The World’s Largest Concert has been a highlight of Music In Our
Schools Month® (MIOSM®) since 1985. This year Powhatan
Elementary’s 4th grade class will be a part of that filmed
production. Shown from left, are, front: Austin Bishop, Kit
Vucelich, Macey Ladyga, Mackenzie Brown; row 2: Jennifer Bohach,
Powhatan Music Teacher; Abagail Moore, Ian Eller, Carsyn
Reynolds, Avery Kinkade; row 3: Jacson Muldrew, Kaine McLeod,
Mytch Ivey, Makayla Snider, Isabella Swords, Jenna Hodges; row
4: Lexie Moore, Brandi Graham, Candace Caldwell, James
Hendershot, Charles Longwell, Dustin Cline. Not pictured:
Powhatan 4th Grade Teacher, Ruth Ann Cook.
Powhatan 4th Grade Singers
Switzerland of Ohio Local School District's
Elementary School’s 4th
grade class will share their love for singing with many other
students across the world. They have been accepted to be
included in the National Association for Music Edu-cation 2011
World’s Largest Concert DVD.
The students rehearsed “We the People” in their music classes
this past fall and then with the help of Jared Thompson of
Thompson Video Productions, were filmed on the front steps of
the Historic Monroe County Courthouse. The video was then
submitted to the National Association for Music Education’s
World’s Largest Concert Committee for review. Powhatan
teachers, Jennifer Bohach and Ruth Ann Cook, recently received
confirmation that their video footage has been accepted.
MENC: The National Association for Music Education presents the
World’s Largest Concert® (WLC®) in March 2011. The World’s
Largest Concert has been a highlight of Music In Our Schools
Month® (MIOSM®) since 1985. A sing-along concert linking
students around the world through music, the World’s Largest
Concert reached an estimated 6 million students, teachers and
music supporters in recent years. This year’s program features
themes of U.S. and world cultures, and music’s
power to transform lives. A DVD of the program, featuring video
recordings of school ensembles from around the nation, is
available for purchase from MENC.
Students who participated in the filming are: Austin Bishop, Kit
Vucelich, Macey Ladyga, Mackenzie Brown, Jennifer Bohach,
Powhatan Music Teacher, Abagail Moore, Ian Eller, Carsyn
Reynolds, Avery Kinkade, Jacson Muldrew, Kaine McLeod, Mytch
Ivey, Makayla Snider, Isabella Swords, Jenna Hodges, Lexie
Moore, Brandi Graham, Candace Caldwell, James Hendershot,
Charles Long-well, Dustin Cline and Powhatan 4th Grade Teacher,
Ruth Ann Cook.
As you all may know, there is an event that happens every year
that helps raise money for the research of cancer. The people
that know about this event called the "Relay for Life" will also
know that I (don't peek ahead at the closing to see who "I"
refers to just yet, keep reading and see if you can guess) have
been a part of it for some time now, in more ways than one.
Whether it be galavanting around in a dress and wig flaunting
what God gave me to all the menfolk, or walking in the wee hours
of the morning so other people can nap, I was a part of it
whenever possible. Well through the collaboration of my two
loves, Julie Hupp Ellenwood (ex-babysitter) and Ginger Moore
McConnell (who looks great with short hair), I was coerced into
taking the committee chair position this year.
So this is me asking for the help of the community in making the
event even better than the years before, not for me, but for the
people that have been affected by this disease. We are trying
something new this year by moving up the Relay for Life event to
June 11th and 12th at the Midway Hilltop
Community Center. As we
figured "midway" would be great for everybody that had travel
complaints. :) Just some quick statistics: We finished 3rd in Ohio per capita last year
and raised over $50,000 dollars and received a very prestigious
banner for doing so. Ginger and Julie have placed a price on my
head this year, as they feel that I can surpass anything
previous. I ask for your continued support.
