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...

Tornado rips through News Athens

NEW ATHENS—The fallout and cleanup continued well into this week from last Thursday’s storm, where at least two tornadoes reportedly touched down with video evidence of at least one. The following day’s cleanup resembled an occupation with nearly two dozen...

New Athens’ Erdos receives presidential appointment

  By JD LONG jim@harrisonnewsherald.com HARRISON COUNTY – Lanny Erdos, the New Athens native and former head of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, has now become Acting Director of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). The...

Messengers of Life to perform free concert April 7

The Messengers of Life will be spreading the Good News of Christ’s Salvation at the New Athens United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. Group members pictured above are, l-r, Dustin Kinsey, Bob Campbell, Denise Rector, Robin Rutan, Tim...

Cast And Blast Lodge holding extravaganza

Coming Aug. 26, an archery extravaganza will take place at the Cast And Blast Lodge, located at 45611 Stumptown Road, Cadiz. Music, raffles and plenty of food will be on hand as well. A special appearance by T-Bone, co-host of “The Bone Collector, and the band,...

Traffic safety talks are illuminating

By AMY GAREIS News-Herald Staff Writer  NEW ATHENS – Village council held some illuminating discussions concerning traffic safety in New Athens and will take some initial steps to improve a critical intersection. Council met Tuesday and agreed, for now, to add a...

Mary Alice Romshak

Mary Alice Romshak, 91, the oldest living resident of New Athens who was born there, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, W.Va. She was born April 2, 1922, a daughter of the late Clyde F. and Lillie M. Henderson Secrest. In addition to...

Lawrence W. Arnold

Lawrence W. Arnold, 89, Washington, Pa., formerly of Bethel, Pa. and New Athens, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2013. Interment was at Longview Cemetery, New Athens. Graveside Military Honors provided by Cadiz American Legion Post #34. Memorial contributions may be...

New Athens home to two big events coming Sept. 8-9

NEW ATHENS – Stumptown Steam Threshers Club is still chugging along as its annual reunion show turns 50. The golden anniversary will be marked on Sept. 8-9 at the show grounds along Ohio 519, which is located one mile west of New Athens between Ohio 9 and U.S....

Frances Edwards

Frances Edwards, 80, New Athens, went to eternal rest August 1, 2012. Frances was born April 30, 1932 in Athens Township a daughter of the late Laban Gregg and Frances and Walter (Pops) Evans. She was preceded in death in addition to her parents by her ex-husband Tom...

Clyde Secrest

Clyde Secrest, 82, of New Athens, died Tuesday, July 3 at his home.  Friends may call Thursday, 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland Funeral Home, Cadiz. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Flushing.

Perry L. Simeral

Perry L. Simeral, 59, of Bridgeville, Pa., formerly of New Athens, Ohio, died Wednesday at the VA Aspenwall Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born May 18, 1952 in Lancaster, Ohio, a son of the late Glendon and Bessie Heskett Simeral. A committal of ashes will be held...

On the hunt

Abbi Kelley, 8, of New Athens, is in the pink during an Easter egg hunt at New Athens United Methodist Church on Wednesday. About a dozen kids enjoyed hunting and coloring eggs plus treats in a precursor to the Easter Sunday celebration of Christ’s resurrection. Also...

Mary Price

Mary Price, 89, of New Athens, died Sunday, Nov.06, 2011 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling. She was born May 26, 1922 in Shepherdstown, a daughter of the late Elmer Ellsworth and Mary Caroline Hoskinson Cross. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a...

Kenneth Everett Abel

Kenneth Everett Abel, 56, of New Athens, died Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Trinity Medical Center, West in Steubenville. He was born December 17, 1954 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, a son of the late Cloyd Ellis and Edith Pauline Parrish Abel. Friends may call at The House of...

Ilore Harrah Simpson

Ilore Harrah (Memaw) Simpson, 86, of Lexington, Kentucky passed away on Oct. 13, 2011 at Central Baptist Hospital after a brief illness. She was born in New Athens on May 8, 1925, the only child of Charles and Cornell Harrah. She was predeceased by her husband, Ted;...

Stumptown and Equipment Show see another successful year

NEW ATHENS – Strong crowds turned out again for the 49th Annual Stumptown Steam Threshers Reunion and Eighth Annual Old Construction and Surface Mine Equipment Show held on Sept. 10-11. Pictured below are some of the events participants and people enjoying the...

New Athens has rich history

Franklin Museum, pictured above, not only houses the history of New Athens, but it is a lasting memorial of the small village’s history. What began as Alma Academy and later Franklin College helped educate state and national leaders, including John A. Bingham, who...

Larry “Buck” Johnson

Larry “Buck” Johnson, 70, New Athens, died Monday, July 4, 2011 at his home. He was born June 10, 1941 in New Athens, a son of Mary Alice Secrest Romshak of New Athens and the late Kenny Johnson. Calling hours will be held Thursday, July 7, 2011 from noon...

Esther G. Love

Esther G. Love, 87, of New Athens, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Liza’s Place in Wheeling. She was born Oct. 11, 1923 in Cadiz, a daughter of the late William and Nellie Heavilin Given. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of...

John E. McBeth

John E. McBeth, 68, New Athens, died Wednesday, April 28, 2011 at Emerald Pointe in Barnesville. He was born July 5, 1942 in Laurel, Mississippi a son of the late John C. and Katie Jones McBeth. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 3 at 2 p.m. at...

Mommy and me

Little Colten Rutter, 2 1/2, son of Carla and Ed Rutter of New Athens, gets a little help from his mom in coloring Easter eggs at New Athens United Methodist Church. About seven kids enjoyed egg decorating and hunting inside the church, as well as hot dogs and lots of...

Terrence “Terry” Ronald Erdos

Terrence “Terry” Ronald Erdos, 66, New Athens, died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 at Cumberland Pointe Care Center, St. Clairsville. He was born Nov. 28, 1943 in Wheeling, W. Va. a son of the late Joseph and Yolande “Tillie” Hopkins Erdos. Friends may...

Clarice Ada Anderson

Clarice Ada Anderson, 90, of New Athens, died Saturday at the Harrison County Home, Cadiz.  She was born July 30, 1920 in Belmont County, a daughter of the late Oscar and Ada Glass Thornton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, T.C....

Louise Saffell Stukey

Louise Saffell Stukey, 95, of the Harrison County Home, Cadiz formerly of New Athens, Ohio died Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 at the Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz. She was born June 29, 1915 in Lafferty, a daughter of the late John and Tacy Jeanette Gaston Pollock. She...

New Athens preps for festival

By ROBERT A. DEFRANK                                                                                                                  News-Herald Staff Writer NEW ATHENS – The public is invited to a fun filled day during the upcoming fire department’s festival Aug....

William J. “Bill” Applegarth

William J. “Bill” Applegarth, 52, of New Athens, died Friday, Apr. 23, 2010 at Wheeling Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 16, 1957 in Wheeling, a son of the late Harold P. (Bud) and Ruth L. Kelley Applegarth. Friends may call Sunday...

James A. Edwards

James A. Edwards, 88, New Athens, died Saturday, April 3, 2010 at his home. He was born November 20, 1921 in New Athens, a son of the late Norval and Beatrice Swindell Edwards. He was preceded in death in addition to his parents, by four brothers: Max, Tom, Dean and...