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See Christmas Card Lane, Win A Gift Certificate

See Christmas Card Lane, Win A Gift Certificate

CADIZ - The Harrison County Tourism Council is encouraging the public to take a ride around the park and see the greeting cards now up on Christmas Card Lane at Sally Buffalo Park. Member, Marilyn Monzula and friends have placed a white mailbox with a red ribbon perched atop one of the posts in front of a group of greetings near the first shelter for the public to place their name and phone number inside. From there, someone’s name will be drawn and a $25 gift certificate for Vineyard 22 and Ormes Hardware will be awarded to the lucky winner. Monzula and the group would like to see the public take in the display around the park and would hope more people would sponsor a greeting card this year. The drawing is to be held after Jan. 1st.

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Two Vehicle Accident Off U.S. 22

Two Vehicle Accident Off U.S. 22

HARRISON COUNTY - A two vehicle accident just off the intersection of Harrison 13 and 5 involving a utility truck and a Chevy Cobalt LT resulted in significant damage to the Chevy but only minor damage to the truck's bumper. Three teenagers were in the white Chevy as it tried passing the utility truck on the right side as the truck was attempting to turn right with its right blinker on. The female driver of the Chevy was seen taken on a stretcher into an ambulance as a precaution, but later walked away only shaken up. The other two passengers appeared to be unhurt. Ohio State Patrol stated the driver of the Chevy felt the truck was traveling too slow and did not see his blinker on. The truck driver said vehicles usually ride right up on his bumper as was the case this time. He said that she was so close to him he only saw her mirrors and did not see her attempt to pass until it was too late. The truck's left bumper sustained very minor damage but the Chevy had its driver's side window had shattered and the front sustained damage. Rescue units from Hopedale, Unionport, Cadiz and Harrison County EMS were on the scene.

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Custer Celebrates 177th Birthday On Dec. 10

Custer Celebrates 177th Birthday On Dec. 10

NEW RUMLEY - The Custer Memorial Association will be observing General George A. Custer’s 177th birthday on Dec. 10.  The evening will start with the family style dinner meal served at 5:30pm at the New Rumley United Methodist Church. Dinner music as always performed by our own Herman Neimayer. After the dinner and birthday wishes, we will be awarding certificates to our Golden Sponsors and drawing winning tickets for donated gifts from local merchants. We will also be having our 50/50 drawing. The guests will then break and move across the street to the Custer Museum and Center where General Custer (aka Rick Williams) will introduce our guest, General William T. Sherman (aka Chris Gunvalsen). The two generals will then sit down and discuss the events of the late 1860’s and 1870’s leading up to the Battle of Little Bighorn. When Ulysses Grant assumed the U.S. presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army in which capacity he served from 1869 until 1883. As such, he was responsible for the U.S. Army's engagement in the Indian Wars over the next 15 years, in the western United States. Chris Gunvalsen began his interest in the Civil War when his family took a trip to Gettysburg in 1964.  He was in the fourth grade and America was observing the 100th anniversary of the War Between the States. Standing on that pivotal battlefield, he was hooked.  As he grew up, he read every history book the local library had to offer, learning everything he could about the people and events of the war. He put his passion and knowledge of the Civil War to use as a re-enactor, helping bring history to life. Gunvalsen has re-enacted in Washington D.C., retraced the steps of Morgan’s Raiders, at Gettysburg and in Virginia.  He started out portraying General Grant, but people kept telling him he looked more like Sherman. So, he studied the Union commander best-known for his “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savanna, Georgia, in 1864.  It wasn’t a difficult stretch, Gunvalsen said, because Grant and Sherman were close friends. The two native Ohioans complemented one another. Gunvalsen said the big difference in portraying Grant and Sherman is that Grant was relatively quiet, while Sherman was more animated -- a lively talker who claimed to know 2,000 fellow officers by name.      After the program, we will have our annual auction of Custer and Civil War items of interest.  As of now, we have many items that were duplicates of items in the museum that will be available for bid along with Civil War books and other items that have been donated for the auction. Cost of the evening is $15  per person. Reservations may be made by calling Dave Rose at 740-945-3744, or sending response to Custer Memorial Association, PO Box 111, Jewett, OH  43986.  Tickets will also be available at Neimayer’s Pharmacy in Scio. Reservations need to be in by Dec. 3.   This should be an informative evening with something for everyone.

