Scio enjoys another fun Fall Festival

NH Photos by Esther McCoy Although rains poured down for Friday’s parade, it wasn’t enough to put a damper on the Scio Fall Festival. The street was filled with people enjoying the parade, great food, and great fun.  More from the festival coming in our Aug. 18...

Harrison Central Youth Football sign ups begin Sunday, May 13

Sign up dates for Harrison Central Youth Football are as follows: Sunday, May 13, 5-7 p.m. at the Scio fire station Sunday, May 20, 5-7 p.m. at the Cadiz fire station Sunday, May 27, 5-7 p.m. at the Scio fire station The sign ups are open to third and fourth graders,...

Two vehicle crash results in fatality

SCIO – On Feb. 20, at 4:05 p.m., Brian J. Williams, 60, of Dellroy, was traveling west bound on Ohio 151 in Harrison County, near Scio, operating a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The Harley Davidson traveled across the center line and into the path of an east bound...

Hey Now, Harrison County Episode 5

On this episode chainsaw carver Dan Kidd from Conotton Creek Woodworks talks about how he got into wood sculpture and and the process involved in going from a block of wood into a work of art. For more information or to contact Dan about doing a carving, you can find...

Whitetails Unlimited dinner scheduled

The Whitetails Unlimited Conotton Creek Freedom Dinner will be held Saturday, Sept. 23, at Scio American Legion Hall, 38175 Crimm Rd., Scio. This special event will feature a chicken dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter...

Scio readies for 83rd Annual Fall Festival

83rd Annual Scio Fall Festival , August 9-12,   “GOING ONCE, GOING TWICE, SOLD!  REMEMBERING THE SCIO SALE BARN”   SCIO – The 83rd Annual Scio Fall Festival sponsored by the Scio Volunteer Fire Department and Scio American Legion Post...

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...

Heavy rains bring flooding

Heavy rains this week have brought quite a bit of flooding throughout the area, and although some floodwaters have receded, there are a few homes along Ohio 151 entering Scio where yards have been turned into lakes. The heavy rainfall and flooding caused some roads to...

William “Ed” Bonnell

William Everett “Ed” Bonnell, age 89, of Carrollton, formerly of Scio, passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Carroll Healthcare Center, Carrollton after complications from Silicosis COPD. He was preceded in death by his wife Zoe J. Anguish Bonnell on April 25, 2008, they...

John Mahoney

John Mahoney, 71, of Bower Rd., Scio passed away Sunday, May 4, 2014 in Sunnyslope Nursing Home, Bowerston, Ohio following complications following a motor vehicle accident on April 22, 2014. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sister Agnes...

Ronald Eugene Scott

              Together Again Ronald Eugene Scott, age 67, of Scio, lost his courageous battle with cancer Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born November 26, 1946 in Dennison he was a son of the late Harold A, Scott and Cora Eileen...

Edythe I. Huff

  Edythe I. Huff, age 86, of Scio passed away peacefully, Sunday, April 20, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born December 7, 1927 in Bridgeport she was a daughter of the late Bessie Orum Ernest. She was preceded in death by her infant daughter...

Oma E. Ralston

Oma E. Ralston, age 79, of Scio died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Carriage Inn Nursing Home, Cadiz after a lengthy illness. Born January 30, 1935 in Hagerstown she was a daughter of the late James P. Cotter and Opal King Cotter. She was preceded in death by her husband...

Gilbert R. Schoolcraft

 Gilbert R. Schoolcraft, 83, of 3069 Amsterdam Rd. SE, Scio, died Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Minerva Eldercare after a short illness. Born June 26, 1930 in Roane Co., W.Va. he was a son of the late Homer and Ada Perkins Schoolcraft. In addition to his parents he was...

Gary D. Bouska

Gary D. Bouska, age 55, died unexpectedly, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at his home near Scio. Born Feb. 26, 1958 in Wheeling, W.Va. he was a son of Jane Gatten Bouska Ridenbaugh of Warsaw and the late Andy Bouska; a step son of Leo Ridenbaugh; a grandson of the late Dennis...

Ruritan Citizens of the Year honored

ATWOOD – The Scio Dining Fork Ruritans selected their Citizens of the Year and installed their new officers at their Christmas banquet meeting on December 10, at the Atwood Yacht Club. Dick Harrison and Ina Marks were selected to receive Citizen of the Year...

Gary W. Jackson

Gary W. Jackson, age 77, of Scio, passed away suddenly Dec. 31, 2013 in Trinity Hospital Twin City, Dennison after a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 15, 1936 in Dennison he was a son of the late Fred V. and Jeannette Kinsey Jackson. In addition to his parents he is...

Leonard “Bud” Copeland

Leonard E. “Bud” Anderson Copeland, 88, of Scio, formerly of Perry Twp., Carroll Co., died Saturday, October 19, 2013 in Harrison Community Hospital, Cadiz after a period of declining health. Born February 16, 1925 in Uhrichsville he was a son of the late Frank...

Alice L. Galbraith

Alice L. “Gibby” Galbraith, age 87 of  Scio died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at her home. Born Dec.31, 1925 in Toronto she was a daughter of the late Calvin Harry Jamison and Martha Maffit Jamison. In addition to her husband Robert “Cookie” Galbraith, who preceded her in...

Sheri Jean Hauber

Sheri Jean Hauber, 40, passed away on Oct. 4, 2013. Sheri was born May 22, 1973 to Charles Hauber of Scio and the late Betty Hauber. Private arrangements have been entrusted to the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home’s EBCare service. Send condolences online at...

Dixie Bell Foster

Dixie Bell Foster, age 82, of Scio, who was lovingly cared for at Community Hospice House, New Philadelphia, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 4, 2013 after a brief illness. Born April 4, 1931 in Jewett she was a daughter of the late Benjamin Carl Goodrich...

William “Pappy” Moore

William “Pappy” Moore, 84, a resident of Sunnyslope Nursing Home, formerly of Scio, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Born April 23, 1929 in Smithfield he was a son of the late Lawrence “Bloat” and Edith McAdams Moore. He was preceded in death by...

Shirley J. Scott

Shirley J. Scott, age 72, of Scio, lost her courageous battle with cancer Thursday, May 30, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born September 26, 1940 in Cleveland she was the only child of the late Earl Boyd and Edith Hamilton Boyd. She was preceded in...

Blast reduces Scio house to rubble

An investigation remains underway into the May 19 explosion that rocked the community of Scio and reduced a home to rubble. The blast sent debris across Ohio 151 and into neighboring yards, while several home sustained other damages. A natural gas leak was not ruled...

Dorothy H. Evans

Dorothy H. Evans, age 80, of Winter Haven, Fla. (formerly of Scio, Ohio) passed away May 13, 2013 at the Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale Fla. after a short illness. She was born in Greene County, Pa. on July 1, 1932 the daughter of the late David and Helen Rice....

Fire leaves family homeless

By AMY GAREIS News-Herald Staff Writer SCIO – A Scio family was left homeless after a devastating blaze gutted their newly remodeled home along West Main Street on May 5. Chad Ellenberger and his fiancée were home with friends and three children around 10:15...

Disaster drill keeps safety forces prepared

During a mock disaster exercise in Scio on April 5, there were two scenarios played out, one involving a propane pipeline leak with an evacuation of residents and a fatal crash involving a minor nitrogen spill. Crews from Scio, Jewett, Bowerston, Tappan Lake, Harrison...

Ronald Albright

Ronald Albright, age 68, of Scio lost his courageous battle with cancer Saturday, April 6, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born June 13, 1944 in Beloit he was the son of the late Howard and Dora VanKirk Albright. He was preceded in death by three...