Lakewood will dedicate new football stadium August 17



HEBRON – Two of Lakewood School District’s major summer projects will be ready when students return on Thursday, August 17. Kindergarten students will return on August 22. Contractors are expected to finish up Friday at the Lakewood Middle School. The new flooring is complete and the new restrooms and painting throughout the building should be done Friday. New furniture will […]

Village gives up tennis courts for playground equipment



MILLERSPORT – The Village’s aging tennis courts at Veterans’ Park will become the base for the new-to-Millersport playground equipment. It’s taken Street Commissioner Gilbert Arnold and Frank Creed weeks to remove all the equipment from Tarhe Elementary School in Lancaster. The equipment was donated to the village. Using the tennis courts as a base will keep children out of the […]

Eye protection needed to view eclipse



COLUMBUS – Across North America on Monday, August 21, a solar eclipse will be visible to millions of people. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks any part of the sun. As part of this eclipse, some parts of the United Stated will experience a brief total eclipse, when the […]

Donna Fisher Braig



Donna Fisher Braig, age 90, of Buckeye Lake, entered eternal life on August 7, 2017, at her home on the North Bank of Buckeye Lake where she resided 70 years. She was born August 22, 1927, in a farm house in Glenford. She was the eighth child of the late Frank and Mary (Hoover) Fisher. Donna attended Hebron School where […]

James Hershal Carpenter



A Funeral Mass, celebrating the life of James Hershal Carpenter, 91, of Thornville, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017, in the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Somerset, with Rev. Fr. Stephen Carmody as celebrant, and the Rev. Deacon Gene Dawson. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Somerset. James died August 6, 2017, in Lancaster, following […]

Cody Michael Hines



Cody Michael Hines left this world on July 31, 2017, just weeks after his 29th birthday. He was embraced with open arms by his creator and the many loved ones who had gone before him. The following day, he became a savior to others through organ donation and a superhero to his family and friends. The moment Cody came into […]

Forona Hite



Forona Hite, age 92, of Canal Winchester, went to be with her Savior August 3, 2017. She was born on July 30, 1925, to the late John and Edna Landis in Baltimore. She was preceded in death by beloved twin sister, Donna; sisters, Iola, Gertrude and Thelma; and brothers, John Jr., Raymond and Robert. She is survived by her husband […]

Terry Lee Lines



Terry Lee Lines, 64, of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Pataskala, went to be with the Lord August 7, 2017. He was born June 5, 1953, in Newark, the son of the late William M. and Shirley Lines Heskett. He was a graduate of Licking Heights H.S., class of 1971. Terry was an avid Pro-Am bowler, where he was inducted […]

Richard “Dick” L. Needs



Richard “Dick” L. Needs, age 79 of Baltimore, passed away August 6, 2017, at OSU Wexner Medical Center. He was a retired letter carrier for the US Postal Service with 22 years of service. He was member of the Redmen, and loved gardening, football, sports and just being outside. He was always there when you needed him. Richard is survived […]

Delores M. Pancake



Delores M. Pancake, 76, of Buckeye Lake, passed away July 29, 2017, at her home. She was born March 3, 1941, in Ashland, Kentucky, a daughter of the late Garland and Audrey (Clark) Barker. Surviving are her daughter, Lisa Craig Starnes; son, Tim (Robin) Paton; her grandchildren, Rikki (Kenneth) Keaton, Tyler (Molly) Barnett, Timothy, Thomas and Brian Paton; four great-grandchildren; […]


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