Ormet, AEP-Ohio’s New Electric Arrangement Approved
The Public Utilities Com-mission of
last week approved an arrangement between Ormet
Primary Alu-minum and American Electric Power-Ohio
for electric service to Ormet’s aluminum producing
Hannibal. The arrangement
will be in effect through 2018.
Ormet’s electrical rates will be based on the price
of aluminum, with other AEP power customers making
up the difference for any discounts.
“This arrangement will ensure that jobs are retained
in Ohio and that the region continues to receive
economic benefits from Ormet’s operation,” said PUCO
chairman Alan R. Schriber. “By approving this
arrangement, we are fulfilling the economic
development policies in Senate Bill 221 through job
retention, as Ormet is a key employer in the
The PUCO set limits on how much of a discount the
Ormet can receive and how much money AEP can recover
in a year.
As modified by the PUCO, rates billed to Ormet by
AEP for the balance of 2009 will reflect an annual
average rate of $38 per megawatt hour (MWh) for the
periods Ormet was in full production, $35 per MWh
when Ormet curtailed production to 4.6 potlines and
$34 per MWh when the plant curtailed production to
four potlines. These rates are contingent upon Ormet
maintaining its employment levels at 900 employees
for calendar year 2009.
For calendar years 2010 through 2018, the commission
approved the link of Ormet’s rate to the price of
aluminum as reported on the London Metal Exchange,
but modified the agreement to include a maximum
electric rate discount for Ormet and a maximum
amount of delta revenue (or the difference between
AEP’s tariff rate and the rate paid by Ormet) that
AEP ratepayers will be expected to pay. The PUCO
commission also reduced the impact of the
arrangement on customers’ bills by including a
credit of the provider of last resort (POLR) charges
paid by Ormet to AEP.
During calendar years 2010 and 2011, the maximum
electric rate discount Ormet will receive is $60
million. This discount will be subject to adjustment
based upon employment levels at the facility. The
maximum amount of delta revenue that ratepayers will
be expected to pay during 2010 and 2011 will be
between $45.4 million and $54 million, depending on
the credit of POLR charges, resulting in a charge
to customers’ bills of less that $2 per month. AEP
will defer the difference between the rate paid by
Ormet and the delta revenue collected from
ratepayers and will recover the difference at the
end of the arrangement.
The commission also phased down the discount Ormet
received throughout the length of the arrangement.
As a result, Ormet’s maximum discount will be
reduced to $54 million in 2012. For calendar years
2013 thru 2018, the maximum discount will be reduced
each year by $10 million.
PUCO directed that any rate discounts provided to
Ormet must be directly related to employment levels.
Under the arrangement, Ormet will be required to
maintain an employment level of 650 full-time
employees. Ormet’s discount will be reduced by an
additional $10 million each month for every 50
workers below 650 full-time workers employed by
Ormet for the previous month. Ormet will be required
to provide a monthly report to PUCO staff and AEP
detailing its employment levels.
Ormet and AEP must file an executed power agreement
that reflects the modifications ordered by the PUCO
commission. Once the agreement is filed, the
arrangement will be effective.
A copy of the commission opinion and order is
available at www.PUCO.ohio.gov. Click on the link to
the Docketing Information System (DIS) and enter the
case number 09-119-EL-AEC.
Ormet filed a request for the special arrangement in
February, describing the deal as “essentially an
on-or-off switch” for the
“It was a huge step in securing Ormet’s future and
that of its employees,” said Ormet spokeswoman Linda
According to officials at both companies, Ormet and
AEP-Ohio must evaluate the arrangement ordered by
the PUCO before putting it into a binding contract.
AEP spokesman Jeff Rennie said his company must
apply to the PUCO before it can start to collect the
revenues forgone in the new Ormet deal, as well as a
temporary one already in place.
The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel had advocated an even
lower limit on Ormet’s discount, about $32 million.
However, counsel spokesman Ryan Lippe said the
office was pleased with some of the provisions the
Beallsville Calls for Clean Up
Issues with property and pets were addressed at the
July 6 meeting of Beallsville Village Council, which
also took action to close Washing-ton St. during Heritage Days.
