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HC Sheriff promotes Drug Take-Back Day

HC Sheriff promotes Drug Take-Back Day

Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers said that his office will be offering National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on two different Saturdays; April 18, and April 25. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. Americans that participated in the ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 27, 2014 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 4,076 of its national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners collected 617,150 pounds (309 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at 5,495 sites. This brought the total amount of drugs collected in four years to 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons. Take-back initiative removes from circulation 2,411 tons of unused prescription drugs in four years. “The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the past nine Take-Back Day events speaks volumes about the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs,” said Sheriff Joe Myers. “With the continued support and hard work of our more than 88 county sheriff’s offices, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners, these nine events have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of this critical public health issue,” said Sheriff Myers. Myers also warned against flushing unused prescription drugs down the toilet, throwing them in the trash, or keeping them in the household medicine cabinet, resulting in contamination of the water supply and the theft and abuse of the prescription drugs. Sheriff Joe Myers and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office along with several area businesses will again partner to provide a safe drop-off point for unwanted, expired and unused medications. Custer Pharmacy, 122 S Main St, Cadiz; Cadiz; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rite Aid Pharmacy, 651 Lincoln St, Cadiz; 9am to 12 p.m. and Neimayer Pharmacy, 112 E Main St, Scio will be collecting on Saturday, April 18, and Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sheriff Joe Myers states that by chance you miss these to date there is a drop box right inside the front door of the Sheriff Office, which is open to everyone 24/7 to take the unwanted drugs. The Sheriff reminds everyone that no liquids are accepted.

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Hydrant flushing schedule

Hydrant flushing schedule

The Harrison County Water and Sewer District will be flushing hydrants on the following days: Tuesday, April 14 at East Cadiz, Unionvale-Kenwood Wednesday, April 15 at Piedmont-Moorefield Germano

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Curry sentenced

Curry sentenced

By JD LONG Christopher Curry (middle), originally one of five arrested in the meth lab bust in Jewett back in Janurary, was sentenced to three years in prison. The Ohio Department of Corrections will now be his home minus 93 days accounted for time served. Curry was also fined $2,500. Curry was arrested along with his brother Collin, Becke Keener, Howard Hennis and Amber Moore. The others still have yet to finalize their cases. What made the situation particularly galling to authorities was that the house (owned by Keener) the arrest was made sat right next door to Jewett’s council building and across the street from a community center. A task force from Holmes County assisted in the arrest along with Cadiz and Jewett police.  

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Sheriff’s Office announces traffic enforcement

Sheriff’s Office announces traffic enforcement

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office is announcing their annual Prom Blitz traffic enforcement activity. Sgt. Robert Toker reports the Sheriff’s Office will have extra Deputies on patrol during the weekend of April 10 through April 12. There will be an emphasis on impaired driving as well as safety belt and aggressive driving violations. A total of 35 hours of additional patrols will be scheduled to coincide with the Harrison Central High School Prom to ensure the safety of students and residents traveling Harrison County’s roadways. Funding for the overtime is provided through the Impaired Driving Enforcement Program as part of the Ohio Traffic Safety Office. The Sheriff’s Office would like to wish all students a safe and happy prom season and as always, “Don’t Text and Drive.”

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HCHS Prom Court

HCHS Prom Court

Harrison Central announced the junior and senior prom court for Harrison Central High School. Prom is on April 11. Promenade is from 4:30-6:00 at the high school gymnasium, with the dinner and dance to follow at the Carne’s Center in St. Clairsville. Left photo depicts Junior Court (l-r) Ashley Heavilin, Giovanni Rocchi, Paige Richards, Sam Hill, Sam Raber, Wes Mitchell, Mikenzi Edwards, Drew Mizer, Megan Barcroft, Bryson Porter. Right photo depcits  Senior Court (l-r) Austin Sambuco, Tirzah Curry, Dillon Bossell, Brittany Hawthorne, Matt Hawthorne, Madeena Piergallini, Kyle Custer, Austin Kowalski (absent: Kianna Ghezzi & Vanessa Moyer)    

