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DeWine: Beware of Home Repair Scam Artists

DeWine: Beware of Home Repair Scam Artists

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of home repair scams following the severe storms that swept through the state. “Some con artists come from out of town to target storm-affected homeowners,” Attorney General DeWine said. “They offer to do the work immediately and take large upfront payments, but then they leave without doing the work. We’re encouraging people to be cautious, especially if someone comes to the door and wants to start the work right away.” Storm-chasing contractors track storms and travel to affected communities to offer their services to homeowners who experience damage, such as downed trees or roof damage. In many cases, they visit consumers at their homes and claim they can complete the work immediately. Unscrupulous contractors may ask for a large down payment, or tell consumers to sign over their insurance checks, but ultimately they perform shoddy work or no work at all. Consumers can help avoid home repair scams by following these steps: *Research the business. Obtain the name, address, and phone number of any contractor offering to do work for you. Check for complaints on file with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau. Conduct a basic Internet search of the business’s name and words like “complaints,” “reviews,” or “scam.” Contact other customers to ask about their experiences with a contractor. Ask neighbors or friends for recommendations. Don’t accept services from a contractor who refuses to provide proper identification. *Get multiple estimates. Consider getting estimates from at least three different contractors. Be wary if one contractor quotes a price that is dramatically lower than the prices other businesses are offering. The contractor later may demand more money or fail to complete the work as promised. *Don’t make large payments in advance. Be wary of contractors who demand large upfront payments, such as half or more of the total cost. Also be wary of contractors who ask you to sign over your insurance check. Try to pay in increments, as the work is completed to your satisfaction. *Get a detailed written contract. Insist on a written contract detailing the costs, the work to be done, the starting and end dates, and any verbal promises made by the contractor. *Understand your cancellation rights. If the contract resulted from a door-to-door sale, you generally have three days to cancel the contract, according to Ohio’s Home Solicitation Sales Act. The seller should give you written notice of these rights. *Consider paying with a credit card. Paying with a credit card generally gives you greater protections to dispute unauthorized charges, especially compared to paying in cash. Ohioans who have questions about a contractor or those who believe they have been treated unfairly should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org [ www.ohioprotects.org ] or 800-282-0515.

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Tappan Road Closings Changed to Friday

Tappan Road Closings Changed to Friday

HARRISON COUNTY – Road closings on Deersville Road and Clearfork that were scheduled for Thursday will now be closed on Friday instead. Doug Crabtree, of the county engineer’s office announced at Wednesday’s Harrison County Commissioner’s meeting that due to expected thunderstorms Thursday, those roads will now be closed Friday. Deersville Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday and Harrison 55 to Clearfork Road will be closed from noon until 4 p.m. on Friday as well.

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Blues For a Cure hosting Bon Jovi guitarist

Blues For a Cure hosting Bon Jovi guitarist

HARRISON COUNTY – Hess Corporation presents the Sixth Annual Sean Carney Blues For A Cure 2016; Harrison County in memory of John Hursey. A Free Public Concert to be held Saturday June 25, 2016 starting at 6:00 pm at Sally Buffalo Park, 100 College Way, Cadiz, OH 43907. The proceeds benefit Harrison Community Hospital Foundation and American Cancer Society Harrison County Relay Teams. Since inception, this annual charity concert event has raised over $100,000 for the local area. Blues For A Cure, has raised over $200,000 since Sean Carney started the fund in 2007. With heavy hearts we will remember and honor our dear friend, and great friend to the Blues community, John Hursey who passed earlier this year from cancer. John is sorely missed. Headlining this years event is the Matt O’Ree band from New Jersey. With over 4000 entries from across the country, Matt was named the national champion of Guitarmageddon “King Of The Blues” Guitar Center contest hosted by BB King and John Mayer. Matt joined Jon Bon Jovi on the Bon Jovi 2015 Asia stadium tour this past fall. The Matt O’Ree band will soon be releasing a new album that has been in the works for the past 4 years and includes guest performances by Howlin’ Wolf’s guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Blues Brother’s guitarist Steve Cropper, Blues Travelers front man John Popper, Bon Jovi’s keyboardist David Bryan and even Bruce Springsteen. The rest of the lineup for this year’s event is as talented as ever with the Hadden Sayers Band from Columbus, OH, and their Rolling Soul Tour. The Noah Wotherspoon band who took second place at the 2014 International Blues Challenge and Noah gaining “Best Guitar Player” honors. Tonky de la Pena, from Madrid Spain will join us again this year bringing an international flavor to a stellar Blues lineup. This event is BYOB. Food will be catered by the Harrison Community Hospital. Water, soda and sports drinks will be available for purchase. Please bring your lawn chairs, sun tents and blankets. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit our website at www.bluesforacure.org or contact Mark Puskarich at (614) 620-6786 or mpuskarich@yahoo.com Event Lineup 6:00; 7:30 Noah Wotherspoon Band featuring Sean Carney and Tonky de la Pena 7:30 ; 8:00 Announcements and Auction 8:00; 9:15 Hadden Sayers Band Rolling Soul 9:30 ; 11:00 Matt OsRee Band (Featuring Jon Bon Jovi’s new lead guitar player, Matt OsRee).