Council discussed unkempt properties and noted that
non-compliance with the village ordinance will
result in the village cleaning the property and the
charges being placed on the owner’s tax bill. They
said that keeping property cleaned up means to keep
it free of trash and keeping the lawn moved
Officials also remind residents that all dogs within
the village limits are to be confined to the owner’s
Concerning safety issues, Ted Billiter, reported
that new fire extinguishers have been installed and
are up to code. The extinguishers were purchased
from Dynamic Safety Resources, Woodsfield.
Billiter also told council that most pot holes
within the village have been patched.
On a motion by Council-woman Ladonna Carleton, Washington Street will be closed July 23
through 26 for the Beallsville Heritage Days
Danny Jones and Martha Ackerman, of the Monroe
County Veterans Memorial Committee, accepted
donations recently from Beallsville American Legion
Post #768 delivered Roger Elliott, a Post #768
member, and an additional donation from Herman
Zerger, WWII veteran and former prisoner of war.
Donations Accepted by Veterans Memorial Committee
“We’re finally starting to get back on our feet,”
said Martha Ackerman, president of the Monroe County
Veterans Memorial Committee. “The last few months
have been hard but with the donations received from
the Beallsville American Legion Post #768,
Woodsfield VFW Post 5303, VFW Post 5303 Auxiliary,
Woodsfield Eagles, Woods-field Moose Lodge, Herman
Zerger and others, we were finally able to pay an
outstanding bill and order memorial bricks. The
committee has also received the first restitution
payment from True Williams via the prosecutor’s
Applications have been alphabetized and an inventory
has been done for the bricks already laid in the
Veterans Walk-way in front of the Monroe County
Courthouse. A few of the bricks were found to have
had incorrect spellings and/or information. These
bricks have been ordered along with a number of
others, which when matched against applications,
were found to be missing. Those, along with the new
orders received, have been forwarded to Randall L.
Gallagher Memorials, Inc. for engraving.
The task of laying the bricks is the next order of
business for the committee. That will be done soon,
“We want to regain the community’s trust in the
committee,” said Ackerman. “When money has been
taken, it’s hard to trust. With the new committee,
we hope our current efforts will be recognized and
For information, call 740-472-0535 evenings.
Business Earns 3 Medals at Cheese Awards
A Beallsville business has distinguished itself by earning three
medals at the 2009 North American Regional Jersey Cheese Awards.
Al and Renea Scheiderer, owners of Buckeye Grove Farm Cheese,
LLC of Beallsville, were notified by Sarah Gilbert of National
All-Jersey Inc., that their business has been selected for three
medals at the cheese awards event.
Dixie Swiss Cheese earned a silver medal, while Hill Folk Jersey
cheese and Boeren Kas Gouda cheese were each awarded bronze
Seventy-seven entries from 29 different producers representing
15 states and Quebec competed for
“We are already planning for next year's event, to be held on
the Island of Jersey, UK. We’re going to see how we stand
against the best cheesemakers in Europe,” said the Scheiderers. “From what we've been told,
even from one of last year's judges, we have a pretty good
chance of medaling there, too. It is also good to see that there
are other top notch cheesemakers in North America, especially
Ohio, other than the "cheese state" of Wisconsin.”
Triplets Turn 3
party time for Audrey, Ariel and Annalisa, who will be
celebrating their first birthday July 25. The blue eyed,
brunette triplets are the daughters of Amanda Isaacs.
by Martha Ackerman
It’s “Tinkerbell” party time for three little ladies! Annalisa,
Audrey and Ariel Isaacs will celebrate their first birthday
Saturday, June 25. The blue-eyed, brunette triplets are the
daughters of Amanda Isaacs of Fisher Hill Road, Clarington.
According to Amanda, her pediatrician has confirmed the girls
are on target with babies their age–they are crawling, taking a
few steps, trying to feed themselves with finger foods, drinking
from a sippy cup and beginning their vocabulary, which now
consists of “Hi,” “Bye,” “Mum-mum” and the newest word is their
version of “backpack” from a TV show. They are in size 12-18
months like most children their age.
