North Shore berm work begins



BUCKEYE LAKE – Berm construction at the North Shore end of the Buckeye Lake dam started last Saturday. With deeper water than along the West Bank – but not deep enough to float Shoreline Construction of Indian Lake’s tug – the North Bank contractor is using a hydraulic excavator on a barge to remove docks in advance of the new […]

Hebron purchases former used car lot



HEBRON – It took several years of patient negotiations and several price reductions before the Village of Hebron agreed to buy the former Bowman Chevrolet used car lot at the northwest corner of High and Main streets. Now former Mayor Clifford L. Mason pushed several years for the purchase of the property in the center of downtown. Agreement was reached […]

Millersport Council enacts income tax, disbands BPA



MILLERSPORT – New Mayor Gary Matheny and Village Council members started the new year with a burst of activity Tuesday night. After months of consideration and surprisingly little public comment, council members unanimously approved a one percent income tax on earned income. Council member Chuck Mesko was absent. Ohio law allows a municipality to impose a maximum one percent income […]

Some district report card data released



LAKE AREA – The Ohio Department of Education released some of its 2014 state school report card data last Thursday. The release was limited to graduation rates, kindergarten through third grade literacy, and preparation for college and careers for the 2014-2015 class. Local results varied widely. According to the ODE, the K-3 literacy score answers the question—are more students learning […]

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Clarence “Buck” E. Alexander



Clarence “Buck” E. Alexander. age 78 of Somerset, passed away January 16, 2016, at his residence. He was a long time musician, playing his guitar. He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Sarah Alexander; sons, Amos and Roger, both of Lancaster, Thaddeus (Laura) of Las Vegas, Nevada and Joseph of Lancaster; daughter, Christy of Junction City, Candy (Devin) […]

Gary “Doc” K. Docter



Gary “Doc” K. Docter, 70, of Thornville, died January 15, 2016, at his home. He was born August 28, 1945, in Lancaster, to Robert and Frances “Betty” (Barclay) Docter. Mr. Docter is survived by his children, Babette (Greg) Wofter of Zanesville, Garrett Docter of Newark and Nicole (Dan) Long of Columbus; grandchildren, Olivia Wofter, Wyatt Docter, Alyssha Carlock and Adalyn […]

Hilde Hildebrant



Arrangements are pending at Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service for Hilde Hildebrant, formerly of Buckeye Lake, who died January 19, 2016, in Atlanta, Georgia, following an extended illness.

Robert Eugene “Bob” Mason



A funeral service celebrating the life of Robert Eugene “Bob” Mason, age 76, of Thornville, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial will take place in Fairmount Cemetery where military honors will be observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Robert was born April 23, […]

Cora Ellen Shelly



A funeral service celebrating the life of Cora Ellen Shelly, age 92, of Thornville, was held January 16, 2016, at Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Bill Beard officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery. Cora was born July 11, 1923, in Oceana, West Virginia, to the late Bea and Margaret (Cook) Rollins. […]


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