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Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

SCIO – No kidding! He can do this out of whole tree trunks. Dan Kidd fires up his chainsaw as he carves out a bear near the beginning of Scio along Ohio 9 Wednesday. It’s not his usual place to work from but there was a pile of logs and he just went to work. Kidd has been doing this for about four years where it started from simple whittling and painting. Kidd has done numerous other animals as well, including Giraffes, Penguins and had a finished American Eagle propped up beside him next to his new bear. Kidd’s business is called “Conotton Creek Woodworks” and if interested in him carving something special for you is: 740-945-1165.

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Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz is having a Free Community Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5-7 pm.  Whether you’re tired of eating alone or are just need a break from cooking, this is an wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food and Christian fellowship.  The church will be serving turkey noodle casserole, green beans, salad and dessert.  Please bring your appetite and a friend.

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Harrison Central Alumni Assoc. to hold Dueling Pianos party

Harrison Central Alumni Assoc. to hold Dueling Pianos party

Harrison Central Alumni Association is hosting a Dueling Pianos party as their first scholarship fundraiser. The high-energy musical event will be held Feb. 25 at Pennington’s (formerly Ja-Lins) in Jewett with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance for the show and food and $30 at the door, if the event hasn’t sold out, which is expected. Reserved tables are available. Tickets are available at Pennington’s 106 E Main St, Jewett, OH 43986; Capraro’s 135 E Main St, Hopedale, OH 43976; from any HCAA board member; or by contacting HCAA at contact@hcalumniassociation.com. Questions can be directed to HCAA at contact@hcalumniassociation.com or (740) 491-1994. Those unable to attend who would like to make a donation toward the HCAA Scholarship Fund can make checks payable to the Harrison Central Alumni Association and mail them to P.O. Box 15, New Athens, OH 43981. “This is a unique and fun evening that everyone will enjoy. If you’ve never heard of dueling pianos check out our website for a few video clips,” said Taylar Kenny, event chair. The event is billed as a “high-energy, entertaining, comedy routine, piano concert, sing-along, audience-interaction event.” “We expect this event to be successful enough to allow our association to offer two scholarships to graduating Harrison Central seniors in 2018. We have been a working association since May 2016 and have already raised enough to benefit one senior from the class of 2017. I’m proud of our board for working tirelessly and thrilled to see our alumni join together to help out the next generation,” said Dan Milleson, scholarship chair. For more information on the association or the event visit hcalumniassociation.com.

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Harrison Hills BoE to meet in special session

Harrison Hills BoE to meet in special session

The Harrison Hills City Board of Education will meet in special session on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm at the administrative office in Cadiz, OH. The purpose of the meeting is personnel.

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Near Head-on Collision Shuts Down 149 Near New Athens

Near Head-on Collision Shuts Down 149 Near New Athens

HARRISON COUNTY – A near head-on collision along Ohio 149 just outside of New Athens Thursday afternoon resulted in at least one lucky driver. Christopher Settle from Moundsville was driving his 1998 Dodge Ram pickup with trailer attached heading north towards the village of New Athens. Then he saw the white Chevy Impala coming right at him. “There’s something seriously wrong,” Settle thought as he saw the unnamed female driver of the Impala bobbing her head up and down towards the steering wheel. Settle swerved at the very last second as the woman clipped the front of his truck smashing it and his trailer and sending it into a ditch. The Impala continued up the hill for maybe 30 feet before coming to a stop leaving a trail of damages from both vehicles on the road between the two. The Impala was heavily damaged with the left front tire torn off, the roof caved in near the front as well as the front engine area smashed in. Settle was heading to a scrap yard in Dillonvale when the accident occurred. Another vehicle, a silver pickup driven by an unknown male was first to pass the Impala nearly missing him with Settle following. Both he and Settle speculated that the woman may have had a stroke but there was no confirmation on that, nor of the possibility she may have fallen asleep at the wheel based on what both men saw as her vehicle was heading south around the bend in the road. Authorities stated that the woman was being taken to Wheeling Medical Park for treatment. Settle miraculously suffered no injuries and signed a waiver not to be taken or treated by medical personnel. Other emergency personnel said they saw the woman actually walk several steps after being released from her vehicle and was talking in the ambulance. Emergency units from Lafferty, Flushing and New Athens were on the scene as well as several members of the Ohio State Patrol who are still investigating the accident.

