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Accident on 250

Accident on 250

TAPPAN – A severe accident occurred on U.S. 250 late Tuesday morning involving a Jeep 4×4 and a large, International box truck. The driver of the truck was only slightly injured but two occupants in the Jeep have been taken to a Canton hospital for serious injuries, according to Ohio State Patrol officers. Further details will be in Saturday’s newspaper edition.

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State champions and history makers

State champions and history makers

CADIZ – Winners of the Ohio Future Farmers of America Parliamentary Procedure competition last year, and Ohio state champions, are the girls from Harrison Central High School. Don Jones, who appeared at the Harrison Hills Board of Education regular meeting Wednesday with his team, coached the girls to their first ever, state championship. Jones will take six girls to the national championship later this year where they will debate the pros and cons of an issue that is presented to each team before the judges. Front row: Kaci Carter, Kaylee Toland, Kealy Ghezzi, Kelsey Fogle, Jalyn Jones, Lindsay Dowdle and Samantha Raber. Back row: Deborah Kenny, HHBOE president and board members Melvin Allen, John Harrison, Judy Crawshaw and Don Jones.

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Clark resolution delayed

Clark resolution delayed

CADIZ – Kara Clark, who was involved in the robbery and beating of 71 year-old Joseph Gale of Jewett, had her case put on hold Thursday pending an assessment to see whether she would qualify for a drug and alcohol program. If Clark would qualify then she would enter what is called, “Intervention in lieu of conviction” drug and alcohol program and sent to an appropriate facility. A defendant must enter a change of plea then the court must accept that change. In Clark’s case, if she were to qualify for the intervention program, the court would “stay” her case until she completes the program successfully. Clark’s presumed change of plea to guilty on an obstruction charge could not be officially signed until the assessment has been completed. Clark’s co-defendants, Autumn Stabile and Bryan Nicosia have already had their cases resolved. Stabile pled guilty to obstruction and was sentenced to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center for women in Lisbon. She was also handed 200 hours of community service. Nicosia recently plead guilty to aggravated burglary, felonious assault and unlawful restraint and was sentenced to four years in prison.  

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Burglary suspect, Pirozak, enters not guilty plea

Burglary suspect, Pirozak, enters not guilty plea

CADIZ – Elijah K. Pirozak, 18, of 85152 Bakers Ridge Road, Jewett, who was arrested in early February on suspicion of burglary, was arraigned on three felony counts Tuesday morning, Feb. 24. Count one was theft, a felony in the fifth degree, which carries a possible sentence of 12 months and a fine up to $2,500 for the theft of a diamond wedding band. Count two, burglary and a felony of the third degree, carries a fine up to 36 months and a possible fine of up to $10,000. Count three, also a burglary, which carries the same penalties as count two, as well as being a felony of the third degree. Judge T. Shawn Hervey entered a plea of not guilty for Pirozak and bond was continued at $100,000. Pirozak apologized for missing a previous probation hearing and also failing a drug test. Harrison County Prosecutor Owen Beetham argued for the high bond stating that the crimes had been committed over a period of time and the seriousness of the crimes. When Hervey asked where he would live if released on bond, Pirozak stated that he would like to go to a rehabilitation center. Priozak’s stepfather Mr. Krankovich, who was also in the courtroom and is listed as a victim in count one as Hervey stated, said that he had asked for charges not to be pressed “after the fact” but the prosecutor’s office had already gone forward with the case. He added that his stepson was welcome to stay with him “anytime.” Two others arrested in the case were Alisha S. Klotz, 19, 177 Township 1180 Dillonvale Road and Ethan R. Newbrough, 25, 303 East High Street, Jewett. Klotz faces four charges: Receiving stolen property, obstructing justice and two counts of burglary. Newbrough faces two counts of burglary and faces a scheduled hearing on March 20 at 2:30 p.m. Klotz is scheduled for an April 1 hearing.

