Ohio Thanksgiving travel was safest since 1991

Patrol Releases Thanksgiving Holiday Report Columbus – Provisional statistics released Monday show this Thanksgiving holiday travel season was the safest since 1991. During the five-day reporting period, from Wednesday, November 21, at 12 a.m. until Sunday, November 25, at 11:59 p.m., six people were killed in six fatal crashes. The six fatalities ties a record set in 1991 for the […]

New Directions gets funding boosts

NEW LEXINGTON – The New Directions treatment program has received a funding boost through the Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services Board. The Board recently announced that New Directions, a program originated under the guidance of Perry County Judge Dean Wilson, will receive an Addiction Treatment Program (ATP) Grant. Grant funding can be used to provide a wide variety of […]

Robert Dale “Bob” Dupler

Robert Dale “Bob” Dupler, 84, of Somerset, passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018, at Fairfield Medical Center. Bob was born November 14, 1934 in Millersport, the son of the late Howard and Grace (Ridenour) Dupler. He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict from Dec. 1954 to Dec. 1956 in the 10th Division, 86th Regiment, 3rd Battalion Co. […]

Robert G. Hynus

Robert G. Hynus, 93, of Mount Perry, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at Grant Hospital in Columbus. Robert was born July 15, 1925, in New Lexington, the son of the late Clyde I. and Ida Estella Cannon Hynus. He was Methodist by Faith and a World War II Army veteran. He was a member of the Somerset American Legion Leo […]

Sylvia Jean “Honey” Thogmartin

Funeral services, celebrating the life of Sylvia Jean “Honey” Thogmartin, 88, of Millersport, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018, at Millersport Covenant Church, 11544 Summerland Beach Road, Millersport, with Pastor Steve Bush as celebrant. Burial will follow in Millersport Cemetery. Surrounded by her family, Sylvia was called to her Savior’s loving arms on Tuesday, November […]

Mark S. Waibel, Sr.

A funeral service celebrating the life of Mark S. Waibel, Sr., 66, of Thornville, was held November 28, 2018, at the Lighthouse Memorial Church, Millersport, with Pastor Bill Beard officiating.  Burial followed at Floral Hills Memory Gardens. Mark was born in Columbus, on October 20, 1952, to the late Carl Henry and Margaret Anne (Verhoff) Waibel.  He passed away at […]

The Polar Express

Its The Polar Express!!!  Last year this event was such a huge success we decided to make it a two day event this year! Friday’s event will begin with the Liberty Union Elementary Choir singing at the Victoria Opera House at 6:30 pm. Santa will arrive at the Griley House and Baltimore Museum via the Basil Joint Fire Truck…where you will visit […]

Classifieds 12-1-18

New Business Opening Saturday, BattleScar Fun Center across from Pizza Cottage. Wanted Dock rental wanted 2019 season. I have a 23′ foot Glastron looking for a slip for the 2019 season. Please email if available at hawk706@insight.rr.com. Services Handyman Service: Will take care of your residential home repair and maintenance. Honest, reliable, and insured. Find me at hafhandymanservice.com or call […]

Lakewood HS begins drug testing students


Lakewood High School has started drug testing students this school year in an attempt to ensure the safety and well-being of students. “There was a concern within the school and the community of Hebron that we had drugs infiltrated in our schools,” said Scott Harris, athletic director at LHS. “In order to best help our students be clean this was […]

Lakewood Fall Sports Recap 2018


Boys Cross Country – Team: 3rd in LCL; 3rd in district; 9th in region. Individual awards: Austin Bowman – LCL 1st Team ; All- District; All-Region; Academic All- Ohio; State Qualifier. Rhett Driskel – LCL Honorable Mention. John Holbrook – LCL Honorable Mention. Anthony Toskin – LCL 2nd Team; All-District. Girls Cross Country – Team: 5th in LCL; 10th in […]


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