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Martin Luther King March scheduled

Martin Luther King March scheduled

St. James Church will be hosting “The Martin Luther King March” on Jan. 16, starting at the courthouse and marching down to the church. Please meet at the courthouse at 11 a.m. There will be a brief service followed by a light lunch. This is open to the public.

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Seeking nominations for Citizen’s Choice Award

Seeking nominations for Citizen’s Choice Award

Each year the Cadiz Business Association holds their Community Recognition Banquet in which they honor outstanding businesses and individuals throughout the community. And each year, the News-Herald gives their Citizen’s Choice Award to an outstanding citizen. The Citizen’s Choice Award is given to a public or private individual for their overall efforts towards the betterment of the community, whether as an individual or a representative of a business or organization. We ask our readers to consider someone in the community worthy of receiving this award and to let us know who they are, and why they deserve the recognition. The award will be given at the Community Recognition Banquet at Sally Buffalo Park on March 4. To nominate an individual, send us the person’s name and a 500 word or less writeup of why you believe they deserve the award. You can mail your nomination to Harrison News-Herald, 144 South Main Street, Cadiz, Ohio, 43907. Or feel free to e-mail your nomination to newsroom@harrisonnewsherald.com and please put Citizen’s Choice Award in the subject line. THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS FEB. 1

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Hopedale Girls Softball to hold sign-ups

Hopedale Girls Softball to hold sign-ups

Hopedale Girls Softball will hold softball sign-ups Sunday Jan. 29th from 12-2, Saturday Feb. 4th from 10-2 and Sunday Feb. 5th from 12-2 with a parents meeting to follow at 2. Sign-ups will be held at the Hopedale Social Hall, and please remember to bring a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate. Sign-up fees will remain at $35.                                                                         

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Sheriff issues 911 notice for Frontier customers

Sheriff issues 911 notice for Frontier customers

A press release just sent out by the Harrison County Sheriff states: “The Harrison County 911 center can’t accept calls from any Frontier carrier except in Cadiz, all other carriers are working as we know of now.  If you have a cell phone and can use it please do so if needing 911 services. Remember this is only Frontier carriers outside of the 942 exchange.  Frontier say they should have everything back up in about 10 days. The Sheriff has made contact with the main boss, and he is looking into this problem.”

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Four More Sworn In For Harrison County

Four More Sworn In For Harrison County

CADIZ – Four more elected officials from the November election were sworn in early Friday morning. Incumbents were: Clerk of Courts, Leslie Milliken (3rd term); Treasurer, Vicki Sefsick (since 2010) and newly elected for Recorder, Josh Willis and Paul Coffland (R) as commissioner. More details to see in our Jan. 7 print edition.          

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Obituaries

Helen (Gotschall) Myers  

Helen (Gotschall) Myers  

1925-2017 Helen (Gotschall) Myers, age 91, of Scio, was called home to be with her Lord Sunday, Jan. 15. She was born July 28, 1925 in Kilgore to the late Joseph and Lula (Martin) Gotschall. Helen graduated from Carrollton High School in 1942. She worked for the Scio Pottery for 41 years and after retiring from there she worked for the COAD Foster Grandparent Program for 21 years. She was also active in the community belonging to the Scio American Legion Post 482 Auxiliary for 65 years and the Scio United Methodist Church until 2008 when she transferred to the New Rumley United Methodist Church. Helen married Charles Foster Myers on June 29, 1946 they spent 63 loving years together until his passing on Jan. 8, 2010. Also preceding her in death are two sisters and brothers-in-law Dr. G.E. and Donna Vorhies and Donald A. and Mary Ruth Ray. Surviving are her son Harrison County Sheriff Joseph Myers and his wife Sue and a grandson Evan Myers of Scio and several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Her faith, love for others, laughter and humor will remain forever memories to family and friends. Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. David Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10-11 am prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to New Rumley United Methodist Church, c/o Sandy Knowles, 11877 William Penn Ave NW, Hartville 44632 or Scio VFD. PO Box 342, Scio 43988. www.kochfuneral.com

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Martin Luther King March scheduled

Martin Luther King March scheduled

St. James Church will be hosting “The Martin Luther King March” on Jan. 16, starting at the courthouse and marching down to the church. Please meet at the courthouse at 11 a.m. There will be a brief service followed by a light lunch. This is open to the public.

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Martin Luther King March scheduled

Martin Luther King March scheduled

St. James Church will be hosting “The Martin Luther King March” on Jan. 16, starting at the courthouse and marching down to the church. Please meet at the courthouse at 11 a.m. There will be a brief service followed by a light lunch. This is open to the public.

