Adena veteran speaks at Legion’s Memorial Day

BY ESTHER MCCOYHarrison News-Herald Staff Writer ADENA — An armed forces member who knows about combat and rescuing those injured was the guest speaker at the Adena American Legion Gilbert Koontz Unit 525. It was a wisp of a lady in camo fatigues who once had her...

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,...

Memorial Day services in Adena

A Memorial Day Service is scheduled at West Elementary School in Adena at 1 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mr. Fred Abdalla, Jefferson County Sheriff and Vietnam Veteran. Sponsored by the American Legion, Post 525 and the Auxiliary Unit 525. A Memorial Day Program...

Easter Bunny hops through Harrison County

The Easter Bunny is in town and ready to visit area communities for egg hunts and photos with the kids. Easter Bunny heading to Wallace Lodge Welcome Spring at Wallace Lodge along with the Cadiz Lions, the Sally Buffalo Park Board and the Harrison County Association...

Dog grooming business opens in Adena

By JD LONG News-Herald Staff Writer ADENA – Karen Carothers said she’s been around dogs all her life and now she gets to take care of other people’s dogs, even if it’s just for grooming. But she says she’s had a lot of practice being taught by others as well as having...

Roger W. Akers

Roger W. Akers, 70, of Adena, died Monday, September 16, 2013 at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville. He was born August 8, 1943 in Sistersville, W.Va., a son of the late Orville and Evelyn Kile Akers. A Masonic Service and Memorial Service will be held at a...

Book Bag Blessing Sunday

ADENA – As part of the “Adena Community Gathering” sponsored by the Adena United Methodist Church on Friday, August 16, 2013, there will be a registration for a free giveaway of back-to-school items for Adena, school age students. The students will...

Herman J. Jeskey

Herman J. Jeskey, 77, passed away at Hospice of Northwest Ohio on August 1, 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 20, 1936 to Herman and Helen (Mardis) Jeskey in Adena, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; sister, Geraldine...

Margaret Evelyn Walker

Margaret Evelyn Walker, 92, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at Autumn Healthcare of Adena. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio on Jan. 29, 1921, grew up in Adena, and was graduated from Adena High School in 1939. In addition to her parents Margaret, or Peg, as...

Frank H. “Jug” Sawko

Frank. H. “Jug” Sawko, of Adena, went home to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family at his residence, Thursday, Jan. 10 2013 after fighting a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer. Friends were received Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013 at Borkoski Funeral...

John “Wayne” Dagan, Sr.

John “Wayne” Dagan, Sr., 66, of Adena, died Friday at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. He was born March 8, 1946 in Adena, a son of the late Gus and Flora Nation Dagan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Darlene Morgan...

Coal industry depicted in Adena man’s novel

Adena resident Kerry George called upon his experience in the coal mining industry to write his first historic novel, “Black Damp Century,” which follows the lives of two families through the 20th Century and intertwines the bloody Battle of Blair Mountain in West...

Cameron benefit December 16

Sandy Cameron is the focus of an upcoming fund-raiser after the Adena area woman was struck with a debilitating bone infection. Family and friends are planning a spaghetti dinner Dec. 16 at the Adena Community Center from 2-8 p.m. to help with expenses and the event...

Adena Lions Club Christmas Cantata Dec. 9

The Adena Lions Club will be presenting its annual Christmas Cantata on Sunday, December 9. The performances will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Casimir’s in Adena and 7 p.m. at the Harrisville United Methodist Church. The Lions Community Choir, the Harrisville UMC...

Cameron benefit Dec. 16

Sandy Cameron is the focus of an upcoming fund-raiser after the Adena-area woman was struck with a debilitating bone infection. Family and friends are planning a spaghetti dinner Dec. 16 at the Adena Community Center from 2-8 p.m. to help with expenses and the event...

Crowds gather in spite of rain

  The Stumptown Steam Threshers Reunion Show is still a draw after 50 years, despite seeing lower numbers during this years event. Organizers said a soggy Saturday drew fewer participants and vendors this time around but many still turned out to see the antique...

Cynthia Jo Eastman

Cynthia Jo Eastman, age 62, passed away Sept. 6, 2012. She was born Oct. 4, 1949. Cynthia was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Josephine Sacker of Adena. A mass was held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 2165 W. Broad...

Adena and Scio set the stage for big events

The 12th Annual Adena Heritage Days celebration is scheduled for Aug. 11 and will feature a full day of food, music and entertainment for everyone. This year’s honorees , pictured, will include Marjorie “Marge” Bednarki as Heritage Queen and Robert Yanok as grand...

Adena Alumni reunion set for August 18

ADENA – The Adena Alumni Committee is planning the 31st annual reunion on August 18, 2012 at the Hopedale Social Hall. Social Time is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Dinner is to be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person. Reservations must be made by August l, 2012. One...

Lloyd W. Crothers

Lloyd W. Crothers, loving husband and father, age 82, formerly of S. Bridge St., Adena, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz, Ohio. He was born April 8, 1930 in Little York, Ohio, son of the late John W. and Rhoda Thompson Crothers....

Raymond K. McVicker Sr. “Mac”

Raymond K. McVicker Sr. “Mac”, 93, of Harrisville, died Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the Autumn Health Care in Adena.  He was born on Mar. 10, 1919 in Byesville, to the late William and Anna (Bunting) McVicker. Surviving are two sons, Raymond (Diana) McVicker of...

Geraldine M. Steffl

Geraldine M. Steffl, 73, of Jefferson City died Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Heisinger Bluffs. She was born Sept. 16, 1938, in Adena, a daughter of Herman and Helen (Mardis) Jeskey, Sr. Geraldine was a graduate of Adena High School and attended Franklin Business College...

Gaffney changes hats in Adena

By KATINA WATT News-Herald Staff Writer ADENA – Councilwoman Roberta Gaffney, pictured, took a different seat at the village’s table at Tuesday evening’s meeting. Gaffney officially began her new role in the village as clerk/treasurer after being sworn in by Mayor...

Adena, then and now

ADENA – From its agricultural beginnings, through the coal-mining boon, to the pride of today’s Adena community, all this and more is featured on the Adena Community Page in this weeks print edition of the Harrison News-Herald. Adena’s coal mines were part...

George Richard Hopkins

George Richard Hopkins (Cannonball), 65, Adena, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born Jan. 6, 1946 in Wheeling, W.Va., son of the late Harry C. (Hagan) Hopkins and Margaret Carter Hopkins. In addition to his...