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Democratic Committee supports HH bond levy

Democratic Committee supports HH bond levy

HARRISON COUNTY – On Monday, Aug. 17th, the Harrison County Democratic Central and Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the passage of the Harrison Hills Bond Levy of 4.98 mils. The committee is comprised of elected persons from each township in the district and the democrat county wide officeholders. In addition the committee also encourages the Harrison Hills City School Board, if the levy is successful, to adopt policies and guidelines that would allow for local skilled trade men and women and our local products and materials to be utilized in the construction of the new facility. In other business, tickets were handed out to members for the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner to be held at Franklin Museum on October 15th at 6:30 p.m. A committee was selected to work with a caterer and for seating and table arrangements. Ted Strickland will be the keynote speaker with State Senator, Lou Gentile sharing remarks also. Discussion was also held on the current vacancy in the County Coroner’s office. An acting coroner (Dr. Porsche Beetham) has been appointed by the county commissioners. The Committee took no action on the matter and will discuss again at next month’s meeting which will be held in conjunction with the Lakeland Democrat Women’s fall picnic on Sept. 14th at the Moorefield Township Community Park.

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Car overturns in Cadiz

Car overturns in Cadiz

CADIZ – A four-door SUV rolled over next to an embankment early Monday afternoon on Reservoir Road. Three people were in the vehicle at the time with two suffering from minor injuries, according to officials at the scene. One passenger refused treatment with the other two being transported to Harrison Community Hospital. One was seen wearing a neck brace and the other with a bandage around his right knee. Three EMS vehicles were on site as well as rescue workers from Hopedale and Cadiz. An authority on the scene stated that there were no other details to report as the accident is under now investigation.

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Deersville does it right

Deersville does it right

Trick Pony took the stage on a Saturday night in Deersville. The occasion was the celebration of 200 years in existence for the little village but the band brought a big sound and rocked an overflow crowd that filled Main Street up and down. Earlier, Senator Lou Gentile (D-District 30) Gave a speech and presented a plaque to Donna White, whose husband Bob died July 11. Bob did a lot of planning for the celebration and village council and others followed through with his plan. More details to follow in Harrison News-Herald’s, Aug. 22 paper edition.

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It’s breastfeeding awareness month

It’s breastfeeding awareness month

By JD LONG jim@harrisonnewsherald.com HARRISON COUNTY – The women with Women, Infants and Children (WIC) of Harrison County want everyone to know the health benefits to breastfeeding as they met at the Puskarich Library in Cadiz, Tuesday. “Through the Ohio WIC the theme is, working together for breast feeing success,” Coordinator for Harrison County WIC, Paula Celestino said. Ohio’s website describes WIC as …”the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.” Celestino said breastfeeding can also help to prevent breast cancer and cancer.org seems to back that up to a certain extent in an article written by Debbie Saslow, PhD, though she adds, studies have been inconsistent. WIC is also affiliated with Harrison Community Hospital where they assist with grants. The women of WIC said they try and do something every year to raise awareness on the healthy practice of breastfeeding. WIC is also celebrating 40 years in Harrison County in providing nutrition education. Harrison County’s WIC members will be at Harrison Central’s back to school rally on Aug. 26, which runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information please go to: https://www.odh.ohio.gov/en/odhprograms/ns/wicn/wic1.aspx. You can also find a WIC clinic near you by calling, 1-800-755-GROW (4769).

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Deersville bicentennial closing in

