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Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast

Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast

Welcome to the Harrison News-Herald’s inaugural podcast. In our first episode, Bob Hooker of the Harrison County Beekeepers Association talks about the importance, not only of honeybees, but of all insect pollinators to our ecosystem. Bob also talks on how spring is the time for bee swarms and what to do should you encounter one. Each episode of Hey Now, Harrison County is brand new and will cover a wide range of local topics with a primary focus on human interest stories and local events. http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/HNHC-Episode-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Hoobler Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

Hoobler Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

CADIZ – It was an extremely emotional courtroom in which Justin Hoobler was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Hoobler pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery for the offense committed against the victim, who was at the time of the offense, just five years of age. The offense occurred nearly three years ago. Both Justin Hoobler and the victim’s mother, spoke before sentencing by Judge T. Shawn Hervey. The victim’s mother spoke first on behalf of the victim, speaking of how difficult it has been for her daughter and the entire family. She said she forgave Hoobler and did not hate him but hated what he did. She also explained that what she wanted was what was best for her daughter when she had earlier, during negotiations, asked for less time served for Hoobler, according to Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Bruzzese. Hoobler had been fighting a possible life sentence, and without the plea agreement, the victim would have had to take the witness stand in a trial and neither side wanted that. Bruzzese and Hervey commended the mother for putting the child first and holding up through the entire ordeal and doing what was best for all her children, as well as the victim in this case. The mother later stated — in response to some criticism she said she has taken, being accused of taking Hoobler’s side — that she was the one who called Children’s Services and turned her husband in after he confessed a year ago. She also said she told Hoobler that she would fight him regarding probation hearings if he didn’t do the right thing. Hoobler would have been eligible for parole after 10 years if he had gotten a life sentence. Hoobler was given a chance to make a statement where after a lengthy, emotional pause, gave a tearful apology and asked for forgiveness. A full account of the court proceedings will be in our April 29 print edition of the News-Herald

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Harrison Hills Church to host Kids Crusade

Harrison Hills Church to host Kids Crusade

The Harrison Hills Church is hosting a Kids Crusade Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7. See attached flyer for more details.

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Accident Shuts Down 250

Accident Shuts Down 250

TAPPAN LAKE – A truck driver with Texas license plates crashed his dump truck over an embankment this morning and stopped from going into the lake only by several trees. The unknown driver suffered injuries but Ohio State Patrol on the scene did not describe them as serious at this time. Rescue units from Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, Bowerston, Scio and Tappan were on the scene where the man was taken to Trinity Hospital Twin Cities in Dennison. Traffic was stopped in both directions for approximately one hour. Possibly high speed and a blown tire was speculated as the cause of the accident. For further details see our April 29, print edition.

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Painted rock craze sweeps through Harrison County

Painted rock craze sweeps through Harrison County

By Michael Sieber NH Editor   Who would’ve thought finding a painted rock while out on a walk through town or the park would be cause for celebration, but that’s exactly what’s going on in Harrison and surrounding counties. East Central Ohio Rocks is a group started in March of this year on Facebook by Cadiz resident, Linda Porter, which encourages people to not only paint and hide rocks, but to get out and look for them. “The group came about when I saw rocks posted by a group in Northeast Ohio. I joined that group, but quickly learned they would not officially include Harrison and surrounding counties because we are not in Northeast Ohio. It was suggested that we begin our own group,” said Porter. Porter says the group exists to show acts of random kindness to brighten someone’s day. She goes on to say that those who participate receive benefits as well. “When we are creating, our mind is moved away from the stress in our lives and issues in the world. When we hide rocks we are giving and that feels good.” Currently, the group includes Harrison, Belmont, Jefferson and Guernsey counties while Carroll and Tuscarawas are included in another group. Porter says it’s important to not infringe on another group’s territory as that will weaken that group. Membership is open to anyone and there are only a few rules: Be respectful; don’t paint foul language or insulting pictures on rocks; no advertising, and don’t paint political issues, hot topics or issues involving adult concerns on rocks. “We’re not that kind of group,” Porter says. How it works is a group member paints a rock, and hides it in a park or around town where it can be found. The finder then takes a photo of themselves and the rock and posts it to the group’s Facebook page using the appropriate hashtag. They then re-hide the rock in a different location for someone else to find. Once a member paints a rock, they can go to the group’s Facebook page to download hashtag files and add their own hashtags, which help people find postings on social media. Labels that read: “Find us on Facebook at East Central Ohio Rocks! Post a picture and re-hide me and use my hashtag to follow me,” can also be downloaded from the Facebook page. “I’ve been told that kids are asking their parents to get out and walk with them to find rocks. It’s getting people out in the fresh air to exercise and enjoy a little fun,” Porter said. Group member Cathy Cope Rose said, “My teenage granddaughters and I decided to join in. We have painted and hidden rocks . . . it’s really fun when someone finds a rock you painted. Linda has brought the community together and some of us have made new friends through this project.” While any rock can be painted, Porter says the best rocks are of the smooth variety, with the exception being polished rocks. She says she found small bags of rocks in the “dollar store,” but your best bet is to go to Lowes, Home Depot or a landscaping store where you can buy a bucket of decent rocks cheaply. To secure the hashtag labels to the rocks, Porter recommends using Mod Podge and to also use some type of sealer such as Duraclear to seal the paint. The group is growing every day, and as of this writing, the group is close to 500 members. According to Porter, the northeast group began in July of 2016 and now has 109,143 members. Anyone wanting to join the group can find them on Facebook. It’s a closed group, but Porter says all you need to do is send a friend request and she’ll add you to the group. “We’re hoping to get a group together soon for a painting party. We’re a new group, but we’re growing.”

