VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contest is open

Editor: The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) and The VFW Auxiliary to Post #1388 are pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2019-2020 VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions. More than $3 million in scholarships were awarded last year. The VFW’s Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay competitions are dedicated to encouraging a […]

Central Ohio real estate market remains strong

COLUMBUS – There were 3,334 central Ohio homes and condos sold during the month of July which was a 3.3 percent bump from June and almost four percent higher than a year ago. Of those sales, about 2,800 were single family homes and just over 500 were condominiums according to the Columbus REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. “The new condo guidelines […]

Licking County housing market is still strong

NEWARK – Licking County’s average home sold price was $236,893 through July this year, up 15.9% over the first seven months of 2018. There were 1,410 existing homes and condominiums sold the first seven months of 2019, up 2% from 2018 when there were 1,382 homes sold in the first seven months of the year, according to the Columbus REALTORS […]

A battle of write-ins for Hebron Mayor

By Charles Prince NEWARK – Hebron voters will choose their next mayor from three write-in candidates after Mayor Mike McFarland’s apparent successor’s petitions were rejected by the Licking County Board of Elections. Valerie Mockus, PhD was the only candidate circulating a petition to replace McFarland who decided not to seek reelection. Mockus attended most council meetings for the past year […]

Marcy A. DuBois

Marcy A. DuBois passed away on August 20, 2019, at the Kendall Regional Medical Center in Miami, FL. She was born January 8, 1973, and grew up in Harbor Hills, loving the lake. Most recently she lived in Key West; she was a painter and poet who lived life to the fullest. Marcy was preceded in death by her parents, […]

Allen J. Games I

Funeral services celebrating the life of Allen J. Games I, 70, of Millersport, will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, in the chapel of the Hebron home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, 108 N 7th Street in Hebron, with burial to follow in the Obetz Cemetery. Allen passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019, following […]

Martha Allen Kumler

Martha Allen Kumler, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, departed this Earth peacefully at home on August 26, 2019. She was born on April 16,1942, to Cecil and Betty Allen of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Martha lived and attended school in communities in California, New Jersey, Indiana, Arizona, and Ohio, as well as in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. In […]

Richard Willard

Richard Willard, 89 of Baltimore, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019, at Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster, following a brief illness. Richard was born on June 17, 1930, in Thurston, to the late Herman and Gladys (Brandon) Willard. He was a 1949 graduate of Liberty Union High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict from 1951-1953. Richard […]


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