Rodney A. Grayson Sr.

Rodney A. Grayson Sr., age 47 of Lancaster, formerly of Baltimore, died January 5, 2016, at the Four Season nursing facility in Washington Court House. Rodney enjoyed football, Dungeons and Dragons, video games, playing cards, working at Cedar Heights Elementary and adored kids. Rodney was an amazing and funny person who loved his family deeply and will be greatly missed. […]

Edna F. Griffith

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Edna F. Griffith, age 82, of Heath, was held January 13, 2016, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Bill Hayes officiating. Edna was born in Londonderry, Ohio, on September 17, 1933, to the late George and Monnie (Hay) Vanover. She passed away on January […]

Esel O. Jacks, Jr

A funeral service celebrating the life of Esel O. Jacks, Jr., age 66, of Heath was held January 11, 2016, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial followed in Fairmount Cemetery in Jacksontown. Esel grew up in Jacksontown, and graduated from Lakewood High School with the Class of 1968. He worked for Kokosing /Olen Corporation […]

Rev. Paul Fred Sterneman

A memorial service, celebrating the life of Rev. Paul Fred Sterneman, age 83, of Etna, was held on January 12, 2016, at the Daybreak Church, Etna,with Rev. Ronald Julian, Sr. officiating. Paul was born in Wadena, MN, on May 14, 1932, to the late Rev. Fred and Ethel (Peterson) Sterneman. Paul went to be with Jesus at Tuscany Gardens in […]

Night work starts on dam project

LIEB’S ISLAND – Night work began in earnest last Wednesday night on the West Bank end of the dam replacement project. Two shifts a day will work at least 20 hours daily, weather permitting. That schedule is expected to run into late Spring. Work stops by about 2:30 a.m. West Bank residents will get some relief from the near constant […]

Trees being cleared from I-70

JACKSONTOWN – Motorists on I-70 have likely noticed hundreds of trees removed from the I-70 corridor near the Buckeye Lake region. ODOT District 5 spokeswoman Ericka Pfeifer said the clear cutting is necessary for motorists’ safety. “Tree trimming is a task we accomplish in the colder months when there is no snow,” she said. “With this milder weather it has […]

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. Night Hike – 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15. FREE! […]

College Goal Sunday set for Feb. 14

NEWARK – Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark will host College Goal Sunday, a free statewide college financial aid event, on Feb. 14, 2016, at 2 p.m., in the John Gilbert Reese Center, 1209 University Dr., Newark. At College Goal Sunday, college-bound students and parents can receive expert assistance in completing the Free Application […]

Free food safety class available Feb. 9

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department will hold a free food safety class on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Health Department, 675 Price Road, Newark. “Insuring our restaurants provide safe food to their customers is one of our department’s largest responsibilities,” said Joe Ebel, Licking County Health Commissioner. “However, we should also make sure […]

Police activity reports

Compiled from selected police activity reports. Baltimore • Dec. 2: Police took a report on a hit skip accident to the area of 432. W. Market St. • Dec. 3: Police responded to a non-injury accident at South Main and Tremont streets. • Dec. 4: Police were asked to check on the wellbeing of a Kumler Street resident. Everything was […]

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