Roy E. Flowers



A funeral service for Roy E. Flowers, 90 of Kirkersville, was held February 5, 2017, in the Newark Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home with Rev. Amanda Olson and Rev. Ken Marckle officiating. Burial will be in Kirkersville Cemetery. Mr. Flowers died January 31, 2017, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. He was born February 24, 1926, in Zanesville […]

Blanche Lucille Hagan



Blanche Lucille Hagan (Scheehle), 92, died on February 4, 2017 at her home in Thornville. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She had a sharp wit and a sharper memory. She also had a mischievous spirit-as a child, she said, she liked to throw her shoes out of the car window on family trips when she didn’t like […]

Richard D. Hayek



Richard D. Hayek, 59, of Pleasantville, passed away February 4, 2017, at the Pickering House. Rick was born in Meadville, PA, on November 13, 1957, to George and Delores Hayek. He served his country in the United States Air Force. He graduated from Ohio University with a Master’s in Business Administration. He was a member of the First Baptist Church […]

Robert F. Sheffield



Robert F. Sheffield, age 68 of Pleasantville, passed away at County Lane Gardens on January 28, 2017. Arrangements were handled by the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home and Crematory, Lancaster.

Robert Sparkes



Robert Sparkes, of Buckeye Lake, passed away February 2, 2017, at Grant Medical Center. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from DDM. He was preceded in death by mother, Ruth Moore; and sister, Rita Hinkle. Robert is survived by his wife, Penny; son, Jason (Sharon); daughter, Vanessa (Michael Winters); grandchildren, Michael, Nila, Aidan, and Maddie; special […]

Gail Edwin “Woody” Wood



Gail Edwin “Woody” Wood, 95, of Pleasantville, died peacefully at his home on February 3, 2017. He was born November 15, 1921, in Pleasantville, the son of George Edward and Gaie Lucille (Buchanan) Wood. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign during WWII. He was the produce manager for IGA grocery for 32 years. […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Second Saturday Speaker Series: Our Founders’ Favorite Things – 10 – 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. Cost: $2 recommended donation. Participants will learn about the significance of the natural history collections at The Dawes Arboretum through the eyes of its founders, Beman and Bertie Dawes. Bertie’s personal collections […]

Thornville Elementary School names honor students



THORNVILLE – Thornville Elementary School recently named its honor students for the second nine-week grading period. Principal’s List 1ST GRADE: Leilani Anderson. Graham Anderson, Cadence Baker, Ella Connors,Vanessa Corbin, Claire Cranmer, Joshua Dyer, Braylon Gillman, Liam Gutridge, Lakelyn Haas, Elynn Harr, Foster Jones, MaKenna Kuhn, Kinley Leckrone, Aidan Love, Maxwell Lowry, Cameron Messer-Mercado, Brenna Moorehead, Jackson Morbitzer, Matthew Parker, Aiden […]

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Police activity reports



Compiled from selected police activity reports. Buckeye Lake • Jan. 23: Police were asked to check on the wellbeing of a Hebron Road resident and her two small children. Police the adult appeared to be OK and the youngest child was taking a map. The other child was still at school. • Jan. 23: Police took a report of an […]


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