a young country […]


Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Coloring Historic Photographs – 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. Cost: $20/Members $15. Deb Bennett of Licking County Arts and The Dawes Arboretum Historian Leslie Wagner teach participants to hand-color historic photographs, a technique used by Bertie Dawes. Watercolor paints, copies of Bertie’s photos and brushes are […]

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Sept. 9: Police responded to an alarm drop at the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club. Everything checked secure. • Sept. 9: A Hebron woman asked Buckeye Lake police to check on one of her employees who lives in Buckeye Lake Village. • Sept. 10: A driver was cited for traveling 48 in […]

School lunches

School lunch menus for the week of September 28. Lakewood Local Schools Monday: #1 Lancer chicken bowl; #2 Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, and fruit. Tueday: #1 Macaroni & cheese; #2 Mini corn dogs, steamed broccoli, and chilled fruit cup. Wednesday; Pizza, tossed garden salad, chilled fruit cup, and peach muffin square. Thursday: #1 Lancer burrito; #2 PBJ pocket, mixed vegetables, […]