Michael D. Bowers



Michael D. Bowers, 62, of Glenford, passed away January 4, 2016, at home with family. Mike was born a Valentine baby on February 14, 1953, in Newark, the son of the late Cary L. Bowers and Helen L. (Hall) Smith. He was a 1971 graduate of Heath High School. He worked at Kline’s Department Store in Newark, then for over […]

Charles “Chuck” Robert Essex Jr.



Charles “Chuck” Robert Essex Jr., was born July 21, 1931, to Charles and Matilda (Gockenbach) Essex in Buckeye Lake. The Lord called Chuck home on January 3, 2016. Chuck proudly and faithfully served in the US Air Force for 30 years. During his career he provided security detail in many situations and locations. Following his military service, his career path […]

Rev. Matias Garza



A funeral service to celebrate the life of Rev. Matias Garza, age 63, of Thornville was held January 2, 2016, at the Christian Apostolic Church, Newark, with Pastors T.L. Kirk and Keith Sjostrand officiating. Burial followed in Zion Ridge Cemetery. Rev. Garza was Pastor at the New Life Apostolic Church. He died December 29, 2015, at his residence. He was […]

Judith D. (Sweeney) Teagardner



Judith D. (Sweeney) Teagardner, 62, of Baltimore, passed away on December 29, 2015 at Mount Carmel East Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born on October 10, 1953, the daughter of the late James and Patricia (Rector) Sweeney. Judith is survived by her husband, Michael Teagardner; sons, Troy James (Debbie) Bowles, Eric Lee (Ariel) Teagardner, Jerry Michael (Amanda) Teagardner, […]

Fire chief’s persistence pays off with shorter, safer fence



MILLERSPORT – Thanks to Millersport Fire Chief Bob Price’s persistence, ODNR will meet their commitment to reduce the height of the temporary construction fence being erected along the embankment from six to five feet and to ease access for first responders. Residents first learned about the fence at ODNR’s Open House last August at Millersport Elementary School. It was described […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Beginner’s Yoga Series I – 6 – 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 7 through Feb. 4. Cost for series is $50/$40 members. In this beginner-focused workshop, learn the basics of yoga, including breathing techniques and introductory-level postures. Cleanse & Renew Evening Retreat – 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, […]

New baseball field for Lakewood Youth



HEBRON – Baseball season may feel like a long way away for the local boys and girls playing Lakewood Youth Baseball. But during this cold off season they have a lot to look forward to next season. The Lakewood Youth Baseball Association Board of Directors recently approved spending $15,000 to construct a new baseball field to augment the existing three […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Dec. 19: An officer was dispatched to North Bank Road residence with several intoxicated people. One resident persisted in being rude and uncooperative with the officer and was charged with disorderly conduct. • Dec. 19: A Walnut Road woman said she believes neighbors are acting suspicious and may possibly be dealing […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 11. Lakewood Local Schools Monday: #1 Asian chicken bowl; #2 Taco salad, steamed black beans, fruit, and fortune cookie. Tuesday: #1 French toast sticks; #2 Egg/cheese omelet, sausage patty, baked tri-taters, and fruit juice. Wednesday: #1 Pizza; #2 BBQ rib sandwich, steamed green beans, and fruit. Thursday: #1 Macaroni & cheese, dinner […]

Holiday traffic fatalities total 19



COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) is reporting traffic fatalities over the New Year’s reporting period and the Christmas reporting period. Ten people were killed on Ohio’s roadways during the 2016 New Year’s Holiday, a four-day reporting period beginning December 31 and ending January 3. During this year’s reporting period, troopers arrested 438 drivers for impaired driving. In […]


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