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Minor injury in one car accident

Minor injury in one car accident

CADIZ – The driver of a silver Hyundai attempting to avoid another vehicle backing out of a private drive on Country Club Road Wednesday afternoon drove off the road and into a ditch, according to witnesses. The driver came to a stop narrowly missing a tree. The unnamed driver was seen walking around with a bandage on his forehead after striking his head against the windshield, according to Cadiz police, who were on the scene. Authorities said the driver was not wearing his seat belt. Police Chief, Ryan McCann was on the scene. There are no further details at this time.

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Wreck on 250 ties up traffic

Wreck on 250 ties up traffic

HARRISON COUNTY – Tuesday morning at approximately 10 a.m., a one-vehicle accident tied up traffic for several miles on both lanes. An unidentified employee of Dresden Landscaping lost control of his truck, rolled three times, according to witnesses, and landed on the other side of the guardrail and nearly in the lake. Witnesses stated that the driver, traveling eastbound, veered off to the right shoulder of the road then possibly overcompensated by crossing the westbound lane leaping the guardrail and rolling his vehicle where it came to a stop halfway between the guardrail and the water. The driver was wearing his seat belt according to Bob Sobleski who along with another witness helped cut the driver’s seat belt and got him out of the truck. Sobleski said he was surprised the driver wasn’t hurt worse than he was. “I heard him hollering,” he said. “I made him sit down right away.” The driver had blood running down his face from a gash above his eye and said his chest was sore. Sobleski said the driver was obviously shook up. An emergency response team was on hand but it wasn’t clear if they were needed. The victim was transported to Harrison County Hospital in Cadiz, according to a worker from Dresden. Bags of landscaping material were strewn along the westbound lane, which aided in tying up traffic and will take some time to clean up. Traffic was finally free to pass through eastbound but as of 11 a.m. westbound traffic was still bottled up for several miles. Further details coming.

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Kokosing cleanup still an issue

Kokosing cleanup still an issue

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – Tuesday morning, the Board of Public Affairs (BOPA) council members entertained a concern from Herb Cross, who lives on Country Club Road. Kokosing, who was contracted by the Village of Cadiz to do work on its sewer system in certain areas has not made good on its promise to finish cleaning up the residual effects of the job, according to village council members, as well as BOPA members who acknowledged Cross’s frustrations. Cross stated his problems with Kokosing began last fall and reminded council that his driveway was torn up when trucks using his driveway crushed the culvert that runs underneath causing it to jam and the overflow ran all over the street. Cross said he would also like his front yard put back the way it was before the work began. He said he let it go in hopes that Kokosing would come back to clean up, which he and Water and Sewer Superintendant, Tom Carter was told by Kokosing’s people that they would. “It started last fall,” Cross said. “But I let it go. It put sewer water up to my bathrooms, it’s been a nightmare.” When Council Member, Rebecca Wilson asked Cross why he let it go since it’s been a problem since last year, Cross stated that when they put liners in the trunk line he thought the problem was fixed but it actually interfered with his tap that runs from his house to the main line. According to Cross, that’s when the problems began. “They come back and dug up my yard, dug up the front of my house in the yard, the side,,” Cross continued. “The manhole in the back, the manhole across the street [and] left a big hole in the right-of-way filled it back in with dirt and gravel and left.” Carter acknowledged that Cross has been in contact with his department before but explained that Kokosing stated numerous times that they were to return to fix the remaining problems. “That’s at least three or four times now,” Carter said. “We had a phone call with the contractor last week [and] there again he’s told us that he’s going to be back in the week of the 26th (of May). We’ve heard this number of times now.” Carter added that they are working with the engineers to get the problem resolved and admitted that “Mr. Cross’s yard is a mess.” Council members stated that, though it’s not directly the Village’s problem it is their contractor. Adam Marynowski of Kokosing admitted that all of the restoration work had not been completed but were planning to come back as they previously told Carter they would and added that Cross’s property was first on their list. “We’re mobilizing back on site here on Tuesday (the 26th) to finish all of the restoration…” Marynowski said. “I’ve talked to the mayor (Kenneth Zitko) about it and it will be rectified here early next week.” Cross suggested the village could pay him and he would fix the yard rather than wait on Kokosing to fix the problems but Carter thought it best to wait and see if Kokosing would keep their word for the 26th. Wilson asked if they should contact Village Solicitor, Costas D. Mastros to contact Kokosing if they were to get no response. Carter stated that it was probably their next step to make. “How the procedure works is we do have money held back on them,” Carter explained. He added that there was a retainer and what he called, a “punch list” for items to be completed. But Carted noted that that doesn’t help Cross now with the current problem going untreated. “The longer it sets there the worse it’s going to get,” Cross said. “The more it’s going to take to fix it.”

