Masone, Ruton question handling of alleged rape



BUCKEYE LAKE – One week after their 10-hour special meeting marathon to consider administrative charges against now former Police Chief Jimmy Hanzey, council members were able to wrap up their regular meeting in an hour. Council members Robert Masone M.D. and Arletta Ruton, who were the only council members that did not accept that Hanzey committed any of the nine […]

Grant to fund 100% of construction cost



LANCASTER – There was a collective sigh of relief at Tuesday morning’s West Buckeye Lake Drainage Improvement Project hearing when Fairfield County Engineer Jeremiah D. Upp, P.E., P. S. announced that a grant would pay 100 percent of the project’s estimated construction cost. About 30 West Bank Homeowners Association and Ballard Lane property owners were present for the final ditch […]

Harold R. Davis



Harold R. Davis, 91, of Lancaster, passed away May 16, 2018, at Fairfield Medical Center. He was born May 31, 1926, in Nelsonville, to the late Fred and Minnie Davis. Harold retired from North American Aviation / Rockwell International. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a past commander and a very active member of […]

Carol Joan Knuchel



A funeral service celebrating the life of Carol Joan Knuchel, age 71, of Thornville will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the New Life Baptist Church, 11824 Jacksontown Road in Thornville with Pastor Jon Emory officiating. Friends may call from from 12-1 p.m. prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Private burial will […]

William Howard “Bill” Oney



A memorial service celebrating the life of William Howard “Bill” Oney, age 52, of Newark, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 26, at the Hebron Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Pastor Mark Dymek officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home, 108 North 7th Street in Hebron. Bill […]

Jacob Aaron Stanley



A funeral service for Jacob Aaron Stanley, 20, of Hebron, was held May 12, 2018, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Pastor Todd Garman officiating. Burial followed in Newark Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Jacob passed away May 8, 2018. He was born April 7, 1998, in Columbus to Chad Triplett and Amy M. (Stanley) Spridgeon. Jacob was a 2016 graduate […]

William L. Weekley



A funeral service celebrating the life of William L. Weekley, 97, of Newark, will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service with Pastor Rusty Foley officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery with military honors observed by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Visitation will be held at the funeral […]

Lakewood seeking bus drivers for next year



HEBRON – Lakewood School District is seeking applications for school bus drivers for three routes next school year. Bus Driver – Route 1 • 2018-19 School Year (188 contract days) • Currently estimated to be 8.75 hours Monday – Thursday, 4.75 hours on Fridays, with regularly scheduled hours / actual hours of employment ultimately to depend on student/district needs. Bus […]

Construction started on Millersport spec home



Letter to Editor: Writer objects to after the damage solicitation



Editor: I was stunned by the email I got May 11, from the Buckeye Lake Region Corporation. First of all, in my opinion, the two people making the request for funds disturb me greatly. Secondly, the fact that 2030 is the group that is asking is incredibly insulting. While I think the objective is worth doing, neither the group nor […]


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