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MWCD’s Parham Stepping Down

MWCD’s Parham Stepping Down

Executive Director of the MWCD, John Hoopingarner (left) presents the outgoing 10-year Board Member, David Parham a gift prior to last month’s meeting, which was Parham’s last. ATWOOD LAKE PARK – Long time Board Member, David Parham’s term on the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) has run out. Last month’s MWCD meeting at the new Atwood Lake Park Welcome Center was Parham’s last as he was appointed to the board in 2006. Prior to the meeting, Executive Director of the MWCD, John Hoopingarner presented Parham with a framed series of photographs depicting various areas of the District. Hoopingarner then thanked Parham for his service to the District. “We very much appreciate everything you’ve done for our conservancy district,” Hoopingarner said to loud applause. Parham then spoke briefly about the honor it was to serve “in this capacity” for the past 10 years. He added with a laugh that he was also disappointed to be limited to those 10 years. The process for choosing his successor is being held at the Tuscarawas Court House at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 4. There are 18 judges that make up the Conservancy District Court, with Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Judge, O’Farrell presiding. A short list is then taken where three judges from the Court continue with interviews. Also, only one board member per county can represent over the District’s footprint. “We have a uniquely qualified Board of Directors,” Director of Administrative Services, Barb Bennett said via email. “The members have very diverse backgrounds, talents, experiences and interests. The Conservancy Court has done an outstanding job in appointing members to the MWCD Board of Directors with thoughtful consideration of these diverse talents.”

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Accident Shuts Down Portion of 519 in New Athens

Accident Shuts Down Portion of 519 in New Athens

NEW ATHENS – An accident occurred just after 3 p.m. Tuesday, which shut down Ohio 519 in New Athens where the road turns towards Harrisville. The driver in a silver Honda  4-door van slammed into a telephone pole splitting it in half causing it to fall across the road, exposing the wires to the ground. The injuries are thought to be non-life threatening and the driver was taken to Wheeling Hospital. Further details coming in the print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

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Adley McKenna Burke

Adley McKenna Burke

Adley McKenna Burke passed away Sunday, June 19, in the loving arms of her parents Adam Burke and Ashley Pate of Perrysville after being born premature on Tuesday, June 14, in Aultman Hospital, Canton. In her five days on earth she touched many lives with her fighting spirit. Adley was, and will always be, deeply loved by her family, who in addition to her parents include maternal grandparents Mary (Michael) Piatt of Scio and Steve (Barb) Pate of Steubenville; paternal grandparents Gary and Debbie Burke of Carrollton; maternal great grandparents George and Mary Miller of Bloomingdale; paternal great grandmother Ruth Hilbert of Scio; an uncle Shawn Piatt of Scio and aunts Carrie Piatt of Mingo Junction and Kara Calire of Scio and numerous great aunts and great uncles. Services will be held Saturday June 25, at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Mike Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Hospital NICU, 2600 6th St SW, Canton, Ohio, 44708. www.kochfuneral.com  

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DeWine: Beware of Home Repair Scam Artists