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DeWine Warns Of Holiday Scams

DeWine Warns Of Holiday Scams

Signs of a possible scam include: * Requests for payment using money-transfer services, prepaid cards, or gift cards. * Receiving a check and being told to send a portion of the money elsewhere. * Pressure to act immediately. * Having to pay to secure a loan, grant, or prize. * Winning a contest you never entered. * Requests to send money out of the country. * No written information or contact information. * Unexpected, threatening calls. Attorney General DeWine also encouraged consumers to take steps to avoid identity theft during the holidays. Victims of identity theft may not discover the problem for months (or even years) after their information is stolen. Consumers can help protect themselves by guarding their personal information, regularly checking their bank accounts, and reviewing their credit reports.

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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

HOPEDALE - The Hopedale Social Hall is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the family of the beloved Jimmy Ward who recently passed away. The date is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults are $10 and kids $5 with three year-olds and under free. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, drink and dessert. There will be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. To purchase tickets, please contact: Julie Toker (740-491-1326; Elisha Citro (330-8279900); Julie Byers (740-491-6001); Shannon Pelegreen (740-457-7509); Kim Kelley (740-946-7851); Rachel Hupp (740-946-0128).

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Obituaries

Marshall Dale Plant

Marshall Dale Plant

Marshall Dale Plant, 75, of Cadiz, Ohio, died Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Carriage Inn of Steubenville, Ohio.  He was born December 14, 1940 in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late Roy and Ruth Bush Plant. Dale was a retired supervisor at the Titanium Plant in Mingo Jct., Ohio.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  He enjoyed playing cards at the Cadiz American Legion and attending the Harrison County Senior Center activities in Cadiz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Plant and a sister, Betty Barkman. Surviving are a brother, Buddy Plant of Waldorf, Md.; a sister, Gretta Lee Langford of Jacksonville, Fla., and a niece Joyce Barkman of Cadiz. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com

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See Christmas Card Lane, Win A Gift Certificate

See Christmas Card Lane, Win A Gift Certificate

CADIZ - The Harrison County Tourism Council is encouraging the public to take a ride around the park and see the greeting cards now up on Christmas Card Lane at Sally Buffalo Park. Member, Marilyn Monzula and friends have placed a white mailbox with a red ribbon perched atop one of the posts in front of a group of greetings near the first shelter for the public to place their name and phone number inside. From there, someone’s name will be drawn and a $25 gift certificate for Vineyard 22 and Ormes Hardware will be awarded to the lucky winner. Monzula and the group would like to see the public take in the display around the park and would hope more people would sponsor a greeting card this year. The drawing is to be held after Jan. 1st.

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Christmas cantata at Deersville

Christmas cantata at Deersville

On Sunday evening, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., the Deersville community choir will present their Christmas Cantata “The Journey” at the Deersville United Methodist Church. The cantata is under the direction of Denise Smith. The script “The Journey” was penned by Denise Smith. Pastor Mike Cunningham will be delivering the message. Pianist for the church is Holly Brindly. A solo will be performed by Nancy Sukosd. Olivia McMillen and Noah Strickler will be singing a children's duet. Diane Palmer of the Freeport area will be signing the cantata. Technical sound director will be Melvin Allen. Production director will be Kay Cochenour. Tom Porter will be video taping the performance. Voice overs was enacted by Jim McConnell. The choir is a group effort made up of talented people in the community. Everyone is invited to join the journey of the three wise men to this sacred event. Refreshments will be served following the cantata.

