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ResponsibleOhio submits 95,000 more signatures

ResponsibleOhio submits 95,000 more signatures

COLUMBUS – ResponsibleOhio today delivered 95,572 supplemental signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in November. ResponsibleOhio also turned in 27,585 voter registrations. In June, ResponsibleOhio turned in over 695,000 signatures, but fell just short of the number of valid signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. ResponsibleOhio was then given 10 days to collect an extra 30,000 valid signatures. “The enthusiastic and overwhelming response we’ve received from hundreds of thousands of voters across the state has shown us one thing–it’s time for marijuana legalization in Ohio,” said ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James. “Despite some politicians’ games, we look forward to presenting to voters our comprehensive plan to tax, regulate and make marijuana safe in our state. We’re confident that in November, voters will repeal failed marijuana prohibition in our state once and for all.” ResponsibleOhio still plans to pursue legal challenges to protest the 40,000 signatures that were not counted and 20,000 signatures that were improperly invalidated by the Secretary of State’s Office during the initial petition filing. Husted Names Special Investigator for ResponsibleOhio Petitions, Subpoenas Records COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today named David Bowers to serve as a special investigator to review discrepancies in the petitions submitted by ResponsibleOhio in their effort to place a constitutional amendment before voters this fall. “As with every possible case of election fraud, it is my responsibility to investigate and hold accountable anyone who may have cheapened the voice of all Ohioans by cheating the system,” said Husted. “I have long stated that voter fraud is rare, but it happens; and when it does, we will call out the guilty parties and hold them accountable.” Significant disparities remain between the number of petitions and signatures ResponsibleOhio claimed to have collected and the number the group actually submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office. There are also discrepancies between the hard-copy petitions and what should have been identical electronic copies of those petitions. Such discrepancies, if the product of fraud, are subject to criminal penalties up to a fifth degree felony. Secretary Husted will also exercise his authority under section 3501.05 of the Ohio Revised Code to subpoena Ian James and any relevant records in the possession of ResponsibleOhio and The Strategy Network to aid in the investigation. David Bowers, Esq. is the principle at the Law Offices of David Bowers in Lima, Ohio. He is the former Prosecutor of Allen County where he was the longest-serving county prosecutor in Ohio at the time after 28 years of service. During his service, he maintained a conviction rate in excess of 90 percent in criminal prosecutions. Last month, Secretary Husted issued a warning to ResponsibleOhio when it was discovered by county boards of elections that The Strategy Network, the organization managing ResponsibleOhio’s petition drive, was submitting an alarming number of fraudulent voter registration forms. “Fraud and sloppiness have more in common than being the devastating cause of undermining voter confidence, they are illegal and will not be tolerated by my office,” added Husted.

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Fire demolishes house off Ohio 9

Fire demolishes house off Ohio 9

BELMONT COUNTY – A house fire that began in the late morning on Tuesday wasn’t done fighting until late in the afternoon as approximately 10 volunteer fire departments and a host of water tank departments were on the scene. Thick smoke dominated the scene for nearly an hour when flames began shooting out the sides of the house where it eventually engulfed the roof. The sides of the house finally collapsed onto itself and was a total loss. Firefighters had to abandoned the inside as the heat became too intense, according to Capt. Preston Eberhart of the Flushing Volunteer Fire Department. The house was located on Unity Road just off Ohio 9 near the county lines of Belmont and Harrison. Further details and the full story will be published in the Harrison News-Herald paper, which can be found on Friday at the office.

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Afternoon crash kills driver

Afternoon crash kills driver

SCIO – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is currently investigating a one vehicle crash that occurred on July 20, 2015 at 12:05 p.m. on U.S. 250, Stock Township, Harrison County. Edward F. Johnson, age 78, of 86512 North Bay Road, Scio, Ohio was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu west on U.S. 250 near milepost 11. The Johnson vehicle drove off the left side of the roadway striking the guardrail before driving off the right side of the roadway striking a ditch. The driver was transported to Harrison Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Preliminary investigation shows the crash occurred due to a medical condition. The crash remains under investigation.

