Operation Christmas Child

Columbus Area Collects Shoebox Gifts for Operation Christmas Child Join hundreds of thousands of volunteers across the U.S. as they transform empty shoeboxes into gifts of hope during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 18 – 25. This year, the Samaritan’s Purse project hopes to deliver 11 million shoebox gifts—filled with fun toys, school supplies and hygiene items—to children […]


Over the past six years, farm incomes have gone down 44 percent. Mother Nature added additional obstacles this year, leaving more than 1.5 million acres of fields unsown. This isn’t the first year that farmers have had to overcome harsh field conditions, and it won’t be the last. Recently, however, EPA bureaucrats increased the burden on farmers and rural America. […]

Fairfield Co. Environmental Review Committee Meeting

Fairfield Dept. of Health Environmental Review Committee Meeting will be held on November 6, 2019 at 9:00am at the Fairfield Dept. of Health, 1550 Sheridan Dr. Suite 100, Lancaster, OH – Conference Room.

Bikes for Children of Buckeye Lake

November begins the season of giving. Giving thanks for the blessings we have received and giving other who need blessings something to be thankful for. Bike Buckeye Lake works with schools, churches, and Job & Family Services in our tri-county area to provide local, underprivileged children a bicycle for Christmas during the organization’s annual Christmas Bike Drive going on now. […]

Ira Wayne Adkins

Ira Wayne Adkins, 65, of Millersport, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019, at AlterCare North in Newark. He was born December 5, 1953, in Charlestown, West Virginia, a son of the late Ira and Myrtle C. (Massey) Adkins. He graduated high school from Walnut Township Schools in Millersport and for many years he was a custodian at Walnut Township Schools. […]

Fr. Ronald “Ronnie” V. Boccali, PIME

A Funeral Mass celebrating the life of Fr. Ronald “Ronnie” V. Boccali, PIME, 89, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at St. Leonard Catholic Church, 57 Dorsey Mill Road, Heath, with Reverend Ken Mazur, PIME Superior as celebrant. Fr. Ronnie’s body will be received at St. Leonard Catholic Church at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November […]

Richard E. Cochenour

Richard E. Cochenour, 69, of Thurston, died at his home surrounded by his loving wife, children, and grandchildren, after a long battle with cancer. Richard was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who always had an amazing sense of humor. He was a former meat cutter at Bob Bay & Sons, he helped his father run the Pleasantville IGA, and […]

James Melvin Walker

James Melvin Walker, 58, of Baltimore, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019, at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus. He was born May 25, 1961, in Nelsonville, son of Ronald and Patricia Wahl Walker of Lancaster. Jim was a 1979 graduate of Logan High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He retired from the Southeastern Ohio […]

Judith Ann Wright

A funeral service celebrating the life of Judith Ann Wright, age 76, of Hebron, was held November 1, 2019, at the Kirkersville Chapel of Hoskinson Funeral & Cremation Service with Clifford Mason as Celebrant. Burial followed in Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Judy was born March 12, 1943, in Lancaster, to the late Robert A. and Dorothy M. (Daubenmire) Crook. She […]