Analysis: Council resolves Commission appointment dispute

BUCKEYE LAKE – It took about six months, but village council members finally decided Monday night who would serve on the Village’s Planning and Zoning Commission and who would not. The village charter allows three of the Commission’s seven members to be non-electors of the village (or non-residents) which is unique among area villages and townships that require zoning board […]

Council rejects income tax rebate

MILLERSPORT – Village council members unanimously rejected a request for an income tax rebate Tuesday night. Chet Hauck, owner of Aquamarine in Millersport, requested the rebate at council’s July 11 meeting on the village’s recently enacted one percent income tax that also applies to corporate income as an incentive to move approximately 30 jobs from Florida to Millersport. Hauck recently […]

First half traffic deaths total 13 in Licking County

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reports six traffic fatalities during the second quarter of 2017, April 1 to June 30, in Licking County. Of the six fatal crashes, one was a pedestrian, one was a motorcycle rider who was not wearing a helmet, and two involved a young driver (15 to 25 years old). […]

Donald A. Able

Donald A. Able, age 71, of Thornville, passed away on July 23, 2017, at the Pickering House in Lancaster. He was born in McCloud, California, on July 5, 1946, to the late Jesse D. Able, Sr. and Virginia (Ball) Able, who survives. Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army. Prior to retirement, he was a foundry worker […]

Dorothy L. Ballenger

Dorothy L. Ballenger, 91, of Zanesville, died July 20, 2017, following an extended illness. She was born August 3, 1925, in Lancaster, the daughter of Ralph and Annabelle (Yontz) Arnett. She worked as a early childhood teacher and then as a nurse aide. She completed an Associates Degree in early childhood education from Ohio State University. After retirement, she enjoyed […]

Jessie Mae Brown

Jessie was born September 3, 1924, in Buena Vista, Georgia. She died in peace under the loving care of her favorite ‘daughter’ at 8:10 a.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, in her ‘daughter’s’ Millersport, Ohio, home. Jessie was 24 when she responded to an ad in The Dispatch for a house cleaner placed by John Walton Wolfe and Jo Ann […]

Esther L. Boyer

Esther L. Boyer, 94, of Millersport, died July 23, 2017, at McCafferty Adult Care. Esther was a member of the Millersport Covenant Church. She was the Valedictorian of the Class of 1942 at Millersport High School. She worked for a short time at Newark Air Force Base. Esther then devoted her life to being a wonderful and loving mother, even […]

Ronald Carl Grolemund, Jr.

Ronald Carl Grolemund, Jr., age 62, of Newark, passed away on July 23, 2017, at his residence while surrounded by his loving family. Ronald was born in St. Charles, MO, on November 8, 1954, to the late Ronald C. Grolemund, Sr. and Emma (Hiatt) Kruel. Ronald proudly served his country in the United States Army. Prior to retirement, he was […]

Lewis Spencer “Lewi” Wolfe

Lewis Spencer “Lewi” Wolfe passed away peacefully at Riverside Methodist Hospital on July 23, 2017. Lewi was born April 23, 1952, in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to Beryl and Ruby (Hayman) Wolfe. His family moved to Hebron, in 1955 and he graduated from Lakewood High School, Class of 1970. Lewi married Elizabeth “Lissa” Simmons in 1977 and together they raised two […]