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Coal truck overturns on 250

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.

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MarkWest honors veterans

MarkWest honors veterans

Friday, May 20, MarkWest Energy held an event at their corporate headquarters on Industrial Park Road just outside of Cadiz, to honor the local veterans in preparation for Memorial Day. Area middle-schoolers were in attendance as well, and learned a bit of history about the wars our veterans fought to protect our freedoms. During the ceremony, a gun salute was performed and flags were lowered to half mast to remember those who gave their lives in support of our country. Ed Long, District 10 Vice Commander and Post 31 Finance Officer said that although this was the first event put on by MarkWest, it was a great honor to be recognized. He went on to say that next to Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day is one of the most important celebrations we engage in to honor veterans. After the brief ceremony, everyone in attendance was invited to a delicious lunch put out by MarkWest. Below: A salute to out country’s flag as it’s being lowered to half staff to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. Also, Ed Long of Post 31 speaks on the importance of remembering and honoring our veterans.

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Fifth covered bridge goes up near Scio

Fifth covered bridge goes up near Scio

SCIO – Harrison County’s Conotton Creek Bike Trail has its fifth covered bridge (The Scio Pottery Bridge) being erected near Scio. On Friday, May 20th it took a village and three bikers from Sugarcreek to raise the north wall, said Dee Horstman, Conotton Creek Trail secretary .

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UPDATE: Cadiz Shurfast robbed again

UPDATE: Cadiz Shurfast robbed again

CADIZ -Uhrichsville police arrested Allen West last night at approximately 10 p.m., according to Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann. West is a suspect in the Shurfast Sunoco robbery in the early hours of Monday morning. The Harrison County prosecutor’s office is working on charges to be brought down on West and he is expected to face an arraignment sometime Tuesday afternoon. MONDAY – The Cadiz Shurfast Sunoco was hit again early this morning. Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann said the call came just before 4 a.m. The suspect is still at large as authorities are still attempting to obtain better surveillance video. The male was wearing a black top with a hood and some kind of mask but wore no gloves, according to McCann. The suspect made off with just under $500. He also threatened the clerk with a gun but according to McCann, did not show the weapon. He apparently arived on foot and left on foot. Further details to come as the story develops.

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Obituaries

Opal L. Patrick

Opal L. Patrick

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.

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American Pickers to film in Ohio

American Pickers to film in Ohio

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout Ohio with filming scheduled for this summer. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques–from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank continue their mission to recycle America by rescuing forgotten relics and giving them a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about American history along the way. American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your buried treasure. They are on the hunt for characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, early firefighting equipment, vintage musical equipment, automotive items, and clothing. They are always excited to find things they’ve never seen before and learn the story behind it. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection send us your: name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-old-rust.

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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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American Pickers to film in Ohio

American Pickers to film in Ohio

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Ohio! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout Ohio with filming scheduled for this summer. American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’ on History. The hit show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques–from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles, to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank continue their mission to recycle America by rescuing forgotten relics and giving them a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about American history along the way. American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your buried treasure. They are on the hunt for characters with interesting and unique items. Some of what they look for: vintage bicycles, toys, unusual radios, movie memorabilia, advertising, military items, folk art, early firefighting equipment, vintage musical equipment, automotive items, and clothing. They are always excited to find things they’ve never seen before and learn the story behind it. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection send us your: name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-old-rust.

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Coal truck overturns on 250

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.

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MarkWest honors veterans

MarkWest honors veterans

Friday, May 20, MarkWest Energy held an event at their corporate headquarters on Industrial Park Road just outside of Cadiz, to honor the local veterans in preparation for Memorial Day. Area middle-schoolers were in attendance as well, and learned a bit of history about the wars our veterans fought to protect our freedoms. During the ceremony, a gun salute was performed and flags were lowered to half mast to remember those who gave their lives in support of our country. Ed Long, District 10 Vice Commander and Post 31 Finance Officer said that although this was the first event put on by MarkWest, it was a great honor to be recognized. He went on to say that next to Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day is one of the most important celebrations we engage in to honor veterans. After the brief ceremony, everyone in attendance was invited to a delicious lunch put out by MarkWest. Below: A salute to out country’s flag as it’s being lowered to half staff to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our freedoms. Also, Ed Long of Post 31 speaks on the importance of remembering and honoring our veterans.

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Jewett, Hopedale, Germano Memorial Day programs
Fifth covered bridge goes up near Scio

Fifth covered bridge goes up near Scio

SCIO – Harrison County’s Conotton Creek Bike Trail has its fifth covered bridge (The Scio Pottery Bridge) being erected near Scio. On Friday, May 20th it took a village and three bikers from Sugarcreek to raise the north wall, said Dee Horstman, Conotton Creek Trail secretary .

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Opal L. Patrick

Opal L. Patrick

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.

