Top 10 consumer complaints filed in 2017



COLUMBUS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced the top consumer complaints his office received in 2017, when more than 22,000 complaints were filed. “We’re committed to protecting Ohio consumers, and addressing their complaints is an important part of what we do,” Attorney General DeWine said. “In many cases, complaints are the result of a misunderstanding, and we try […]

How to avoid buying a lemon boat



ALEXANDRIA, Va.– While many of the more than 63,000 boats damaged as a result of 2017 hurricanes will be repaired and have more years of life on the water, some used boat buyers in 2018 could end up with storm damaged lemons. The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States […]

Lakewood Board discusses capital improvements



HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members spent nearly three hours in a workshop meeting February 1, discussing the district’s capital improvements package and how to pay for it. The centerpiece is replacing the 104-year-old Hebron Elementary School that houses Preschool through Grade 2. Last month, board members Jonathan Lynch, Bill Pollard and Steve Thorp rejected the final step to put […]

Tax help is available



BUCKEYE LAKE – AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are once again offering free tax preparation at the Buckeye Lake Library, 4455 Walnut Rd., now through April 17 on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 740-641-2387. While Tax-Aide’s focus is on low-to-moderate income senior citizens, the service is available to anyone, regardless of income or age. Volunteers, […]

Pastor Rocky Brown



Pastor Rocky Brown stepped into Glory to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 6, 2018. Rocky was born May 9, 1956, in Columbus. He has had the honor of pastoring the Full Armor of God Baptist Church in Reynoldsburg, for more than18 years. Rocky was preceded in death by his fathers, Tom Kennedy and Kissell Brown; […]

Helen Stepp Dreier



Helen Stepp Dreier, 76, of Baltimore, went to be with the Lord on February 5, 2018. She was born on May 2, 1941, in Inez, KY, to the late Jessie and Nola (Spears) Stepp. Helen worked for Lucent Technologies for 30 years, where she met the love of her life and husband of 25 years, Winston Dreier. Helen enjoyed spending […]

Reverend George Henry Gordon, Sr.



A funeral service celebrating the life of Reverend George Henry Gordon, Sr., age 89, of Hebron, was held February 7, 2018, at The Church of God at God’s Acres, Newark, with Brother R. L. Decker and Brother Jim Pressley officiating. Burial followed in Wilson Cemetery. Rev. Gordon passed away February 4, 2018, at Flint Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He […]

Chase Edward Heath



Chase Edward Heath, of Somerset, passed away at the age of 21 on February 3, 2018. Chase was born March 6, 1996, in Zanesville. He was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, and a graduate of Holy Trinity School and Sheridan High School. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting deer and turkey with his Grandpa […]

Martha J. Hoskinson



A funeral service celebrating the life of Martha J. Hoskinson, age 85, of Jacksontown, was held February 4, 2018, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta- Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, with Pastor Keith Sjostrand officiating. Burial followed in Jacksonstown Cemetery. Martha passed away January 31, 2018, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio) in […]

Millersport Elementary names honor students



MILLERSPORT – Millersport Elementary recently named its honor students for the second nine-weeks grading period. – All A Honor Roll Allison Foltz; Alexis Barch; Tyler Large; Roni Rarey; Justin Phillips; Alivia Thevenin; Jack Workman; Ellen Bruckelmeyer; Nick Dollmatsch; and Madeline Kittle. A/B Honor Roll 4th Grade: Kendyl Bonkowsk i ; Thomas Cuyler; Hunter Grimm; Colten Mason; Zarah Roby; Darian Smith; […]


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