Pastor John R. “Jack” Combs



Pastor John R. “Jack” Combs, 79, of Baltimore, passed away April 3, 2016, at the Pickering House, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on January 10, 1937, in Lancaster. He is survived by his wife, Peggy (Hand) Combs of 59 years; son, Mitch (Yalonda) Combs of Mason, Michigan; daughter, Melissa (Dennis) Keller of Baltimore; six grandchildren, […]

Dorothy Jean Helser



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Dorothy Jean Helser, age 83, of Thornville, was held April 5, 2016, at the Thornville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Eric Miller officiating. Burial followed at Zion Ridge Cemetery. Dorothy was born in Pleasantville, on December 10, 1932, to the late Noel Amos and Mabel Ardella (Love) Stoltz. She […]

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New council member reflects on challenges



BUCKEYE LAKE- Though new Buckeye Lake Village council member Tim Ryan has attended just one regular council meeting since being appointed to a two-year term during a special March 17 council meeting, he’s no stranger to Buckeye Lake’s politics. Ryan will continue to serve as president of the Buckeye Lake Region Chamber of Commerce. The long-time village resident recently reflected […]

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Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Bonsai for Beginners Workshop – 9 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, April 9. Cost: $45/Members $35. This two-session course introduces participants to the art of bonsai. The first session leads students through the history of bonsai, types of plants to use, containers, bonsai soil and tools needed along with […]

2016 Ohio Travel Guide is now available



COLUMBUS – The 2016 Ohio Travel Guide is now available for digital download or as a print magazine. The 2016 guide has been modernized to better reflect the new Ohio. Find It Here. brand. Changes to the 2016 Ohio Travel Guide include: Content – The guide content has been revamped to highlight feature-length stories, interviews and even background on the […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • March 13: Police assisted the Ohio State Highway Patrol in locating a vehicle with no license plates being operated in an erratic manner. • March 13: Police assisted Hebron Police with a vehicle search. • March 13: Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute. None of the people involved […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of April 11. Lakewood Local Schools Monday: #1 Chicken and rice bowl; #2 Popcorn chicken, fortune cookie, steamed Calf. blend, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Sloppy Jo; #2 Coney or hot dog, baked French fries, and fruit. Wednesday: #1 Pizza; #2 Grilled chicken salad w/dinner roll, steamed corn, and fruit. Thursday: #1 Ravioli w/ breadstick; […]

Changes made to county weather sirens



NEWARK – Licking County EMA Director Sean Grady has announced some changes in tornade sirens. Effective March 1, tornado siren activation will be tied to the National Weather Service (NWS) “warning box”. This means that the sirens will no longer go off county wide and will only be active if a siren falls within a warning area issued by NWS. […]


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