Licking County will have three marijuana dispensaries



COLUMBUS – The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded 56 medical marijuana provisional dispensary licenses Monday The licenses were awarded after an extensive review of 376 submitted dispensary applications. Provisional license holders can now establish dispensaries in compliance with program rules. All provisional license holders have six months to demonstrate compliance by completing a successful on-site inspection by Board […]

Liberty Union – Thurston gets state reading grant



COLUMBUS – Last month, more than $33 million was awarded by the Ohio Department of Education to 46 school districts and consortiums of districts to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children. Liberty Union – Thurston School District was part of a three district consortium in Fairfield County that was awarded $167,238.85 for birth to age 5 […]

Walnut Township to seek a 3-mill road levy



Millersport – Walnut Township Trustees unanimously agreed Tuesday night to place a three-mill road levy on the November ballot. It was roughly estimated to bring in about $500,000 a year. Earlier in the meeting, trustees opened the only bid submitted for their 2018 resurfacing projects. The Shelly Company of Thornville bid: • $54,852.70 to motor-pave Cherry Lane from Ohio 204 […]

New Hebron Elementary Principal named; board candidates must file by June 14



HEBRON – Hebron Elementary School will have a new principal next school year. Lakewood School Board members unanimously approved Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews’ choice of Nicole E. Henry to replace Hebron Elementary School principal Dee Martindale who is moving to a newly created district position of STEM Education Coordinator. The unanimous approval (4-0) came at a Wednesday evening special meeting. […]

Ronald Wayne Bishop



Ronald Wayne Bishop (aka Ron, Ronnie, Papaw) was surrounded by his wife of 33 years, his daughters, and one son-in-law, when he was made whole again in the Lord on May 23, 2018, at the age of 64. Ron was preceded in death by his father, James Bishop; mother, Marietta Polk; step-mother, Jean Bishop; father-in-law, John Weaver; mother-in-law, Barbara Weaver […]

Mary F. Crossin



Mary F. Crossin, of Somerset formerly of Thornville, died June 1, 2018, at Somerset Altercare. She is survived by three grandchildren, T.Jay, Tina and Jeremy; two great-grandchildren; a nephew, Steve (Dawn) Binckley; and a special friend, Mary Barnes. She was preceded in death by her parents, Luther M. and Elsie Skinner Binckley; her husband of 43 years, Robert Crossin (1985); […]

Jacqueline “Granny” Holbrook



Jacqueline “Granny” Holbrook, 85, of Baltimore, passed away June 1, 2018, at Mount Carmel East Hospital. Jackie was born February 24, 1933, in Millersport, the oldest of 11 children, to the late Edward and Lucy (Crist) Gill. Jackie was a proud graduate of Moxahala Schools in Perry County. She was a 1954 graduate of the Grant Hospital School of Nursing. […]

Walter Keith Moore



Walter Keith Moore was born in Putnam County on July 26, 1929, and born to his eternal life on June 2, 2018. He was the son of Walter and Helen Gladys (Kent) Moore, who preceded him in death as well as siblings, Thelma Cline, Sarah Peters, and Richard “Kenny” Moore. Keith was a 1947 graduate of Hebron High School. He […]

Samuel L. Schilling



Samuel L. Schilling, 69, passed away peacefully at his residence in Thurston. He was born on September 12, 1948, to the late Preston and Anna Schilling. Samuel is survived by his son, Mike (Kim) Schilling; daughter, Cindi (Richard) Melvin; grandchildren, Jessica Melvin, Allyson Melvin, and Zachary Melvin; brothers, Bob Schilling and Dave Schilling; sister, Mary Schilling; and many nieces and […]

Mary K. White



Funeral services, celebrating the life of Mary K. White, 87, of Pleasant City, formerly of Hebron, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, in the chapel of The Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with burial to follow in the Kirkersville Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the services […]


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