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Nicosia wins motion

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.

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Road closing in Shortcreek

Road closing in Shortcreek

The Shortcreek Township Trustees would like to advise residents of Shortcreek Township about the following temporary road closings: Springdale Hill Road 79 starting at Springdale Hill Church and ending at the Intersection of Twp. 70 and 72 Myers Road. Milburn Rd. 83 known as (Greaves Road) will also be temporarily closed starting at Co. Rd. 41 and ending at the intersection of Miric’s Ridge Rd. 82 and Greaves Rd. 83 effective Dec. 15,  until April , 2015.

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Thar she blows

Thar she blows

Cadiz police cordon off an area of sidewalk in downtown Cadiz  at approximately 1 p.m. as winds blow fragments of material off a building located on South Main Street. A wind advisory is in effect until 10 p.m. this evening. Gusts of wind can range from 20-25 mph with some gusts up to 50 mph according to the advisory.

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Car crashes on 519

Car crashes on 519

A car with two passengers crashed on Ohio 519 at approximately 3 p.m., which resulted in minor injuries to the driver. There were no life-threatening injuries reported between the two passengers, according to a source on the scene. State Highway Patrol arrived on scene to assist Harrisville fire and rescue units. The accident remains under investigation.

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Traffic delays expected Sunday on U.S. Route 22 and State Route 7 between Steubenville and Hopedale for superload transport

Traffic delays expected Sunday on U.S. Route 22 and State Route 7 between Steubenville and Hopedale for superload transport

State Route 7 and U.S. Route 22 as well as some county roads and State Route 151 will be restricted this Sunday, November 16th, between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Jefferson and Harrison counties to allow for the safe transport of a superload from the Ohio River to the new MarkWest fractionator facility on Giacobi Road in Hopedale. It’s scheduled to depart the L & J Bowers Barge Facility off Marina Drive at Steubenville around 7 a.m. and travel to SR 7 north to the SR 213 northbound off ramp from U.S. 22 eastbound and travel U.S. 22 westbound in the eastbound lanes. Then it will take the ramp at Lovers Lane, re-enter the U.S.22 eastbound lanes traveling westbound to the SR 43 on ramp to U.S. 22 eastbound, then take SR 43 south to Cadiz Rd. west to CR 22A west to the U.S. 22 westbound off/on ramp at CR 22A, re-entering U.S. 22 westbound via the off/on ramp at SR 152, re-entering U.S. 22 westbound to SR 151 north to Giacobi Rd. east. The closure of U.S.22 will be handled as a rolling roadblock from SR 43 to Lovers Lane where crews will ramp and reopen U.S. 22, so traffic can clear, then reclose as a rolling roadblock until it exits off of SR 43.  Utility trucks and local law enforcement in addition to four highway patrol escorts, one ODOT escort, and two private escorts will accompany the transport. This superload load will be extremely slow moving and will cause delays on the route for the majority of the day. It is expected to leave the barge facility at 7 a.m. and will probably not be off the road before 3 p.m. Piqua Steel Company, Inc., from Piqua, Ohio, will be the hauler moving the tank from the barge facility in Steubenville to the MarkWest facility in Hopedale. Dimensions of the load will be 260-feet long, 18-feet wide, 17-feet 4-inches tall, and 636,240 lbs. gross weight. Due to the size and travel speed of this load, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials have worked closely with the hauler to plan for the successful transport of this unit. In particular, the team paid special attention to safety when crossing bridges and making turns on the truck’s route. Other considerations included the avoidance of peak travel times and minimizing the interference with traffic. ODOT is asking motorists to plan ahead and use an alternate route to avoid congestion and delays.

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Obituaries

Cecil H. Christian

Cecil H. Christian

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.

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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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Harrison East breast cancer awareness walk

Harrison East breast cancer awareness walk

Harrison East emptied its school Thursday afternoon for its second annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser. This year they held a mini-relay where the kids wore pink to help bring awareness, not only to breast cancer, but a drug-free lifestyle.

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Cecil H. Christian

Cecil H. Christian

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.

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Nicosia wins motion

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.