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See Christmas Card Lane, Win A Gift Certificate

See Christmas Card Lane, Win A Gift Certificate

CADIZ - The Harrison County Tourism Council is encouraging the public to take a ride around the park and see the greeting cards now up on Christmas Card Lane at Sally Buffalo Park. Member, Marilyn Monzula and friends have placed a white mailbox with a red ribbon perched atop one of the posts in front of a group of greetings near the first shelter for the public to place their name and phone number inside. From there, someone’s name will be drawn and a $25 gift certificate for Vineyard 22 and Ormes Hardware will be awarded to the lucky winner. Monzula and the group would like to see the public take in the display around the park and would hope more people would sponsor a greeting card this year. The drawing is to be held after Jan. 1st.

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Marshall Dale Plant

Marshall Dale Plant

Marshall Dale Plant, 75, of Cadiz, Ohio, died Sunday, December 4, 2016 at the Carriage Inn of Steubenville, Ohio.  He was born December 14, 1940 in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late Roy and Ruth Bush Plant. Dale was a retired supervisor at the Titanium Plant in Mingo Jct., Ohio.  He was a veteran of the US Army.  He enjoyed playing cards at the Cadiz American Legion and attending the Harrison County Senior Center activities in Cadiz. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Plant and a sister, Betty Barkman. Surviving are a brother, Buddy Plant of Waldorf, Md.; a sister, Gretta Lee Langford of Jacksonville, Fla., and a niece Joyce Barkman of Cadiz. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com

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Christmas cantata at Deersville

Christmas cantata at Deersville

On Sunday evening, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m., the Deersville community choir will present their Christmas Cantata “The Journey” at the Deersville United Methodist Church. The cantata is under the direction of Denise Smith. The script “The Journey” was penned by Denise Smith. Pastor Mike Cunningham will be delivering the message. Pianist for the church is Holly Brindly. A solo will be performed by Nancy Sukosd. Olivia McMillen and Noah Strickler will be singing a children's duet. Diane Palmer of the Freeport area will be signing the cantata. Technical sound director will be Melvin Allen. Production director will be Kay Cochenour. Tom Porter will be video taping the performance. Voice overs was enacted by Jim McConnell. The choir is a group effort made up of talented people in the community. Everyone is invited to join the journey of the three wise men to this sacred event. Refreshments will be served following the cantata.

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Two Vehicle Accident Off U.S. 22

Two Vehicle Accident Off U.S. 22

HARRISON COUNTY - A two vehicle accident just off the intersection of Harrison 13 and 5 involving a utility truck and a Chevy Cobalt LT resulted in significant damage to the Chevy but only minor damage to the truck's bumper. Three teenagers were in the white Chevy as it tried passing the utility truck on the right side as the truck was attempting to turn right with its right blinker on. The female driver of the Chevy was seen taken on a stretcher into an ambulance as a precaution, but later walked away only shaken up. The other two passengers appeared to be unhurt. Ohio State Patrol stated the driver of the Chevy felt the truck was traveling too slow and did not see his blinker on. The truck driver said vehicles usually ride right up on his bumper as was the case this time. He said that she was so close to him he only saw her mirrors and did not see her attempt to pass until it was too late. The truck's left bumper sustained very minor damage but the Chevy had its driver's side window had shattered and the front sustained damage. Rescue units from Hopedale, Unionport, Cadiz and Harrison County EMS were on the scene.