Deersville bicentennial closing in

DEERSVILLE – Come Aug. 22 the Deersville will be witnessing an event they, or anyone in the area has seen in a long time. The long awaited celebration is getting nearer. There will be surprises, fireworks, food and some very good music on display that will last from nearly sunup to sundown next Saturday. The music will include a surprise visit from Trick Pony at 8 p.m. and many others including Abby Abbond Anza from “The Povertyneck Hillbillies” at 7:15 p.m. The rest of the musical schedule begins at 11:30 with pianist, Denise Smith; singer, Ralph Maxwell at noon; singer Jim McConnell at 12:30 p.m.; pianist RIchard Hodkinson at 1 p.m.; “Behind the Cross” haney Family at 1:30 p.m.; “Soul Searchers: St. James AME at 2 p.m. and singer, Joy Miles at 2:30 p.m. The flag raising will begin at 7:45 a.m. followed by the blessing. A 5k run-walk will start at 8 a.m. (contact Elaine Clark at 740-922-2569). At 9 a.m. will be a vendors with crafts and artists situated across from the General Store. A garage sale in the Community Hall along with a chinese auction and Garden Club display will begin at 10 a.m. The Methodist Church will have a quilt show and bazaar in the Fellowship Hall with entertainment int eh sanctuary as well. The selling of apple dumplings and a time capsule message/drawing will end at 4 p.m. There will also be children’s activities behind the General Store with a treasure hunt at 2 p.m. A chicken barbecue at the VFD will open at 6 p.m. and a band at the same location, “Pardon The Interruption” will play until 4 p.m. At 2 p.m. there will also be a Cruise-in car show, which will be free and anyone interested can call Elaine Clark as well. At 3 p.m. Sue Adams will be the guide for a cemetery walk and a flag ceremony and time capsule burial in front of the Community Hall will be held at 4:30 p.m. Two one-act plays will be held at the theater at 5 p.m. with “After the church Supper” then followed by “Three Strikes Out.” The Harrison Central High School band will also march in the parade with fireworks behind the General Store to begin at 9:15 p.m. There is also a cookbook and 1911 Road Trip Journal for sale throughout the day as well as a 50/50 raffle with the winner announced at 4:30 p.m.

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George Lyle Hamilton, Jr.

George Lyle Hamilton, Jr.

“Junior” George Lyle Hamilton, Jr. “Junior” and “Pappy,” age 65, passed peacefully at his home near Jewett, Thursday morning, Aug. 20. Born July 21, 1950 in Dennison; he was the son of the late George Lyle Hamilton, Sr. and Audrey Crall. George graduated from Scio High School in 1968 and started working at the Scio Pottery. He went on to work at Y&O Coal Nelms #2 Mine in Hopedale, Regalware in Wooster, American Steel Foundries in Alliance and finally at Minteq in Dover. He retired from Minteq in 2009 and spent his time enjoying his family and especially his grandchildren. George was a devoted member of St. James Lutheran Church in Jewett where he helped with the food pantry and Helping Hands Ministries and attended Monday morning Bible study. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers and the United Steel Workers. In his youth, George was an enthusiastic Boy Scout. As a scout he learned swimming, archery and canoeing and he carried his interest of these throughout his life. His love of being in the water led to his attaining his SCUBA certification in 1974. He also enjoyed leather working and being outdoors. He was happiest when sharing his years of experience and passing on his wisdom with his family. George especially cherished playtime with his grandchildren. He seldom met a stranger and if he did they didn’t remain a stranger for very long. He is survived by, loved and deeply missed by his wife Sherry V. Thomas, whom he married June 1, 1974; daughters Amanda (Joe) of Toronto and Elaina (Dustin) of Jewett; grandchildren Jensen and Lyla and siblings Hazel Charlene Eddy, Shadra (Shady) Taggart, Laura Jean Taylor, Lena Mae Wallace and Rick Schupp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Elouise Dale. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. at St James Lutheran Church in Jewett. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his arrangements. Any memorial contributions are appreciated by the family and may be made to Sherry Hamilton, c/o Citizens Bank, 318 E Main St., Jewett, Ohio, 43986.

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Democratic Committee supports HH bond levy

Democratic Committee supports HH bond levy

HARRISON COUNTY – On Monday, Aug. 17th, the Harrison County Democratic Central and Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the passage of the Harrison Hills Bond Levy of 4.98 mils. The committee is comprised of elected persons from each township in the district and the democrat county wide officeholders. In addition the committee also encourages the Harrison Hills City School Board, if the levy is successful, to adopt policies and guidelines that would allow for local skilled trade men and women and our local products and materials to be utilized in the construction of the new facility. In other business, tickets were handed out to members for the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner to be held at Franklin Museum on October 15th at 6:30 p.m. A committee was selected to work with a caterer and for seating and table arrangements. Ted Strickland will be the keynote speaker with State Senator, Lou Gentile sharing remarks also. Discussion was also held on the current vacancy in the County Coroner’s office. An acting coroner (Dr. Porsche Beetham) has been appointed by the county commissioners. The Committee took no action on the matter and will discuss again at next month’s meeting which will be held in conjunction with the Lakeland Democrat Women’s fall picnic on Sept. 14th at the Moorefield Township Community Park.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