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Two arrested on felony charges

Two arrested on felony charges

          CADIZ – Natasha Sall, 30, and Christopher Newell, 34, both of 102 Cadiz Ave., Cadiz, were arrested Friday on five felony counts: child endangerment, two corruption with drugs, promoting prostitution and permitting drug abuse. They face a preliminary hearing March 2. More to come in Saturday’s edition.

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Obituaries

Bonnie Talbot

Bonnie Talbot

Bonnie “Goldie” Talbott, 70, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at her home following a long battle with lung cancer. She was born March 29, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio  a daughter of the late Russell and Faye Waller Fenstamaker. She was a loving homemaker along with being a manager of Cosmetology.  She was the owner/operator of Bonnie’s Hair Haven located in Cadiz and also operated a flower and craft shop called Goldie’s Creations. She was an avid fisherwoman of Piedmont Lake for 50 plus years. She also enjoyed working and designing her flower beds around her home. Goldie attended the Cadiz Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents; by her husband of 24 years, Jim in an industrial accident and a brother, Warren James Fenstamaker. Surviving are her daughter, Russell (Rustie) Talbott (Donald) Dowdell of Georgetown, and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 8 from 1-7 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Shortcreek Cemetery, Georgetown, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice or the American Cancer Society. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Beaver Local wins BMC wrestling tourney

Beaver Local wins BMC wrestling tourney

    The 16 team Junior High Buckeye Mountaineer Conference held their annual Wrestling tournament on Saturday at Buckeye Local Jr./Sr. High School. Winning the Big School title was Beaver Local. Edison won the Small School crown. Travis Gorby of Toronto was voted most outstanding wrestler.               The All BMC All Academic Wrestling Team: (front row L to R) Garrett Givens, Christian Lerussi, Darien Louk, Steve Bezak, Jordyn Spencer, Jesse Fulton, Justin Haynes, Max Camilletti, Anthony Taylor, Ryan Burger, and Michael Brinsky. (Back row L to R) Scott Browning, Brooke Hearn, Daniel Yost, Luke McKinney, Hayden Wallace, Albert Taylor, Julian Lamb, Camden Barr, P.J. Morris, Hayden Johnson, and Mitch Wukelic.  

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Harrison East breast cancer awareness walk

Harrison East breast cancer awareness walk

Harrison East emptied its school Thursday afternoon for its second annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser. This year they held a mini-relay where the kids wore pink to help bring awareness, not only to breast cancer, but a drug-free lifestyle.

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Bonnie Talbot

Bonnie Talbot

Bonnie “Goldie” Talbott, 70, of Georgetown, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at her home following a long battle with lung cancer. She was born March 29, 1944 in Martins Ferry, Ohio  a daughter of the late Russell and Faye Waller Fenstamaker. She was a loving homemaker along with being a manager of Cosmetology.  She was the owner/operator of Bonnie’s Hair Haven located in Cadiz and also operated a flower and craft shop called Goldie’s Creations. She was an avid fisherwoman of Piedmont Lake for 50 plus years. She also enjoyed working and designing her flower beds around her home. Goldie attended the Cadiz Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents; by her husband of 24 years, Jim in an industrial accident and a brother, Warren James Fenstamaker. Surviving are her daughter, Russell (Rustie) Talbott (Donald) Dowdell of Georgetown, and nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Sunday, March 8 from 1-7 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Shortcreek Cemetery, Georgetown, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice or the American Cancer Society. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Head on collision on 151

Head on collision on 151

HARRISON COUNTY – U.S. 151 was the scene of a head on collision around 6 p.m. on Wednesday March 4. A red Jeep 4×4 was approaching a crest in the hill when the driver of a semi-truck in front of him slowed down. The driver in the Jeep slowed to avoid him causing his vehicle to lose control while crossing the center lane and colliding with a dark-colored Nissan Frontier pickup, which was climbing the hill. The driver of the Nissan was said to have injuries to his hand and foot but otherwise there were no serious injuries as both vehicles came to rest in a ditch alongside the road between Jewett and Hopedale. The investigation is ongoing and further details are to come.