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Dorothy May Gardner

Dorothy May Gardner

Dorothy May Gardner, age 88, of Tippecanoe went home to be with the Lord at 10:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 05, 2016 in Union Hospital, Dover, Tuscarawas County, Ohio after a short illness. Dorothy was born Oct. 18, 1928 to the late Roy Phillips and Edith Peters Phillips. She graduated from Freeport High School in 1946 and had some college classes. Dorothy worked in customer service for the Freeport Press for 26 years and directed the West Chester Senior Center for 19 years. She was a member of the Freeport Eastern Star, where she played the organ for many years. She was also a very faithful member of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church where she also played the piano, member of the former Lakeland Band Boosters, a member of Grange for many years, was a lay speaker and enjoyed the beach at Ocean Isle, North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Gardner on Oct. 1, 1992 and a son Phil Gardner on Nov. 7, 2015. She is survived by two sons and a daughter: Gary Gardner of Barberton; Sue Gardner of Tippecanoe; and Duane Garabrandt of Stonecreek; a daughter-in-law Barbara Gardner of Uhrichsville; five grandchildren: Shannon (Ryan) Tarbert, Bryan (Lindsay) Gardner, Tara Gardner, Herbie (Rhonda) Garabrandt, Tonya (Jim) Wallick and eleven great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Koch Funeral Home, Freeport, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Mt. Carmel Church with Pastor Sandra Cappel officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in Dorothy’s memory to Mt. Carmel Church. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website – www.kochfuneralhome.net

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Custer Celebrates 177th Birthday On Dec. 10

Custer Celebrates 177th Birthday On Dec. 10

NEW RUMLEY - The Custer Memorial Association will be observing General George A. Custer’s 177th birthday on Dec. 10.  The evening will start with the family style dinner meal served at 5:30pm at the New Rumley United Methodist Church. Dinner music as always performed by our own Herman Neimayer. After the dinner and birthday wishes, we will be awarding certificates to our Golden Sponsors and drawing winning tickets for donated gifts from local merchants. We will also be having our 50/50 drawing. The guests will then break and move across the street to the Custer Museum and Center where General Custer (aka Rick Williams) will introduce our guest, General William T. Sherman (aka Chris Gunvalsen). The two generals will then sit down and discuss the events of the late 1860’s and 1870’s leading up to the Battle of Little Bighorn. When Ulysses Grant assumed the U.S. presidency in 1869, Sherman succeeded him as Commanding General of the Army in which capacity he served from 1869 until 1883. As such, he was responsible for the U.S. Army's engagement in the Indian Wars over the next 15 years, in the western United States. Chris Gunvalsen began his interest in the Civil War when his family took a trip to Gettysburg in 1964.  He was in the fourth grade and America was observing the 100th anniversary of the War Between the States. Standing on that pivotal battlefield, he was hooked.  As he grew up, he read every history book the local library had to offer, learning everything he could about the people and events of the war. He put his passion and knowledge of the Civil War to use as a re-enactor, helping bring history to life. Gunvalsen has re-enacted in Washington D.C., retraced the steps of Morgan’s Raiders, at Gettysburg and in Virginia.  He started out portraying General Grant, but people kept telling him he looked more like Sherman. So, he studied the Union commander best-known for his “March to the Sea” from Atlanta to Savanna, Georgia, in 1864.  It wasn’t a difficult stretch, Gunvalsen said, because Grant and Sherman were close friends. The two native Ohioans complemented one another. Gunvalsen said the big difference in portraying Grant and Sherman is that Grant was relatively quiet, while Sherman was more animated -- a lively talker who claimed to know 2,000 fellow officers by name.      After the program, we will have our annual auction of Custer and Civil War items of interest.  As of now, we have many items that were duplicates of items in the museum that will be available for bid along with Civil War books and other items that have been donated for the auction. Cost of the evening is $15  per person. Reservations may be made by calling Dave Rose at 740-945-3744, or sending response to Custer Memorial Association, PO Box 111, Jewett, OH  43986.  Tickets will also be available at Neimayer’s Pharmacy in Scio. Reservations need to be in by Dec. 3.   This should be an informative evening with something for everyone.

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DeWine Warns Of Holiday Scams

DeWine Warns Of Holiday Scams

Signs of a possible scam include: * Requests for payment using money-transfer services, prepaid cards, or gift cards. * Receiving a check and being told to send a portion of the money elsewhere. * Pressure to act immediately. * Having to pay to secure a loan, grant, or prize. * Winning a contest you never entered. * Requests to send money out of the country. * No written information or contact information. * Unexpected, threatening calls. Attorney General DeWine also encouraged consumers to take steps to avoid identity theft during the holidays. Victims of identity theft may not discover the problem for months (or even years) after their information is stolen. Consumers can help protect themselves by guarding their personal information, regularly checking their bank accounts, and reviewing their credit reports.

