Looking back at 2016



BUCKEYE LAKE AREA – We predicated in last year’s Looking Back story that the “Dam Story” would retain its top story status for several years. It has, but not in the manner we expected. It’s been a study of contrasts. For the first six months of the year, residents and visitors couldn’t escape the construction activity. Thousands of dump trucks […]

Trustees take first step to put new 3-mill fire levy on ballot



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees unanimously took the first step Tuesday night to put an additional three-mill continuing levy for fire/EMS services on the May ballot. Trustees discussed a possible additional levy at their December meeting with Millerport Fire Chief Bob Price and Walnut Township/ Thurston Fire Chief Jim Hite. If voters approve, the new three-mill levy would supplement the […]

Fire chief thanks farmers for help with grain rescue tube training



Editor: I have been remiss in not writing this letter earlier. Time has a way of passing quickly, regardless of whether we are ready or not! Over the summer of 2016, the Millersport Fire Department was awarded a Grant from Nationwide Insurance, for a “Grain Rescue Tube” system, to add to our arsenal of Rescue equipment. The training for this […]

How you can help our hospitalized veterans this year



Editor, We, the members of VFW Auxiliary #1388, would like to thank all our friends that made generous donations to our hospital collections this past year. We are asking your readers to keep this list handy and each month pick up an item or two from our list. It worked great last year and we are hoping to bring in […]

Thank you for making Christmas merrier



Editor: I would like to THANK EVERYBODY that helped make Christmas merrier this year. I hope everyone had a great Christmas. Now it’s time to thank everyone that helped and everyone that donated to help the 19 families that we took in so they could have a Merry Christmas. So here’s a big Thank You to: William Bill May, Cindy […]

Frank “Bud” Letherman Ables



A memorial visitation for Frank “Bud” Letherman Ables, 88, of Pataskala, will be held on Thursday, Jan 5, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. in the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Graveside services with full military honors by the Licking County Veterans Alliance will follow at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2017, at Kirkersville Cemetery, where Frank will […]

John R. Anderson



John R. Anderson, formerly of Buckeye Lake, died December 1, 2016. He was born May 26, 1940. John is survived by Dee Bozar, Kelly Pickleseimer, Jason and John Anderson, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Rest in Peace.

Norma Jean Blauser



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Norma Jean Blauser, 86, formerly of Hebron, was held January 3, 2017, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Brett Rizzo as celebrant. Burial followed in Basil Cemetery, Baltimore. Norma passed away December 24, 2016, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Columbus on […]

Arthur C. Davis



Arthur C. Davis, age 92, of Thornville, passed away at his residence on December 23, 2016, while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Newark on November 3, 1924, to the late Clarence H. and Delice R. (Romine) Davis. Arthur proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. Arthur worked in the trucking […]

Margery C. Goodyear



Margery C. Goodyear, age 90, passed away December 8 2016, in Concord CA. She was born July 31 1926, to Russell and Forono Miller Shetrone in Basil. She was a 1944 graduate of Liberty Union High School. She is survived by special friend and companion, Joe Gonzales of Concord, CA; friend, Doloris Ensminger, Clayton, CA; life long friend and the […]


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