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Boss Bison Ranch holds fundraiser

Boss Bison Ranch holds fundraiser

By JD LONG New-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – If you missed the calling of the drums at the Boss Bison Ranch, then you missed a lot. The ranch just off of Unionvale Road, held a non-profit festival for the Tri-county community action organization, Harcatus, to aid and benefit the organization’s efforts in helping the communities of Harrison, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties. The farm, owned and run by John and Karen Sticht, were thrilled with the results for the two-day event. Karen estimated the crowd to be around 500 for the weekend where they accumulated eight large boxes of canned goods from donations and raised approximately $300 to help Harcatus buy meat. “Basically, it was a good weekend,” Karen said. “It was different, people just enjoyed it.” When they woke Saturday, John noticed that a new calf was born bringing their total to 19. “Nature blessed us with another calf,” Karen said. Check out this Saturday’s edition of the News-Herald for the full story

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Custer and Lincoln live again in New Rumley

Custer and Lincoln live again in New Rumley

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer NEW RUMLEY – On a glorious crystal blue day flanked by “General Custer” and “President Lincoln,” Leroy VanHorne, secretary of The Custer Memorial Association (CMA), opened Saturday’s festivities with a thought: He stressed the sadness of men who don’t come home from war, or the ones who do who are not revered “like they should be.” Joining the service in 1966, VanHorne was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky only to be sent home 10 days later for failing his physical. “Some of my friends who went that day never made it home. It gives you a different feeling in life.” VanHorne reminded the enthusiastic crowd of not only the people who have made the history books, “but those around us who have gone and fought and served our country. Because without that we wouldn’t have the freedoms we have.” General Custer, who was accused of being a braggart by some historians, was portrayed by Rick Williams, who tossed one for the crowd by saying, “I’ll try to keep my self esteem reigned in.” Williams, a certified artillerist, has portrayed General Custer for eight years. He called it a “loaded question” when asked what it was like to portray the man. “It’s a wonderful feeling to portray a significant character in military history.” The theme of this year’s event was “1864 – Generalship: The Art of Command” and dealt with General Custer’s role in the last year of the Civil War. You can read more about Custer and Lincoln’s visit in the next edition of the News-Herald

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HCHS gets “Footloose”

HCHS gets “Footloose”

CADIZ – Harrison Central High School’s theater troupe is putting on its dancing shoes for the upcoming production of “Footloose: The Musical.” Performances are set for May 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. The production tells the story of Ren McCormack (Kyle Dodds), who relocates with his mother from Chicago to the small town of Beaumont. It is a repressive place where dancing is banned, but the high-stepping Ren wants to change all of that. He finds himself at odds with Rev. Shaw Moore (Parnell Sheldon), the father of new friend Ariel (Abby Dodds). The cast also includes Charleigh Harding as Ethel McCormack and Bickle; Sheryl Eckroth as Vi Moore; Ronna Orr as Lulu Warnicker and Betty Blast; Raven Cruz as Rusty; Kylee Rose as Uncle Wes and Travis; Kyle Neimeyer as Coach Dunbar, Cowboy Bob and the cop; Karli Ray as Urleen; Bailie Ray as Wendy Jo; Danier Hunt as Chuck Cranston; Therion Stokes as Lyle; D.J. Jones as Willard Hewitt; Katie Stackhouse as Principal Clark; Kurt Neimeyer as Jeter; Harding and Orr as Cowboy Bob’s band; and Alexia Dowdle, Rachel Morrison, Mariah Kuryn as chorus. Jonah Rodgers is stage manager with lights by Dylan Rayl and Madeena Piergallini, Vanessa Moyer and Drew Mizer as stagehands. The production is in conjunction with R&H Theatricals. Check out more upcoming events in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

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Oil, gas reps get lesson in meth lab ID

Oil, gas reps get lesson in meth lab ID

By AMY GAREIS  News-Herald Staff Writer  CADIZ – Det. Sgt. Joe Mullet of the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office led discussion about identifying meth labs during the April 28 safety meeting at Puskarich Library. Roughly 40 oil and gas, government and transportation officials attended the monthly meeting headed by Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers. Mullet noted that meth labs were portable and could be contained in a two-liter pop bottle, but the drug is volatile and could explode. More about this informative safety meeting in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.   NH Photo/AMY GAREIS

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Pennies from Heaven blanketed with love

