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Nov. 5, 2009

Voith Hydro, American Electric Power Host Open House
40 New Jobs Coming to Monroe County

Voith, a generator stator assembly facility, held an open house Nov. 2 at its new facilities located at the former Ormet rolling mill. On hand for the occasdion were, from left, Ohio Congressmaan Charlie Wilson; Representative Jennifer Garrison; Ohio Governor Ted Strickland; Jolene Thompson, American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) senior vice-president and OMEA executive director; and Mark Garner, president and CEO of Voith Hydro, Inc.           Photo by M. Ackerman 

“Thank you Governor for finding this site in Ohio,” said Mark Garner, president and CEO of Voith Hydro, Inc. at an open house held Nov. 2.

On hand for the occasion were Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson, State Representative Jennifer Garrison, public officials and  community leaders from Ohio and West Virginia.

Voith Hydro and American Municipal Power hosted the open house at the site of Voith’s planned manufacturing facility in Hannibal. The facility, located at the former Ormet Rolling Mill  between the Ohio River and SR7 just north of Hannibal, is projected to employ 40 workers.

“What is needed to get our economy going again is jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Congressman Wilson, who also thanked the governor for the leadership in saving Ormet last spring.

“The state of Ohio is giving Voith Hydro five-and-a-half million dollars in incentives to try to make this venture possible,” said Governor Strickland. “We’re living in historic times. I feel that greed and profiteering on the part of Wall Street caused this economic collapse. We are down, but we are not staying down,” continued the governor. 

“I want Ohio to become a supplier of the world’s essential needs and in doing that, we will create jobs ... Ohio is ranked in the top five with clean energy job creation. Ohio is number one in the Midwest in clean jobs and clean business.

“Recovery will come faster because business, labor and government at every level are pulling our country out of this recession,” said Governor Strickland.

Voith Hydro will manufacture stators for the generators to be used at the run-of-the-river hydroelectric facilities currently under development by American Electric Power Inc. Gov.. Ted Strickland and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown have been working closely with the Ohio Department of Development and Voith Hydro to find a suitable site for the new manufacturing facility.

With the recent award by AMP of contracts to build 11 large horizontal bulb units for hydroelectric projects at the Smithland, Cannelton, Willow Island and Meldahl dams on the Ohio River, Voith Hydro determined that it was necessary to develop a manufacturing facility, with river access, to assemble, test and ship the large generator stators. The stator, as explained by Norbert Riedel, chief engineer at Voith Hydro, is a key component of  Read more in the Nov. 5 Monroe County Beacon.

Team Monroe Education P-16 Council Helps Secure Grants

Members of the Team Monroe Education committee with leadership support from the Monroe County commissioners and Belmont Technical College have been working to establish a Monroe County P-16 Council.

Communty members and leaders from across the county have held meetings since July. To date, the group has secured $15,000 in grants.

The P-16 Council received a $5,000 grant from the Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education (OACHE) to assist with its work. The P-16 will work to identify and remedy gaps in the eduational “pipeline” and to integrate the separate systems of education across all learning levels ensuring students can advance smoothly from pre-kindergarten through post secondary education.

In addition, the P-16 Council supported the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District in grant writing for a Seeds4Success College Access grant. The system was awarded $10,000 for college access activities and support for a part-time (20-hours per week) OACHE College Access Coordinator.

“This grant will support our schools and our parents with information at critical points related to college access,” said George Richardson, administrative assistant for the school district. “We will provide expanded services for college and career exploration to our students and parents with the coordinator and grant funds.”

The council is working to convene local leaders fom every level of education, fom business, communities and civic interests, as well as parents, to provide vision and leadership. In the P-16 process all members are equal partners and education stakeholders in the effort. The group is helping to identify transition points in students’ education where they may experience difficulty or need additional support. One goal of the P-16 Council is to significantly increase the advancement of education or training rates beyond high school whether that is college enrollment or vocational/skills and military training opportunities.

The next P-16 meeting is scheduled for Nov. 12 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Monroe County Senior Citizens Center.

For more information or to join the P-16 efforts, call 740-472-9177 or e-mail monroep16council@yahoo.com.


