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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

HOPEDALE – The Hopedale Social Hall is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the family of the beloved Jimmy Ward who recently passed away. The date is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults are $10 and kids $5 with three year-olds and under free. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, drink and dessert. There will be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. To purchase tickets, please contact: Julie Toker (740-491-1326; Elisha Citro (330-8279900); Julie Byers (740-491-6001); Shannon Pelegreen (740-457-7509); Kim Kelley (740-946-7851); Rachel Hupp (740-946-0128).

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Carriage Inn Earns Prestigious Award

Carriage Inn Earns Prestigious Award

CADIZ – The American Health Care Association, National Quality Award has bestowed upon the Carriage Inn of Cadiz its Bronze-Commitment to Quality award for 2016. The award, which was handed down this past October, is the result of much hard work and an arduous 120-page submission for consideration to the prestigious national award. Director of Nursing, Ian Tice explained the Bronze award process as having to show a commitment to quality and having that match their own mission statement: “Helping seniors age on their own terms,” he said. Administrator, Gina Williams said that the application process pretty much included every aspect of their operation along with a state survey, which began back in January of this year. “It’s exciting to be recognized, to win an award like this and for people who don’t think it can happen in a little town like this,” Tice said adding that it is having good quality health care “in our own backyard.” Some of the criteria included for the Bronze award are an organizational profile. Some of the subheadings consisted of organizational environment, relationships and situations as well as many other areas such as competitive environment and a performance improvement system. Tice was proud of the fact that they have almost no in-house infections and their fall rate was just around 8 percent of what the county is at. Williams said that was typically low for them and Tice added that they also have very few people calling off, which he called “family taking care of family.” “If you don’t care about what you’re doing you’re not going to get the quality care,” Assistant Director of Nursing, Debra Dobson said of the hard work the staff puts in. The Carriage Inn is packed with a variety of treatments from in-patient to out-patient care, an Alzheimer’s unit and behavioral unit as well. Williams said they also care for Hospice residents along with having a rehabilitation unit. Another offering they have is Respite stay if someone needs temporary treatment or care, for instance if a family leaves the area and needs a place for their loved one to be looked after temporarily. They also do lab work and x-rays as well as gene site testing where they send out samples of a patient in order to narrow down what drugs would fit more effectively with a particular patient. Williams gave an example of a patient who at one time was on more than a dozen medications but after gene testing they were able to narrow that amount down to half that therefore, adding a better quality of life to the individual. A tour of the site showed some nice improvements such as non-slip floors in the rooms, outdoor seating areas for smokers where they don’t stop patients from smoking but do limit their time for that. A special outdoor seating area for Alzheimer’s patients that is secured and where they can be watched is provided as well. Another nice and thoughtful feature are what is called, “shadow boxes” that are mounted against the wall just outside the patient’s room. These boxes are really glass enclosed personal effects, which may contain photographs of family, personal items and anything else of personal interest to make the patient feel more familiar and at home with their room. Williams also displayed a gardening area next to the outdoor seating where patients plant tomatoes every summer and she said it’s been packed. Williams credited the staff for the quality care that is given to their patients in every aspect of their stay at the Carriage Inn.

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Rollover On 151 Near Hopedale Blocks Traffic

Rollover On 151 Near Hopedale Blocks Traffic

HOPEDALE – A 10-wheeler truck hauling concrete catch basins overturned Tuesday afternoon blocking Ohio 151 just east of Hopedale. The driver crawled out of the passenger window and walked away seemingly without a scratch. Rescue units from Hopedale, Unionport, Cadiz and Adena were on hand to assist. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) was redirecting traffic on each end as the truck blocked both lanes, as of 2 p.m. The driver said he was heading to Adena for his delivery and swerved to avoid what he thought might have been a dog in the road. More details in our print edition for Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Scio Fire Destroys House, Residents Lose Everything