DeWine: Beware of Home Repair Scam Artists

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of home repair scams following the severe storms that swept through the state. “Some con artists come from out of town to target storm-affected homeowners,” Attorney General DeWine said. “They offer to do the work immediately and take large upfront payments, but then they leave without doing the work. We’re encouraging people to be cautious, especially if someone comes to the door and wants to start the work right away.” Storm-chasing contractors track storms and travel to affected communities to offer their services to homeowners who experience damage, such as downed trees or roof damage. In many cases, they visit consumers at their homes and claim they can complete the work immediately. Unscrupulous contractors may ask for a large down payment, or tell consumers to sign over their insurance checks, but ultimately they perform shoddy work or no work at all. Consumers can help avoid home repair scams by following these steps: *Research the business. Obtain the name, address, and phone number of any contractor offering to do work for you. Check for complaints on file with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau. Conduct a basic Internet search of the business’s name and words like “complaints,” “reviews,” or “scam.” Contact other customers to ask about their experiences with a contractor. Ask neighbors or friends for recommendations. Don’t accept services from a contractor who refuses to provide proper identification. *Get multiple estimates. Consider getting estimates from at least three different contractors. Be wary if one contractor quotes a price that is dramatically lower than the prices other businesses are offering. The contractor later may demand more money or fail to complete the work as promised. *Don’t make large payments in advance. Be wary of contractors who demand large upfront payments, such as half or more of the total cost. Also be wary of contractors who ask you to sign over your insurance check. Try to pay in increments, as the work is completed to your satisfaction. *Get a detailed written contract. Insist on a written contract detailing the costs, the work to be done, the starting and end dates, and any verbal promises made by the contractor. *Understand your cancellation rights. If the contract resulted from a door-to-door sale, you generally have three days to cancel the contract, according to Ohio’s Home Solicitation Sales Act. The seller should give you written notice of these rights. *Consider paying with a credit card. Paying with a credit card generally gives you greater protections to dispute unauthorized charges, especially compared to paying in cash. Ohioans who have questions about a contractor or those who believe they have been treated unfairly should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org [ www.ohioprotects.org ] or 800-282-0515.

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Spaghetti Dinner

Spaghetti Dinner

The First Church of Christ in Cadiz will be hosting a spaghetti dinner March 12, from 4-6 p.m. Diners can eat in or carry out and the cost is by donation. The church is located at 139 North Main Street, Cadiz.

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DeWine: Beware of Home Repair Scam Artists

DeWine: Beware of Home Repair Scam Artists

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of home repair scams following the severe storms that swept through the state. “Some con artists come from out of town to target storm-affected homeowners,” Attorney General DeWine said. “They offer to do the work immediately and take large upfront payments, but then they leave without doing the work. We’re encouraging people to be cautious, especially if someone comes to the door and wants to start the work right away.” Storm-chasing contractors track storms and travel to affected communities to offer their services to homeowners who experience damage, such as downed trees or roof damage. In many cases, they visit consumers at their homes and claim they can complete the work immediately. Unscrupulous contractors may ask for a large down payment, or tell consumers to sign over their insurance checks, but ultimately they perform shoddy work or no work at all. Consumers can help avoid home repair scams by following these steps: *Research the business. Obtain the name, address, and phone number of any contractor offering to do work for you. Check for complaints on file with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Better Business Bureau. Conduct a basic Internet search of the business’s name and words like “complaints,” “reviews,” or “scam.” Contact other customers to ask about their experiences with a contractor. Ask neighbors or friends for recommendations. Don’t accept services from a contractor who refuses to provide proper identification. *Get multiple estimates. Consider getting estimates from at least three different contractors. Be wary if one contractor quotes a price that is dramatically lower than the prices other businesses are offering. The contractor later may demand more money or fail to complete the work as promised. *Don’t make large payments in advance. Be wary of contractors who demand large upfront payments, such as half or more of the total cost. Also be wary of contractors who ask you to sign over your insurance check. Try to pay in increments, as the work is completed to your satisfaction. *Get a detailed written contract. Insist on a written contract detailing the costs, the work to be done, the starting and end dates, and any verbal promises made by the contractor. *Understand your cancellation rights. If the contract resulted from a door-to-door sale, you generally have three days to cancel the contract, according to Ohio’s Home Solicitation Sales Act. The seller should give you written notice of these rights. *Consider paying with a credit card. Paying with a credit card generally gives you greater protections to dispute unauthorized charges, especially compared to paying in cash. Ohioans who have questions about a contractor or those who believe they have been treated unfairly should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org [ www.ohioprotects.org ] or 800-282-0515.

