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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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Bomb threat suspect scheduled for risk assessment

Bomb threat suspect scheduled for risk assessment

By JD LONG CADIZ – The 16 year-old juvenile suspected of making a bomb threat on Monday, Feb. 9 at the Harrison Career Center where he attends, appeared Thursday morning for a pre-trial hearing. The youth is facing six felony counts in which four include inducing panic. The juvenile first appeared on Feb. 10 for his initial court appearance as noted by Public Defender C. Adrian Pincola. He then requested a risk assessment and an evaluation for his client and stated, “…the youth is not prepared to enter any type of admission or denial.” Pincola also added that his client understood that incarceration would continue at the Sargus Juvenile Detention Center in St. Clairsville. Harrison County Assistant Prosecutor Jack Felgenhauer did not object to the assessment for the juvenile and that it was the state’s position to continue incarceration. The suspect is due to appear back in court in approximately two weeks. Monday, Feb. 9, the suspect was seen on surveillance video apparently dropping a letter off at the school, which contained the threat. The specifics contained in the letter have not been released at this time.

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Obituaries

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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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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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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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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Rodney Freeman

Rodney Freeman

Rodney L. Freeman, 57, of Cadiz, died Tuesday at East Ohio Regional Hospital following a long illness.  He was born Jan. 17, 1958 in Cleveland, Ohio, a son of the late Samuel and Betty Jean Freeman. Surviving are his wife Sandra Blanchard Stewart Taylor Freeman; two daughters, Rodericka Johnson of Columbus and Ronnica Freeman of Cleveland; step-children, Shawn Stewart of Fla., Yvonne Mitchell of Bellaire, Dawn Stewart and Heather Dokes, both of Martins Ferry; siblings, Jackie McCleadon of St. Louis, Fontella Coleman, Gibson Riley, Samuel Freeman (Sherry), Charles Freeman (Cheryl), Janice Riley, Jason Eric Freeman, and Gloria Riley, all of Cleveland and Sarah Anita McFell (Fred) of Strongsville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-mother, Flora Riley Freeman and a brother Brian Freeman. Rodney enjoyed fishing and collecting cars. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz, Ohio 43907 with Rudy Puskarich officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Raymond Hildreth

Raymond R. Hildreth, 81, of Cuyahoga Falls, passed away Feb. 16. He was born March 2, 1933 in Cadiz, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Hildreth Sr., Ella Naomi Floyd; stepmother, Helen Dickerson; siblings, Dola Currie, Dorothy Herrick, Thelma Carter Mecham, Kenneth Hildreth and Dwain Smith. Raymond served in the Korean War as a U.S. Navy Radioman. He graduated from The Ohio State University and retired from The Akron Public Schools. He served at St. John’s Episcopal Church as the Sexton. He was a Little League Baseball coach with B&K Rootbeer. He was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Indians and Cleveland Browns. Surviving are his children, Jeff Hildreth, Kimberly Hildreth (Swav), Kasey Hildreth and Kristen Hildreth (Jon); siblings Tulsa Snyder, Roy Hildreth, Jr. and Charles Smith; and grandchildren, Bobby, Mitch, Jacob, Gia, Brenna, Keely, and Mandy.

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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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UPDATED: Krankovich arraigned, faces third degree felony

UPDATED: Krankovich arraigned, faces third degree felony

CADIZ – Represented by defense attorney Jason Jackson, Keturah Krankovich, 42, appeared for an arraignment on Tuesday, Feb. 17 before Harrison County Common Pleas Judge T. Shawn Hervey. Krankovich of 85152 Bakers Ridge Road, Jewett, is charged with illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse on to grounds of a detention facility or institution, which means she was caught attempting to pass drugs to an inmate. Jackson requested release on her own recognizance noting that other than some minor traffic offenses, his client had no criminal history. Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Bruzzese, did not object to Jackson’s request with the following stipulations: that Krankovich be subjected to random urinalysis testing and sign a waiver of extradition. Also, she is not to change her address without notification and not to leave the state of Ohio except for employment purposes. Hervey granted the motion with those stipulations along with the crime of failing to appear for future hearings, which would be a felony in the fourth degree. Krankovich is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on March 20 and a motion hearing on April 21.

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