Scio Fire Destroys House, Residents Lose Everything

SCIO – An explosion heard throughout the neighborhood at 108 East Elm Street in Scio Wednesday, has cost three residents of that house apartment everything. The fire was still being fought at the time of this publishing with no thorough assessment of what exactly happened to cause the fire. Many area residents heard an explosion with one describing it as a bomb going off where one man looked out his window and instantly saw the left side of the house in flames. One resident of the house said all her Christmas presents were in the house and all she had left was a blanket and a few odds and ends. She also lost her driver’s license and many other personal items. Another resident, a male who lived upstairs heard the explosion, as he was walking down and barely had time to grab a few things. He also lost everything including medication, clothes and all other possessions. The male resident who wished not to give his name said he thought it might have been an oxygen tank exploding but nothing has been confirmed as firefighters from Scio, Jewett, Cadiz, Bowerston, Tappan Lake and Perry Township were still on scene fighting the stubborn blaze as it spread to the upper floor. Fire could be seen still burning on the ground floor where a gas line had yet to be shut off and a power line was still sparking near the house. One rescue unit said the metal roof was contributing to holding the heat in and hurting efforts to squelch the blaze. There were no reported major injuries as all three residents were able to flee before the flames completely engulfed the house. If anyone would like to help in contributing anything of aid, please call: 740-942-3922 (Emergency Management Agency). The residents are in dire need of housing, food, clothing and medication, as they now have nowhere to go and have lost everything a day before Thanksgiving.

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Cadiz Parade Details

Cadiz Parade Details

The 2016 Cadiz Lighted Christmas Parade will be held in on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Cadiz Business Association and is chaired by Shelly Coffelt. The parade route travels along the downtown streets of Cadiz. Line-up begins at 5 p.m. and the parade starts promptly at 6 p.m. Cash prizes will be awarded to the Best Float and Best Walking entry. Certificates will be presented to all High School marching bands who participate in the parade. Awards will also be given for uptown and outlying business window decorations. Businesses wishing to be included in the judging need to have their decorations up before 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 30. Also, local businesses can participate by making a $50 sponsorship, which will be recognized on the decorated main stage. All proceeds will go towards parade costs and providing a small gift, punch and cookies for children visiting Santa after the parade. Deadline for parade entries or stage participation is Nov. 30. For more information, contact Shelly Coffelt at (330) 328-6517. After the parade, visitors can enjoy the drive through Christmas Card Lane, en route to a party hosted by the Cadiz Business Association and Carriage Inn of Cadiz where Santa will greet children at Wallace Lodge in Sally Buffalo Park. Cadiz Lions will serve up cocoa and hot dogs. Earlier in the day, the Cadiz Lions will serve up a pancake breakfast, followed by the Band Boosters serving Soup and Sandwiches at Wallace Lodge where the Seventh Annual Christmas Shopping Open House takes place at 9 a.m. Crafters will be in the Lodge throughout the day and will feature jewelry, baskets, crafts, bags, baked goods, candles. For more information on the open house, contact Mindy Madzia (740) 946-7015 or Mandy Caldwell (740) 946-1830. 2016 Cadiz Christmas Parade MORE INFO The 2016 Cadiz Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 6 p.m. The parade is sponsored by the Cadiz Business Association and the committee is chaired by Shelley Coffelt. Lineup will begin on East Warren at 5 p.m. The parade will start promptly at 6 p.m. You are asked to complete an entry form if you wish to enter a float and return it by Nov. 30th. Immediately following the parade Santa will be joining us at Wallace Lodge in Sally Buffalo Park. Window-Business Display Competition. Local businesses are encouraged to decorate for the holidays. There is a display competition and prizes are given for best: Uptown Flat Window; Uptown Storefront/Display Window; and, Outlying Business Area Display. Decorations must be in place no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30th. Winners will be announced and cash prizes will be awarded during the parade. Contact Shelley Coffelt at : 330-328-6517 with any questions.