Christmas in the Village of Powhatan

The fourth annual Christmas in the Village of Powhatan Point will be held Nov. 14. Activities begin at 8 a.m. with a Pancake Breakfast with Santa at the Masonic Hall sponsored by the Powhatan Captina OES.

Local businesses, churches and organizations will provide a health fair, soup sales, bake sales, specials, door prizes, refreshments and more.  Attendees will find food and talented crafters throughout the village. 

A house decorating contest will be held Nov. 12 with prizes of $25 going to the top five winners. Anyone wishing to participate must register by Nov. 7 and can do so by logging onto  www.ChristmasInTheVillageOfPowhatan.com, emailing citvpowhatan@yahoo.com, or by calling 740-795-5894 or 740-795-4673 for forms and information.

The Powhatan VFD and EMS parade starts at 6:30 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshals are the village’s oldest American Veterans. Trophies will be awarded at the elementary school following the parade. The day will wind down with a Snowball Dance sponsored by the American Legion and karaoke at the Riverside Restaurant.    

Programs, maps and food menus will be provided at participating businesses and key locations throughout the village that day.

In addition to breakfast with Santa, youngsters will enjoy face painting at the Church of  Read more in the Nov. 5 Monroe County Beacon.

Our Readers Write

Dear Editor,

I see that the school facilities are making progress. Sure glad that we are going to use local labor.

The one thing I ask is why when it comes to our hiring people to run our schools, we go outside of the county? They pay no taxes and pay nothing to support our community.

Beallsville football - it’s like walking through a wet pig pen to get to a very dirty seat.

Richard A. Heller

Around the Burnside

A person who always says what he or she thinks is courageous and friendless.

There is no limit to the amount of good you can do, if you don’t care who gets the credit.

Isn’t it really enjoyable to have a couple or three really nice days after several not too nice days? Had to scrape frost off the windshield Sunday morning. Thirty-two degrees is too cold this time of year. One thing about Ohio weather, if you are not satisfied just wait around; it will change. Most of the time on Friday when there’s a high school football game.

Talking about weather, why is there a need for three weather reports on each news broadcast? Once is enough for me; plus the fact they are wrong a good part of the time. I just watched what I consider a Saturday night sports report on Monday at 6:30 p.m.

While I’m at it, why do some TV stations think we suddenly develop a hearing problem when some commercials are shown? I do have a little hearing problem but my aids allow me to overcome this problem. I don’t need a boost in volume to hear the commercials. Car dealers and the new gambling hall in Pittsburgh are the worst. I just hope my mute button on my remote does not fail to work.

You probably aren’t interested but I’m going to tell you anyway. This is a report of 2008-09 Agriculture Education in Ohio. There were nearly 25,000 students taking Agri-culture Education class, 316 FFA Chapters (every county except Monroe), 618 instructors (most career centers have junior and senior classes), more than 593 students applied for state recognition in 49 proficiency award areas, over 6,500 students competed in Career Development Events at the state level (Swiss Hills FFA filled the walls of their class room with banners won at this type of events) and over 15,000 campers or others enjoyed the facilities at FFA Camp Muskingum. End of report.

I know winter is on the way. Is it just me? As I get older I seem to dislike wintertime more and more; I don’t know why. In the service I missed a couple of winters and even then I kind of missed the snow.

I don’t know why I dislike it. We have a nice warm house, plenty of food, good neighbors to help if needed, we clear a little snow off the front walk and most of the time we can stay at home with our 42 inch flat screen. The worst thing we have to do is walk to the post office for our mail. We even have a neighbor who will do that for us, if needed. Why complain?

I don’t remember disliking winter so much growing up. Nothing like today. I slept in a bedroom with no heat, just piled on the covers. Never had a problem sleeping.

We wore our longjohns, jumped out of bed, kneeling to use the “peggy” if needed, ran down stairs, dressed behind the Warm Morning heater, ate a good breakfast and headed for the barn.

When at the barn there was hay to put down, cows to feed, cows to milk, cats to feed, chickens to feed, hogs to slop if we hadn’t butchered yet, coal buckets to fill, ashes to carry out, chop some corn to feed the steer being fattened for beef, then change and get ready to catch the bus to school. As the winter wore on some of these things dropped off.

