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Maxwell Pleads Guilty To Two Charges, One Sex Crime

Maxwell Pleads Guilty To Two Charges, One Sex Crime

CADIZ – Ronald Maxwell, 71 of Cadiz pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to Gross Sexual Imposition and also for violating his Community Based Control (CBC) conditions. Judge, T. Shawn Hervey sentenced Maxwell to four years in prison and stated that he would have sent Maxwell away for more if not handcuffed by legal restrictions. Maxwell was represented by Public Defender, C. Adrian Pincola and opposed by Assistant Prosecutor, Jeffrey Bruzese. More details to come in our March 4 print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

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Harrison Hills Approves New Football Turf

Harrison Hills Approves New Football Turf

CADIZ – In last Thursday’s Harrison Hills Board of Education (HHBOE) meeting the board unanimously approved, in a 5-0 vote new artificial turf for the high school’s football field. The project had been long awaited as Director of Operations, Mark Kowalski said the school had tried back in 2007 but because of finances, it wasn’t possible. Superintendent Dana Snider said it was also looked at last year but the board wanted some improvements elsewhere and got them such as, the Stephenson Building and concessions and new restrooms for example. She said this year they budgeted for the new turf and according to all who spoke emphasized that no money is coming from the school levy. “It’s all general funds and Permanent Improvement funds, that’s what it is,” Snider said. “This was part of the plan to fix everything we have and do what’s best for our students.” Turf work is planned for late March or early April and to be ready sometime in June, according to Kowalski. Snider stated that both men’s and women’s soccer will now be able to use the same field instead of bussing them to Scio, which now they hope to cut down on those extra costs. Along with the junior high football team and the other sports officials thought the new turf was a must and kept them from using the natural grass for everything. Kowalski also noted that this new turf can be used for all sports in all types of weather with the flexibility for baseball, softball or just plain running. “All sports will benefit from it,” he said. When it comes to the cost of the turf, expect to hear around $900,000 with the turf itself costing approximately $760,000, which includes a “safety pad” underneath the turf for extra cushion. Some extra work around the perimeter of the field like laying concrete on one end is to make up the difference. Snider said that the cost was actually cheaper than five years ago because of all the competition out there who make artificial turf. Kowalski said that drainage improvements were also expected, which he was excited about. “It’s a natural progression that will allow the District first class facilities not only academically with the new building coming but also now are extracurricular facilities will be first class for our students,” Kowalski explained. Doing the work will be a company called The Motz Group (TMG), which will use a product called “CrossFlex.” The turf chosen will be all gray with blue end zones and described as a “dual fiber system…equipped with wear-resistant slit-film and monofilament fibers. The special blend paired with our lush thatch really sets this surface apart, taking playability to the next level,” according to a press guide produced by TMG. “The three-layer primary backing provides dimensional stability to eliminate wrinkles and turf creep, while the secondary polyurethane layer locks the fibers tightly in place. Infilled with an engineered mix of crumb rubber and sand, and installed over a Brock SP-14 shock attentuation pad, this system is perfectly practical for a field built around durability and performance. Harrison Central is the latest in the region to join the Motz family, including Newark, Zanesville, Mount Vernon, Athens, and Southern Local.” Kowalski said the year-long search was conducted while interviewing several companies but was finally sold on the reputation of TMG and its references such as other schools they talked with. He also noted the choosing of the color gray wasn’t just one person but many were involved where they felt it would exemplify school pride. “It’s going to add to our school colors and school spirit,” he said. TMG has a rich history of supplying major events and stadiums with their product according to their press guide. Regarding an all-weather track Kowalski said that there is no room for that at the football stadium but the plan is to have one at the new school site. “…Motz has provided athletic surfaces for many iconic events ranging anywhere from NFL Superbowls and MLB All-Star games, to the Olympics themselves, and most recently the field conversion at the Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium. With 40 years of dedicated service to the industry…”

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Migraine Miracle Relief Around The Corner?

Migraine Miracle Relief Around The Corner?