The girls have been very healthy, noted Amanda. The only scare
was when Annalisa, at five months, had to spend three days in
the hospital with bronchitis.
Ariel has eight teeth and the other two aren’t far behind–Audrey
has five and Annalisa, four. Ariel, Amanda noted, displays her
temper more than her siblings and Audrey seems to be the
Audrey was the first to come home from the hospital and the
first to crawl. Annalisa was the first to stand, stoop and stand
up again. When Ariel is playing with a toy and wants to crawl,
she puts the toy in her mouth and goes on her way, noted her
The girls’ favorite foods are fried potatoes and pasta. They are
down to three bottles a day. In August they will move from the
Similac Advanced to regular milk, said their mother.
It’s been hectic at times especially in the early months when
the triplets had to be fed and kept dry. Members of the family
were up every two to two-and-a-half hours for feedings and
The triplets began sleeping all night at about four-and-a-half
months, but with teething they were up and down.
Now it’s a chore keeping track of the three. They are busy
little girls. Their favorite toys are the Dora the
ball pit and their tricycle. The twins Annalisa and Audrey seem
to be closer, noted Amanda. They have mastered the concept of
pushing each other on their tricycle. Ariel enjoys the ball pit
while her sisters play together.
Their big blue eyes sparkle as they crawl around the floor
deciding what to do next. Even at this young age, Ariel displays
a shoe fettish. She crawls right to them. “She’s going to be
high maintenance,” said Grandma Sheila.
Amanda has had family support in raising her children. They
live with her maternal great-grandmother Beverly Goddard.
Maternal grandmother Sheila Neely helps all she can in between
jobs. She has been trying to help every day since Beverly’s recent surgery.
The triplet’s favorite cousin, McKenzie Goddard, visits often to
play and help out with the girls. “They love McKen-zie to
pieces,” said Amanda.
Friends, neighbors and the people from their church have been
very good to them, noted Beverly. “Amanda has a
good support system.”
All three girls love the outdoors. They enjoy their swing and
Their favorite TV shows are Dora the Explorer and Wonder Pets.
What seems to be the hardest part of being a triplet? “They have
a hard time sharing Mommy time,” said Great-grandma
time can sometimes be hectic, but when that’s over, it’s time to
settle down with the girls’ favorite book. Story time favorite,
noted Mommy, is Oliver Finds His Way.
The triplets will be moving into a bigger room in the house as
they are outgrowing their present nursery. Amanda is going to do
the new room in a “Tinkerbell” theme.
As birthday gifts, Amanda had her daughters’ ears pierced and in
August the family will enjoy a trip to the Columbus Zoo and
water park, along with a visit with their aunt, Jerrica Neely,
Happy First Birthday, Audrey, Annalisa and Ariel!
Seniors Asking for Levy Replacement of .4 mills
Representatives of the
Monroe County Senior
Center approached county
commissioners this week to request a resolution replacing a .2
mill levy with a .4 mill levy on the November ballet.
Commission Clerk Allyson Cox will prepare the resolution.
According to Michelle Hol-lins, director of senior services, the
current .2 mill levy will expire in December 2010. The
replacement levy would not go into effect until 2011.
Hollins said senior services is expecting a 39 percent cut in
2010 due to the governor’s budget. “This is going to kill core
services,“ said Hollins, including meals, transportation and
homemakers.” Senior services would lose almost $50,000.
The current .2 mill levy generates $48,700 annually.
“In light of rising costs and the economy we thought .4 would
not be too outrageous,” she said. Asked by Commissioner John
Pyles if .4 mills would be enough, Hollins explained it is not
sufficient but perhaps a compromise that would be passed by
voters. “I don’t think an average family could support more than
.4 mills,” she said.
Attending the meeting with Hollins were Ruth Paine and Margaret
Dalrymple of the Council on Aging.
In other business, a motion by Commissioner Carl Davis was
passed to sign a voucher for Joe Pyles in the amount of $3,999
for supplies for a start-up business. The funding was made
available through the Jobs Etc. Dislocated Workers Program. The
new business, J&K Auto Service LLC, is located on Wood Street
Extension in Sardis.
