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Taylor Dowdle Scholarship Golf Outing Set For July 8

Taylor Dowdle Scholarship Golf Outing Set For July 8

CADIZ – Saturday, July 8 will see the kickoff of another successful scholarship fundraiser for the Taylor Dowdle Scholarship awards with a golf outing at the Cadiz Country Club. The awards are handed out to several Harrison Hills graduating students each spring. Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann said that the teams are basically filled with 22 foursomes. The shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. Hole sponsors are $50 per hole with availability still out there.Sponsors get their own personalized sign set at their particular hole. There is also a $10,000 hole in one opportunity on hole #11. For any questions, please contact Mike Miller at: 740-942-3323. To donate, please contact Ryan McCann or Jennifer at: 740-942-9581. Also, coming Sept. 16th, the 4th Annual Scholarship Run will be held as well with Polaris raffle tickets offered at $10 per ticket. The event is being held at the Pine Valley Sportsmans Club in Adena. The prize is a 2017 Polaris General 1000 EPS with the drawing taking place at 7 p.m. (winner need not be present). There will also be a Chinese auction with dinner and entertainment. For tickets, please call: 740-491-0428. It is $20 per bike and $10 per rider registration fees. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Kick stands up at 11 a.m. All proceeds to benefit the TJD Scholarship Fund (thetjdscholarshipfund.weebly.com).

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Veteran Brothers Who Served Celebrate Together

Veteran Brothers Who Served Celebrate Together

  Left photo: Bill (left) with Bob in their military days. Below photo: With their Quilts of Valor, Bob Masters (left) and brother Bill after receiving their gifts at last month’s 90th birthday party held at the Schoenbrunn Inn and Conference Center where over 100 family and friends attended. HARRISON COUNTY – It’s not very often two relatives enter the military at the same time and serve together but for twins, Bob and Bill Masters, that’s exactly what they did way back in 1945 when they entered that wartime era. The war was already over and the draft plucked them away from their freedom and girlfriends, but so many before them who also sacrificed was not lost on them. “They were heroes,” Bob said when speaking of the ones who served before him and died. Bob and Bill turned 18 in the spring of 1945 and served their time at different camps like Atterbury and a camp in Indiana before shipping overseas on a boat. And like many have attested to, those rides across the pond were not pleasant, as they tended to last nearly two weeks making many seasick, which Bill was one of them who succumbed to the bumpy ride to Europe. Bill said they tried to separate them once when they tried making a clerk typist of him but that didn’t last so they both ended up as weather observers. The twin brothers, after spending some time in Belgium eventually found themselves stationed at Furth Army Base in Nuremberg before being released in 1946. In the meantime Bob found himself inside the courtroom at the Palace of Justice one day and caught the Nuremberg crime trial with all its dramatics and infamous defendants in place. Bob said he was about 45 feet, or “half a basketball court” away from the defendants. He doesn’t remember much of what was said that day in court but exuded no sympathy to the Nazi war criminals. Along with civilians inside Courtroom 600 military personnel were awarded a pass and he took advantage of it that one time. He wore a headset allowing for the appropriate translation and when asked what stood out to him after all these years was what he called intense hatred the Germans and the Russians had for each other. He also noted the intelligence of the German youth calling them “unusually bright kids.” Bob said the Russians he encountered didn’t talk very much and said their uniforms had a wide range of dress; they were either dressed like they came out of a band box or just came off a farm, stiff and smelly. He remembers the devastation of Germany from the Allied bombings but impressed with the revitalization that took place with the aid of American dollars and felt right about it as opposed to leaving Europe as such. “We don’t do that kind of thing we’re Americans,” he said proudly but also added that if it happened again and that same sacrifice was needed “I don’t know if we could do it again.”   While riding a train through the city of Hamburg Bill remembers how bombed out it was, which he said is what stands out to him when thinking back. He also remembers the beggars on the street. “Those are sad things actually,” he recalled adding that the GI’s used to toss out carton or two of cigarettes as they were used to exchange things with. The people over there didn’t have those things and the cigarettes like chocolate, became a luxury. He said he even traded some cigarettes for a shortwave radio himself.   One job he did not like was going into the German homes and writing down, “U.S. property” signifying the house to be taken over to give American military officers a place to live. Bill lived inside the barracks on the base and said it was nice there. It was not all work though, as extracurricular activity allowed for sports competition where Bill participated in the track team running the 440 relay competitions in Munich. “I came in third but should have finished first but the anchor man messed up,” he said with a chuckle. The military experience was okay for Bill with lots of buddies he got to know he said from his home in Tennessee. Bill actually made friends with one German prisoner and eventually went on a tour of Germany with his wife. Bill came back from the war, graduated from Mt. Union College and worked for the Bowerston Shale Company and later for a Tennessee gas pipeline company where he settled. After college he taught chemistry for a year and said he nearly starved. “It wasn’t a lot of money but we got by,” he said. Recently, Bill and Bob were in Bowerston just last month to celebrate their 90th birthday together at the Schoenbrunn Inn and Conference Center, which was hosted by their children where Bill’s daughter Melissa said over100 family members and friends attended. Topping off the night was Bonnie Davis from the Canton Ohio chapter from the Quilts of Valor Foundation who presented a Quilt of Valor to each of the men, according to Melissa. She said that the Quilts of Valor Foundation’s mission “is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing.”