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Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth

Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth

Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth, 79, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at New Athens, Ohio after a period of declining health. A daughter of the late Wayne T. Snyder and Lillie (Watt) Myers, Catherine was born July 11, 1937 at Steubenville, Ohio. After graduating from Steubenville High School in 1956, she went on to work for The Hub, JC Penny’s and then as a pharmacy technician at Big Bear Plus. Catherine loved to pass on her history and stories to all of her friends and family; she had a gift for being able to speak and converse with young children. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed her time spent in the North Star community; while there she attended the Dover United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Hopedale United Methodist Church and the UMW. She was also a member of the Unionport OES WM in 1981 & 1990, Adult Late Deafened Association and the NF2 Crew. She founded the Brownie Scout Troop in Hopedale and was a Mother Advisor for the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She is survived by her four daughters, Cathy (Michael) Eickleberry of Sevierville, Tenn., Patricia (Kenneth) Cline of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Sarah (Larry) Orr of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Carolyn (Larry) Johnson of New Athens, Ohio; grandchildren, Carrie A. Eickleberry, Heather S. (Tim) Horstman, Jeffrey L. Greer, Jr., Stephanie L. (Michael) Brown, Marie F. (Josh) Everhart, Kenneth L. Cline, Jr., Hilarry C. Orr, Hannah C. Orr, Anthony S. Johnson, Amanda C. Johnson and Breanna L. Johnson great-grandchildren, Ava Engstrom, Nathan Engstrom, Owen Cline-Scott, Tina Cline-Scott, Kenna Cline-Brown, and Ezra Everhart; step-great-grandchildren, Paige Horstman and Peyton Horstman; a brother, Rev. W. Thomas (Helen) Snyder; a sister, Rebecca Goleno; a sister-in-law, Vie Hawkins and Patricia Vanderwarp who was like a sister to Catherine, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and step-siblings. In addition to her parents, Catherine is preceded in death by her first husband Richard Hawkins; her second husband, Gary Farnsworth; her daughter Rebecca S. Chancey and her grandchild, Michael R. Eickleberry. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 from 11 to 1 p.m. in the Hopedale United Methodist Church at Hopedale, Ohio. Following visitation an Eastern Star Service will be held. A service will follow in the church at 1 p.m. with Rev. W Thomas Snyder officiating. A private burial will follow. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Catherine by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com. Memorial contributions in Catherine’s memory may be made to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005-390

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Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

SCIO – No kidding! He can do this out of whole tree trunks. Dan Kidd fires up his chainsaw as he carves out a bear near the beginning of Scio along Ohio 9 Wednesday. It’s not his usual place to work from but there was a pile of logs and he just went to work. Kidd has been doing this for about four years where it started from simple whittling and painting. Kidd has done numerous other animals as well, including Giraffes, Penguins and had a finished American Eagle propped up beside him next to his new bear. Kidd’s business is called “Conotton Creek Woodworks” and if interested in him carving something special for you is: 740-945-1165.

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Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz is having a Free Community Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5-7 pm.  Whether you’re tired of eating alone or are just need a break from cooking, this is an wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food and Christian fellowship.  The church will be serving turkey noodle casserole, green beans, salad and dessert.  Please bring your appetite and a friend.

