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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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BREAKING: Harrison County prosecutor resigns

BREAKING: Harrison County prosecutor resigns

                      In a surprise move, Harrison County Prosecutor, Michael Washington, resigned at the Harrison County Commissioner’s meeting early this morning. Washington said it was best for the county and to avoid possible conflicts with future court cases. Owen Beethem, who beat out Washington last spring, will be officially appointed Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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Veteran’s Day ceremonies in Cadiz

Veteran’s Day ceremonies in Cadiz

Cadiz held its veteran’s memorial day in front of the Harrison County Courthouse Tuesday morning. The Harrison Central High School band played a medley of service songs, Aggie Worrell, of the Hopedale American Legion Post 682, played Taps for the gathering under a blue sky.

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Obituaries

Ruth Ann Copeland

Ruth Ann Copeland

Ruth Ann Campbell Copeland, 86, of Scio, formerly of Cadiz, died Monday, Nov. 24,  at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville. She was born December 4, 1927 in Cadiz Twp., Harrison County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Fred C. and Deane Riggs Martin. Mrs. Copeland was a retired dispatcher for the Harrison County Highway Department and a member of Ridge Presbyterian Church near Scio. She was active with retarded children’s organizations and was a founder of the original Harrison County Mental Retardation Association. She was a local director of the American Cancer Society, owned the Leisure Shop and the Treasure Trove in Cadiz. She was an avid knitter, having made afghans for each family member in addition to various charities in the area. She belonged to the Card Club and the Elivians in Scio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Campbell in 1998 and her second husband, Leonard “Bud” Copeland in 2013; an infant brother, Robert Martin; a sister, Kathryn Mitchell and a brother, Jack Martin. Surviving are a son, Jerry Campbell of Cadiz; three daughters, Judith (Earl) Roth of Sherrodsville, Ohio, Jan Campbell of Marietta and Joan (John) Fisher of Cadiz; six grandchildren: Lydia (Ed) Mills, Matt (Lindsey) Hendershot, Chrissy (Chad) Wissinger, Melissa (Rob) Steadman, David (Tara) Campbell and Stephanie (Dave) Carbasho; nineteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; step-children: Patti (Dick) Snyder of Florida, Kathy (Danny) Shawver and Lenny Copeland of Scio; and a sister, Virginia Thompson of Mountain Home, AR. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Interment will be in Unity Cemetery near New Athens. 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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Ruth Ann Copeland

Ruth Ann Copeland

Ruth Ann Campbell Copeland, 86, of Scio, formerly of Cadiz, died Monday, Nov. 24,  at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville. She was born December 4, 1927 in Cadiz Twp., Harrison County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Fred C. and Deane Riggs Martin. Mrs. Copeland was a retired dispatcher for the Harrison County Highway Department and a member of Ridge Presbyterian Church near Scio. She was active with retarded children’s organizations and was a founder of the original Harrison County Mental Retardation Association. She was a local director of the American Cancer Society, owned the Leisure Shop and the Treasure Trove in Cadiz. She was an avid knitter, having made afghans for each family member in addition to various charities in the area. She belonged to the Card Club and the Elivians in Scio. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Campbell in 1998 and her second husband, Leonard “Bud” Copeland in 2013; an infant brother, Robert Martin; a sister, Kathryn Mitchell and a brother, Jack Martin. Surviving are a son, Jerry Campbell of Cadiz; three daughters, Judith (Earl) Roth of Sherrodsville, Ohio, Jan Campbell of Marietta and Joan (John) Fisher of Cadiz; six grandchildren: Lydia (Ed) Mills, Matt (Lindsey) Hendershot, Chrissy (Chad) Wissinger, Melissa (Rob) Steadman, David (Tara) Campbell and Stephanie (Dave) Carbasho; nineteen great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; step-children: Patti (Dick) Snyder of Florida, Kathy (Danny) Shawver and Lenny Copeland of Scio; and a sister, Virginia Thompson of Mountain Home, AR. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Interment will be in Unity Cemetery near New Athens. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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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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Robert “Duck” Zantene