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Cadiz police K9 brings home gold

Cadiz police K9 brings home gold

By JD LONG jim@harrisonnewsherald.com Cadiz police officer CJ Byers stands proudly with his K9 officer Ramos. Ramos brought home two gold medals and three silver medals from the Ohio Police and Fire Games competition. CANTON – Last week a two-day event was held called The Ohio Police and Fire Games competition and this time some local flavor was added to the games. Cadiz Police Officer, C.J. Byers and his K-9 Officer, Ramos attended for the first time and did exceedingly well. Byers surprised himself when he and Ramos brought home two gold and three silver medals out of six competitions they participated in. Byers said Ramos came close to turning two of those silvers into gold but just missed out while giving credit to the other dogs who participated. “They were all very good dogs,” he said of the competition. Byers and Ramos took part in the Criminal Apprehension part of the games where they searched buildings, suspects with a man wearing a bite suit as a trained decoy and an open area search as some of the titles involved. Byers said what determines a winner is through timed events. His first competition was in Tactical Obedience where they took silver then it was onto Urban Tracking for another silver medal. The third event for he and Ramos was Open Area Search, which turned into gold and another gold for Open Buildings Search. The last medal was a silver in a different building type of search. Byers said he was hoping just to win something not knowing at all what to expect where he experienced a little nervousness. Other than his normal training with Ramos, he said he was entering the competition completely blind. “We train all the time,” he said of he and Ramos, “we had no clue what we were getting into.” But what he got into was a very good day as he called it. “I’m very proud of Ramos,” he said. Information provided on their website (www.policeandfiregames.org) states that it is an annual event held around the state at various places each year. “The Games offer more than 35 events to participants, with local first responders coordinating the events,” according to the website. It goes onto say that competitors come not only from across Ohio but from other states, as well. Byers said he is required to put in 16 hours of training per month but goes beyond that because he loves what he does. He said he trains all the time with Ramos and it finally paid off. “I love it,” Byers said of working with Cadiz Police Dog, Ramos. “It’s my passion.”    

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Ohio Valley Winery officially opens

