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02/08/18 04:10 PM #496    


Jan Carol Burch (Campbell)

For those of you who have not booked a room yet, how many are coming in on August 23rd?  thanks,Jan

02/09/18 07:56 AM #497    


Mike Saporito

I just looked at the app and that rate for seniors was still available 

02/09/18 07:29 PM #498    


Patti Ridenour (Adams)

I reserved a room at Cherry Valley Lodge for the 22nd through the 28th at $91 a night. I will be visiting a couple of relatives, as well as going to the reunion. I'm really looking forward to it!

02/10/18 04:39 PM #499    


Larry Nethers

Just booked at the Courtyard, Senior rate of $109.65.  Called direct. 


02/10/18 06:18 PM #500    


Stephen Fetter

I doubt if we could play it at the reunion but I was going through some LP's today and found a jacket marked Sounds of Newark High 1968 by the girls glee club.

02/10/18 06:47 PM #501    


Larry Nethers

After booking at the Courtyard today and asking why the Senior rate was lower than the "special reunion rate", I received the following email:

"I talked with my sales manager about the group block rate coming up higher than the Marriott senior rate which did not make sence.  He adjusted the group block rate to $109/night."

Go for it.

02/12/18 12:11 AM #502    


Margaret Freytag (Stewart)

My husband and I booked the Marriott Courtyard for Th, F, and Sat.  We booked a king.  My husband Bill booked it.  Not sure what our rate was; he didn’t know about either the senior or reunion rate, but we partially used points.  He’ll probably call again and see.  I know the kind of room also plays a factor.  Next, airfare.  We plan to actually be in Ohio longer prior to the reunion staying in Columbus where he is from.  I want to ride the bike path on Thursday; is there a bike rental place anyone can suggest?




02/13/18 04:34 PM #503    


Peggy Gartner (Dunlap)

Hi Everyone!,

Your Reunion committee met last night and toured the Friday night site and finalized many things for our class reunion.  We hope to have everything; prices, food, places, golf, and tour completely finished after our March 12th meeting. We are all working hard to keep the prices down and the places suitable! 

All of the information will be on our Class Website and our Facebook page!!  There will be details about where to send in your reservation and there will be complete details about what has been planned.  If you know or you are in contact with any class members who are not computer savvy, please have them contact one of the reunion members.  Unfortunately, we are not able to fund nor do we have the time to send out mail notices to all of our classmates.  Thank you for understanding!

Just a reminder, if you have any pictures, we are putting together collages and would love to add any pictures you may have.  You can send them to us e-mail or message any of us and we can figure it out.  Also, you can make your own collages and bring them with you!  

Thank You to the Fabulous committee.  Donetta Phillips Kirk, Jan Burch Campbell, Charlotte Barch McPeek, Kathy Applegate Danner, Linda Miller Brucker, Steve Spain, Bob White, Curtis Puryear, Larry Wilson, Marty Lange, Dwight Zahrndt, Mike Kelley, David Smith, Jerry Mears.  Out of State helpers, Jane Michener and Nancy Baughman!!  They are all working hard to make our Class Reunion a fun time for all.

Blessings to All,



02/16/18 02:20 PM #504    


Roger McDonald

Many, many thanks to Peg and all the others in Newark laying the groundwork for the reunion.  I believe it was accepted that we would memorialize the occasion via a "Class of 1968" contribution to "A Call to College."  Where does that arrangement stand?

02/19/18 09:36 PM #505    


Peggy Gartner (Dunlap)

Hi Roger,

Yes, the committee decided we would donate to Call To College and felt that would be a Great thing to do for our "50th" Class Reunion.  We are finalizing the details and we will have it posted after our meeting on the 12th of March.  Classmates will be able to donate early or the weekend of the Reunion.

Thanks for the complimentsmiley, everyone is working hard to make this a reunion to remember.


02/28/18 08:32 PM #506    


Malcolm Montgomery

Yes, thank you, Peggy! You have done a wonderful thing!

03/01/18 09:49 AM #507    

Virginia Steinbower (Crowe)

Agree! Thank y uo much Peggy! 

03/02/18 04:17 PM #508    


Jan Carol Burch (Campbell)

Thank You, Larry Nethers ,for the info about the change in the room rate at the Marriott. I called the sales manager,Stacey Curry to confirm that he did change the room rate to $109,and he said he did reduce the block rate to $109 to be fair. Anybody wanting that rate ,please hurry to reserve. Once the 15 rooms in the block are booked,I don't know that you will be able to get that senior rate. He told me that it was not supposed to be showing now that the senior rate was $109, but since it did show that,it would only be fair to change the block rate to $109.

 I had posted earlier that Doubletree by Hilton in dowtown Newark was going to ask for a code. When I went down to sign the contract ,I was told you didn't need a code,just book under Newark High Class of 1968,50th Class Reunion.  the cost is $115 per night,and reservations need to be received by 7/23/18,or when the block

of 15 rooms has been filled,whichever comes first. Any remaining rooms may be released for individual sale at the cut-off date. that is the same for Courtyard by Marriott.  Hope to see many of our classmates there. I am getting excited!  Jan

























03/05/18 08:32 PM #509    


Dan McElroy

Thank you for the room info - my wife, Jill, and I had our wedding reception at the Granville Inn October 7, 1972. We booked a Queen Room this August 23rd-26th for the rate of $127/night to relive those memories. Don't know if anyone else is interested in the Granville Inn, but i thought I woul let you know if anyone else is interested. This was listed as the King Room special online (we thought this was a great rate), but they had no King's left and gave us the rate for a Queen for all 3 nights.