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Obituaries

Rickey Lee Ferrell

Rickey Lee Ferrell

Rickey L. Ferrell, age 65 of Carrollton, passed away March 29, at Mercy Hospital in Canton. He was born March 20, 1950 to Wayne Oliver and Doris Eilene (Barnhart) in Wheeling, West Virginia. Rickey was originally from the Piedmont and Cadiz area. He worked as a coal miner for 15 years at Rose Valley Mine then Oak Park Mine. He retired from Aleris Rolled Products (Commonwealth Aluminum) with over 25 years. Rickey loved fishing, antique shopping, his family and grandchildren and life itself. Survived by his wife Frances the love of his life for 23 years. They were married October 15, 1992. Other survivors are a daughter, Nicole (Bobby) Kidder; a son, Brandon (Carrie) Ferrell; and a brother Wayne (Linda) Ferrell. Rick is also survived by his six grandchildren who were the apples of his eyes and they are Morgan, Cameron, Bailee, Dominic, Dylan and Lea. A celebration of life for Rickey will be Saturday, April 25, at the Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Pastor Harold Barber officiating. Family will greet friends from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Husky wrestling update

Husky wrestling update

Cadiz senior Hunter Pizzino is the only Husky wrestler alive in the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Columbus. Pizzino (138) won his opening match over Wes Fritz of St. Paul, but fell Friday morning to David Carr of Day Christian in the second championship round. He dropped down to the consolation round and will wrestle later today. Anthonly Risley (152) and Brandon White (113) were both eliminated on the first day. PHOTO: Hunter Pizzino.

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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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Rickey Lee Ferrell

Rickey Lee Ferrell

Rickey L. Ferrell, age 65 of Carrollton, passed away March 29, at Mercy Hospital in Canton. He was born March 20, 1950 to Wayne Oliver and Doris Eilene (Barnhart) in Wheeling, West Virginia. Rickey was originally from the Piedmont and Cadiz area. He worked as a coal miner for 15 years at Rose Valley Mine then Oak Park Mine. He retired from Aleris Rolled Products (Commonwealth Aluminum) with over 25 years. Rickey loved fishing, antique shopping, his family and grandchildren and life itself. Survived by his wife Frances the love of his life for 23 years. They were married October 15, 1992. Other survivors are a daughter, Nicole (Bobby) Kidder; a son, Brandon (Carrie) Ferrell; and a brother Wayne (Linda) Ferrell. Rick is also survived by his six grandchildren who were the apples of his eyes and they are Morgan, Cameron, Bailee, Dominic, Dylan and Lea. A celebration of life for Rickey will be Saturday, April 25, at the Allmon Dugger Cotton Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Pastor Harold Barber officiating. Family will greet friends from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Charmaine Greer

Charmaine Greer

Charmaine Greer, 75, of Cadiz, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, April 14, with her family by her side. She was born August 31, 1939 in Cadiz a daughter of the late George Bland and Bernice Neff Mattern Bland. She was a retired homemaker who cherished her children, and an awesome Grandma, “Nana” to all her grandchildren.  She loved the outdoors. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, William L. “Bill” Greer in March 2008; four brothers: George, Kenneth, James, and Joseph Bland and a sister: Grace Marie Cannon. Surviving are her children: Mona (William) Bryant, Jeffrey (Paula) Greer, Deanne (Scott) Yarman and Shawn (Sabrina) Greer, all of Cadiz; seven grandchildren: Heather, Jeffrey, Daniel, Monica, Chandler, Dalton and Madaline; three great grandchildren: Ava, Nathan, and Vada; a brother, Ronald (Donna) Bland of Cadiz; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday, 4-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m.   with Rev. Pete Tuchek officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, send memorial contributions to Amedisys Hospice Care, 52171 National Road, East, Suite 1, St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950.  The memorial guestbook may be signed atwww.clark-kirkland.com.