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Marathon Oil purchases MarkWest Energy

Marathon Oil purchases MarkWest Energy

CADIZ – This past week it was announced that Marathon Oil (MPLX) had entered into an agreement to purchase MarkWest Energy for $20 billion, $15.63 after incurring $4.2 billion of debt. Local officials don’t know a whole lot at this point but what they’ve heard hasn’t caused any concerns for local business as a Jamal Kheiry, spokesperson for MPLX said it was basically business as usual for now, though the agreement won’t be finalized until later in the year. “There is only speculation but everything we’ve read in the papers is it’s a good acquisition,” Nick Homrighausen, economic development director for Harrison County said. “And there is no mention of any job reductions. All it does is free up capital for most companies to keep expanding, that’s it.” He added that there was no reason to believe that it wasn’t business as usual. Read the full article in our July 18 edition now available in our office at 144 South Main Street in Cadiz.

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Local unions hold rally in Cadiz

Local unions hold rally in Cadiz

CADIZ – Oil and gas jobs that are not going to enough locals from the Ohio Valley have reached demonstration proportions. Thursday, numerous union workers representing pipe fitters, electricians and many other skilled workers rallied to Cadiz with signs reading, “Demand local jobs for local workers” and “Build here, hire here.” Many locals feel there have been too many from not only out-of-state hired to come in and build and operate these plants but also from other countries and they have decided to do something about it. Read the full story in our July 18 edition now available in our office.  

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Anna Yvonne Wheeler

Anna Yvonne Wheeler

Anna Yvonne Wheeler, 69 of Columbus, formerly of Cadiz, died Friday, July 24, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was born March 3, 1946 in Martins Ferry, Ohio a daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Laura K. Miller Wheeler. She was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church in Cadiz and St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Columbus. A retired schoolteacher having taught in the Columbus Public Schools, she was a member of the National Association of Black School Educators; the Ohio State University Black Alumni Association and served in the U.S. National Guard during Vietnam Era. She is survived by a son, Christopher (Theresa) Wheeler of Hudson, New York; her brothers: Lawrence U. “Monty” (Hope) Wheeler and Howard G. (Cheryl) Wheeler all of Columbus; three grandchildren: Tyler, Noah and Emma; and her Aunt, Dorothy Goggins of Columbus, Ohio. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Aug. 2 from 7-9 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio. Funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church, 300 East Market Street, Cadiz, with Rev. William Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James A.M.E. Church, c/o Treasurer Viva Jackson, 79801 Jackson Rd., Cadiz, Ohio, 43907 The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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ResponsibleOhio submits 95,000 more signatures

ResponsibleOhio submits 95,000 more signatures

COLUMBUS – ResponsibleOhio today delivered 95,572 supplemental signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in November. ResponsibleOhio also turned in 27,585 voter registrations. In June, ResponsibleOhio turned in over 695,000 signatures, but fell just short of the number of valid signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. ResponsibleOhio was then given 10 days to collect an extra 30,000 valid signatures. “The enthusiastic and overwhelming response we’ve received from hundreds of thousands of voters across the state has shown us one thing–it’s time for marijuana legalization in Ohio,” said ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James. “Despite some politicians’ games, we look forward to presenting to voters our comprehensive plan to tax, regulate and make marijuana safe in our state. We’re confident that in November, voters will repeal failed marijuana prohibition in our state once and for all.” ResponsibleOhio still plans to pursue legal challenges to protest the 40,000 signatures that were not counted and 20,000 signatures that were improperly invalidated by the Secretary of State’s Office during the initial petition filing. Husted Names Special Investigator for ResponsibleOhio Petitions, Subpoenas Records COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today named David Bowers to serve as a special investigator to review discrepancies in the petitions submitted by ResponsibleOhio in their effort to place a constitutional amendment before voters this fall. “As with every possible case of election fraud, it is my responsibility to investigate and hold accountable anyone who may have cheapened the voice of all Ohioans by cheating the system,” said Husted. “I have long stated that voter fraud is rare, but it happens; and when it does, we will call out the guilty parties and hold them accountable.” Significant disparities remain between the number of petitions and signatures ResponsibleOhio claimed to have collected and the number the group actually submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office. There are also discrepancies between the hard-copy petitions and what should have been identical electronic copies of those petitions. Such discrepancies, if the product of fraud, are subject to criminal penalties up to a fifth degree felony. Secretary Husted will also exercise his authority under section 3501.05 of the Ohio Revised Code to subpoena Ian James and any relevant records in the possession of ResponsibleOhio and The Strategy Network to aid in the investigation. David Bowers, Esq. is the principle at the Law Offices of David Bowers in Lima, Ohio. He is the former Prosecutor of Allen County where he was the longest-serving county prosecutor in Ohio at the time after 28 years of service. During his service, he maintained a conviction rate in excess of 90 percent in criminal prosecutions. Last month, Secretary Husted issued a warning to ResponsibleOhio when it was discovered by county boards of elections that The Strategy Network, the organization managing ResponsibleOhio’s petition drive, was submitting an alarming number of fraudulent voter registration forms. “Fraud and sloppiness have more in common than being the devastating cause of undermining voter confidence, they are illegal and will not be tolerated by my office,” added Husted.

