Licking County may have two medical marijuana dispensaries



COLUMBUS – The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy finished accepting applications for Medical Marijuana Dispensary licenses on Friday, November 17. The Board received 370 Dispensary applications. From these, the Board of Pharmacy is authorized to award up to 60 provisional licenses. The licenses are awarded by district. Licking County is part of SE District 4 which also includes Delaware, Knox […]

Slain police chief to be honored



COLUMBUS-The Senate passed legislation this week, sponsored by State Senator Jay Hottinger (R-Newark), honoring fallen Kirkersville Police Chief, Steven Eric DiSario of Salem, Ohio. Senate Bill 173 would designate a portion of U.S. Route 40 in Licking County as the “Steven Eric DiSario Memorial Highway.” “The tragic deaths of Chief DiSario, Marlina Medrano and Cindy Krantz are still felt in […]

Dam Project: Sidewalk work begins; second steel wall being removed



Sidewalk construction started on the most western portion of West Bank this week. This area hasn’t had sidewalks in the past. The sidewalk was supposed to begin four feet from the property line, but looks much closer. In the top left photo, steps from a porch are protruding into the new sidewalk. Area residents are upset that the sidewalk is […]

James Leroy Baumann



James Leroy Baumann, age 86, of Hebron, died November 24, 2017, in Naples, Florida. He was born May 2, 1931, in Columbus. James attended Saint Leo’s Grade School, Saint Charles Preparatory School and The College of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. He retired at the age of 70 after 25 years in the plumbing and heating business, 32 years as a […]

Erma Jane Gobert



Erma Jane Gobert, 102, of Millersport, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2017, at Chapel Grove Inn, Heath. Erma was born July 10, 1915, in Dayton, to the late Arlie and Margery Parrish-Spitler. She graduated from Millersport High School as her class Valedictorian and was the last surviving member of the Class of 1933. She married her high school sweetheart, […]

James Farrell III



James Farrell III, age 69 of Canal Winchester and former resident of Baltimore, died November 27, 2017, at The Inn at Winchester Trail. He served in the US Army Reserves and was an engineer for Rockwell International. James was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Lancaster, Fairfield Rotary Club and liked antique cars. He is survived by […]

Larry F. Gemienhardt



Larry F. Gemienhardt, age 80 of Thornville, passed away November 23, 2017, in Wytheville, Virginia. He was born July 9, 1937, in Shawnee. He was a U.S. Army Veteran; Life member of AmVet Post 51; retired employee of Owens- Corning; he enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and his time in Florida He is survived by his daughter, Carma Jo Dunlap; […]

Bradley Jay Keckley,



Captain Bradley Jay Keckley, of Ft. Myers, Florida, flew west unexpectedly November 16, 2017, of natural causes. He was born March 21, 1961, in Newark, to Harold “Mike” Keckley and the late Barbara “Bobbie” Stimmel Keckley. Brad graduated from Lakewood High School, Hebron, Class of 1979 and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He was always up for an adventure, fun-loving, lit up […]

June May McKinley



A funeral service, celebrating the life of June May McKinley, 89, of Pataskala, was held November 20, 2017, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial followed in Kirkersville Cemetery. June died peacefully at home November 16, 2017, following an extended illness. She was born June 29, 1928, in Licking County, the daughter of […]

Ida J. Payne



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Ida J. Payne, 70, of Pataskala, formerly of Whitehall, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2017, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Rocky Brown as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Jersey Cemetery. Ida passed away November 27, 2017, at her […]


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