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Tree knocks down power line near Scio plant

Tree knocks down power line near Scio plant

SCIO – A storm blew through the area Tuesday uprooting a large tree next to the American Legion in Scio where it knocked down a power line, which was just down the road from the UEO Buckeye plant. Patrons at the Legion were told to stay inside until power could be turned off, which a truck from AEP did just that around 5:15 p.m. There were no injuries and several employees of UEO stated that one of their truck operators was inside a nearby truck at the time and was told to remain there for his safety until power was shut off. A female patron said the wind began to blow hard then hail began falling when she disappeared inside the Legion but did not see the tree topple over.  

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Sheriff announces July 4 safety initiative

Sheriff announces July 4 safety initiative

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is announcing their annual July 4 traffic safety initiative. Sgt. Robert Toker states there will be extra patrols beginning July 3 through July 5. The enforcement effort will target high traffic areas within the county. Deputies will be focusing on impaired driving but will also be strictly enforcing speed and safety belt violations as well. The July 4 holiday brings an increased traffic presence on Harrison County’s roadways especially around the MWCD lakes. These areas will be specifically targeted with an increased presence. An additional 50 hours of overtime will be worked during this three day period. Funding for the overtime is provided by the Impaired Driving Enforcement Program as part of the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. To report possible impaired or aggressive driving violations dial 911 or contact the Sheriff’s Office at (740) 942-2197. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday weekend and as always “Don’t text and Drive!”

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Indictments handed down for Clark, Singhaus

Indictments handed down for Clark, Singhaus

HARRISON COUNTY – Friday afternoon, five indictments were handed down for Wesley B. Clark who is accused of murdering Dustin Moreland of Dennison within the limits of Harrison County. Moreland allegedly answered an advertisement for a job in Texas but before he even left the state, it is alleged that he met up with and fell into some kind of altercation with Clark. Moreland’s body was found several days after he turned up missing. The five counts read as : Aggravated murder, murder, having weapons while under disability and the last two for tampering with evidence. Clark could be brought back to Harrison County as soon as the following week but it was unclear if he would appear in court the week of July 20-27. Amanda N. Singhaus was also indicted for one count of trafficking in heroin. She appeared in Harrison County Court Wednesday afternoon to waive her right to time in which a preliminary hearing must be held. Singhaus is from Bridgeport and was arrested July 3.

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Accident on U.S. 22 ties up traffic

Accident on U.S. 22 ties up traffic

ATHENS TOWNSHIP – An an 18-wheeler truck from an unknown company ran off U.S. 22 on the edge of Athens Township approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. According to officials on site, an Ohio State Trooper was following the truck, which was driving erratically all the way from Industrial Park Road but never stopped for the flashing lights and siren. There is speculation that the truck driver may have been suffering from a medical emergency but according to the Ohio State Patrol, they don’t even know the driver’s name as he had to be cut out of the truck then life-flighted to an area hospital. Further details coming.

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Microtel opens doors

Microtel opens doors

CADIZ – Microtel, the first of two new hotels to open in Cadiz finally had its long-awaited doors open on Thursday. The grand opening isn’t scheduled till July but the faucets are polished and the scent is fresh from the carpets to the furniture. Owner, Ben St. John is excited for things and the hotel’s potential. More details in the New-Herald’s June 20 print edition.

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Marlene R. “Marcy” Cerett Townsend

Marlene R. “Marcy” Cerett Townsend

Marlene R. “Marcy” Cerett Townsend, age 64, of Uhrichsville, Ohio, formerly of Jewett, and Harlem, Ga., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia, Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Born May 26, 1951 in Wheeling, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Louis Charles Cerett and Betty Eileen Stone Cerett. She graduated from Jewett High School in 1969 and worked at the Scio Pottery, The Restaurant in Scio, Coultraps near Tappan and the former Carousel Restaurant in Canton prior to moving to Harlem, Georgia in 2002. While living in Georgia she managed the Burger King in Cartersville. Marcy was always active in her community belonging to the Bethesda Baptist Church in Harlem and the Red Hat Ladies where she served as a past Queen Mother. While living in Jewett she was a member of the Jewett Junior Women’s Club, where she served as a past president; Scio American Legion Post #482 Auxiliary, where she served as a past president and squad leader of the rifle corps; a correspondent for the Harrison News Herald and a squad leader for the former Silver Steppers. Surviving are her husband Roger Townsend who she married December 11, 1970; a daughter Shauna (George) Wauthier of Uhrichsville; grandchildren Heather (Ryan) Willison of Carrollton, Cody Bell of Ranger, Ga., Zackary Valdez of Cartersville, Ga., and Emily Lane of Harlem, Ga; great grandchildren Cameron and Kylie Willison and Bentley Bell; siblings Charles (Eva Jane) Cerett of Malvern, Rose Etta (Glenn) Kozak of Ripley, W.Va., and Betty “Betsy” (Martin) Feldman of Santa Ana, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two nephews. Graveside memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett with Rev. LuAnn Youngman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Humane Society of your choice or any Suicide Prevention organization. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her services.

