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F.OP. begins fund raising

F.OP. begins fund raising

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of the Upper Ohio Valley Lodge No. 97, is starting their 27th annual fundraiser Shop With a Cop for 2014. Needy children from Jefferson and Harrison Counties will be taken shopping with volunteer police officers to local stores to help them pick out winter clothes and other necessities and non-violent toys. Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann stated that donations can be sent to the police department in Cadiz or sent to the F.O.P 97, P.O. Box 2593 Wintersville, Ohio. Sponsorships this year are as follows: Platinum is $1,250 for 10 kids; Gold is $1,000 for eight kids; Silver is $500 for four kids; Bronze is $375 for three kids; Special Friends is $250 for 2 kids and Santa’s Helper is $125 for one child. All checks are to be made out to the F.O.P. 97 with “for deposit only” written on the back. “One of our representatives will stop by with your official receipt, police booster decal, and he or she will pick up your support check at that time, said Cindy Longwell, associate member and program coordinator. Phone numbers for the Wintersville office are: (740) 346-2710 and (740) 317-5022.

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Coast to coast, on foot

Coast to coast, on foot

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer   CADIZ – Eight pairs of shoes, two walking buggies, 12 flat tires and 6.1 million steps-and he’s not finished. That is, until he sees the lights of Atlantic City. Many people do various good things, especially for kids, but walking across America isn’t one of them, unless you’re Norman Horn. Horn, who heads Coast2Coast, a non-profit organization for the fight against pediatric cancer, is heading home but he won’t stop there. From the Philadelphia area, Horn, who is walking across America to raise $100,000 and pediatric cancer awareness, will see family and friends as he nears eastern Pennsylvania then keep on trucking till he finishes in Atlantic City. Horn chose walking because he felt he would miss too much on anything that had wheels, such as a bicycle. “This allows me to meet more people, stop in more places to spread more awareness [and] raise more funding,” Horn said. He added that his mission isn’t just a physical one whereas loneliness can come into play, as well. He said that when he thinks of all the families dealing with cancer and their hardships, his physical challenge isn’t all that bad, comparatively. “My goal to avoid that lonely factor is to have as many of these stories as I can so I have encounters with people and reaching out so I can go to dinner with somebody and stay in a nice comfortable place,” Horn said. He walks pushing a large baby stroller with all his belongings stuffed inside. He estimates the weight at about 75 pounds, which includes, toiletries, sleeping bag, tent, clothes, and food just to name some of the necessities he carries along. Horn said he camped for 65 straight days making it into Colorado before the generosity of people took over. Now, he says, he’s only camped one night since leaving eastern Colorado. To reach Cadiz this past week, Horn walked 20 miles but says he averages around 25. “I love meeting families and strangers and having you know, spontaneous encounters with people and enjoying all aspects of the trip,” he said. Horn, who’s already walked over 2800 miles, also said he’s had a few close calls but not with people. Out west, he once had to place his buggy between him and a coyote that didn’t care much for donating. Then, when packing up his tent after a night’s camping, he discovered a rattlesnake had curled up underneath his tent to stay warm. Horn accepts donations through his website (coast2coastftk.com) or via Facebook using a check or money order made out to: coast2coastftk. Read the whole story in the next edition of the News-Herald.

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Gone With The Wind’s 75th announced at CBA meeting

Gone With The Wind’s 75th announced at CBA meeting

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – The Cadiz Business Association (CBA) on Wednesday, featured Nan Mattern as their guest speaker. Mattern is the curator of the Clark Gable Museum and announced a gala celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gone With The Wind (GWTW). There will be two events held at different locations. On Friday, October 3, there will be a dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Cadiz Country Club. A special mystery play titled, “Sequel to Murder” will be featured with guest speakers, Patrick Curtis and Mickey Kuhn, child actors who starred in GWTW. The cost for Friday’s event is $50 per person. The following day, the celebration will move to the Kent State Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia. Curtis and Kuhn will again speak at 1 p.m. Doors will open at 11 a.m. There will also be a celebrity auction at 2 p.m. then for the finally, a showing of GWTW at 4 p.m.. Costs for the film is $10 and is the same for the guest speakers, Curtis and Kuhn. Mattern, who has been working at the museum since 1999, said that she still gets requests from people wanting to do reports or a project on Clark Gable., even young kids, she said. “We even get grade school people coming in, from not just Harrison County wanting information to take a report back to the school,” she added. The Clark Gable Museum is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more in this Saturday’s edition of the News-Herald