By supporting the Relay for Life, you help make the American
Cancer Society's services and progress possible, and that helps
us all move closer to our ultimate goal: a world with less
cancer and more birthdays. Having said that, the money does not
go to local establishments (there are none) to help our
immediate area, but go to the ACS to help moving forward,
whether through helping people stay well, helping people get
well, finding cures, or fighting back. This all means that the
more we make, the more we help, everybody. So I beg you to
support any Relay events that may be happening in our immediate
area, for it is our loved ones, our friends, and our community
that is affected by all of this. With all this being said, I bid
Thank you for your support, past, present, and future.
Timothy Danial Price
Around the Burnside
People who know what they are talking about spoil some of the
Consideration for others can mean taking a wing instead of a
I sure wish I could write about something except the snow and
weather. Cheer up because spring is only around 50 days away. I
think we are in for winter until winter is over.
Steeler fans are happy. Another trip to the Super Bowl. I hope
they make it; however, I’m not one of the dyed in the wool
Steeler fans. In fact, I do not get very excited about any
professional sport for that matter. I guess OSU is enough plus
our local teams.
I couldn’t help but think, while I was sitting in my easy chair,
how I would have liked to have paid a couple hundred bucks or
more to be able to sit outside in 15 degree weather to watch 22
men try to make it 100 yards. Oh well, Go Steelers; add another
Super Bowl ring.
It happens. Several days ago I was watching an OSU basketball
game. I sometimes act like a Steeler fan when watching OSU.
The game was close and only had a minute or so to go. OSU got
the rebound and started down the floor and wouldn’t you know;
just then my TV went blank. After a few well chosen words, I
can’t repeat here, I called my son in Caldwell. The first thing
he said was, “Don’t tell me what happened.” He was watching it
through his DVR and thought the game was over. After I explained
I wanted to know what was going on as my TV went blank. He then
relayed to me the action. My TV then started to come back, one,
two, three and finally five and I got to watch the final several
seconds. They won!
Sometimes it makes me feel good. I think I’ve mentioned how well
I like to hear what the experts have to say before and during a
game. Well, the other day I watched the last part of game day.
They pick who will win several games. All three of the “know it
all” experts picked
to beat OSU in their upcoming ball game. All were wrong and I
bet none of the three will say anything about being wrong. I
like the Bradshaw bunch who keep track of their choices and tell
While I’m on this subject, have you ever thought how many TV
commercials you are expected to watch during a football or
basketball or any sport for that matter> During every break they
expose you to four to six commercials not counting half time. I
would just like to know how many total we watch during the game.
Very, very few apply to anything we use.
It’s not all bad, I guess, as they pay for putting it on TV and
it does give you a bit of a break time to go to the bathroom or
get a snack from the kitchen. Three million or more for a short
ad during the Super Bowl?
Guess what? the man said we were going to get a dusting and sure
enough it’s started to dust. I hope it doesn’t pile up a lot of
that white dust. We should be used to the stuff by now.
The State of Ohio
had, during 2010, what an article I read called a “Booze Boom”.
It was the increase in sales of spirituous liquor. This is booze
containing more than 21 percent alcohol. Sales totaled 11
million gallons which were 269,824 increase over 2009. I can’t
even imagine 11 million gallons of anything. To put it in a
little perspective, an aquarium in
holds eight million gallons of water for a 15-year-old whale to
swim around in. Maybe other fish along with it. This doesn’t
count the gallons of beer and alcohol drinks having less than 21
percent, if there are those. If you would put them all together
it would fill a good size pond. I wonder how many gallons of
alcohol beverages were consumed before and during the recent
Steelers game? Sounds like a lot of headaches.
To buy this stuff $753.7 million dollars were spent. This was 19
million more than 2009 and then ain’t hay. Maybe, I wonder, part
of this money goes for liquor law enforcement, alcohol
treatment, education and prevention.
In case you are interested, Kamchatka Vodka is the largest
seller with Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey second.
Did you listen to the President’s State of the Union speech last
night? I didn’t. The
Ohio State basketball team had an important
game with number eight Purdue at the same time. Not much of a
problem making a choice what to watch.
I sometimes wonder why our people in
do not operate as the OSU team did last night? They worked
together, no one tried to get all the credit, if some had a
better shot it was passed to them, regardless of who was playing
they all had the desire to do what was best to win, with more of
them saying “It’s my way or none” OSU won by over 20 points.
