Top Story

Base Ball In The Valley: A Travel Back In Time

Base Ball In The Valley: A Travel Back In Time

The Muffins and the Bobcats pose for a post-game photo. Jim Johnson, descendant of Howard Johnson, who the field is named after gave a few emotional words at the conclusion of the two games. Young New Athens’ Bobcat, Chaz Culbertson played a good game despite being undersized. The two teams shake hands to the conclusion of the game. NEW ATHENS – One had to see it to believe it and it certainly seemed true. You can go back in time and for a brief moment to the many local villagers of New Athens in celebrating its 200th birthday, last Saturday afternoon that village of New Athens hosted a couple baseball games that took everyone back to the 1860s, dress and all. It was a beautiful day with a nice crowd surrounding the field up and down the first and third base lines. The boys wore authentic hats and long sleeve shirts and no gloves, as was the way back in the day. That’s right, bare hands smacked by line drives bore the brunt in the old time game where older men who probably hadn’t played the game in years toughed it out for the nine inning game. The Ohio Village Muffins, labeled as a “vintage base ball club” took it to the New Athens Bobcats as the local team took it on all nine chins, 21 aces to 5. The Muffins, who play an organized schedule by traveling from Cincinnati, Akron to Boston, Massachusetts and various Ohio and Pennsylvania points in between, laid it on the local team but not without some good-natured ribbing and plenty of camaraderie. Some of their opponents wore names like the Mechanicsburg Indians, The Worthingtons, German Village Cupcakes, Cincinnati Red Stockings, the Portsmouth Rockinghams or the Newburyport Clamdiggers. How about the Champion City Reapers from Springfield Township or the Bluegrass Barons of Dayton? Some of the men who took part in the historical celebration Saturday also took on some colorful names such as, Puddles, Chopper, Aces, Trip, Pookie, Hook, Pickle and Preacher “because he is one,” said Curt Green, one of the traveling Muffins. “Not only is it fun to play but it’s become a second family,” Green said with pride. Though, it was before their time, one almost expected Shoeless Joe Jackson or Christy Mathewson to walk in from beyond the outfield the ballplayers looked that real, with some prominent noses and eyeglasses to compliment their round ball caps. John Anderson was the umpire for the day and struck a formidable pose while announcing, “striker to the line” to signal the next batter’s turn at the plate. Anderson wore a prominent top hat and vest with a cane at his side. A “ballist” or player would ring a bell signifying a run, or “ace” as it was called back then. There also were no balls and strikes that we know of in today’s game as the pitcher threw the ball underhanded. If a player continued to pass on “good” pitches an umpire would call a strike. One advantage the ballist had was an out could be obtained from catching a ball on the first bounce, which helped greatly if his hands were stinging from a lot of action. The various customs of the times were also adhered to as listed in the rules for vintage base ball. One rule reads: “Uncivil language, ungentlemanly or unladylike behavior, spitting or any actions that would offend a true lady are not tolerated on pain of fine-up to a day’s wages.” The Muffins own rules state that their game and style is modeled after the original New York Knickerbockers of 1845, who have been credited with creating the game, which closely resembles the game of today. To produce authentic baseballs, Jim Kimnach, who kept the score sheet said they reproduced the balls from photographs, which were stitched in a crossing pattern unlike today’s baseballs. Prior to the men’s game the Lady Diamonds took the field against the local Lady Bobcats and it was a much closer game. The visiting Lady Diamonds took the game 12-7 and according to Kimnach the game was played in less than two hours, and well played at that. The Bobcats even had to lend three players over to the Lady Diamond’s short roster in one of those days everyone could not make the game. The girls sometimes used their skirts to advantage when trapping a ground ball, but it wasn’t without humor in one instance. One lady had the ball caught up in her skirt and couldn’t find it but that was only one advantage they could use. Fly balls still had to be caught with bare hands and not trapped in skirts, kimnach said. He said the Lady Diamonds usually play around three games per year and had to travel a long way for Saturday’s match. Kimnach said a big Labor Day base ball bash is scheduled, which he said takes place each year. At the Ohio Village fields across from the Ohio State Fairgrounds for two days on that Saturday and Sunday weekend, 31 teams, two of them will be ladies, will play all weekend. The competition called, the Labor Day Ohio Cup, is against teams from around the east and Midwest, as far away as Massachusetts and Minnesota as well locally in Ohio and surrounding states.