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Billie Kay Snyder

Billie Kay Snyder

Billie Kay Snyder, age 78, of Cadiz, formerly of Scio, died Tuesday, April 14, in Trinity West Hospital, Steubenville after a brief illness. Born Sept. 9, 1936 in Wileyville (Wetzel Co.), W.Va., she was a daughter of the late Argel Dale McBee and Beulah Lemasters McBee. She attended Follansbee High School and Smithfield High School. She worked at the Scio Pottery and was a nurse’s aide at Sunnyslope Nursing Home retiring in 1997. Billie was a member of the Hopedale Church of Christ. She was an avid reader, mysteries being her favorite. She enjoyed going to garage sales, occasional outings to area casinos and visiting Wetzel County where she had many fond childhood memories. But what she loved most was spending time with her family especially playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Preceding her in death are her husband John Snyder, a son Mark Gilham, a son-in-law Bill Krankovich, a grandson Matthew Curtis,a granddaughter Sabre Blanton, a brother Jerry McBee and a sister Betty Cawthorn. Surviving are children Lynn (Ron) Raber of Jewett, Kim Gilham of McGaheysville, Va., Denise Krankovich of Cadiz, Gail (Kevin) Hunter of Plant City, Fla., and Michelle (Ronnie) Albright of Scio; a sister Patsy Hall of Stoneville, N.C.; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Dean Blythe and her grandson Erik Raber officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Jewett. Friends may call two hours prior to the service Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Loman Smith UPDATED

Loman Smith UPDATED

Loman B. Smith, 86, of Cadiz, died Sunday, April 12, at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz.  He was born December 15, 1928 in Wheeling, W.Va.,, a son of the late Samuel H. Smith and Jean Alexander Smith Owens. Mr. Smith was a retired Carpenter, ran L.J. Smith in Connotton, former employee of Harrison County Highway Department, assisted his son Roy at Smith Plumbing and Heating, was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz and served with the National Guard in Steubenville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Gotshall Smith. Surviving are two sons, Samuel and Roy (Lisa) Smith; two grandchildren, Cody (Courtney) Maffitt and Ali (Jon) Birney; three great grandchildren: Dominic and Paige Maffitt and Baylee Birney, all of Cadiz; and his cousins: Fred (Barbara) Whiteman of Scio, Mary Ruth Kidd of Scio and Nancy (Bill) Johnston of Maryland. Friends may call Thursday 5-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where funeral service will be held, Friday, April 17 at 1 p.m, with Rev. Samuel Betts officiating.  Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. The family would like to thank the Harrison County Home and Harrison Community Hospital for the care and support of our family. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.  

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HC Sheriff promotes Drug Take-Back Day

HC Sheriff promotes Drug Take-Back Day

Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers said that his office will be offering National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on two different Saturdays; April 18, and April 25. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications. Americans that participated in the ninth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 27, 2014 the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and 4,076 of its national, tribal, and community law enforcement partners collected 617,150 pounds (309 tons) of unwanted prescription drugs at 5,495 sites. This brought the total amount of drugs collected in four years to 4,823,251 pounds, or 2,411 tons. Take-back initiative removes from circulation 2,411 tons of unused prescription drugs in four years. “The amount of prescription drugs turned in by the American public during the past nine Take-Back Day events speaks volumes about the need to develop a convenient way to rid homes of unwanted or expired prescription drugs,” said Sheriff Joe Myers. “With the continued support and hard work of our more than 88 county sheriff’s offices, local, and tribal law enforcement and community partners, these nine events have dramatically reduced the risk of prescription drug diversion and abuse, and increased awareness of this critical public health issue,” said Sheriff Myers. Myers also warned against flushing unused prescription drugs down the toilet, throwing them in the trash, or keeping them in the household medicine cabinet, resulting in contamination of the water supply and the theft and abuse of the prescription drugs. Sheriff Joe Myers and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office along with several area businesses will again partner to provide a safe drop-off point for unwanted, expired and unused medications. Custer Pharmacy, 122 S Main St, Cadiz; Cadiz; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rite Aid Pharmacy, 651 Lincoln St, Cadiz; 9am to 12 p.m. and Neimayer Pharmacy, 112 E Main St, Scio will be collecting on Saturday, April 18, and Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sheriff Joe Myers states that by chance you miss these to date there is a drop box right inside the front door of the Sheriff Office, which is open to everyone 24/7 to take the unwanted drugs. The Sheriff reminds everyone that no liquids are accepted.