One thing that didn’t change was the little building out back. You recall the very descriptive name for it, which was very true during the winter time. I was not very skilled at using what mom called “the peggy” doing number two so I had to stop by you know where until I started high school. Our grade school had a couple of buildings out back. This was where sex education classes were held.

I knew there were houses that had a bathroom but I never had much of a chance to use one except when visiting one of my sisters who lived in the big city. Wasn’t much of a deal during the summer. When I started high school I managed to do my business while at school. This worked well except on weekends.

Have you ever wondered why the room is called a restroom? I don’t know about you but this would be the last place I would go to rest even if I were tired. There is, however, a restaurant in Hartville that does have a nice restroom before entering the important room. I doubt if it gets much use.

One last question. Do they still make and sell longjohns we used to wear? The ones with the trap door in the back. I don’t look around where they might keep them at Walmart.

Some of the students made fun of those of us who wore longjohns when we were dressing for Phys. Ed. This plus the trouble getting in and out of them, I changed to shorts while getting ready for school and changed back to do the chores at night. I also wonder if red longjohns were any warmer than the white ones. Isn’t that what Santa wears?

You know one of the things I like writing Around the Burnside is having someone say to me, “I enjoy reading your articles.” My usual reply is “I’m glad somebody reads it.” Since my picture does not go along with what I write there are those who do not know me from Adam’s off ox. When I meet someone who discovers who I am and says they read it in the Beacon I sometimes wonder why they read or take the Beacon.  Then I find out we have common interests and sometimes know some of the same people. This happened last Sunday. Had a nice conversation. Makes it all worthwhile to go along with my large salary.

You didn’t happen to go to church an hour early Sunday?

People who live beyond their means must be given a lot of credit.



Voters Approve Three Major Levies for Monroe County

Three major Monroe County programs which depend heavily on their lightweight levies can breathe easier now. County voters voiced their approval of levies for Senior Citizen services, the OSU Extension program and the Soil and Water Conservation program.

Voters approved 3143 to 1494 replacement of a four-tenths of a mill five-year levy to provide and maintain senior citizens services. 

A  seven-tenths of a mill, five-year replacement levy was approved 2613 to 1980 for the Monroe County Extension program of Ohio State University. The levy will help provide various extension programs, including 4-H,  natural resources, agriculture, home economics and family living.

Approved on a 2628 to 1959 was a two-tenths of a mill five-year levy for Monroe County Soil and Water Conservation District. Programs and services include, but not limited to, technical assistance for natural resources, conservation planning and practices, conservation equipment, timber harvesting concerns and adult and youth education.

Other proposed issues:

Summit Township: replacement of a .5 mill five-year levy for current expenses passed 176 to 49.

Ohio Twp:  renewal  of a .3 mill levy for fire protection passed 222 to 77.

Bethel Township: renewal of a 2 mill five-year  levy for operating expenses passed100 to 39.

Perry Twp. fire renewal, 2 mills for 5 years approved 136 to 43.

Voters approved a C-1 Liquor Permit for Dick’s Service Center on a 91 to 79 vote. Voters denied Sunday sales 93 to 84 at Dick’s Service Center.

Approval was given for Riesbeck’s Food Market to hold a C-2 Liquor Permit. The vote was 100 to 79. Village Councils: 

• Clarington, with four seats available, Janice Dierkes, 51; Beverly Miller, 50; Martha Ross Hoebee, 39 Douglas J. Wagner, 61; Judith Wiggins, 69.

• Lewisville, four seats available: Eddie Gillespie, Jr., 39; David J. Kuhn, 61; Carl D. Merckle, 57; Charles Bob Piatt, 31.

Stafford, one seat available, Robert Hilverding, 35; R. Kay Kirby,  20; Rebecca Morris, 31; Susan K. Nash, 21.

• Woodsfield: four seats available, Michael E. Cox, 322; Pauline Delbrugge, 343; Dale E. English,380; Carol Hehr, 352.

Woodsfield village treasurer: Julie M. Jones, 509.