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Public meeting held for school levy

Public meeting held for school levy

  CADIZ – Sally Buffalo Park hosted a meeting from the Y.E.S. (Youth  Education Success) Committee on May 16. The political action committee, as it’s called, was put together by a group of former students of Harrison Central in order to promote the new school levy this coming fall. The committee is in the midst of adding members in an attempt to become a more influential force for the near future. “The intention of the meeting was to continue to build our network of like-minded individuals,” Treasurer, Allison Anderson said in a memo. “We feel it’s important to lay the groundwork for our cause by focusing on our membership first.” The committee also felt it was better to concentrate on membership now while the school board has time to build some momentum towards winning favor for the levy, which as failed several times in the past. “We want to be sure that the information we provide to our team and subsequently the public, is accurate and fact-based,” Member, DJ Watson said. Anyone interested in joining Y.E.S. can contact them at: YES4HC@gmail.com.  

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Harry’s leaving!

Harry’s leaving!

NEW PHILADELPHIA – A veteran of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) since 2002, Harry Horstman is stepping down as a member of the board of directors. Horstman was appointed president of the board of directors last December. Horstman, whose term had come to an end will remain on the MWCD’s Foundation. “It has been thirteen and a half great years,” Horstman said. “Thanks to my wife and John Hoopingarner,” he said joking after opening a few gifts presented to him at meeting’s end. Executive Director, Hoopingarner announced at last Friday’s regular meeting that their are nine applicants to fill the vacancy, which will be decided in early June. Horstman is a graduate of Ohio University, a retired teacher and administrator and also served for 35 years as camp manager of Camp Aldersgate on Leesville Lake, according to the MWCD website.

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Obituaries

Richard Vickers Moore

Richard Vickers Moore

Age 85, died Sunday, May 24, at the Holcyon House in Atlanta, Ga. He was born May 17, 1930 to the late Paul Fulton Moore and Zelma Odessa Vickers Moore. Richard was born in Moorefield and graduated from Freeport High School. He graduated from Muskingum College. He was recently a resident of the Freeport area after retiring as Pupil Personnel Director of the Brecksville and Broadview Heights City Schools. He was an Air Force Veteran. He is survived by sister Louise Floyd and brother Stanley Moore of Moorefield. Two sons: John Eric Moore of Roswell, Ga. and Gregory Paul Moore of Corvallis, Ore. Two Grandchildren: Justin Richard Moore and Sophie Isabelle Moore of Roswell. Private burial will take place at Nottingham Cemetery in Moorefield Township.

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Husky wrestling update

Husky wrestling update

Cadiz senior Hunter Pizzino is the only Husky wrestler alive in the OHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Columbus. Pizzino (138) won his opening match over Wes Fritz of St. Paul, but fell Friday morning to David Carr of Day Christian in the second championship round. He dropped down to the consolation round and will wrestle later today. Anthonly Risley (152) and Brandon White (113) were both eliminated on the first day. PHOTO: Hunter Pizzino.

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Harrison East breast cancer awareness walk

Harrison East breast cancer awareness walk

Harrison East emptied its school Thursday afternoon for its second annual breast cancer awareness fundraiser. This year they held a mini-relay where the kids wore pink to help bring awareness, not only to breast cancer, but a drug-free lifestyle.

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Richard Vickers Moore

Richard Vickers Moore

Age 85, died Sunday, May 24, at the Holcyon House in Atlanta, Ga. He was born May 17, 1930 to the late Paul Fulton Moore and Zelma Odessa Vickers Moore. Richard was born in Moorefield and graduated from Freeport High School. He graduated from Muskingum College. He was recently a resident of the Freeport area after retiring as Pupil Personnel Director of the Brecksville and Broadview Heights City Schools. He was an Air Force Veteran. He is survived by sister Louise Floyd and brother Stanley Moore of Moorefield. Two sons: John Eric Moore of Roswell, Ga. and Gregory Paul Moore of Corvallis, Ore. Two Grandchildren: Justin Richard Moore and Sophie Isabelle Moore of Roswell. Private burial will take place at Nottingham Cemetery in Moorefield Township.