Ohio Valley Winery officially opens

By JD LONG jim@harrisonnewsherald.com   Ohio Valley Winery owners Chuck and Jamie Miller CADIZ – After much delay, government hula-hoops and a ton of hard work, cork popping will now be heard from (131) East Market Street’s Ohio Valley Winery in Cadiz. And owners, Chuck and Jamie Miller couldn’t be happier as it was a total family project. “We’re excited,” Chuck said from behind his self-made wooden counter top bar on the first day of business. “You have to have a passion for it, if you don’t then don’t even get involved.” Chuck talked of delays that held up the opening for approximately a year and a half with announced opening dates repeatedly being pushed back. The biggest hurdle was when he found out that the 2014 specifications for the public restrooms he had followed, were no longer valid. After 2015 specifications in rebuilding and almost two years later, those restrooms are now twice the size and all up to standard. The inside is stylish with burgundy walls that compliment a silver metal designed ceiling. The wood flooring gives the place a character to match the ceiling and walls that are dotted with a few photographs. Along with Chuck and his wife Jamie and other relatives, son Christopher and daughter Bri also helped with Bri being the holdover where she will work inside the store along with Jamie. “The kids have been wonderful,” Chuck said noting how he and Christopher labored over the ceiling that took a good bit of their time in the beginning. Jamie said Bri is the pastry chef in the family with plans for specially made cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting called a ganache. The couple have many plans for down the road but right now plates of cheese and crackers are being offered to go along with a start of five different sweet wines: Liquid Gold (a green apple Riesling); Summer Days (strawberry and watermelon flavor); Summer Nights (Sangria with the flavoring of raspberry and peach); Just Peach (a chardonnay with flavors of peach and a little apricot) and Singin’ The Blues (a Pinot described as a “symphony of blueberry”). Jamie said that in time all 18 varieties of their wines will be offered along with other foods like a pastry and coffee bar that is soon to come. But right now, along with the cheese and cracker plate, they also have a cheese trail bologna and crackers with bottled water also being offered. The sampling of wine is also offered for a very small fee, as well as a 10 percent discount when purchasing wine by the case. Local entertainment is also planned but no specifics as of yet but the place is built for many possibilities in that area. The elongated seating area is marked with tables and chairs that hug the two walls but roomy enough to walk through. Other sides of cheer patrons should expect to see are the popular paint and sip events and something Jamie calls, “Flight,” where trying all five wines gets you a free glass with the Ohio Valley Winery labeled in a sharp red print. The glasses are also for sale. Chuck was pleased with the bottle labeling as well noting the work Christy Bloom (Bloom’s Printing in Dennison) put it to design their colorful labels. Even though the wine juice is purchased from outside the personal touch and decision making is still being made at the store where the fermenting takes place. Jamie said they get to decide how the wine will taste and Chuck said proudly that everything is made by hand right down to corking the bottles with a hand-held machine. Chuck grew up in a family of master carpenters, he said and learned everything from them as well as various jobs he’s had as electrician and carpentry. He even designed the hickory-topped bar to meet Jamie’s reach when she stands behind the bar, arm length and all for meeting the customer’s needs. For now, beginning hours are: Noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday the hours are extended with a noon to 11 p.m. day. The Winery will be closed on Sundays. To reach the Ohio Valley Winery, the public can call (740) 942-2333.      

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Bicycle Safety Day Saturday

Bicycle Safety Day Saturday

SCIO – Saturday, June 24 at the Bakers IGA store in Scio, a Bicycle Safety Day will be held beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. Free bicycle helmets will be given to all participants that come with a bike, compliments of Kovarik Excavating. Also, hot dogs and chips are going to be provided by Bakers as well. Sponsors for the event are: Bakers IGA, Kovarik Excavating, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and local volunteer fire departments too.

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Taylor Dowdle Scholarship Golf Outing Set For July 8

Taylor Dowdle Scholarship Golf Outing Set For July 8

CADIZ – Saturday, July 8 will see the kickoff of another successful scholarship fundraiser for the Taylor Dowdle Scholarship awards with a golf outing at the Cadiz Country Club. The awards are handed out to several Harrison Hills graduating students each spring. Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann said that the teams are basically filled with 22 foursomes. The shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. Hole sponsors are $50 per hole with availability still out there.Sponsors get their own personalized sign set at their particular hole. There is also a $10,000 hole in one opportunity on hole #11. For any questions, please contact Mike Miller at: 740-942-3323. To donate, please contact Ryan McCann or Jennifer at: 740-942-9581. Also, coming Sept. 16th, the 4th Annual Scholarship Run will be held as well with Polaris raffle tickets offered at $10 per ticket. The event is being held at the Pine Valley Sportsmans Club in Adena. The prize is a 2017 Polaris General 1000 EPS with the drawing taking place at 7 p.m. (winner need not be present). There will also be a Chinese auction with dinner and entertainment. For tickets, please call: 740-491-0428. It is $20 per bike and $10 per rider registration fees. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Kick stands up at 11 a.m. All proceeds to benefit the TJD Scholarship Fund (thetjdscholarshipfund.weebly.com).