03/07/18 12:06 AM #510    


Diana Holmes (Brown)

I booked a room today at the Hampton Inn in Heath for $99/night.  That is the rate for Honors Discount Advance Purchase.  The only downside is that it cannot be cancelled.  Always keeping my fingers crossed as I get older & older.  Hoping to see a lot of people there.  

03/07/18 08:11 PM #511    


Patti Ridenour (Adams)

I changed my reservation at Cherry Valley Lodge through Trivago. For all six nights,including the city tax, it was $512.91. I just had to cancel my previous reservation, and get the one through Trivago. It's even the same room.

03/08/18 09:26 PM #512    


Larry Wilson

Just a reminder about our next reunion meeting, Monday, March 12th, at 6:00 P.M. at St. Leonard Catholic Church, 57 Dorsey Mill Rd, in Heath.  We will meet in a classroom that you enter from the driveway between the church and rectory.  If you can arrive a little early, we will take a look at the social hall and the kitchen, where we will be holding our 50th reunion.  Hope to see you there!!

03/12/18 12:24 PM #513    


Larry Wilson

Here's the link to A Call to College -  I will also put this on our event page once it's published.  On the linked page is a PDF file of our 1968 donor form.  Download it (you need Adobe Acrobat Reader), print it, and fill it out.  Mail the form and your contribution to the scholarship fund to Call to College.  This scholarship fund is a wonderful tribute and memorial to the great class of 1968!!

03/13/18 03:35 PM #514    


Larry Wilson

Mike Kelley sent me a couple of pictures from our 10th Reunion.  I posted them on our Facebook page and here on our website.  I didn't know we looked that good - of course that was 40 years ago!

03/14/18 12:14 PM #515    


Larry Wilson

Diana Holmes (Brown) just informed me that we lost another classmate this past November.  Aryawanna Amos (Kent) died on November 4, 2017.  Her obituary is included in "In Memory."  May Aryawanna rest in peace. 

03/14/18 11:02 PM #516    


Larry Wilson

To register for the 50th Class Reunion, click on "50th Reunion" in the Navigation panel.  Follow the prompts.  When you get to the last part of the registration process, you will see Linda Brucker's information and address on where to send the check.

03/15/18 12:11 PM #517    


Larry Wilson

Marty Lange lost his partner of 22 years, Connie Radabaugh.  Following is her obituary.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Marty, at your loss.

Newark - A funeral service for Constance "Connie" Sue Radabaugh, 65, of Newark, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Brucker and Kishler Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Wilson Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Connie passed away March 10, 2018 in Key Largo FL. She was born April 18, 1952, in Newark, Ohio, to the late Joseph Eugene and Nina Jean (Smith) Gilligan. 

Connie was a loving mother, loyal partner, gracious friend, and a tirelessly devoted "Mamaw". She enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow, and traveling the world with her partner, Marty. She ended her time here on earth, soaking in the island life - in the beautiful Florida Keys.

Connie is survived by her beloved partner of 22 years, Bruce (Marty) Lange; children, Allison (Clint) Moore, of Newark and Amy Williamson (Eric Cornwell) of Blacklick, OH; step-children, Josh (Heather) Lange of Newark, Nicholas (Kody) Lange of Lewis Center, OH and Nathan (Jessica) Lange of Grove City, OH; siblings, Jim (Judy) Gilligan, Steve Gilligan (Lori Griley), and Cathy (Mike) Schell, all of Newark, Doug (Robin) Gilligan of Charleston, SC, and Mark (Debbie) Gilligan of Newark, and grandchildren, Hallie, Hannah, Dillon, Mason, Braelyn, Kenzley, Landen, Koben, Kensingten, and Averi.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Judge Mike Radabaugh.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Heart Association: Red Dress.

To sign an online guest book, please visit

04/06/18 04:56 PM #518    


Larry Wilson

For our 50th Reunion, we are planning a golf outing at Forest Hills Golf Course, Saturday morning, August 25th, at 9:00 A.M.  Cost will be $10.00 for 9 holes and $15.00 for 18 holes.  The cost will include a golf cart - such a deal!  Forest Hills also has a full bar that serves mixed drinks, beer, and wine.  They also have pizza, Sloppy Joes, hot dogs, shredded chicken, pulled pork, pop, chips, etc.

04/10/18 06:18 PM #519    


Sue Benner (Wages)

Tom and I booked at the Hampton Inn in Heath.  $107.  with AARP discount.            We plan to bring our bicycles and ride around.   Anyone else interested?   Maybe on Saturday instead of golf.

Thanks to all who have worked to organize the 50th reunion!!

04/11/18 02:15 PM #520    


Larry Wilson

Sounds like a great idea.  We have plenty of bike trails around here.

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