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HC Cheerleaders run inaugural 5k

HC Cheerleaders run inaugural 5k

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer   CADIZ – For the first time the Harrison Central cheerleaders partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for an inaugural 5k race at Sally Buffalo Park, last Saturday. “We’re hoping this becomes an annual event,” Jenny Thomas said, who is secretary of the cheerleader’s parents club. Using the mascot of the Huskies, they had t-shirts printed up that said, “Paws for the Cause,” with “Huskies” written below. The top three men were, Zach Henry with a winning time of 20:35, followed by Wayne Dagan and Richard Harding. For the women, Marlilyn Luyster came in at 23:46 for first place, with Shawne Arbaugh and Alex Williamson taking second and third place respectively. Some of the prizes the American Cancer Society donated included, t-shirts, ink pens, key chains and coffee mugs. Janice Williamson, president of the cheerleader’s club was impressed with the first-time results. “We raised $2,200,” Williamson said. “For our first time, I think we did quite well.” The arrangement made is that half the money will be donated to the ACS and the other half to the cheerleaders club. Williamson was especially grateful to Sally Buffalo Park, Scio’s EMT unit, which was on site, Baker’s Foods, Willy Walker, Bethany Barth from ACS, McDonald’s donating yogurt for the runners and Robin Rawson from Something Said T-shirts.

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Boss Bison Ranch holds fundraiser

Boss Bison Ranch holds fundraiser

By JD LONG New-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – If you missed the calling of the drums at the Boss Bison Ranch, then you missed a lot. The ranch just off of Unionvale Road, held a non-profit festival for the Tri-county community action organization, Harcatus, to aid and benefit the organization’s efforts in helping the communities of Harrison, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties. The farm, owned and run by John and Karen Sticht, were thrilled with the results for the two-day event. Karen estimated the crowd to be around 500 for the weekend where they accumulated eight large boxes of canned goods from donations and raised approximately $300 to help Harcatus buy meat. “Basically, it was a good weekend,” Karen said. “It was different, people just enjoyed it.” When they woke Saturday, John noticed that a new calf was born bringing their total to 19. “Nature blessed us with another calf,” Karen said. Check out this Saturday’s edition of the News-Herald for the full story

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Freda R Mansfield

Freda R Mansfield

Freda R ((Higgins) (Cunningham) Mansfield, age 90, of Canton, formally of Carrollton, passed away peacefully September 15, in Mercy Medical Center, Canton surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of Robert and Lillie(Earnest) Higgins, she was born in Mannington, W.Va. on Oct 12, 1923. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She worked a number of years at the Scio Pottery when she was younger. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Joseph L. Cunningham (deceased March 3, 1970); sons Ronald Cunningham of Arizona and Herbert Cunningham of South Carolina; second husband Burrell Mansfield (deceased Aug. 28, 1984); two great grandsons Chase and Connor Cunningham; brothers Robert Higgins and Bertis “Pete” Higgins; sisters Betty June Higgins, Mildred Stevens and Lillian “Eleanor” Riggs all of W.Va. She is survived by sons David “Paul” Cunningham Sr. of Carrollton, Michael Cunningham Sr. of Jewett, Edgar “Lynn” (Nancy) Cunningham of Cadiz; daughters Ruth Reed of Canton and Susan Dalton of Waynesburg; stepdaughter Sharon (Mansfield) Shepherd; sister Helen “Louise” (Francis) Hayhurst of Canton; brothers Harold (Alberta) Higgins and Frank (Norma) Higgins both of West Virginia and Donald (June) Higgins of Hartville; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the Koch Funeral Home in Scio, Ohio. Service will be immediately following at noon with her grandson Pastor Mike Cunningham Jr. officiating. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hopedale, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to local food pantries.

