Robert L. “Louie” Ford

Robert L. “Louie” Ford, 67, of Hebron, died August 13, 2016, in Newark. He was born December 20, 1948. in Newark, the son of the late Robert Ford and Maxine Ford of Heath. He was a graduate of Lakewood High School, served honorably in the US Army during the Vietnam Era and worked for nearly 20 years with Walker Manufacturing […]

Ramona M. Foresta

A funeral service celebrating the life of Ramona M. Foresta, age 85, of Thornville, was held August 17, 2016, at the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial followed in Holy Cross Cemetery. Ramona was born May 17, 1931, in Columbus, to the late Thomas Rebholz and Naomi (Flemming) Rebholz Aspel. She passed away unexpectedly August 13, 2016, […]

Anna Marie Howell

A funeral service for Anna Marie Howell, 46, of Buckeye Lake, was held August 16, 2016, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Steve Looker officiating. Burial followed in Eden Cemetery. Anna, a homemaker, passed away August 8, 2016, at her residence. She was born August 20, 1969, in Newark, to the late Bernard and Janice (Hayden) Howell. […]

Joseph L. “Joe” Husk

A funeral service, celebrating the life of Joseph L. “Joe” Husk, 59, of Pataskala, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 19, 2016 in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will follow at the Kirkersville Cemetery at a later date. Joe died suddenly August 15, 2016. He was born in Columbus, […]

Ovell K. Jones

Ovell K. Jones, 89, of Thornville, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family August 16, 2016. Ovell was born May 20, 1927, in Rupert, West Virginia, the son of the late Pearl and Beulah Jones. He served honorably in the US Army during WWII. He retired from Rockwell International, Heath in 1983 after 30 years of service. He […]

Nadine Riggs

A funeral service was held for Nadine Riggs on August 15, 2016, at Brucker Kishler Funeral Home, Newark. Burial followed at Newark Memorial Gardens. Nadine F. Cannon-Brooks- Riggs, age 81, of Thornville, passed away August 9, 2016. She was born to the late James S. and Ruth A. Cannon on June 7, 1935, in Martin County, Indiana. Nadine graduated from […]

Helen Virginia (Hawkins) Ryan

Helen Virginia (Hawkins) Ryan, age 91, of Martinsburg, passed peacefully into the hands of the Lord on August 6, 2016, at Knox Community Hospital. Helen was born to the late Elmer and Frances Hawkins on October 10, 1924, in their home in Knox County, Ohio. Helen is survived by her sons, Don (Connie) Ryan, Ron (Connie) Ryan, and Tim (Dianne) […]


For the second year in a row, low lake water levels turned the Buckeye Lake Area Civic Association’s annual Tour of Homes into a walking tour. The six homes were closely grouped in the recently renovated Crane Lake area located next to Picnic Point and the North Shore Boat Ramp. A nearly all day rain limited turnout to about 150 […]

New owner makes big investment in storage, car wash facility

BUCKEYE LAKE – Many Buckeye Lake area businesses are struggling to cope with effects of the dam replacement project. Jim Manos, a Dublin financial advisor and real estate investor, sees a bright future at Buckeye Lake. He recently invested nearly a million dollars to purchase and upgrade the former 79/360 storage units and the Super Shine car wash next to […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Stroller Stroll – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Tuesdays through September. FREE! Join a guide on a stroll along a paved path through our beautiful grounds. This is a great opportunity for parents or caregivers to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, while children explore the natural world around […]