Read Full Story »

Whitetails Unlimited dinner scheduled

Whitetails Unlimited dinner scheduled

The Whitetails Unlimited Conotton Creek Freedom Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Scio American Legion Hall, 38175 Crimm Rd., Scio. This special event will feature a chicken dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events. A WTU mission-related grant from this event will go toward youth programs in Harrison and Carroll Counties. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 each or $30 for a spouse or child 15 & under. Ticket order deadline is Sept. 20 and tickets will not be sold at the door. To order tickets locally, call Denny Malloy at (330)-507-9489 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471 or go online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. You may also call Mary Lou at (740) 945-8573 or (740) 312-3818. Since their beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. They have gained the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Their mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations.

Read Full Story »

Cast And Blast Lodge holding extravaganza

Cast And Blast Lodge holding extravaganza

Coming Aug. 26, an archery extravaganza will take place at the Cast And Blast Lodge, located at 45611 Stumptown Road, Cadiz. Music, raffles and plenty of food will be on hand as well. A special appearance by T-Bone, co-host of “The Bone Collector, and the band, “The Hillbilly Way” will help color the morning-to-night, day long event. Two 3D archery courses begin at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A pig roast and barbeque will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Gun raffles, a 50/50 auction and silent auction will take place with I.C. Light being provided from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (must be over 21). Also, on-site camping (no electric or water) at $25 with over 20 vendors on-site to include ATVs, archery equipment, hunting apparel, custom gun manufacturer, Outfitters and more. The “Hillbilly Way” band will play at 8 p.m. with hillside seating only, so blankets and cushions are encouraged. To purchase tickets in advance call: (724) 421-3618. A $50 ticket includes shooting the courses, food, beverages and concert. A $25 ticket includes food, beverages and concert.

Read Full Story »

Cancer Crusaders Present Wynn Varble Sunday At SBP

Cancer Crusaders Present Wynn Varble Sunday At SBP

CADIZ – A benefit for the Harrison County Cancer Crusaders presented by Tony’s Treasure’s Productions will showcase country singer, Wynn Varble Sunday evening at Sally Buffalo Park’s Wallace Lodge. The date is this Sunday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a one night only free concert. Cody Romshak will be opening the show. Expect to hear songs and story telling including Garth Brooks’ “Mom” along with Three No. 1 Country hits he wrote: Brad Paisley’s “Waitin On A Woman,” Easton Corbin’s “I’m a Little More Country Than That,” “and Darryl Worley’s “Have You Forgotten.” This is a BYOB event with food and non-alcoholic beverages available for sale. For more information on Varble go to: www.wynnvarble.com. Donations are accepted and for further information, please call: 740-942-3213.

Read Full Story »

Ohio 9 Accident Ends In Fortunate Result

Ohio 9 Accident Ends In Fortunate Result

CADIZ – An accident on Ohio 9 this afternoon involving a Chevy Cavalier rear ending a pickup truck resulted in a very fortunate outcome. The Cavalier was driven by a woman with two children in the backseat and struck the Chevy pickup as it pulled out of Industrial Park Road onto Ohio 9 heading towards Cadiz. There were no reported serious injures except for bumps and bruises. Serious damage was seen to the Cavalier’s front end being partly smashed in. The passenger windshield was shattered by the airbag. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) the unnamed woman was deemed at fault and would cited for A.C.D.A., or following too close. Further details to come in our Aug. 19 print edition.