Looks like the dusting has slowed for a while.
People sometimes forget that only a rat can win a rat race.
Church again Sunday.
Beware of the
by Martha Ackerman
Beware … there are some unsavory characters in this world and
there is a scam going around locally that targets grandparents.
A local senior received a call a couple of weeks ago supposedly
from her granddaughter. The caller identified herself by name as
the woman’s granddaughter. She told the grandparent that she was
in Canada and that
she was in the back seat of a friend’s car when they were
stopped and arrested for having a “substance” in the trunk of
The caller was crying, the connection bad and the local resident
became very concerned. The “granddaughter” said she would not
have to go to jail or have the incident on her record if the
grandmother would wire $6,000 to an address in
Houston, Texas. She was not to call the
granddaughter’s mother. The granddaughter wanted to tell her
A man, supposedly a police officer, got on the line and told the
woman how to wire the money and even found the closest
to wire it. She was told not to say anything to anyone when she
was wiring the money or her granddaughter would go to jail and
have it on her permanent record.
Of course, wanting to help her granddaughter, the woman withdrew
the money and went to Moundsville to wire the money. The
grandmother forgot she wasn’t supposed to tell anyone. When she
told the lady at the Western Union counter, the lady questioned
the grandmother as to why if the granddaughter was in Canada, the money was being wired to Texas. So the woman
called the phone number the man had given her and questioned the
fact. He became angry and told her to call him when she got
home. This got the woman thinking and she didn’t wire the money
(she was supposed to call him as soon as the money was wired).
The man became very angry and told the woman to go home and call
On the way home the grandmother began thinking some of the words
really didn’t sound like her granddaughter … the family usually
tried to protect her from problems … and, of course, the man’s
When she returned home, he woman called her daughter and was
told her granddaughter was just coming home from a student
teaching job and was definitely not in Canada.
At that point she didn’t call the Beacon.
A few days later she found out that the previous month, another
local resident received the same type call and she paid the
$6,000 only later to find out it was a scam. She lost the money.
In a May 2010 edition of the Daily Jeffersonian appeared the
following advice, so this scam has been going around a long
Protect yourself from the Grandparent Scam:
• If you receive a call from someone claiming to be your
grandchild in distress, don't disclose any information before
you have confirmed it really is your grandchild.
• If a caller said, "It's me, grandma!" Don't respond with a
name but instead let the caller explain who he or she is. One
easy way to confirm their identity is to ask a simple question
that your grandchild would know such as what school he or she
goes to or their middle name.
• One of the ways that these scammers are getting information
about their potential victims is by visiting social media web
site, such as Facebook or MySpace. Check the security settings
on any social media accounts that you may have. Make sure the
settings only allow people that you have confirmed as friends to
access any personal information.
• If you have fallen victim to the scam, report the incident
immediately to local police and the Ohio Attorney General's
Office at 1-800-282-0515 or www.speakoutohio.gov
$483,329 DLT Grant
by Martha Ackerman
The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District has received a
competitive USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant
which provides access to education, training and health care
resources in rural Ohio. The grant was written and submitted by
Tess Hill, technical coordinator for SOLSD. The grant was
discussed at the meeting of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School
Board held Jan. 27 at the school office.
According to George Richardson, administrative assistant, SOLSD,
the money will be used for routing, wiring and mobile computer
labs. “I’m very happy about it,” said Richardson, who noted that
this grant would provide the means to have more than the minimum
standard of technology in the new school buildings. “This grant
will help add technology to make our students competitive with
those in the rich schools.”
Local resident Ron Talbot questioned the board in regard to the
architects’ fees. He said he has asked the OSFC to take Stacey
Thomas off the project. “You shouldn’t pay any more to the
architects until the project is complete,” said Talbot, noting
the architects should know how much the project would cost when
the estimates were made. “Where are we going to get more money?”
Ron Sebring questioned why, when the
school was looked at before the levy was passed, they were told
that the school was not suitable for renovation. Then at the
Jan. 19 meeting, the architect said it could be possible. “Just
tell me the truth whether we like it or not,” said Sebring.