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Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast

Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast

Welcome to the Harrison News-Herald’s inaugural podcast. In our first episode, Bob Hooker of the Harrison County Beekeepers Association talks about the importance, not only of honeybees, but of all insect pollinators to our ecosystem. Bob also talks on how spring is the time for bee swarms and what to do should you encounter one. Each episode of Hey Now, Harrison County is brand new and will cover a wide range of local topics with a primary focus on human interest stories and local events. http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/HNHC-Episode-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Charles R. Murray

Charles R. Murray

Charles R. Murray, 68, of Georgetown, Ohio, died Monday, April 24, at the Adena Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville. He was born October 10, 1948 in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Charles A. and Mary Murray. Charles was a retired coal miner from Consolidation Coal Company. He was an avid fisherman anywhere there were crappies. He was a Vietnam Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Howes Murray; a brother Michael Murray and a sister, Susan Murray, both of Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call Thursday, 5-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Chad Ware officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com

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Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast

Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast

Welcome to the Harrison News-Herald’s inaugural podcast. In our first episode, Bob Hooker of the Harrison County Beekeepers Association talks about the importance, not only of honeybees, but of all insect pollinators to our ecosystem. Bob also talks on how spring is the time for bee swarms and what to do should you encounter one. Each episode of Hey Now, Harrison County is brand new and will cover a wide range of local topics with a primary focus on human interest stories and local events. http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/HNHC-Episode-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast

Hey Now, Harrison County Podcast

Welcome to the Harrison News-Herald’s inaugural podcast. In our first episode, Bob Hooker of the Harrison County Beekeepers Association talks about the importance, not only of honeybees, but of all insect pollinators to our ecosystem. Bob also talks on how spring is the time for bee swarms and what to do should you encounter one. Each episode of Hey Now, Harrison County is brand new and will cover a wide range of local topics with a primary focus on human interest stories and local events. http://www.harrisonnewsherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/HNHC-Episode-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

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Hoobler Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

Hoobler Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

CADIZ – It was an extremely emotional courtroom in which Justin Hoobler was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Hoobler pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery for the offense committed against the victim, who was at the time of the offense, just five years of age. The offense occurred nearly three years ago. Both Justin Hoobler and the victim’s mother, spoke before sentencing by Judge T. Shawn Hervey. The victim’s mother spoke first on behalf of the victim, speaking of how difficult it has been for her daughter and the entire family. She said she forgave Hoobler and did not hate him but hated what he did. She also explained that what she wanted was what was best for her daughter when she had earlier, during negotiations, asked for less time served for Hoobler, according to Assistant Prosecutor Jeffrey Bruzzese. Hoobler had been fighting a possible life sentence, and without the plea agreement, the victim would have had to take the witness stand in a trial and neither side wanted that. Bruzzese and Hervey commended the mother for putting the child first and holding up through the entire ordeal and doing what was best for all her children, as well as the victim in this case. The mother later stated — in response to some criticism she said she has taken, being accused of taking Hoobler’s side — that she was the one who called Children’s Services and turned her husband in after he confessed a year ago. She also said she told Hoobler that she would fight him regarding probation hearings if he didn’t do the right thing. Hoobler would have been eligible for parole after 10 years if he had gotten a life sentence. Hoobler was given a chance to make a statement where after a lengthy, emotional pause, gave a tearful apology and asked for forgiveness. A full account of the court proceedings will be in our April 29 print edition of the News-Herald