Read Full Story »

 

Area News

Base Ball In The Valley: A Travel Back In Time

Base Ball In The Valley: A Travel Back In Time

The Muffins and the Bobcats pose for a post-game photo. Jim Johnson, descendant of Howard Johnson, who the field is named after gave a few emotional words at the conclusion of the two games. Young New Athens’ Bobcat, Chaz Culbertson played a good game despite being undersized. The two teams shake hands to the conclusion of the game. NEW ATHENS – One had to see it to believe it and it certainly seemed true. You can go back in time and for a brief moment to the many local villagers of New Athens in celebrating its 200th birthday, last Saturday afternoon that village of New Athens hosted a couple baseball games that took everyone back to the 1860s, dress and all. It was a beautiful day with a nice crowd surrounding the field up and down the first and third base lines. The boys wore authentic hats and long sleeve shirts and no gloves, as was the way back in the day. That’s right, bare hands smacked by line drives bore the brunt in the old time game where older men who probably hadn’t played the game in years toughed it out for the nine inning game. The Ohio Village Muffins, labeled as a “vintage base ball club” took it to the New Athens Bobcats as the local team took it on all nine chins, 21 aces to 5. The Muffins, who play an organized schedule by traveling from Cincinnati, Akron to Boston, Massachusetts and various Ohio and Pennsylvania points in between, laid it on the local team but not without some good-natured ribbing and plenty of camaraderie. Some of their opponents wore names like the Mechanicsburg Indians, The Worthingtons, German Village Cupcakes, Cincinnati Red Stockings, the Portsmouth Rockinghams or the Newburyport Clamdiggers. How about the Champion City Reapers from Springfield Township or the Bluegrass Barons of Dayton? Some of the men who took part in the historical celebration Saturday also took on some colorful names such as, Puddles, Chopper, Aces, Trip, Pookie, Hook, Pickle and Preacher “because he is one,” said Curt Green, one of the traveling Muffins. “Not only is it fun to play but it’s become a second family,” Green said with pride. Though, it was before their time, one almost expected Shoeless Joe Jackson or Christy Mathewson to walk in from beyond the outfield the ballplayers looked that real, with some prominent noses and eyeglasses to compliment their round ball caps. John Anderson was the umpire for the day and struck a formidable pose while announcing, “striker to the line” to signal the next batter’s turn at the plate. Anderson wore a prominent top hat and vest with a cane at his side. A “ballist” or player would ring a bell signifying a run, or “ace” as it was called back then. There also were no balls and strikes that we know of in today’s game as the pitcher threw the ball underhanded. If a player continued to pass on “good” pitches an umpire would call a strike. One advantage the ballist had was an out could be obtained from catching a ball on the first bounce, which helped greatly if his hands were stinging from a lot of action. The various customs of the times were also adhered to as listed in the rules for vintage base ball. One rule reads: “Uncivil language, ungentlemanly or unladylike behavior, spitting or any actions that would offend a true lady are not tolerated on pain of fine-up to a day’s wages.” The Muffins own rules state that their game and style is modeled after the original New York Knickerbockers of 1845, who have been credited with creating the game, which closely resembles the game of today. To produce authentic baseballs, Jim Kimnach, who kept the score sheet said they reproduced the balls from photographs, which were stitched in a crossing pattern unlike today’s baseballs. Prior to the men’s game the Lady Diamonds took the field against the local Lady Bobcats and it was a much closer game. The visiting Lady Diamonds took the game 12-7 and according to Kimnach the game was played in less than two hours, and well played at that. The Bobcats even had to lend three players over to the Lady Diamond’s short roster in one of those days everyone could not make the game. The girls sometimes used their skirts to advantage when trapping a ground ball, but it wasn’t without humor in one instance. One lady had the ball caught up in her skirt and couldn’t find it but that was only one advantage they could use. Fly balls still had to be caught with bare hands and not trapped in skirts, kimnach said. He said the Lady Diamonds usually play around three games per year and had to travel a long way for Saturday’s match. Kimnach said a big Labor Day base ball bash is scheduled, which he said takes place each year. At the Ohio Village fields across from the Ohio State Fairgrounds for two days on that Saturday and Sunday weekend, 31 teams, two of them will be ladies, will play all weekend. The competition called, the Labor Day Ohio Cup, is against teams from around the east and Midwest, as far away as Massachusetts and Minnesota as well locally in Ohio and surrounding states.