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Minor injury in one car accident

Minor injury in one car accident

CADIZ – The driver of a silver Hyundai attempting to avoid another vehicle backing out of a private drive on Country Club Road Wednesday afternoon drove off the road and into a ditch, according to witnesses. The driver came to a stop narrowly missing a tree. The unnamed driver was seen walking around with a bandage on his forehead after striking his head against the windshield, according to Cadiz police, who were on the scene. Authorities said the driver was not wearing his seat belt. Police Chief, Ryan McCann was on the scene. There are no further details at this time.

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Charles Demetrovic

Charles Demetrovic

Charles Demetrovic, age 90, of New Rumley passed away Monday, May 25 in Indianapolis, Ind., after working at the Indianapolis 500 Speedway. For over 60 years Charles was able to live his dream of being involved in one of the greatest traditions in racing. Born January 22, 1925 in Jewett he was the only child of the late Adam and Bessie Burrier Demetrovic. Charles worked for many years in gas line construction and was a member of the International Laborer’s Union Local of Canton. He was a WWII veteran with the Navy Submarine Fleet and a member of the Veterans of Foreign War. Charles also enjoyed repairing small engines and attended many area small engine shows. A lifelong bachelor, he is survived by several cousins and a special companion Eleanor Levi of Celina, Ohio. Private services will be held at the family’s convenience. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with his services. www.kochfuneral.com Koch, Scio 740-945-6161

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Wreck on 250 ties up traffic

Wreck on 250 ties up traffic

HARRISON COUNTY – Tuesday morning at approximately 10 a.m., a one-vehicle accident tied up traffic for several miles on both lanes. An unidentified employee of Dresden Landscaping lost control of his truck, rolled three times, according to witnesses, and landed on the other side of the guardrail and nearly in the lake. Witnesses stated that the driver, traveling eastbound, veered off to the right shoulder of the road then possibly overcompensated by crossing the westbound lane leaping the guardrail and rolling his vehicle where it came to a stop halfway between the guardrail and the water. The driver was wearing his seat belt according to Bob Sobleski who along with another witness helped cut the driver’s seat belt and got him out of the truck. Sobleski said he was surprised the driver wasn’t hurt worse than he was. “I heard him hollering,” he said. “I made him sit down right away.” The driver had blood running down his face from a gash above his eye and said his chest was sore. Sobleski said the driver was obviously shook up. An emergency response team was on hand but it wasn’t clear if they were needed. The victim was transported to Harrison County Hospital in Cadiz, according to a worker from Dresden. Bags of landscaping material were strewn along the westbound lane, which aided in tying up traffic and will take some time to clean up. Traffic was finally free to pass through eastbound but as of 11 a.m. westbound traffic was still bottled up for several miles. Further details coming.

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Kokosing cleanup still an issue

Kokosing cleanup still an issue

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer CADIZ – Tuesday morning, the Board of Public Affairs (BOPA) council members entertained a concern from Herb Cross, who lives on Country Club Road. Kokosing, who was contracted by the Village of Cadiz to do work on its sewer system in certain areas has not made good on its promise to finish cleaning up the residual effects of the job, according to village council members, as well as BOPA members who acknowledged Cross’s frustrations. Cross stated his problems with Kokosing began last fall and reminded council that his driveway was torn up when trucks using his driveway crushed the culvert that runs underneath causing it to jam and the overflow ran all over the street. Cross said he would also like his front yard put back the way it was before the work began. He said he let it go in hopes that Kokosing would come back to clean up, which he and Water and Sewer Superintendant, Tom Carter was told by Kokosing’s people that they would. “It started last fall,” Cross said. “But I let it go. It put sewer water up to my bathrooms, it’s been a nightmare.” When Council Member, Rebecca Wilson asked Cross why he let it go since it’s been a problem since last year, Cross stated that when they put liners in the trunk line he thought the problem was fixed but it actually interfered with his tap that runs from his house to the main line. According to Cross, that’s when the problems began. “They come back and dug up my yard, dug up the front of my house in the yard, the side,,” Cross continued. “The manhole in the back, the manhole across the street [and] left a big hole in the right-of-way filled it back in with dirt and gravel and left.” Carter acknowledged that Cross has been in contact with his department before but explained that Kokosing stated numerous times that they were to return to fix the remaining problems. “That’s at least three or four times now,” Carter said. “We had a phone call with the contractor last week [and] there again he’s told us that he’s going to be back in the week of the 26th (of May). We’ve heard this number of times now.” Carter added that they are working with the engineers to get the problem resolved and admitted that “Mr. Cross’s yard is a mess.” Council members stated that, though it’s not directly the Village’s problem it is their contractor. Adam Marynowski of Kokosing admitted that all of the restoration work had not been completed but were planning to come back as they previously told Carter they would and added that Cross’s property was first on their list. “We’re mobilizing back on site here on Tuesday (the 26th) to finish all of the restoration…” Marynowski said. “I’ve talked to the mayor (Kenneth Zitko) about it and it will be rectified here early next week.” Cross suggested the village could pay him and he would fix the yard rather than wait on Kokosing to fix the problems but Carter thought it best to wait and see if Kokosing would keep their word for the 26th. Wilson asked if they should contact Village Solicitor, Costas D. Mastros to contact Kokosing if they were to get no response. Carter stated that it was probably their next step to make. “How the procedure works is we do have money held back on them,” Carter explained. He added that there was a retainer and what he called, a “punch list” for items to be completed. But Carted noted that that doesn’t help Cross now with the current problem going untreated. “The longer it sets there the worse it’s going to get,” Cross said. “The more it’s going to take to fix it.”