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Harrison Hills Church to host Kids Crusade

Harrison Hills Church to host Kids Crusade

The Harrison Hills Church is hosting a Kids Crusade Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7. See attached flyer for more details.

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Charles R. Murray

Charles R. Murray

Charles R. Murray, 68, of Georgetown, Ohio, died Monday, April 24, at the Adena Health and Rehabilitation Center in Harrisville. He was born October 10, 1948 in Wheeling, W.Va., a son of the late Charles A. and Mary Murray. Charles was a retired coal miner from Consolidation Coal Company. He was an avid fisherman anywhere there were crappies. He was a Vietnam Army veteran. Surviving are his wife, Mildred Howes Murray; a brother Michael Murray and a sister, Susan Murray, both of Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call Thursday, 5-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio, where funeral services will be held Friday at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Chad Ware officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com

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Accident Shuts Down 250

Accident Shuts Down 250

TAPPAN LAKE – A truck driver with Texas license plates crashed his dump truck over an embankment this morning and stopped from going into the lake only by several trees. The unknown driver suffered injuries but Ohio State Patrol on the scene did not describe them as serious at this time. Rescue units from Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, Bowerston, Scio and Tappan were on the scene where the man was taken to Trinity Hospital Twin Cities in Dennison. Traffic was stopped in both directions for approximately one hour. Possibly high speed and a blown tire was speculated as the cause of the accident. For further details see our April 29, print edition.

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Painted rock craze sweeps through Harrison County

Painted rock craze sweeps through Harrison County

By Michael Sieber NH Editor   Who would’ve thought finding a painted rock while out on a walk through town or the park would be cause for celebration, but that’s exactly what’s going on in Harrison and surrounding counties. East Central Ohio Rocks is a group started in March of this year on Facebook by Cadiz resident, Linda Porter, which encourages people to not only paint and hide rocks, but to get out and look for them. “The group came about when I saw rocks posted by a group in Northeast Ohio. I joined that group, but quickly learned they would not officially include Harrison and surrounding counties because we are not in Northeast Ohio. It was suggested that we begin our own group,” said Porter. Porter says the group exists to show acts of random kindness to brighten someone’s day. She goes on to say that those who participate receive benefits as well. “When we are creating, our mind is moved away from the stress in our lives and issues in the world. When we hide rocks we are giving and that feels good.” Currently, the group includes Harrison, Belmont, Jefferson and Guernsey counties while Carroll and Tuscarawas are included in another group. Porter says it’s important to not infringe on another group’s territory as that will weaken that group. Membership is open to anyone and there are only a few rules: Be respectful; don’t paint foul language or insulting pictures on rocks; no advertising, and don’t paint political issues, hot topics or issues involving adult concerns on rocks. “We’re not that kind of group,” Porter says. How it works is a group member paints a rock, and hides it in a park or around town where it can be found. The finder then takes a photo of themselves and the rock and posts it to the group’s Facebook page using the appropriate hashtag. They then re-hide the rock in a different location for someone else to find. Once a member paints a rock, they can go to the group’s Facebook page to download hashtag files and add their own hashtags, which help people find postings on social media. Labels that read: “Find us on Facebook at East Central Ohio Rocks! Post a picture and re-hide me and use my hashtag to follow me,” can also be downloaded from the Facebook page. “I’ve been told that kids are asking their parents to get out and walk with them to find rocks. It’s getting people out in the fresh air to exercise and enjoy a little fun,” Porter said. Group member Cathy Cope Rose said, “My teenage granddaughters and I decided to join in. We have painted and hidden rocks . . . it’s really fun when someone finds a rock you painted. Linda has brought the community together and some of us have made new friends through this project.” While any rock can be painted, Porter says the best rocks are of the smooth variety, with the exception being polished rocks. She says she found small bags of rocks in the “dollar store,” but your best bet is to go to Lowes, Home Depot or a landscaping store where you can buy a bucket of decent rocks cheaply. To secure the hashtag labels to the rocks, Porter recommends using Mod Podge and to also use some type of sealer such as Duraclear to seal the paint. The group is growing every day, and as of this writing, the group is close to 500 members. According to Porter, the northeast group began in July of 2016 and now has 109,143 members. Anyone wanting to join the group can find them on Facebook. It’s a closed group, but Porter says all you need to do is send a friend request and she’ll add you to the group. “We’re hoping to get a group together soon for a painting party. We’re a new group, but we’re growing.”

