Analysis: Rain, flooding overshadowed dam work last week



BUCKEYE LAKE – Last week’s heavy rains and subsequent flooding overshadowed any dam work. The lake level came within an inch or so of inundating the stability berm in several areas. Though that fear was equated with overtopping the dam, overtopping the existing embankment, particularly on the North Bank where the steel sheet piling remains in place, was not threatened. […]

Analysis: Tale of lake gauge



BUCKEYE LAKE – Approximately 10 inches of rain has fallen in the small Buckeye Lake watershed since mid-afternoon on Monday, July 10. Precision is difficult due to shortcomings with both Buckeye Lake gauges. ODNR has recently largely ignored the long-time United States Geographical Survey gauge at Millersport (shown above) since installing stop logs in AMIL spillway in Buckeye Lake Village […]

Bonnie J. Ball



Bonnie J. Ball, 82, of Baltimore, passed away July 16, 2017. Bonnie retired from Western Electric and was a member of Fairfield Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Willis F. Ball; children, Cheri LeMay, Debra (Don) Jeffers, Anita Hager, and Randall Ball; siblings, Ralph (Jackie) Boone and Shirley Worley; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; […]

Arthur G. Byrd, Jr .



Arthur G. Byrd, Jr., 85, of Hebron, died July 12, 2017, following a brief illness. He was born January 18, 1932, in Newark, the son of the late Arthur G. and Mildred Naomi (Richards) Byrd. He was a graduate of Hebron High School, Class of 1949. He was a long time employee of Kaiser Aluminum, and was known around Hebron […]

Bonnie Jean Hursey



Bonnie Jean Hursey, 86, of Glenford, passed away July 15, 2017, at Genesis Healthcare while in the care of Genesis Hospice, Zanesville, following a brief illness. Bonnie was born October 19, 1930, on the farm in Jockey Hollow, Perry County, to the late Kenneth and Ruth (Dickson) Campbell. She was a lifetime member of Mt. Perry U.P. Church, and was […]

Donald K. Kristoff



Donald K. Kristoff, age 82, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017 at Selma Markowitz Hospice Care Center. Don was a Korean Conflict Air Force Veteran. He was born to the late Julius & Florence (Kuhns) in Cross Creek Twp., PA. He is survived by his wife, Diane (Schiller); four sisters, Evelyn, Bernice, Joan & Carole; son, Keith (Lori) and […]

Ricky Lee Simcoe



A memorial service celebrating the life of Ricky Lee Simcoe, age 63, of Hebron, will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Mike Roddy officiating. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. prior to the service. Rick was born August 26, 1953, in Columbus, to the […]

Paul W. “Brownie” Weekly



Funeral services for Paul W. “Brownie” Weekly will be held 11 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church, 65 N 3rd Street, Newark, with Pastor Steven Brand presiding. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. The family will also receive friends and acquaintances from 4-8 p.m. on […]

Robert E. “Rob” West, Jr.



Robert E. “Rob” West, Jr., 55, of Glenford, died suddenly on July 13, 2017, at his work due to a brief illness. Rob was born June 8, 1962, in Columbus, the son of Phyllis West Parsons and the late Robert E. West, Sr. He was raised in Glenford and was a 1981 graduate of Sheridan High School. He was well […]

VFW scholarships are available



Editor: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) and The VFW Auxiliary to Post #1388 are pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2017-2018 VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. More than $3 million in scholarships were awarded last year. The VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions are dedicated to encouraging a […]


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