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HC Cheerleaders run inaugural 5k

HC Cheerleaders run inaugural 5k

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer   CADIZ – For the first time the Harrison Central cheerleaders partnered with the American Cancer Society (ACS) for an inaugural 5k race at Sally Buffalo Park, last Saturday. “We’re hoping this becomes an annual event,” Jenny Thomas said, who is secretary of the cheerleader’s parents club. Using the mascot of the Huskies, they had t-shirts printed up that said, “Paws for the Cause,” with “Huskies” written below. The top three men were, Zach Henry with a winning time of 20:35, followed by Wayne Dagan and Richard Harding. For the women, Marlilyn Luyster came in at 23:46 for first place, with Shawne Arbaugh and Alex Williamson taking second and third place respectively. Some of the prizes the American Cancer Society donated included, t-shirts, ink pens, key chains and coffee mugs. Janice Williamson, president of the cheerleader’s club was impressed with the first-time results. “We raised $2,200,” Williamson said. “For our first time, I think we did quite well.” The arrangement made is that half the money will be donated to the ACS and the other half to the cheerleaders club. Williamson was especially grateful to Sally Buffalo Park, Scio’s EMT unit, which was on site, Baker’s Foods, Willy Walker, Bethany Barth from ACS, McDonald’s donating yogurt for the runners and Robin Rawson from Something Said T-shirts.

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Boss Bison Ranch holds fundraiser

Boss Bison Ranch holds fundraiser

By JD LONG New-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – If you missed the calling of the drums at the Boss Bison Ranch, then you missed a lot. The ranch just off of Unionvale Road, held a non-profit festival for the Tri-county community action organization, Harcatus, to aid and benefit the organization’s efforts in helping the communities of Harrison, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties. The farm, owned and run by John and Karen Sticht, were thrilled with the results for the two-day event. Karen estimated the crowd to be around 500 for the weekend where they accumulated eight large boxes of canned goods from donations and raised approximately $300 to help Harcatus buy meat. “Basically, it was a good weekend,” Karen said. “It was different, people just enjoyed it.” When they woke Saturday, John noticed that a new calf was born bringing their total to 19. “Nature blessed us with another calf,” Karen said. Check out this Saturday’s edition of the News-Herald for the full story

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Freda R Mansfield

Freda R Mansfield

Freda R ((Higgins) (Cunningham) Mansfield, age 90, of Canton, formally of Carrollton, passed away peacefully September 15, in Mercy Medical Center, Canton surrounded by her loving family. The daughter of Robert and Lillie(Earnest) Higgins, she was born in Mannington, W.Va. on Oct 12, 1923. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She worked a number of years at the Scio Pottery when she was younger. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband Joseph L. Cunningham (deceased March 3, 1970); sons Ronald Cunningham of Arizona and Herbert Cunningham of South Carolina; second husband Burrell Mansfield (deceased Aug. 28, 1984); two great grandsons Chase and Connor Cunningham; brothers Robert Higgins and Bertis “Pete” Higgins; sisters Betty June Higgins, Mildred Stevens and Lillian “Eleanor” Riggs all of W.Va. She is survived by sons David “Paul” Cunningham Sr. of Carrollton, Michael Cunningham Sr. of Jewett, Edgar “Lynn” (Nancy) Cunningham of Cadiz; daughters Ruth Reed of Canton and Susan Dalton of Waynesburg; stepdaughter Sharon (Mansfield) Shepherd; sister Helen “Louise” (Francis) Hayhurst of Canton; brothers Harold (Alberta) Higgins and Frank (Norma) Higgins both of West Virginia and Donald (June) Higgins of Hartville; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and three great, great grandchildren. Calling hours will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 at the Koch Funeral Home in Scio, Ohio. Service will be immediately following at noon with her grandson Pastor Mike Cunningham Jr. officiating. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Hopedale, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to local food pantries.