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Adley McKenna Burke

Adley McKenna Burke

Adley McKenna Burke passed away Sunday, June 19, in the loving arms of her parents Adam Burke and Ashley Pate of Perrysville after being born premature on Tuesday, June 14, in Aultman Hospital, Canton. In her five days on earth she touched many lives with her fighting spirit. Adley was, and will always be, deeply loved by her family, who in addition to her parents include maternal grandparents Mary (Michael) Piatt of Scio and Steve (Barb) Pate of Steubenville; paternal grandparents Gary and Debbie Burke of Carrollton; maternal great grandparents George and Mary Miller of Bloomingdale; paternal great grandmother Ruth Hilbert of Scio; an uncle Shawn Piatt of Scio and aunts Carrie Piatt of Mingo Junction and Kara Calire of Scio and numerous great aunts and great uncles. Services will be held Saturday June 25, at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Mike Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Memorial contributions may be made to Aultman Hospital NICU, 2600 6th St SW, Canton, Ohio, 44708. www.kochfuneral.com  

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Hannah Virginia Carr

Hannah Virginia Carr

Hannah Virginia Carr – 1925-2016 Hannah Virginia Watkinson Carr 90, of Park Village, Dover, formally of Scio, passed away Monday June 20. She was the youngest of nine children born to Peter and Louise Watkinson on Nov. 12, 1925 in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. Virginia graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1943. After graduation she moved to Scio where she met her future husband Robert Carr while working at the Scio Pottery and Grief Brothers Box Factory where she was employed for a total of 42 years. Ginny, as Bob would call her, was a wonderful cook and enjoyed cooking and baking for her family & grandchildren. They especially enjoyed her strawberry and pecan pies and her chocolate chip cookies! Ginny and Bob enjoyed many years of marriage before his passing in 2011. Virginia was a member of the Scio United Methodist Church, which was a prominent part of her life. She was the first woman to hold the position of Sunday School Superintendent, a position she held for nine years. She also was a member of the Donna Vorhies Sunday School Class and later become a teacher of the Royal Sunday School Class. She was past president of the Mark Brown Circle, the Ester Hougue Circle and the United Methodist Women. She served on the Building Committee when the new church was built in 1971. She also served as a finance trustee, and on the administrative board. Her love for music led her to the sing in the church choir for over 42 years. She also served on the District WSCS nominating committee for two years Virginia was also community minded she was a member and served as president of the Scio Civic Club and the Alturian Club and was a member of the Friends of the Library. She was a cancer survivor and served three years as Chairman of the Harrison County Chapter of the American Cancer Society. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Bob, sisters, Dora Goodwin, Mary Feutz, Laura Coleman, Helen Warner, Edna Crowl and brothers George and Charles Watkinson. Surviving is a son and daughter in law Tom and Barbara Carr of New Philadelphia.; grandchildren Alisha (Joel) Cramblett of Plant City, Fla. and Tommy (Jeni) Carr of Concord, North Carolina; great grandchildren Hannah Cramblett of Dover, Ohio, Ayla and Josie Cramblett of Plant City, Fla. and Kaitlynne and Karissa Carr of Concord N.C. Also surviving is a sister Betty Christ of Manchester Ind. and several nieces & nephews. Visitation will be Fri. June 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home in Scio. Services will be Sat. June 25 at 10 a.m.at the Scio United Methodist Church, with Pastor Deborah Kellar officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions in Virginia’s memory be made to the Scio United Methodist Church, PO Box 554. Scio, Ohio 43988. www.kochfuneral@frontier.com

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Richard D. Peppler, Jr.

Richard D. Peppler, Jr.

Richard D. “Shadow” Peppler, Jr., 60, of Toronto, Ohio, passed away June 13, at Valley Hospice Care Center North, Steubenville. He was born June 18, 1955 in Follansbee, W.Va., a son of the late Richard, Sr. and Mary (Crabtree) Peppler. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Hanna Peppler; brother, Jimmy Peppler; and sister, Gayle Wells. Richard served his country in the United States Army. He was worked for Weir Cove and was a Teamster for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Ellen (Hamilton) Peppler of Toronto, Ohio; sons, Chad (Jennifer) Peppler of Lamore, Calif., Cory (Ashley) Peppler of Weirton, W.Va., and Tony Haysler; step-daughters, Lori Kerwood of Adena, Ohio and Beth (Chris) Hyre of Cadiz, Ohio; sisters, Karen Hupp of Wintersville, Diane (Gary) Vandervene of Tampa, Fla., Brenda (Richard) Chandler of Ft Myers, Fla., and Mary Jane Schoonover of Wintersville; grandchildren, Destiny and Kinsley Peppler, Brady and Kylie Hyre, and Josh Grim. Private services were held at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, Richmond. Private burial was held at Island Creek Cemetery, Toronto, Ohio. Send condolences online at www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com

