Elsiean Cromley LaRue

Elsiean Cromley LaRue, 89, died August 2, 2018. She was born July 2, 1929, the daughter of the late Thaddeus Edward and Franceil (Bell) Cromley. Elsiean was a graduate of Walnut Twp. High School and Capital University. She taught for many years and retired from the Fairfield Union School District. She was a member of the Bremen United Methodist Church […]

Robert “Bob” C. Miller

Robert “Bob” C. Miller, age 80 of Lancaster and formerly of Baltimore, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 9, 2018, at the Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster. He was born on April 18, 1938, to the late Harry and Garnet (Neff) Miller. Bob lived in Baltimore for 68 years, was a 1956 graduate […]

Rodney “Gus” L. Howarth

Funeral services and military honors celebrating the life of Rodney “Gus” L. Howarth, 84, of Harbor Hills, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018, at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, with Deacon Robert Ghiloni as celebrant. A celebratory gathering will follow at the family home. Gus, a United States Air Force veteran, […]

Maryetta Hoppel Fry

A funeral service celebrating the life of Maryetta Hoppel Fry, 82, of Thornville, was held August 8, 2018, at the Thornville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Lynn officiating.  Burial followed at Lutheran Reformed Cemetery. Maryetta was born in Lancaster, on December 21, 1935, to the late Ellis and Etta (Eby) Raab.  She passed away on August 3, […]

Brian Olds Boling

A celebration of life gathering for Brian Olds Boling, age 75, of Heath, will be held on from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at the Wooster’s Elks Lodge, 335 N. Market Street, Wooster, with sharing of memories beginning at 4:00 p.m.  A graveside inurnment will be held at Eastside Cemetery in Fredricksburg at 1:00 p.m. with […]

James W. Bachus

Memorial visitation, celebrating the life of James W Bachus, 72, of Buckeye Lake, was held August 9, 2018, in the chapel of The Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service. Jim passed away August 6, 2018, in Newark following an extended illness. He was born in Logan, on May 22, 1946, the son of the late Albert and Natelie […]

Lakewood ready for students on August 16

By Charles Prince HEBRON – Lakewood School Board members filled the district’s last administrative opening Tuesday night. Board members unanimously approved Superintendent Mary Kay Andrews’ recommendation to award a one year contract to Elizabeth Cline as Assistant Principal at Jackson Intermediate School. Cline has a BA in special education from Ohio University. She spent her first 17 years in education […]

Free disposal for farm pesticides in Licking County

REYNOLDSBURG –  The Ohio Department of Agriculture will be sponsoring a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides on August 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Licking County Garage, 775 E Main St, Newark, OH 43055. The pesticide collection and disposal service is free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted. Paint, antifreeze, […]

Health Alert: Increase in drug overdoses seen in emergency rooms

COLUMBUS  –  The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and local public health agencies utilize Ohio’s statewide syndromic surveillance system (EpiCenter) to detect, track and characterize health events. The system is used to track drug-related emergency department visits, including but not limited to drug overdose. When the number of drug-related emergency department visits within a 24-hour period is higher than the […]

Things to Do

Events Dawes Arboretum – Ohio 13, three miles north of I-70. Night Hike: Bats, Owls and Squirrels, Oh My! – from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17. Cost: Non-members – $7; Members – $5. Come explore The Arboretum at night and learn about the many nocturnal creatures that call it home. Discover interesting information about bats, owls and […]