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Thomas Franklin Smith

Thomas Franklin Smith

Thomas Franklin Smith, 76, of New Athens, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 at Liza's Place in Wheeling, W.Va., with his family at his side. He was born Dec. 15, 1939 in Bridgeport, Ohio, a son of the late Clarence W. and Helen M. Britton Smith. Tom "Smitty" occupations throughout his years displayed his love of automobiles.  He started his young career working at Long's AMACO in Martins Ferry, Ohio. He retired from the Ohio State Highway Patrol as a trooper in 1991. He later worked at Modern Auto Parts in Cadiz, where he retired in 2010. He spent his retirement enjoying  many adventures with his loving wife, children, and grandchildren whom he loved deeply. He spent endless hours with his friend Dave Owen who was able to bring Tom's music talents of playing the guitar and singing to life. Tom also spent many hours with his friend John Weigand who shared his love of auto restoration.  He also remained friends with his childhood friends he called "The West End Gang".  They met annually to share memories of years past. He and his wife were blessed to have spent five winters in Lake Havasu City, Arizona as snow birds enjoying the awesome warm weather, family visitors and many grand adventures in and around the Arizona area, where every day is a "Car Show".  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister Nancy Ikey, brother-in-law Charles Ikey, brother-in-law Ken N. Ward and in-laws George and Ruth Ward.  Surviving are his loving wife of 58 years, who was his high school sweetheart, Diane Ward Smith; son Thomas F. Smith, Jr. (Beth Bailey) of Massillon, Ohio, daughter, Debra S. (Robert) Butler of New Athens, son, David L. (Carol) Smith of Smithville, Ohio; six grandchildren: Joshua and  Zachary Butler (Jen Garvin), Thomas, III, and Jonathan Smith, Matthew and Stephanie Smith; two great grandchildren, Eva and Thomas F. Smith;, IV;  two brothers, James (Constance) Smith of Byesville and Richard (Joyce) Smith of North Wheeling, W.Va.; several nieces and nephews and family friends, Jul Smith and Terry Regula. No services will be held per the request of the family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Athens Volunteer Fire Department, Box 65, New Athens, OH 43981.  Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit This Saturday

HOPEDALE - The Hopedale Social Hall is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the family of the beloved Jimmy Ward who recently passed away. The date is Saturday, Dec. 3, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Adults are $10 and kids $5 with three year-olds and under free. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, roll, drink and dessert. There will be a Chinese auction and a 50/50 raffle. To purchase tickets, please contact: Julie Toker (740-491-1326; Elisha Citro (330-8279900); Julie Byers (740-491-6001); Shannon Pelegreen (740-457-7509); Kim Kelley (740-946-7851); Rachel Hupp (740-946-0128).

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Thomas P. McDannels

Thomas P. McDannels

Thomas P. McDannels 71 of East Springfield, Ohio passed away Dec. 1, 2016 at his daughter’s home. He was retired from Weirton Steel and Dover Chemical Corp. Tom was a Veteran of the US Air Force serving in Vietnam and was Methodist by faith. Tom was born March 22, 1945 in Elkins, WV a son of Kathleen (Louk) McDannels of Bloomingdale, Ohio and the late Roy McDannels. In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue (Fisher) McDannels and son, Jeff McDannels. He is survived by his daughter, Leslie (Mark) Dulkoski of Hopedale, Ohio and son, Brian Hepner of Templton, CA; two sisters, Shirley Miser and Margaret (David) Cline both of Bloomingdale; grandchildren, Chrissy and Corey Hepner, Mark (Tanile) Dulkoski, Logan (Julianna) Dulkoski, Shane McDannels; great-grandchildren, Mercedes and Bentley Dulkoski, Cameron. Friends will be received at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 110 West Main St., Richmond on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. where Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Gaston officiating. Burial will follow at Centre Unity Cemetery with Military Honors.

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