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Thomas Franklin Smith

Thomas Franklin Smith

Thomas Franklin Smith, 76, of New Athens, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, W.Va., with his family at his side. He was born Dec. 15, 1939 in Bridgeport, Ohio, a son of the late Clarence W. and Helen M. Britton Smith. Tom “Smitty” occupations throughout his years displayed his love of automobiles.  He started his young career working at Long’s AMACO in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a trooper in 1991. He later worked at Modern Auto Parts in Cadiz, where he retired in 2010. He spent his retirement enjoying  many adventures with his loving wife, children, and grandchildren whom he loved deeply. He spent endless hours with his friend Dave Owen who was able to bring Tom’s music talents of playing the guitar and singing to life. Tom also spent many hours with his friend John Weigand who shared his love of auto restoration.  He also remained friends with his childhood friends he called “The West End Gang”.  They met annually to share memories of years past. He and his wife were blessed to have spent five winters in Lake Havasu City, Arizona as snow birds enjoying the awesome warm weather, family visitors and many grand adventures in and around the Arizona area, where every day is a “Car Show”.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Nancy Ikey, brother-in-law Charles Ikey, brother-in-law Ken N. Ward and in-laws George and Ruth Ward.  Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, who was his high school sweetheart, Diane Ward Smith; son Thomas F. Smith, Jr. (Beth Bailey) of Massillon, Ohio, daughter, Debra S. (Robert) Butler of New Athens, son, David L. (Carol) Smith of Smithville, Ohio; six grandchildren: Joshua and  Zachary Butler (Jen Garvin), Thomas, III, and Jonathan Smith, Matthew and Stephanie Smith; two great grandchildren, Eva and Thomas F. Smith;, IV;  two brothers, James (Constance) Smith of Byesville and Richard (Joyce) Smith of North Wheeling, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews and family friends, Jul Smith and Terry Regula. No services will be held per the request of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Athens Volunteer Fire Department, Box 65, New Athens, OH 43981.  Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

HOPEDALE – The Hopedale Social Hall is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the family of the beloved Jimmy Ward who recently passed away. The date is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults are $10 and kids $5 with three year-olds and under free. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, drink and dessert. There will be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. To purchase tickets, please contact: Julie Toker (740-491-1326; Elisha Citro (330-8279900); Julie Byers (740-491-6001); Shannon Pelegreen (740-457-7509); Kim Kelley (740-946-7851); Rachel Hupp (740-946-0128).

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Mark Statler and Roger Hoard Presenting Three Upcoming Christmas Concerts

Mark Statler and Roger Hoard Presenting Three Upcoming Christmas Concerts

Longtime friends and musicians Mark Statler and Roger Hoard have joined their talents for three special Christmas concerts in the local area. Joining them will be special guests Karri Rose Baker, Dan Weber and very special guest, pianist Barbara Anthony. The concerts promise to be evenings of heartfelt music and inspiration to help prepare for the Christmas season. Mark and Roger personally and warmly send out an invitation for all to join them at one or more of these special concerts. All concerts are free with an offering taken at each venue to help with expenses and to help a dear longtime friend of Mark’s, Keithe A. Williams, who lost his home, business and most of what he had due to a massive and debilitating brain bleed/stroke. Those attending are also asked to bring a non-perishable food/toiletry item to help the local community food pantries in each town. Please call 330-280-0653 for further information. The first concert will be on Thursday December 8 at 7 p.m. at the Jewett Wildcat Center auditorium (former Jewett High School), 117 W. Main St., Jewett, OH 43986. The second concert will be on Thursday December 15 at 7 pm at Giffin Park Church  home of Alternative Home Health, Inc.), 280 E. Main St., St. Clairsville, OH 43950. The third concert is at a special new venue on Sunday December 18 at 6pm at Century Farms Barn, 1121 Canton Rd., Carrollton, OH 44615 ( located behind the Days Inn/Ponderosa Steakhouse).