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Public meeting held for school levy

Public meeting held for school levy

  CADIZ – Sally Buffalo Park hosted a meeting from the Y.E.S. (Youth  Education Success) Committee on May 16. The political action committee, as it’s called, was put together by a group of former students of Harrison Central in order to promote the new school levy this coming fall. The committee is in the midst of adding members in an attempt to become a more influential force for the near future. “The intention of the meeting was to continue to build our network of like-minded individuals,” Treasurer, Allison Anderson said in a memo. “We feel it’s important to lay the groundwork for our cause by focusing on our membership first.” The committee also felt it was better to concentrate on membership now while the school board has time to build some momentum towards winning favor for the levy, which as failed several times in the past. “We want to be sure that the information we provide to our team and subsequently the public, is accurate and fact-based,” Member, DJ Watson said. Anyone interested in joining Y.E.S. can contact them at: YES4HC@gmail.com.  

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Harry’s leaving!

Harry’s leaving!

NEW PHILADELPHIA – A veteran of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) since 2002, Harry Horstman is stepping down as a member of the board of directors. Horstman was appointed president of the board of directors last December. Horstman, whose term had come to an end will remain on the MWCD’s Foundation. “It has been thirteen and a half great years,” Horstman said. “Thanks to my wife and John Hoopingarner,” he said joking after opening a few gifts presented to him at meeting’s end. Executive Director, Hoopingarner announced at last Friday’s regular meeting that their are nine applicants to fill the vacancy, which will be decided in early June. Horstman is a graduate of Ohio University, a retired teacher and administrator and also served for 35 years as camp manager of Camp Aldersgate on Leesville Lake, according to the MWCD website.

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Bomb threat confirmed

Bomb threat confirmed

CADIZ – At approximately 12:15 Wednesday afternoon, the entire Harrison Central High School emptied out and marched up the alley and crossed Main Street past the Courthouse to the Presbyterian Church. Some students said they were told a note was found in a restroom, of a threat to the school. Some authorities have said it was a bomb threat but Harrison County Sheriff, Joe Myers denied that and said it was a scheduled drill. Main Street was blocked off for a good 10 to 15 minutes while all the students marched past but nothing official has been announced at this time. Later, Superintendent for the HHBOE, Dana Snider did confirm that it was a bomb threat. Students were dispersed to several churches in the area as well as the Cadiz EMS building on East Market Street. “Someone wrote on the bathroom wall, ‘bomb at 1:30,'” Snider said. She added that they were hopeful they will catch whoever wrote the threat, considering there are cameras in the hallways to aid in the investigation. “You have to be safe…[and] you have to take everything serious,” she said.

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Walter Mansfield

Walter Mansfield

Walter R. “Shakey” Mansfield, 64, of Cadiz (Unionvale), died Monday, May 18,  at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz.  He was born Jan. 14, 1951 in Martins Ferry, a son of the late John and Alice DeWalt Mansfield. Shakey was a devoted truck driver, who loved his job for over forty years. He was a member of the Cadiz Aerie 2162, FOE. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Johnny Mansfield; three brothers, Charles, Robert and Lloyd Mansfield; and a sister, Bertha Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, Janet Stillwagon Mansfield; two daughters, Lori (Geary, Sr.) Bennington of Bloomingdale and Jennifer Johnson of Cadiz; five grandchildren: Geary, Jr., Austin, Gage, Samantha and Kameron; and a great-granddaughter on the way, who will be named Riley; four brothers, Ernie (Sherry) Mansfield, Jack (Marsha) Mansfield and Mark Mansfield, all of Cadiz; and Mike Mansfield of Durham, NC; two sisters, Linda (Jerry) Ledger of Cadiz and Connie of Hamilton, OH; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Mansfield of Cadiz. Friends may call Thursday, 4-7 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Dean Blythe officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com