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Tree knocks down power line near Scio plant

Tree knocks down power line near Scio plant

SCIO – A storm blew through the area Tuesday uprooting a large tree next to the American Legion in Scio where it knocked down a power line, which was just down the road from the UEO Buckeye plant. Patrons at the Legion were told to stay inside until power could be turned off, which a truck from AEP did just that around 5:15 p.m. There were no injuries and several employees of UEO stated that one of their truck operators was inside a nearby truck at the time and was told to remain there for his safety until power was shut off. A female patron said the wind began to blow hard then hail began falling when she disappeared inside the Legion but did not see the tree topple over.  

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

ONGOING EVENTS BRAIN INJURY Support Group, B.I.G. Support, Puskarich Library Cadiz, second Wednesday of the month 6-8 p.m. For more information contact Becky at btbcopperclad@yahoo.com or Tish at (740) 695-5161. AL-NON MEETINGS, Freeport Methodist Church, Fridays, 7 p.m. and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Cadiz Presbyterian Church. UNIONPORT MUSEUM open the first and third Sundays monthly from 1-4 p.m. (in the old Unionport School, Wayne Township Community Center), the public is cordially invited to stop in and look around. FRANKLIN MUSEUM members meet the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the museum. T.O.P.S. 1844 Flushing, meet Mondays, weigh in 9-10 a.m. Meeting 10-11 a.m. For information contact Linda Spano at (740) 968-1367. TOPS CLUB Meeting, every Thursday, 4-6 p.m. at 600 Countryside Lane. For more information call (740) 942-3220. SCIO FOOD Pantry hours are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We give out food from 10 a.m. to Noon and from 4 to 6 p.m. for those who need help with food. PINE VALLEY Sportsman’s Club Shoot every Sunday, 9 a.m. at the club. Sign up is 8:30 a.m. Public welcome. HARRISON COUNTY Military Support Group will meet the third Tuesday of every month at the Cadiz Fire House at 6 p.m. TOPS CLUB Meetings at Faith Community Chapel in Leesville. Every Monday are weigh ins at 4:45 p.m. and meetings are at 5:30 p.m. For more info call (740) 269-1238 or (740) 269-9283. THE HARRISON County Agricultural Society will hold their monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Coal Room in the Government Center until April when they will be held at the fairgrounds during warm weather months. SCIO LEGION Post #482 now has karaoke the first and third Friday of the month with Jeff Drown from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., beginning Jan. 16. They invite everyone to come and have a good time! HARRISON COUNTY Veterans Service will hold their meetings the first Monday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Harrison County Veterans Service Office, Courthouse. GABLE’S CARE Center in Hopedale at 351 Lahm Drive a free concert series every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. until July 8. For more info call (740) 937-2900.   THIS WEEK ATWOOD LAKE Area Community Flea Market at Warren Twp. Community Center, 3986 New Cumberland Rd. NE Mineral City, Ohio 44656. Corner of State Rt. 212 and New Cumberland Rd. (1 mile from Atwood Lake Dam) on June 20 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and Restrooms. Vendors Welcome. $10 per spot, $5 per table. All proceeds benefit the community center programs! Contact Portia King at (330) 365-9240 or (330) 602-9564 to reserve your spot or for more information! FREE DINNER June 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Freeport United Methodist Church (222 High Street, Freeport, Ohio). There is open to the public. Menu: Creamed chicken sandwiches, Sloppy Joes, hot dogs and coney dogs, macaroni & cheese, green beans, strawberry shortcake, desserts and drinks.   UPCOMING EVENTS CADIZ BIDDY Cheerleading sign ups for girls third through sixth grade on June 27 from 10 a.m. to Noon and July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Puskarich Public Library. There is a $35 nonrefundable fee. BENEFIT TO Bless Melissa Britton on June 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Somerton Fire hall. $10 per person. Dinner will be choice of hamburger, Italian sausage or: two hot dogs, two sides, dessert and drink. There will be a concession stand available during the auction and that auction starts at 4:30 p.m. Live auction, Chinese auction, 50/50, beef raffle. Benefit held to benefit Melissa Britton, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband was on the miners permanently laid off from the Century Mine. They will lose their medical insurance at the end of June. Melissa is married to Chad Britton and they have three children – Nichole and Jennifer Farson and Jonothan Carpenter. Fourth annual classic car, truck and motorcycle show at Gable’s Care Center at 351 Lahm Drive, Hopedale on July 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more info call and ask for Pam Wood at (740) 937-2900.