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Thomas Franklin Smith

Thomas Franklin Smith

Thomas Franklin Smith, 76, of New Athens, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, W.Va., with his family at his side. He was born Dec. 15, 1939 in Bridgeport, Ohio, a son of the late Clarence W. and Helen M. Britton Smith. Tom “Smitty” occupations throughout his years displayed his love of automobiles.  He started his young career working at Long’s AMACO in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a trooper in 1991. He later worked at Modern Auto Parts in Cadiz, where he retired in 2010. He spent his retirement enjoying  many adventures with his loving wife, children, and grandchildren whom he loved deeply. He spent endless hours with his friend Dave Owen who was able to bring Tom’s music talents of playing the guitar and singing to life. Tom also spent many hours with his friend John Weigand who shared his love of auto restoration.  He also remained friends with his childhood friends he called “The West End Gang”.  They met annually to share memories of years past. He and his wife were blessed to have spent five winters in Lake Havasu City, Arizona as snow birds enjoying the awesome warm weather, family visitors and many grand adventures in and around the Arizona area, where every day is a “Car Show”.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Nancy Ikey, brother-in-law Charles Ikey, brother-in-law Ken N. Ward and in-laws George and Ruth Ward.  Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, who was his high school sweetheart, Diane Ward Smith; son Thomas F. Smith, Jr. (Beth Bailey) of Massillon, Ohio, daughter, Debra S. (Robert) Butler of New Athens, son, David L. (Carol) Smith of Smithville, Ohio; six grandchildren: Joshua and  Zachary Butler (Jen Garvin), Thomas, III, and Jonathan Smith, Matthew and Stephanie Smith; two great grandchildren, Eva and Thomas F. Smith;, IV;  two brothers, James (Constance) Smith of Byesville and Richard (Joyce) Smith of North Wheeling, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews and family friends, Jul Smith and Terry Regula. No services will be held per the request of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Athens Volunteer Fire Department, Box 65, New Athens, OH 43981.  Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

HOPEDALE – The Hopedale Social Hall is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the family of the beloved Jimmy Ward who recently passed away. The date is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults are $10 and kids $5 with three year-olds and under free. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, drink and dessert. There will be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. To purchase tickets, please contact: Julie Toker (740-491-1326; Elisha Citro (330-8279900); Julie Byers (740-491-6001); Shannon Pelegreen (740-457-7509); Kim Kelley (740-946-7851); Rachel Hupp (740-946-0128).

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Thomas P. McDannels

Thomas P. McDannels

Thomas P. McDannels 71 of East Springfield, Ohio passed away Dec. 1, 2016 at his daughter’s home. He was retired from Weirton Steel and Dover Chemical Corp. Tom was a Veteran of the US Air Force serving in Vietnam and was Methodist by faith. Tom was born March 22, 1945 in Elkins, WV a son of Kathleen (Louk) McDannels of Bloomingdale, Ohio and the late Roy McDannels. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue (Fisher) McDannels and son, Jeff McDannels. He is survived by his daughter, Leslie (Mark) Dulkoski of Hopedale, Ohio and son, Brian Hepner of Templton, CA; two sisters, Shirley Miser and Margaret (David) Cline both of Bloomingdale; grandchildren, Chrissy and Corey Hepner, Mark (Tanile) Dulkoski, Logan (Julianna) Dulkoski, Shane McDannels; great-grandchildren, Mercedes and Bentley Dulkoski, Cameron. Friends will be received at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Richmond on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. where Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Gaston officiating. Burial will follow at Centre Unity Cemetery with Military Honors.

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Carriage Inn Earns Prestigious Award

