Edmond Crabtree

Edmond Crabtree

Edmond Wayne Crabtree, age 76, of Freeport, died unexpectedly at 8:26 p.m. at home surrounded by his family on Friday, May 27, 2022.He was born on June 1, 1945, in Twin City Hospital, Dennison, Ohio to the late John Paul Crabtree and Hazel Lucille Simpson Crabtree.He...
Lawrence Westfall

Lawrence Westfall

Lawrence Raymond Westfall, 79, died unexpectedly on May 29, 2022, at the Trinity Medical Center West in Steubenville, Ohio. He was born on Nov. 15, 1942, in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late Lawrence and Margaret Grim Westfall.Lawrence graduated from Jefferson...
Thomas “Tom” Richard Fife

Thomas “Tom” Richard Fife

Thomas, “Tom” Richard Fife, age 76, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022. His son James and daughter-in-law Amber kept their promise and lovingly cared for him at their home near Cadiz for the past two and a half years.Born on Feb. 21, 1946, in Wheeling,...
Fred Pfouts

Fred Pfouts

Fred Eugene Pfouts, age 87, formerly of Scio and Brewster, passed away Friday, May 20, 2022, at the Danbury Assisted Living in Massillon, surrounded by his loving family. Born on Dec. 17, 1934, in Scio, he was a son of the late George Pfouts and Esther Ault Pfouts...
Lena Mason

Lena Mason

Heaven received a beautiful soul on May 20, 2022: Lena Nicole Mason. Lena was born on Nov. 5, 1980, at the Bellaire Hospital in Bellaire. She is the daughter of Candy L. Mason of Cadiz, Ohio, and the late Donald W. Brown. Lena graduated in the top 10 of her class at...

John Godman

John Allen Godman, age 73, of Scio, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. Born March 29, 1949, in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late John Godman, Sr and Gertrude Godman Bethel. John honorably served his country in the U.S. Army. He...
Look at the Past 5/7/22

Look at the Past 5/7/22

Beech Point SchoolBy Susan Adams Beech Point School in Athens Township was located at the top of a hill on State Route 9, two miles east of New Athens. General George Custer taught here before going to West Point (Custer graduated from Hopedale College). Other...
Harrison boys take on Gloria Dawes Invite

Harrison boys take on Gloria Dawes Invite

BY ED BANKSHarrison News-Herald Sports Writer MORRISTOWN — Last Friday, the Harrison Central boys’ varsity track team was in Morristown to take part in the 2022 Gloria Dawes Invitational Track Meet. The meet featured 12 schools in the field of competition....

Correspondence 5/7/22

BOWERSTONBy Mary Anna Cotter Congratulations to Nolan Caldwell, who was chosen to the first-team All-Conference bowling team and first-team Stark County league for bowling. He is the son of the Ryan Caldwells and grandson of the Dan Chews.  Congratulations to Jim...
Bobcats down Huskies for 4A title

Bobcats down Huskies for 4A title

BY D.J. WATSONHarrison News-Herald Sports Writer RICHMOND — The Cambridge Bobcats and Harrison Central Huskies took the field at Edison High School’s new athletic complex last Friday night in Jefferson County, with the OVAC 4A Championship trophy up for grabs....
Belmont-Harrison VSD earns Auditor’s Award

Belmont-Harrison VSD earns Auditor’s Award

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — A recent financial audit of the Belmont-Harrison Vocational School District by the Auditor of State Keith Faber’s office earned an Auditor’s Award for good record keeping. “This award honors the hard work school district officials...
Ralph Brill

Ralph Brill

Ralph Russell Brill, age 83, of Freeport, died peacefully at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, May 8, 2022 in his home surrounded by family. He was born July 27, 1938 in Barnesville, Ohio, to the late Charles Edward Brill and Mildred Ann Bailey Brill. Ralph attended school at...
James C. Stephenson

James C. Stephenson

James C. Stephenson, 92, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, died at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, May 03, 2022, in the Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia.He was born Monday, Nov. 18, 1929 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Larry Edwin Stephenson and...

William Haney

William Lewis Haney, age 76, of Scio, died on May 4, 2022 at his home.Born Jan. 1, 1946 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, he was a son of the late Harry Leroy Haney Sr. and Dorothy Evans Haney. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1987 at the rank of Sergeant First Class.William...