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Zygfryd “Junior” Dulkoski, Jr.

Zygfryd “Junior” Dulkoski, Jr.

Zygfryd B. “Junior” Dulkoski, Jr., age 63, of New Rumley went home to be with our Lord and Savior Monday, March 2. Born April 6, 1951 in Steubenville he was the son of Zygfryd B. Dulkoski, Sr. of Jewett and the late Audrey M. Grim Dulkoski. He graduated from Jewett High School in 1969 and worked at Sidwell Mining for 20 years then Y&O Nelms #2 Mine in Hopedale for 18 years, retiring in 2012. He was a member of the New Rumley United Methodist Church and the UMW Local 1304. He enjoyed farming, fishing, playing guitar and going on trips. Junior was an excellent caretaker of his wife of 43 years, Bobbie Burrier Dulkoski, during her recent illness. They married on Dec. 11, 1971. Also surviving are his son Jeff (Mary) Dulkoski and two beloved grandchildren Katherine and Walker all of New Rumley; brothers Gary (Danita) of New Philadelphia, Larry (Susan) and Wayne (Pam) both of Germano; a sister Gloria (Mike) Carson of New Lexington; mother-in-law Mildred Burrier of New Rumley and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding him in death are brothers Jerry Lee and Thomas Patrick Dulkoski and Robert Grim and his father-in-law Dean Burrier. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in New Rumley United Methodist Church with Pastor Hester Hudson officiating. Burial will follow in Kilgore Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Koch Funeral Home, Scio. Memorial contributions may be made to New Rumley Methodist Church c/o Sandy Knowles, 11877 William Penn Ave NW, Hartville, 44632. Koch, Funeral Home, Scio (740) 945-6161.      

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Eric Garvin

Eric Garvin

Eric Joseph “E.J.” Garvin, 38, of New Athens, died Sunday, March 1, at his home. He was born August 9, 1976 in Bellaire, Ohio the son of Richard Garvin of New Athens and Kathy Fulton Garvin of Louisville, Ohio. E.J. was a surveyor at Hamilton and Associates in Flushing. He was an avid fisherman, liked camping, playing the guitar, radio controlled cars and cornhole, but especially being with family and friends. He was preceded in death, by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Ellen Garvin and his maternal grandfather, Howard Fulton. E.J. is survived in addition to his parents by his wife, Jennifer Sutton Garvin; a sister, Kristin (Kevin) Warner of Jewett; maternal grandmother, Letha Fulton of Cadiz; and his niece and nephew: Mollie and Dylan Warner. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4-8 at the House of the Shepherd Church in New Athens, where funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Pete Tuchek officiating. Burial will follow at Longview Cemetery, New Athens, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.  

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Accident on 250

Accident on 250

TAPPAN – A severe accident occurred on U.S. 250 late Tuesday morning involving a Jeep 4×4 and a large, International box truck. The driver of the truck was only slightly injured but two occupants in the Jeep have been taken to a Canton hospital for serious injuries, according to Ohio State Patrol officers. Further details will be in Saturday’s newspaper edition.

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State champions and history makers

State champions and history makers

CADIZ – Winners of the Ohio Future Farmers of America Parliamentary Procedure competition last year, and Ohio state champions, are the girls from Harrison Central High School. Don Jones, who appeared at the Harrison Hills Board of Education regular meeting Wednesday with his team, coached the girls to their first ever, state championship. Jones will take six girls to the national championship later this year where they will debate the pros and cons of an issue that is presented to each team before the judges. Front row: Kaci Carter, Kaylee Toland, Kealy Ghezzi, Kelsey Fogle, Jalyn Jones, Lindsay Dowdle and Samantha Raber. Back row: Deborah Kenny, HHBOE president and board members Melvin Allen, John Harrison, Judy Crawshaw and Don Jones.