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Helen (Gotschall) Myers  

Helen (Gotschall) Myers  

1925-2017 Helen (Gotschall) Myers, age 91, of Scio, was called home to be with her Lord Sunday, Jan. 15. She was born July 28, 1925 in Kilgore to the late Joseph and Lula (Martin) Gotschall. Helen graduated from Carrollton High School in 1942. She worked for the Scio Pottery for 41 years and after retiring from there she worked for the COAD Foster Grandparent Program for 21 years. She was also active in the community belonging to the Scio American Legion Post 482 Auxiliary for 65 years and the Scio United Methodist Church until 2008 when she transferred to the New Rumley United Methodist Church. Helen married Charles Foster Myers on June 29, 1946 they spent 63 loving years together until his passing on Jan. 8, 2010. Also preceding her in death are two sisters and brothers-in-law Dr. G.E. and Donna Vorhies and Donald A. and Mary Ruth Ray. Surviving are her son Harrison County Sheriff Joseph Myers and his wife Sue and a grandson Evan Myers of Scio and several nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Her faith, love for others, laughter and humor will remain forever memories to family and friends. Services will be held Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Rev. David Lee officiating. Burial will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Scio. Friends may call Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday from 10-11 am prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to New Rumley United Methodist Church, c/o Sandy Knowles, 11877 William Penn Ave NW, Hartville 44632 or Scio VFD. PO Box 342, Scio 43988. www.kochfuneral.com

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Gordon Edward Olmstead

Gordon Edward Olmstead

Gordon Edward Olmstead, age 63, of Aurora, Colo., passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at home in his sleep. He was born Feb. 7, 1953, in Cadiz, Ohio. Gordon has lived in Colorado since 1982, but always considered Cadiz his home. He was the second child (first son) born to the late George Edward and Ellen Virginia Jones Olmstead. He was not only preceded in death by his father but also his sister, Starr Olmstead Wallace, only two months earlier. Gordon is survived by his mother Ellen Olmstead, of Cadiz, Ohio; three brothers, Richard (Joy) Olmstead of Orville, Ohio; Nathan Olmstead and Troy (Mary) Olmstead both from Cadiz, Ohio; three sisters, Claudia Olmstead Banks of Cadiz, Ohio; Joy Olmstead of Akron, Ohio; and Sherry Olmstead West of Columbus, Ohio; Gordon is also survived by three sons, Gordon (Jamie) Wilson of Cadiz, Ohio; Moses West of Wheeling, W.Va.; Isaiah (Jovalytha) Olmstead of Aurora, Colo., and one daughter, Samantha Olmstead Hull (Chauncey) of Wheeling, WV. and thirteen grandchildren; as well as a host family and friends that love him and will miss him. POPS (DAD), YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US BECAUSE YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS……..  A Memorial Service is being held for family and friends at St. James Church in Cadiz, Ohio on this coming Saturday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m.  

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Robert “Bob” Baxter Harden

Robert “Bob” Baxter Harden

Robert “Bob” Baxter Harden, 83, of Panama City Beach, Fla., peacefully passed away with family at his side, on Jan. 13. Bob was born July 20, 1933 to John Baxter Harden and Mary Jane “Minnie” Harden of Cadiz, Ohio. He was a 1950 graduate of the Cadiz Cardinals. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Margaret Brocklehurst of Sarasota, Fla., his brother Jack Harden, of Newark, Ohio, and his beloved wife of 58 years, Emma Harden. He is survived by his daughter Kathy Petersen and husband Steve, grandchildren Wesley and Molly Petersen, daughter Carol Menzie and partner Jeff Jacks, and grandson Seth Menzie, all of Panama City Beach, grandson Larry Menzie, and great-granddaughter Carleigh Menzie of Norfolk, Virginia. Bob is also survived by his sister-in-law Phoebe Harden, of Newark, Ohio, his brother-in-law Fred Ball and wife Virginia, of Ramage, W.Va., brother-in-law Ralph Ball of Altamonte Springs, Fla., sister-in-law Wilma Ball of Parkersburg, W.Va., as well as many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, who knew him affectionately as “Uncle Bob”. Bob had a very successful career and traveled the world as a Communications Technician for the FBI. He worked at headquarters in Washington, DC and lived in Dale City, Virginia for many years. In 1988 he retired and he and Emma moved to Panama City Beach, Fla,. There he spent the majority of his years in a home designed by his brother Jack, with a glorious view of the gulf, and only a brief walk away. Bob was an avid reader who enjoyed photography and always prioritized the relationships in his life that he held dear, often traveling to see old friends, hosting family gatherings in his home, and remaining connected with family members across the country through internet games. He is remembered with the utmost fondness and love by those who knew him as a deeply generous, gentle-spirited, and good man with a devoted servant’s heart and an appreciation for life’s simple delights: the beauty of the beach, a good meal, the presence of his family whom he cared so much for. Often referring to his home across from the beach as “paradise”, he lived a life of tremendous satisfaction and gratitude, and in his passing those who enjoyed the gift of knowing him closely are left with the same feelings of gratefulness for sharing life with such a great father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and man. Celebration of Bob’s life will be private.