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Elaine K. Molloy

Elaine K. Molloy

Elaine K. Molloy, 64, of Washington Court House, formerly of Cadiz, died Sunday, Dec. 14,  at Mt. Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born June 20, 1950 in Steubenville, a daughter of the late Jack A. and Lois Kathleen Osburn Johnson. She was a clerk at the former Big Bear Department Store. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents, by a son Jeffrey Allen Clark. She is survived by her husband Mike Molloy; a daughter, Stephanie (Moe) Dowdle of Cadiz; a grandson, Storm Dowdle; and her aunt, Eloise Thompson of St. Clairsville, Ohio. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

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Bob Coulson

Bob Coulson

With that contagious laugh, those steel blue eyes, and the quickest wit, Bob Coulson could charm anyone – or any fish for that matter. Born on Sept. 3, 1931, in Piedmont, Ohio, Robert George Coulson’s love for fishing began at an early age. His greatest passion was casting his line in the waters of Ohio, Florida and Canada, and when he wasn’t on the boat, he was working the lines for Ohio Power until retirement in 1992. Bob’s love for the water was only surpassed by his deep, unwavering love and adoration for his wife of 64 years, Janet Arnold Coulson, four children Connie (Ross) Capers of Grove City, Ohio, John (Marsha) Coulson, of Cadiz, Ohio, Patti (Ed) Smith of LaGrange, Kentucky, and Shari (John) McNab of St. Clairsville, Ohio, 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bob and Janet raised their family in Cadiz, Ohio, and retired to the fisherman’s life in Port Clinton, Ohio and Lake Okeechobee, Florida. Bob spent the last 64 of his 83 years loving, supporting, teasing, admiring, and laughing with Janet. Together they raised a family, caught countless fish, traveled the country, spent time with family and friends, and cherished every moment with one another. Bob enjoyed a perfect day of fishing, a smooth Godfather, watching his favorite Cleveland sports and Ohio State Buckeyes teams, Janet’s home-cooking, and cracking jokes with his family and friends. Serving the community was important to Bob. He coached little league teams and was an active member of the community in Cadiz. He also dedicated much of his time to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, serving as President of the Ohio Grand Aerie F.O.E. from 1983 to 1984 and many years on the National Grand Tribunal. On, Dec. 11, Bob peacefully passed on. Bob leaves behind a legacy of laughter, heart-warming memories and fishing tales. In addition to his beloved wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Bob will be deeply missed by his sisters Marilyn (George) Monzula of Cadiz, Ohio, and Joan Slusarz Prasek of Chesterland, Ohio, his brother-in-law Charles (Janette) Arnold of Leesburg, Florida, their families, and the family of his late sister, Doris Dubinsky. Bob now joins his parents, George and Alice Ragland Coulson, sister, Doris Dubinsky, and brother-in-laws, Leon Dubinsky, Bill Slusarz, and Tom Prasek for his greatest fishing adventure yet.     ​ The Coulson family will greet friends on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 South Main Street, Cadiz, Ohio. Services honoring Bob’s life will also be held there on Monday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., followed by burial at Holly Memorial Gardens in Colerain, Ohio. Masonic Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. and Eagle Service at 6 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. ​

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Dolly J. Hennis

Dolly J. Hennis

Dolly J. Hennis, 55, of Jewett, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. She was born July 7, 1959 in Dennison, Ohio, a daughter of the late William and Ida M. Beamer Booth. Dolly was a Bus Aid at Harrison Central High School and a member of the Harrison County Antique Tractor Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur W. Hennis, Sr.in 2012. Surviving are a son, Art (Jennifer) Hennis, Jr. of Jewett; a step-son,Scott Allen Hennis of Newcomerstown; three step-grandchildren; two sisters, Deb (Jack) Young of Massillon and Mary (Anthony) Knight of Cadiz; three brothers, William S. (Betty) Booth of Sherrodsville, John (Kim) Booth and Jay Booth, all of Leesville; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Monday, 4-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz, where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Gardens Cemetery, Jewett. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com

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Road closing in Shortcreek

Road closing in Shortcreek

The Shortcreek Township Trustees would like to advise residents of Shortcreek Township about the following temporary road closings: Springdale Hill Road 79 starting at Springdale Hill Church and ending at the Intersection of Twp. 70 and 72 Myers Road. Milburn Rd. 83 known as (Greaves Road) will also be temporarily closed starting at Co. Rd. 41 and ending at the intersection of Miric’s Ridge Rd. 82 and Greaves Rd. 83 effective Dec. 15,  until April , 2015.

