Author: Thomas Clapper

Susan Ellen Grover

Susan Ellen Grover died Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, at the age of 75.  She was born on Nov. 7, 1947, in Dover, Ohio to Richard and Martha Grimm. She graduated from Conotton Valley High School in 1965 and from Cleveland State University in 1967. Susan married her husband Glen Grover on Oct. 7, 1967, and they were married for over 55 years. Susan was well known in the community as

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Harry G. Reese III

Harry G. Reese III, 52, of Harlem Springs, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. He was born on July 13, 1970, to Harry G. Reese Jr. and Sophie Mitchell Reese in Steubenville, Ohio. Harry is survived by his wife, Anna (Blancato) Reese, whom he married on April 3, 1998; two daughters, Amanda Bennett and Jessica Blancato; three grandchildren, Austin and Isaiah Fornash, and

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Ronald Cliffton Deeter, 84

Ronald Cliffton Deeter, 84 of Malvern, passed away at his residence on Sunday, November 27, 2022.   Ronald was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania on Dec. 8, 1937, to Cliffton M. and Beulah V. (Robbins) Deeter.   Ronald was a kind soul who loved his family and friends, especially his grandchildren who brought him such joy.  He loved to tell stories and offer advice in his kind warm manner.  Ronald graduated from Fenn

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Carroll County Toys for Tots Program to distribute toys Dec. 5

Families in need have one more week to sign up for the county Toys for Tots distribution.For the ninth year, the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and its members are partnering with Toys for Tots to help on distribution days across eastern and southeastern Ohio.Carroll County’s distribution, hosted by EOG Resources, is scheduled Monday, Dec. 5, in Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Hall at 616 Roswell Rd. NW, Carrollton.Toys for Tots

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Warrior bowling teams dominate Early Bird tournament

Carrollton bowling teams opened the season with impressive finishes at the SCHBX Early Bird Tournament Nov. 19 at Park Centre.Boys competitionThe Warriors won the boys division by defeating Glen Oak 3-2 in the best of five championship round. Coach Dave Davis’ team defeated North Canton Hoover 2-0 in the best of three series to open the competition and downed Lake 2-0 to advance to the championship round.Stats for two individual

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Carrollton, Malvern post opening night wins

Three Warriors scored in double digits as Carrollton opened the 2022-23 boys basketball season with a 54-28 win over Tuscarawas Central Catholic.Senior Jaxon Rinkes led the way with 14 points. The point guard scored 12 points from the field and added two foul shots. He also led the team in rebounds with eight. Senior Micah Barkan and junior Lincoln Mallarnee both chipped in 10 points. Mallarnee and teammate Cayden Rininger

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Two-day Coats for Kids distribution planned

Thomas Turnipseed’s Allstate Insurance is once again distributing for the annual Coats For Kids on Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church banquet hall on Moody Ave.Coats will be handed out to anyone in need with size ranges from 2T up to 2XL in adult size. There will be a large variety of hats and gloves to choose from as

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Santa, Mrs. Claus plan Minerva visit Dec. 3

Minerva’s historic North Market Street will be transformed into a Downtown Wonderland on Saturday, Dec. 3, 3-6 p.m., with a wide variety of free Christmas treats, crafts, activities, music and more, as well as the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus.The Christmas parade will step off at 3 p.m. from Minerva Elementary School, proceeding up Bonnieview, to Line Street, to North Market Street, and ending in the Minerva Schools bus

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Ringing in the holiday season

Christmas officially arrived in Carrollton Saturday as the village kicked off the season with a variety of events.Merchants celebrated Small Business Saturday, civic organizations and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) revealed decorated business windows, the Carrollton Business Women lit up the night with the lighting of Public Square and Santa and Mrs. Claus made their first official visit to the village as part

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MaryAnn Owens

MaryAnn Owens, 81, of Salineville, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 24, 2022, in her home.Born July 10, 1941, in Whitacre, PA, she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret Kacsmar Ondusko.MaryAnn was a member of the Wolf Run Orthodox church and enjoyed spending time crocheting.She is survived by her husband, Harold Owens; son, Joseph Owens; and a brother, Eugene Ondusko.Along with her parents, she was preceded in death

