ODOT preparing for first wintry blast



COLUMBUS To prepare for this weekend’s first winter blast of ice and snow, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is pre-treating interstates, state and US routes, ramps and bridges in between peak travel times. Pre-treating is a mixture of water and salt that is applied to the roadway surface in a uniform fashion similar to pin stripes on a pair […]

Licking Fire Company sets run record



JACKSONTOWN – Licking Fire Company Chief Mike Wilson told Licking Township Trustees Monday night that the department will set a new run record this year. Runs totaled 1,081 through November this year, exceeding 2016’s total of 1,067. The annual record is 1,124 runs set in 2015. Wilson believes that record will be broken by mid-December. Runs “eased up” in November, […]

Dam front property owners don’t want new sidewalk



BUCKEYE LAKE – More than 100 dam-front property owners turned out last Thursday evening for a meeting organized by the Dam Regulations Committee of the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation. While a number of issues were raised about future activities on and along the new dam, Buckeye Lake 2030 Executive Director Mike Fornataro reported, “One thing made very clear was that […]

Kenneth E. Davis



Kenneth E. Davis was born to Amos and Esther (Pitts) Davis on November 14, 1933, Scottown, Ohio. He resided in Baltimore, for over 50 years. Kenneth went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Friday, November 30, 2017. Upon graduating from high school, Kenneth entered the US Air Force. He was stationed in Japan at the end of the […]

Martha Ann Devenas



Daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, retired Lakewood School District Art teacher, Newark High School Band mom, and friend, M. Ann Devenas passed away on August 4, 2017, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Her family held a Celebration of Life in her honor on December 3, 2017, full of bright colors, laughs, and wonderful memories at the Trout Club in […]

Kermit H. Mick



Funeral services, celebrating the life of Kermit H. Mick, 86, of Thornville, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017, in the Thornville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jeremy Shank as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Lutheran Reformed Cemetery, Thornville. Kermit died peacefully at the Pickering House December 4, 2017. He was born in Burnsville, WV, […]

Thomas L. Getz



Thomas L. Getz, age 88 of Lancaster, died December 4, 2017, at the Pickering House. He was born in Baltimore, on October 5, 1929, to the late William and Phoebe Getz. He worked for Gaylord Container as a die mounter for 32 years, then as a custodian at L.H.S. for 12 years, but he always enjoyed farming. Thomas will be […]

Patricia Jean Miller



Patricia Jean Miller, 85 of Heath passed away on November 17, 2017, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark. She was born on February 27, 1932, to John Henry and Loretta Ellen Reed. She graduated in 1949 from Hebron High School as Valedictorian of her class. She enjoyed watching the Ohio State Buckeyes play football, but mostly wished they’d show more […]

John W. Pettigrew



A memorial service celebrating the life of John W. Pettigrew, age 78, of Pataskala, was held December 5, 2017, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Clifford Mason as Celebrant. Private inurnment will take place in Kirkersville Cemetery. John was born January 8, 1939, in Wayland, Massachusetts, to the late Louis and Elizabeth (Ashley) Pettigrew. He […]

Christina Marie Rhodes



Christina Marie Rhodes, 70, of Somerset, passed away November 30, 2017, surrounded by her family and friends. Chris was born March 8, 1947, in Thornville, the daughter of the late Roland and Marie (Warren) Foster. She was Methodist by faith and graduated from Sheridan High School in the Class of 1965. Chris had a floral and craft business, “Evergreen Flowers […]


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