CV names new girls’ basketball coach

BOWERSTON — Joe Stephens was recently approved as the next Conotton Valley head girls basketball coach. Stephens graduated from Malvern High School and has a bachelor’s degree from Malone University. He has been married to his lovely wife, Michelle, for over 30...

4/30 Correspondence

BOWERSTONBy Mary Anna Cotter Conotton Valley baseball team beat Newcomerstown 11–7 and Hiland 13–2. They lost to Cameron in the OVAC tournament. The softball team beat Newcomerstown 8-1 and Hiland 19-6. Congratulations on a fine season. Zac Putnam, Evan Siedel, Ethan...
Shirley Dunlap

Shirley Dunlap

Shirley Ann Dunlap, age 87, of 78621 Hamilton Ridge Road in Freeport, Ohio, died peacefully at 3:33 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2022 in Trinity West Hospital in Steubenville, Ohio.Shirley was born on Feb. 20, 1935 in Morristown, Ohio, a daughter of the late Charles Herman...
Joey Ledger

Joey Ledger

Joseph E. “Joey” Ledger, 58, of Cadiz, passed away unexpectedly while at work on Monday, May 2, 2022. Joey was born on Feb. 23, 1964 in Dennison, Ohio, a son of Wanda Turner Ledger of Cadiz and the late Charles “Bud” Ledger. Joey was a graduate...

Adena baker making ‘killer’ cakes

BY JULIE MARSHALLHarrison News-Herald Staff Writer Melissa Simeral, the self-taught cake artist and owner of 3-D Cakery, designs custom cakes and sweets at her bakery in the Adena–Harrisville area. She started 12 years ago decorating goodies for her friends, family,...

Grace Erwin

Grace Harris Erwin, 74, Madison, Ohio passed away on April 28, 2022, in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, after a long illness. Grace was born on June 15, 1947, in Wheeling, West Virginia, the only daughter to Harley Harris and Erca Phillips Harris Wrightson. She grew up in...
George Blake Henderson

George Blake Henderson

December 29, 1939 — April 9, 2022 George B. Henderson, age 82, of Wildwood, Missouri passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2022, peacefully at home surrounded by his family.Formerly of New Athens, Ohio, George was born on Dec. 29, 1939 to Thomas Blake and Mary Alice...
Richard Bolitho

Richard Bolitho

Richard L. Bolitho, 75, of Cadiz, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the home of his niece, Amy, in Richmond, Ohio. Richard was born on Aug. 31, 1946 in Steubenville, Ohio, a son of the late Harvey and Mary P. Zeyer Bolitho. Richard was a member of the St....
Martha Arline Firm

Martha Arline Firm

Martha Arline Firm, 87, died Monday, April 11, 2022, peacefully at her home in Campbell, Ohio.Mrs. Firm was born on Oct. 24, 1934 at her grandparents’ home in Laings, Ohio. She is the daughter of Azel and Ruth Norris.She was a 1952 graduate of Jefferson Union...
Forrest Tanner Sr.

Forrest Tanner Sr.

Forrest Tanner Sr. (“Foss”), age 74, of Harrisville, Ohio, formerly a long-time resident of Scio, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly at home on April 8, 2022. Forrest was married to his high school sweetheart, the late Theresa Tanner, on Feb. 7, 1970. The...
Alma Faye Luyster Brill

Alma Faye Luyster Brill

Alma Faye Luyster Brill, age 83, of 78700 Riggs Hollow Road, Tippecanoe and 107 North High Street, Freeport died at home at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2022. Born Oct. 19, 1938 at her Riggs Hollow Road, Tippecanoe residence, she was a daughter of the late James Earl...

Beth Borsos

Beth A. (Dorrance) Borsos, 66, of Adena, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in the emergency room at Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia.  She was born March 7, 1956 in Wheeling, West Virginia, a daughter of the late E. Ralph and Florence...
Carolyn Davia

Carolyn Davia

Carolyn Lou Morrison Davia, 84, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 4, 2022. She was born on April 19, 1937 in Duncanwood, Ohio to the late Oliver and Toots (Lena) Morrison. She was a devoted member of the Springdale Friends Church and a retired cook for...