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F.OP. begins fund raising

F.OP. begins fund raising

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) of the Upper Ohio Valley Lodge No. 97, is starting their 27th annual fundraiser Shop With a Cop for 2014. Needy children from Jefferson and Harrison Counties will be taken shopping with volunteer police officers to local stores to help them pick out winter clothes and other necessities and non-violent toys. Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann stated that donations can be sent to the police department in Cadiz or sent to the F.O.P 97, P.O. Box 2593 Wintersville, Ohio. Sponsorships this year are as follows: Platinum is $1,250 for 10 kids; Gold is $1,000 for eight kids; Silver is $500 for four kids; Bronze is $375 for three kids; Special Friends is $250 for 2 kids and Santa’s Helper is $125 for one child. All checks are to be made out to the F.O.P. 97 with “for deposit only” written on the back. “One of our representatives will stop by with your official receipt, police booster decal, and he or she will pick up your support check at that time, said Cindy Longwell, associate member and program coordinator. Phone numbers for the Wintersville office are: (740) 346-2710 and (740) 317-5022.

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Coast to coast, on foot

Coast to coast, on foot

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer   CADIZ – Eight pairs of shoes, two walking buggies, 12 flat tires and 6.1 million steps-and he’s not finished. That is, until he sees the lights of Atlantic City. Many people do various good things, especially for kids, but walking across America isn’t one of them, unless you’re Norman Horn. Horn, who heads Coast2Coast, a non-profit organization for the fight against pediatric cancer, is heading home but he won’t stop there. From the Philadelphia area, Horn, who is walking across America to raise $100,000 and pediatric cancer awareness, will see family and friends as he nears eastern Pennsylvania then keep on trucking till he finishes in Atlantic City. Horn chose walking because he felt he would miss too much on anything that had wheels, such as a bicycle. “This allows me to meet more people, stop in more places to spread more awareness [and] raise more funding,” Horn said. He added that his mission isn’t just a physical one whereas loneliness can come into play, as well. He said that when he thinks of all the families dealing with cancer and their hardships, his physical challenge isn’t all that bad, comparatively. “My goal to avoid that lonely factor is to have as many of these stories as I can so I have encounters with people and reaching out so I can go to dinner with somebody and stay in a nice comfortable place,” Horn said. He walks pushing a large baby stroller with all his belongings stuffed inside. He estimates the weight at about 75 pounds, which includes, toiletries, sleeping bag, tent, clothes, and food just to name some of the necessities he carries along. Horn said he camped for 65 straight days making it into Colorado before the generosity of people took over. Now, he says, he’s only camped one night since leaving eastern Colorado. To reach Cadiz this past week, Horn walked 20 miles but says he averages around 25. “I love meeting families and strangers and having you know, spontaneous encounters with people and enjoying all aspects of the trip,” he said. Horn, who’s already walked over 2800 miles, also said he’s had a few close calls but not with people. Out west, he once had to place his buggy between him and a coyote that didn’t care much for donating. Then, when packing up his tent after a night’s camping, he discovered a rattlesnake had curled up underneath his tent to stay warm. Horn accepts donations through his website (coast2coastftk.com) or via Facebook using a check or money order made out to: coast2coastftk. Read the whole story in the next edition of the News-Herald.

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Gone With The Wind’s 75th announced at CBA meeting

