Christmas Holiday Traffic Fatalities Increase

COLUMBUS – Provisional statistics released December 26, show more motorists were killed on Ohio’s roadways this Christmas holiday, as compared to the two previous years. During the two-day reporting period, from Tuesday, December 23, at 12 a.m. until Wednesday, December 25, at 11:59 p.m., 12 people were killed in eight fatal crashes. Eleven people were killed in 2018, which ran […]

Penny Lee Bentley

Penny Lee Bentley, 69, of Hebron, passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Licking Memorial’s Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark,. Penny will be remembered for her adoration of the Christmas season and her unmatched love for her grandchildren, who meant the world to her. Born August 4, 1950, in Athens County, Penny was the daughter of the late […]

Raymond T. Johnson

Raymond T. Johnson, age 85, of Baltimore, passed away on December 25, 2019. He was born in Columbus, on July 24, 1934, to the late Joe and Gladys Johnson. He served in the U.S. Navy after high school and is a retired railroad engineer. He was a lifetime member of the VFW 3761. Ray was predeceased by his sister, Barbara […]

William Robert Parker

A funeral service for William Robert Parker, 85, of Granville, will be held at 5 pm on Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home, with Gary “Bucky” Mowrey officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Licking County Veterans Alliance. Family will receive friends from 4-5 pm Monday prior to the service at the funeral home, 985 […]

Lola Frances Simms

Lola Frances Simms, 82, of Hebron, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019, at her home following an extended illness. She was born February 25, 1937, in Blue Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Alexander and Beatrice (Armentrout) Sparks. She was a graduate of Blue Sulphur Springs High School and had worked providing home care for ill and […]

Harold Edward Wilson

Arrangements are pending for Harold Edward Wilson, age 92, of Thornville, who passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center (operated by Hospice of Central Ohio). Harold was born July 28, 1927, in Somerset, to the late John Albert and Nora Belle (Guinsler) Wilson. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving […]

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