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Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth

Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth

Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth, 79, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at New Athens, Ohio after a period of declining health. A daughter of the late Wayne T. Snyder and Lillie (Watt) Myers, Catherine was born July 11, 1937 at Steubenville, Ohio. After graduating from Steubenville High School in 1956, she went on to work for The Hub, JC Penny’s and then as a pharmacy technician at Big Bear Plus. Catherine loved to pass on her history and stories to all of her friends and family; she had a gift for being able to speak and converse with young children. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed her time spent in the North Star community; while there she attended the Dover United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Hopedale United Methodist Church and the UMW. She was also a member of the Unionport OES WM in 1981 & 1990, Adult Late Deafened Association and the NF2 Crew. She founded the Brownie Scout Troop in Hopedale and was a Mother Advisor for the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She is survived by her four daughters, Cathy (Michael) Eickleberry of Sevierville, Tenn., Patricia (Kenneth) Cline of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Sarah (Larry) Orr of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Carolyn (Larry) Johnson of New Athens, Ohio; grandchildren, Carrie A. Eickleberry, Heather S. (Tim) Horstman, Jeffrey L. Greer, Jr., Stephanie L. (Michael) Brown, Marie F. (Josh) Everhart, Kenneth L. Cline, Jr., Hilarry C. Orr, Hannah C. Orr, Anthony S. Johnson, Amanda C. Johnson and Breanna L. Johnson great-grandchildren, Ava Engstrom, Nathan Engstrom, Owen Cline-Scott, Tina Cline-Scott, Kenna Cline-Brown, and Ezra Everhart; step-great-grandchildren, Paige Horstman and Peyton Horstman; a brother, Rev. W. Thomas (Helen) Snyder; a sister, Rebecca Goleno; a sister-in-law, Vie Hawkins and Patricia Vanderwarp who was like a sister to Catherine, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and step-siblings. In addition to her parents, Catherine is preceded in death by her first husband Richard Hawkins; her second husband, Gary Farnsworth; her daughter Rebecca S. Chancey and her grandchild, Michael R. Eickleberry. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 from 11 to 1 p.m. in the Hopedale United Methodist Church at Hopedale, Ohio. Following visitation an Eastern Star Service will be held. A service will follow in the church at 1 p.m. with Rev. W Thomas Snyder officiating. A private burial will follow. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Catherine by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com. Memorial contributions in Catherine’s memory may be made to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005-390

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Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

SCIO – No kidding! He can do this out of whole tree trunks. Dan Kidd fires up his chainsaw as he carves out a bear near the beginning of Scio along Ohio 9 Wednesday. It’s not his usual place to work from but there was a pile of logs and he just went to work. Kidd has been doing this for about four years where it started from simple whittling and painting. Kidd has done numerous other animals as well, including Giraffes, Penguins and had a finished American Eagle propped up beside him next to his new bear. Kidd’s business is called “Conotton Creek Woodworks” and if interested in him carving something special for you is: 740-945-1165.

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Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz is having a Free Community Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5-7 pm.  Whether you’re tired of eating alone or are just need a break from cooking, this is an wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food and Christian fellowship.  The church will be serving turkey noodle casserole, green beans, salad and dessert.  Please bring your appetite and a friend.

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Thomas Victor Dickerson

Thomas Victor Dickerson

Thomas Victor Dickerson, D.V.M. age 76, passed away surrounded by family on Jan. 31.  He was born in Dennison, Ohio, on Aug. 15, 1940 to the late Hartzell and Grace Rowland Dickerson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Theodore and Elmira Haverfield Dickerson, and Barclay W. Rowland and Lydia Estella Heck Rowland of Cadiz, Ohio. Tom graduated from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1965. Following two years of service in the United States Air Force, he practiced veterinary medicine for 40 years as an owner of the Reynoldsburg Animal Hospital in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He served on numerous committees and held offices for The Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, The Columbus Veterinary Emergency Service, and The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. He volunteered much of his leadership, time, and veterinary services to Pilot Dogs, Inc. He was instrumental in the development of their Puppy Program and breeding program for a superior guide dog. His community benefited from his involvement in the Reynoldsburg High School intervention assistance team, the High School Mentorship Program, and volunteering his time, service, and expertise to the Reynoldsburg Police Department. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Sander Dickerson; daughters, Debbie (Aaron) Seaman and Amanda (Tim) Clancy; Sister, Jane Lehner; and grandchildren: Amber, Morgan,Tanner, Payton, and Delaney Seaman; Owen Elliot, and Patrick Clancy. A funeral service was held in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, Feb. 5 and he was buried on Monday, Feb. 6 at Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to Pilot Dogs, Inc., 625 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215 or The Dickerson Church Society, PO Box 291, Cadiz, OH 43907.

