Opal L. Patrick, 92, of Byesville, formerly of Cadiz, died Sunday, May 15, at the home of her daughter. She was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Clarington, Ohio, a daughter of the late James Melvin and Mary Elizabeth Smith Harris. Opal was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and was a cat lover. She like listening to the Statler Brothers. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Patrick in 1980; two grandsons; infant twin great grandsons; and a sister, Erma Toole. Surviving are three children: Barbara (Randy) Bean, with whom she resided, Charles (Rose) Patrick of Cadiz, and Janet Garman of Colfax, Calif,; eight grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; two nieces and a nephew. Friends may call Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.
Coal truck overturns on 250
GEORGETOWN – A semi-tractor trailer carrying a load of coal over turned on U.S. 250 between Georgetown and Harrisville. The accident occurred around 9:45 a.m. Monday. The driver and only passenger in the vehicle was taken to a Martins Ferry hospital with unknown injuries, according to an emergency volunteer on site. The Ohio State Patrol was on the scene but the company the driver worked for, or cause of the crash is unknown at this time.