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Richard Lee Zeimer

Richard Lee Zeimer

On Nov. 24 after cutting the celery, onions, and bread for our Thanksgiving stuffing, Dick walked into the other room and quietly left this world. His last twenty-four hours were spent with his family preparing the food for a meal together, he was happy and full of contentment. Dick was born on Aug. 21, 1930 in Lancaster, Ohio. His family moved to Dennison where he graduated from Dennison High School in 1948. He served in the US Army from Aug. 1948 until May 1952. The last nine months of service were with the Eighth Army Headquarters in Seoul, Korea. In 1953 he enrolled at Ohio State University and in 1959 graduated from there with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science Degree. After graduation the family moved to California where he was employed by Rocketdyne, a Division of North American International. As a licensed Professional Civil Engineer, he worked in various divisions of the company, performing structural analysis and tests of rocket engines and nuclear reactor components. Raising a family in Southern California meant family camping trips throughout the west, day trips to Zuma Beach, picnics at Reseda Park, and after church Sunday drives to photograph the wildflowers. He shared his love of trout fishing with his brother Dale on a trip to the Owens River and a memorable trip with his father to see the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in Bishop, California. After retirement in 1989, he and Ferrel opened a B&B in Deersville, Ohio, which they ran for 13 years. He was involved in local community affairs by serving as Secretary/Treasure of the Deersville Improvement and Historic Preservation Society, sitting on the Deersville Village Council, and resided on the Board of the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Harrison County CIC. Additionally, with the help of many friends he started the Deersville Library for all to enjoy. He was involved outside the local scene by establishing the State designation of the Tapan-Moravian Trail as an official Scenic Byway, and played a part in getting the Dennison High School building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A new chapter began with a relocation to Vancouver, Washington in 2008. Dick and Ferrel quickly found a new community of friends at their church and in Fairway Village. They became true Pacific Northwesterners, passionate Trailblazers fans, Cannon Beach lovers, and frequent travelers up the Gorge to the Hood River fruit loop. Each Saturday was a trip to the Farmer’s Market for tomato starts, local mushrooms, and lunch. Dick would ultimately end the trip with a lime snow cone, even if the day was cold and rainy. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Ferrel, grandson, Edward Webb, and his parents, Herbert and Glenna Zeimer. He is survived by two daughters, Laura Webb, Cheri (Rick) Jackson, three grandchildren, Dan (Tamara) Webb, Katelin (Brad) Cole, and Grant Jackson, four great grandchildren, Eddie and Nycole Webb, Gavin Webb, and his little lunch buddy Claire Cole. Dick is also survived by his lifelong confidant, friend, and little brother Dale (Sandra) Zeimer. We will miss his twinkling eyes, his boundless knowledge, his steadfast support, and his unwavering love. A Memorial Service will be held at St. John’s Church on Saturday, Jan. 21, at two in the afternoon. Following the service will be a reception to enjoy some of Dick’s favorite treats. In lieu of flowers, Dick’s wishes would be for donations to be made to the Deersville Improvement Society or the St. John’s Presbyterian Church of Camas. St. John’s Presbyterian Church 1206 NE Birch Street Camas WA 98607

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Mary Ruth Stapleton

Mary Ruth Stapleton

Mary Ruth Stapleton (Moore) of Rock Springs, WY formerly of Scio, Ohio, passed away on Dec. 17, 2016. She was born on July 21, 1926, the daughter of L.D. Moore and Edna Mae Moore (Finnical). She is survived by her son William Stapleton (Janalee) of Rock Springs, Wyo., and a daughter, Boni Herbert (Gary Blevins) of Jefferson, N.C., grandchildren, Michael Wilson, Nichole Quinn, Andy Shivers, Tiffney Stapleton, Dusti Stapleton, Steve Bower, Dawn Smitely and step-granddaughter, Sarah Merhar, her brother, Harold Moore and numerous great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Stapleton, a daughter, Jackie Shivers and sister Peg Honeyman. She was a lifelong member of Eastern Stars and was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion for many years. Mary Ruth along with her husband worked together as resident managers for the Escapee campgrounds in various states. She loved playing cards and was happiest when giving someone a great big hug. A memorial service will be held this summer in Wyoming.