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Tree knocks down power line near Scio plant

Tree knocks down power line near Scio plant

SCIO – A storm blew through the area Tuesday uprooting a large tree next to the American Legion in Scio where it knocked down a power line, which was just down the road from the UEO Buckeye plant. Patrons at the Legion were told to stay inside until power could be turned off, which a truck from AEP did just that around 5:15 p.m. There were no injuries and several employees of UEO stated that one of their truck operators was inside a nearby truck at the time and was told to remain there for his safety until power was shut off. A female patron said the wind began to blow hard then hail began falling when she disappeared inside the Legion but did not see the tree topple over.  

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Marlene R. “Marcy” Cerett Townsend

Marlene R. “Marcy” Cerett Townsend

Marlene R. “Marcy” Cerett Townsend, age 64, of Uhrichsville, Ohio, formerly of Jewett, and Harlem, Ga., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia, Ohio surrounded by her loving family. Born May 26, 1951 in Wheeling, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Louis Charles Cerett and Betty Eileen Stone Cerett. She graduated from Jewett High School in 1969 and worked at the Scio Pottery, The Restaurant in Scio, Coultraps near Tappan and the former Carousel Restaurant in Canton prior to moving to Harlem, Georgia in 2002. While living in Georgia she managed the Burger King in Cartersville. Marcy was always active in her community belonging to the Bethesda Baptist Church in Harlem and the Red Hat Ladies where she served as a past Queen Mother. While living in Jewett she was a member of the Jewett Junior Women’s Club, where she served as a past president; Scio American Legion Post #482 Auxiliary, where she served as a past president and squad leader of the rifle corps; a correspondent for the Harrison News Herald and a squad leader for the former Silver Steppers. Surviving are her husband Roger Townsend who she married December 11, 1970; a daughter Shauna (George) Wauthier of Uhrichsville; grandchildren Heather (Ryan) Willison of Carrollton, Cody Bell of Ranger, Ga., Zackary Valdez of Cartersville, Ga., and Emily Lane of Harlem, Ga; great grandchildren Cameron and Kylie Willison and Bentley Bell; siblings Charles (Eva Jane) Cerett of Malvern, Rose Etta (Glenn) Kozak of Ripley, W.Va., and Betty “Betsy” (Martin) Feldman of Santa Ana, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two nephews. Graveside memorial services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett with Rev. LuAnn Youngman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Humane Society of your choice or any Suicide Prevention organization. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her services.

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Sheriff announces July 4 safety initiative

Sheriff announces July 4 safety initiative

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is announcing their annual July 4 traffic safety initiative. Sgt. Robert Toker states there will be extra patrols beginning July 3 through July 5. The enforcement effort will target high traffic areas within the county. Deputies will be focusing on impaired driving but will also be strictly enforcing speed and safety belt violations as well. The July 4 holiday brings an increased traffic presence on Harrison County’s roadways especially around the MWCD lakes. These areas will be specifically targeted with an increased presence. An additional 50 hours of overtime will be worked during this three day period. Funding for the overtime is provided by the Impaired Driving Enforcement Program as part of the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. To report possible impaired or aggressive driving violations dial 911 or contact the Sheriff’s Office at (740) 942-2197. The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July holiday weekend and as always “Don’t text and Drive!”

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David B. Wallace

David B. Wallace

David B. Wallace of Springfield, Mo. died on June 23. He was born in Tippecanoe, Ohio, to the late David B. Wallace and Gladys Wallace. David was well known in Tippecanoe as the oldest of the, “Wallace Boys.”  His quiet and diligent soul was well formed as an evolving youth in the 40s and 50s  “Tipp” environment. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. David then continued his employment with Republic Steel Corp in Canton, Ohio, as a technician in the Metallurgical Lab Dept. He ended his employment career in 1994. He was preceded in death by, Sarah, his wife of 24 years. David spent the last few years with his son Jeff Wallace. He will be returned to his roots in Oakdale, Pa., to be placed beside his beloved soul mate and wife Sarah. David is survived by his Brother, Don of Hot Springs, Ark., two sons and one daughter, four grandchildren, and one great granddaughter.