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ONGOING EVENTS BRAIN INJURY Support Group, B.I.G. Support, Puskarich Library Cadiz, second Wednesday of the month 6-8 p.m. For more information contact Becky at btbcopperclad@yahoo.com or Tish at (740) 695-5161. AL-NON MEETINGS, Freeport Methodist Church, Fridays, 7 p.m. and Thursdays, 8 p.m. Cadiz Presbyterian Church. UNIONPORT MUSEUM open the first and third Sundays monthly from 1-4 p.m. (in the old Unionport School, Wayne Township Community Center), the public is cordially invited to stop in and look around. FRANKLIN MUSEUM members meet the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the museum. T.O.P.S. 1844 Flushing, meet Mondays, weigh in 9-10 a.m. Meeting 10-11 a.m. For information contact Linda Spano at (740) 968-1367. TOPS CLUB Meeting, every Thursday, 4-6 p.m. at 600 Countryside Lane. For more information call (740) 942-3220. SCIO FOOD Pantry hours are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. We give out food from 10 a.m. to Noon and from 4 to 6 p.m. for those who need help with food. PINE VALLEY Sportsman’s Club Shoot every Sunday, 9 a.m. at the club. Sign up is 8:30 a.m. Public welcome. HARRISON COUNTY Military Support Group will meet the third Tuesday of every month at the Cadiz Fire House at 6 p.m. TOPS CLUB Meetings at Faith Community Chapel in Leesville. Every Monday are weigh ins at 4:45 p.m. and meetings are at 5:30 p.m. For more info call (740) 269-1238 or (740) 269-9283. THE HARRISON County Agricultural Society will hold their monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Coal Room in the Government Center until April when they will be held at the fairgrounds during warm weather months. SCIO LEGION Post #482 now has karaoke the first and third Friday of the month with Jeff Drown from 9 p.m. – 1 a.m., beginning Jan. 16. They invite everyone to come and have a good time! HARRISON COUNTY Veterans Service will hold their meetings the first Monday of the month at 4 p.m. in the Harrison County Veterans Service Office, Courthouse. GABLE’S CARE Center in Hopedale at 351 Lahm Drive a free concert series every Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. until July 8. For more info call (740) 937-2900.   THIS WEEK ATWOOD LAKE Area Community Flea Market at Warren Twp. Community Center, 3986 New Cumberland Rd. NE Mineral City, Ohio 44656. Corner of State Rt. 212 and New Cumberland Rd. (1 mile from Atwood Lake Dam) on June 20 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food and Restrooms. Vendors Welcome. $10 per spot, $5 per table. All proceeds benefit the community center programs! Contact Portia King at (330) 365-9240 or (330) 602-9564 to reserve your spot or for more information! FREE DINNER June 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Freeport United Methodist Church (222 High Street, Freeport, Ohio). There is open to the public. Menu: Creamed chicken sandwiches, Sloppy Joes, hot dogs and coney dogs, macaroni & cheese, green beans, strawberry shortcake, desserts and drinks.   UPCOMING EVENTS CADIZ BIDDY Cheerleading sign ups for girls third through sixth grade on June 27 from 10 a.m. to Noon and July 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Puskarich Public Library. There is a $35 nonrefundable fee. BENEFIT TO Bless Melissa Britton on June 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Somerton Fire hall. $10 per person. Dinner will be choice of hamburger, Italian sausage or: two hot dogs, two sides, dessert and drink. There will be a concession stand available during the auction and that auction starts at 4:30 p.m. Live auction, Chinese auction, 50/50, beef raffle. Benefit held to benefit Melissa Britton, who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her husband was on the miners permanently laid off from the Century Mine. They will lose their medical insurance at the end of June. Melissa is married to Chad Britton and they have three children – Nichole and Jennifer Farson and Jonothan Carpenter. Fourth annual classic car, truck and motorcycle show at Gable’s Care Center at 351 Lahm Drive, Hopedale on July 26 from 1 to 5 p.m. For more info call and ask for Pam Wood at (740) 937-2900.