Pennies from Heaven blanketed with love

 By LE ANN VAN CAMP 6th grade teacher at Harrison East  HOPEDALE – Harrison East students and faculty participated in Pennies for Patients program through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They had a three-week time frame to collect as much change as they could and raised a whopping $1,413.02 to support such a great cause. Each grade level was challenged to raise the most money to win an ice-cream party. The top three grade levels were as follows: Fifth grade students from Mrs. Jones, Mr. Valesko, and Mrs. McCann’s classes won the GOLD medal collecting $311 with sixth grade right on their heels winning the SILVER with $208 from Mrs. McKinney, Mrs. Cochran and Ms. Van Camp’s classes, and the BRONZE goes out to the first graders in Ms. Elliott, Mrs. Stinespring, Mrs. Doty, and Miss Snider’s classes raising $160. For two months, students donated fleece and fiber-fill stuffing for tie blankets and pillows for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Their goal was to make 50 blankets and they surpassed it by making 65 blankets and 10 pillows. The blankets were made in various sizes from infant to toddler to teenager. Letters and cards were also sent for the children to help brighten their day and uplift their spirits. A special thank you goes out to all who participated in this wonderful act of love and kindness. Next on their agenda of “Paying it Forward” and earning another stripe to their badge of excellence will be “Marching for Our Military.”

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Paul Culver

Paul Culver

Paul E. Culver, Sr., 88, of Hopedale, Ohio, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Gables Care Center, Hopedale. He was born May 17, 1926 in The Plains, Ohio, a son of the late George Leonard and Ethel Hungerford Culver. Mr. Culver was a retired coal miner from the Nelms #2 Mine of Y. & O. Coal Company at Hopedale. He was a Protestant by faith. He was an Army Veteran of WW II and was a lifetime member of Hopedale Post 682 of the American Legion and a member of the VFW and the UMWA. He enjoyed being with his family and tinkering.  Friends may call Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St. Cadiz, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gables Care Center Activity Fund, 350 Lahm Dr., Hopedale, OH 43976. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald

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Alumni players score 203 points

Alumni players score 203 points

 By ED BANKS   News-Herald Sports Writer  CADIZ – Some may have slowed down a bit and others may have lost a step or two, but one thing they all have in common was, they still had it! That was the summation of the action following the third annual Harrison County alumni basketball game held at the John W. Stephenson Center on Saturday. Responding to an invitation to alumni from Jewett-Scio, Cadiz, Lakeland and Harrison Central, former basketball players from Harrison Central and Jewett-Scio were present to play in the fundraiser benefitting the Harrison Central Roundballers Club. While ultimately teaming odd year graduates against the even year for the game, the athletes would combine for 203 points on the night, with the odd year players prevailing 107 to 94. The players in attendance included: HC Class of 2009-Ian White, Ty Kenny, Jordan Barker, and Mike Wright; HC Class of 2007-Kerry Anderson; HC Class of 2003-JT Kimble; HC Class of 2006-Willie Walker, Trevor McCue, David Barcroft, Dan Milleson; HC Class of 2002-Chase Smith, Nathan Huff; Jewett-Scio Class of 1993-Scott Henry; Jewett-Scio Class of 1997-Chuck Woods; Jewett-Scio Class of 1983-Jim Custer and Jewett-Scio Class of 1889-Jay Custer.

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Boss Bison Ranch holds fundraiser

Boss Bison Ranch holds fundraiser

By JD LONG New-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – If you missed the calling of the drums at the Boss Bison Ranch, then you missed a lot. The ranch just off of Unionvale Road, held a non-profit festival for the Tri-county community action organization, Harcatus, to aid and benefit the organization’s efforts in helping the communities of Harrison, Tuscarawas and Carroll counties. The farm, owned and run by John and Karen Sticht, were thrilled with the results for the two-day event. Karen estimated the crowd to be around 500 for the weekend where they accumulated eight large boxes of canned goods from donations and raised approximately $300 to help Harcatus buy meat. “Basically, it was a good weekend,” Karen said. “It was different, people just enjoyed it.” When they woke Saturday, John noticed that a new calf was born bringing their total to 19. “Nature blessed us with another calf,” Karen said. Check out this Saturday’s edition of the News-Herald for the full story