Township Trustees:

Adams Twp: Timothy Dierkes, 79; Tommy R. Hoke, 76; Dustin Knowlton, 33; Larry D. Minder, 113; Timothy B. Ollom, 120; Thomas M. Rouse, 63. Benton Twp: Dale Dietrich, 96; Floyd E. Earley, III. 63; Jay McConnell,37; John A. Semon, Jr. 61. 

Bethel Twp: John Burkhart, 57; Ricky Kuhn, 28; Dana A. Parks, 73; Wayne L. West, 90.

Center Twp: Charles L. 575; Douglas E. Yontz, 714.

Center Township Fiscal Officer: Cathy Brown, 355.; Jeanette L. Harter, 323; Tammy L. Jones, 309.

Franklin Twp: Steven Boyce, 32; Darin L. Burkhart, 50; Cliff DeLong, 85; Gary D. West, 86. Green Twp: Steven A. Devier, 78; Frankie McCaslin, (write-in) 25.

Jackson Twp: Albert Clutter, 85; Ricky D. Ewers, 76; Gary Krieg, 90; Mickie Merckle, 28; Steven R. Porter, 34.

Lee Twp: Terry Beegle, 83; Brad Boggs, 223; Dave Caywood, 239; Larry Stewart, 204. 

Malaga Twp: Terry B. Burkhart, 53; Barney Dillon, 132; Michael D. Dixon, 74; James H. Mellott, Sr., 102; Craig Reich, 66; Dennis R. Ward, Jr., 113; Larry Weiss, 105.

Ohio Twp: Jerry Armann, 132; Kevin E. Dennis, 175; Kathy L. Hoskins, 94; Ronald L. Smith, 147. Perry Twp: Bruce L. Binegar, 62; Roger D. Cline, 73; Todd Eric Hooper, 86; David F. Price, 93.

Salem Twp: John A. Miller, 133; Paul Moser, 134; Roy E. Rader, 77; Herman Speece, 63; Marty Winkler, 78. 

Seneca Twp: Dennis M. Biedenbach, 58; Joshua Harris, 39; Bradley M. Snyder, 67.

Summit Twp: Leo J. Seiler, 190; Randy D. Smith, 155. 

Sunsbury Twp: Donald Dornon, 171; George R. Hoover,  Sr., 201.

Switzerland Twp: James L. Lehman, 97; Fred Smith, 93.

Washington Twp: Jeffery Brown, 86; Larry Gardner,112; Dammond Harmon, 90; Randy Williams, 66.

Wayne Twp: George R. Bates, 85; Donald G. Hogue, 67;  John W. Reid, 84.

Member of Governing Board of Educational Service Center, Monroe  County Board of Education: Robert D. Burrow, 2216; Walt McKee, 1571.

Member of Board of Education, Noble Local School District: Gregory G. Bates, 30 Richard L. Fannin, 13; Edward W. McKee, 24; Kevin Stottsberry, 31.

Member of Board of Education, Switzerland of Ohio: Edward J. Carleton, 2707; Janet Schwall, (write-in) 135.



Patricia D. Farson Garrett of Caldwell died Oct. 26, 2009 at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell. She was born Aug. 17, 1939 in Noble County, a daughter of the late Herman and Wineva Reed Farson.

She enjoyed cooking, crocheting, growing flowers and visits from her children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca (Forrest) Frank of Findlay, a son, David Carpenter (Sarah) Carpenter of Caldwell; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Carpenter of Caldwell; seven sisters, Leona Woodford of Hilliard, Evelyn Chapman of Travelers Rest, S.C., Delores (Walter) Tidd of Baltimore, Joan Brown of Cedar Hill Rd., Ohio, Imogene Henthorne of Cedar Hill Rd., Ohio, Donna (Robert) Henthorne of Dudley, Shirley (Ronald) Sigman of Water Tower Rd., Ohio; sister-in-law, Elfrieda Farson of San Diego, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Clay Smith of Carrolton, Alexander, DeAnna and Andrea Frank of Findlay, Lacie Carpenter of Caldwell, Gary, Toni and Jason Cable of Caldwell; and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Michael Stanley Carpenter; infant son, Raymond LaVerne Carpenter; and a brother, Melvin Farson.

