Buckeye Lake approves tethering ordinance

BUCKEYE LAKE – For the first time in history, women hold the top two positions in local government. Peggy A. Wells is now the village’s “strong mayor” as provided in the Village Charter. She defeated one-term incumbent Mayor Clay Carroll with 62 percent of the votes in November. Monday night, Kitty Zwissler was reelected to a second twoyear term as […]

Thorp elected Lakewood Board president

HEBRON – Elections make a difference. At Wednesday night’s Lakewood School Board organizational meeting, board member Steve Thorp was unanimously elected board president for 2018. Three months ago to the day, former Board President Judy White opened the October meeting and stood up to read a nearly one and one half page long Resolution of Censure directed at Thorp. White […]

Max Anderson

Max Anderson passed away on December 7, 2017, at the age of 79. He was the owner of Max’s Collision Shop in Hebron. He was blessed by our Lord with two daughters, Kelly (Earl) Williamson and Kimberly Renee; three grandchildren, Brandon, Christopher and Brittany; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler & Landon. He was also blessed with the families of the relationships […]

Pink Akers Jr.

Pink Akers Jr., age 67, of Thornville, surrounded by his family went to be with God and his family members in heaven on January 6, 2018. He was born Oct 14, 1950, in McDowell, KY, to the late Pink Sr. and Cloie Caudill Akers. He was a devoted husband to his loving wife of more than 38 years, Patricia A. […]

Norma S. Black

A memorial service celebrating the life of Norma S. Black of Hebron will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, at Second Presbyterian Church, 42 East Church Street, Newark, with the Reverend Todd Tracy and the Reverend Jim Addi officiating. Inurnment will take place at Licking Cemetery at a later date. Norma was born August 11, 1927, in […]

Howard Eugene Conners

A funeral service celebrating the life of Howard Eugene Conners, Sr., age 82 of Hebron, will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral Home with Pastor Cory Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens with military honors observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Howard was born in Newark on […]

Patricia Ann Stevens

A memorial service celebrating the life of Patricia Ann Stevens, age 70, of Thornville, will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018, at the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Oma Bratcher officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home, 56 South Main Street in […]

Analysis: ODNR still retains tight grip on dam project

BUCKEYE LAKE – Lake area public officials, residents, businesses and property owners have a lot of complaints about how ODNR has handled the Buckeye Lake dam project. But we can’t claim they haven’t been consistent on at least one issue – no meaningful public input or involvement. That consistent theme continues in ODNR Director James Zehringer’s December 19 response to […]

Things to do…

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Yoga Foundations (4 Class Series) – from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturdays, January 6, 13, 20 and 27. Cost: Non-members – $45; Members – $40. In this beginner-focused yoga series, learn the basics of the practice, including breathing techniques and introductory-level postures taught by a Sage Yoga instructor. […]

Ohio recognizes 125 historic farms in 2017

REYNOLDSBURG, – In 2017, the Ohio Department of Agriculture recognized 125 new century, sesquicentennial or bicentennial farms owned by the same family for at least 100, 150 or 200 consecutive years. Nearly 1,500 farms are now registered across the state in the Ohio Historic Family Farms program. Each family received a certificate signed by Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio […]