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Frederick “Pete” E. Schoeni

Monday, November 16, 2009

BELOIT, Ohio — U.S. Veteran Frederick “Pete” E. Schoeni, 85, of Beloit passed away in the early morning Nov. 11 at Pleasant View North in Damascus. Schoeni was born Aug. 9, 1924, the son of the late J. Fred and Laura (Grove) Schoeni. Schoeni was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a paratrooper. A lifelong […]

Charles W. Smith

Friday, November 13, 2009

ORANGEVILLE, Ohio — Charles W. Smith, 70, of Orangeville, Ohio, died Oct. 28, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 13, 1939, in Orangeville, the son of Walter A. and Hazel L. (Hayes) Smith. A lifelong Orangeville resident, Mr. Smith was a 1957 graduate of Vernon High School. He served in the U.S. Army […]

Zada A. Crosser

Monday, October 26, 2009

DUBLIN, Ohio — Zada A. Crosser, 87, of Dublin, Ohio, formerly of Hanoverton, Ohio, where she resided for many years, died Oct. 18 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. A retired teacher from United Local Schools, Crosser was a member of Hanoverton Presbyterian Church, Lisbon Grange, Ohio Guernsey Breeders Association and Columbiana County Buckeye Dairy Boosters. She […]

Norman Borlaug, a science hero of the 20th century, loses cancer battle

Monday, September 14, 2009

(Please scroll to bottom to watch a recent video of Dr. Borlaug.) COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The agricultural scientist who believed it was possible to could stop famine in developing countries across the world lost his battle with cancer Sept. 12. Norman E. Borlaug, who received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing high-yielding, disease-resistant […]

Howard J. Manypenny

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Howard J. Manypenny, 84, of North Benton, Ohio, passed away at 9:07 a.m. Aug. 27 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown. He was born Nov. 18, 1924, in North Benton to John F. and Mable L. (Rose) Manypenny. Manypenny was a graduate of Berlin High School in Berlin Center and was a farmer all […]

Roy J. Bowman

Monday, July 6, 2009

NORTH LIMA, Ohio — Roy J. Bowman, 78, of North Lima, died July 2, 2009, at Northside Hospital. Roy was born Sept. 30, 1930, in Ellsworth to the late Hugh and Ethel (Delfs) Bowman. Roy was a 1948 graduate of Canfield High School and Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers University and member of […]

Daniel ‘Danny’ James Armstrong

Monday, July 6, 2009

SUFFIELD, Ohio — Daniel “Danny” James Armstrong, 22, passed away June 30, 2009. Born in Akron, Danny was a 2005 graduate of Field High School. He was a member of Portage County 4-H club and played quarterback for Field High School football team. He was employed by Congress Lake Farms. He is survived by his […]

Donald Whiting

Monday, June 8, 2009

EDINBURG, Pa. — Donald Whiting, 91, of 2423 Garner Road, Edinburg, Pa., died June 4 at 1:02 a.m. at his residence. Whiting was born Aug. 20, 1917, a son of David Laird and Carol Dickson Whiting in Coitsville, Ohio. He married the former Madge Maxine Neely Oct. 29, 1945. She survives. Next to God and […]

Daniel Clyde Saling

Monday, June 8, 2009

SALINEVILLE, Ohio — Daniel Clyde Saling Jr., 46, of SR 39, died at 2:20 a.m. June 7 at East Liverpool City Hospital. Born Feb. 24, 1963, in Salem, he was the son of the late Daniel C. and Helen Rae (Beers) Saling. An electrician by trade, he taught apprenticeship classes. He was a football coach […]

Captain Gilbert Russell Evans

Monday, June 8, 2009

NORFOLK, Va. — Captain Gilbert Russell Evans, 95, of the 5000 block of Gosnold Avenue, Norfolk, Va., a retired U.S. Coast Guard Officer and aviator, died June 3, in Norfolk, at home. Captain Evans was a native of Elizabeth City, N.C., and had lived in Norfolk since 1963. He was the son of the late […]

Harold Ellsworth Ferguson

Friday, May 22, 2009

CALCUTTA, Ohio — Harold Ellsworth Ferguson, 82, of Old Fredericktown Road, Calcutta, died at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, May 10, 2009, from a sudden illness and resulting complications with a long-standing heart condition. Harold was born on Kountz Avenue in Wellsville, Ohio, May 17, 1926, and was a son of the late Ralph […]

Leslie ‘Les’ Howard Howell

Friday, May 22, 2009

BEACH CITY, Ohio — Leslie “Les” Howard Howell, 72, of Beach City died May 19, 2009, at his home following a brief illness. Les was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Somerton, Ohio, the son of J. Blanche Skinner Howell of Beach City and the late Howard R. Howell. He retired from Norfolk & Western Railroad […]

Donald R. Staley

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — Donald R. Staley, 66, of Mount Gilead, Ohio, passed away May 7. Staley was born August 14, 1942 in Marion, Ohio, the son of the late Richard “Dick” and Edna Ivalue (Allbaugh) Staley. A 1961 graduate of Mount Gilead High School, Staley met his wife-to-be, Patricia Geyer. They married Oct. 3, […]

Donald C. Rupert, 1913-2009

Thursday, April 23, 2009

SEBRING, Ohio — Donald Charles Rupert, 95, of 800 South 15th Street, Sebring, Ohio, died April 21, 2009, in the Crandall Medical Center of Copeland Oaks. He was born to Willis and Emma Van Skiver Rupert Dec. 14, 1913, on the Rupert family farm outside of New Waterford, Ohio. After graduating from Fairfield Centralized High […]

Kenneth Allen Seamans

Monday, April 6, 2009

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Kenneth Allen Seamans, 69, of Pulaski Mercer Road, Wilmington Township, Mercer County, New Wilmington, Pa., died March 29 in Horizon Hospital. Born July 29, 1939, in Edinburg, he was a son of John Cory and Mary Elizabeth Salzman Seamans. Seamans graduated from Union High School in 1957. He married the former […]

Virginia M. “Sis” Sayre

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

RANDOLPH, Ohio — Virginia M. “Sis” Sayre, 79, of Randolph passed away March 1 at Akron City Hospital. Born May 6, 1929 in Batavia, N.Y., to the late Carl and Pat Snyder, Sis was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. While living in Florida, she worked many years for Gressinger and Sons as a secretary […]

Wilbur G. Hawthorne

Monday, March 2, 2009

LISBON, Ohio — Wilbur G. Hawthorne, 81, of West High Street, died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 at his home following a lengthy illness. Hawthorne was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Broadacre, Ohio, a son of the late Avery and Grace (Peggs) Hawthorne, and had lived in the Lisbon area since 1938. He owned and […]

Gary Vermeer

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gary Vermeer, 90, founder and chairman emeritus of Vermeer Corporation in Pella, Iowa, died Feb. 2, 2009, at the Comfort House of Pella. Born Sept. 29, 1918, he was the son of the late Jacob and Anna Vermeer. Mr. Vermeer and a cousin started the business in 1948, after inventing a wagon hoist five years […]

Carl Edwin Finton

Monday, February 2, 2009

DOVER, Ohio — Carl Edwin Finton, 95, passed away Jan. 29, 2009, in Country Club Retirement Campus, at Dover, where he resided for the past year. Born Nov. 18, 1913, he was the son of the late Charles Clifford and Hattie Bahmer Finton. Carl graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1931. Following graduation, Carl […]

Paul H. Hays

Monday, February 2, 2009

SALEM, Ohio — Paul H. Hays, 78, of 7489 McCann Road, Kensington, Ohio, died at 5:20 a.m. Feb. 1, 2009, at the Aultman Hospital in Canton. He was born Jan. 10, 1931, in Salem, the son of the late Herman and Annie (Ritchey) Hays. Until his retirement, Paul had been a self-employed dairy farmer with […]


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