Carriage Inn Earns Prestigious Award

CADIZ – The American Health Care Association, National Quality Award has bestowed upon the Carriage Inn of Cadiz its Bronze-Commitment to Quality award for 2016. The award, which was handed down this past October, is the result of much hard work and an arduous 120-page submission for consideration to the prestigious national award. Director of Nursing, Ian Tice explained the Bronze award process as having to show a commitment to quality and having that match their own mission statement: “Helping seniors age on their own terms,” he said. Administrator, Gina Williams said that the application process pretty much included every aspect of their operation along with a state survey, which began back in January of this year. “It’s exciting to be recognized, to win an award like this and for people who don’t think it can happen in a little town like this,” Tice said adding that it is having good quality health care “in our own backyard.” Some of the criteria included for the Bronze award are an organizational profile. Some of the subheadings consisted of organizational environment, relationships and situations as well as many other areas such as competitive environment and a performance improvement system. Tice was proud of the fact that they have almost no in-house infections and their fall rate was just around 8 percent of what the county is at. Williams said that was typically low for them and Tice added that they also have very few people calling off, which he called “family taking care of family.” “If you don’t care about what you’re doing you’re not going to get the quality care,” Assistant Director of Nursing, Debra Dobson said of the hard work the staff puts in. The Carriage Inn is packed with a variety of treatments from in-patient to out-patient care, an Alzheimer’s unit and behavioral unit as well. Williams said they also care for Hospice residents along with having a rehabilitation unit. Another offering they have is Respite stay if someone needs temporary treatment or care, for instance if a family leaves the area and needs a place for their loved one to be looked after temporarily. They also do lab work and x-rays as well as gene site testing where they send out samples of a patient in order to narrow down what drugs would fit more effectively with a particular patient. Williams gave an example of a patient who at one time was on more than a dozen medications but after gene testing they were able to narrow that amount down to half that therefore, adding a better quality of life to the individual. A tour of the site showed some nice improvements such as non-slip floors in the rooms, outdoor seating areas for smokers where they don’t stop patients from smoking but do limit their time for that. A special outdoor seating area for Alzheimer’s patients that is secured and where they can be watched is provided as well. Another nice and thoughtful feature are what is called, “shadow boxes” that are mounted against the wall just outside the patient’s room. These boxes are really glass enclosed personal effects, which may contain photographs of family, personal items and anything else of personal interest to make the patient feel more familiar and at home with their room. Williams also displayed a gardening area next to the outdoor seating where patients plant tomatoes every summer and she said it’s been packed. Williams credited the staff for the quality care that is given to their patients in every aspect of their stay at the Carriage Inn.

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Mark Statler and Roger Hoard Presenting Three Upcoming Christmas Concerts

Mark Statler and Roger Hoard Presenting Three Upcoming Christmas Concerts

Longtime friends and musicians Mark Statler and Roger Hoard have joined their talents for three special Christmas concerts in the local area. Joining them will be special guests Karri Rose Baker, Dan Weber and very special guest, pianist Barbara Anthony. The concerts promise to be evenings of heartfelt music and inspiration to help prepare for the Christmas season. Mark and Roger personally and warmly send out an invitation for all to join them at one or more of these special concerts. All concerts are free with an offering taken at each venue to help with expenses and to help a dear longtime friend of Mark’s, Keithe A. Williams, who lost his home, business and most of what he had due to a massive and debilitating brain bleed/stroke. Those attending are also asked to bring a non-perishable food/toiletry item to help the local community food pantries in each town. Please call 330-280-0653 for further information. The first concert will be on Thursday December 8 at 7 p.m. at the Jewett Wildcat Center auditorium (former Jewett High School), 117 W. Main St., Jewett, OH 43986. The second concert will be on Thursday December 15 at 7 pm at Giffin Park Church  home of Alternative Home Health, Inc.), 280 E. Main St., St. Clairsville, OH 43950. The third concert is at a special new venue on Sunday December 18 at 6pm at Century Farms Barn, 1121 Canton Rd., Carrollton, OH 44615 ( located behind the Days Inn/Ponderosa Steakhouse).

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Leo Dexter Steible, Jr.

Leo Dexter Steible, Jr.

Leo Dexter Steible, Jr. of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, age 74, passed away peacefully on Nov. 23, 2016 in Safety Harbor, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Andrea (Seeger) Steible; children Leo Dexter Steible, III of Adena, Ohio, Jane Ann Steible of Gahanna, Ohio and Virginia Mae (Greg) Zimmer of Safety Harbor, Fla; grandchildren Gabriella Jane Zimmer and Leo James Zimmer; siblings Alan (Julie) Steible of Dayton, Ohio and Barbara Conter of Reynoldsburg. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo Dexter Steible, Sr. and Margaret V. Judkins Steible Wiggins; and sibling Judith Steible Kowalski. Visitation was held on Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at Cotner Funeral Home in Reynoldsburg, Ohio from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. A brief visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 at Parkview Presbyterian Church, Reynoldsburg, Ohio with funeral services at 10 a.m. and internment to follow at Toledo Memorial Park, Sylvania, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lifeline of Ohio or Parkview Presbyterian Church, Reynoldsburg, Ohio. For a full obituary, please visit the Cotner Funeral Home website at www.cotnerfuneralhome.com.