Robert “Duck” Zantene

Robert “Duck” Zantene, 88, of Scio passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 22, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born Sept. 21, 1926 in Somerdale he was a son of the late Frank W. Zantene and Amber L. Lechner Zantene. Duck graduated from Bowerston High School in 1944 and honorably served in the US Army Pacific Theater during WWII. He returned to work at the Scio Pottery Co. after the war, working his way up to become plant engineer, retiring in 1986 after 49 years of service. He also was co-owner of Wagner-Zantene Tree Farm with Bill Wagner from 1956-1997, having the honor of one of their trees chosen to be the Christmas tree in the governor’s mansion. A tireless worker for the Scio community Duck belonged to the Scio American Legion Post 482 where he served as a past commander for 13 years. To honor fellow veterans he designed and organized construction of the War Memorial at Grandview Cemetery and designed and helped construct the Veterans Covered Bridge on the Conotton Creek Trail. He also proudly helped restore “Leapin Lena” and deliver Christmas baskets to the needy. Duck was also a member of the Scio Civic Club and Conotton Creek Trail Committee where he designed and built the Trolley for people to ride who are unable to walk the trail and he and his family donated the recently constructed covered bridge on the trail. He was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Cadiz. Duck was preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 years, Angeline Ruggeri Zantene, a son Brett Zantene and siblings Theresia, William, Audrey and Pete Zantene and Gladys Burkhart. Surviving are children Cathy (Rick) Skubovius and Mark (Linda) Zantene both of Scio, Connie (Walt) Huhn of Byesville and Diane (Richard) Thompson of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren Michael, Jeskee, Jenay, Matthew, Amber, Matthew, Timothy and Ryan and great grandchildren Kody and Kaden. Services with military honors will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m in Koch Funeral Home, Scio then a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. in St. Teresa’s Catholic Church in Cadiz with Rev. Frederick Kihm and Deacon Lou Primozic officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home with a vigil service at 3:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Conotton Creek Trail, 90151 Kilgore Ridge Rd., Scio, 43988. kochfuneral@frontier.com

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Elizabeth Keadle

Elizabeth Keadle

Elizabeth Paige Keadle, 18, of Cadiz, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, near Deersville, the result of an automobile accident. She was born November 1, 1996 in Steubenville, a daughter of Brian Keadle and Stacy Murral Toth, each of Cadiz. Liz was a senior at Harrison Central High School, where she was an honor student. She was a volunteer in the Guidance Office and was a member of the Select Choir. She loved music and worked at Pizza Express in Cadiz. In addition to her parents, she is survived by a sister, Karen (Erik) Wheeler, nephew Brandon and niece Erika, who is on the way, all of New Philadelphia; two brothers, Craig Keadle and Andy Toth; maternal grandparents, Jack and Karen Bryan; paternal grandparents, Mary and Tom Shannon, all of Cadiz; and uncles, Larry (Susie) Murral of Bowerston, and John (Jen) Keadle of Cadiz. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Mike Keadle and an uncle, Craig Keadle. Friends may call Sunday, 3-5 and 6-8 at Scott United Methodist Church, 817 E. Market St., Cadiz, Ohio 43907, where services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liz Keadle Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Thelma Garner

Thelma Garner

Thelma Garner, age 69, of Bowerston, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Union Hospital, Dover. Born May 22, 1945 in East Rochester she was a daughter of the late Walter Christopher Hillyer and Mable Florence Noland Hillyer. Thelma worked at the Scio Pottery Co. for 10 years. She enjoyed playing Bingo but what she loved most was spending time with her family especially having the opportunity to teach her granddaughters to crochet and play cards and board games. Surviving are her daughter Cindy Eckley and her husband Jeff, of Jewett, granddaughters Jessica and Janese Eckley of Jewett and sisters Lee Offenberger of Minerva and Florence Shoupe of San Antonio, Texas. Preceding her in death are her brother Harold Hillyer, sisters Maxine Watson and Melva Phillips and ex-husband Jerry W. Garner. Services will be held Saturday Nov. 22, at 12 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Phillip Spellman officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Perrysville. Friends may call two hours prior to service from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral home. www.kochfuneral.com

