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Betty Smith Aughinbaugh


Betty Smith Aughinbaugh age 96 passed away June 15, at home. Betty was born at her home in Claypool, Ind., on Feb. 3, 1922. She graduated from Claypool High School and went to work for GE in Fort Wayne until she married James Aughinbaugh in 1945.

Betty loved to read and work crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of the Scott Methodist Church in Cadiz, Ohio. Preceding her death was her husband James Aughinbaugh and her daughter Luanne Aughinbaugh Tate. Betty is survived by two sons, James R. Aughinbaugh of Katy,Texas; Terry (Mary Anne) Aughinbaugh of Cadiz, Ohio; one daughter Noreen (Bill) Taylor of Reynoldsburg ,Ohio; three grandsons, James McAfee, Jerry (Bobbie) McAfee; and Terry (Amanda) Aughinbaugh. She also had six great grand children: Madyson McAfee,Cooper McAfee, Lucas McAfee, Cameron Aughinbaugh, Nathan Rich and Emily Rich.

There will be a memorial at the Mt. Pleasant Church in Claypool Ind., at a later date  to be determined.

Bethel United Methodist Church to hold bicentennial celebration


Bethel United Methodist Church, 85925 Jewett Hopedale Rd., Jewett, Ohio

Bicentennial Celebration 1818-2018 July 27-28-29

Friday July 27 – 7 p.m. – Old Time Tent Revival

Rev. Henry Mooney will kick off the celebration with worship and restoration!

Musician Mark Smallwood, Red Bird Mission (Beverly, Kentucky) Popcorn and beverages available

Saturday, July 28 – Full Day of Activities

  • 8:00 a.m. Pancake and sausage breakfast – Free!
  • 9:00 a.m. – Church is open, see vintage quilts, pictures, church history
  • 9:00 a.m. – Games and Petting Zoo open til 3:00 p.m.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Lunch Stand open til 3:00 p.m. – Music begins
  • 11 a.m. – Cemetery Walk (tentatively)
  • 12 Noon – Time Capsule will be buried
  • 1:00 p.m. – Style show for those dressed in the styles of the past
  • 3:00 p.m. – Featured musical guests including:
      • Pastor Rod Bowers,  Pastor Ed Kovacik, Pastor Mark Statler   

• 7:00 p.m. – Revival Resumes

Sunday, July 29 – 9:45 a.m. – Morning Sermon

District Superintendent Bruce Hitchcock

Brief history of the church provided by Matthew Dulkoski

Speakers –Rev. Bob Hooker, Rev. Rod Bowers,

Circuit Rider arrives in the churchyard –

Bicentennial Commemorative gift available – $5.00

Following the morning services, the day concludes with lunch on the church grounds. 

Bring your own boxed lunch & beverage!

Ice Cream Sundaes for Dessert!

Please plan to join in for this special time for the community and Bethel UMC!

If you were married or baptized at Bethel and you’d like to share a picture, or any picture

or have other information about the church to share, please contact Brenda Wallace – (740) 946-7825

other concerns or questions, contact Patti Sabo at (740) 937-2864 or (740) 381-8288

Harrison County Dog Pound Volunteers to hold auction


The Harrison County Dog Pound Volunteers are holding an auction extravaganza Sunday, July 15. The doors open at noon and the auction begins at 1 p.m. There will be 20 direct sales vendors participating, a 50/50, television raffle, food, and door prizes. They ask that you bring a supply to be used by the pound (collars, leashes, towels, blankets, laundry detergent). Cost is $5 to get in and tickets are 40 for $10. 

Approval given for power plant construction


COLUMBUS – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) today authorized Harrison Power LLC to construct a 1,050 megawatt natural gas-fired, combined cycle electric generation facility in Cadiz, Ohio.

The Harrison Power Plant will be located on a 90-acre parcel within the Cadiz Industrial Park. The facility will interconnect to the regional electric transmission grid via a 138 kilovolt transmission line to AEP Ohio Transmission Company’s nearby Nottingham Substation. Harrison Power proposes to commence construction in October 2018 and begin commercial operation of the facility by June 2021.

Shawn M. Jenkins


It is with great sadness that the family of Shawn M. Jenkins, 30, of Cadiz, Ohio announces his sudden passing on Sunday, June 17. He was a 2005 graduate of Harrison Central High School and was currently employed at Premier Custom Crushing in North Carolina.

He is the son of Ronald and Charlene (Boyer) Jenkins; brother, Ronnie (Azuredee) Jenkins of Washington, Pa, sisters: Amy (Tom) Butler of New Athens and Amanda (Jeff) Howard of Hopedale; nieces: Haley and Alexis; nephews: Derek and Hayden; paternal grandmother, Ruth Jenkins and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shawn loved being with his family, farming and going to the races. He loved and lived life to the fullest, always.

