Police chief supports Levacy’s re-election



Editor: Elections and the outcome of those elections have far reaching consequences for all of us. We live in a world where every day our elected leaders must make tough choices based on their background and experience. Everything from services that we take for granted such as safe roadways and bridges to the ability for safety forces to respond in […]

‘Dam’ people took our docks and water



Editor: The “Dam” people came in like the keystone cops. They left with the docks and the water – But they left us with mounds of unwanted dirt and out of control weeds. ODDDUchs/or dam people still have trailer offices here. Are they coming back? About the leaking roof at the “Town Comedy Club” Don’t you own a ladder? Apply […]

Charles “Chuck” R. Atwood



A memorial service celebrating the life of Charles “Chuck” R. Atwood, age 85, of Columbus, will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Doug Lynn officiating. Chuck was born on January 1, 1931, in Columbus, to the late Charles W. and Emma (Thomas) Atwood. He […]

Steven E. “Mavrick” Kirkpatrick



A funeral service celebrating the life of Steven E. “Mavrick” Kirkpatrick, age 62, of Thurston, was held October 19, 2016, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Rusty Foley officiating. Steve was born in Newark, on August 5, 1954, to the late Ralph E. and Eileen V. (Krumm) Kirkpatrick. He passed away at Fairfield Regional […]

Larry L. Leach



Larry L. Leach, 71, of Hebron, passed away at his home October 15, 2016. Larry was a Vietnam Veteran, mechanic and genuine car and tractor “nut”. Larry is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn; brother, Terry Leach of Heath; two dedicated sons, Kevin Leach of Dresden, and Scott (April) Leach of Newark; and two loving grandsons, Shane and Shawn. A […]

Eva F. Nichols



Our angel is now in Heaven. Eva F. Nichols, 91, passed away at the Flint Ridge Nursing Home on October 14, 2016. Eva leaves behind her beloved children, Jerry Nichols of Columbus and Connie (Dan) Lambeth of Columbus; and grandsons, Brian Nichols of Newark and Steve Lambeth of Columbus. Eva will be missed by her loving sisters, Jo Day of […]

Teresa “Terri” A. Rine- hart



Teresa “Terri” A. Rinehart, age 57 of Baltimore, passed away October 12, 2016, at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. She was born to the late Don Mc- Cord and her surviving mother, Linda (McCord) Rust, on August 20, 1959. Terri is survived by her husband of 18 years, Raymond Rinehart; son, William (Lisa) Chapman; daughter, Amanda Chapman; grandchildren, Haylie, […]

Joyce A. Smith



Joyce A. Smith, 90, of Newark and formerly of Thornville and Coshocton, passed away October 14, 2016, at the Inn at Sharon Brooke assisted living facility in Newark. Born August 21, 1926, in Coshocton, Joyce was the daughter of the late Charles and Audrey M. (Gosser) Schlegel. A high school graduate, she also was a graduate of Bliss Business School […]

Melvin Trimmer



Melvin Trimmer, age 89 of Baltimore, passed away October 15, 2016, at Pickering House in Lancaster. He was born March 22, 1927, in Baltimore, to Earl & Ethel Trimmer. He was a local farmer whose daily job and joy was to work and care for God’s land, with his dog, Ozzie, by his side. He was a lifelong member of […]

Robert Charles “Bob” Van Dyke



On Monday, October 17, 2016, Robert Charles “Bob” Van Dyke, lost his brief battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the Pickering House in Lancaster. Bob was born on November 29, 1950, in Columbus, to Eva (Camp) Miller and Robert Cecil Van Dyke. He was a 1969 graduate of Lancaster High School. In 2008, after 37 years of service, Bob retired from […]


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