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Dorothy Sowers

Dorothy Sowers

Dorothy Smart Grace Sowers, 95, of Dover, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 21, at New Dawn Retirement Center at Dover. Dorothy was born April 27, 1920 in Newcomerstown, Ohio to the late John and Marie (Sudduth) Smart. Her younger years were spent on a farmstead in the New Philadelphia area and she graduated from Midvale High School in 1938. Home and family was where her heart always was and she raised her family in Scio, Ohio. Always a good neighbor, Dorothy was active in many community organizations including the Scio Civic Club, Eastern Star and the Scio Junior Women’s Club. Dorothy and her first husband, Bill, owned and operated Grace’s Meat Market in Scio for 25 years. She then completed her working career at the Scio Bank Co., retiring after 15 years of service. She loved to travel and enjoyed spending winters in Florida and Arizona. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-mother, Esther Smart; her first husband, Rev. William K. Grace, in 1967; her second husband, Donald Sowers, in 1997 and a daughter-in-law, Jana Grace. She is survived by her sons, Randall K. Grace of Delaware, Ohio and Dr. Ted W Grace of Carbondale, Ill.; a sister Lois Dunlap of New Philadelphia; her grandchildren, William K. Grace of Cincinnati, Heidi (Stephen) Langsdorf of Galloway, Ohio, Dr. Lacey A. (Everett) Grace of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.; and Emily (Jesse) Grace Russell of Anderson, Ind.; her great grandchildren, Lauren and Nathan Grace and Logan and Lucas Langsdorf and nieces, Carol Kern and Jackie (John) Marty both of New Philadelphia. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover and again one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday. A service celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held on Friday, June 26, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Hugh Berry officiating. Entombment will follow in Dover Burial Park. Following the committal service a luncheon will be held in the Hospitality Room in the Geib Funeral Center. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Dorothy by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com. Contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to the Scio United Methodist Church, 117 Maple Street, Scio, Ohio, 43988 or to the Scio Historical Museum, c/o Dee Horstman, 90151 Kilgore Ridge Road, Scio, Ohio 43988 or to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.  

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Francis Yarnell

Francis Yarnell

Francis E. Yarnell, 84, of Lynchburg, Virginia, died Monday, June 15, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Piedmont, Ohio to the late John E. and Bessie H. Yarnell on Nov. 21, 1930. As a young man, Francis was a Boy Scout and later a Sea Scout, being part of the first Sea Scout Troop in Ohio and trained on the S.S. Hanna on Piedmont Lake. He graduated from Freeport High School in 1948, The Ohio State University in 1961, and attended graduate school at Michigan State University, Central Washington State University, Carnegie Mellon University, and Kent State University. He served in the Korean War in the United States Navy from 1951-1955. On May 20, 1951, Francis married the love of his life, Marilyn Jean Mears. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University, he taught U.S. History and World History at New Philadelphia High School. Later in his career, he was a teacher coordinator of the OWE (Occupational Work Experience) program. Francis retired from teaching in 1985 and enjoyed his love of traveling. He visited all 50 states including Alaska and Hawaii. He also traveled in Mexico and in Canada. Francis also loved to garden, read, and fish. He was a member of Tuscarawas County Retired Teachers Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and the American Legion. He was a member of South Broadway United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia and attended Peakland United Methodist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Marilyn (Mears) Yarnell; his daughter, Marla Ann (Louis) Gamino of Temple, Texas; his son, Kevin D. (Regina) Yarnell of Lynchburg, Va.; his sister, Marjorie Bardall (Thomas) of Freeport, Ohio; four grandchildren, Ian Yarnell (Germaine) of Tucson, Ariz.; Gabriel and Dominic Gamino of Temple, Texas; and Claire Gamino of Washington D.C.; and his sister-in-law, Helen Yarnell of Newark, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Anthony Francis Yarnell Gamino; his sister, Mary Jane Dunlap; and his three brothers, John W. Yarnell, Wayne Yarnell, and Donald Yarnell. Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home at New Philadelphia on Monday, June 22 from 4 -7 p.m. The Reverend Dr. John Vest of Peakland United Methodist Church will officiate a service beginning at 10 am on Tuesday, June 23 at the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Evergreen Burial Park, where military honors will be rendered for his service. Memorial contributions in memory of Francis may be directed to Peakland United Methodist Church, 4434 Boonesboro Rd., Lynchburg, Va., 24503. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Francis by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.GeibCares.com.