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ResponsibleOhio submits 95,000 more signatures

ResponsibleOhio submits 95,000 more signatures

COLUMBUS – ResponsibleOhio today delivered 95,572 supplemental signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office to put marijuana legalization on the ballot in November. ResponsibleOhio also turned in 27,585 voter registrations. In June, ResponsibleOhio turned in over 695,000 signatures, but fell just short of the number of valid signatures needed to qualify for the ballot. ResponsibleOhio was then given 10 days to collect an extra 30,000 valid signatures. “The enthusiastic and overwhelming response we’ve received from hundreds of thousands of voters across the state has shown us one thing–it’s time for marijuana legalization in Ohio,” said ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James. “Despite some politicians’ games, we look forward to presenting to voters our comprehensive plan to tax, regulate and make marijuana safe in our state. We’re confident that in November, voters will repeal failed marijuana prohibition in our state once and for all.” ResponsibleOhio still plans to pursue legal challenges to protest the 40,000 signatures that were not counted and 20,000 signatures that were improperly invalidated by the Secretary of State’s Office during the initial petition filing. Husted Names Special Investigator for ResponsibleOhio Petitions, Subpoenas Records COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today named David Bowers to serve as a special investigator to review discrepancies in the petitions submitted by ResponsibleOhio in their effort to place a constitutional amendment before voters this fall. “As with every possible case of election fraud, it is my responsibility to investigate and hold accountable anyone who may have cheapened the voice of all Ohioans by cheating the system,” said Husted. “I have long stated that voter fraud is rare, but it happens; and when it does, we will call out the guilty parties and hold them accountable.” Significant disparities remain between the number of petitions and signatures ResponsibleOhio claimed to have collected and the number the group actually submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office. There are also discrepancies between the hard-copy petitions and what should have been identical electronic copies of those petitions. Such discrepancies, if the product of fraud, are subject to criminal penalties up to a fifth degree felony. Secretary Husted will also exercise his authority under section 3501.05 of the Ohio Revised Code to subpoena Ian James and any relevant records in the possession of ResponsibleOhio and The Strategy Network to aid in the investigation. David Bowers, Esq. is the principle at the Law Offices of David Bowers in Lima, Ohio. He is the former Prosecutor of Allen County where he was the longest-serving county prosecutor in Ohio at the time after 28 years of service. During his service, he maintained a conviction rate in excess of 90 percent in criminal prosecutions. Last month, Secretary Husted issued a warning to ResponsibleOhio when it was discovered by county boards of elections that The Strategy Network, the organization managing ResponsibleOhio’s petition drive, was submitting an alarming number of fraudulent voter registration forms. “Fraud and sloppiness have more in common than being the devastating cause of undermining voter confidence, they are illegal and will not be tolerated by my office,” added Husted.

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Anna Yvonne Wheeler

Anna Yvonne Wheeler

Anna Yvonne Wheeler, 69 of Columbus, formerly of Cadiz, died Friday, July 24, at the Kobacker House in Columbus, Ohio. She was born March 3, 1946 in Martins Ferry, Ohio a daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Laura K. Miller Wheeler. She was a member of St. James A.M.E. Church in Cadiz and St. Paul A.M.E. Church in Columbus. A retired schoolteacher having taught in the Columbus Public Schools, she was a member of the National Association of Black School Educators; the Ohio State University Black Alumni Association and served in the U.S. National Guard during Vietnam Era. She is survived by a son, Christopher (Theresa) Wheeler of Hudson, New York; her brothers: Lawrence U. “Monty” (Hope) Wheeler and Howard G. (Cheryl) Wheeler all of Columbus; three grandchildren: Tyler, Noah and Emma; and her Aunt, Dorothy Goggins of Columbus, Ohio. Calling hours will be held Sunday, Aug. 2 from 7-9 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio. Funeral service will be held Monday, Aug. 3 at 1 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church, 300 East Market Street, Cadiz, with Rev. William Lewis officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. James A.M.E. Church, c/o Treasurer Viva Jackson, 79801 Jackson Rd., Cadiz, Ohio, 43907 The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Sandra Warrington