Read Full Story »

 

More in Area News

Obituaries

Theresa Ann (Stock) Tanner

Theresa Ann (Stock) Tanner

Theresa Ann (Stock) Tanner, age 68, of Harrisville, Ohio, formerly a long-time resident of Scio, Ohio, passed away at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, W.Va., on Aug. 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Theresa married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Forrest Tanner, on Feb. 7, 1970. The young couple lived in Scio, where they raised their children, until moving to Harrisville, Ohio last year. Theresa was a devoted and loving wife, mom, and grandma. She spent her life nurturing and caring for her three children and eight grandchildren. Theresa was born on March 5, 1949 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to John Stock and Elizabeth (Toth) Stock, who preceded her in death, and had three siblings: Elizabeth Stock (John, late) Figurski of Adena, Ohio; John (Carol) Stock of Martins Ferry, Ohio; and the late Margaret Stock (Larry) Harmon of Princeton, N.C. She graduated from Adena High School in 1969. Theresa is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Forrest Tanner and her three children: Forrest (Kim) Tanner, Jr. of Goldsboro, N.C.; George (Heidi) Tanner of Marysville, Ohio; andAmy (Shawn) Harkins of Fayetteville, N.C. She was incredibly happy to be the loving ‘Ganny’ of eight grandchildren: Ryan, Forrest III, Shane, George, Albert, Tristin, Collin and Hannah. Theresa decided to donate her body to a company for cancer research, hoping she could be a small part of something to change the futures of others affected by this callous disease. In lieu of flowers, Theresa and her loved ones respectfully request that donations be made to either Harrison County Cancer Crusaders (226 Charleston St., Cadiz OH 43907) or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).

Read Full Story »

 

More in Obituaries

Podcast

Hey Now, Harrison County Episode 4

Hey Now, Harrison County Episode 4

On this episode Jim Thompson from the Harrison County Veterans Service Office talks about the many services they offer to Harrison County Veterans agent = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase(); name_ff = "firefox"; name_op = "opera"; if (agent.indexOf(name_ff.toLowerCase())>-1 || agent.indexOf(name_op.toLowerCase())>-1) { pbwp_audio = document.getElementById('audioplayer-292b9fc7fc35aa87a041aeae5c2ebfee'); pbwp_audio.style.display = "none"; pbwp_audio_fallback = document.createElement('embed'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('type', 'application/x-shockwave-flash'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('flashvars', 'audioUrl=http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/HNHC-Episode-4.mp3'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('src', 'http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/plugins/pb-oembed-html5-audio-with-cache-support/3523697345-audio-player.swf'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('width', '400'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('height', '27'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('quality', 'best'); pbwp_audio.parentNode.insertBefore(pbwp_audio_fallback, pbwp_audio.nextSibling); }

Read Full Story »

 

More in Podcast

 

