Licking County has six traffic fatalities in the first quarter

NEWARK – The Licking County Health Department’s (LCHD) Safe Communities Coalition reports six traffic fatalities during the first quarter of 2019, January 1 through March 31, in Licking County. Of the six fatalities, two of the crashes involved drivers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and two involved motorists not wearing their seat belts. During the same time frame […]

Patricia Ann Smyers Hansmann

Patricia Ann Smyers Hansmann, passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 1, 2019, in Meersburg, Germany, after a long battle with Parkinson Disease. Pat was born March 15, 1942. in Columbus, to Harland R. and Viola (Good) Smyers. She was a 1960 graduate of Reynoldsburg High School. She attended Pikeville College in Kentucky. She later joined the Peace Corp […]

Peggy Kerschensteiner Yerke

Peggy Kerschensteiner Yerke passed away Monday, April 8, 2019. Beloved wife for 61 years to Robert; loving mother of Mark (Patty) and Brenda Yerke; dear grandmother to Ryan, Maggie, Mary Clare, Catherine, Jackie Yerke, and Madalynn Farkas; loving daughter of Paul and Hilda Kerschensteiner (both parents immigrated to Ohio from Germany, both deceased); sister to Paul Kerschensteiner; aunt to Lucinda […]


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