Ruth Gotschall



A funeral service celebrating the life of Ruth Gotschall, 90, of Hebron, was held January 23, 2017, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial followed at Licking Cemetery. Ruth died peacefully January 20, 2017, at her home, with her family by her side. She was born June 1, 1926, in Glen Roy, Ohio, […]

Thomas Matthew Koch



A Mass of Christian Burial for Thomas “Tommy” Matthew Koch, age 49, of Hebron, was held January 25, 2017, at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Newark, with Father Jonathan F. Wilson, as celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, Newark. Tommy passed away January 21, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital, in the loving arms of his wife, Valerie. He […]

Bennett Ora Lees



Bennett Ora Lees, age 87 of Hebron, passed into eternity January 17, 2017. He was born January 28, 1929, to the late Denzill Oren and Blanche Claggett Lees of Hebron. On July 2, 1950, he married Ethel Ruth Warner of Homer, OH. At the time of his passing, Ben and Ruth were married 66 years. To their union was born […]

Noel Dudley Lehman



Noel Dudley Lehman, 93, of Baltimore, passed away January 21, 2017, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born outside of Carroll, on July 5, 1923, to Alfred Leroy Lehman and Cora Ellen (Vickers) Lehman. Noel grew up on a farm outside of Baltimore, on Pleasantville Road and graduated from Liberty Union High School in 1941. He served in the U.S. […]

Bruce Dixon Nichols



Bruce Dixon Nichols, age 52 of Thornville, and loving partner of Sandra Birchfield, passed unexpectedly on January 10, 2017 while vacationing with his family in Italy. Bruce was born on June 22, 1964, and grew up in Upper Arlington. He graduated from The Ohio State University and was employed by the Ohio Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Bruce proudly served his […]

Naomi E. (McDowell) Stiles



Naomi E. (McDowell) Stiles, age 73 of Baltimore, passed away January 17, 2017, at the Pickering House after a lengthy illness. She was born on November 10, 1943, in Pickerington, to the late Ossie and Irene McDowell. She worked for the Pickerington Police Department with over 20 years of service. Naomi is survived by her son, Tony (Dee) Underwood of […]

Shirley Joanne Stukey



A funeral service celebrating the life of Shirley Joanne Stukey, age 81 of Hebron, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with her nephews Douglas Iden and Richard Linn officiating. Burial will be in Newark Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January […]

Laura Josie Weber



Laura Josie Weber. 19 of Brownsville, passed away January 20, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was born in Newark, on May 20, 1997. She was a 2015 graduate of Sheridan High School. A cheerleader since third grade, Laura received a varsity letter for cheer in 10th, 11th and 12th grades. She won the Iota Sigma Pi Outstanding Young Woman […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Winter Woodland Night Hike – 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. Cost: Non-members – $10; Members – $5. Enjoy a winter evening at The Arboretum as staff leads you on a hike through our deep woods, highlighting fascinating details about the surrounding trees along the way. The […]

School lunches



School lunch menus for the week of January 30. Hebron Elem/Jackson Intermediate Monday: Popcorn chicken #2 PBJ pocket, mashed potatoes, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Fish sticks #2 PBJ pocket, steamed peas, and fruit. Wednesday-Friday: No menu available. Lakewood Middle/ High School Monday: #1 Lancer chicken bowl #2 Salisbury steak, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, and fruit. Tuesday: #1 Nachos and beef […]


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