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Paul Culver

Paul Culver

Paul E. Culver, Sr., 88, of Hopedale, Ohio, died Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Gables Care Center, Hopedale. He was born May 17, 1926 in The Plains, Ohio, a son of the late George Leonard and Ethel Hungerford Culver. Mr. Culver was a retired coal miner from the Nelms #2 Mine of Y. & O. Coal Company at Hopedale. He was a Protestant by faith. He was an Army Veteran of WW II and was a lifetime member of Hopedale Post 682 of the American Legion and a member of the VFW and the UMWA. He enjoyed being with his family and tinkering.  Friends may call Monday, 2-4 and 6-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St. Cadiz, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 29 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Hopedale Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gables Care Center Activity Fund, 350 Lahm Dr., Hopedale, OH 43976. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald

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Willard C. Liggett

Willard C. Liggett

Willard C. Liggett, 88, of Dennison, passed away on July 21, 2014 at his home after a period of declining health. Born July 4, 1926 in Dennison, he was a son of the late Robert Roy and Iva Hazel (Cunard) Liggett. Willard was a graduate of Dennison High School in 1944 who devoted his life to his family and working on their farm. He was also the owner of Reed Feed Country Store and a sales representative for Mullet Coal. He enjoyed working on the farm and with his animals, and, most of all, he treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren. He was a longtime member and former trustee of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and a member of the Prosperity Grange, as well as serving as a past Union Township Trustee. Services for Willard, officiated by Pastor Brian Flood, will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison, with interment following at Uhrichsville’s Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Those wishing to honor his memory by a charitable contribution are encouraged to do so to Community Hospice. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald

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Rhoda Christian

Rhoda Christian

Rhoda E. Strother Christian, 78, of Cadiz, died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at her home. She was born May 28, 1936 in Cadiz, a daughter of the late Frank Edgar and Rosetta Hython Strother. Rhoda was a homemaker and a member of the Cadiz Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Christian in 2010; her daughter, Connie Wheeler in June of this year; and two brothers, Harry Thomas Strother and John Edgar Strother. Surviving are a son, Mark (Roberta) Christian of Gainesville, FL; two granddaughters, Bianka (Terrance) Frey of Duquesne, PA and Lourdes Christian of Gainesville, FL; grandson, Brandon Crawford of Steubenville; a great grandson, Terrance J. Frey; four brothers,  Wilford Sidney Strother of Kileen, TX, William F. “Bill” (Elvia) Strother of Panama, and Richard A. “Buck” Strother of Georgia; six sisters, Bessie Mae Smith of Cleveland, Norma Jean (Fred) Garner of Cleveland, Anna L. (Dave) Reed of Cadiz, Beverly “Bea” Mason of Cadiz, Leota Kay (George) Christian of Cadiz, and Sara Jo Banks of Steubenville; and many nieces, nephews and other family members. A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced. Private interment will be in Holly Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Jennifer Harris, Gavin Alexander, Gracey Alexander

Jennifer Harris, Gavin Alexander, Gracey Alexander

Jennifer Renee Harris, age 33, Gavin William Alexander, age 7, and Gracey Kay Alexander, age 6, all of Cadiz died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 the result of a fire in their home. Jennifer was a Registered Nurse at Cigna Health Care in Robinson Twp. She had also worked at Allegheny General Hospital, Critical Care and Trinity Medical Center West, ICU. Gavin and Gracey attended Harrison North Elementary School. Preceding them in death was their mother and grandmother, Rita Jane Haas Harris.  Surviving family members include: John (Kelley) Harris of Jewett; Gabriel Ryan Alexander of the home; Tina Marie Whittaker of Steubenville and Gina K. (Kevin) Lewis of Hopedale; John Jason William Harris of Jewett and Russell Edward Whittaker of Hopedale; Billy Crites Sr. of the home and his son Billy Crites, Jr.; Heather Renee (Clarence) Soos of Cadiz and Randi (Casey) Moore of Jewett, Ohio. Calling hours will be held for Jennifer, Gavin and Gracey on Sunday, July 20 from 3-8 p.m. at Scott United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street, Cadiz. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at Scott United Methodist Church with Dean Blythe officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville, Ohio. A fund to benefit Gabriel Alexander and Billy Crites, Sr. and Billy Crites, Jr. has been set up at U.S. Bank, 157 East Main Street, Hopedale, Ohio 43976. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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John Sherman Clark