(Registered Nurse, Lynn Urbanic and Cardiologist, Dr. John Clark) HARRISON COUNTY – This may read like a paid advertisement but what is held inside is pretty remarkable when speaking to people who have had migraines disappear by taking a simple pill consisting of B2 and fish oil. The product is called “Migraine Proof” and two per day has wiped out migraines, not completely but the change has been so dramatic that the ones it does work for have seen astounding results, according to Lynn Urbanic (registered nurse) and Dr. John Clark (cardiologist). Urbanic a registered nurse, who works with Clark at an Akron hospital both suffered from migraines most of their lives, that is until now. When Urbanic took the advice of her doctor and began experimenting with five recommendations she eventually whittled it down to the B2 and fish oil vitamins and after one week, daily headaches and migraines that she experienced several times per week have shrunk to once every three months or so. Clark, who took the recommendation from Urbanic has now experienced the same relief where he says he went from two to three per week to the same amount in a year. “I’ve never gone a month without a migraine,” he said while arming himself with vials of Excedrin, which was all he used to battle the affliction with. This new treatment began back in 2012 and has lasted successfully through these past years. And he agrees that the results are too good to be just a coincidence. When asked about his ambition for the product, he said he doesn’t know but certainly wants the word to get out to who needs it. “I certainly want as many people to know about it as possible,” he said. They both began informing people they knew who suffered migraines as well and started receiving positive feedback. It doesn’t work for all he said, handing out the figure of about 25 percent who said it didn’t work at all but for the vast majority, it’s been a tremendous success. “But for the people that it works for it’s pretty remarkable,” he explained. “It’s not like ‘I’m a little bit better’ it’s dramatically better or it does nothing. And so that was happening so often, so many people we were hearing back from we said, ‘you know what we really should get this in a pill.’” And through that grapevine of feeback a slew of positive results came from a neurologist friend of his where he said around 80 percent of his patients said it worked for them as well. There is a matter of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which Clark said that what approval is needed from them is overall claims of success aside from their own testimonials, which he said the FDA is good with. In other words, expensive testing, which he said could run anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000. The beauty of the product, though, is that it is not a drug. It’s just the two ingredients of vitamins so they are allowed to sell and market as much as they can and grow the business as large as they want. Local businessmen, Chip Higgins and Craig Corder came in as partners and Higgins, here in Cadiz, is the supplier shipping it out to customers after taking in the orders. “It’s not a very impressive number right now,” he said of what is going out but gave one recent example of 700 bottles shipped in the past six weeks. But he is excited about the future of the product. Urbanic said that after four months of experimenting is when she finally reached the ingredients of B2 and fish oil. She said she was frustrated when researching migraine relief on the Internet, which she said doesn’t include fish oil, or at least that information is scarce. She added that in all her years no doctor had ever recommended these supplements to combat the migraines and she couldn’t understand why. Urbanic said that the hard part of educating people is that it is not a pain reliever. “So it’s just kind of been a whirlwind of how it started and then we started telling people at work and then they were telling their friends,” she explained which led to people they didn’t even know emailing them with their positive results or inquiries as to what it was that worked for their friends. “If you’re a migraine sufferer this should be on your shelf,” she said while being motivated as a nurse and educator. In a surprising side story, one-time Shark Tank member, Kevin Harrington’s company has gotten into the act via a round about way by helping marketing and doing commercials for the product and “aligning us with the right people to help us grow.” Another convinced fan of the product is Suzanne Nicholas, a nurse practitioner who had suffered from severe migraines, but not anymore. Her story is no less miraculous than the others. After one week she said “a fog cleared in my head.” Nicholas suffered from four to five migraines per month and after taking Migraine Proof she actually went an entire year without suffering once. “I swear by it,” she said. “I feel clear with no discomfort in the back of my head.” “We’ve made it convenient by putting it in one pill and taking the guess work out of it,” Urbanic explained. “It’s very difficult to find these two in the stores…this just made the process easier and simpler.” Where to buy as advertised on the website (migraineproof.com) are Amazon, Ritzman Pharmacies and Buehler’s Fresh Foods. One bottle is sold for $19.99 with a three-month supply at $54.99.

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Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

SCIO – No kidding! He can do this out of whole tree trunks. Dan Kidd fires up his chainsaw as he carves out a bear near the beginning of Scio along Ohio 9 Wednesday. It’s not his usual place to work from but there was a pile of logs and he just went to work. Kidd has been doing this for about four years where it started from simple whittling and painting. Kidd has done numerous other animals as well, including Giraffes, Penguins and had a finished American Eagle propped up beside him next to his new bear. Kidd’s business is called “Conotton Creek Woodworks” and if interested in him carving something special for you is: 740-945-1165.