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Clark resolution delayed

Clark resolution delayed

CADIZ – Kara Clark, who was involved in the robbery and beating of 71 year-old Joseph Gale of Jewett, had her case put on hold Thursday pending an assessment to see whether she would qualify for a drug and alcohol program. If Clark would qualify then she would enter what is called, “Intervention in lieu of conviction” drug and alcohol program and sent to an appropriate facility. A defendant must enter a change of plea then the court must accept that change. In Clark’s case, if she were to qualify for the intervention program, the court would “stay” her case until she completes the program successfully. Clark’s presumed change of plea to guilty on an obstruction charge could not be officially signed until the assessment has been completed. Clark’s co-defendants, Autumn Stabile and Bryan Nicosia have already had their cases resolved. Stabile pled guilty to obstruction and was sentenced to six months at the Eastern Ohio Correction Center for women in Lisbon. She was also handed 200 hours of community service. Nicosia recently plead guilty to aggravated burglary, felonious assault and unlawful restraint and was sentenced to four years in prison.  

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Milton “Bud” Holle

Milton “Bud” Holle

Milton “Bud” Holle, age 73, of Scio passed away Friday, Feb. 20, in Community Hospice House surrounded by his loving family. Born Feb. 10, 1942 in Scio he was a son of the late Henry S. Holle and Cora Belle Hutmire Holle. Bud graduated from Scio High School in 1961 and joined the US Navy, honorably serving his country in Vietnam. For most of his life he worked as an independent insurance agent. Bud was a member of the Scio American Legion Post 482 and the DP Society. He enjoyed mowing his lawn, listening to talk radio, watching American Pickers on television but most of all he loved the time he spent with his family and friends. Surviving are his wife Mary Kay Ross Holle who he married Feb. 27, 1982, a son Dennis (Becky) Ziegler of Freeport, a grandson Alex Ziegler, a sister Henrietta (Gib) Albright of Columbus, a nephew Mike (Donna) Albright of Columbus and a niece Deanna Payne of Nashville, Tenn. Services were held in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Mike Cunningham officiating. Burial followed in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice House, 716, Commerce St, New Philadelphia, Ohio, 44663.  

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Raymond Brooks

Raymond Brooks

Raymond M. “Sonny” Brooks, 76, of Cadiz, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Feb. 23, at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville, Ohio. He was born Sept. 5, 1938 in Cadiz, Ohio a son of the late Raymond Russell and Anna Jackson Brooks. Sonny was a retired employee of Y & O Nelms #2 Mine and the Village of Cadiz Street Department. He was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church in Cadiz. He was an avid fan of the Cadiz Cardinal Wrestling and Football teams and a Steelers Fan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Raymond Douglas Brooks; a daughter, Edith Brooks and a sister, Ruth Ramsey. Surviving are his wife, Donna Jones Brooks; four sons, Michael “Bam Bam” (Bobbi Jo) Brooks and Mark (Stephanie) Brooks all of Cadiz, Todd Brooks of Cleveland, Texas and Matthew Brooks of Cadiz; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and many step grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends may call Friday, 5-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church, Cadiz with Rev. William Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Ross R. Pool

Ross R. Pool

Ross R. Pool, 76 of Hudson, Fla., formally of this area died on Feb. 17. Ross was the son of the late Ida Mustard Pool and Simon S. Pool, Jr. Ross is survived by his wife, Rudale of Hudson, Fla., and six sisters, Ruth McCloskey of Irvine, Calif., Phyllis Dickey of Tippecanoe, Ohio, Fern (Emil) Poli of Sherrodsville, Ohio, Karen (Burt) Link, Carrollton, Ohio, Bonnie (Fred) Strayer, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Sharon Clark, Florence, Ala., in addition to step-children, grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Ross was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother. Arrangements were made in Hudson, Florida.

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