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BREAKING NEWS: Manhunt ends

BREAKING NEWS: Manhunt ends

MONDAY MAY 18 – Harrison County Detective, William Jones stated that he was satisfied with the evidence they obtained from a raid conducted at a Bowerston home Saturday evening in regards to the murder suspect, Wesley Cark who was captured early Friday afternoon. Clark, suspected of murdering Dustin Moreland last week is now being held by Tuscarawas authorities on an unrelated charge. Jones said that they are in the process of building a case for the grand jury when he will be brought back to Harrison County on the apparent murder charges. Neither Harrison County Sheriff, Joe Myers or Jones would say whether a murder weapon had been found or whether Clark had any accomplices. FRIDAY, MAY 15 – The Carroll County Sheriff’s office has confirmed that Wesley Clark, suspected of murdering Dustin Moreland earlier in the week has been caught and is in custody in the Carroll County jail. The sheriff’s office said there was no problems in the arrest where sources said he had been hiding in the woods and was apprehended on Clay Road outside of Dellroy. Carroll County Sheriff, Dale Williams stated that they had found some of his family members who told them he was in house in Malvern. The Canton Swat team called was called but he evaded capture before they could get to him. A two-day search ensued then a woman called on  authorities Thursday after Clark asked to use her cell phone. After investigating, authorities knew he was calling relatives for help. Clark then broke into a vacant house in the vicinity but again he evaded capture. At approximately 12:15 p.m. Friday, after searching a wooded and secluded area, a red coat was found, which led them to Clark who was laying flat on the ground a short distance away. Williams said that Clark gave up with no resistance. “I was very surprised,” Williams said. “I thought this is one guy we’re going to probably have a problem with…somebody is going to get shot…but it worked out very well.” Also, information published in the News-Herald print edition due out May 16, may not be accurate regarding a revenge-type of killing. A relative of Moreland’s stated that Moreland may have testified in some past trial against Clark and that Clark killed him out of revenge but Williams stated that he didn’t believe that was true. Williams stated that he was not surprised that Clark was still in the area for they knew he was using phones in an attempt to get a relative to pick him up…”they didn’t have time to pick him up by the time we got down there.” He added that cruisers were all along the area’s roads forcing him to hunker down and basically boxing him in. Clark will next be transported to Tuscarawas County officials where warrants for his arrest await him then he’ll be transferred to Harrison County, according to Williams. Williams thanked the Harrison County authorities, the Canton Swat team, for which Williams has two members from his department on that team. He also thanked Tuscarawas County authorities and the State Highway Patrol as well. “It’s a great coalition between all the departments,” Williams said. “It worked out very well with everyone together and I’m just so pleased that we got him before somebody else got hurt, or somebody else got killed…and I’m just so glad that we got him.” On Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible missing homicide person location to be in Harrison County. The Harrison County Sheriff was notified by a Tuscarawas County Sheriff Detective that a person that is missing from Tuscarawas County, Uhrichsville area was supposed to be in a wooded area on Taylor Road, Uhrichsville Ohio which is located in Harrison County. Harrison County Sheriff Joe Myers along with deputies did in fact locate a male person ID’d as one Dustin Moreland age 26, of Uhrichsville, Ohio. The Harrison County Corner was on scene and the body was transported to Stark Co. Corner office for an autopsy. Sheriff Myers stated that the investigation is still on going, and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office detective bureau, and both agencies are treating the death as a homicide. Sheriff Myers advised that the person being sought by authorities is Wesley Brittian Clark age 52 of LKA 118 Jay St., Uhrichville, Ohio. Mr. Clark was known to be in the Malvern area in Carroll County, and several searches of location in that area resulted in no contact with the suspect. Harrison County Sheriff is advising everyone that suspect is 6 foot tall, 280, hair is grey or has been recently been dyed black, and hazel eyes. The Sheriff’s Office through the course of the investigation believes that Mr. Clark has been getting a lot of help to avoid arrest suspect is considered armed and dangerous (Please Don’t Approach), call 911 or local law enforcement.

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