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James Rose

James Rose

James “Jim” E. Rose, age 66, Aug. 31, 1948 – Dec. 3, 2014. Preceded in death by parents Delno and Bernice Baitzell Rose; wife Mollie Lee Rose; son Jeremy and brother Eugene. Survived by grandchildren Jessica and Justin Rose and many loving friends. Jim was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran serving in Panama and other notable places. A current resident of Pickerington, Ohio but originally from Cadiz, Ohio. Jim was a master heavy equipment mechanic who was known for his beautifully restored a 1950 F150 pickup truck to true original detail. Jim was a spiritual person striving for conscience contact with his higher power. A memorial service will be held at Dayton National Cemetery, Dec. 18, at 1p.m.

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Dwight Cheever Pettay Jr.

Dwight Cheever Pettay Jr.

Dwight Cheever Pettay, Jr. was born April 10, 1942 in Cadiz, Ohio, to Dwight Cheever Pettay, MD, and Helen Sadler Pettay. He graduated from Cadiz High School in 1960 and attended Ohio Wesleyan University. He graduated from Ohio Northern Law School and moved to the Washington DC area after graduation to accept a job as a tax attorney with the Internal Revenue Service. After a brief stint in DC, Dwight was approached to serve as assistant attorney general in charge of taxation for Ohio Attorney General William Brown. While in that position, Dwight had the honor of arguing a case before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1974 (KOSYDAR v. NATIONAL CASH REGISTER CO.). Justice Stewart delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Dwight later moved to Hartford, Conn. to start the first Wendy’s Hamburger franchise on the East Coast. After a long stretch in Hartford he moved to Milwaukee and then Northern Virginia to develop several other entrepreneurial endeavors. Dwight had two children, Marci and Patrick. He was a devoted and involved father and was constantly impressed by his children’s accomplishments, especially Marci’s graduation from Catholic University of America Law School and her commission as an officer in the U.S. Army JAG Corps., and Patrick’s graduation from University of Virginia and Wharton. Dwight is survived by his wife of 16 years, Joceline, his daughter and son-in-law Marci and D’Andre Sam of Virginia, and his son and daughter-in-law Patrick and Sarah Pettay of London, as well as his brother and wife, Philip and Jean Pettay of Georgia, and his sister and husband Helen Pettay and Graham Ballingall of Scotland and North Carolina. His older sister, Lucinda Pettay Graham, preceded him in death, as did his mother Helen S. Pettay and father, Dwight C. Pettay, MD. Dwight was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He will be greatly missed.

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Helen G. Hayest

Helen G. Hayest

Helen G. Hayest, 95, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Cadiz, Ohio, died Monday, Dec. 8, at the Convalarium of Dublin. She was born May 21, 1919 in Cadiz, a daughter of the late Donald and Hettie Baker Grimes. Mrs. Hayest was a former member of the Drummond United Methodist Church and the Harrison Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star before moving to the Columbus area. There, she volunteered at The Ohio State University Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Hayest on May 15, 1978; two brothers, Richard and Donald Grimes; and three sisters, Ruth Wurstler, Wilma Bobo and Marjorie Souders. Surviving are two daughters, Melissa (Mark) Bean and Susan (John) Kozlowski and two grandchildren, Elizabeth “Betsy” Bean and Joseph Kozlowski, all of Dublin. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, with Rev. Richard Hasley officiating. Burial will be in Cadiz Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Kathy Lynn Wurschum

Kathy Lynn Wurschum

Kathy Lynn Wurschum, 57, of Cadiz, died Friday, Dec. 5, at her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1957 in Steubenville, a daughter of the late Charles Richard and Helen Jeannie Souders Wurschum. Kathy was a waitress and a devoted grandmother. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Brittany Nichole Corder and a brother, Charles Brian Wurschum. Surviving are her son, Jason Corder (Rebecca) of Cadiz; three grandchildren: Courtny Corder of Indianapolis, and Adrianna and Josie Corder; a sister, Karla Zupan (Joel); nieces and nephews: Abby Roberts (Eric) and Katy Leeper (Wes Ray), all of Cadiz and Joey Wurshum (Haidee), stationed in the Phillipines; and several grand nieces and grand nephews. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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