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Harrison Central Alumni Assoc. to hold Dueling Pianos party

Harrison Central Alumni Assoc. to hold Dueling Pianos party

Harrison Central Alumni Association is hosting a Dueling Pianos party as their first scholarship fundraiser. The high-energy musical event will be held Feb. 25 at Pennington’s (formerly Ja-Lins) in Jewett with doors opening at 7 p.m. and the show beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance for the show and food and $30 at the door, if the event hasn’t sold out, which is expected. Reserved tables are available. Tickets are available at Pennington’s 106 E Main St, Jewett, OH 43986; Capraro’s 135 E Main St, Hopedale, OH 43976; from any HCAA board member; or by contacting HCAA at contact@hcalumniassociation.com. Questions can be directed to HCAA at contact@hcalumniassociation.com or (740) 491-1994. Those unable to attend who would like to make a donation toward the HCAA Scholarship Fund can make checks payable to the Harrison Central Alumni Association and mail them to P.O. Box 15, New Athens, OH 43981. “This is a unique and fun evening that everyone will enjoy. If you’ve never heard of dueling pianos check out our website for a few video clips,” said Taylar Kenny, event chair. The event is billed as a “high-energy, entertaining, comedy routine, piano concert, sing-along, audience-interaction event.” “We expect this event to be successful enough to allow our association to offer two scholarships to graduating Harrison Central seniors in 2018. We have been a working association since May 2016 and have already raised enough to benefit one senior from the class of 2017. I’m proud of our board for working tirelessly and thrilled to see our alumni join together to help out the next generation,” said Dan Milleson, scholarship chair. For more information on the association or the event visit hcalumniassociation.com.

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Harrison Hills BoE to meet in special session

Harrison Hills BoE to meet in special session

The Harrison Hills City Board of Education will meet in special session on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm at the administrative office in Cadiz, OH. The purpose of the meeting is personnel.

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Near Head-on Collision Shuts Down 149 Near New Athens

Near Head-on Collision Shuts Down 149 Near New Athens

HARRISON COUNTY – A near head-on collision along Ohio 149 just outside of New Athens Thursday afternoon resulted in at least one lucky driver. Christopher Settle from Moundsville was driving his 1998 Dodge Ram pickup with trailer attached heading north towards the village of New Athens. Then he saw the white Chevy Impala coming right at him. “There’s something seriously wrong,” Settle thought as he saw the unnamed female driver of the Impala bobbing her head up and down towards the steering wheel. Settle swerved at the very last second as the woman clipped the front of his truck smashing it and his trailer and sending it into a ditch. The Impala continued up the hill for maybe 30 feet before coming to a stop leaving a trail of damages from both vehicles on the road between the two. The Impala was heavily damaged with the left front tire torn off, the roof caved in near the front as well as the front engine area smashed in. Settle was heading to a scrap yard in Dillonvale when the accident occurred. Another vehicle, a silver pickup driven by an unknown male was first to pass the Impala nearly missing him with Settle following. Both he and Settle speculated that the woman may have had a stroke but there was no confirmation on that, nor of the possibility she may have fallen asleep at the wheel based on what both men saw as her vehicle was heading south around the bend in the road. Authorities stated that the woman was being taken to Wheeling Medical Park for treatment. Settle miraculously suffered no injuries and signed a waiver not to be taken or treated by medical personnel. Other emergency personnel said they saw the woman actually walk several steps after being released from her vehicle and was talking in the ambulance. Emergency units from Lafferty, Flushing and New Athens were on the scene as well as several members of the Ohio State Patrol who are still investigating the accident.