Recent Stories

 
Base Ball In The Valley: A Travel Back In Time

Base Ball In The Valley: A Travel Back In Time

The Muffins and the Bobcats pose for a post-game photo. Jim Johnson, descendant of Howard Johnson, who the field is named after gave a few emotional words at the conclusion of the two games. Young New Athens’ Bobcat, Chaz Culbertson played a good game despite being undersized. The two teams shake hands to the conclusion of the game. NEW ATHENS – One had to see it to believe it and it certainly seemed true. You can go back in time and for a brief moment to the many local villagers of New Athens in celebrating its 200th birthday, last Saturday afternoon that village of New Athens hosted a couple baseball games that took everyone back to the 1860s, dress and all. It was a beautiful day with a nice crowd surrounding the field up and down the first and third base lines. The boys wore authentic hats and long sleeve shirts and no gloves, as was the way back in the day. That’s right, bare hands smacked by line drives bore the brunt in the old time game where older men who probably hadn’t played the game in years toughed it out for the nine inning game. The Ohio Village Muffins, labeled as a “vintage base ball club” took it to the New Athens Bobcats as the local team took it on all nine chins, 21 aces to 5. The Muffins, who play an organized schedule by traveling from Cincinnati, Akron to Boston, Massachusetts and various Ohio and Pennsylvania points in between, laid it on the local team but not without some good-natured ribbing and plenty of camaraderie. Some of their opponents wore names like the Mechanicsburg Indians, The Worthingtons, German Village Cupcakes, Cincinnati Red Stockings, the Portsmouth Rockinghams or the Newburyport Clamdiggers. How about the Champion City Reapers from Springfield Township or the Bluegrass Barons of Dayton? Some of the men who took part in the historical celebration Saturday also took on some colorful names such as, Puddles, Chopper, Aces, Trip, Pookie, Hook, Pickle and Preacher “because he is one,” said Curt Green, one of the traveling Muffins. “Not only is it fun to play but it’s become a second family,” Green said with pride. Though, it was before their time, one almost expected Shoeless Joe Jackson or Christy Mathewson to walk in from beyond the outfield the ballplayers looked that real, with some prominent noses and eyeglasses to compliment their round ball caps. John Anderson was the umpire for the day and struck a formidable pose while announcing, “striker to the line” to signal the next batter’s turn at the plate. Anderson wore a prominent top hat and vest with a cane at his side. A “ballist” or player would ring a bell signifying a run, or “ace” as it was called back then. There also were no balls and strikes that we know of in today’s game as the pitcher threw the ball underhanded. If a player continued to pass on “good” pitches an umpire would call a strike. One advantage the ballist had was an out could be obtained from catching a ball on the first bounce, which helped greatly if his hands were stinging from a lot of action. The various customs of the times were also adhered to as listed in the rules for vintage base ball. One rule reads: “Uncivil language, ungentlemanly or unladylike behavior, spitting or any actions that would offend a true lady are not tolerated on pain of fine-up to a day’s wages.” The Muffins own rules state that their game and style is modeled after the original New York Knickerbockers of 1845, who have been credited with creating the game, which closely resembles the game of today. To produce authentic baseballs, Jim Kimnach, who kept the score sheet said they reproduced the balls from photographs, which were stitched in a crossing pattern unlike today’s baseballs. Prior to the men’s game the Lady Diamonds took the field against the local Lady Bobcats and it was a much closer game. The visiting Lady Diamonds took the game 12-7 and according to Kimnach the game was played in less than two hours, and well played at that. The Bobcats even had to lend three players over to the Lady Diamond’s short roster in one of those days everyone could not make the game. The girls sometimes used their skirts to advantage when trapping a ground ball, but it wasn’t without humor in one instance. One lady had the ball caught up in her skirt and couldn’t find it but that was only one advantage they could use. Fly balls still had to be caught with bare hands and not trapped in skirts, kimnach said. He said the Lady Diamonds usually play around three games per year and had to travel a long way for Saturday’s match. Kimnach said a big Labor Day base ball bash is scheduled, which he said takes place each year. At the Ohio Village fields across from the Ohio State Fairgrounds for two days on that Saturday and Sunday weekend, 31 teams, two of them will be ladies, will play all weekend. The competition called, the Labor Day Ohio Cup, is against teams from around the east and Midwest, as far away as Massachusetts and Minnesota as well locally in Ohio and surrounding states.