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Obituaries

Ruth Ellen Brown

Ruth Ellen Brown

Ruth Ellen Brown, age 77, of Winder passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.  A native of Hopedale, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Willerton Blackburn. Survivors include her sons Michael Brown and wife Marcelle of Utah, Kevin Brown and wife Peggy of Monroe, Guy Brown and wife Erin of Monroe;  brother Roy Blackburn of Ohio; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her faithful canine companion, Solomon and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Frederick John Brown; sister Lois A Blackburn and brother Fred Blackburn. Ellen graduated from Hopedale High School and was a past member of the Hopedale Methodist Church. She was active as a Sunday School teacher, choir member and song leader. She moved to Grafton, Ohio in 1961 and served as treasurer of the Grafton Methodist Church. For over 40 years she was a member of the Ohio Eastern Star in LaGrange, Ohio. She was currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Winder, Ga. Prior to her illness she sang with the “Saints Alive” senior choir and served on the Rewinders’ Council. Ellen was an active member of the “Faithful Ones” Sunday School Class. Ellen and her husband owned and operated a small motel in Northern Ohio before relocating to Georgia in 1988. She retired from Gwinnett County Government after 13 years with the Tax Commissioner’s Office and Public Utilities. She had been a volunteer for the local “Meals on Wheels” program, delivering hot meals to shut-ins.   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at First Baptist Church of Winder, 625 Jefferson Hwy, Winder, Ga., 30680 with Rev. Chad Mantooth officiating. Interment to follow at Barrow Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Monday, February 27, 2017 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Maxwell Pleads Guilty To Two Charges, One Sex Crime

Maxwell Pleads Guilty To Two Charges, One Sex Crime

CADIZ – Ronald Maxwell, 71 of Cadiz pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to Gross Sexual Imposition and also for violating his Community Based Control (CBC) conditions. Judge, T. Shawn Hervey sentenced Maxwell to four years in prison and stated that he would have sent Maxwell away for more if not handcuffed by legal restrictions. Maxwell was represented by Public Defender, C. Adrian Pincola and opposed by Assistant Prosecutor, Jeffrey Bruzese. More details to come in our March 4 print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

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Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz is having a Free Community Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5-7 pm.  Whether you’re tired of eating alone or are just need a break from cooking, this is an wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food and Christian fellowship.  The church will be serving turkey noodle casserole, green beans, salad and dessert.  Please bring your appetite and a friend.

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Maxwell Pleads Guilty To Two Charges, One Sex Crime

Maxwell Pleads Guilty To Two Charges, One Sex Crime

CADIZ – Ronald Maxwell, 71 of Cadiz pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to Gross Sexual Imposition and also for violating his Community Based Control (CBC) conditions. Judge, T. Shawn Hervey sentenced Maxwell to four years in prison and stated that he would have sent Maxwell away for more if not handcuffed by legal restrictions. Maxwell was represented by Public Defender, C. Adrian Pincola and opposed by Assistant Prosecutor, Jeffrey Bruzese. More details to come in our March 4 print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.

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Ruth Ellen Brown

Ruth Ellen Brown

Ruth Ellen Brown, age 77, of Winder passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017.  A native of Hopedale, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Ruth Willerton Blackburn. Survivors include her sons Michael Brown and wife Marcelle of Utah, Kevin Brown and wife Peggy of Monroe, Guy Brown and wife Erin of Monroe;  brother Roy Blackburn of Ohio; seven grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and her faithful canine companion, Solomon and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Frederick John Brown; sister Lois A Blackburn and brother Fred Blackburn. Ellen graduated from Hopedale High School and was a past member of the Hopedale Methodist Church. She was active as a Sunday School teacher, choir member and song leader. She moved to Grafton, Ohio in 1961 and served as treasurer of the Grafton Methodist Church. For over 40 years she was a member of the Ohio Eastern Star in LaGrange, Ohio. She was currently a member of the First Baptist Church of Winder, Ga. Prior to her illness she sang with the “Saints Alive” senior choir and served on the Rewinders’ Council. Ellen was an active member of the “Faithful Ones” Sunday School Class. Ellen and her husband owned and operated a small motel in Northern Ohio before relocating to Georgia in 1988. She retired from Gwinnett County Government after 13 years with the Tax Commissioner’s Office and Public Utilities. She had been a volunteer for the local “Meals on Wheels” program, delivering hot meals to shut-ins.   Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at First Baptist Church of Winder, 625 Jefferson Hwy, Winder, Ga., 30680 with Rev. Chad Mantooth officiating. Interment to follow at Barrow Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  Monday, February 27, 2017 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org, 706-654-0966.