The vote was two in favor with Pyles abstaining.
Lydick Construction, Woodsfield, was awarded the contract to
raze a log house near
at $17,600. The property is the last of the properties to be
mitigated due to flooding, by FEMA
Monroe County Commissioners meet each Monday beginning at 9 a.m.
on the third floor of the courthouse in the former County Court
“Cannot” never did anything until “try” came along.
Genius is the gold in the mind; talent is the miner who digs it.
Who said you couldn’t have an enjoyable experience without going
miles and miles from home? A bit of personal history to start.
I have a great-grandson who is just starting to pre-school and
is fascinated with trains. I have never been fascinated by
trains. Maybe because I never lived closer than 10 miles or more
from a train. Although when my sister started teaching, she came
home on a train but Dad had to go to Freeport to pick her up.
My train experience did not start until I was out of high
school. I’m not sure how I got from Columbus
to Great Lakes and back home
after boot camp, but I think it was by bus.
The first train trip I remember was from Great Lakes to Norfolk. This was eventful as our fearless
leader allowed us to get off the train at
for a brief time. Most everyone was out of it before we made it
very far (passed out). Next was a ride to
and finally after training, a cross country ride to California. What a trip! The trip back from
LA was more pleasant after returning from Japan.
A kind of an interesting note about our troop train was the
restrooms. They were not fancy as nowadays. On our car you went
to the restroom and when you finished your job you flushed and
the job was deposited along side of the railroad. They locked
the doors when coming close to a station. One time a GI was
locked in the restroom and just completed his job as we pulled
into the station. You know the rest of the story.
One last train experience happened when I was doing my second
quarter student teaching in
Mt. Vernon High School.
The Vo. Ag. teacher had made arrangements for a room with a nice
lady for us. I moved in without looking around. Along about 2
a.m. the first night I thought the house was going to fall
apart. A big old freight train went rumbling through the back
yard. You know, after a week I never heard that train and it
went by every night. However, it did kill any interest I had in
I almost forgot; I did ride a train in Japan through the area where one of
the atomic bombs was dropped. Unbelievable! We were only a few
on the train and we had a car to ourselves. The train was so
loaded there were Japanese hanging onto the side of the train.
We felt sorry for them and we allowed some of them to come into
our car even if we weren’t supposed to.
A couple of months ago when I was getting my snow tires removed
at the tire shop in Caldwell, I picked up a folder telling the
story of their train rides in Byesville. I had heard of this for
some time and never gave it much thought. I got to thinking; I
haven’t ridden on a train for at least 63 years so I came home
and told Esther, “We’re going on a train ride.”
So bright and not so early on the eleventh we took off for
Byesville. You know Byesville is located a hop skip or a jump or
two south of Cambridge ,which is located where I 77 and 70
We boarded the train a little before 11 as that was the time of
departure. Wouldn’t you know it; a couple or two were a bit late
so we waited for them to get their tickets.
We were given an air conditioner when we entered our car.
Actually it was a cardboard about a foot square with a handle on
We were given a few safety rules or suggestions and we were off,
I have to be honest; it is not the most scenic trip, but it’s
home territory for me. You see a cluttered up back yard, a
swamp, a house that you might say rednecks live in, the big
cross country pipeline being put in, among other things. The
purpose, in addition to the train ride, is to learn more about
coal mining and railroads years ago.
We had what I’ll call a story teller in our car to tell the
story of the mines, etc. Would you believe it; he was a retired
State Highway Patrolman? I never thought I’d enjoy listening to
a state patrolman but I guess the situation was different than
on the highway coming home from Columbus.
On the way south he told of railroads and mines in the area. He
also said we were crossing a bridge that was 125 years old and
they say it is safe, but he put on a floatation life jacket. He
did the same thing when we crossed over a bridge that was only
100 years old.
When we reached the end of the line they flipped the backs of
our seats and we were going forward while actually traveling
backward. Our story teller failed to put on his life jacket on
the way back. He dressed as a coal miner and related the life of
the very early coal miner.