Read Full Story »

Whitetails Unlimited dinner scheduled

Whitetails Unlimited dinner scheduled

The Whitetails Unlimited Conotton Creek Freedom Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Scio American Legion Hall, 38175 Crimm Rd., Scio. This special event will feature a chicken dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events. A WTU mission-related grant from this event will go toward youth programs in Harrison and Carroll Counties. The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 each or $30 for a spouse or child 15 & under. Ticket order deadline is Sept. 20 and tickets will not be sold at the door. To order tickets locally, call Denny Malloy at (330)-507-9489 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471 or go online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. You may also call Mary Lou at (740) 945-8573 or (740) 312-3818. Since their beginning in 1982, Whitetails Unlimited has remained true to its mission and has made great strides in the field of conservation. They have gained the reputation of being the nation’s premier organization dedicating its resources to the betterment of the white-tailed deer and its environment. Their mission is to raise funds in support of educational programs, wildlife habitat enhancement and acquisition and preservation of the shooting sports and hunting tradition for future generations.

Read Full Story »

Cast And Blast Lodge holding extravaganza

Cast And Blast Lodge holding extravaganza

Coming Aug. 26, an archery extravaganza will take place at the Cast And Blast Lodge, located at 45611 Stumptown Road, Cadiz. Music, raffles and plenty of food will be on hand as well. A special appearance by T-Bone, co-host of “The Bone Collector, and the band, “The Hillbilly Way” will help color the morning-to-night, day long event. Two 3D archery courses begin at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A pig roast and barbeque will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Gun raffles, a 50/50 auction and silent auction will take place with I.C. Light being provided from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (must be over 21). Also, on-site camping (no electric or water) at $25 with over 20 vendors on-site to include ATVs, archery equipment, hunting apparel, custom gun manufacturer, Outfitters and more. The “Hillbilly Way” band will play at 8 p.m. with hillside seating only, so blankets and cushions are encouraged. To purchase tickets in advance call: (724) 421-3618. A $50 ticket includes shooting the courses, food, beverages and concert. A $25 ticket includes food, beverages and concert.

Read Full Story »

Theresa Ann (Stock) Tanner

Theresa Ann (Stock) Tanner

Theresa Ann (Stock) Tanner, age 68, of Harrisville, Ohio, formerly a long-time resident of Scio, Ohio, passed away at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, W.Va., on Aug. 9, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. Theresa married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Forrest Tanner, on Feb. 7, 1970. The young couple lived in Scio, where they raised their children, until moving to Harrisville, Ohio last year. Theresa was a devoted and loving wife, mom, and grandma. She spent her life nurturing and caring for her three children and eight grandchildren. Theresa was born on March 5, 1949 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to John Stock and Elizabeth (Toth) Stock, who preceded her in death, and had three siblings: Elizabeth Stock (John, late) Figurski of Adena, Ohio; John (Carol) Stock of Martins Ferry, Ohio; and the late Margaret Stock (Larry) Harmon of Princeton, N.C. She graduated from Adena High School in 1969. Theresa is survived by her beloved husband of 47 years, Forrest Tanner and her three children: Forrest (Kim) Tanner, Jr. of Goldsboro, N.C.; George (Heidi) Tanner of Marysville, Ohio; andAmy (Shawn) Harkins of Fayetteville, N.C. She was incredibly happy to be the loving ‘Ganny’ of eight grandchildren: Ryan, Forrest III, Shane, George, Albert, Tristin, Collin and Hannah. Theresa decided to donate her body to a company for cancer research, hoping she could be a small part of something to change the futures of others affected by this callous disease. In lieu of flowers, Theresa and her loved ones respectfully request that donations be made to either Harrison County Cancer Crusaders (226 Charleston St., Cadiz OH 43907) or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105).