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Annie Pearl Stull

Annie Pearl Stull

Annie Pearl Stull, a resident of Sunnyslope Nursing Home, Bowerston, formerly of Scio, who would have celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, passed away Tuesday, June 20, in Wheeling Hospital.    Born June 24, 1927 in Perry Twp, Carroll County, she was a daughter of the late Howard E. Reigle and Dorothy Smith Reigle. Pearl was a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church who enjoyed quilting, crocheting, playing cards and was a talented cook.    She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Stull in August of 1982, they were married Dec. 13, 1944. She is also preceded by a brother Clarence Reigle.    Surviving are children Leroy (Chris) Stull of Scio, Dale Richard “Dick” (Sharon) Stull of Flushing and Joseph (Debra) Stull of Sherrodsville; eleven grandchildren, Wade, Tammy, David, Tracy, Marcie, Leroy, Raymond, Jason, Mike, Marc and Matt, twenty great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.    Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Dixie Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover Methodist Church, c/o Jerry Valdinger, 36880 Gundy Ridge, Scio 43988. www.kochfuneral.com

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Hey Now, Harrison County Episode 3

Hey Now, Harrison County Episode 3

This episode of the podcast we talk to Dave Rose, President of the Custer Memorial Association You can find out more about the association by visiting them on Facebook  In addition, you can contact them  by phone at 866-473-0417 agent = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase(); name_ff = "firefox"; name_op = "opera"; if (agent.indexOf(name_ff.toLowerCase())>-1 || agent.indexOf(name_op.toLowerCase())>-1) { pbwp_audio = document.getElementById('audioplayer-f7c0ed22a0a5b76822e4d3511384e41e'); pbwp_audio.style.display = "none"; pbwp_audio_fallback = document.createElement('embed'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('type', 'application/x-shockwave-flash'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('flashvars', 'audioUrl=http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/HNHC-Episode-3.mp3'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('src', 'http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/plugins/pb-oembed-html5-audio-with-cache-support/3523697345-audio-player.swf'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('width', '400'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('height', '27'); pbwp_audio_fallback.setAttribute('quality', 'best'); pbwp_audio.parentNode.insertBefore(pbwp_audio_fallback, pbwp_audio.nextSibling); }

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Taylor Dowdle Scholarship Golf Outing Set For July 8

Taylor Dowdle Scholarship Golf Outing Set For July 8

CADIZ – Saturday, July 8 will see the kickoff of another successful scholarship fundraiser for the Taylor Dowdle Scholarship awards with a golf outing at the Cadiz Country Club. The awards are handed out to several Harrison Hills graduating students each spring. Cadiz Police Chief, Ryan McCann said that the teams are basically filled with 22 foursomes. The shotgun start begins at 10 a.m. Hole sponsors are $50 per hole with availability still out there.Sponsors get their own personalized sign set at their particular hole. There is also a $10,000 hole in one opportunity on hole #11. For any questions, please contact Mike Miller at: 740-942-3323. To donate, please contact Ryan McCann or Jennifer at: 740-942-9581. Also, coming Sept. 16th, the 4th Annual Scholarship Run will be held as well with Polaris raffle tickets offered at $10 per ticket. The event is being held at the Pine Valley Sportsmans Club in Adena. The prize is a 2017 Polaris General 1000 EPS with the drawing taking place at 7 p.m. (winner need not be present). There will also be a Chinese auction with dinner and entertainment. For tickets, please call: 740-491-0428. It is $20 per bike and $10 per rider registration fees. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Kick stands up at 11 a.m. All proceeds to benefit the TJD Scholarship Fund (thetjdscholarshipfund.weebly.com).

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Veteran Brothers Who Served Celebrate Together