Visitation will be Friday from 1-3 and 5 until time of funeral service at 7 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz with Brother John Kotsanos officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to his parents, Ron and Charlene Jenkins, 80883 Unionvale-Kenwood Road, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

The memorial guestbook may be signed at  <http://www.clark-kirkland.com>


Jana L. Ferrell


Jana L. Ferrell, 67, of Cadiz died Tuesday, June 19, at Gables Care Center in Hopedale, Ohio. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

The family asks for Memorial contributions to Gables Care Center Activity Fund, 350 Lahm Drive, Hopedale, Ohio 43976.

Jayson Porter memorial


Jayson Porter, 44, of Kent died May 29, 2018.

Memorial visitation is scheduled for Saturday, 12-3 at the Hopedale American Legion.

Shirley Louise Raber,


Shirley Louise Raber, 69, of Hopedale, died Thursday, June 14, at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville, following a short illness. She was born March 22, 1949 in Wheeling, W.Va.,  a daughter of the late Eugene L. and Mary Virginia Cline Raber. 

A graduate of Hopedale High School and Ohio University, Shirley was very involved in the Hopedale community.  She was retired as the Clerk of the village Water and Tax Departments and was the owner/operator of Papa John’s.  She was a substitute school teacher and tutor.  She was the Treasurer for the Hopedale Fire Department Auxiliary and the Alumni Committee and was involved with the Hope Players.  She was an avid reader and a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

Surviving are a brother, Ronald (Lynn) Raber of Jewett; a sister, Pamela (Charles) Green of Springfield, Ohio; a nephew, Erik (Amanda) Raber of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a niece Jessica (Dr. Dustin) Wallace of Wexford, Pa.; a grand nephew, Nathan Wallace and two grand nieces, Leah and Hannah Wallace.

A memorial service was held June 17 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home in Cadiz with Dean Blythe officiating. Private internment was held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopedale Alumni, c/o Karen Jochims, 320 High St., Hopedale, Ohio 43976.   

Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

Craig Hamilton Christian


Craig Hamilton Christian, 66, of Cadiz, died Friday, June 15, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1952 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Milton Frederick Christian and Pearl “Bessie” Smith Christian. Craig was a school bus driver for Harrison Hills City School District. He was a former employee of ODOT and R.&F. Coal Company, and was a former member of the Cadiz VFD and the Cadiz Police Department. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rick Christian, and a sister, Patricia Christian. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Redman Christian; five daughters, Betty Christian of Cadiz, Jovanna Anthony of Glendale, WV, Bethany Gordon (Leonard) of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Megan Christian (Cornell Wade) of Moundsville, and Whitney Thomas (Jonathane) of McMechan, W.Va.; four step-children, Katora Purr (Jordan) of Dillonvale, Ciera Lindsey (Ben Phillips) of Columbus, Karastan Palmer (Ben) of Cleveland, and Eric Sanchez (Makayla Black) of Cadiz; seventeen grandchildren; three brothers, Kirk Christian of Dallas, Texas, Harold Smith and John Smith, both of Cleveland; and four sisters, Vesta Renee (Michael) Banks and Greta Jo Christian, all of Cadiz, Yolanda Chrisitan of Zanesville, and Pamela Smith of GA.

Friends may call Tuesday, 2-4 and 6-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where services will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Craig A. Smith DD officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery with Military Honors performed by the Cadiz American Legion. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

Crews Dig Deeper Than Anticipated During East Market St. Paving


CADIZ – The East Market Street paving project that has tied the intersection up in knots at times is going rather well but has also gone deeper than they had expected. A spokesperson for NLS Paving (formerly Lash Paving) stated that they were originally digging 16 inches below the surface and below the original brick.

The spokesperson said recently that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), which NLS is contracted with to do the work, ordered the crew to dig at least an additional 14 inches deeper placing the work approximately a whopping 30 inches below the surface.

He said the ground underneath was so mucky causing their trucks to sink a bit making it difficult. Three layers of stone along with three layers of fabric are being laid down then two layers of asphalt will finish the job. The crew is also backfilling the street as they go along and laying down the first coat of asphalt, as opposed to digging the street up all the way down to the end before filling anything in.

The spokesperson said what they will do is finish one side down to the NAPA store then “flop” to the other side at the beginning of the intersection and back down to NAPA. He said this was to complete this section because of all the congestion and businesses that are being inconvenienced in those two particular blocks.

After that entire section from the main square to the NAPA store is complete then they will continue down just past the high school with the deeper digging. When asked how far along the street they would have to dig that deep, he said it depended on the ground and if their trucks don’t sink in. But after the high school they will continue down to the area of the Harrison Community Hospital where it will be milled for just two inches then paved.

The spokesperson said depending on weather and what utilities they might run into underground, the entire project could last around one month or so. Crews have been working into the night and nearly around the clock with two crews off and on.