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BUCKEYE LAKE – March 1 was a good day! ODNR finally installed the ‘stop logs or bars,’ stopping the outflow of water through the AMIL spillway in Buckeye Lake Village. Up to the 7:45 a.m. installation, the lake level has been relatively steady for the last several weeks at around 889.1. That’s about seven inches above ODNR’s new ‘winter pool’ […]

Carol Jewel Hein



Carol Jewel Hein, age 87, passed away of natural causes in Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, on February 23, 2017. She was born on May 1, 1929, in Cleveland, and was most recently residing in Baltimore. Her daughter, Claudia Price who lives in Yachats, Oregon, and son, David Liston who lives in Elmira, NY, immediately survive her. She is predeceased […]

John L. Hempker



John L. Hempker, age 62, of Baltimore, died at his residence on February 25, 2017. He was born to the late Robert and Eva LeMaster Hempker on July 2, 1954, in Circleville. He worked at Heilind Electronics and enjoyed golf. He appreciated all music, playing the keyboard, organ, and piano and enjoyed spending time with his family. John will be […]

Theophilus “Ted” Lunsford



Theophilus “Ted” Lunsford, 82 of Thurston, February 9, 1935, to February 17, 2017, passed away peacefully at the Pickering House. Ted served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Emily Lunsford; his loving wife, Darlene Lunsford; daughter, LaVerne; and grandson, Jonathan Lunsford. He leaves to cherish his memory […]

Paul F. Rush



A memorial service for Paul F. Rush, age 78, of Thornville, was February 26, 2017, at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home, Newark, with Pastor Mark Combs officiating. Paul was born August 15, 1938, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to the late Frank and Virginia (Wear) Rush. He passed away February 21, 2017, at Mount Carmel Medical Center. Paul proudly served his country […]

Roy Estil Sims



Roy Estil Sims, 82, of Hebron, died February 27, 2017, after a brief illness. He was born May 18, 1934, in Greenbriar County, West Virginia, the son of the late Russell D. and Mary Jane (Boggess) Sims. He served honorably in the US Air Force, and worked his entire career for Kaiser Aluminum in Heath. He attended the Licking Baptist […]

Dixie Lee Trial



Dixie Lee Trial, 87, passed away while surrounded by her loved ones on February 26, 2017. Dixie was born in Indiana, and was a resident of Newark, before relocating to Yorktown, VA in 2014. She retired as a school teacher from Lakewood High School in 1989 after 27 years of teaching. Dixie is survived by her loving husband of 57 […]

Ted Rodes Williams



Funeral services for Ted Rodes Williams, 63, of Thornville, were held at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, Newark, on February 27, 2017, with Rev. Karen Chakoian as celebrant. Ted, a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Granville, died at Licking Memorial Hospital on February 22, 2017. He was born in Newark, on October 27, 1953, to the late Charles R. […]

Carol Sue Woosley



Carol Sue Woosley, 62, of Baltimore, died February 23, 2017. She was born July 1, 1954, in Columbus. Carol was passionate about her family and enjoyed putting together the family reunion year in and year out. Her motto was to live, laugh and love. She is survived by her children, Chad (Melissa Corns) and Travis (Erica McCune) Woosley, Corrina and […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Maple Syrup Days – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Sunday, March 12. FREE! Learn the history and process of maple sugaring as you meander down the paved trail toward The Arboretum’s log cabin. Inside, docents greet you with a warm fire and a taste of syrup as you […]


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