Veteran Brothers Who Served Celebrate Together

  Left photo: Bill (left) with Bob in their military days. Below photo: With their Quilts of Valor, Bob Masters (left) and brother Bill after receiving their gifts at last month’s 90th birthday party held at the Schoenbrunn Inn and Conference Center where over 100 family and friends attended. HARRISON COUNTY – It’s not very often two relatives enter the military at the same time and serve together but for twins, Bob and Bill Masters, that’s exactly what they did way back in 1945 when they entered that wartime era. The war was already over and the draft plucked them away from their freedom and girlfriends, but so many before them who also sacrificed was not lost on them. “They were heroes,” Bob said when speaking of the ones who served before him and died. Bob and Bill turned 18 in the spring of 1945 and served their time at different camps like Atterbury and a camp in Indiana before shipping overseas on a boat. And like many have attested to, those rides across the pond were not pleasant, as they tended to last nearly two weeks making many seasick, which Bill was one of them who succumbed to the bumpy ride to Europe. Bill said they tried to separate them once when they tried making a clerk typist of him but that didn’t last so they both ended up as weather observers. The twin brothers, after spending some time in Belgium eventually found themselves stationed at Furth Army Base in Nuremberg before being released in 1946. In the meantime Bob found himself inside the courtroom at the Palace of Justice one day and caught the Nuremberg crime trial with all its dramatics and infamous defendants in place. Bob said he was about 45 feet, or “half a basketball court” away from the defendants. He doesn’t remember much of what was said that day in court but exuded no sympathy to the Nazi war criminals. Along with civilians inside Courtroom 600 military personnel were awarded a pass and he took advantage of it that one time. He wore a headset allowing for the appropriate translation and when asked what stood out to him after all these years was what he called intense hatred the Germans and the Russians had for each other. He also noted the intelligence of the German youth calling them “unusually bright kids.” Bob said the Russians he encountered didn’t talk very much and said their uniforms had a wide range of dress; they were either dressed like they came out of a band box or just came off a farm, stiff and smelly. He remembers the devastation of Germany from the Allied bombings but impressed with the revitalization that took place with the aid of American dollars and felt right about it as opposed to leaving Europe as such. “We don’t do that kind of thing we’re Americans,” he said proudly but also added that if it happened again and that same sacrifice was needed “I don’t know if we could do it again.”   While riding a train through the city of Hamburg Bill remembers how bombed out it was, which he said is what stands out to him when thinking back. He also remembers the beggars on the street. “Those are sad things actually,” he recalled adding that the GI’s used to toss out carton or two of cigarettes as they were used to exchange things with. The people over there didn’t have those things and the cigarettes like chocolate, became a luxury. He said he even traded some cigarettes for a shortwave radio himself.   One job he did not like was going into the German homes and writing down, “U.S. property” signifying the house to be taken over to give American military officers a place to live. Bill lived inside the barracks on the base and said it was nice there. It was not all work though, as extracurricular activity allowed for sports competition where Bill participated in the track team running the 440 relay competitions in Munich. “I came in third but should have finished first but the anchor man messed up,” he said with a chuckle. The military experience was okay for Bill with lots of buddies he got to know he said from his home in Tennessee. Bill actually made friends with one German prisoner and eventually went on a tour of Germany with his wife. Bill came back from the war, graduated from Mt. Union College and worked for the Bowerston Shale Company and later for a Tennessee gas pipeline company where he settled. After college he taught chemistry for a year and said he nearly starved. “It wasn’t a lot of money but we got by,” he said. Recently, Bill and Bob were in Bowerston just last month to celebrate their 90th birthday together at the Schoenbrunn Inn and Conference Center, which was hosted by their children where Bill’s daughter Melissa said over100 family members and friends attended. Topping off the night was Bonnie Davis from the Canton Ohio chapter from the Quilts of Valor Foundation who presented a Quilt of Valor to each of the men, according to Melissa. She said that the Quilts of Valor Foundation’s mission “is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing.”

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Cadiz police K9 brings home gold