Private memorial services will be conducted at a later date. 

Condolences may be expressed at burrellfuneralservices.com. Burrell Funeral Services, Zanesville is serving the family.

Eleanor Conner, 93, Lewisville, died Oct. 24, 2009 at St. Joseph Care Center, Louis-ville. She was born March 21, 1916 in Monroe County, a daughter of the late A. Ross Smith and Katie Ann Oden Smith.

She was an active member of the Woodsfield Church of the Nazarene and SOMA.

Surviving are a son, Joe (Kathie) Conner of Mineral City; a daughter, Patty King of North Canton; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward W. Conner, Dec. 1985; daughter, Beverly Roberts, Aug. 2009; two brothers, Ned and Herbert Smith; four sisters, Helen Marshall, Mabel Denbow, Marie Frank and Carrie Newcomer.

Friends were received Oct. 27 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services were held Oct. 28, with Rev. William Graham officiating. Burial in Friend-ship Cemetery, Lewisville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Nazarene, 223 Maple Ave., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.

Marilyn L. Warner, 73, 101 North Main St., Summerfield, died Nov. 1, 2009, at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell. She was born March 1, 1936 near Lewisville, a daughter of the late Lela Scott Reed.

She was a retired seamstress and was a Methodist by faith. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #221, Caldwell and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #4721 Caldwell. She also enjoyed quilting in her spare time.

Surviving are her husband, James C. “Peanut” Warner, whom she married Jan. 10, 1960; four daughters, Sandra (Steve) Carpenter of Caldwell, Jackie Smithberger of Sarahsville, Cindy (Joe) Frederickson of Caldwell, Kim (Bob) Gerst of Lower Salem; two sons, Ronnie (Joyce) Warner of Caldwell, Butch (Patsy) Warner of Summerfield; a daughter-in-law, Barb Goodhart of Summerfield; two brothers, Charles (Pauline) Reed of Jerusalem, David (Carolyn) Reed of Hilliard; several brothers and sisters-in-law; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Tom Reed; an infant son; a son, Richard Goodhart; son-in-law, Bud Smithberger; a great-granddaughter, Josie Childress.

Friends were received Nov. 3 at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield; where funeral services will be held Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., with Frank Love officiating. Burial will  follow in Eastern Cemetery, Summerfield.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wattersfuneralhome.com.

Jeanne Poulton Buckio, 84, died Oct. 31, 2009 at Monroe County Care Center, Woods-field. She was born Sept. 14, 1925 in Woodsfield, a daughter of James Garfield (Gar) Poulton and Edna Larinda Hubbard Poulton. 

She was educated in Woodsfield where she met and later married her long-time love, Frank L. Buckio, Jr. They spent 54 years exploring all that life had to offer. As a fighter pilot’s wife, she became a strong, independent woman, raising her three children on multiple military bases all over the world during two wars. Jeanne and Frank instilled in their children a deep appreciation and love of family and country. She was a member of the Woodsfield First United Methodist Church.

She spent many years working in retail industry including, interior decorating, boutique shops, owner of the Sears Roe-buck catalog store and Der Kinder Haus, a children’s clothing store. She enjoyed traveling the world, meeting new people, and establishing new homes for her family. Her talent in decorating, design, and furniture were exhibited in all of her homes. Her joy in life was the role of an Air Force wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Charles (Melodi) Buckio of Reno, Nev.; two daughters, Jennifer (Mark) Henthorn of Woodsfield, Joellen (Charles) Ephland of Chapel Hill, N.C.; four grandchildren, Shane Garfield (Carla) Kuntz of Cambridge, Shannon Kuntz (Bill) Winland of Antioch, Arianne Buckio (Mitch) Clouse of Dublin, Courtney Buckio (Brian) Cherry of Chesterfield, Va.; two great-grandchildren, John Andrew Clouse of Dublin, Carlee Katlin Kuntz of Cambridge; three nieces; three nephews and their families.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Frank Leroy Buckio, Jr.; brother, Lt. Col. Kenneth V. Poulton; and a niece.

