Analysis: Phase II construction off to a slow start



BUCKEYE LAKE – It’s now been 11 months and counting since Phase 1 construction wrapped up last year. There has been very little activity at all since the soil-mixed seepage barrier was completed late last May. Dam neighbors, used to nearly six months of 20 hour work days, six to seven days per week December through May, suddenly had to […]

Free Fishing Weekend is May 6 – 7



COLUMBUS – Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 6-7, state residents are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. This […]

ODNR is ignoring the East end



Editor: I have owned a home at Buckeye Lake for eight years. And I have watched the improvements to the west end of the lake; and have paid for and raised money for our community on Copper Penny Channel to have our channel dredged. I have written emails asking ODNR to please put a measuring station at the east end […]

Mona Jean Byrd,



Service arrangements are incomplete for Mona Jean Byrd, age 91, of Hebron, who passed away on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Arlington Care Center. Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service is honored to care for Mona and her family.

David Rodney Cummings



David Rodney Cummings, age 83, of Glenford, passed away on April 20, 2017, at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Columbus on June 27, 1933, to the late Bryan and Margaret (Webb) Cummings. David proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Prior to retirement, he was a truck […]

Marvel M. Dornon



A funeral service celebrating the life of Marvel M. Dornon, age 86, of Thornville, will be held at the Thornville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., with Pastor Paul Hansen officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home two hours prior to the funeral service on Thursday, from 4:00 to 6:00 […]

Margaret Marie Echelbarger



Margaret Marie Echelbarger, age 94 of Baltimore, passed away April 19, 2017, at Reflections Assisted Living. She was the daughter of the late Lorenz and Fannie Lehner, Sr. and was a retired bookkeeper and office manager for the AFL-CIO Columbus branch. Margaret was a long time member of the Vega United Methodist Church in Thurman, Ohio, and a member of […]

Alex T. McAninch



Alex T. McAninch, age 69 of Millersport, formerly of Medina, Ohio, died April 19, 2017, at his residence. He was the son of the late Richard and Marie McAninch, born May 18, 1947, in Cleveland. Alex served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for various phone companies and taught at Vatterott College. His passion was being a […]

Betty Munsey



Betty Munsey, 76, of Baltimore, passed away April 25, 2017, at Fairfield Medical Center. Betty is survived by her sons, Jim (Donna Moore) Munsey, Gary (Carla) Munsey, and Dennis (Brenda) Munsey; grandchildren, Jason (Heather) Munsey, Matthew (Ashley) Munsey, Dominic Reece, Ricardo (Jessica) Martinez, and Sheena Renae Munsey; several grandchildren; sisters, Midge Parrish and Alice (Dwayne) Garrett; and nieces and nephews. […]

Paul E. Packer



A funeral service celebrating the life of Paul E. Packer, age 96, of Thornville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial will take place in Lutheran Reformed Cemetery where military honors will be observed. Paul was born August 21, 1920, in Thornville, to the late […]


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