Cadiz police K9 brings home gold

By JD LONG jim@harrisonnewsherald.com Cadiz police officer CJ Byers stands proudly with his K9 officer Ramos. Ramos brought home two gold medals and three silver medals from the Ohio Police and Fire Games competition. CANTON – Last week a two-day event was held called The Ohio Police and Fire Games competition and this time some local flavor was added to the games. Cadiz Police Officer, C.J. Byers and his K-9 Officer, Ramos attended for the first time and did exceedingly well. Byers surprised himself when he and Ramos brought home two gold and three silver medals out of six competitions they participated in. Byers said Ramos came close to turning two of those silvers into gold but just missed out while giving credit to the other dogs who participated. “They were all very good dogs,” he said of the competition. Byers and Ramos took part in the Criminal Apprehension part of the games where they searched buildings, suspects with a man wearing a bite suit as a trained decoy and an open area search as some of the titles involved. Byers said what determines a winner is through timed events. His first competition was in Tactical Obedience where they took silver then it was onto Urban Tracking for another silver medal. The third event for he and Ramos was Open Area Search, which turned into gold and another gold for Open Buildings Search. The last medal was a silver in a different building type of search. Byers said he was hoping just to win something not knowing at all what to expect where he experienced a little nervousness. Other than his normal training with Ramos, he said he was entering the competition completely blind. “We train all the time,” he said of he and Ramos, “we had no clue what we were getting into.” But what he got into was a very good day as he called it. “I’m very proud of Ramos,” he said. Information provided on their website (www.policeandfiregames.org) states that it is an annual event held around the state at various places each year. “The Games offer more than 35 events to participants, with local first responders coordinating the events,” according to the website. It goes onto say that competitors come not only from across Ohio but from other states, as well. Byers said he is required to put in 16 hours of training per month but goes beyond that because he loves what he does. He said he trains all the time with Ramos and it finally paid off. “I love it,” Byers said of working with Cadiz Police Dog, Ramos. “It’s my passion.”    

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Ohio Valley Winery officially opens

Ohio Valley Winery officially opens

By JD LONG jim@harrisonnewsherald.com   Ohio Valley Winery owners Chuck and Jamie Miller CADIZ – After much delay, government hula-hoops and a ton of hard work, cork popping will now be heard from (131) East Market Street’s Ohio Valley Winery in Cadiz. And owners, Chuck and Jamie Miller couldn’t be happier as it was a total family project. “We’re excited,” Chuck said from behind his self-made wooden counter top bar on the first day of business. “You have to have a passion for it, if you don’t then don’t even get involved.” Chuck talked of delays that held up the opening for approximately a year and a half with announced opening dates repeatedly being pushed back. The biggest hurdle was when he found out that the 2014 specifications for the public restrooms he had followed, were no longer valid. After 2015 specifications in rebuilding and almost two years later, those restrooms are now twice the size and all up to standard. The inside is stylish with burgundy walls that compliment a silver metal designed ceiling. The wood flooring gives the place a character to match the ceiling and walls that are dotted with a few photographs. Along with Chuck and his wife Jamie and other relatives, son Christopher and daughter Bri also helped with Bri being the holdover where she will work inside the store along with Jamie. “The kids have been wonderful,” Chuck said noting how he and Christopher labored over the ceiling that took a good bit of their time in the beginning. Jamie said Bri is the pastry chef in the family with plans for specially made cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting called a ganache. The couple have many plans for down the road but right now plates of cheese and crackers are being offered to go along with a start of five different sweet wines: Liquid Gold (a green apple Riesling); Summer Days (strawberry and watermelon flavor); Summer Nights (Sangria with the flavoring of raspberry and peach); Just Peach (a chardonnay with flavors of peach and a little apricot) and Singin’ The Blues (a Pinot described as a “symphony of blueberry”). Jamie said that in time all 18 varieties of their wines will be offered along with other foods like a pastry and coffee bar that is soon to come. But right now, along with the cheese and cracker plate, they also have a cheese trail bologna and crackers with bottled water also being offered. The sampling of wine is also offered for a very small fee, as well as a 10 percent discount when purchasing wine by the case. Local entertainment is also planned but no specifics as of yet but the place is built for many possibilities in that area. The elongated seating area is marked with tables and chairs that hug the two walls but roomy enough to walk through. Other sides of cheer patrons should expect to see are the popular paint and sip events and something Jamie calls, “Flight,” where trying all five wines gets you a free glass with the Ohio Valley Winery labeled in a sharp red print. The glasses are also for sale. Chuck was pleased with the bottle labeling as well noting the work Christy Bloom (Bloom’s Printing in Dennison) put it to design their colorful labels. Even though the wine juice is purchased from outside the personal touch and decision making is still being made at the store where the fermenting takes place. Jamie said they get to decide how the wine will taste and Chuck said proudly that everything is made by hand right down to corking the bottles with a hand-held machine. Chuck grew up in a family of master carpenters, he said and learned everything from them as well as various jobs he’s had as electrician and carpentry. He even designed the hickory-topped bar to meet Jamie’s reach when she stands behind the bar, arm length and all for meeting the customer’s needs. For now, beginning hours are: Noon to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Friday and Saturday the hours are extended with a noon to 11 p.m. day. The Winery will be closed on Sundays. To reach the Ohio Valley Winery, the public can call (740) 942-2333.      

