Walnut Township Trustees to spend $150,000 to upgrade roads



MILLERSPORT – Walnut Township Trustees unanimously awarded a $469,981.25 contract to The Shelly Company of Thornville to complete the third and final phase to widen Cherry Lane. The project runs south from Phase 2 to Ohio 204. Five contractors submitted bids on Feb. 16: Axis Civil Construction – $6,779.82; Darby Creek Excavating – $534,899.23; Shelly and Sands – $592,301.21; and […]

Lakewood contracts for two School Resource Officers



HEBRON – When Lakewood High School and Middle School students return from Spring Break on Monday, April 2 or shortly thereafter, they will met a new School Resource Officer (SRO) in their schools. After extended discussion at a special school board meeting Wednesday evening, school board members unanimously agreed to contract with the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and Licking County […]

Ellis Hall



A funeral service celebrating the life of Ellis Hall, 85, of Thornville, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Thornville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Jonathan Barker officiating. Burial will follow at Lutheran Cemetery on Linnville Road, Newark, with military honors being observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Visitation […]

Pauline Ava Perdiew



Pauline Ava Perdiew, age 91, passed away peacefully March 2, 2018, at Tuscany Gardens Nursing Home in Pataskala. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She was born in Paoli, Indiana, on June 21, 1926. Pauline is preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George Perdiew; and her son, James Robert Perdiew. She is survived by […]

Ruth Snider Stoltz



Ruth Snider Stoltz, age 84 of Baltimore, passed away at her residence on March 6, 2018. She was born to the late Samuel and Vera Scheidegger Snider on January 25, 1934, also at her residence. She retired as a Nursing Education director at the Ohio Department of Public Health. She was a life member of New Zion United Methodist Church, […]

Hazel I. Stone



A funeral service celebrating the life of Hazel I. Stone, age 90, of Buckeye Lake, was held Thursday, March 8, 2018, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service, with Clifford Mason as Celebrant. Burial will take place in Newark Memorial Gardens. Hazel was born August 20, 1927, in Ansted, West Virginia, to the late Henry and Mary […]

Ross D. Winegardner



Surrounded by loving family, Ross D. Winegardner, 86, of Howell, Michigan passed away peacefully March 3, 2018. The devoted son of Adie and Dessie (Helser) Winegardner, Ross was born in Thornville, on February 18, 1932. After the unexpected loss of his father, Ross assumed the role of provider for his family, farming the land and caring for his beloved mother, […]

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, […]

This week’s dam update



BUCKEYE LAKE – The final eight stop logs are in now in place (see photo top right). Four stop logs are installed in each of the six chutes at the AMIL spillway in Buckeye Lake Village. Last week, water was flowing freely through the two northernmost chutes as well as the underdrains at both spillways as ODNR drew down the […]

Lakewood program wins award



COLUMBUS – The Ohio School Boards Association Central Region recognized one of Lakewood Local School District’s educational programs as an “Outstanding Program” during the Central Region Spring Conference in Columbus on March 7. Recognized for the honor was Lakewood Middle School’s, Minecraft Math. Lakewood middle-school students use the popular game Minecraft to demonstrate what they know about math and engineering […]


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