Byron “Barney” Ross Trotter – 93, of Jewett, Ohio died Friday morning in Trinity Hospital Steubenville. He was born in Jewett on Aug. 12, 1921 the son of late Saunders and Ethel Aiken Trotter. He also was preceded by a brother Newell Trotter. He was a graduate of the Jewett High School Class of 1939. Barney was a member of the Jewett St. James Lutheran Church. Byron was a retired coal miner with over 43 years. Working for Apex Coal and retired from Consolidation Coal and was a member of UMWA. Surviving are his wife of 68 years Mary Joyce Trotter of Jewett, his son Thomas (Deborah) Trotter of Jewett, Grandsons – Ty (Leslie) Trotter of East Peoria, Illinois, Treg Trotter of Akron, Ohio and great grandchildren Thayer and Isla Trotter of East Peoria, Illinois. Also a sister Letha McMannis of Scio and sister-in-law Naomi Trotter of Cadiz and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Blackburn Funeral Home at 416 East Main Street in Jewett on Monday Oct. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. with services there on Tuesday Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Pastor Sarah Walker Brown officiating. Blackburn Funeral Homes (740) 946-3351 www.blackburnfuneralhomes.com
BREAKING: Two vehicle collision on 151
TAPPAN- A Monessen, Pa., man driving a Gaspatch LLC pickup truck southbound on Tunnel Hill Road, was attempting to cross Ohio 151, slammed the front end of a two-door Chevy Spitzer traveling westbound. The female driver of the Chevy was taken by ambulance to Bowerston Park where Medflight airlifted her to Akron General Hospital. Mason Rands, 28, who was driving the pickup, was cited for failure to yield from a stop sign, according to State Highway Patrol officials on the scene. The woman’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, according to State Highway Patrol. The accident is under further investigation.