Community Calendar

Lakewood names new assistant principals, athletic director

  HEBRON – Lakewood Schools now has a completely new board of education for 2018. Three challengers – Tara Houdeshell, Jonathan Lynch and Bill Pollard – were elected last November to four year terms, ousting incumbents Tim Phelps and Judy White and filling the open position created when incumbent Trisha Good decided not to seek reelection. Brittany Misner was appointed […]


Buckeye Lake names new police chief

BUCKEYE LAKE – Buckeye Lake now has a new police chief, two months after Village Council members terminated former Police Chief Jimmy Hanzey for insubordination, acting inefficiently in the fulfillment of his duties as chief, and neglecting his duties as chief. Mayor Peggy A. Wells filed 22 administrative charges against Hanzey, following an extensive internal investigation conducted by the Pataskala […]

Mildred Marie Budd

Mildred Marie Budd, 93, of Pataskala, passed away on July 7, 2018, at Selma Markowitz Inpatient Care Center. She was born on August 4, 1924, in Thornville, a daughter to the late John and Estella (Bope) Walser. Mildred is survived by her loving children, Sharon Waller and Bill (Margie) Budd; grandchildren, Cheryl (Sean) Malone, Philip Budd and Lisa (Jason) Hursey; […]

Sherry L. Dover

Sherry L. Dover, age 70 of Baltimore, passed away July 3, 2018, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, David F. Dover, Sr.; daughter, Heidi (Roger) Cole; son, David F. Dover, Jr. all of Baltimore; grandchildren, Jacqueline Ratliff and Madeline Cole; sisters, Pam Gottke of Reynoldsburg, and Wendy (Gary) Sweeney of Carroll; and […]

William Clifford Laughner Jr.

William Clifford Laughner Jr., age 68, of Newark, died unexpectedly July 5, 2018, in the Country Lane Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Thornville. He was born November 10, 1949, in Washington, PA to the late William Clifford Laughner Sr. and Euphemia Murray-Jenkins. Bill was a 1967 graduate of Bethlehem Center High School. In 2005, he retired from Greif Bros, […]

Debbie L. Moyer

A memorial service celebrating the life of Debbie L. Moyer, 62, of Thornville, will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Thornville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 S. Main Street, Thornville. Visitation will be held on hour prior to the memorial service, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Debbie was born in Zanesville, […]

Betty J. Payne

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty J. Payne, 87, of Thornville, was held July 10, 2018, at the Hebron chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Betty was born in Granville, on March 12, 1931. to the late James Orville and Edith (Browder) Fields. She passed away at Brookdale Assisted Living in Newark on July 5, 2018. Betty […]

Mary Lou Snider

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mary Lou Snider, 91, of Pataskala was held July 12, 2018, at the Outville Presbyterian Church with Pastors Kae and Steve Merold officiating. Mary Lou was born to the late Dale and Lucille (Woodruff) McCormick on January 19, 1927. She graduated from Kirkersville High School in 1944. She was active in the Hebron […]