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Myron F. Firman

Myron F. Firman

Myron F. Firman – 73 of Jewett, Ohio died Sunday in Lifeline Hospital in Wintersville, Ohio after a long illness. He was born in Blacksville, W. Va. the son of the late Myron and Josephine Six Firman, on Nov. 16, 1942. Myron is survived by his wife, Louann Grimm Firman of Jewett and also a brother Byron Firman of California. He worked at the Steubenville Herald Star and also retired from the Mail Dept. at Franciscan University in Steubenville. Friends may call at the Blackburn Funeral Home, East Main Street in Jewett, Ohio on Wed. June 22, from 4 until 8 p.m. with services there on Thursday the 23rd at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Hopedale American Legion post #682 will provide military honors. Blackburn Funeral Homes (740) 946-3351 www.blackburnfuneralhomes.com

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Thomas Ault Sr.

Thomas Ault Sr.

Thomas Wayne Ault, Sr., 61, of Belmont, Ohio, died peacefully, Friday, June 17, at his home. Born July 17, 1954 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, he was the son of the late James Elmer Ault and Ethel Luvina (Monahan) Ault. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Melissa Sue Ault. Thomas is survived by his wife of 42 years, Stephanie (Nucci) Ault of Belmont, Ohio; daughter Tracy Lynn (Miguel) Negron of Akron, Ohio; son, Thomas Wayne (Susan) Ault, Jr. of Belmont, Ohio; grandchildren, Gavin, Drake, Chloe, Mason, and Emmalyn; sisters, Donna Lee (Tharen) Hupp, Judy (Russell) Hicks, Mary (Jeff) Thomas; brothers, James (Sue) Ault and Gary (Beverly) Ault. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother, he was a “jack of all trades”, skilled with the gift of being able to fix anything. He loved his dog, Mojo, fishing and wildlife, especially eagles as he would watch them soar, a symbol of power and freedom. Family and friends are welcome to visit, Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Kelly Kemp Braido Patron Funeral Homes & Crematory, 322 N. Main Street, Bethesda, Ohio, where the service for Thomas will be conducted, Wednesday at 11 a.m. Reverend Theresa Bobot will be officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Colerain, Ohio. The family would like to thank Valley Hospice for their selfless care, love, and support shared with Thomas and his family during this most difficult time. Those wishing to share a fond memory or their condolences, please visit: kellykempbraidopatronfuneralhomes.com.

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Tappan Road Closings Changed to Friday

Tappan Road Closings Changed to Friday

HARRISON COUNTY – Road closings on Deersville Road and Clearfork that were scheduled for Thursday will now be closed on Friday instead. Doug Crabtree, of the county engineer’s office announced at Wednesday’s Harrison County Commissioner’s meeting that due to expected thunderstorms Thursday, those roads will now be closed Friday. Deersville Road will be closed from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday and Harrison 55 to Clearfork Road will be closed from noon until 4 p.m. on Friday as well.

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Donald W. (Willis) Kelley

Donald W. (Willis) Kelley

Donald W. (Willis) Kelley, age 83, of Strasburg, passed away Tuesday evening, June 7 at Akron General Hospital. Born in Kenwood, Ohio, on May 5, 1933 to Samuel and Myrtle (Thompson) Kelley; Donald graduated from Cadiz High School in 1951, then served honorably in the Army during the Korean War. He was employed at Republic Steel of Massillon for 32 years. He loved his family, and spending time with them all. He also enjoyed camping and going to area casinos. He truly enjoyed tinkering and driving his father’s antique car. Trying new food and eating out with his family made him a happy man. He and his family were members of St. Joseph’s Parish of Dover, Ohio. He was a Boys Scout Leader in Strasburg for many years. Donald was a member of many organizations: Strasburg American Legion, Dover Knights of Columbus, past member of Dover Moose, Dover VFW, Strasburg AARP. Preceding him in death: his mother and father, brothers Melvin and Loraine; sisters Sadie Kelley, Pearl Keller, Erma Cunningham, and Ina Lisceski. Survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Ann (Maleyrick), son Joe (Lori) Kelley of New Philadelphia, Daughters Donna Ross of Copley, and Michelle (Jeff) Rapoza of Copley. Grandson Donovan (Danielle) of Stow. Step Grandchildren Phillip (Traci) Orzeck and Katie Orzeck. Great Granddaughters Payton and Brenna Kelley, and step great grandsons Jayson, Eli and Parker Orzeck. Sister Esther (Kelley) (Monte) Frashure of Cadiz and several nieces and nephews.. Family did receive friends June 9 at Toland-Herzig Funeral Home, Dover, Ohio. A Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday June 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Dover OH. Burial in Union Town Cemetery in Cadiz, Ohio. Arrangements entrusted to, Blessing-Hine Funeral Home, Twinsburg, OH 44087. www.blessingfuneralhome.com