Sandra Warrington

Sandra S. Warrington, 65 of Cadiz, died Sunday, July 26, at the Carriage Inn of Cadiz. She was born Aug. 31, 1949 in Martins Ferry, Ohio a daughter of the late Harry B. “Doc” and Doris Mitchell Cochran. She was retired from housekeeping at Harrison Community Hospital, a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cadiz and enjoyed watching horse shows. She is survived by three sons: Michael Warrington of Orrville, Troy Warrington of Cadiz and Brian (Rhonda) Warrington of Barnesville; six grandchildren: Hannah, Luke, Gage, Connor, Jarrett and Zayden; a brother, Jerry (Leslie) Cochran of Cadiz; three sisters: Jamie (David) Baker, Pam (Rick) Rusen and Brenda (Butch) Carter all of Cadiz and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4-8 at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Hooker officiating. Burial will follow at Cadiz Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Frances L. Thompson

Frances L. Thompson

Frances L. Thompson, age 82, of Cadiz, formerly of Scio, passed away Wednesday, July 22, at Trinity Medical Center West, Steubenville after a brief illness. Born December 30, 1932 at home in German Township, Harrison County, she was a daughter of the late David and Lola Wagner White. Frances worked at the Scio Pottery and was a member of the Scio VFD Auxiliary. But what she loved most was her family. She enjoyed playing cards with her sisters and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Thompson, a bother Dean White, sister’s Mildred Hemmelapck and Dorothy Lenkey and a grandson Aaron Thompson. Surviving are sons Ronald (Dot) Thompson and Larry (Lori) Thompson both of Cadiz, a brother Don (Mary) White, sisters Faye (Fuzz) McAfee, Jean (Ginger) Howell and Joann (Ed) McAfee, four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A graveside memorial service will be held at Grandview Cemetery, Scio at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Scio VFD Auxiliary, c/o Mary Jane Veach, 89575 Cemetery Rd., Scio, Ohio, 43988. Koch Funeral Home, Scio has been entrusted with her arrangements. www.kochfuneral.com

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Rev. William H. Hudson

Rev. William H. Hudson

Rev. William H. Hudson, Hermitage, Pa., formerly of Cadiz, Ohio, passed away following an extended illness at 1:25 p.m., July 20, in the Hospital of Sharon Regional Health System after a battle with dementia and ALS. He was 75. William was born Oct. 10, 1939 in Sharon the son of William Albert and Margaret Barron Hudson. He was raised in the Patagonia area of Hermitage and graduated from Hickory High School. He matriculated to Westminster College where he earned his Bachelor Degree. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity. He later returned to the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and earned his Doctorate of Ministry. He served for ten years as an associate pastor at Hill United Presbyterian Church, Butler, Pa. He then served for 27 years as pastor at Cadiz United Presbyterian Church, Cadiz, Ohio. He was the moderator of both the Beaver/Butler Presbytery and upper Ohio Valley Presbytery. After his retirement on May 1, 2005, he moved back home to Hermitage where he participated in Life of First Presbyterian Church, Sharon. Bill was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed playing baseball and golf and attending his sons and grandchildren’s ballgames. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Betty (Carnahan) Hudson and their three sons, Robert Hudson and his wife Nickie, John Hudson, and David Hudson and his wife Averi, a sister, Judy Anzalone and her husband Albert, three brothers, Tom Hudson and his wife Pam, Dick Hudson and his wife Brenda, and Jack Hudson, his six grandchildren, Sarah and Jacob Hudson, and Molly, Riley, Emily, and Jack Hudson. Bill also leaves behind a nephew Christopher Papa and his wife Joanna, and two nieces, Jessica Papa and Katherine Crowley and her husband Michael. Calling hours: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 23, in the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon, Pa. Services are 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, in First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State St., Sharon, Pa., with the Rev. Dr. Glenn M. Hink, pastor officiating. Everyone is asked to go directly to the church. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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Fire demolishes house off Ohio 9