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Henry J. Jolly

Henry J. Jolly

Henry J. Jolly, 82, of Cadiz formerly of Amsterdam, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, at Valley Hospice Care Center North in Steubenville. He was born May 17, 1932 in New York, a son of the late Henry J. and Sophie Yahner Jolly. Henry was a retired Foreman from Weirton Steel Corporation. He was a Special Deputy for the Jefferson Co. Sheriff and an Amsterdam Police Officer. He was a member of the Amsterdam Moose, several archery and sportsmen’s clubs and bowling leagues. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and being outdoors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter; two brothers, Charles “Chick” and Francis Jolly and a sister, Janie Halpney. Surviving are three sons, Henry J. Jolly, Jr. (Debbie) of Richmond, OH, Robert G. Jolly (Kim) and Charles Jolly (Connie), all of Amsterdam; three daughters, Carol Jakacki of Amsterdam, Rhenae Grabits of Piney Fork and Martina A. Jolly of Amsterdam; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Monday, Nov. 24, at 4 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz, Ohio. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Christine M. Hoobler Brown

Christine M. Hoobler Brown

Christine M. Hoobler Brown, 53, of Hopedale, died Monday, Nov. 17, at her home. She was born May 31, 1961 in Dennison, Ohio, a daughter of the late C. Raymond and Carolyn Wilson Hoobler. Christine was a retired employee of the Harrison County Home for thirty years. She was a member of the Hopedale Church of Christ. People knew her as a lovely lady with a winning smile. In addition to her parents, she was preceded by a brother, Donald R. Hoobler. Surviving are her husband Joseph W. Brown; a son, Brandon (Tracia) Dunfee of Cadiz; two grandchildren, Braylee and Trae Dunfee; a stepson, Bryan (Lori) Brown of Cambridge; two stepdaughters, Jennifer (Jacob) Schleining of Cambridge and Sarah Brown of Monroe, OH; and two step-granddaughters, Hillary Schleining and Allison Brown. Friends may call Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Dean Blythe officiating. Burial will follow at Center Unity Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, Ohio 43943. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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UPDATED: Joyce Trotter

UPDATED: Joyce Trotter

Joyce Trotter- 91 of Jewett, Ohio died Sunday, Nov. 16, in the Harrison Co. Home, Cadiz. She was born in Coshocton, Ohio August 27, 1923 the daughter of the late Ack and Goldie Moody Miller. She also was preceded in death by her husband Byron “Barney” Trotter last month on Oct. 17, 2014. Joyce was also preceded in death by a brother, Ralph Miller and a brother- in- law, Newell Trotter. She was a graduate of Cadiz, High School, class of 1942. Joyce was a member of the Jewett St. James Lutheran Church. Throughout her life, she was devoted to caring for her family and home. Surviving is her son, Thomas (Deborah) Trotter of Jewett, grandsons, Ty (Leslie) Trotter, of East Peoria, Ill., and Treg Trotter of Akron, Ohio. Great grandchildren are Thayer and Isla Trotter of East Peoria, Ill. Also sister-in-laws, Letha McMannis of Scio and Naomi Trotter of Cadiz. Several nieces and nephews survive. Friends may call at Blackburn Funeral Home, 416 E Main St., Jewett, Ohio on Thursday, Nov. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. Services are there on Friday, Nov. 20 and Nov. 21 at 11 a.m.. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery with Pastor Sara Walker Brown officiating.

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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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Mark Davenport

Mark Davenport

Mark A. Davenport – 61 of Bloomingdale, Ohio died suddenly in his home Wednesday, Nov. 12. Mark was retired from Wheeling-Pitt Steel where he worked for over 30 years. He was born in Wheeling, W.Va. on July 3, 1953 the son of the late Eugene and Gloria Swelbar Davenport. Mark has been studying at Eastern Gateway Community College working on a degree in electrical and mechanical engineering. He was a 1970 graduate of Indian Creek High School and a member of the United Steel Workers of America. He is survived by a son, Jacob Davenport and a daughter, Brooke Davenport of Bossier City, La; two brothers, Gary (Lynn) Davenport of Cambridge, Ohio, and Roger (Beth) Davenport of Hopedale; two sisters, Darlene Davenport of Cadiz, and Victoria (Thomas) Fenton of Medford, N.J. He was a past Master of the Pilgrim Lodge #691 of Steubenville. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Masonic Services were held at 8 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 16. Funeral Services were held on Monday at 1 p.m. at the Blackburn funeral home with entombment at Fort Steuben.

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