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Bessie Muze Worrell

Bessie Muze Worrell

Bessie Muze Worrell, local businesswoman and lifelong resident of Harrison County, died Jan. 11, 2017 at her home in Cadiz, Ohio. She was 91. Mrs. Worrell was preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Wallace Eugene Worrell; her parents, the late Mr. William Muze and Florence Mercer Muze; a very special aunt, Miss Esther Mercer; brothers, Donald Muze, Robert Muze, and John Edward Muze; and great-grandson Mac Bryson Rensi. She is survived by her children, daughter Lana Fannin Rensi and son-in-law, Gerald Rensi of Columbus; son, Edward Eugene Fannin and daughter-in-law, Toni Giacobbi Fannin of St. Clairsville; daughter Lorrie Worrell Smith and son-in-law, David Smith of Sebring, Florida; son Ronald Worrell and daughter-in-law, Brenda Worrell of Wilmington, North Carolina; grandchildren, Staci Fannin Trudo,Todd Rensi, Lewis Fannin, Brian Rensi, Geoffrey Rensi, Robert Worrell, Stephen Worrell, Timothy Worrell; great-grandchildren, Garrett Trudo, Sydni Trudo, Madison Worrell, Kaitlynn Fannin, Hagen Rensi, and Susan Rensi; long-time caregivers, Marge Whitehead, Brenda Woodard; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. A funeral service is being planned for Friday, Jan. 20. The Reverend Henry Mooney officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan.19, from 2—4 p.m. and 6—9 p.m., with arrangements being handled by Clark Kirkland Funeral Home, 172 Main Street, Cadiz. Please check www.clark-kirkland.com for further details on the funeral arrangements. Burial at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Amedisys Hospice Care of St. Clairsville.    

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John Eugene McGonigal

John Eugene McGonigal

John Eugene McGonigal, 87, of Cadiz, died Sunday, Jan. 8, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus Ohio. He was born May 10, 1929 in Rayland, Ohio a son of the late George Aloysius and Mary Lucille Rheuff McGonigal. He was a retired mine electrician having worked at the former Y&O Coal Company for 26 years, a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, the UMWA and Harrison Lodge # 219, F.& A.M. Eugene was also the owner and manager of the General Custer Hotel, Red Hill School Store, as well as several additional rental properties in Cadiz. He also served in the Army, stationed in Japan, during the Korean War.     In addition to his parents; he was preceded in death by a daughter, Carol Kennedy; and two sisters: Elizabeth Ann Chambers and Mary Teresa Sauvageot. Surviving are two sons: Michael (Yvonne) McGonigal of Woodbury, Minnesota and John (Carole) McGonigal of Pataskala, Ohio; a daughter Marianne (Bernard) Lindsay of Danvers, Massachusetts; two grandchildren: David and Emily; and his ex-wife and caregiver, Janette McGonigal of Cadiz, Ohio.     Visitation will be held, Saturday, Feb. 4 from 2-5 with a memorial service at 5 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio with Rev. Erica Harley officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Cadiz Union Cemetery. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Martin Luther King March scheduled

Martin Luther King March scheduled

St. James Church will be hosting “The Martin Luther King March” on Jan. 16, starting at the courthouse and marching down to the church. Please meet at the courthouse at 11 a.m. There will be a brief service followed by a light lunch. This is open to the public.

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Seeking nominations for Citizen’s Choice Award

Seeking nominations for Citizen’s Choice Award

Each year the Cadiz Business Association holds their Community Recognition Banquet in which they honor outstanding businesses and individuals throughout the community. And each year, the News-Herald gives their Citizen’s Choice Award to an outstanding citizen. The Citizen’s Choice Award is given to a public or private individual for their overall efforts towards the betterment of the community, whether as an individual or a representative of a business or organization. We ask our readers to consider someone in the community worthy of receiving this award and to let us know who they are, and why they deserve the recognition. The award will be given at the Community Recognition Banquet at Sally Buffalo Park on March 4. To nominate an individual, send us the person’s name and a 500 word or less writeup of why you believe they deserve the award. You can mail your nomination to Harrison News-Herald, 144 South Main Street, Cadiz, Ohio, 43907. Or feel free to e-mail your nomination to newsroom@harrisonnewsherald.com and please put Citizen’s Choice Award in the subject line. THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS FEB. 1

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Martha J. Mattern

Martha J. Mattern

Martha J. “Pee Wee” Mattern, 91, of Cadiz, died Saturday, Jan. 07, 2017 at Gables Care Center in Hopedale, Ohio. She was born Oct. 22, 1925 in Cadiz, a daughter of the late Jack and Mary Jones Chapman. She was a member of Scott United Methodist Church in Cadiz and worked at the library and as a legal aide. She had a kind nature and a loving smile. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Anna Jean Hibbs. Surviving are three sons: Frank “Nip” (Tammy) Mattern of Cadiz, Clay (Cinda) Mattern of Bellaire and Jay (Rhonda) Mattern of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois; a daughter, Kay (Bill) Mann of Cadiz; 15 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Calling hours will be held Monday, Jan. 9 from 5-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Ashley Steele officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Gables Care Center Activity Fund, 351 Lahm Drive, Hopedale, Ohio 43976 or the family asks that you do a random act of kindness in her memory. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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