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Indictments handed down for Clark, Singhaus

Indictments handed down for Clark, Singhaus

HARRISON COUNTY – Friday afternoon, five indictments were handed down for Wesley B. Clark who is accused of murdering Dustin Moreland of Dennison within the limits of Harrison County. Moreland allegedly answered an advertisement for a job in Texas but before he even left the state, it is alleged that he met up with and fell into some kind of altercation with Clark. Moreland’s body was found several days after he turned up missing. The five counts read as : Aggravated murder, murder, having weapons while under disability and the last two for tampering with evidence. Clark could be brought back to Harrison County as soon as the following week but it was unclear if he would appear in court the week of July 20-27. Amanda N. Singhaus was also indicted for one count of trafficking in heroin. She appeared in Harrison County Court Wednesday afternoon to waive her right to time in which a preliminary hearing must be held. Singhaus is from Bridgeport and was arrested July 3.

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Accident on U.S. 22 ties up traffic

Accident on U.S. 22 ties up traffic

ATHENS TOWNSHIP – An an 18-wheeler truck from an unknown company ran off U.S. 22 on the edge of Athens Township approximately 12:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. According to officials on site, an Ohio State Trooper was following the truck, which was driving erratically all the way from Industrial Park Road but never stopped for the flashing lights and siren. There is speculation that the truck driver may have been suffering from a medical emergency but according to the Ohio State Patrol, they don’t even know the driver’s name as he had to be cut out of the truck then life-flighted to an area hospital. Further details coming.

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Microtel opens doors

Microtel opens doors

CADIZ – Microtel, the first of two new hotels to open in Cadiz finally had its long-awaited doors open on Thursday. The grand opening isn’t scheduled till July but the faucets are polished and the scent is fresh from the carpets to the furniture. Owner, Ben St. John is excited for things and the hotel’s potential. More details in the New-Herald’s June 20 print edition.

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Baby Bison Days set

Baby Bison Days set

CADIZ – The Second Annual Intertribal “Baby Bison Days Charity Pow Wow” will be held this Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21, on Father’s Day weekend. The Pow Wow benefits the HARCATUS Food Pantry of Cadiz. For each person coming to the Pow Wow, they ask them to bring a nonperishable item as the entrance fee. The food gathered during the Pow Wow will go to HARCATUS to be distributed as needed throughout the tri-county area. This year on June 20 the babies will be blessed just before the opening ceremony at 12 p.m. The Veterans will be saluted, so they are inviting all active military personnel, veterans, EMTs, fire departments, sheriff departments and police departments to please come take part in this salute. Each year it is hoped this event will grow even more. There will be a veteran’s table area set up. This is a special acknowledgement from the Native Americans and the lead veteran will be Donny Carter Sr. The master of ceremonies will be Chief Ed Spirit Horse along with his grandfather as arena director. Lead male dancer will be David Wanner, and lead lady dancer is Danelle Wanner. Dancers will be coming in from all over the tri-state area to dance to the drums. Lead drum is Sunset River, and guest drum will be Many Peoples. All drums, flutes and dancers are welcome. The event will see a wonderful variety of vendors from American Native to more modern. Rosemary Harber hand paints on leaves, feathers and baseballs. If you’re looking for a native dress, then Nancy Harper will have hand crafted shawls, stashes and jewelry. Some other vendors are Tony’s Tins, Knotty Pine Toys, Mary Kay and so much more. For the children, there is Native dancing, a coloring contest, face painting, and pony rides. The sponsors for the raffle to raise money for HARCATUS are the Cleveland Cavaliers, Franciscan University, Cleveland Browns, Jefferson Landmark, Willow Wind Mystics, Cain Reality of East Springfield, Ohio, Riesbecks Food Marts, Extreme Motorcycle, and William Host of Bowerston. A big thank you was given to Boss Bison Ranch for all their sponsorship and hosting. Thank you to Mountaineer Casino for offering the wonderful weekend package to be raffled off. This is a family oriented event so we have invited the FFA, Girls Scouts of America, Boy Scouts of America, and all 4 Hs to attend as well. The ranch is located at 45701, Unionvale Road, Cadiz. There is still time to volunteer, be a sponsor or to vend. For more information please call (740) 942-8726.

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