Fire demolishes house off Ohio 9

BELMONT COUNTY – A house fire that began in the late morning on Tuesday wasn’t done fighting until late in the afternoon as approximately 10 volunteer fire departments and a host of water tank departments were on the scene. Thick smoke dominated the scene for nearly an hour when flames began shooting out the sides of the house where it eventually engulfed the roof. The sides of the house finally collapsed onto itself and was a total loss. Firefighters had to abandoned the inside as the heat became too intense, according to Capt. Preston Eberhart of the Flushing Volunteer Fire Department. The house was located on Unity Road just off Ohio 9 near the county lines of Belmont and Harrison. Further details and the full story will be published in the Harrison News-Herald paper, which can be found on Friday at the office.

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Carolyn Addy

Carolyn Addy

Carolyn S. Addy, age 83, of Tappan Lake died Sunday, July 19, at Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia. Born August 28, 1931, in Belmont County, she was a daughter of the late William T. Simpson and Mary Margaret Pollock Simpson. She was a graduate of St. Clairsville High School and Kent State University. She taught elementary school for 27 years at Scio, Cadiz, and Hopedale. She and her husband, Harold, raised beef cattle and sheep on their Stock Township farm for over 50 years. She also served on the Harrison County Board of Elections for over 10 years. Carolyn was a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church, Kent State Alumni Association, Harrison County Farm Bureau, and the Harrison County Retired Teachers Association. She was also a member of the Harrison County Republican Central Committee. Carolyn married Harold Addy on Dec. 6, 1952, and their family included three children, a son Harold E. “Gene” Addy Jr. and his wife, Suneeti, of Cleveland Heights, daughter Martha Shelby and her husband, Steve, of Hamilton; their oldest daughter Sarah Rogers preceded her in death in 2005. Also surviving are grandchildren Amanda and Garrett Shelby of Hamilton; a brother, Richard Simpson of Pickerington; and two sisters, Grace Clements of Encinitas, California, and Mary Jo McCoy, of Tappan Lake. Services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Church, 35500 Cadiz-Dennison Rd., Scio (Tappan Lake). Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Koch Funeral Home in Scio or Saturday at Pleasant Valley Church from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Valley Church c/o Linda Kelley, 87995 Buxton Rd., Scio 43988 or to the Wounded Warrior Project (http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org). Koch, Scio (740) 945-6161 www.kochfuneral.com

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Terry Lee Hodkinson

Terry Lee Hodkinson

Terry Lee Hodkinson, age 56, of 33920 Old Piedmont Road, Flushing died unexpectedly at 10:52 a.m. Monday, July 13, in Trinity West Hospital, Jefferson County, Steubenville, Ohio following surgery. Born December 19, 1958 in Dennison, Ohio, he was a son of Mary Irene Milburn Hodkinson of Flushing and the late Junior Arthur Hodkinson who died Dec. 9, 2007. Terry graduated in 1978 from Ohio School for the Deaf in Columbus. He did some post-high school training at Ohio State University in Columbus. He worked at Nationwide Insurance, Columbus for 10 years. He became employed in 1992 at the Freeport Press in the maintenance department and until a medical disability in 2012 prevented him from working. He was raised on the family farm and enjoyed working on the farm. His passion was keeping the lawn looking like a golf course. Terry loved his family and especially spending time with his nieces and nephews. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two brothers: Tom (Linnah) Hodkinson of Tippecanoe and Mike (Trish Jones) Hodkinson of New Philadelphia; a sister-in-law, Becky (Doug) Koscoe of Houston, Texas; ten nieces and nephews: Kevin (Christina), Dawn (Eric), Jason (Jess), Derick (Megan), Heather (Don), Ashley, Daphne, Julia (Vic), Ben and Ellie; eighteen great-nieces and nephews: Aubree, Waylon, Cameron, Logan, Cody, Breauhnna, Dillon, Cassie, Hailey, Landon, Tyson, Caiden, Jeff, James, Montana, Autumn, Evan and Tammi; and special cousins: Tim and Aaron Willison. In addition to his father, Terry was preceded in death by two brothers: Kevin Jay Hodkinson in 1961 and Frank Arthur Hodkinson in 1985; a sister, Pamela Sue Hodkinson in 2012; and grandparents Frank and Mildred Milburn and Arthur and Grace Hodkinson. Visitation and services were held in Koch Funeral Home, 216 S High Street, Freeport, with Rev. Al Hoder officiating. Burial followed in Greenmont Union Cemetery, Freeport. Memorial contributions may be made in Terry’s memory to the Moorefield Volunteer Fire Department. The family would like to express their thanks to the Trinity West Hospital, physicians, nurses, chaplain and staff. Online condolences may be made on the funeral home’s website.