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Judy Ann Bryan

Judy Ann Bryan, 83, of Minerva, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022.  Judy was born in Canton, Ohio on Jan. 12, 1939, to Clarence and Betty (Sears) Palmer. Judy was of the Nazarene faith and had attended the Nazarene Church of Carrollton. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and puzzle books.Judy is survived by her husband of many years, Stewart Bryan Sr. of Minerva; two sons:

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Lois J. Hemming

This week we celebrate the life of Lois J. Hemming of Carrollton, who died Nov. 20. She was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Union Township, Muskingum County, a daughter of George W. and Margaret (Stewart) Hardesty.  Lois was preceded in death by her husband, David C. Hemming in 1970; a son, James S. Hemming; two brothers, Fred and Stewart Hardesty; and nephews John and George Hardesty.  She is survived by

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1884 Goodwin painting sells for $6,000

Caroll County Animal Protection League (CCAPL) member Karen Polony, of Canton, purchased a painting with the idea of possibly selling it at the association’s 2018 benefit dinner and silent auction in October.Members looked at the painting closely and started looking up the artist to discover the painting might be of significant value, so it was not put in the silent auction. The painting was “On the Pond” by Richard La

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Longtime Malvern coach receives Paul Walker award

Malvern basketball coach Denny Tucci was named the recipient of the 2023 Paul Walker Award.The Paul Walker Award is presented annually by the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association to an active coaching member of the association who has made significant contributions to high school basketball. The award is named in honor of the late Paul Walker, the longtime coach of Middletown High School. At the time of his retirement,

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Holiday Event Calendar

The Christmas season is underway and several events are planned to celebrate.Organizations planning activities can submit information by emailing ccmessengernews@gmail.com.Nov. 26: The 52nd annual Jewett Craft Show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Over 80 tables of homemade crafts, farmhouse décor, prims, jewelry gifts, various food stands, and free parking sponsored by Jewett Volunteer Fire Department located in Jewett Fire Station and Wildcat Community Center at 208 and 117 W. Main St., Jewett.

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Christmas
village comes
to life

Holiday events officially kick off in Carrollton Nov. 26 with the reveal of window displays in local buildings, ceremonial lighting of Public Square and the annual Christmas parade.The events begin at 4 p.m. with the window reveal, followed by judging of the displays by the Carrollton Business Women.Colorful displays will light up Public Square at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Christmas parade at 6 p.m. The parade is sponsored by

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Carol E. Saltsman

Carol E. Saltsman, 87, of Carrollton, passed away at her residence at Centerville Village on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022. She was born on March 11, 1935, in Lansing, MI to the late L. Leroy and Ruth (Poindexter) Chenoweth. Following graduation as valedictorian from Lansing Eastern High School in 1953, Saltsman attended the Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in Home Economics and was certified as a Registered Dietitian. She

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Anne C. Clark

Anne C. Clark, 63, of Carrollton, passed away in her home at St. John’s Villas on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. A daughter of the late James P. and Dorothy A. (Linehan) Clark, she was born on September 6, 1959 in Akron, Ohio.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 21, 2022 at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Cuyahoga Falls, officiated by

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John’s Bakery and Café opens in former Classic ’57 building

By Thomas ClapperReporterJohn’s Bakery and Café is open and continues to provide the same services as the previous Classic ’57, but with the promise of future additions.John Myers returned to his hometown of Minerva after 35 years and multiple successful businesses in San Antonio, Texas, with the intention of retiring. In the past Myers had a restaurant in Hanoverton and in Texas he ran an event center for catering and

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Carrollton FFA Chapter attends 95th annual National FFA convention

The Carrollton FFA Chapter recently attended the 95th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October. Fourteen members attended the convention sessions, toured Indianapolis Motor Speedway, NCAA Hall of Champions and Fastenal.Brooke Fritz, a 2020 Carrollton High School graduate, earned her American FFA degree.The daughter of Byron and Christina Fritz, she is a college student studying Ag Business. She is a past president of the Carrollton FFA Chapter and exhibited steers at

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Football communications team retires after 30+ years

The men responsible for making sure coaches in the press box could communicate with coaches on the sideline at Carrollton football games have both retired.Tom Haun placed the headsets in the case for the final time after Carrollton’s playoff game against Steubenville Big Red Oct. 28. His partner, John Wenner, retired after the COVID season (2020).The Carrollton residents served as the caretakers of the headsets for over 30 years for

