Licking Township breaks ground for new fire station



JACKSONTOWN – Construction will begin next week on Licking Township’s new fire station on Ohio 13 just north of ODOT’s District 5 headquarters. The first step is to remove the three-bay Station #3. Construction is to be completed by July 30, 2018. Last month, Licking Township Trustees unanimously awarded a $2,155,000 contract to Robertson Construction of Heath to build the […]

Analysis: ODNR revises mitigation plan for dam project



BUCKEYE LAKE – Lake residents are now into the fourth year of an ODNR-imposed dam replacement project. The promised consultation from ODNR Director James Zehringer back in August 2014 never materialized. ODNR then named its own advisory council and the group meets infrequently with very little input. ODNR’s few public information sessions have been one-way exchanges with ODNR telling and […]

Amber T. Dillon



Amber T. Dillon, age 35 of Blacklick, formerly of Baltimore, died on September 30, 2017, at Riverside Methodist Hospital. She was a Liberty Union, Class of 2000 graduate where she was active in the FFA. She enjoyed scrapbooking, visiting Amish Country, and loved spending time with her son, Ashton. She is survived by her loving husband, Christopher Dillon II; son, […]

Betty Jane Jeffers



Betty Jane Jeffers, age 85 of Lancaster, died September 27, 2017, at Crestview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Baltimore, to the late Wilburn and Elsie (Whittington) Tucker and was a graduate of Liberty Union High School. She was a kind loving mother, homemaker, an avid Buckeye fan and enjoyed going to auctions with her husband John. […]

Heather Martin



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Heather Martin, 26, of Hebron, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2017, in the Kirkersville United Methodist Church, with burial to follow in Kirkersville Cemetery. Heather died suddenly on Friday evening, September 29, 2017 on her way to the Emergency Room at Licking Memorial. Her family was with her […]

Agnes B. Park



Agnes B. Park, 93, of Glenford, went home to be with her Lord Jesus October 2, 2017, at her home. She was born February 2, 1924, in Zanesville, a daughter of the late J. Karl and Mabel Swingle Christ. She retired after 20 years from the accounting department at J.C. Penney department store. Agnes was a member of the Fair […]

Rudolph L. Schmidt



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Rudolph L. Schmidt, 80, of Millersport, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017. Burial will follow in Millersport Cemetery. He died suddenly on September 28, 2017 at his home. He was born February 27, 1937, in Middletown, NJ, the son of the late Gustave and Carolyn Schmidt. He served […]

Frankie Solace



A memorial service celebrating the life of Frankie Solace, age 87, of Hebron, will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 108 N. 7th Street, Hebron. Friends may call two hours prior to the memorial service on Saturday, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Frankie was born in […]

Bernard L. Tatman



Bernard L. Tatman, 70, of Fairfield Beach, passed away September 15, 2017, at Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. Mr. Tatman is survived by his wife of 47 years, Christine Tatman; his daughter, Tamara Tatman; his son, Eric Tatman and daughter-in-law, Kristen; beloved granddaughter, Megan N. Tatman; his brothers, Ronald Tatman and sister-in-law, Sandy Tatman of Pleasantville and Norman Tatman and […]

Reed A. Weaver



Reed A. Weaver, 55, of Baltimore, passed away at his home October 3, 2017. Reed was a 1980 graduate of Marion-Franklin High School. He loved his family and grand-kids. He also loved NASCAR, baseball, and the Cleveland Browns. He enjoyed coaching with the Midwest Marlins baseball team for many years. Reed is survived by his wife, Annie Weaver; son, Chad […]


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