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Jeanne Elizabeth Wilson

Jeanne Elizabeth Wilson

Jeanne Elizabeth Wilson, 92, of Charlotte passed away on Wednesday, April 12, at Sardis Oaks in Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Jewett. She was born on Oct. 22,1924 in New Rumley, Ohio to the late Stephen Merle Cunningham and Hettie Harriman Cunningham. Jeanne was a talented artist who enjoyed her family and her art. She attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and worked as a window designer for Kauffmans of Pittsburgh, Pa. She then returned to Jewett where she married and continue her art. She was a member of the Steubenville Art Association where she earned many awards. She also held many of her own art shows and taught her skills to many through her classes. She will be remembered for her kindness and love for all she knew. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Gerald C. “Snuffy” Wilson, her siblings Gwen, Tom, and Joyce. Jeanne is survived by her children, Steve (Judy) Wilson of Durham, N.C., Ed Wilson of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Holly (Brian) Cumberworth of Jewett. Her grandchildren Hettie, Oliver, Nic, and Nate. Great grandchildren, Mitchell, Jackson, and Ned. Services will be held April 30 at the Jewett United Methodist Church in Jewett, Oh. Visitation will be 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Service at 2 p.m. Jeanne’s family asks that friends and family bring a piece of her artwork to her memorial to share. Memorials may also be sent to the Jewett United Methodist Church in her memory.

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Patricia M. (Lee) Goodson

Patricia M. (Lee) Goodson

Patricia M. (Lee) Goodson, age 77, of Freeport, Ohio, formerly of Akron, Ohio passed away Tuesday, April 18. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Eulalia (Rutledge) Lee. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry, and daughter, Patricia. She is survived by her daughter, Marcie (Rick) Moore; son, Buzz Heston; stepchildren, T.R. Goodson, and Caren (Harv) Chapin; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Sandy) Lee; special friends, Becky and Robin; and caregiver, Tanya. Following cremation a graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Nottingham Cemetery in Moorefield, Ohio with Pastor Sandra Cappel officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Freeport Public Library. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.

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A. Rose Meadows

A. Rose Meadows

A. Rose Meadows, 106, of Mulberry, Fla., formerly of Cadiz, Ohio and Elkins, W.Va., died Sunday, April 16, in Mulberry. She was born March 11, 1911 in Elkins, W.Va., a daughter of the late James G. and Inez Duckworth Stalnaker. Mrs. Meadows was the retired Cafeteria Supervisor for Cadiz Exempted Village Schools. She was raised Presbyterian and was a former member of Harrison Hills United Pentecostal Church and the Cadiz Garden Club. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fonso Taft Meadows in 1983; a daughter, Susan Dillon; a son, Richard Meadows; seven brothers, Elmer, Richard, Harold, Garfield, Ray, Earl, and Irvin Stalnaker; and two sisters, Katherine Sayre and Emma Mae VanAtta. Surviving are a son, Gary (Vickie) Meadows of Mulberry, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Friends may call Tuesday, April 25 from 6-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 Main St., Cadiz, Ohio where funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 26 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Erica Harley officiating. Burial will follow at Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com

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Chrisagis brothers to entertain at New Rumley UMC

Chrisagis brothers to entertain at New Rumley UMC

The New Rumley United Methodist Church will host The Chrisagis Brothers of Glen Dale, W.Va., at their Sunday morning worship service on April 30, at 9:15 a.m. The nationally known identical twin brothers will be sharing the love of Jesus in word, song, and testimony. All are invited to attend.  

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