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Hydrant flushing schedule

Hydrant flushing schedule

The Harrison County Water and Sewer District will be flushing hydrants on the following days: Tuesday, April 14 at East Cadiz, Unionvale-Kenwood Wednesday, April 15 at Piedmont-Moorefield Germano

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Albert Hoagland

Albert Hoagland

Albert Leroy “Abby” Hoagland, 71, of Bloomingdale, died Thursday, April 9, at his home as the result of a farming accident. He was born January 14, 1944, a son of the late Marion Earl Hoagland and Wilma J. Naylor Hoagland Abel. Abby was a member of the Unionport Christian Church, the Unionport Lodge 333, F.&A.M. , the Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville, and Harrison Chapter 171, Royal Arch Masons.  He was a retired employee of R. & F. Coal Company and Wilgus and Company in Cadiz, and was a lifelong farmer.  He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed attending the Prime Time Lunches at the Unionport Community Center.  He served as a Sergeant in the Army during the Vietnam Era and was a member of the Jewett VFW, Post 3072. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Francis and Randy Hoagland; a sister, Debra Ann Hoagland; his step-father Ralph Abel. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Marker Hoagland; a step-son, Charles (Cheryl) Myers of Bloomingdale; a step-daughter, Leslie Jeffries of Harrisville; five step-grandchildren; and four step-great grandchildren. Friends may call Sunday, 3-7 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m., with Minister Jeremiah Kuttler officiating. Burial will follow at Bloomingdale Cemetery. A Masonic Service will be held Sunday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Unionport Christian Church or the Unionport Masonic Lodge.  Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Lester Vance Bonnell

Lester Vance Bonnell

Lester Vance Bonnell, age 88, of Scio passed away Wednesday, April 8, in Carroll Healthcare after a brief illness. Born December 21, 1926 in East Liverpool he was a son of the late Riley Ray Bonnell and Martha Estelle Dudgeon Bonnell. Vance graduated from Scio High School in 1944 and honorably served his country during WWII in the US Army stationed in Japan. Vance, along with his brother, William “Ed” Bonnell operated Scio Roller Rink, which was started by their parents and operated for over 50 years. He also worked for North Twp. for over 30 years. Vance was a member of the Scio American Legion Post #482 for 46 years.. He enjoyed being outdoors and watching wildlife but most of all he loved spending time with his family. Preceding him in death are his sisters Wilma Ellen “Dolly” Gibson and husband Virgil, Marion Louise Beamer, and Gladia Jean Miller and brothers William Everett “Ed” Bonnell and wife Zoe, Floyd Stanley Bonnell and Riley Ray Bonnell, Jr. Surviving are his brother Larry Bonnell and wife Linda of Texas, sister-in-law Nancy Crimm of Scio and numerous nieces and nephews that include his current caregivers Bill Bonnell of Scio and Pam Grim and husband Bill of Carrollton. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. Sam Dobschuetz officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Scio American Legion Post #482 Auxiliary, 38175 Crimm Rd., Scio 43988 for funeral dinners. www.kochfuneral.com

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Curry sentenced

Curry sentenced

By JD LONG Christopher Curry (middle), originally one of five arrested in the meth lab bust in Jewett back in Janurary, was sentenced to three years in prison. The Ohio Department of Corrections will now be his home minus 93 days accounted for time served. Curry was also fined $2,500. Curry was arrested along with his brother Collin, Becke Keener, Howard Hennis and Amber Moore. The others still have yet to finalize their cases. What made the situation particularly galling to authorities was that the house (owned by Keener) the arrest was made sat right next door to Jewett’s council building and across the street from a community center. A task force from Holmes County assisted in the arrest along with Cadiz and Jewett police.  

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Ray Beach

Ray Beach

Ray R. Beach, 67 of Cadiz, died Tuesday, April 7, at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, Ohio. He was born July 23, 1947 in Dennison, Ohio a son of the late Elmer L. and Mary Reed Beach. Ray was a retired truck driver and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents; by a brother, David Beach and two sisters: Shirley Stull and Betty Beach. Ray is survived by his wife, Sandra Kuttie Beach; a stepson, John W. Beach of New Athens; a daughter, Tina Marie Beach of California; 3 grandchildren and a brother, Jack Beach of Florida. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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