It was then I learned our story teller’s father and my father
worked in the Rigby mine near Senecaville in the middle ’30s.
This brought back memories of stories my father told and a lot
of things I had actually experienced.
It was interesting watching some of the ladies’ faces when he
explained how coal miners went to the restroom while they were
Just about everything he explained of how the miners worked
underground brought back memories. I had either experienced them
or heard about them as we had a coal mine on our farm and dug
our winter’s coal. I kind of enjoyed going back into the cool
mine on a hot day. Although once after lunch we went back and a
chunk of the roof had fallen. Made you think.
Dad started working in a mine when he was 12 years old. He once
drove the mule pulling out the coal cars from the mine. I guess
that’s why we had mules at home and why we had to have a farm
with a coal mine. Maybe more about miners next week.
I could go on, but, I would highly recommend the train ride at
Byesville. If you know nothing about trains and railroads it
will be an excellent experience. To me it brought back many
memories. Our leader was very knowledgeable about railroads and
trains. I even overheard him discussing glass insulators after
All aboard, the next trip is scheduled for July 25 and 26 at 11
a.m. and 1 p.m. You will enjoy the trip. We even went across the
street and had breakfast, of all things, after our ride.
Cards Donated to Help Local Cancer Patients
Members of Woodsfield VFW Post 5303 Auxiliary presented
gas cards and restaurant gift cards to Shirley Brown,
co-chair for the local American Cancer Society’s Relay
For Life. The cards will be given to cancer patients to
help defray the costs associated with traveling to and
from treatments. Brown invited those present to the
Monroe County Relay for Life, which is set for July 31
and Aug. 1 at River
High School. Shown, from
left, are Louella Ricer, Auxiliary president Carol
Jones, Shirley Brown, Toni Elliott and Elma Walton.
Photo by Martha Ackerman
ELMER E. ADAMS, JR.
Elmer E. Adams, Jr. (Bud), 84, Woodsfield, died July 14,
2009 after a short illness. He was born and spent the
majority of his life in Brimfield; living his later
years in Woodsfield.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII serving with the
Ninth Australian Division before being honorably
discharged. He was a graduate of
School and attended
University. He retired after
32 years of service with Ohio Bell Telephone Company.
He loved to travel, fishing in
Surviving are his loving wife of 46 years, Catherine;
daughter, Cynthia (Adams) Riley; two grandchildren, Steven Riley and Susanne
(Riley) Haines; five great-grandchildren, Cole and Tessa
Riley, Nilah, Gwen and Riley Haines.
sister, Audrey Carbone; He will be greatly missed by
his family and friends. Cremation has taken place. There
will be no services or calling hours.
Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woods-field.
Condolences may be ex-pressed at: www.bauerturner.com
MARY M. McCLELLAND
Mary Margaret Greenlee McClelland, 82,
Beallsville, died July 14, 2009 at Monroe
Woodsfield. She was born Oct. 26, 1926 in Glencoe, a
daughter of the late Theodore Crall and Beulah Wheeler
She was a Christian by faith, a member of Powhatan VFW
Post 5565 Ladies Auxiliary, and American Gold Star
Surviving are eight children, (Jack (Bow) Greenlee of
Jacobsburg, Dianna (Terry “Auger”) Armann of
Bealls-ville, Barbara Brown of Odessa, Texas, Brenda
(Charles) Payne of Dallas, Texas, Jim (Bobbi Jo)
Green-lee of Clarington, Beulah Mary Jo (Jerry “O”)
Palmer of Clarington, John Greenlee of Powhatan Point,
George (Donna) Greenlee of Claring-ton; a brother,
Russell Crall of Florida; two sisters, Bonnie Kirkland
of Mechanicstown, Theodora “Peeper” Christy of Rittman;
27 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; a
great-great-granddaughter; step-daughters, Jennifer
Jefferies of Bellaire, Judy McMillon of St. Clairsville;
In addition to his parents, she was preceded in death by
her husbands, Duane F. Greenlee and Charles McClelland;
two sons, Duane T. Greenlee, Charles Henry McClelland; a
great-granddaughter, Makayla Phillips; and
step-daughter, Jelena Usenick.
