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HEAP Summer Crisis Program begins July 2



NEWARK – The LEADS and Ohio Development Services Agency will help income-eligible Ohioans stay cool during the hot summer months by helping pay an electric bill. The program runs from July 1 through August. In 2017 more than 131 families in Licking County were helped by the program. Assistance is provided to low-income households with an elderly member (60 years […]

Help to stop smoking or using tobacco available

  NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department has begun accepting clients for its tobacco Community Cessation Initiative (CCI). Residents can call (866) 525-2132 to get started. Knox, Licking and Perry county health departments recently received a three-year tobacco Community Cessation Initiative grant from the Ohio Department of Health. How does the program work? It is designed to connect individuals […]

Corum selected for Lakewood School Board vacancy



HEBRON – Lakewood’s School Board is now back to full strength. Tuesday night, board members selected Nathan Corum to fill the balance of former Board President Steve Thorp’s term. Six candidates had submitted applications but only four showed up Tuesday night for the individual interviews with board members in an extended closed or executive session. This was Corum’s second run […]

Attorney General announces new school safety efforts



COLUMBUS – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently announced increased efforts by the Ohio Attorney General’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) and Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) to aid educators and law enforcement in preparing for and reacting to a potentially violent school incident. “Schools should be safe, nurturing places for children to learn and grow. Ensuring that students […]

Charles H. George



A memorial service celebrating the life of Charles H. George, age 88, of Hebron, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service with Lay Pastor Scott England officiating. Charles passed away June 13, 2018, at the Heath Nursing Home. He was born April 25, 1930, in […]

Gregory Lee “Greg” Lothes



A funeral service celebrating the life of Gregory Lee “Greg” Lothes, age 70, of Hebron, was held June 19, 2018, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service. Burial followed in Newark Memorial Gardens. Greg was born June 26, 1947, in Lancaster, to the late Edgar Lee and Eloise Elizabeth (Seymour) Lothes. He passed away June 14, 2018, […]

Clay Allison Moran, Sr



Memorial visitation, celebrating the life of Clay Allison Moran, Sr., 60, of Buckeye Lake, will be held on Sunday, June 24, 2018, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. in the chapel of The Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 108 North 7th Street, Hebron. Clay passed away at home June 16, 2018, following a brief illness. He was born […]

Janice Arlene Spires



Janice Arlene Spires – (1927- 2018) – was born and raised in central Ohio. She graduated from The Ohio State University before settling down to start a family. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Spires; and her two brothers, Howard and Paul. She is survived by three children, Bryon (MaryGrace) Spires, Treva Bailey and Charles (Julie) Spires; […]

Joseph W. Walker



A funeral service celebrating the life of Joseph W. Walker, age 85, of Heath, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 23 2018, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 N. Fifth Street, Newark. Burial will follow at Newark Memorial Gardens. Mr. Walker passed away June 17, 2018, at Sharonbrooke Assisted Living […]


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