Thomas R. Russell



Thomas R. Russell, age 49 of Baltimore, died September 27, 2016, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. Arrangements were handled by the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Baltimore.

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Central Ohio home sales hit record high



COLUMBUS – Central Ohio saw record home sales in September due in great part to the record number of homes added to the market in August. There were 2,869 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of September, an 8.3 percent increase over the previous year and the highest number of closed sales for the month of September […]

Dial 2-1-1 for free help in Perry County



NEW LEXINGTON – Every day, thousands of people in Ohio find the help they need quickly, conveniently and free of charge simply by dialing 2-1-1. However, there are many people in Perry County who have not heard of 2-1-1 and may not know where to turn or who to call. Thanks to support from the Perry County Department of Job […]

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Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Sustainable Landscape Series: Native Seed Collection & Propagation House Tour – 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Cost: Members-$3; Non-members-$8. Want to learn how to grow your own native plants and trees? Join us to hear about topics including seed selection and collection, stratification methods and growing […]

Shredding, electronic recycling options set for Nov. 12



NEWARK – In celebration of America Recycles Day, join Licking County Recycling and the Licking County Office of Records and Archives on Saturday, November 12 for a FREE Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Drive. The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Licking County Highway Garage at 775 East Main Street, Newark. Please bring your boxed […]

Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Oct. 12: Police were dispatched to a Neel Avenue residence with an open 9-1-1 call. The call was inadvertently dialed on a cell phone and everything was OK. • Oct. 12: Police checked out a report of a suspicious person on Union Avenue. • Oct. 13: A PetPlex employee said a […]

Sign up for emergency notices



BUCKEYE LAKE – Emergency notifications direct to your phone are now available in Fairfield and Licking counties. The Fairfield County Office of Emergency Management offers Alert-Fairfield County. Tornado warnings and other emergency notices are sent to your phone. Sign up at www.fairfieldema.com. The Licking County Emergency Management Agency is now part of the Code Red warning system for weather alerts […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of November 7. Hebron Elem/Jackson Intermediate Monday: #1 Popcorn chicken #2 PBJ pocket, mashed potatoes, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Macaroni & cheese #2 PBJ pocket, steamed broccoli, and fruit. Wednesday: #1 Pizza #2 PBJ pocket, cucumbers and tomatoes w/ranch, fruit, and chocolate chip cookie. Thursday: #1 Hamburger w/ cheese slice #2 PBJ pocket, baked […]


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