A memorial service will be held Nov. 6, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Woodsfield. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 136 N. Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Arrangements by Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield.

Online condolences may be expressed at: www.bauerturner.com 

Paul Leeroy Covert, 77, Woodsfield, formerly of Wooster and Apple Creek, died Oct. 31, 2009 at his home. He was born Oct. 31, 1932 near Antioch, a son of the late Thomas Covert and Golia Thomas Covert.

He retired from Ingersool Rand Company of Orrville; was a member of the Plainview Church of Christ and a U.S. Army Veteran.

Surviving are a son, Paul Michael Covert of Massillon; a daughter, Linda Sims of Woodsfield; a brother, Kenneth (Bud) Covert of Antioch; four grandchildren, Amy, Amber and Matthew Lang, Sarah Covert; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Cunningham Covert in 2003; and two sisters, Evelyn and Vera.

Friends were received Nov. 3 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where services will be held Nov. 4, at 11 a.m., with Minister Sam Bartrug officiating. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery near Woodsfield. Military service  conducted by Belmont Veterans Council.

Memorial contributions may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 S. Wells St., Sistersville, WV 26175, and or the American Cancer Society, 117 N. Main St., Woodsfield, OH 43793.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com 

Roger Shannon, 58, Woods-field, died Nov. 2, 2009, in Millersburg. He was born Aug. 2, 1951 in Zanesville, a son of Mary E. Cline Bassett of Graysville and the late George E. Shannon.

He retired from the Virginia Training Center, Lynchburg, Va., and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Woodsfield Christian Church.

In addition to his mother, surviving are a brother, Ross E. (Pam) Shannon of Newark; a sister, Emma (Randy) Williams of Graysville; niece and nephews, Derek R. Shannon and Natalie K. (John) Fisher, all of Columbus, Travis R. (Kate) Williams of North Canton and Jacob Williams of Graysville.

Friends will be received Nov. 4, from 5 - 9 p.m. at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services will be held Nov. 5, at 11 a.m., with Travis Williams officiating. Burial will be in Low Gap Cemetery near Graysville.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.

Mary Louise Mansell, 71, Woodruff, S.C., formerly of Hannibal and Marietta, died Oct. 29, 2009 in Spartanburg Regional Hospice Home, Woodruff. She was born May 25, 1938 at Harker Farm in New Martinsville, the daughter of the late Web and Pearl Bleuer Goddard.

She held various retail sales positions in both New Martinsville, Parkersburg, W.Va., and Marietta. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah Lodge. She attended Faith United Methodist Church in Marietta, Fifth Street Church of God in New Martinsville and the Hannibal United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, including a mission trip to Africa and a pilgrimage to Israel.

Surviving are two daughters, Allison and Gwen Hyer; and two brothers, Fred and David Goddard.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an Aunt Louise Bleuer.

Friends were received Nov. 2 until time of funeral service at Grisell Funeral Home and Crematory, Sardis, with Rev. Paul Mateer officiating. Burial followed at Northview Cemetery, New Martinsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 607 Putnam St., Marietta, OH 45750.

Sympathy expressions at: grisellfuneralhomes.com

Franklin Robert Tice, 73, Woodsfield, died Oct. 31, 2009 at Arlington Court, Upper Arlington. He was born Jan. 1, 1936 in Washington County, a son of the late Furel Tice and Clara Hanlon Tice.

He was a retired school administrator and educator for Frontier Local School District and the Switzerland of Ohio School District. He graduated from New Matamoras, class of 1954, and was an alumnus of the Ohio University and West Virginia University.

Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Janet Ensinger Tice of Woodsfield; three daughters, Sherri (Brian) Easterling of Little Hocking, Susan Tice-Alicke (Mark) of Wilkesville, Stacey Figuly of Lewis Center; four grandchildren, Alexei Alicke of Wilkesville, Sidney Figuly of Lewis Center, Lena McCaslin of Woodsfield and Kellie Easterling of Marietta.

Friends were received Nov. 3 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home, Woodsfield, where funeral services will be held Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m., with Alvin Thompson officiating. Burial will be in New Matamoras Cemetery, New Matamoras.

Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.