Scott Dierkes, board president, said that you could say anything
is possible, but after looking at it, may not be feasible.
Dierkes thanked the men for their public participation. He asked
the rest of the board to consider having floating meetings so
residents can stay informed.
On the recommendation and input from Marc Ring, SOLSD director
of support services, the board approved the purchase of five new
buses from E.H. Davis, who was low bidder. The cost per bus is
$82,050 and will be paid for from the permanent improvement
fund. Ring noted that the district has nine buses 20 years old
or older with mileage ranging from 213,000-311,000. He added
that the buses will have two built in child safety seats, will
have differential locks and will be equipped with the ‘No Child
Left Behind’ system.
On the building projects, Ring reported that there have been
some security issues at the new Beallsville schools site and
told the board that the Swiss Hills welding class will
be constructing a new gate for the entrance of the site. Two
Beallsville welding students, Nathan Kinney and Brandon Heath,
are heading up the project.
He also reported that the majority of the gray block (inner
layer) is almost complete. Work is ongoing but they are waiting
for some materials.
At the Monroe
Central/ Woodsfield site infrastructure work is almost complete.
Manhole connections are on site and drainage work around the
courtyard is being done. “Materials have been ordered and I
think things will go very quickly when the weather improves,”
The board approved a potential In-School Suspension Program
funded through the Monroe County Commissioners and Judge Walter
Starr’s Juvenile and Probate Court.
said that this program, funded by a $37,300 grant, would help
the youth in the district who are suspended. He said the
district has limited tools for out-of-school suspensions. These
students miss instructional time and when they miss 18 days it
is considered failure for the year.
In-school suspension is designed as an alternative to
out-of-school suspension, enabling students to keep up with
class assignments in the school setting within a smaller,
closely supervised classroom.
The board approved a March 25-27 trip to
Dublin for Monroe
High School’s drama club
to attend the state competition.
Beallsville principal Micah Fuchs introduced student board
members Taylor Myers and Alyssa Tavoletti, who told the board of
happenings in Beallsville schools.
Myers is senior class president, a member of the National Honor
Society, participates in football, basketball and track, was
recognized as ‘best speaker’ at a recent debate, a Buckeye Boys’
State and HOBY representative, an Americanism Test winner and
Kiwanis Scholar. Taylor has
selected the following colleges for consideration: Harvard, Duke
and St. Vincent.
Taylor reported that the high school has been involved in the
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a food drive, an elementary
school carnival and they have a ‘caught being good chart’ to
recognize good deeds. He said that 48 percent of the senior
class has applied to colleges in 15 different states and Canada. He said
these students have been offered a million dollars in
Alyssa is a senior and is involved with the Red Cross, the Relay
for Life, is a student council member, a basketball team member,
a Buckeye Girls’ State representative, is active in 4-H and is
an international barrel racing champion.
She is a Beallsville High senior who has applied to Muskingum
and Wheeling Jesuit to pursue a degree in the medical field.
Alyssa reported the BHS students are involved in the Laws of
Life, the school raised $1,100 in the Volley for a Cure, and
$1,600 in Coaches vs. Cancer. The school will host career and
environment speakers in the near future. She noted that there is
a positive environment at the school.
The board went into executive session to consider the discipline
of a public employee or official; to review negotiations or
bargaining sessions with public employees concerning their
compensation or other terms and conditions of their employment;
and to consider matters required to be kept confidential by
federal law or regulations or state statutes.
Correction: Local resident Larry Fuchs was misquoted in the Jan.
27 report of the Jan. 19 school board meeting held at
High School. He asked, “If
K-8 was attached to
High School, would we keep
both gymnasiums?” The Beacon apologizes for the error.
SOLSD Receives Donations
The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District has received
almost $7,000 in donations in January. George Richardson,
administrative assistant, SOLSD, acknowledged those donations at
the Jan. 27 meeting of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School
Skyvue is the recipient of a 2010 Bayer/PPG Mini Grant for $500.
