Cecil H. Christian, 72, of Cadiz, died Tuesday at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville. He was born March 15, 1942 in Scio, Ohio, a son of the late Wesley J. and Myrtle Jane Freeman Christian. Cecil was a retired employee of the AEP Cardinal Plant in Brilliant. He was a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam era and was a member of the Hopedale American Legion and the Cadiz VFW. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ora Banks Christian. Surviving are two sisters, Twila Porter and Vickie Austin, both of Cleveland; a brother, Timothy Christian of Cadiz; and a step-daughter, Amy Banks-Satterfield of Columbus; a niece and three nephews. Friends may call Monday from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz, Ohio. Pastor Kenneth Washington will officiate. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery with military honors. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.
Nicosia wins motion
CADIZ – In what was to be a final pre-trial hearing, turned out to be a victory for defendant, Bryan Nicosia, accused of beating and robbing Jewett resident, Joseph Gale, 71, last July. Nicosia’s identification by Gale was thrown out because of what could be called an improper procedure using only one photograph of the suspect instead of a photo lineup, by the Jewett police department. Prosecuting Attorney, Owen Beetham, said that they could have argued the motion but since Nicosia’s two co-defendants, Kara Clark and Autumn Stabile, along with Gale testifying in court, felt it wasn’t necessary. More to come in the Dec. 20 edition of the News-Herald.