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Healthy Life Workshop slated for March at HC Hospital

Healthy Life Workshop slated for March at HC Hospital

Food Matters! Part 2 of a 2-Part Series MIND Diet Cardiovascular Nutrition Healthy eating is the topic at the Healthy Life Workshop on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Harrison Community Hospital cafeteria. Carol A. Teter, RN, BSN, Nurse Educator, will continue discussion of health lifestyle habits to decrease disease risk and to positively affect longevity. The MIND Diet (Mediterranean – DASH Intervention for Neurogenerative Delay) has shown less cognitive loss (knowing, thinking, learning, and judging) and is being called the new dietary approach against Alzheimer’s Disease Tammy Scott, PhD, a scientist at Tuffs’ HNRCA Neuroscience and Aging Laboratory stated that “the MIND diet, particularly emphasis foods, such as green leafy vegetables, berries, and olive old which are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that may help to protect against dementia and cognitive decline”. An estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By the year 2025, that number is predicted to grow to as many as 6.7 million. More than half of all Americans now know someone with Alzheimer’s disease. (Alzheimer’s Association – “A 21st Century Health Epidemic”.) The DASH and Mediterranean Diets, which were featured at the February workshop evolved from diets that diabetes doctors had prescribed for their patients to protect them against heart disease, the leading cause of death in those with diabetes. And, remember, foods that are good for your heart are also good for your brain, eyes, lungs, kidneys, and other body organs. These free, educational Healthy Life Workshops are held the first Thursday of each month in the Hospital’s cafeteria and feature physicians, nurses, dieticians, and other healthcare professionals covering a wide range of topics such as diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and other health issues. Light refreshments are served and reservations are not necessary.

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Francis Alfred Johnson

Francis Alfred Johnson

 Francis Alfred Johnson passed away Jan. 7, at Berger Hospital, Circleville, Ohio. He was born on Oct. 22, 1918 in Belmont County, Ohio to Frank and Gretta (Todd) Johnson. He grew up in Harrison County and was graduated from Cadiz High School. He attended The Ohio State University, College of Agriculture, after which he returned to farm the family farm.  In 1948 the farm operation moved to Pickaway County. On Aug. 5, 1950, Alfred married Sylvia Baird Williams. They are the parents of Stephen Baird Johnson. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Clarke T. Johnson, his brother, Robert N. Johnson and his sister-in-law, Martha N. Johnson; his sister-in-law, Margaret M. Johnson; his brothers-in-law, Frederick Williams and Rodney Williams and sister-in-law, Nancy B. Williams. He is survived by his wife, Sylvia, son Stephen and daughter-in-law Terry McKie-Johnson; grandchildren Greta and Eric Bowman, Sarah and Emma Johnson; nephews and nieces Douglas, Clark and Karen Johnson, Fred, Glen and Bruce Williams, Barbara W. Frantz; sister-in-law Virginia Johnson; a cousin, Lee Johnson.  Alfred was a member of the Circleville Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon. He was a 4-H leader in two 4-H clubs for 12 years. He was a veteran exhibitor of sheep, cattle and horses, participating in livestock shows across eastern and Midwestern United States. In addition to farming, Alfred was a partner and vice president of the family businesses-Roof to Road LLC and Kentucky Roof to Road LLC.  A memorial service will be held at the Circleville Presbyterian Church at a later date. Memorial expressions may be contributed to the Circleville Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 134 E. Mound St. Circleville, Ohio 43113. Wellman Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

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Charles R. Adams

Charles R. Adams

Charles R. Adams, 74 of Frostproof, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at his residence. He was born on July 4, 1942 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to the late Howard and Isabelle (Gilliand) Adams and he has been a resident of this area since moving here from Cadiz, Ohio 14 years ago. He was a retired Appliance Store Owner. Survivors include his son, James Adams (Nicole) of Seabrook, TX, Mark Adams of Cadiz, Ohio; five grandchildren. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, Feb. 17, at E.B. Fellowship Church in Frostproof with Pastor John C. Essigmann officiating. Time to be determined. Marion Nelson Funeral Home handling arrangements and condolences may be sent to www.marionnelson.com.

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