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Annie Pearl Stull

Annie Pearl Stull

Annie Pearl Stull, a resident of Sunnyslope Nursing Home, Bowerston, formerly of Scio, who would have celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, passed away Tuesday, June 20, in Wheeling Hospital.    Born June 24, 1927 in Perry Twp, Carroll County, she was a daughter of the late Howard E. Reigle and Dorothy Smith Reigle. Pearl was a member of the Hanover United Methodist Church who enjoyed quilting, crocheting, playing cards and was a talented cook.    She was preceded in death by her husband Robert E. Stull in August of 1982, they were married Dec. 13, 1944. She is also preceded by a brother Clarence Reigle.    Surviving are children Leroy (Chris) Stull of Scio, Dale Richard “Dick” (Sharon) Stull of Flushing and Joseph (Debra) Stull of Sherrodsville; eleven grandchildren, Wade, Tammy, David, Tracy, Marcie, Leroy, Raymond, Jason, Mike, Marc and Matt, twenty great grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.    Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Dixie Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hanover Methodist Church, c/o Jerry Valdinger, 36880 Gundy Ridge, Scio 43988. www.kochfuneral.com

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Bicycle Safety Day Saturday

Bicycle Safety Day Saturday

SCIO – Saturday, June 24 at the Bakers IGA store in Scio, a Bicycle Safety Day will be held beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 1 p.m. Free bicycle helmets will be given to all participants that come with a bike, compliments of Kovarik Excavating. Also, hot dogs and chips are going to be provided by Bakers as well. Sponsors for the event are: Bakers IGA, Kovarik Excavating, Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and local volunteer fire departments too.

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Gas Leak Cuts Traffic On Country Club Road

Gas Leak Cuts Traffic On Country Club Road

CADIZ – A gas leak along Country Club Road Wednesday morning has cut off traffic in the vicinity of the Cadiz Country Club. The leak was caused by a village employee mowing grass, which the line was hidden and not properly marked, according to a village official. The line belongs to Columbia Gas and they are on the scene in an attempt to locate the shut off valve. Further details to come.

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Mrs. Helen Louise (Ezie) Wilgus

Mrs. Helen Louise (Ezie) Wilgus

Mrs. Helen Louise (Ezie) Wilgus, nee Long, 94, passed away in her sleep Wednesday night, April 20, in Columbus, Ohio. She succumbed from complications of congestive heart failure and a lung embolism. Born March 12, 1923, in Cadiz, Ohio, she was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Herbert Dean Wilgus, on Feb. 16 2017. Her parents were Virginia Long and Alferd C. Long. She is survived by a brother, Curt Long of Columbus, her two sons, Kevin Wilgus of Hilliard, Ohio, and Peter Wilgus of Cleveland, Ohio, and two grandsons, Justin Wilgus of Los Angeles, California, and Kyle Wilgus of Columbus, Ohio. Ezie met Dean, a WWII veteran pilot who flew 37 missions over Europe, when they were both reporters in Columbus, Ohio, after the war. They were married in 1948. They moved to Cadiz, and Dean went to work for, and subsequently bought the Long Fir Gutter Company, from Virginia Long (Ezies mother, who was the granddaughter of noted Cadiz builder EM Long.) Dean and Ezie continued to operate the business with success, and built it into a multi state building materials wholesaler, which was later renamed Lumber Wholesalers, still at it’s original location on Lincoln Ave. Dean and Ezie were instrumental in getting the Cadiz Airport built, with the generous help of Hanna Coal company, now Consolidated Coal. They also worked with other local businessmen to bring a hospital to Cadiz. The Cadiz Hospital built on the former site of the Harrison County Childrens Home, which was itself originally constructed by Ezie’s great grandfather, E.M Long. Mrs. Wilgus was active in Cadiz in various social clubs and charity organizations. She served on the Cadiz school board in the early 1970s. For many years in the 1960’s and 70s, she wrote a weekly human interest column published in the Cadiz Republican, now the Harrison News-Herald. She was known to fondly refer to the Cadiz Republican as “The Blab”. She will be very much missed by family and friends. A joint service for both she and her husband will held at Cadiz Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. prior to the all class Cadiz High School Reunion weekend.

