‘Informal Property Record Review’ set for Sept. 7



NEWARK – Licking County property owners with questions about the valuation of their property after the recent state mandated re-appraisal can discuss them with staff members from County Auditor Michael Smith’s office from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, at the Buckeye Lake Village offices on Ohio 79. Doors open at 5 p.m. and appointments are not needed. […]

Licking Park District gets new director



NEWARK – The Licking Park District Board of Commissioners announced this week that Richard Campitelli has been selected as the park district’s new director. He replaces Bob Williams who left in May to become the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s division chief for natural resources. Campitelli is coming from Athens, OH, where he and his family live on a 13 acre […]

Housing inventory in central Ohio is creeping up



COLUMBUS – Central Ohio housing inventory continued to increase during the month of July to 5,498, an 8.3 percent increase over June, although still down 14.1 percent from July 2016. This left central Ohio with a 2.0 months supply of inventory at the current sales pace, according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. “Although inventory is still down overall, […]

Wirt Reed Barrera



Wirt Reed Barrera, age 78, of Thornville, passed away August 27, 2017, at the Thornville Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by his loving family and friends after an extended illness. Wirt was born May 18, 1939 in Hillsboro, to the late Joseph David and Grace Cleon (Reed) Barrera. A graduate of Hillsboro High School, he and his family moved to […]

Mitzie K. Doomy



Mitzie K. Doomy, age 93 of Pleasantville, former resident of Baltimore, passed away August 25, 2017, at Country Lane Gardens. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Order of Eastern Star Parthenian Chapter 124 and Olivedale Senior Citizens Center. Mitzie is survived by her grandchildren, Heather Doomy of Columbus and Christopher (Ariel) Doomy of Baltimore; and niece, […]

Jayne “Lala” Dorsey



A funeral service celebrating the life of Jayne “Lala” Dorsey, age 73, of Hebron, was held August 31, 2017, at Daybreak Church, Etna, with Pastor Dan Tipton officiating. Burial took place in Pataskala Cemetery. Jayne was born April 21, 1944, in Columbus, to the late Harrison and Irene (Watson) Hayes. She passed away August 25, 2017, at Mount Carmel East […]

Lillian R. Hankison



Lillian R. Hankison, age 97, of Baltimore died August 26, 2017, at Crestview Nursing and Rehab. She was born to the late William and Mary Ann Paskins Robinson in Lancaster on May 17, 1920. She was a member of St. Peter’s Little Country Church, the Eastern Star O.E.S. Parthenian Chapter 124 and the VFW Auxiliary. She was an RN who […]

Marilynn Y. (Patterson) Kelling



A funeral service celebrating the life of Marilynn Y. (Patterson) Kelling, age 77, of Hebron, was held August 30, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Brad Lambert officiating. Burial followed in Jersey Cemetery, Pataskala. Marilynn passed away August 26, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital. She was born October 11,1939, in Columbus, to the late […]

Elwood D. Lewis



A funeral service celebrating the life of Elwood D. Lewis, age 90, of Baltimore, will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pataskala Church of Christ, 9132 Blacks Rd., with Roger Massey officiating. Burial will follow at Pataskala Cemetery with military honors being observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Friends may call at the […]

Joyce Elaine McStraw



A funeral service celebrating the life of Joyce Elaine McStraw, age 77, of Thornville, was held August 28, 2017, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Doug Lynn officiating. Burial followed at Millersport Cemetery. Joyce was born in Erie, PA, on February 28, 1940, to the late Gaylord and Doris (Jones) Coder. She passed away […]


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