John Sherman Clark

John Sherman Clark, age 80 of Moravian Trail, Tippecanoe, Harrison County, Ohio died at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in his home. He was a three year pancreatic cancer survivor. He was born in Nottingham Township, Harrison County, Ohio on October 25, 1933. He was a son of the late Albert Leland Clark and Mabel Faye Smith Clark. John was a 1951 graduate of Freeport High School. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 18 in the Deersville United Methodist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19 in the church with Keith Cope officiating. Burial will follow in Patterson Union Cemetery, Deersville. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society, 11432 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44106 or the Woody Paul Blanket Mission, in care of Deersville United Methodist Church, Box 59, Deersville, Ohio 44693, or Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia 44663. Arrangements were handled by Koch Funeral Home, Freeport (740) 658-3470. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website. www.kochfuneralhome.net Look for a full obituary in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald

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John Robert Stevenson

John Robert Stevenson

John Robert Stevenson, 74 of Cadiz, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Acuity Specialty Hospital, Steubenville, Ohio. He was born July 12, 1940 in Dennison, Ohio, a son of the late Charles Peter Stevenson and Sally Charlton Stevenson Perry. John was a member of Scott United Methodist Church in Cadiz and was retired from food marketing in California, and retired from the USAR after 23 years. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from noon until time of funeral service at 2 p.m. at Scott United Methodist Church, 817 East Market Street, with Pastor Mark Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery.  Military honors are provided by the Cadiz American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald

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Mary M. Ray

Mary M. Ray

Mary M. “Aunt Mickey” Ray, 91, of Cadiz, died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, Ohio. She was born October 8, 1922 in Bay City, Michigan a daughter of the late Pete and Blanche Davia. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 5-9 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donna Bishop officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cadiz EMS, P.O. Box 8, Cadiz, Ohio 43907. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.   Look for a full obituary in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald.

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Jeremy J. Hidey

Jeremy J. Hidey

Jeremy J. Hidey , age 39, of Dennison, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, July 9, as the result of a motor vehicle accident on State Route 250 at State Route 646 in Harrison County,that also claimed the life of his friend Charles “Greg” Arbuckle. He was born May 29, 1975 in Dennison, Ohio and was the son of James E. Hidey Sr. of Dennison and Linda Joy Brannon Hidey of Uhrichsville, Ohio. Although he was not employed, he would often accompany his friend Greg Arbuckle on excavating jobs for safety reasons. A fixture in the Twin Cities area, Jeremy volunteered numerous hours of his time with the Dennison Railroad Depot Polar Express Project. He was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award for his efforts with the Polar Express. He commonly volunteered to help others in his community with the Dennison Railroad Festival and other events that occurred in the area. He also worked for a number of local farmers when his assistance was requested. He was a frequent patron of the Route 250 Split Bar and Grill where he made many friends who he thought of as his second family. Jeremy was a 1993 graduate of Conotton Valley High School. He will be sadly missed by his family and his many friends. Calling hours for Jeremy will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville. No formal funeral services will be observed. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Dennison Railroad Museum Polar Express Project, 400 Center Street, P.O. Box #11, Dennison, Ohio 44621. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website, www.baxtergardner.com.

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Robert Bower

Robert Bower

Robert H. “Swede” Bower, age 83, of Scio, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease Monday, July 7, 2014 at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz. Born July 27, 1930 in Scio he was a son of the late Clyde W Bower and Mabelle Bosart Bower. He attended Culver Military Academy and was a 1948 graduate of Scio High School where he excelled in sports, especially football and basketball. He was a third generation owner and operator of Bower Merchandise Mart in Scio, which later became Bower Gun Mart. Services will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Dixie Hendricks officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald.

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Margaret Greer

Margaret Greer

Margaret J. Marlatt Greer, 96, of Uhrichsville, passed away at Beacon Pointe Rehabilitation Center in Uhrichsville on Sunday, July 6. Born March 26, 1918 in Midvale, she was a daughter of the late William and Sarah (Ferrell) Postel. Services for Margaret will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 10, in the R.K. Lindsey Funeral Home in Dennison. Interment will follow in Gnadenhutten-Clay Union Cemetery in Gnadenhutten. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice. Margaret’s family wish to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff of Crossroads Hospice and Beacon Pointe Rehabilitation Center for their exceptional care during her final illness. A full obituary will be published in an upcoming edition of the News-Herald

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