The grant is to be used for intervention classes for the Ohio
Skyvue also received $5,000 from a prominent business owner in
the area. The donation includes $1,000 for the Science Olympiad,
$2,000 for the future Christian Athletes at Skyvue and $2,000
for Skyvue athletics.
The Pamida Foundation has donated $424.99 to the Switzerland of
Ohio Local Schools. These funds were made possible through the
Pamida’s Back to School Promotion and the 2010 Spirit Event and
Foundation Match Program. This is an annual event sponsored by
The District Spelling Bee received donations from several
sources: Belmont Savings Bank, Ohio Valley Community Credit
Union, WesBanco, each donated two $50 savings bonds and
Woodsfield Savings Bank donated a $50 savings bonds for the
Tim Blue of State Farm Insurance donated a thesaurus for the
District Spelling Bee.
In December the Gifted program received a visual and performing
arts grant from PPG which enabled George Wells, coordinator for
the SOLSD Gifted Services, to purchase 17 tickets for the
students in the Gifted program to see the “Wizard of Oz” on
March 8 at the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling.
Newest Star Loses Its
by Martha Ackerman
In a May 10, 2001 edition of the Monroe County Beacon, the
headline read “Woodsfield’s Newest Star – Safe Auto Insurance
Company.” Safe Auto set up temporary offices in a building on
County Road 2, owned by former Monroe County Commissioner
Francis ‘Sonny’ Block. The occasion for the article was a
celebration of an early milestone of sales success as Safe Auto
closed its first month in operation at the
County facility. This
building served Safe Auto until the new 9,838 square foot
building, located in Monroe
“Safe Auto offers a phenomenal opportunity,” former manager
David Solomon said at the time. “We provide the training, but
success is up to the individual’s motivational level. We are
extremely pleased with our employees in Monroe
To some that newest star has lost its brilliance. Safe Auto
Insurance employees and former employees have mixed feelings
about the latest court settlement. The case has been in the
legal system since 2007 when John Lucio initiated the suit,
which stems from Safe Auto reducing the percentage of commission
promised to employees when they were hired.
Since 2007 extensive motions, responses and replies to the
issues of liability and damages have been addressed through the
court system. Some of those participating in the suit said they
haven’t asked for any more than they are owed.
On Jan. 14 Judge Julie Selmon,
Monroe County Common Pleas Court,
granted a summary judgment for damages in the amount of
In an interview with Lucio and other participants in the case,
as well as current employees, some of the personal consequences
of the reduction in commissions were shared. Most did not want
to be identified for fear of retaliation, they said.
The ones who were fired did not feel it was justified. They said
they loved their jobs at Safe Auto but things changed. At first
they were asked to fill a wish book, provided by management. The
workers said they were told to put pictures of their dreams like
a new house, a new car, that dream vacation spot. “The sky’s the
limit. You’ll never have a pay cut. The more you do, the more
you make,” one former employee said they were told. “They cut
commission and demanded more,” another said.
One former employee said they made $25,000 the first year; the
best year was $50,000. “You don’t realize how much you need it
until you lose it,” said the former employee, who continues to
have stress issues which was attributed to the job.
“I don’t think they ever thought we’d make the money we did for
that company and the salaries we were making,” said former
employee Judy Hill. “I think they did it (cut commission)
because they didn’t make the profit they wanted.” Hill said at
one time she was making $5,000 a month with her salary and
commission. Her last check, she said, was for $124. She
explained that commission is a drawn against the salary. When
commission is over and above the salary, commission is paid on
They said at least 13 employees or former employees have filed
bankruptcy. One person said if it hadn’t been for a spouse, “we
would have filed for bankruptcy like the others.” When
repossessions and bankruptcies started, one person said they
were told that they should have been putting money aside for a
One employee said they were terminated because of a
“confidential memo” which they said was not a confidential memo;
one was said to have been terminated for wearing a Safe Auto
t-shirt to a bar after work; and, they said, termination
warnings were given when a group tried to unionize. One person
said they came to Safe Auto because it was a nice place to work.
The individual was making big money but when the commissions
were cut, bills couldn’t be paid, wages were garnished which led
to foreclosure. “I should have stayed with my $8 an hour job,”
this person said.