ONGOING EVENTS BRAIN INJURY Support Group, B.I.G. Support, Puskarich Library Cadiz, second Wednesday of the month 6-8 p.m. For more information contact Becky at btbcopperclad@yahoo.com or Tish at (740) 695-5161. AL-NON MEETINGS, Freeport Methodist Church, Fridays, 7 p.m. & Thursdays, 8 p.m. Cadiz Presbyterian Church. UNIONPORT MUSEUM open the first and third Sundays monthly from 1-4 p.m. (in the old Unionport School, Wayne Township Community Center), the public is cordially invited to stop in and look around. FRANKLIN MUSEUM members meet the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the museum. T.O.P.S. 1844 Flushing, meet Mondays, weigh in 9-10 a.m. Meeting 10-11 a.m. For information contact Linda Spano at (740) 968-1367. TOPS CLUB Meeting, every Thursday, 4-6 p.m. at 600 Countryside Lane. For more information call (740) 942-3220. SCIO FOOD Pantry hours are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We give out food from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 6 p.m. for those who need help with food. PINE VALLEY Sportsman’s Club Shoot every Sunday, 9 a.m. at the club. Sign up is 8:30 a.m. Public welcome. HARRISON COUNTY Military Support Group will meet the third Tuesday of every month at the Cadiz Fire House at 6 p.m. TOPS CLUB Meetings at Faith Community Chapel in Leesville. Every Monday are weigh ins at 4:45 p.m. and meetings are at 5:30 p.m. For more info call (740) 269-1238 or (740) 269-9283. THE HARRISON County Agricultural Society will hold their monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Coal Room in the Government Center until April when they will be held at the fairgrounds during warm weather months. SCIO LEGION will have karaoke with Jeff Drown every Friday from 9-1.  This is free and open to the public. HARRISON COUNTY Veterans Service will hold their meetings the first Monday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Harrison County Veterans Service Office, Courthouse. WORD OF Truth Church – located at 48500 Centre Unity Rd. in Centre Unity are having their bible study classes at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Public is cordially invited to attend. Call (740) 946-1010 for more info. BIBLE STUDY classes will be held the first Tuesday only of each month at Gable Estate’s Community Room located at 301 Lahm Dr. beginning at 6 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Ruby Foutz. Bring your bible, pen and paper. 2015 – FOOD BANK dates and times – August 26 and September 23. New time from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration starts at 9 a.m. HARCO HOUSE Of Horrors and Wildcat Corn Maze will be held every Friday and Saturday in October. Doors creak open at 6:30 p.m. Any questions please contact Tammy Dray (740) 946-7941. The Corn Maze will be every Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sundays from 2 to 5 p.m. If there is any rainy weather, the maze may be closed. Any questions please contact Russ Arbaugh (740) 491-0751. Tickets are $10 each or $15 for both. The Harco House of Horrors is located at 117 West Main Street in Jewett and the Wildcat Corn Maze is on Old Jewett Rd. Signs will be posted from the House of Horrors to the Corn Maze.   THIS WEEK QUILT SHOW Deersville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Quilts can be dropped off at the hall on the 21st between 1 and 6 p.m. We would like the person to please include an index card with the quilters name, year it was quilted and type of pattern (if known). You may also include a photograph of the quilter. Please also include your name and contact information. Quilts can be picked up after 3 p.m. on Saturday. Call Holly Brindley for more information call (740) 922-0905 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Area 16 WIOA Board meeting will be held on August 28 at 10 a.m. at the Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz Ohio. PROMISELAND PRESCHOOL Open House Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon. For prospective and returning students a $25 registration fee is due that day.   