Katherine Elizabeth (Lavery) Smith



Katherine “Kate” Elizabeth (Lavery) Smith, age 92, of Buckeye Lake, passed away April 17, 2018. She was born in Newark, to the late William (Bill) and Mary (Morris) Lavery on November 7, 1925. Kate grew up on West Main Street in Newark with her brother, Bill Lavery, and her little sister, “Boots” (Lannen). Kate was married for a time to […]

Norma J. Soper



Norma J. Soper, age 84 of Baltimore, passed away April 15, 2018, at Fairfield Medical Center. She was retired from Western Electric, and was a member of St. Michael’s United Church of Christ and Baltimore VFW Post 3761 Auxiliary. Norma is survived by her daughters, Carolyn (Bill) Marwood of Youngstown and Trudy (Ervin) Vance of Lancaster; son, Bruce (Kathy Shirey) […]

Mary Lou Waugh



Mary Lou Waugh, 84, of Somerset died April 14, 2018, at Licking Memorial Hospital. Mary Lou was born December 25, 1933, in Perry County, the daughter of the late George J. and Sarah A. Gordon Funk. She was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Rosary Altar Society. She was a 4-H advisor for the Pin and […]

Masil Eloise Weller



Masil Eloise Weller, of Millersport, passed away on April 12, 2018, at the age of 84. She was born in West Virginia to the late Arnold and Edith Sayer on September 29, 1933. In her youth, Masil enjoyed roller-skating. In more recent years, however, she has enjoyed playing Euchre with her card club. She has a deep love for her […]

Jason J. “Jdog” Yee



A funeral service celebrating the life of Jason J. “Jdog” Yee, 41, of Millersport, was held April 17, 2018, at the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Matt Ramey officiating. Following the funeral service, the family continued the celebration of Jdog’s life at the Island House on Lieb’s Island. Jdog was born in Columbus, on May […]

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Dam construction update



BUCKEYE LAKE – ODNR reports in the latest Construction Update that the buttress wall is now 90 percent complete. One of the two trenchers installing the 10-foot wide wall has moved onto another job. Most of the focus now is on steel sheet pile installation. Four pile drivers are currently operating. One at Crane Lake, another on the other side […]

Millersport’s annual Poppy Day is Saturday, May 5



MILLERSPORT – Millersport American Legion Auxiliary Unit 637’s annual Poppy Day starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday May 5. Our Little Miss Poppy Queen for 2018, Sarah Whetstone, along with other Auxiliary members will be passing out Poppies in honor of our Veterans. Sarah is 9 years old and in the 3rd grade at Millersport Elementary School. Her parents are […]

Things to do…



Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Beginner Tai Chi Chuan – from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sundays, April 15, 22 and 29 and May 6, 13 and 20. Cost: Non-members – $65; Members – $55. Tai Chi is designed to increase muscle and cardiovascular strength; improve balance, joint flexibility and posture; and support mental […]

Ultimate Recycling Day set for Saturday, April 21



NEW LEXINGTON – Perry County Waste Reduction and Recyling and the New Lexington F.F.A. is sponsoring an Ultimate Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 21, at the Kroger store parking lot in New Lexington. • USED APPLIANCES: A $6 donation is requested for all Freon-type appliances like refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners. No gas-operated refrigerators with […]


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