On July 15, they said, the company “right sized” to 97 employees
and more were let go with a severance pay and one month’s
“They kinda have us over a barrel,” said one person. “There are
no jobs here.”
On Jan. 28 the attorneys for the plaintiffs, Mark A. Ropchock,
Richard V. Zurz and James W. Peters, filed a supplemental
memorandum in support of plaintiffs’ motion for prejudgment
interest. In the brief, the plaintiffs withdrew any claim for
prejudgment interest on the unjust enrichment damage award made
by the court on Jan. 14.
They are requesting a court order to have Safe Auto produce, in
electronic form, within seven days, “the policy data on when
each and every precommission payment was made to each individual
plaintiff, the amount of that payment and what that payment
should have been under the formula devised by the Court. From
the requested data, prejudgment interest will be calculated
based upon each individual shorted commission payment on each
individual date the commissions were paid over the years.”
The Beacon contacted the local Safe Auto Insurance office and
spoke with Senior Human Resources Manager Tru Jorris, who said,
“We cannot comment on pending litigation.”
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LEMUEL M. TSCHAPPAT
Lemuel Mack Tschappat, 92, Clarington, died Jan. 23, 2011 at
OVMC in Wheel-ing, W.Va.,
a son of the late Charles and Edna Tschappat of Clarington.
He was retired from the Corps of Engineers, Lock 14, and served
in WWII in the US Army from 1942-45, where he was a Staff
Sergeant specializing in intelligence and reconnaissance. He
served with Company B 48th Armored Infantry Battalion.
He was an avid golfer and remained so until the last few months
of his life. He was a kind, honest and generous man who was well
loved and respected by his family and many friends. He will be
Surviving are his wife, Mary Louise (Damiani); a son, Lemuel
Charles; granddaughter, Amie Louise (Douglas)
McMullin; beloved great-grandson, Nathan McMullin; a sister,
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
daughter, Connie Louise; his childhood friend and
brother-in-law, Reuben Thomas.
At his request there will be no viewing or funeral services.
Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com
Charlotte Wehr, 67, Columbus, passed away Jan. 24,
2011. She was born July 8, 1943 in Morgantown, W.Va., a
daughter of the late
and Carolyn Thompson.
Surviving are her loving husband of 47 years, Charles; two sons,
Scott (Shirley) Wehr, Ryan Wehr; grandson, Jacob Wehr;
half-brother, Mike Camden; nephews and other loving relatives
Friends were received Jan. 27 at Tidd Funeral Home with
Crematory, Hilliard, where a memorial service followed.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a
brother, Steve Camden.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeReach Hospice, 3724 Olentangy River Rd., Suite G., Columbus, OH
Paul E. Dornbusch, 85, died peacefully Jan. 22, 2011,
surrounded by his wife and children. He died at St. Francis
Medical Center in Richmond, Va.,
after a heart attack brought on by respiratory failure. He was
born July 25, 1925 in the family farmhouse outside
Antioch, a son of the late Wesley and
Irma Wohnhas Dornbusch. He was the great-grandson of John Jacob
Dornbusch who emigrated from
in 1834 and settled a few years later in Benton Township.
He attended grade school in Antioch
and completed one year at
Ohio University before joining the U.S. Navy.
He served his country during WWII as a radar technician on the
USS Pensacola, a heavy cruiser, seeing action in the Pacific
theater. After the war he served on a repair ship, the USS
Xanthus, for the remainder of his tour of duty. He returned to
Ohio University and earned a bachelor’s degree
in electrical engineering. While at college, Paul met his wife,
Margaret Helen Tober of Cleveland, who he always called Toby.
Married in 1950, Paul and Toby celebrated 60 years of marriage
with their gathered family this past summer.
He spent his entire professional life of 42 years with the
General Electric Company; the last 36 years were in
Va., where he and Toby raised
their family. Paul excelled in designing and tuning industrial
controls, particularly for aluminum and steel rolling mills. His
career took him all over North America and around the world to
mills in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. He became an acknowledged expert in
material transport systems and was recognized for his work by
Jack Welch, GE’s Chairman and CEO.