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William J “Bill” Snodgrass

William J “Bill” Snodgrass

William J. “Bill” Snodgrass, age 84, of Jewett passed away Monday, July 20, in Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz following a lengthy illness. Born February 19, 1931 in Elm Grove, W.Va., he was raised by his late grandparents George Rymer Snodgrass and Orpha Dell Snodgrass on their family farm. At the age of seventeen he was seeking adventure and entered the Army. He served in the Infantry in Korea at the 38th parallel prior to the start of the Korean War in 1948. Then he was shipped to Hawaii where he finished high school. Always wanting to learn, he became a machine gunner and was regularly chosen as the Colonel’s Orderly. When war broke out in 1950 he returned to Korea and was a recipient of the Purple Heart after being wounded in the chest on Hill 268. After recuperating in Japan he returned to Korea and was discharged in 1952. Following his service to his country he started work at Wheeling Steel Coke Plant where he continued studying and received his CC License to work on the mill’s radios. Then he advanced to Mingo Electronic Shop, then Continuous Caster at Wheeling-Pitt in Mingo and finally he was sent to computer school at both GE and Westinghouse in Pittsburgh to learn how to run the computers that run the plant, he retired in 1987. Bill was a member of the Bowerton Baptist Church, United Steel Workers Union Local 1190 in Steubenville and Scio American Legion Post #482. He was a former ham radio operator whose handle was “Chicken Bill.” He and his wife, Donna, enjoyed traveling to Hawaii, the Grand Canyon and toured the entire St. Rt. 1 from Florida to Canada. He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Donna Pfouts Snodgrass, December 5, 2014. Also preceding him were a son James Snodgrass, a daughter Nita Snodgrass and the mother of his children Louella Wetzel Snodgrass. Surviving are children John (Dori) Snodgrass of Tappan, Carolyn Falls of Jewett, and Rita (Paul) Staley and Joseph Snodgrass both of Cadiz; step children Charlie “Chuck” Woods, Diane (Richard) Little, Ronald (Doris) Leggett, David (Trisha) Leggett and Joey (Connie) Leggett; eleven grandchildren; fifteen step grandchildren; six great grandchildren; twelve step great grandchildren and three step great-great grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Gene Keplinger officiating. Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the funeral home. www.kochfuneral.com

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Sharon Elaine Pettay Dowdle

Sharon Elaine Pettay Dowdle

Sharon Elaine Pettay Dowdle, 66, of Cadiz, died July 17, at the Carriage Inn of Cadiz. She was born May 5, 1949 in Wheeling, W.Va., a daughter of the late Kenneth and Ruby Ash Pettay. Sharon was a food service worker at the Carriage Inn of Cadiz and enjoyed playing card and dice games; music and dancing; and having a good time with family and friends. Surviving are her children, Brian and Lisa Dowdle, both of Cadiz; three grandsons, Darrin, Dillon and Austin Whitehurst; five brothers, Thomas Pettay of Reynoldsburg, Ronald Pettay of Cadiz, Dr. Stephen Pettay of Powell, Jeffrey Pettay of Bonham, Texas, and Dr. Mark Pettay of Canal Winchester, Ohio; a sister, LuAnn Weethee of Hilliard, Ohio; and their families. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 27, at 11 a.m. at Cadiz Union Cemetery with Cindy Pettay officiating. Online condolences may be made at www.clark-kirkland.com.

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