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Carrollton elementary programs also provide history lessons

By Carol McIntireEditorCarrollton elementary students honored veterans and received a lesson in history from those who served during Nov. 11 ceremonies.Students in grades 1-5 gathered in the gymnasium for the annual celebration, kicked off with individual readings by students. Fifth grader Haylee Lucas capped off the readings by introducing her guest for the day, her cousin, Ben Bryan, the keynote speaker.Bryan, a member of the Ohio National Guard, turned his

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School board agrees to release report from earlier Quattrochi investigation

By Carol McIntireEditorCarrollton School Board of Education members met in executive session for an hour and 45 minutes immediately after opening the Nov. 8 meeting.The session was to discuss compensation and investigation.The board did not take action following the session, but as its final agenda item of the meeting, approved a resolution to release Attorney Lauren Tompkin’s final investigation report of allegations made against Superintendent Dr. David Quattrochi by school

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Judith Carol Saeger

Judith Carol Saeger, 78, of Minerva, passed away at Arbors at Minerva on Thursday, November 10, 2022. Judith was born in Alliance, Ohio on Dec. 27, 1943, to Hubert and Genevieve (Sexton) Bryan.Judith attended Lighthouse Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed reading books and knitting. She enjoyed the outdoors. She fed the deer, birds, and squirrels. She also enjoyed gardening. She loved to camp and traveled all over America. She also loved to eat out. She had

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Jeanine Francoise Moody

Jeanine Francoise Moody, 94, of Carrollton, passed away November 6, 2022, at the Carroll Healthcare Center due to prolonged health issues. Jeanine was born on Feb 11, 1928, in Paris, France, to the late Germain and Jeanne Marie Louise Eugenia (Moreau) Dulac. Over a period of time, she worked at the Al’s Shopping Center in the meat room, and at the Free Press Standard, and finally before retiring, she worked

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Cathy “Sis” Nign

Cathy “Sis” Nign, age 72, passed from this life on Nov 5, 2022, following a brief but hard-fought illness; she was surrounded by family, friends, and their lingering words of gratitude, memories, and unending love. Sis was born on Sept 14, 1950, in Leesville, Ohio, where she was raised and grew to adulthood in the same family home. She was a 1968 graduate of Conotton Valley High School, and married

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2023 dog licenses go on sale Dec. 1

Carroll County dog licenses go on sale Dec. 1, and continue on sale through Jan. 31, 2023, for the 2023 year. After Jan. 31, late fees will apply.The cost is $16 for a one-year tag, $48 for a three-year tag, $80 for a kennel license and $160 for a permanent tag. All kennel licenses must be purchased in the Auditor’s office and must have a valid vendors license at the

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Buckeye Career Center to host fall Open House

Buckeye Career Center will open its doors to prospective students, current students, family members, alumni, past staff and community members during the annual fall Open House. Nov. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.Visitors will have the chance to tour the building and visit any of the over 30 high school programs offered in the 2022-2023 school year. Attendees can meet instructors and academic teachers and view classrooms and program labs. Academic displays

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Minerva’s past, present meet at Walker’s Café

Dawn Marie and her husband Tom Green are bringing tradition and history back to Minerva with the newly opened Walker’s Café on Market Street in Minerva.“My mother, Patsy Karlen, owned Walker’s Corner and I grew up in there,” said Dawn Marie. “She sold Walker’s Corner 25 years ago and I wanted back into the restaurant business.”Walker’s Corner opened in 1965 and Dawn Marie plans to continue the legacy of that

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Powderpuff game raises funds for Christmas programs

Carrollton junior and senior girls took to the football field last week with members of the high school football team as coaches for a fundraising event.The powderpuff teams, accompanied by male cheerleaders, who received a few tips from the high school cheerleading squad, raised $2,450 for the high school Caring Helping Sharing (CHS) Club. The money will be put to good use, according to CHS Club Advisor Belinda Mach.“The funds

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Hoffee, Rettig earn All-Ohio honors

By Carol McIntireEditorTwo Minerva runners earned All-Ohio status at the 94th annual Cross Country State Championships Nov. 5 at Fortress Obetz on the east side of Columbus.The Lions girls team followed up their Division II state championship in 2021 with a fourth place finish in the team standings. Coach Olivia Scott’s Lady Lions were the favorite to repeat as champions in the pre-regionals Coaches State Poll releases Oct. 27. The