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Harrison Hills Approves New Football Turf

Harrison Hills Approves New Football Turf

CADIZ – In last Thursday’s Harrison Hills Board of Education (HHBOE) meeting the board unanimously approved, in a 5-0 vote new artificial turf for the high school’s football field. The project had been long awaited as Director of Operations, Mark Kowalski said the school had tried back in 2007 but because of finances, it wasn’t possible. Superintendent Dana Snider said it was also looked at last year but the board wanted some improvements elsewhere and got them such as, the Stephenson Building and concessions and new restrooms for example. She said this year they budgeted for the new turf and according to all who spoke emphasized that no money is coming from the school levy. “It’s all general funds and Permanent Improvement funds, that’s what it is,” Snider said. “This was part of the plan to fix everything we have and do what’s best for our students.” Turf work is planned for late March or early April and to be ready sometime in June, according to Kowalski. Snider stated that both men’s and women’s soccer will now be able to use the same field instead of bussing them to Scio, which now they hope to cut down on those extra costs. Along with the junior high football team and the other sports officials thought the new turf was a must and kept them from using the natural grass for everything. Kowalski also noted that this new turf can be used for all sports in all types of weather with the flexibility for baseball, softball or just plain running. “All sports will benefit from it,” he said. When it comes to the cost of the turf, expect to hear around $900,000 with the turf itself costing approximately $760,000, which includes a “safety pad” underneath the turf for extra cushion. Some extra work around the perimeter of the field like laying concrete on one end is to make up the difference. Snider said that the cost was actually cheaper than five years ago because of all the competition out there who make artificial turf. Kowalski said that drainage improvements were also expected, which he was excited about. “It’s a natural progression that will allow the District first class facilities not only academically with the new building coming but also now are extracurricular facilities will be first class for our students,” Kowalski explained. Doing the work will be a company called The Motz Group (TMG), which will use a product called “CrossFlex.” The turf chosen will be all gray with blue end zones and described as a “dual fiber system…equipped with wear-resistant slit-film and monofilament fibers. The special blend paired with our lush thatch really sets this surface apart, taking playability to the next level,” according to a press guide produced by TMG. “The three-layer primary backing provides dimensional stability to eliminate wrinkles and turf creep, while the secondary polyurethane layer locks the fibers tightly in place. Infilled with an engineered mix of crumb rubber and sand, and installed over a Brock SP-14 shock attentuation pad, this system is perfectly practical for a field built around durability and performance. Harrison Central is the latest in the region to join the Motz family, including Newark, Zanesville, Mount Vernon, Athens, and Southern Local.” Kowalski said the year-long search was conducted while interviewing several companies but was finally sold on the reputation of TMG and its references such as other schools they talked with. He also noted the choosing of the color gray wasn’t just one person but many were involved where they felt it would exemplify school pride. “It’s going to add to our school colors and school spirit,” he said. TMG has a rich history of supplying major events and stadiums with their product according to their press guide. Regarding an all-weather track Kowalski said that there is no room for that at the football stadium but the plan is to have one at the new school site. “…Motz has provided athletic surfaces for many iconic events ranging anywhere from NFL Superbowls and MLB All-Star games, to the Olympics themselves, and most recently the field conversion at the Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium. With 40 years of dedicated service to the industry…”

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Migraine Miracle Relief Around The Corner?

Migraine Miracle Relief Around The Corner?