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John Wilson Ferrell

John Wilson Ferrell

John Wilson Ferrell, age 89 of 111 North Philadelphia Street, Freeport was pronounced dead at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in his home. Born April 25, 1927 in Freeport Township, Ohio, he was a son of the late Robert Karl Ferrell and Helen Rose McMath Ferrell. John graduated from Freeport High School in 1945. After graduation, he drove truck for Mallernee Trucking delivering coal, livestock, wool, eggs, and milk. He was self-employed, dealing in livestock, machinery, and properties. He purchased his family’s farm and became a farmer. He was never a full time employee of any business, but worked for Spring Paving for a short time working on the crew that paved the seven mile drive from State Route 22 to Salt Fork Lodge and State Route 39 from New Philadelphia to Carrollton. He raised sheep and cattle. Amongst farming and other activities he owned and raced Standard Bred Horses with Chucky Williams as a driver. He enjoyed dealing on anything new and different. John was a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church, Grange, Harrison County Farm Bureau, Lions Club, Harrison County Planning Commission, Harrison County Health Board, and Tri-County Saddle Club. His wife, Martha Elizabeth Wilson Ferrell died February 1, 1981. They were married June 1, 1947. Surviving are four children: Judy K. (Fritz) Soehnlen of East Sparta, Samuel W. (Debra) Ferrell of Louisville, Jeffrey J. (Kim) Ferrell of Freeport, and Marsha J. Ferrell of Freeport; eight grandchildren: John Karl (Carrie) Ferrell, Christy (Michael) Hall, John C. Soehnlen, Elizabeth (Bobby) Brooks, Marty Soehnlen, Sally (companion Matt Taylor) Johnson, Megan (Nicholas) Ugrin, Drew (Danielle) Ferrell, ten great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; a sister Rose Ann Bardall of Freeport, brother-in-law, Robert Wilson of Newcomerstown; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters Nancy Jane Ferrell in 1944 and Sarah Eleanor Koch in 2016; and his companion of fourteen years, Connie Fogle. Services will be at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 21 in Freeport United Methodist Church with Pastor David Koch officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. also in the church. Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to the Freeport United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website – www.kochfuneralhome.net Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport, Ohio 43973 handled the arrangements. (740) 658-3470  

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Charles Stanley Terman

Charles Stanley Terman

Charles Stanley “Chuck” Terman, 56, of Flushing, Ohio, formerly of Mansfield, Ohio, died Thursday, May 12, at Harrison Community Hospital in Cadiz, Ohio. He was born Jan. 24, 1960 in Cambridge, Ohio, the son of the late Rev. Robert Stanley and Donna Jeanne Blair Terman. Chuck was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the North Central Bass Masters, B.A.S.S. Federation, and the Clendening Bass Club. He attended the Ontario Free Methodist Church in Ontario, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Terri Boyt Terman; a son Robert Joseph Terman (girlfriend, Josie Leishman) of the home; two sisters, Faye Yvonne (William) Wenger of Jackson Twp., Ohio and Christine Sue (Ron) Baker of Galion, Ohio; and his beloved dog, Gunner. A memorial service will be held on a future date to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles Terman Memorial Fund, c/o Wesbanco, 102 E. Main St., Freeport, OH 43973. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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UPDATE: Cadiz Shurfast robbed again

UPDATE: Cadiz Shurfast robbed again

CADIZ -Uhrichsville police arrested Allen West last night at approximately 10 p.m., according to Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann. West is a suspect in the Shurfast Sunoco robbery in the early hours of Monday morning. The Harrison County prosecutor’s office is working on charges to be brought down on West and he is expected to face an arraignment sometime Tuesday afternoon. MONDAY – The Cadiz Shurfast Sunoco was hit again early this morning. Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann said the call came just before 4 a.m. The suspect is still at large as authorities are still attempting to obtain better surveillance video. The male was wearing a black top with a hood and some kind of mask but wore no gloves, according to McCann. The suspect made off with just under $500. He also threatened the clerk with a gun but according to McCann, did not show the weapon. He apparently arived on foot and left on foot. Further details to come as the story develops.

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Thirteen file lawsuit against Kinder Morgan

Thirteen file lawsuit against Kinder Morgan

HARRISON COUNTY – Thirteen plaintiffs have filed a joint lawsuit against Kinder Morgan, described on their website as “the largest energy infrastructure company in North America.” Ironically, representing these 13 plaintiffs is the same attorney who has been representing Carol Teter in her pending case against Sunoco, Nicholas I. Andersen, where Teter was just awarded a “stay” thereby preventing Sunoco from beginning pipeline work on her property until the appeal is decided. Teter lost the trial decision earlier in the year and is now awaiting the appeal, which should come in late June or early July. Also adding to the irony is the same attorney representing Sunoco, which is Gregory Brunton who successfully argued Sunoco to that trial victory. One small clarification, which was erroneously submitted last week among the Harrison County Clerk of Court papers, which listed Ken Zitko without the moniker of “et al,” which means “and others.” Zitko is in fact one of 13 plaintiffs. Along with Zitko of Cadiz the remaining 12 are: Penny Zitko (Cadiz), Dr. Rebecca Williams (Alliance), Patrick Klodt (Alliance), Larry Patterson (Scio), Bessie Patterson (Scio), Barry Easlick (Scio), Linda Easlick (Scio), Four J’s Farms Management LLC, C/O Janet Brokaw Managing Mbr (Scio), Samuel Pritchard (Uniontown), Sheri Pritchard (Uniontown), Dr. Kenneth Welsh (Douglas, Mi.) and Shauna Zitko (Carmichaels, Pa.). The suit was filed in Harrison County Court on April 14 and so far, neither side has made any comments. The sentiment among some familiar with the case suspect Kinder Morgan is attempting to ride the successful decision Judge, T. Shawn Hervey brought down against Teter, allowing Sunoco to lay pipeline through their property as part of the Mariner 2 Pipeline, which is headed to Eastern Pennsylvania and their and their Markus Hook facility. Andersen stated through an email exchange that Kinder Morgan has until this Monday to respond to the suit. Kinder Morgan has also filed suit against several individuals but those details have not been accumulated as of yet.

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