Read Full Story »

Cancer Crusaders Present Wynn Varble Sunday At SBP

Cancer Crusaders Present Wynn Varble Sunday At SBP

CADIZ – A benefit for the Harrison County Cancer Crusaders presented by Tony’s Treasure’s Productions will showcase country singer, Wynn Varble Sunday evening at Sally Buffalo Park’s Wallace Lodge. The date is this Sunday, Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. for a one night only free concert. Cody Romshak will be opening the show. Expect to hear songs and story telling including Garth Brooks’ “Mom” along with Three No. 1 Country hits he wrote: Brad Paisley’s “Waitin On A Woman,” Easton Corbin’s “I’m a Little More Country Than That,” “and Darryl Worley’s “Have You Forgotten.” This is a BYOB event with food and non-alcoholic beverages available for sale. For more information on Varble go to: www.wynnvarble.com. Donations are accepted and for further information, please call: 740-942-3213.

Read Full Story »

Ohio 9 Accident Ends In Fortunate Result

Ohio 9 Accident Ends In Fortunate Result

CADIZ – An accident on Ohio 9 this afternoon involving a Chevy Cavalier rear ending a pickup truck resulted in a very fortunate outcome. The Cavalier was driven by a woman with two children in the backseat and struck the Chevy pickup as it pulled out of Industrial Park Road onto Ohio 9 heading towards Cadiz. There were no reported serious injures except for bumps and bruises. Serious damage was seen to the Cavalier’s front end being partly smashed in. The passenger windshield was shattered by the airbag. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) the unnamed woman was deemed at fault and would cited for A.C.D.A., or following too close. Further details to come in our Aug. 19 print edition.

Read Full Story »

Shirley M. Myers

Shirley M. Myers

“Together Again” Shirley M. Myers Shirley M. Myers went to be with the Lord on Aug. 5, 2017. She was born on May 31, 1934 near Jewett, Ohio, the daughter of the late James and Roiene Wilson. She graduated from Jewett High School and resided in Canton with her beloved husband, Richard L. Myers who preceded her in death. Shirley retired from Keybank in June of 1997 following 27 years of service. She was a long-time member of Christ Presbyterian Church and a member of the Eastern Star. She was God’s Faithful Servant and an Angel to so many. She is survived by her two sons, Richard (Laura) Myers and James (Sheri) Myers; three grandchildren; her beloved sister, Nickey (Daryl) Fondriest and nephew, William (Janet) Fondriest. Shirley’s family will receive friends Thursday, August 10th from 10:30 – 11:30 am at the Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home in Louisville. Services will follow at 12:00 pm with Pastor Robert Combs officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Fairview Cemetery in Jewett, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Read Full Story »

Richard Lee “Okie” Calfy

Richard Lee “Okie” Calfy

Richard Lee “Okie” Calfy, age 67, of New Rumley passed away Monday, Aug.  7, 2017 at his home with his loving wife by his side. Born Feb. 4, 1950 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma he was a son of the late Billie Jack Calfy and Ruth Wheat Calfy. Rick moved to Harrison County in the early 1980’s to get a job as an ironworker. His hard work and dedication allowed him to work for Ironworkers Local 550 in Canton until an injury in 2002 forced him to retire.    Rick was a member of the Sons of the Scio American Legion Post #482. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Dogs had a special place in his heart especially his dog Jill and he also loved his two rescued cats, Charlie and Kitty.    Surviving are his wife Frances Grogg-Calfy whom he married Aug. 15, 2014; a daughter Tonya Daniel of Florida; three granddaughters; five great grandchildren; siblings Virginia Calfy, Billie Jean Calfy, Johnnie Rae Calfy, Jerry Don Calfy and Stella Mavis “Sis” Downing all of Oklahoma.    Services will be held Wednesday Aug.  9 at 2 pm in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor John Bishop officiating. Friends may call three hours prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Read Full Story »