Friends were received July 16 at Toothman Funeral Home,
Jacobsburg, and July 17 until time of service, with
Pastor George Coffman officiating. Burial followed in Beallsville Cemetery.
Blanche I. Cline, Union-town, formerly of
County, died July 14, 2009
after a short illness. She was born July 28, 1913 in
Rinard Mills, a daughter of George and Victoria
She lived most of her life in Low Gap before moving to Akron in 1996. She was a member of the Low Gap
Christian Union Church. She enjoyed spending time with
her family and cooking and making special treats for
Surviving are a daughter, Barbara Flinn of Ravenswood,
W.Va.; a son, Kenneth (Catherine) Cline of Akron,
brother, Carl Weckbacher of Beach City; two sisters,
June (Chauncey) Mobberly of New Matamoras, Wilma Smith
of Marietta; grandchildren, Cheryl (John) Apazeller,
David (Diane) Cline of Akron, Michael (Linda) Cline of
Douglassville, Pa.; step-grandchildren, Doug Flinn of
Parkeresburg, Debbie (Greg) Cooper of Ravenswood;
great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Sara Apazeller,
Michael Cline, Jr.; step-great-grandchildren, Jeremy
(Amber) Flinn, Heather and Cory Cooper; nieces and
nephews, Sharon (Les) Paul, Sonja (Robert) Tallman,
Norma Jean (Keith) Thomas, Nancy Tucker, Steve, Rick,
Pam and Tammy Reel, and Edmond Kirkbride and a host of
family and dear friends of the Low Gap community.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Homer Paul Cline in 1993, to whom she was
married for 61 years; siblings, Freda Kendall, Opal
Reel, Mary Mikes, Paul Weckbacher; and nephew, Jimmy
Friends were received July 17 until time of service at
Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, with Rev. George
Hoskins officiating. Burial in Low Gap Cemetery near Graysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Low Gap Cemetery
Fund, c/o Janet Graham, 36075 Harmon Ridge Rd., Graysville, OH 45734 or VNS Hospice
3358 Ridgewood Rd., Akron, OH 44333.
Michael F. Ogden, 57, Woods-field, died July 12, 2009
following a brief illness. He was born April 7, 1952 in
Woodsfield, a son of the late John D. Ogden and
Elizabeth McElfresh Ogden of Woodsfield.
He was a 1971 graduate of
High School and remained
active in the Woodsfield Alumni Choir.
He moved away from Woodsfield and resided in the Washington, D.C.
area for many years. He returned to Woodsfield in 1999
and at the time of his death was working as a licensed
nurse at the Monroe County
He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist
Church of Woodsfield and a member of ASSCME Local 3401.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his brothers
and sisters, John D. Ogden, Nanciliee McCormack, Richard
(Barb) Ogden, Pat Bobkovich, Gregg (Francene) Ogden,
Kirk (Renee) Ogden, Beth (Jim) Ayers, Bill (Cissy)
Ogden, Kris (Darrell) Scott, Suellen (Greg) Datkuliak,
Kerri (Jerry) Stollar, Andrew (Billie) Ogden; beloved
niece, Staci Ogden and many nieces and nephews.
Michael also left behind his loving dog companions Bubba
and Beau and an assortment of rescued cats.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by
his paternal and maternal grandparents.
There will be a “Celebration of Life Ceremony” on July
25, at 11 a.m. at Woodsfield United Methodist
Memorial contributions may be made in his honor to the
Monroe County Humane Society or the First United
Methodist Church of Woods-field. Arrangements by
Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woods-field. Condolences may
be expressed at: www.bauerturner.com
Wanda Truex, 85, Woods-field Nursing and
Center, formerly of
Mellott Ridge, Beallsville, died July 14, 2009 in the
center. She was born April 20, 1924 in
County, a daughter of the
late Roy and Leah Pugh Moore.
She was a member of the Mellott Ridge Church of Christ
and the New Castle Homemakers.
