Analysis: More details on ODNR’s dam plans



BUCKEYE LAKE – During the Cold War with the Soviet Union, the lack of reliable information about the secretive country forced American analysts, as Wikipedia describes the process, “to read between the lines and to use the tiniest tidbits” of information to understand what was going on. Those analysts were called Kremlinologists. For nearly three years, Buckeye Lake area residents […]

New Lakewood school to cost $36 million



HEBRON – Lakewood held its seventh and likely last elementary school planning meeting Wednesday evening. Project architect Dennis Paben with Columbus based Legal Kingscott, presented the conceptual site plan for the proposed new Pre-K to 5 school. The new school would replace the 100+ year-old Hebron Elementary and the two-building Jackson Intermediate School. The district would have to buy 10.75 […]

Harold E. Church, Jr.



Harold E. Church, Jr., age 65, formerly of Pleasantville, died June 18, 2017, following an extended illness. He was born August 17, 1951, in Lancaster, the son of the late Harold E and Helen E. (Fisher) Church. Harold was a 1970 graduate of Fairfield Union High School, and had been employed as a custodian at the Fairfield County Courthouse. He […]

Leslie Ray Hardwick, Sr.



Leslie Ray Hardwick, Sr., passed away from this life on June 21, 2017, after an extended illness. He was born May 27, 1940, to Kenneth and Frances Hardwick. He was the oldest of their four sons. He graduated from Rushcreek Memorial High School in 1958 and served in the Air Force from 1958-1962 where he was an aircraft mechanic. He […]

Theresa K. Ours



Funeral services, celebrating the life of Theresa K. Ours, 62, of Hebron, will be held at 11:00 am. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, in the Hebron Christian Church, followed by a light lunch. There will also be Life Celebration services at T.K.’s home in Hebron on Saturday evening, including sharing memories, story-telling, a barbeque and bonfire. Private family inurnment services […]

Harold H. Weber



Funeral services for Harold H. Weber, 84, of Thornville, will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, 2017, in the Thornville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 S. Main St in Thornville. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:00 p.m. immediately prior to the funeral services. Harold passed away June 26, 2017, at his […]

Lakewood hires new varsity football coach



HEBRON – Jason Lee has been named Lakewood Varsity football coach following a special Board of Education meeting on June 27, 2017. Lee most recently served as the defensive and secondary coach for Zanesville High School the past four years. Zanesville was a 2015, 2013 & 2012 OHSAA Play-off qualifier, and state semi-finalists in 2013 and 2015. seasons. Prior to […]

Sheridan High School names honor students



THORNVILLE – Sheridan High School recently named its honor students for the fourth and final nine-week grading period. Principal’s List (GPA 3.85 to 4.0) 9th Grade: Shannon Bills, Emily Bobo, Harmony Bowen, Carson Brofford, Sydney Campolo, Katelyn Carnes, Jarrett Davis, Hunter Dishon, Grace Dowdell, Deven Factor, Julia Finck, Madalyn Forgrave, Erin Grodhaus, David Grum, Alexis Herbst, Joshua Hines, Jessica Jordan, […]

Soil mixing begins on the West Bank



LIEB’S ISLAND – Soil mixing began Tuesday on the 500- foot buttress wall test section on the West Bank. Once again, like during the construction of the seepage barrier during Phase I, management of the excess bank run/cement mixture that gushes out of the cut is a big job. It will be an even bigger job in Phase II. The […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Summer Sky Show – 7 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 1. Enjoy a summer evening at the Red Barn and experience views of the evening sky. Objects we expect to see through telescopes include the sun, moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Bring a blanket or chair to relax and […]


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