UPCOMING EVENTS SECOND ANNUAL Ronald “Joe” Myers Golf Scramble Fundraiser Aug. 29 at the Cadiz Country Club. Shot gun start at 2 p.m., registration begins at 1 p.m. $65 per person includes Skins, lunch at the turn, steak dinner and participation gifts. Sponsorship levels include Gold Level $100 for display banner on #1 Green with multiple recognitions and Hole Sponsor $50 for lawn sign on a hole. To register or sponsor, call or text Sue at (740) 491-0659. No Corporate checks please. Sponsored by the Committee to Re-elect Joe Myers Sheriff, Sue Myers Treas. 38575 Crimm Road, Scio, Ohio. FAMILY CIRCUS Aug. 30 located at 87800 Cadiz Jewett Road, Jewett. There will be food, fun, games, face painting, bounce houses and more! Time is 1 to 5 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Harrison Hills Church. TENTH ANNUAL HARRISON Benefit Ride Aug. 30. Everyone welcome – $15 for the rider and $10 for the passenger. Registration begins at 10 a.m. (complimentary breakfast rolls, coffee and juice). First rider out at Noon; last in by 4 p.m. Ride, maps and sign-up starts at the Hospital (lower level garage area behind the Hospital); ride ends at the Hospital Café. Free food for the ride’s end at the Hospital Café. 50/50 drawing and raffles, door prizes. Proceeds benefit the Harrison Community Hospital. For more info call (740) 942-4631 or email at hchosp@harrisoncommunity.com. SUNNYSLOPE NURSING Home will host “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers”, a one hour program that will define common symptoms of dementia and communication techniques for caregivers. Attendees will also learn about ways to access services and maintain health as a caregiver. The event is on Aug. 31, beginning with lunch at noon, followed by the hour-long workshop. Please RSVP to Carmen at (740) 310-0448. UNIONVALE-KENWOOD School Reunion on Sept. 5 at 11:30 a.m. to whenever at New Athens, Ohio Park, south on 9, watch for signs. Please bring a covered dish. For more info call Orville at (740) 937-2550 FALL MUM Sale – Promiseland Preschool is having a mum sale on Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Cost is $5.50 each or two for $10. We will have assorted colors for your fall decorating. Please support our preschool. NIGHT AT THE RACES will be Sept. 12 at the Cadiz EMS Building. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Races start at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 for a horse. There will also be a Chinese raffle and 50/50. All proceeds benefit Harrison Central Football Parents Club. Questions? Call: Jen Kuryn (740) 381-6185, Carolyn Sproull (740) 922-1712, Tonya Mitchell (740) 457-7650 or Michelle Dalton (740) 381-1088. FOURTH ANNUAL “Rick Bear” Memorial Golf Outing Sept. 19 at the Cadiz Country Club. 4 man scramble – $60 person/$240 team (mulligans included). Registration at 11 a.m. with shotgun start at 12 p.m. Hot dogs and beverages at turn. Dinner to follow. Cash prizes for first, second and third places. For more information please contact (740) 391-3074. CRAFTERS NEEDED at the 2015 Atwood area fall festival on Oct. 2, 3, and 4. Hand made items only. Also need a blacksmith. For info and application see our website: atwoodfallfest.org.  

