State Capital Budget includes two new Buckeye Lake projects



COLUMBUS – Ohio’s legislative leaders introduced identical Capital Budget bills Monday in the Ohio Senate (SB266) and Ohio House (HB529). The bills detail a proposed $2.62 billion investment in Ohio’s infrastructure and local community projects. The legislature generally approves a capital budget every two years with the goal of funding needed improvements to public services and facilities across the state, […]

Analysis: Lakewood discusses school security



HEBRON – Four Lakewood students have been arrested in the past week for threatening to harm other students. Last Thursday evening, three Lakewood Middle School students were arrested following a joint Buckeye Lake Police and Licking County Sheriff’s Office investigation after they were allegedly overheard on the school bus ride home that afternoon discussing a plan to attack a sixth […]

Mary Alice Anthony



Funeral services celebrating the life of Mary Alice Anthony, 73, of Pataskala, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018, in the chapel of the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Mark Plaugher as celebrant. Burial will follow in the Pataskala Cemetery. Mary died peacefully March 1, 2018, in Newark following an extended […]

Frank M. Byers III



Frank M. Byers III, age 55 of Thornville, passed away February 18, 2018. Frank was born and raised in Columbus, eldest son of Sandra and Frank Byers Jr. Frank graduated from Columbus Academy and went on to attend Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Frank spent his career working for his family business, Byers Automotive. He was an outgoing man […]

James Lee “Jim Bo” Dishon



James Lee “Jim Bo” Dishon, 69, of Shawnee passed away at his home on February 20, 2018. He was born February 4, 1949, in Shawnee, a son of the late Chester G. and Dorothy Dougan Dishon. He was a Vietnam Army veteran, a member of AMVET Post 51 Thornville, a member of AMVET Riders, a member of Corning Eagles Aeries […]

Michael A. Hanley



Michael A. Hanley, age 60, of Millersport, died February 20, 2018, at his residence. He was born May 29, 1957, in Columbus. Michael was a 1975 graduate of Pickerington High School and attended the Ohio State University. He worked for the City of Columbus as a plant maintenance mechanic. Michael enjoyed restoring classic Mopar cars and spending time with his […]

Paul E Harding, Jr.



Paul E Harding, Jr., age 56 of Newark, passed on January 20, 2018, at Riverside Hospital Paul was born on June 28, 1961, in Columbus, to Paul E Harding, Sr., and Susie Phillips Harding. He is a graduate of Lakewood High School, attended classes at the Muskingum Area Technical College and is a US Air Force veteran. He loved the […]

Richard A. “Dick” Hommrich



Longtime Mt. Perry resident, Richard A. “Dick” Hommrich, a retired engineer from the former Newark Air Force Base and farmer, died February 21, 2018, at age 87. He was preceded in death by his parents, John William Hommrich and Alvina Hoeferle Hommrich; and sisters, Elaine Effinger and Mary Jane Costelle. Richard is survived by his wife, Margaret; his seven children, […]

Michael Alan Thomas



Michael Alan Thomas, 67, of Baltimore, passed away on February 25, 2018. He was born on February 14, 1951, in Lancaster to the late Melvin and Mary Lou Thomas. Mike graduated from Millersport High School, Class of 1970. He was a member of the Millersport United Methodist Church, “Old Friends Euchre Club”, Millersport Alturas Lodge #537 F. & A.M where […]

Judith Ann (Cartnal) Tribble



A funeral service, celebrating the life of Judith Ann (Cartnal) Tribble, 77, of Thornville, will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday March 2, 2018, in the chapel of the Thornville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service; with burial to follow at Oakthorpe Cemetery. Judith passed away peacefully February 28, 2018, in Newark, following an extended illness. She was […]


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