Gone With The Wind’s 75th announced at CBA meeting

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – The Cadiz Business Association (CBA) on Wednesday, featured Nan Mattern as their guest speaker. Mattern is the curator of the Clark Gable Museum and announced a gala celebration of the 75th anniversary of Gone With The Wind (GWTW). There will be two events held at different locations. On Friday, October 3, there will be a dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Cadiz Country Club. A special mystery play titled, “Sequel to Murder” will be featured with guest speakers, Patrick Curtis and Mickey Kuhn, child actors who starred in GWTW. The cost for Friday’s event is $50 per person. The following day, the celebration will move to the Kent State Performing Arts Center in New Philadelphia. Curtis and Kuhn will again speak at 1 p.m. Doors will open at 11 a.m. There will also be a celebrity auction at 2 p.m. then for the finally, a showing of GWTW at 4 p.m.. Costs for the film is $10 and is the same for the guest speakers, Curtis and Kuhn. Mattern, who has been working at the museum since 1999, said that she still gets requests from people wanting to do reports or a project on Clark Gable., even young kids, she said. “We even get grade school people coming in, from not just Harrison County wanting information to take a report back to the school,” she added. The Clark Gable Museum is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Read more in this Saturday’s edition of the News-Herald

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Phillip Ferguson

Phillip Ferguson

Phillip D. “Phil” Ferguson, 84, of Mingo Junction, Ohio passed away Sunday September 7, 2014 in the emergency room at Trinity Medical Center West. He was born November 24, 1929 in Bellaire, Ohio, a son of the late Wallace and Pearl (Campbell) Ferguson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris (Strautman) Ferguson, on April 20, 2003; a step-daughter, Jackie Caldwell; two brothers, Richard “Dick” Ferguson and Wallace J. Ferguson; an infant sister; and a step-grandson, Eric Caldwell. Phil retired in 1995 where he worked as a truck loader for Weirton Steel Corp. He served his country in the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper. Phil was a member of the Brilliant American Legion Post 573, the Wells Township Sportsman Club and the Brilliant Christian Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and liked to tinker with woodworking and making fishing lures. Surviving are a step-daughter, Dawn (Allen) Cope of Cadiz, Ohio; a step-son-in-law, Woody Caldwell of Bowerstown, Ohio; a step-son, Robert (Connie) Sinsell of Revenna, Ohio; eight step-grandchildren, Brock Caldwell, Tiffany (Jon) Penix, Ashley (Matt) Beale, Tracy Horn and her companion Calvin Logan, Chad (Kristen) Horn, Samantha (Robert) Lamtman, Jessica Sinsell and Troy Sinsell; seven step-great-grandchildren; three nephews, Rich, Doug and John Ferguson; and his special friend, Jim McDonald of Brilliant, Ohio. Friends will be received at the Wheeler Funeral Home, 712 Third St., Brilliant, on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon, when military services will be conducted by the Brilliant American Legion Post 573. Private interment at Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made in Phil’s memory to the charity of the donors choice. Offer condolences at http://www.wheelerfuneralhomes.com/funeralhomes.com

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Velara Gardner

Velara Gardner

Velara Louise Gardner, 74 of Cadiz, formerly of Wheeling, died Friday, September 5, 2014 at the Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, Ohio. She was born February 2, 1940 in Steubenville, Ohio a daughter of the late Donald Allen Peter and Alma Louise Williams Brown. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by a son Michael Todd Harris, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by two sons, Curtis Harris of Cadiz and Kevin Jeter of Martins Ferry; a daughter, Carol Miller of Wheeling; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a sister, Carol Green of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Calling hours will be held Tuesday, September 9 from 2-4 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Grace Marie Fleming Hall

Grace Marie Fleming Hall

Grace Marie Fleming Hall, 81, of Elyria, formerly of Cadiz and Olmsted Falls, died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at Wesleyan Village in Elyria.  She was born Jan. 9, 1933 in Cadiz, a daughter of the late William Archer and Martha Elizabeth Richey Fleming. Mrs. Hall was a member of the Olmsted Community Church. She was a retired School Librarian, having worked at Berea High School and Olmsted Falls Middle School. She was a longtime and active member of the Cadiz High School Alumni Association Scholarship Committee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Laura Fleming. Surviving are her husband, Gordon B. Hall; two sons, Douglas (Jenny) Hall of Niles, MI and Charles (Jennifer) hall of Chicago; three grandsons, Alex, Andrew and Greg; one granddaughter, Rachel; and three nieces. Friends may call Saturday, September 20 from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10 a.m. at the Olmsted Community Church, 7853 Main St., Olmsted Falls, Ohio 44138.  Rev. Ron Dauphin will officiate. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Dr. John Harris will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to CHS Alumni Scholarships, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz, Ohio 43907. The family is being assisted by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Gladys Marker