James M. Patton

James M. Patton

James M. Patton 91, went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 31, 2017 in Leesburg, Fla. Jim was born June 20, 1926 near Jewett, Ohio, the son of late Mary Martin Patton & Hearn L. Patton.  He married Gertrude Shields on June 28, 1952.  They recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. One sister, Marjorie Statler preceded him in death.   Jim graduated from Jewett High School in 1944 and served in the US Navy during WWII.  When he returned to Harrison County, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil & Water Conversation Service for 35 years, during which time he assisted farmers in establishing contour strips and diversion ditches throughout Harrison County. During this time he also farmed 600 acres raising sheep, cattle, and Appaloosa horses and raced several trotters.    Jim was a 65 year member of Harrison Lodge #219 F.& A.M., the Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville, and Osiris Shrine where he was active with the Wheeling Clown Unit. He often remarked he had been in parades with the Shriners from Toronto, Canada to Miami, Florida and many places in between. Jim was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz.  Survivors include his wife; two sons, Patrick (Sally) of Cadiz and Michael of Leesburg, Fla.  He is also survived by three grandchildren, Cory Patton (Erika Williams) of Dillonvale, Ohio, Erica Case (Travis) of Cadiz, and Trisha Patton of Vero Beach, Fla.; a step-granddaughter Kim Hucka (Corey);  a great grandson William “Liam” James Patton, and a step-great grandson, Drake Case.   Friends may call Sunday, 1-4 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Monday, Aug.  7, at 1 p.m.  with Rev. Erica Harley & a good friend, Mark Statler, officiating.  Burial will follow at Ridgeview Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the U.S. Navy Regional Command.  Masonic services will be held Sunday at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Read Full Story »

Buckeye Local Back to School Bash This Sunday

Buckeye Local Back to School Bash This Sunday

DILLONVALE – Buckeye Local Schools are kicking off the new year with the annual Back To School Bash this Sunday. The event runs from 3-5 p.m. at Buckeye Local High School but is preceded by the school band’s chicken dinner fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. The bash will feature fun and games, food, door prizes and while school supplies will be given away to help students prepare for class. Previous celebrations have drawn upwards of 600 people and organizers hope the good weather and free offerings attract another great turnout. Members of Team B.L.U.E. (Buckeye Local Uniting Everyone) are planning the upcoming festivities and promise many of the same popular offerings as in years past, while there are a few other additions. Susie Nolan, principal at Buckeye North and a member of Team B.L.U.E., said bags of free school supplies would be distributed and nearly 500 bags were packed by the high school cheerleaders. Raffles, prizes and other treats will also be available to attendants. “All of this is possible because Team B.L.U.E. spearheaded the Back To School Bash and got the community, staff and parents involved through donations, be they monetary or supplies,” she said. “It’s very much appreciated.” The high school marching band will perform at 3:30 p.m. while more tunes will come from the band All Ends Well, which includes Buckeye Local graduates, from 4-5 p.m. as well as DJ Chuck Eddy. In addition, children can enjoy inflatable rides from Movin’ & Groovin’ Productions of Toronto and also meet their principals and school staff before they head back to class on Aug. 28. School staff and organizations will join community businesses and groups to dole out free goodies and information, while vendors such as Origami Owl, Lularoe, Younique, Magnabilities, Jamby, The Soap Mason, Touch of Amish, LipSense and various crafters will have items for sale. Among the other groups involved are Meadowbrook Church of God, the Cardinal Plant, Warren Township Lions Club, BLHS Cross Country and cheerleaders, North Elementary and its PTO, Alpha Delta Kappa and, of course, Team B.L.U.E. Nolan said Buckeye Local-themed items plus book bags and school supplies will also be distributed as door prizes. The Back to School Rally is only one facet of Team B.L.U.E.’s plans to bolster cooperation within the school community. The group includes a mixture of school and community members and have met since May to formulate ideas to promote the district and build trust, transparency and unity. Organizers said Team B.L.U.E. took over the bash after grant funding for the activity expired.

Read Full Story »