Analysis: Buckeye Lake Village agrees to sell lot to ODNR



BUCKEYE LAKE – Village council members managed to find a few minutes Monday night to actually conduct some village business. It was bookended between a nearly 20-minute lecture by Planning Commission Chair Karen Cookston and another nearly 20-minute discussion on making a small change to council’s standard agendas. Both focused on what appears to be village officials’ favorite topic – […]

Dam construction restart could be 90 days late



BUCKEYE LAKE – Friday, May 26, marks a full year since the first phase of the Buckeye Lake Dam replacement project was completed. There has been very little activity on the dam since then. So far the only sign that construction activity will be resuming was Monday’s traffic signal reactivation for one-lane traffic to and from Lieb’s Island. Project spokesman […]

Lady Lancers one win away from returning to Akron



PICKERINGTON – Defending Division II state champion Lakewood Lady Lancers are one win away from returning to Akron for the state tournament for the third year in a row. The 29-1 Lancers combined excellent pitching from senior ace Courtney Vierstra with five home runs for a 10-1 regional semi-final win over Vincent-Warren Local Wednesday evening. Warren finished 13-13. Brenna Brownfield […]

Donna Jean George



Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Donna Jean George, age 84, of Hebron. Mrs. George passed away May 24, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Patricia J. “Patty” Hommon



Patricia J. “Patty” Hommon, age 71, of Hebron, passed away May 19, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Patty was born November 21, 1945, in Columbus, to the late Robert Charles McDonald and Lois Ruth (Burns) Zeman of Hebron. In addition to her mother, she is survived by a daughter, Tricia J. Hommon of Newark; grandchildren, Reginald M. Hommon, Rakia B. […]

Mary Loraine Hough



Funeral arrangements are incomplete for Mary Loraine Hough, age 92, of Buckeye Lake. Mary passed away May 16, 2017, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). The Heath Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Michael J. Rieser



Michael J. Rieser, age 70 of Baltimore, died suddenly at his residence on May 18, 2017. He was born to the late Carl and Verna Bowen Rieser, on August 5, 1946 in Columbus. Michael served in the US NAVY during the Vietnam War. He was a self employed painter who enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. […]

Brett A. Smith II



Brett A. Smith II, 25 of Pleasantville passed away on May 16, 2017. Brett was born in Lancaster, on December 2, 1991. He was a lover of life and good clean shoes. Brett will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his mother, Corina Smith; step-father Nathan Smith; brothers, Zacharieh, and Joeseph (Paige); sisters Chanael (Ryan) […]

Dona Rae Stalder



Dona Rae Stalder, age 84 of Baltimore, passed away May 19, 2017, at Fairfield Medical Center. She was born on November 29, 1932, in Lancaster, to the late George and Florence Simmons Tedrick. She was a retired registered nurse for the Lancaster Hospital with 40 years of service. Dona Rae was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, an avid […]

Robert E. Vanvelzor



Robert E. Vanvelzor, age 82 of Thurston, died May 19, 2017, at his residence. He was born on March 28, 1935, in Somerset to the late Carsey and Ellen Fletcher Vanvelzor. He served his country in the US Army and retired from the Baltimore Paper Mill. He loved wood working, creating an amazing kitchen for his wife and enjoyed his […]


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