Surviving are three daughters, Marilyn (Bill) Miller of
South Amherst, Charlotte (Robert) Mobley, Loretta (Jeff)
Gallaher; two sons, Cliff (Judy) Truex, Lawrence (Susie)
Truex, all of Bealls-ville; 11 grandchildren; and 19
great-grandchildren, with one more due in the fall.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband, Vernon; brother, Chester
Moore; an infant brother, Chelsey and her son-in-law,
Friends were received July 17 at Harper Funeral Home,
Beallsville, where funeral services were held July 18,
with Jeff Rich officiating. Burial followed in Beallsville Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered at www.harperfh.net
Roberta P. “Bertie” Daugh-erty, 75,
42546 Sandbar Rd.,
Lewisville, died July 18, 2009
Hospital. She was born March
19, 1934 in
West Virginia, a daughter of the
late Henry and Alta Williamson Finley.
She was a homemaker, a Protestant by faith, enjoyed
gardening and her flowers and plants.
Surviving are three sons, Danny Joe (Louann) Daugh-erty
of Lewisville, James L. Daugherty and friend Ronda Milks
of Elyria, Bruce (Rose) Daugherty of Stafford; a sister,
Dolly Maynard of Libby, Montana; four brothers, Lind-sey
Finley of Prichard, W.Va., Gaylord Finley of Campton,
Ky., Glen Finley of Michigan, Don Finley of West
Virginia; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews; and three special friends,
Wendall and Betty Wallace and Ruby Hicks.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by
her husband James L. Daugherty on Nov. 6, 2007; a
daughter, Sheila Smith; two great-grandchildren, Cody
Stone and Chloe Daugherty; a daughter-in-law, Gail
Daugherty; and two sisters, Blanche Stevens and Drusiey
Friends were received July 20 at Watters Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, where services were held July 21, with Rev.
Gary Fitzgerald officiating. Burial followed in Stafford Cemetery.
Online condolences may be expressed at:
Aaron Griffin, 36,
Marietta, died July 11, 2009, at
his home. He was born Feb. 18, 1973, in
Marietta, to Larry L. and Sandra
He graduated from Marietta High School with the Class of 1991, and was a member
of Plumbers and Pipefitters Union #168 of
Marietta. He enjoyed hunting and
fishing and was in the Washington County Fish and Game
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a brother,
Tyson J. (Kimberly) Griffin of Lower Salem; a niece,
Shalyn Griffin; grandmother, Clara Lee Leasure of
Woodsfield; aunts and uncles, Dorothy Markey, Ruth
Curtis Griffin, Lora and Ed Radzevich, Sue and Dan
Fussell, Leeann and Thom Stan; and his close friend,
Jessica Clift and her son, Tavian.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Jim Leasure;
grandparents, Clarence “Mac” and Bessie Hall Griffin; an
uncle, Don Griffin and cousins, Jody Griffin and Ron
Friends were received July 15 at Hadley Funeral Home,
Reno Chapel. Funeral services were held July 16, with
Beverly Pottmeyer officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Stafford,
at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Tabor Ridge
Cemetery Assoc., c/o Shila Bettinger, 43475 Tabor Rdg. Rd., Summerfield, Oh
Online condolences may be made at:hadleyfuneralhomes.com
Gerald E. Ward, 78, 47857 SR 145,
Lewisville, died July 19, 2009 at
Hospital. He was born Nov.
21, 1930 at
Illinois, a son of the late Wilbur
and Marie Anderson Ward.
He was a retired machinist and former owner of Ward Mold
and Machine, Lewisville; a U.S. Army
veteran serving during the Korean War. He enjoyed
farming, camping, traveling and his family.
Surviving are three daughters, Pam Griffith, Sally
Pfalzgraf, Laura Kuhn, all of Woodsfield; two sons, Gary
(Carla) Ward of Woodsfield, Mike Ward of New Matamoras;
two sisters, Hazel Patsche of Canton,
Betty Braybon of
Ravenna; 10 grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by
his wife, Alice Turney Ward on Jan. 1, 2005.
Friends will be received July 22 from 2 - 8 p.m. at
Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services
will be held July 23, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Karen
Binford officiating. Burial will follow in
Cemetery, near Lewisville.
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