It’s official: BLASST returns July 3

By Charles Prince BUCKEYE LAKE – The annual July 3 fireworks spectacular returns after a three-year hiatus on Wednesday, July 3. The fireworks will be shot from the same Fairfield Beach site as in 2015.  The show is scheduled to start at 10 p.m. weather permitting.  High winds or lightning could delay or postpone the show. The biggest change will […]

James C. Arn

James C. Arn, 82, of Thornville, passed away Friday, April 19, 2019, at his home. Jim was born March 6, 1937, in Brown County, Ohio, the son of the late Jesse H. and Alberta Carroll Arn. He was a 1956 graduate of Russellville-Jefferson High School in Russellville, Ohio. He then served four years in the United States Navy. Jim retired […]

Susan K. Bell

Susan K. Bell, 69, of Thornville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Pickering House.  She was born October 5, 1949, in Columbus and was the daughter of the late Joseph E. and Martha G. (Bragg) Bell.  Susan was a graduate of St. Francis DeSales. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a […]

Gary Allen Curnell Sr.

Gary Allen Curnell Sr., of Baltimore, went to be with the Lord after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. He was born on April 9, 1958, to the late Elsie and Violet Curnell in Lancaster. Gary is survived by his wife of 40 years, Regina Curnell; sons, Gary (Angela) Allen Curnell Jr., Reggie Price, Melvin Curnell, […]

Gary Wayne Dennis

Gary Wayne Dennis, age 63, of Millersport, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Fairfield Medical Center. Gary was born February 9, 1956, in Zanesville, to the late Wayne Marshall and Bonna J. (Hardin) Dennis. Gary retired from Victoria’s Secret where he had been employed in shipping and receiving. He was an avid basketball fan and his favorite team […]

Dale R. England, Jr.

Dale R. England, Jr., age 71, of Pickerington, died Friday, April 19, 2019, at the Cleveland Clinic after a long illness. Born July 2, 1947, in Columbus, he was a 1965 graduate of Liberty Union High School in Baltimore, received his Bachelors degree from Ohio Northern University, and his law degree from Capital University. He was an attorney in private […]

Christina Mae Grubb- Green

Christina Mae Grubb- Green, 75, of Kirkersville, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019. Christina was born on February 13, 1944, to the late Glenford and Dolores Samsal. Christina is preceded in death by her parents, Glenford and Dolores Samsal; nephew, Anthony Ashcraft; and former husband, Thomas Grubb. Christina is survived by children, Angela Schmidt, Kimberly (Richard) Shockey and Tracy (Christopher) […]

Floyd Wilson, Jr.

Floyd Wilson, Jr., age 84, of Newark, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the Newark Healthcare Center. Floyd was born January 17, 1935, in Midland, Michigan, to the late Floyd Wilson, Sr. and Merle (Carmichael) Wilson. Floyd was an avid fan of the Lone Ranger and was the Lone Ranger at heart. He was very proud of the […]


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