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George Lyle Hamilton, Jr.

George Lyle Hamilton, Jr.

“Junior” George Lyle Hamilton, Jr. “Junior” and “Pappy,” age 65, passed peacefully at his home near Jewett, Thursday morning, Aug. 20. Born July 21, 1950 in Dennison; he was the son of the late George Lyle Hamilton, Sr. and Audrey Crall. George graduated from Scio High School in 1968 and started working at the Scio Pottery. He went on to work at Y&O Coal Nelms #2 Mine in Hopedale, Regalware in Wooster, American Steel Foundries in Alliance and finally at Minteq in Dover. He retired from Minteq in 2009 and spent his time enjoying his family and especially his grandchildren. George was a devoted member of St. James Lutheran Church in Jewett where he helped with the food pantry and Helping Hands Ministries and attended Monday morning Bible study. He was also a member of the United Mine Workers and the United Steel Workers. In his youth, George was an enthusiastic Boy Scout. As a scout he learned swimming, archery and canoeing and he carried his interest of these throughout his life. His love of being in the water led to his attaining his SCUBA certification in 1974. He also enjoyed leather working and being outdoors. He was happiest when sharing his years of experience and passing on his wisdom with his family. George especially cherished playtime with his grandchildren. He seldom met a stranger and if he did they didn’t remain a stranger for very long. He is survived by, loved and deeply missed by his wife Sherry V. Thomas, whom he married June 1, 1974; daughters Amanda (Joe) of Toronto and Elaina (Dustin) of Jewett; grandchildren Jensen and Lyla and siblings Hazel Charlene Eddy, Shadra (Shady) Taggart, Laura Jean Taylor, Lena Mae Wallace and Rick Schupp. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Elouise Dale. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held Sunday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. at St James Lutheran Church in Jewett. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his arrangements. Any memorial contributions are appreciated by the family and may be made to Sherry Hamilton, c/o Citizens Bank, 318 E Main St., Jewett, Ohio, 43986.

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Democratic Committee supports HH bond levy

Democratic Committee supports HH bond levy

HARRISON COUNTY – On Monday, Aug. 17th, the Harrison County Democratic Central and Executive Committee unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the passage of the Harrison Hills Bond Levy of 4.98 mils. The committee is comprised of elected persons from each township in the district and the democrat county wide officeholders. In addition the committee also encourages the Harrison Hills City School Board, if the levy is successful, to adopt policies and guidelines that would allow for local skilled trade men and women and our local products and materials to be utilized in the construction of the new facility. In other business, tickets were handed out to members for the annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner to be held at Franklin Museum on October 15th at 6:30 p.m. A committee was selected to work with a caterer and for seating and table arrangements. Ted Strickland will be the keynote speaker with State Senator, Lou Gentile sharing remarks also. Discussion was also held on the current vacancy in the County Coroner’s office. An acting coroner (Dr. Porsche Beetham) has been appointed by the county commissioners. The Committee took no action on the matter and will discuss again at next month’s meeting which will be held in conjunction with the Lakeland Democrat Women’s fall picnic on Sept. 14th at the Moorefield Township Community Park.

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Car overturns in Cadiz

Car overturns in Cadiz

CADIZ – A four-door SUV rolled over next to an embankment early Monday afternoon on Reservoir Road. Three people were in the vehicle at the time with two suffering from minor injuries, according to officials at the scene. One passenger refused treatment with the other two being transported to Harrison Community Hospital. One was seen wearing a neck brace and the other with a bandage around his right knee. Three EMS vehicles were on site as well as rescue workers from Hopedale and Cadiz. An authority on the scene stated that there were no other details to report as the accident is under now investigation.

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Delores Wootchie

Delores Wootchie

Delores Jean Smith Wootchie, age 73, of Marysville, formerly of Hopedale and Cadiz, died Thursday, Aug. 20, at Hospice at Riverside Kobacker House in Columbus. She was a former associate of The Nestle Company in Marysville and the Y&O Coal Company in Harrison County. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hopedale. She served her parishes with sharing prayers, volunteering and singing in the choir. A graduate of Hopedale High School, she was a former member of the Hopedale Garden Club and Women’s Club. She volunteered at the Marysville Public Library and Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed tending to her flower garden, volunteering and attending church events. She was born March 5, 1942 in Steubenville, Ohio and was preceded in death by her father, Michael J. Smith; and her husband, John D. Wootchie. She is survived by her mother, Leona L. Lunter Smith of Powell; two sisters, Marcia Smith Dickerson of Lewis Center and Patricia (Gerald) Zoladz of Powell; two sisters-in-law, Judy Evans and Dolly Lewis; many nieces and nephews, including Kelly (Danny) Stauffer and Michael (Tamuna) Dickerson; and other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Tuesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass. Rev. Fr. David A. Poliafico will officiate. Graveside services will be held at noon Wednesday at Holly Memorial Gardens in Colerain. Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or Union County Cancer Society. Underwood Funeral Home in Marysville is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwoodfuneralhome.com.