Gladys Marker

 Gladys Virginia Marker – 102 years young, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, died Monday evening in her home after a long illness. She was born in Swanson Station, Ohio on July 10, 1912. Gladys was preceded in death by many friends and relatives, a few of which were her parents, Edward and Ella Cunningham Tubaugh; her Husband, Noel H. Marker; a daughter, Margaret Marker; two sons, Harry S. and D. Ray Marker; five brothers, Kenneth, Lester, Harold, Russell and Carl Tubaugh; and four sisters, Margaret, Lillie, Mary and Katherine. Friends may call at the Blackburn Funeral Home, 324 High Street in Hopedale, on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with services there Friday, Sept. 5, 2014 at 1 p.m. Pastors Jeremiah Kuttler and Hubert Granger will officiate. Burial will follow at the Bloomingdale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Christian Church of Unionport, 3488 CO. RD. #39, Bloomingdale, Ohio 43910. Phone Blackburn Funeral Homes (740) 937-2461 www.blackburnfuneralhomes.com A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald.

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James Hauber

James Hauber

James S. Hauber, 82, of Cadiz, died Monday, September 1, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville.  He was born February 21, 1932 in Parlett, Ohio, a son of the late James and Elizabeth Varkony Hauber. Mr. Hauber was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Cadiz. He was a former welder at Y.&O. Coal Company, having worked in the Nelms No. 1 and No. 2 Mines, and retired from Barmet Aluminum in Uhrichsville. He was a member of UMWA and the Cadiz American Legion and helped coordinate activities for the Salvation Army in Harrison County.  He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict. Friends may call Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated Friday at 12 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, 143 E. South St., Cadiz, Ohio, 43907 by Rev. Fred Kihm. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery near Hopedale. Military honors will be performed by the Cadiz American Legion. In lieu of flowers the family asks for memorial contributions to St. Teresa’s Catholic Church at the above address. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald.

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Audrey Leona Davenport

Audrey Leona Davenport

Audrey Leona Davenport, 86, of Dennison, Ohio, passed August 27, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Weems, Ohio on July 20, 1928, a daughter of the late Syril and Maud Pasco Pratt. She was married to Alois “Preach” Davenport on March 10, 1948 in Cadiz, by Pastor Allan C. Blackburn. She and Alois shared 59 years together until his death in 2007. She and her husband accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and were baptized while attending the Brownsville Christian Church, she also attended Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Dennision and Grace United Methodist in Uhrichsville. She remained faithful until her death. Audrey enjoyed being a member of the Brownsville Community Helping Hands; Deersville Red Hat Mama’s and Deersville Community Garden Club. She loved going on cruises with her family. She also enjoyed making beautiful quilts, too numerous to count. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son James Allen Davenport, brother Thomas Pratt and two sisters: Minnie Bell Dillon and Ruth Rinkes. She is survived by her six children: Joyce (Rod) Fields of Columbus, Ohio., Alois “Junior” (Cathy) Davenport of Champlain, N.Y., Paul (Susan) Davenport of Chesapeake, Va., Debbie (Bill) Johnson of Dennision, David Davenport of Vista, Calif., Bruce (Jackie) Davenport of St. Amant, LA.; two brothers: Robert (Roberta) Pratt of Hopedale, Ohio, William Pratt of Brilliant, OH., two sisters-in-law: Geneva Neer of Strasburg, OH and Joyce Jones of Cadiz. 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved as her own. Friends will be received Saturday 4 to 8 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio, where services will be held Sunday August 31, 2014 at 1 p.m. with her son-in-law, Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to: Twin City Christian Service Center, 109 N. Water Street, Uhrichsville, OH 44683. Offer online condolences at www.borkoskifuneral.com

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