Council approves a two-year lease for drive-thru


  BUCKEYE LAKE – The village-owned drive thru property has been vacant since February. It should be back in operation next month. The previous tenant stopped operating in February and later abandoned an effort to sell the business (not the real estate) to a Columbus based drive thru operator. The prospective operator wanted a three-year lease with an exclusive option […]

Millersport approves stronger property maintenance code



MILLERSPORT – Village council members unanimously added some enforcement teeth to the existing property maintenance code at their June 26 meeting. The approval was routine on its third reading in sharp contrast to the extended discussion when it was first read May 22. Mayor Gary Matheny opened that discussion, stating, “Hopefully, we’ll have a little bit of bite.” “This puts […]

Duane Stephen Barnes



Duane Stephen Barnes, known to many as “Barney,” fell asleep in death on June 27, 2018, at the age of 86 following a lengthy illness. He grew up in Cincinnati, but made his life in Millersport, Ohio with his wife, Phyllis (Parker) Barnes, and their three children. Duane retired after many years with the J.C. Penney Distribution Center in East […]

Barbara June Blain



A funeral service celebrating the life of Barbara June Blain, age 81, of Thornville, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Rev. Tom Hite officiating. Friends may call from 12-2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home, 285 East Main Street in Kirkersville. […]

Charles Dellario



Charles Dellario, 78, of Thornville died peacefully on July 2, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Charles was born in Missouri. He proudly served his country by serving in the US Army. He retired from Anderson Concrete and was also employed by Efficient Electric. He enjoyed working in the garage, mowing the grass, and tinkering. He was a jack of […]

Charles “Junior” Joseph Gang



Charles “Junior” Joseph Gang, 70, of Baltimore, passed away June 26, 2018, from the arms of his wife and family and into the loving arms of Jesus. Charlie was a caring, dedicated, and protective husband, father, and provider. He treated all those who knew him like family. Charlie was a very hard working, successful, and well-respected business man. He treated […]

Debra Harding



A service celebrating the life of Debra Harding, 65, of Buckeye Lake was held July 5, 2018, at the Kirkersville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Services, with Pastor Richard Rothemich officiating. Burial followed at Community Gardens Cemetery in Somerset. Debra was born in Newark, to the late Harry and Dorcus (Bazler) Staiger. She owned and operated Debbie’s Flowers and […]

Dennis S. “Denny” Jacobs



A funeral service celebrating the life of Dennis S. “Denny” Jacobs, 67, of Hebron, will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Hebron New Life United Methodist Church, 925 W. Main Street, Hebron, with Pastor Brian Harkness officiating. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery. Denny was born in Newark, on April 7, 1951, to the late […]

Rita M. McNash



Rita M. McNash, age 77 of Millersport, took her final journey home on June 28,2018, surrounded by her family at Tuscany Gardens in Pataskala. She was a retired settlement officer for Franklin County Ohio Auditor’s Office with 28 years of service. Rita is survived by her devoted husband of 43 years, Fred McNash; four children, Cindy Lamb, Theresa (Ed) Willis, […]

Bennie “Wayne” Pollard



A funeral service celebrating the life of Bennie “Wayne” Pollard, 72, of Hebron, will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Kirkersville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Burial will follow at Kirkersville Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home, 285 E. Main Street, Kirkersville, from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, […]


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