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WWII Tech Sergeant William Pilati reflects on Battle of the Bulge, day Germans surrendered

By Thomas ClapperReporterU.S. Army Tech Sergeant William E. Pilati was drafted into World War II, fought in the Battle of the Bulge on Dec. 14, 1944 and remembers the moment he heard Hitler and the Germans surrendered.Born in Waynesburg on May 21, 1925, a young Bill Pilati attended a two-room elementary school in Negley, OH and went to high school in East Palestine. It was in elementary school where he

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Frederick William Wilson

Frederick William Wilson, 93, of Malvern, passed away at Carroll Golden Age Retreat/County Home on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.   Frederick was born in Alliance, Ohio on January 5, 1929, to Leslie and Nellie (Frederick) Wilson. Frederick drove the van for the Minerva Senior Center. He enjoyed camping and was a member of the Fireside Sams Camping Group. He was member of the Masons – Augusta 504 and a Scottish Rite. He was

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Judith M. Stidom

Judith M. Stidom, 84, of Carrollton, passed away Nov. 3, 2022, at home surrounded by her family. A daughter of the late Glenn and Edna Marie Onions Harriman, she was born Sept.30, 1938, in Canton, Ohio. Judith was a member of the Carrollton United Presbyterian Church. She was known as the “Pop Tab Lady” as she collected pop tabs for Akron’s Children Hospital for Cancer Research. Along with collecting pop

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Allen Wayne Starcher

Allen W. Starcher, 55, of Carrollton, passed away on Sunday Oct. 30, 2022 at his home.  He was born in Akron to the late Earl and Virginia Starcher. He did landscaping and had also worked at Heritage Plastics.  Allen enjoyed doing crafts and building model cars. He is survived by his ex-wife Cynthia, his daughter, Katrina, and his step son, Bradley Miley. Allen was preceded in death by his parents

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Charles “Charlie” R. Beverly

Charles “Charlie” R. Beverly, 34, of Salineville, passed away in his home on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022. He was born on Nov. 5, 1987, in Canton, Ohio to Charles Beverly and Lisa Wellon. Charlie graduated from Southern Local in 2006 and was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 18 Union and worked for Jefferson Material for over seven years. He loved to ride his Jeep Wrangler, ATV’s and getting muddy. He

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John D. Dewell, Sr

John D. Dewell, Sr, of Perrysville, formerly of Dewell Rd., Scio died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022 in Baggs, Montana.  He was a son of the late Jacob Dewell Sr. and Charlotte Williams Dewell. He arrived on this earth on April 19 1935 on his grandfather, W. E. Dewell’s, farm near Hibbets, Harrison Twp, Carroll Co, OH. He and his little brother Jacob Duane Dewell, Jr. enjoyed life on the family

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Clyde Singer artwork on display in his hometown

By Thomas ClapperReporterMalvern Historical Society hosted a Clyde Singer art open house on Oct. 22 featuring art collector Jose Rizo and Singer family members Brandon and Cindy Foster.Singer was born on Oct. 20, 1908, in Malvern to Andrew and Margaret (Sorg) Singer. The family was renting part of the former Donald Kraft home on East Main Street which at that time had been broken up into apartment-style living.Clyde Singer was

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Gordon’s Graphics under new ownership

By Thomas ClapperReporterGordon’s Graphics, Inc. in Malvern is continuing under new owners Pat and Tiffiny Howell.“We are going to continue to offer the same services that the previous owner Jerry Hinton has offered,” said Tiffiny Howell, who has worked at Gordon’s Graphics for nine years and trained under Malvern native Diane Yost. “We plan to add some upgrades and updates such as an apparel line of local schools themed shirts,

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Pastor Chuck Naylor joins Herrington Bethel Church in Augusta

Pastor Chuck Naylor of Carrollton has been chosen to lead Herrington Bethel Church (HBC), located south of Augusta on Arbor Rd.Naylor comes to HBC with 35 years of ministry experience and an excitement to serve the congregation and community.Pastor Chuck has ministered in several churches during his career, including Carrollton First UMC from 2001-08. He graduated from Asbury College and Seminary and Ashland Seminary.He and his wife of 38 years,