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Charlotte Renicker

Charlotte Renicker

Charlotte A. Renicker, age 74, of Bowerston passed away Thursday, Aug. 20, in Bowerston Hills Nursing Home. Born Sept. 28, 1940 in Dennison she was a daughter of the late Francis O. Renicker and Wilma Finical Renicker. A graduate of Cleveland Extension School, Charlotte worked for Bank One in Steubenville for 11 years, then Belmont National in both Jewett and Cadiz for four years and in the processing department at Walmart for over 15 years. She loved to crochet and sew. Charlotte is survived by a daughter Wendy Bell of Cadiz, a grandson Kody Reppart of Hopedale and a cousin Kathryn Yoder of Sherrodsville. She was preceded in death by a daughter Jennifer Dailey. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her arrangements.

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Deersville does it right

Deersville does it right

Trick Pony took the stage on a Saturday night in Deersville. The occasion was the celebration of 200 years in existence for the little village but the band brought a big sound and rocked an overflow crowd that filled Main Street up and down. Earlier, Senator Lou Gentile (D-District 30) Gave a speech and presented a plaque to Donna White, whose husband Bob died July 11. Bob did a lot of planning for the celebration and village council and others followed through with his plan. More details to follow in Harrison News-Herald’s, Aug. 22 paper edition.

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William R. Culbertson

William R. Culbertson

William R. Culbertson, 77, of Flushing, formerly of New Athens, passed away peacefully at his home on the beloved family farm on Thursday, August 20.  He now walks with the Lord and his mother, father, sister and brother-in-law.  He was born April 18, 1938 in New Athens, a son of the late Robert W. and Margaret Elizabeth White Culbertson. Mr. Culbertson was a lifelong member of the New Athens Presbyterian Church.  He retired after 32 years as a Computer Programmer for Borden Co. in Columbus.  He served as the Vice President of the Franklin High School Alumni Association for many years, and enjoyed farming, especially farm equipment and traveling.  He was also fond of the Stumptown Steam Threshers and the Ohio Farm Science Review, but especially loved just spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ellen Riggle and a brother-in-law, William Mosebey. Surviving are his family, whom he dearly loved, including three children, Robert J. Culbertson of Campo, CA, Nancy (Scott) Greene of Degraff, OH and James W. Culbertson of Lakeview, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Louis, Kimberly, Nicole, Sara, Joe, Luke and Jade; a great grandson, Phoenix; a sister, Carolyn Mosebey of Wells Tannery, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at the New Athens Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Walter McNutt and Mary Ann Droll officiating.  Burial will follow at Longview Cemetery, New Athens. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Athens Presbyterian Church, c/o Linda Love, P.O. Box 124, New Athens, Ohio, 43981.  Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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It’s breastfeeding awareness month

It’s breastfeeding awareness month

By JD LONG jim@harrisonnewsherald.com HARRISON COUNTY – The women with Women, Infants and Children (WIC) of Harrison County want everyone to know the health benefits to breastfeeding as they met at the Puskarich Library in Cadiz, Tuesday. “Through the Ohio WIC the theme is, working together for breast feeing success,” Coordinator for Harrison County WIC, Paula Celestino said. Ohio’s website describes WIC as …”the Special Supplemental Nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, women who recently had a baby, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.” Celestino said breastfeeding can also help to prevent breast cancer and cancer.org seems to back that up to a certain extent in an article written by Debbie Saslow, PhD, though she adds, studies have been inconsistent. WIC is also affiliated with Harrison Community Hospital where they assist with grants. The women of WIC said they try and do something every year to raise awareness on the healthy practice of breastfeeding. WIC is also celebrating 40 years in Harrison County in providing nutrition education. Harrison County’s WIC members will be at Harrison Central’s back to school rally on Aug. 26, which runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information please go to: https://www.odh.ohio.gov/en/odhprograms/ns/wicn/wic1.aspx. You can also find a WIC clinic near you by calling, 1-800-755-GROW (4769).