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Rollover On 151 Near Hopedale Blocks Traffic

Rollover On 151 Near Hopedale Blocks Traffic

HOPEDALE – A 10-wheeler truck hauling concrete catch basins overturned Tuesday afternoon blocking Ohio 151 just east of Hopedale. The driver crawled out of the passenger window and walked away seemingly without a scratch. Rescue units from Hopedale, Unionport, Cadiz and Adena were on hand to assist. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) was redirecting traffic on each end as the truck blocked both lanes, as of 2 p.m. The driver said he was heading to Adena for his delivery and swerved to avoid what he thought might have been a dog in the road. More details in our print edition for Saturday, Dec. 3.

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Karen Choice Branson

Karen Choice Branson

DEATH NOTICE Karen Choice Branson, 58, of Bellaire died Nov. 18, 2016.  A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 3,  at 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, Cadiz, Ohio.

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Richard H. Garvin

Richard H. Garvin

Richard H. Garvin, 67, of New Athens, died Monday, Nov. 28, at Mercy Medical Center, Canton. He was born May 26, 1949 in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Joseph Merrick Garvin and Ellen Irene Hennis Garvin. Rich was a former Coal Miner, having worked at the Rose Valley and Oak Park Mines. He was a former employee of the Harrison Co. Highway Dept., was a horse trainer at Thistledown in Cleveland and was an avid wood worker and was a certified PPG Paint Mixer. He was a talented guitar player and musician. He was a Teletype Officer in the Army in Germany during the Vietnam Era. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Eric “E.J.” Garvin and a sister, Jean Henderson. Surviving are his daughter, Kristin Warner (Kevin) of Jewett; two grandchildren, Mollie Warner of Jewett and Dylan Warner (Sicong) of Columbus; a sister, Lois McCaughin (Rick) of Canton; a brother-in-law, Tom Henderson; several nieces and nephews, including locally, Jo Ellen Burkhart of Canton and Sheena Lewton (Bill) of Jewett and grand nieces and nephews, including locally, Ashley Rayner (Aaron) of Massillon and Brittany Barker of Canton. A celebration of Rich’s life will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m. at the House of the Shepherd in New Athens. Bring your favorite memory or talent to share. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be made to support a local band. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Charles (Chuck) Richard Hazelrigg

Charles (Chuck) Richard Hazelrigg

Charles (Chuck) Richard Hazelrigg, 83, passed away Nov. 17, in Denver, Colo., after an extended illness with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). Born in 1933, and raised in Cadiz, Ohio, he excelled in athletics and academics and loved the Boy Scouts. A trip “out west” as a scout triggered his choice, years later, to live in Colorado. Football provided a full-ride scholarship to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, but academics were Chuck’s priority. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Business, majoring in finance and banking. In 1955, Chuck began his 33-year career at the U.S. National Bank in Denver. He held numerous positions at the bank, eventually serving as President, COO and CEO of United Banks of Colorado, a 40-bank holding company. Chuck’s commitment to the community includes a 25-year tenure as a trustee at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. He served on numerous other boards including Junior Achievement of Metro Denver, the Colorado Outward Bound School and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. He raised millions of dollars for DMNS capital projects, land preservation, Girl Scouts and other community efforts. Travel and outdoor adventure, often hiking or biking, took Chuck and Luanne to all seven continents. While his achievements are notable, Chuck will most be remembered as a capable, humble and kind man who loved his family deeply and engaged passionately with everyone he met. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Luanne Hazelrigg, brother James Hazelrigg of Jackson, Ohio, and his daughters and their families: Lynn and Steve Hetterich and their children Abby and Callan, Nancy Hazelrigg, and Amy and Greg Burkholder and their daughters Gretchen and Anna. A memorial service will be held in his honor on Friday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at Montview Church, 1980 Dahlia, Denver, Colo., 80220. Gifts in Chuck’s memory may be made to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science or Cure PSP.

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