Charrette closing presentation set for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday

BUCKEYE LAKE – Most Buckeye Lake area residents had never heard of a “charrette” until a few weeks ago. Its French origin basically means a “cart” according to But now it’s come to mean “a public meeting or workshop devoted to a concerted effort to solve a problem or plan the design of something.” When 8 p.m. comes around […]

‘Monster’ trencher will be used for Phase II

BUCKEYE LAKE – After months of missed starts, it now appears that dam construction activity will restart after an unexpected 13-month hiatus. Ruhlin Group, a Phase 1 subcontractor, started preparing a soil mixing test pit at Lieb’s Island about two weeks ago. The firm is also removing the berm material stockpiles at both the North Shore and Lieb’s Island. Rumors […]

Jonathan Wesley Bowers

Jonathan Wesley Bowers, age 49 of Baltimore, died June 5, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Arrangements will be announced later by the Johnson-Smith Funeral Home, Baltimore, Ohio.

Carolina Mae “Kitty” Helser

Carolina Mae “Kitty” Helser, 90, of Somerset, formerly of Glenford, died June 3, 2017, at Thornville Health and Rehabilitation Center. Kitty was born February 1, 1927, in Thurston, the daughter of the late George L. and Mary Edna Moore Bourgeois. She was a 1944 graduate of Glenford High School. She was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church where she […]

Helen Virginia Kreager Hoskinson

Eastern Star funeral services, celebrating the life of Helen Virginia Kreager Hoskinson, 102, were held June 7, 2017, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, in Kirkersville. Graveside services will follow at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 8,2017, in the Poplar Forks Cemetery, Gratiot; where she will be laid to rest between her husband […]

Joseph Patrick Joyce

Graveside funeral services for Joseph Patrick Joyce, 65, of Hebron, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Holy Cross Cemetery, Pataskala. Joe died June 3, 2017, in Newark, following an extended illness. He was born June 26, 1951, in Columbus, the son of the Late James and Norma (Santeler) Joyce. He was a graduate of […]

James Harold Smith

James Harold Smith, 83, of Somerset, died May 26, 2017. Jim was born 21 March 1934 in Thornville, Ohio, to the late Ralph Oliver and Elizabeth (Betty) Smoke Smith. He was a 1952 graduate of Glenford High School and a 1956 graduate of Ohio University where he earned his Bachelors of Electrical Engineering degree (B.S.E.E.), and was a member of […]

Annabelle Wilson

Annabelle Wilson, 89, of Thornville, passed away June 5, 2017, at FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care. Annabelle was born March 10, 1928, in Glenford, to the late Miles Shelly and Ruth Hazel (Skinner) Lattimer. She was a 1946 graduate of Glenford High School, and had attended Newark College of Commerce. She was a member of Fairfield Beach United Methodist Church […]

BLASST falls victim to public safety concerns

BUCKEYE LAKE – Plans to resume the community-funded annual BLASST 4th of July fireworks show after a one-year hiatus ran into cold, hard reality late last week. BLASST organizers announced about three weeks ago that its permit application had been approved by ODNR and that the show was set for 10 p.m. on Monday, July 3. Both BLASST’s and ODNR’s […]

Lady Lancers retain championship title

AKRON – Lakewood’s Lady Lancers softball team retained their Division II state championship last weekend. In the last three seasons, the Lady Lancers have won two state championships and lost the third by one point in the state final. They have amassed a 93-3 record in those three years. In Friday afternoon’s state semi-final, the # 1 ranked Lancers took […]