(Registered Nurse, Lynn Urbanic and Cardiologist, Dr. John Clark) HARRISON COUNTY – This may read like a paid advertisement but what is held inside is pretty remarkable when speaking to people who have had migraines disappear by taking a simple pill consisting of B2 and fish oil. The product is called “Migraine Proof” and two per day has wiped out migraines, not completely but the change has been so dramatic that the ones it does work for have seen astounding results, according to Lynn Urbanic (registered nurse) and Dr. John Clark (cardiologist). Urbanic a registered nurse, who works with Clark at an Akron hospital both suffered from migraines most of their lives, that is until now. When Urbanic took the advice of her doctor and began experimenting with five recommendations she eventually whittled it down to the B2 and fish oil vitamins and after one week, daily headaches and migraines that she experienced several times per week have shrunk to once every three months or so. Clark, who took the recommendation from Urbanic has now experienced the same relief where he says he went from two to three per week to the same amount in a year. “I’ve never gone a month without a migraine,” he said while arming himself with vials of Excedrin, which was all he used to battle the affliction with. This new treatment began back in 2012 and has lasted successfully through these past years. And he agrees that the results are too good to be just a coincidence. When asked about his ambition for the product, he said he doesn’t know but certainly wants the word to get out to who needs it. “I certainly want as many people to know about it as possible,” he said. They both began informing people they knew who suffered migraines as well and started receiving positive feedback. It doesn’t work for all he said, handing out the figure of about 25 percent who said it didn’t work at all but for the vast majority, it’s been a tremendous success. “But for the people that it works for it’s pretty remarkable,” he explained. “It’s not like ‘I’m a little bit better’ it’s dramatically better or it does nothing. And so that was happening so often, so many people we were hearing back from we said, ‘you know what we really should get this in a pill.’” And through that grapevine of feeback a slew of positive results came from a neurologist friend of his where he said around 80 percent of his patients said it worked for them as well. There is a matter of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which Clark said that what approval is needed from them is overall claims of success aside from their own testimonials, which he said the FDA is good with. In other words, expensive testing, which he said could run anywhere from $100,000 to $500,000. The beauty of the product, though, is that it is not a drug. It’s just the two ingredients of vitamins so they are allowed to sell and market as much as they can and grow the business as large as they want. Local businessmen, Chip Higgins and Craig Corder came in as partners and Higgins, here in Cadiz, is the supplier shipping it out to customers after taking in the orders. “It’s not a very impressive number right now,” he said of what is going out but gave one recent example of 700 bottles shipped in the past six weeks. But he is excited about the future of the product. Urbanic said that after four months of experimenting is when she finally reached the ingredients of B2 and fish oil. She said she was frustrated when researching migraine relief on the Internet, which she said doesn’t include fish oil, or at least that information is scarce. She added that in all her years no doctor had ever recommended these supplements to combat the migraines and she couldn’t understand why. Urbanic said that the hard part of educating people is that it is not a pain reliever. “So it’s just kind of been a whirlwind of how it started and then we started telling people at work and then they were telling their friends,” she explained which led to people they didn’t even know emailing them with their positive results or inquiries as to what it was that worked for their friends. “If you’re a migraine sufferer this should be on your shelf,” she said while being motivated as a nurse and educator. In a surprising side story, one-time Shark Tank member, Kevin Harrington’s company has gotten into the act via a round about way by helping marketing and doing commercials for the product and “aligning us with the right people to help us grow.” Another convinced fan of the product is Suzanne Nicholas, a nurse practitioner who had suffered from severe migraines, but not anymore. Her story is no less miraculous than the others. After one week she said “a fog cleared in my head.” Nicholas suffered from four to five migraines per month and after taking Migraine Proof she actually went an entire year without suffering once. “I swear by it,” she said. “I feel clear with no discomfort in the back of my head.” “We’ve made it convenient by putting it in one pill and taking the guess work out of it,” Urbanic explained. “It’s very difficult to find these two in the stores…this just made the process easier and simpler.” Where to buy as advertised on the website (migraineproof.com) are Amazon, Ritzman Pharmacies and Buehler’s Fresh Foods. One bottle is sold for $19.99 with a three-month supply at $54.99.

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Nellie McKibben DeVault

Nellie McKibben DeVault

Nellie McKibben DeVault, 88, peacefully passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, at her home. She was born on May 18, 1928 in Harrison County, Ohio to the late David Elton and Bessie Stevens McKibben. Nellie was married to the late Emery Gene DeVault. She enjoyed spending time decorating for the seasons and crocheting. Nellie loved flowers and flags. She was a proud patriotic woman who strongly supported the Military and Emergency Service personnel. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband; Emery Gene Devault, brother; Verner McKibben, and her beloved four-legged companion; Buddy.   Friends may call Sunday, 2-4 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 S. Main St., Cadiz, Ohio 43907, where funeral services will be held Monday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. with Evangelist David Gladwell officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Memorials may be made to Gentiva Health Services, 1771 Tate Blvd. SE Suite 104, Hickory, NC 28602. Online condolences may be left at www.hickoryfh.com. or www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth

Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth

Catherine M. Hawkins-Farnsworth, 79, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 at New Athens, Ohio after a period of declining health. A daughter of the late Wayne T. Snyder and Lillie (Watt) Myers, Catherine was born July 11, 1937 at Steubenville, Ohio. After graduating from Steubenville High School in 1956, she went on to work for The Hub, JC Penny’s and then as a pharmacy technician at Big Bear Plus. Catherine loved to pass on her history and stories to all of her friends and family; she had a gift for being able to speak and converse with young children. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed her time spent in the North Star community; while there she attended the Dover United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Hopedale United Methodist Church and the UMW. She was also a member of the Unionport OES WM in 1981 & 1990, Adult Late Deafened Association and the NF2 Crew. She founded the Brownie Scout Troop in Hopedale and was a Mother Advisor for the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She is survived by her four daughters, Cathy (Michael) Eickleberry of Sevierville, Tenn., Patricia (Kenneth) Cline of Bloomingdale, Ohio, and Sarah (Larry) Orr of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Carolyn (Larry) Johnson of New Athens, Ohio; grandchildren, Carrie A. Eickleberry, Heather S. (Tim) Horstman, Jeffrey L. Greer, Jr., Stephanie L. (Michael) Brown, Marie F. (Josh) Everhart, Kenneth L. Cline, Jr., Hilarry C. Orr, Hannah C. Orr, Anthony S. Johnson, Amanda C. Johnson and Breanna L. Johnson great-grandchildren, Ava Engstrom, Nathan Engstrom, Owen Cline-Scott, Tina Cline-Scott, Kenna Cline-Brown, and Ezra Everhart; step-great-grandchildren, Paige Horstman and Peyton Horstman; a brother, Rev. W. Thomas (Helen) Snyder; a sister, Rebecca Goleno; a sister-in-law, Vie Hawkins and Patricia Vanderwarp who was like a sister to Catherine, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and step-siblings. In addition to her parents, Catherine is preceded in death by her first husband Richard Hawkins; her second husband, Gary Farnsworth; her daughter Rebecca S. Chancey and her grandchild, Michael R. Eickleberry. Visitation will be held Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 from 11 to 1 p.m. in the Hopedale United Methodist Church at Hopedale, Ohio. Following visitation an Eastern Star Service will be held. A service will follow in the church at 1 p.m. with Rev. W Thomas Snyder officiating. A private burial will follow. Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Catherine by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com. Memorial contributions in Catherine’s memory may be made to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, 120 Wall Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10005-390

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Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

Chainsaw Art Brings Wood To Life

SCIO – No kidding! He can do this out of whole tree trunks. Dan Kidd fires up his chainsaw as he carves out a bear near the beginning of Scio along Ohio 9 Wednesday. It’s not his usual place to work from but there was a pile of logs and he just went to work. Kidd has been doing this for about four years where it started from simple whittling and painting. Kidd has done numerous other animals as well, including Giraffes, Penguins and had a finished American Eagle propped up beside him next to his new bear. Kidd’s business is called “Conotton Creek Woodworks” and if interested in him carving something special for you is: 740-945-1165.

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Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

Free Community Dinner at Cadiz Presbyterian

The Presbyterian Church of Cadiz is having a Free Community Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 5-7 pm.  Whether you’re tired of eating alone or are just need a break from cooking, this is an wonderful opportunity to enjoy great food and Christian fellowship.  The church will be serving turkey noodle casserole, green beans, salad and dessert.  Please bring your appetite and a friend.

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Thomas Victor Dickerson

Thomas Victor Dickerson

Thomas Victor Dickerson, D.V.M. age 76, passed away surrounded by family on Jan. 31.  He was born in Dennison, Ohio, on Aug. 15, 1940 to the late Hartzell and Grace Rowland Dickerson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Theodore and Elmira Haverfield Dickerson, and Barclay W. Rowland and Lydia Estella Heck Rowland of Cadiz, Ohio. Tom graduated from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1965. Following two years of service in the United States Air Force, he practiced veterinary medicine for 40 years as an owner of the Reynoldsburg Animal Hospital in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He served on numerous committees and held offices for The Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, The Columbus Veterinary Emergency Service, and The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. He volunteered much of his leadership, time, and veterinary services to Pilot Dogs, Inc. He was instrumental in the development of their Puppy Program and breeding program for a superior guide dog. His community benefited from his involvement in the Reynoldsburg High School intervention assistance team, the High School Mentorship Program, and volunteering his time, service, and expertise to the Reynoldsburg Police Department. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy Sander Dickerson; daughters, Debbie (Aaron) Seaman and Amanda (Tim) Clancy; Sister, Jane Lehner; and grandchildren: Amber, Morgan,Tanner, Payton, and Delaney Seaman; Owen Elliot, and Patrick Clancy. A funeral service was held in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, Feb. 5 and he was buried on Monday, Feb. 6 at Gnadenhutten Cemetery, Gnadenhutten, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to Pilot Dogs, Inc., 625 W. Town St., Columbus, OH 43215 or The Dickerson Church Society, PO Box 291, Cadiz, OH 43907.

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