Silt reduction favored over fish habitat enhancement

MILLERSPORT – About two dozen lake area residents attended Ohio EPA’s information session and public hearing June 26 on ODNR’s application for a Section 401 Water Quality Certification. The state-issued Water Quality Certification is a prerequisite for ODNR to get a federal Section 404 permit from the Army Corps of Engineers. Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act requires […]

Ohio 204 will be closed next week

BALTIMORE – Beginning Tuesday, July 11, Ohio 204 will be closed approximately a half mile east of Heimberger Road while ODOT crews will work on replacing a culvert. Crews will work from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This will be a daytime closure only and the road will reopen once work is complete each day. The project is expected to […]

Lakewood will have a levy renewal on Nov. 7 ballot

HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members unanimously took the first step at their June 14 board meeting to place a 4.9 mill, five year emergency renewal levy on the Nov. 7 ballot. The levy is currently collected at 4.9 mills and raises $2,353,259 per year. Approval will NOT increase property taxes. Board members had a very lengthy recognition list for […]

Licking Township Fire Company makes a record 12 runs Sunday, July 2

JACKSONTOWN – Licking Township Fire Company Chief Mike Wilson told trustees at their Monday meeting that the fire company make a record 12 runs on Sunday, July 2. Wilson said thanks to the 24/7 on-station staffing – after voters approved an additional three mill fire levy in November 2015, the company did not have to request mutual aid. The previous […]

Carol Ann Bigham Barnes

Carol Ann Bigham Barnes, age 58 of Pleasantville, passed away June 28, 2017, at the Pickering House. She loved to cook and take care of her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Rex Barnes, Sr.; daughter, Angela (Michael) DeLong of Pleasantville; sons, Rex (fiancé Jenny) Barnes, Jr. of Pleasantville, and Jonathan (girlfriend Brandi) Barnes of Lancaster; […]

Clark Dixon

Clark Dixon, age 68 of Thornville, died at OSU Medical Center on June 29, 2017. He was born on July 26, 1948, in Wooster, to the late Frank and Lois Lyle Dixon Sr. Clark was a proud Vietnam Veteran, who served his country in the U.S. Army in the famous 7th Calvary. He was a member of the AMVETS Post […]

Charles F Fankhauser

Funeral services for Charles F Fankhauser, 92, of Buckeye Lake, were held July 1, 2017, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor William Koppert officiating. Burial followed in the Kirkersville Cemetery. Charles died June 28, 2017, in Newark. He was born in Moundsville, WV, on March 23, 1925, the son of the […]

Doris Axline Lattimer

Doris Axline Lattimer, 93, of Glenford, passed away June 30, 2017 at Chapel Grove Assisted Living in Heath, Ohio where she had been a resident for five years. Doris was born April 3, 1924, in Glenford, to the late Evan and Blanche (Gordon) Foucht. She was a 1942 graduate of Glenford High School where she was Salutatorian of her class, […]

Shirley Ann Rorrer

Shirley Ann Rorrer, 73, of Hebron, passed away after an extended illness on June 30, 2017, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Shirley was born October 12, 1943, in Columbus, to the late J. P. and Thelma Morgan. She worked in restaurants and retired as […]

Rosetta Lee Delong Saunders

Rosetta Lee Delong Saunders, age 72 of Pleasantville, passed away June 27, 2017, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lancaster, a graduate of Liberty Union High School, Class of 1962, owner of a beauty shop in Baltimore, worked at horse tracks in Florida, and worked at DeLong Flower […]