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Thelma L. Samples

Thelma L. Samples

Thelma L. Samples, age 90, formerly of Jewett, Ohio, and Henderson, Ky., passed away Friday, June 10, at her home in Killeen, Texas after a lengthy illness. Born February 23, 1926 in Jewett she was a daughter of the late Leon and Wilma Shambaugh Townsend. Thelma was a 1944 graduate of Jewett High School, a member of the Jewett United Methodist Church and a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 316 in Scio. After moving to Texas she attended the Harker Heights United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her husband Harold R. Samples, a son Harold R.“Richard” Samples, Jr and a grandson Scott Samples. Surviving is a son Scott L. (Joann) Samples with whom she resided, grandchildren Mary Jo Sawyer of Galt, Mo., and Jeffrey Samples of Indianapolis, Ind., great granddaughters Hailey and Breanna Sawyer of Galt, Mo., and brothers Paul S. Townsend of Lexington, Ky., and Leon J. Townsend of High Springs, Fla. A graveside service will be held Friday, June 17 at 1 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett with Pastor David Lee officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Jewett United Methodist Church, PO Box 377, Jewett 43986 or Jewett VFD, PO Box 15, Jewett 43986. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her arrangements.

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Blues For a Cure hosting Bon Jovi guitarist

Blues For a Cure hosting Bon Jovi guitarist

HARRISON COUNTY – Hess Corporation presents the Sixth Annual Sean Carney Blues For A Cure 2016; Harrison County in memory of John Hursey. A Free Public Concert to be held Saturday June 25, 2016 starting at 6:00 pm at Sally Buffalo Park, 100 College Way, Cadiz, OH 43907. The proceeds benefit Harrison Community Hospital Foundation and American Cancer Society Harrison County Relay Teams. Since inception, this annual charity concert event has raised over $100,000 for the local area. Blues For A Cure, has raised over $200,000 since Sean Carney started the fund in 2007. With heavy hearts we will remember and honor our dear friend, and great friend to the Blues community, John Hursey who passed earlier this year from cancer. John is sorely missed. Headlining this years event is the Matt O’Ree band from New Jersey. With over 4000 entries from across the country, Matt was named the national champion of Guitarmageddon “King Of The Blues” Guitar Center contest hosted by BB King and John Mayer. Matt joined Jon Bon Jovi on the Bon Jovi 2015 Asia stadium tour this past fall. The Matt O’Ree band will soon be releasing a new album that has been in the works for the past 4 years and includes guest performances by Howlin’ Wolf’s guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Blues Brother’s guitarist Steve Cropper, Blues Travelers front man John Popper, Bon Jovi’s keyboardist David Bryan and even Bruce Springsteen. The rest of the lineup for this year’s event is as talented as ever with the Hadden Sayers Band from Columbus, OH, and their Rolling Soul Tour. The Noah Wotherspoon band who took second place at the 2014 International Blues Challenge and Noah gaining “Best Guitar Player” honors. Tonky de la Pena, from Madrid Spain will join us again this year bringing an international flavor to a stellar Blues lineup. This event is BYOB. Food will be catered by the Harrison Community Hospital. Water, soda and sports drinks will be available for purchase. Please bring your lawn chairs, sun tents and blankets. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, visit our website at www.bluesforacure.org or contact Mark Puskarich at (614) 620-6786 or mpuskarich@yahoo.com Event Lineup 6:00; 7:30 Noah Wotherspoon Band featuring Sean Carney and Tonky de la Pena 7:30 ; 8:00 Announcements and Auction 8:00; 9:15 Hadden Sayers Band Rolling Soul 9:30 ; 11:00 Matt OsRee Band (Featuring Jon Bon Jovi’s new lead guitar player, Matt OsRee).

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