He was rooted in his faith. He was an active member of
Westhampton Christian Church-Disciples of Christ in
Roanoke. The faith community of
Westhampton helped and sustained Paul and Toby when their oldest
daughter Kathy died of cancer at the age of seven. More
recently, Paul and Toby have worshiped at
St. Paul’s Church - Trail Run, the church
his great-grandfather John Jacob helped found.
True to his upbringing on the family farm, he was hard-working,
modest and self-reliant. He had a deep appreciation for life and
a wry sense of humor. Though very generous to others, he did not
need much for himself. He excelled at fixing things and could
keep a lawn mower serviceable long after others would have
replaced it. He was always happiest when he could be busy and
useful; preferably outdoors. After he retired, he and Toby built
a home on the family farm outside
Antioch. His hands and back, gnarled from
scoliosis, limited his progress, but he worked with patience and
perseverance to tame the wild roses and brambles and reclaim the
Paul will be deeply missed by his loving family. Surviving are
his wife of 60 years, Margaret (Toby) Dornbusch; his children
and their spouses: Susan and Ralph Snell, Jim Dornbusch and
Susanne Streubing, Jane and John Davis, Dana Dornbusch and
Walter Piescik, Andrew and Susan Dornbusch; grandchildren, Katy,
Anna and Emily Snell, Tyler, Tina and Tristan Dornbusch,
Jonathan Davis, Manna and Jordan Wilcox; brother, Willard (Pam)
Dornbusch; sister, Doris Starr and a large extended family.
Friends were received Jan. 28 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at
St. Paul’s Church - Trail Run, with Rev.
Alfred Bingenhei-mer officiating. Burial was in
Antioch Cemetery. A reception followed at Midway
Memorial contributions may be made to
St. Paul’s Church - Trail Run, c/o Linda
Colvin, Treas., 42655 Trail Run Rd., New Matamoras, OH
Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com
Gladys Marie Dougherty, 86, of Heartland of Marietta
Nursing Home, Marietta
(formerly of Woodsfield) went to be with her Lord on Jan. 24,
2011, at the Marietta Memorial
Hospital, Marietta. She was born at Shadyside on May 29,
1924, a daughter of the late Rudy and Edna Short Hudak.
She was a homemaker and was a faithful supporter of missionary
work and a Christian by faith. She enjoyed her children,
grandchildren and their visits. She also enjoyed her birds and
Surviving are three daughters: Mary (Clayton Jr.) Christman,
Clarington; Elaine (Tim) Huck, Lowell; Sandy (Kenny) Bach,
Marietta; one son: Daniel (Lu Ann) Dougherty, Hilliard; nine
grandchildren: Lori Roby, Columbus; Nicki (Jay) Kline, Buchtel;
Erin (Ben) Roxby, Bellaire; Erica (Samuel) Shepherd, Clarington;
Chelsea Huck, Lowell; Tiffany (Rick) Betzing-Gorham, Marietta;
Autumn Joseph, Marietta; Danielle (Adam) Michael, Hilliard;
Robert (Joelle) Dougherty, Hilliard; 17 Great grandchildren:
Ryan Ramey, Cpl Blake Kline, U.S. Marine Corps., Camp
Pendleton, CA.; Kimberly Kline, Daniel Kline, Rhiannon Kline,
Wesley Roxby, Kendra Roxby, Megan Shepherd, Shannon Shepherd,
Samuel Shepherd Jr., Aaron Betzing, Haley Betzing, Abbey Turner,
Connor Michael, Brooke Michael, Gwen Dougherty and Evan
Dougherty; one great-great-grandson: Cayden Kline.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Robert “Bob” Dougherty on June 6, 1994 and a
son-in-law, Jim Biehl.
Friends will be received at the Watters Funeral Home, 37501 S.R.
78 West, Woods-field, from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1
p.m. Jan. 27 with Max Winland officiating. Burial will follow
in Neuhart Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to a local food bank.