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Brace, Rinkes are CHS students of the month

Molly Brace and Jaxon Rinkes were named the Carrollton High School October Students of the Month.Brace is the daughter of Marissa and Beau Brace of Carrollton. She has a brother, Evan Brace, a sophomore.At school she is involved in youth to youth group, CHS Club, volleyball and outside of school is a member of youth group.In her free time, hobbies include arts and crafts with her mom and grandma and

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Area runners advance to state’s top meet

Minerva and Carrollton girls cross country teams finished first and third in the Division II regional meet at Pickerington Oct. 29, punching tickets for the state meet this Saturday at Fortress Obetz.The ladies will be joined by the Minerva boys team, which placed sixth in the Division II boys race.Minerva tallied 68 points and Carrollton 166 in the girls race and the Lion boys tallied 197 points. Fairfield Union won

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The final chapter: Dan Ries, Tina Parker close the book on D&D TV and Appliance’s story

By Carol McIntireEditorA business partnership that’s spanned 25 years is coming to an end Dec. 31.Dan Ries, one half of that partnership and the ownership team of D&D TV and Appliance, announced the closing in an email to The Messenger last week.His business partner and longtime friend, Tom Parker, died of cancer in July.One day after the announcement, Ries and Parker’s wife, Tina, sat down at the desks the two

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Justice Jennifer Brunner visits Carrollton square

Justice Jennifer Brunner (second) is running for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court and arrived to the Carrollton square on Oct. 28. She was joined at a small rally by (left to right) Judge Terri Jamison, Jeff Crossman and Carroll County Democratic Party Chairman Tom Postlethwait.

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Synda D. Haag

Synda D. Haag, 60, of Carrollton, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022.  She was born to the late Samuel D. and Ruth O. Glasure. Her passion was landscaping and working with her flowers. She married Richard A. Haag on March 28, 1997. Survivors are her husband Rick A. Haag of Carrollton. One son Ryan (Kayla) Glasure of Dennison. Siblings Shawn (Denise) Glasure of Harlem Springs. One grandson Leo Downey.

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Lois Jean Au

Lois Jean Au, 73, of New Philadelphia, passed away at the Country Club Retirement Center in Dover Ohio, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022.  Lois was born in Dennison, Ohio, on April 25, 1949, to John Guy Sr. and Pauline (Brown) Huff. Lois was a homemaker. She enjoyed watching soap operas. Lois is survived by two daughters: Paula (Thad) Hardy of New Philadelphia, and Angela Birkhotz of Jacksonville FL; four grandchildren:

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Patricia Boone, 95

Patricia Boone, 95, of Amsterdam, passed away Monday afternoon Oct. 24, 2022 at Valley Hospice in Steubenville. A daughter of the late Edward and Corah Ball O’Toole, she was born April 10, 1927, in Sarasota, New York. Patricia had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Groman and was a library aide at John Gregg Elementary School. She was a very active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and with

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Richard “Dick” Miller, Sr., 83

Richard “Dick” Franklin Miller Sr., 83, of Minerva, passed away at Aultman Health Foundation on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. Dick was born in Canton, Ohio on Nov. 11, 1938, to Jacob Franklin and Mary Ellen (Poole) Miller. Dick graduated from Malvern High School in 1956 where he lettered all four years in football and basketball as well as playing in the band. He was a 1960 graduate of Capital University in Columbus. Dick served

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William H. “Harpo” Ashworth, III, 75

William H. “Harpo” Ashworth, III, 75, of Leesville, Ohio, died suddenly in his home Friday night, Oct. 21, 2022.He was born Oct. 14, 1947, in Dellroy, Ohio, and was the son of the late William H. “Junie” and Lois E. Karns Ashworth. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Ashworth.He was a 1965 graduate of Conotton Valley High School and a U.S. Army Veteran who

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Judith A. Campbell, 78

Judith (Judy) A. Campbell, 78, of Carrollton, OH, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, at Aultman Hospital in Canton.The daughter of the late Bernard (Red) and Twila (Pennock) Becker, she was born April 30, 1944, in Canton, Ohio.Judy was a 1962 graduate of Louisville High School.  She married Alvin E. (Gene) Campbell on January 15, 1967. Over the course of her life, she worked many jobs, but first and foremost,

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