Hitchcock joins Millersport Village Council



MILLERSPORT – Village Council has a new member. John Hitchcock took the oath of office at the January 9 council meeting along with reelected council members Charles Mesko, Donna Thogmartin and Linda Willison. Hitchcock replaces Dustin Bidwell who didn’t seek reelection. Mesko was elected President Pro Tem who chairs council meetings in the mayor’s absence. Committee assignments were slightly adjusted […]

Board members delay asking voters for more money



HEBRON – A seemingly routine special Lakewood Board of Education meeting Wednesday evening to take the final step to put a 28-year, $33.9 million bond issue on the May 8 ballot turned out not to be routine. Board President Steve Thorp, who voted at the January 10 meeting to take the first step, changed his mind Wednesday. Thorp had commented […]

Tax bills accurate; distribution info not so much



NEWARK – Licking County Treasurer Olivia C. Parkinson reported Wednesday that property tax bills being received this week provide incomplete information regarding the distribution of taxes. She said while the School and Vocational School line items are accurate, the remaining line items are actually representative of a group of entities. For example, the Library line item actually includes the amounts […]

James E. Clark



A funeral service celebrating the life James E. Clark, 88, of Hebron, will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Kirkersville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral Home, with Pastor Kae Merold and Rev. M. Stephen Merold officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, 285 E. Main St., Kirkersville, […]

Helen E. Hodsden



Wherever Helen was, there was music. Born in Chetopa, Kansas, in 1921, she learned to play on a piano gifted from her grandmother, an accomplished organist. Though she had no formal training before the 8th grade, Helen had a remarkable ear and talent for piano. She only had to hear a song once, and she could sit down and play […]

Edith Ellen McDaniel



In Memory of Edith Ellen McDaniel, a Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018, at St. Michael’s UCC, 2495 Bickel Ch. Rd., Baltimore, Ohio 43105. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ellen’s memory can be made to St. Michael’s UCC or their Woman’s Fellowship Group.

Jack Lee Rowland



Jack Lee Rowland, age 84 of Baltimore where he has been a resident since 1968, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Pickering House. He was born on April 30, 1933, in Chesterhill, OH, to the late Clovis and Helen Rowland. He was a graduate of Marion High School in Chesterhill, and attended Ohio University for two years […]

John H. Shook



A funeral service celebrating the life of John H. Shook, age 88, of Hebron, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 18, 2018, at the St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel, 6440 South High Street in Lockbourne. John was born July 18, 1929, in Grove City, to the late Henry Joseph and Grace Elizabeth (Shelton) Shook. He passed away January […]

Betty Jane Zornes



A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty Jane Zornes, age 89, of Hebron, will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial will take place in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Lancaster. Friends may call from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. prior to the service at the […]

Thanks to Taste of Buckeye Lake restaurants



Editor: I want to personally thank the great restaurants around the Buckeye Lake area! A big THANK YOU to the Pizza Cottage, The Port Smoke House, John Doneff’s Island House, the Copper Penny, the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club, and the Harbor Hills Country Club. They all donated some tasty treats to “The Taste of Buckeye Lake” event held last Saturday […]


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