Loretta Winland Rinard, 87, Woodsfield, died Jan. 30,
2011, at Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilita-tion Center. She was born March 26, 1923 in
Woodsfield, a daughter of the late Herbert and Emma Denbow
She was a member of the
Surviving are a sister, Delores McGarry of Lewis-ville; two
brothers, Gene Winland of Woodsfield, John Winland of
Barnesville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two
sisters, Lorna Winland Jones, Beulah Gray Lumbatis; and two
brothers, Francis (Spark) Winland and Harold Winland.
Friends will be received Feb. 4, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at
Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services
will be held Feb. 5, at 11 a.m. Condolences may be expressed
Edgar Willard Knowlton, Sr., 91, passed away Jan. 28,
2011 at his home.
Sometimes known as “Fast Eddy” to his friends and family, he was
the oldest of 13 children born to the late Edna (Dye) and
Stephen Knowlton. He was born Sept. 29, 1919 in Graysville.
He was a WWII veteran of the US Army serving with the 37th
Infantry Division of the South Pacific and discharged as a Staff
Sergeant. He is registered at the WWII Memorial
Monument in Washington, D.C.
A man who was set in his ways,he enjoyed camping with his
Airstreamer mobile home and was an avid hunter. He possessed a
strong work ethic and performed all his asks with a great deal
of quality. He retired from General Motors where he was a
millwright and he was also an accomplished carpenter. Always
ready to enjoy himself, Edgar enjoyed dancing and going to the
social clubs. He was a life member of Buckeye Lake Eagles,
Millersport VFW, Thornville Amvets and the Newark American
Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ruth Knowlton Yoakam of The
Villages, Fla., Linda Knowlton (Brian Boling) of Thornville; a
son, Edgar W. (Lynda) Knowlton, Jr. of New Martinsville; seven
grandchildren, Ty Yoakam, Terrilynn (James) Montano, Micah
Yoakam, Jobi Dishon, Edgar “Butch” Knowlton, III, Rob E.
(Shawna) Knowlton, Shauna (Russ) Heil; 11 great-grandchildren,
Taylor Montano, Morgan Montano, Hunter Dishon, Nicolas, Natalie,
Jacob Edgar, Noah and Sarah “Izzy” Knowlton, Brian Faggeines,
Andrew Heil and Caroline Heil; two brothers, Howard and Harley
Knowlton; four sisters, Irene Stull, Beryl Couch, Betty Ison,
Peggy Briggs; a sister-in-law, Pearl Knowlton; caregiver,
Shirley Colley; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife
of 58 years, Josephine , in 1997; three sisters, Ruth Frasher,
Nina Dilgard, Mary Ellen Wheatcraft; and three brothers, Harold
Lee, Alfred and Lorn Knowlton.
Friends will be received Feb. 4, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at
Ashland Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, and one hour prior to
funeral services at 11 a.m., Feb. 5, with Pastor Mark Abel
officiating. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery
with military honors by the Ashland Veterans Honor Guard.
Online guest registry at www.wappner.com
PAMELA A. NICHOLS
Pamela A. McCurdy Nichols, 54,
46430 Buckio Rd., Woodsfield, died
Jan. 27, 2011, at Genesis-Good Sam-aritan
Hospital, Zanesville. She was born June 25, 1956 in Columbus, a daughter of
Mavis Young, Woodsfield, and the late Ralph Emerson “Bus”
She was a 1975 graduate of Woodsfield High School and graduated from West Virginia Northern
Community College, New
Martinsville with an LPN degree. She was also the founding
director of the Monroe County Metropolitan Housing Authority in Monroe County.
She was a poet and a Catholic by faith.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her husband of 36
years, Jerry Nichols, whom she married June 26, 1974; a
daughter, Angela Nichols of Woodsfield; a son, Grant Nichols, of
Woodsfield; two sisters, Lynn (Rusty Jones) McCurdy of Dublin,
Molly (Charles) Snoke of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a brother, Carson
McCurdy of Florida; four nephews; a niece; two great-nephews and
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a
brother, Jerry McCurdy.
There will be no visitation. Services and burial will be held at
the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Woodsfield Emergency
Squad, 374 Lewisville Rd., Woodsfield,
OH 43793.Arrangements by Watters
Funeral Home, Woodsfield.