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Sefsick announces mailing of 2017 second half tax bills

Sefsick announces mailing of 2017 second half tax bills

Harrison County Treasurer Vicki Sefsick has announced the mailing of 2017 second half tax bills. Those owning properties within the boundaries of Harrison County should be receiving bills in their mail boxes within the next 14 days. If a taxpayer does not receive the expected real estate billing, please contact the treasurer’s office during regular business hours at (740) 942-8866. Those who paid the full-year taxes during first half collection will not receive a second bill. Payment may be made by regular USPS mail, in person, through bank check or by credit or debit card. If a credit or debit card is used a convenience fee is applied. Treasurer Sefsick also reminds taxpayers of the 10-minute parking space (located near the west front corner of the Harrison County Courthouse) available while making payments within her office. The space is marked by signage and is convenient for those requiring handicap access to the courthouse. Deadline for payment is 4 p.m. on July 31, 2017.

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Wheeling-Lake Erie RR Files Suit Against Hopedale Village

Wheeling-Lake Erie RR Files Suit Against Hopedale Village

By JD LONG jim@harrisonnewsherald.com HOPEDALE – At Wednesday’s regular council meeting, Hopedale’s Village Solicitor, Jack Felgenhuer announced a lawsuit that was filed against the Village of Hopedale by Wheeling & Lake Erie (WLE) Railroad. Felgenhuer stated that the issue is over a culvert the railroad says is damaged underneath the tracks that cross West Main Street, and state that it is the village’s responsibility to fix it. But he didn’t end it there as he stated that Mayor, Mike Pelegreen, Council Member, Ron Hawkins individually, as well as “John Doe numbers one through five” are also among the lawsuit filed. “They filed for a temporary restraining order to restrain the village from interfering with their replacement of that culvert,” Felgenhuer explained stating that the suit was filed in the Southern District in the Eastern Division. He added that a federal judge already granted the railroad permission to replace 160 feet, “which the estimate came in at $40,100…” Felgenhuer said that it was not the railroad’s estimate but a contractor and said that there were no specifications to the project when bid. He accused the people involved with the railroad of not knowing where a break is. He called the whole thing vague comparing it to going to the hospital with a broken finger and walking out with a cast up to your shoulder. He said he’s been to the sight to inspect and there are no holes in the road calling the damage “alleged” and stating that he’s not aware of anyone in the village that knows for sure if there is any damage. Felgenhuer produced several photos sent in by WLE that shows the inside of a pipe after they sent a robot camera down inside. Felgenhuer explained that he had been in contact with the railroad’s attorney and was under the impression that they were working towards a resolution then he was hit with the lawsuit. “They could from what I have personally observed, they could access what is broke from their own…right-of-way,” he said as opposed to digging on village property, which is what they are doing at the moment. “But it’s too late now because a judge has already issued an order.” “This railroad has showed nothing but disrespect for this village and the residents of this village since they started here,” Council Member, Larry Ward said as others chimed in with agreement. “And they haven’t improved anything…” Felgenhuer recommended the village stick it out with the lawsuit and reminded council that according to Ohio Revised Code that “the railroad has to maintain their crossings and bridges and so forth.” He added that the village can order them to do so and if the railroad does not comply then the village could take them to court. “Arguably, it’s theirs to replace anyhow,” and added that if the village were “entertaining” the idea of an ordinance to authorize the mayor and fiscal officer “whatever necessary action to defend against the lawsuit filed by Wheeling Lake Erie Railroad” as one avenue to take. He suggested council could also apply for grants to cover costs of such a lawsuit that village liability insurance does not cover. When Council Member, Don Jochims asked if there were a possibility of working out a negotiation between the village and WLE, Pelegreen stated that they need to leave the matter up to the insurance lawyers and anyone else authorized. Felgenhuer reminded council that they were basically restrained from any involvement per the court order. He also added that since they only meet monthly it basically took away the opportunity to address the issue sooner. Council eventually passed an emergency ordinance authorizing the mayor and fiscal officer to take action in the face of the lawsuit. Felgenhuer announced a hearing scheduled for June 19th in federal court in Columbus. A late call to WLE went unreturned.

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