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Carl Gordon “Doc” Sparling

Carl Gordon “Doc” Sparling

Carl Gordon “Doc” Sparling, 83, of Cadiz died Monday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m., at the Kingston Residence of Marion, Ohio. Carl was born May 28, 1932 in Ravenna and grew up in Bellaire. He was the son of the late Carl and Inez (Gordon) Sparling. After graduating from Bellaire High School, he served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1955, stationed in Guam during the Korean War. After his military service, Carl married Donna Kay Tolbert in 1955. She preceded him in death in July of 2013, after more than 57 years of marriage. They had four children, Brian (Laurel) of Marion, Stephen (Terri) of Ravenna, Michael (Gay) of Baltic and Susan Sparling of Worthington. Surviving in addition to his children, are sixteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and a brother, Thomas of Suffolk, Virginia. Preceding Carl in death were his wife, Donna, and a sister, Marian Carter of St. Louis, Missouri. Carl graduated from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and was a practicing veterinarian in the Cadiz area from 1962 to 1992. After retirement, he continued a limited practice in the Bellaire / Wheeling area for a number of years. Carl was an active community member, including one term as a Harrison County Commissioner, and serving as a volunteer fireman. He also participated in numerous plays in Cadiz, Deersville, Weirton, Steubenville and Wheeling. Carl was also an active member of Scott Memorial United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street, Cadiz. A memorial service will be held there at 1 pm on August 29. The family will receive friends at the church from noon until the time of the service. Cadiz American Legion Post 34 will conduct military honors at the church. In accordance with Doc’s wishes and his lifelong commitment to medicine, his body has been donated to The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Donations in memory of Carl can be made to the Fulani Grazing Project – dedicated to helping Nigerian cattle herdsmen become more productive. Donations may be sent to Fulani Grazing Project; ℅ International Child Care Ministries; 770 N. High School Rd.; Indianapolis, IN 46214, or via their website: https://give.fmcusa.org/donation/memorial-giving   The family is being assisted by the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home.  Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com  

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Deersville bicentennial closing in

Deersville bicentennial closing in

DEERSVILLE – Come Aug. 22 the Deersville will be witnessing an event they, or anyone in the area has seen in a long time. The long awaited celebration is getting nearer. There will be surprises, fireworks, food and some very good music on display that will last from nearly sunup to sundown next Saturday. The music will include a surprise visit from Trick Pony at 8 p.m. and many others including Abby Abbond Anza from “The Povertyneck Hillbillies” at 7:15 p.m. The rest of the musical schedule begins at 11:30 with pianist, Denise Smith; singer, Ralph Maxwell at noon; singer Jim McConnell at 12:30 p.m.; pianist RIchard Hodkinson at 1 p.m.; “Behind the Cross” haney Family at 1:30 p.m.; “Soul Searchers: St. James AME at 2 p.m. and singer, Joy Miles at 2:30 p.m. The flag raising will begin at 7:45 a.m. followed by the blessing. A 5k run-walk will start at 8 a.m. (contact Elaine Clark at 740-922-2569). At 9 a.m. will be a vendors with crafts and artists situated across from the General Store. A garage sale in the Community Hall along with a chinese auction and Garden Club display will begin at 10 a.m. The Methodist Church will have a quilt show and bazaar in the Fellowship Hall with entertainment int eh sanctuary as well. The selling of apple dumplings and a time capsule message/drawing will end at 4 p.m. There will also be children’s activities behind the General Store with a treasure hunt at 2 p.m. A chicken barbecue at the VFD will open at 6 p.m. and a band at the same location, “Pardon The Interruption” will play until 4 p.m. At 2 p.m. there will also be a Cruise-in car show, which will be free and anyone interested can call Elaine Clark as well. At 3 p.m. Sue Adams will be the guide for a cemetery walk and a flag ceremony and time capsule burial in front of the Community Hall will be held at 4:30 p.m. Two one-act plays will be held at the theater at 5 p.m. with “After the church Supper” then followed by “Three Strikes Out.” The Harrison Central High School band will also march in the parade with fireworks behind the General Store to begin at 9:15 p.m. There is also a cookbook and 1911 Road Trip Journal for sale throughout the day as well as a 50/50 raffle with the winner announced at 4:30 p.m.

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