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Community leaders and residents joined Congressman Bill Johnson for the grand opening of his new district office in Cambridge on Friday.
Congressman Johnson and his staff welcomed constituents for conversation and a tour of the Cambridge Sixth Congressional District Office on Friday morning. Anthony Adornetto, who serves as Field Representative for the new office, explains the benefit of establishing an office in Cambridge:
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The new office is located at 116 Southgate Parkway, near the intersection with Wheeling Avenue, and marks a central location to which Johnson's constituents can travel to ask questions or voice concerns. The Sixth Congressional District contains much of eastern Ohio, and extends from the Buckeye State's southern-most point in Lawrence County to Mahoning County in northeast Ohio.
The new Cambridge office can be reached by phone at 740.432.2366.
<b>Photo:</b> Anthony Adornetto (far left) and Congressman Bill Johnson (foreground, far right) welcome two Guernsey County residents to the new district office in Cambridge.
Authorities release more info on Tuesday night incident
The Ohio Attorney General's Office says a 20-year-old man shot during a confrontation with Coshocton County Sheriff's deputies died on Wednesday afternoon.
Investigators say David Stahl was shot and a deputy was injured in the incident that happened just after 10:00pm along U.S. Route 36. According to Coshocton County Sheriff Tim Rogers, the incident began when officers from New Concord chased Stahl, who was driving erraticly, into Coshocton County. Deputies located the vehicle and began a pursuit, which ended on Route 36 near Township Road 509. While trying to take the suspect into custody, he was shot. A deputy was also injured in a crash related to the chase.
Contrary to other media reports, the suspect was taken to Coshocton County Memorial Hospital and then was transferred to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, where he died. The deputy injured in the crash was treated and released.
Structure sustains 40% damage in Thursday morning blaze
One local fire company was called to the scene of a blaze in a residential area early Thursday morning.
Reports from the Cambridge Fire Department indicate four trucks and 16 firefighters responded to the scene on S. 12th Street - near the intersection with Gaston Avenue - at around 3:30am. The fire, which damaged approximately 40 percent of the structure, was extinguished quickly.
25-year-old Jerad Morrison will serve 15 years-to-life
A Caldwell man, charged with the July murder of his wife, was convicted and sentenced on Wednesday.
25-year-old Jerad M. Morrison entered a negotiated "guilty" plea to a single count of murder when he appeared in Noble County Common Pleas Court. Upon the recommendation of Special Prosecutor Daniel G. Padden, Morrison was immediately sentenced to 15 years-to-life in prison.
Jeffrey W. Earley Jr. found guilty of August stabbing
A Cambridge man has entered a plea regarding a stabbing that took place on Steubenville Avenue in late August of last year.
28-year-old Jeffrey W. Earley Jr. entered an "Alford" plea to a single count of felonious assault in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday afternoon. The plea, which is not an admission of guilt by the defendant, allowed Judge David A. Ellwood to find Earley "guilty" of the charge filed against him.
On Monday, April 1, Relay For Life Court Jesters will be at Theo’s Courtyard (Coney Island) making calls to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay of Life of Guernsey County. The Fools event will run 10:00am until 2:00pm. During the event, Theo’s will donate all Coney Hot Dog sales to benefit Relay.
Court Jesters (the Fools) will be working to reach King or Queen Jester status. To reach this goal, each Jester will need to raise $1000 for Relay. Volunteers who reach the $1000 personal goal will receive a keepsake crown and special recognition on the 2013 Relay t-shirt.
Recently, the Cambridge-Guernsey County Health Department reported that in 2012, 75 people died from cancer in Guernsey County. Cancer was the second leading cause of death in the county. The American Cancer Society and Relay For Life team members want to reduce that number. That is why volunteers are willing to be Fools for a day.
Money raised by the Relay For Life event is used by the American Cancer Society to support research aimed at developing better and more effective cancer treatments and diagnostic tests that can catch cancer early when it can be treated more effectively.
When a Fool calls you, be generous. Your donation may help save a life.
More information about the Guernsey County Relay For Life event can be found at www.relayforlife.org/guernseycounty For more information about online giving or the Relay For Life, call your American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org
Photo: “Fools in the Court” volunteers Tom Greathouse and Rick Bryan, who is also sponsor for AVC remote during the Fools event.
Officials and business owners gathered to honor several Noble County residents and organizations at Thursday night's Chamber of Commerce Dinner.
Noble County native Sherri Archer was post-humously honored with the Joyce M. Davis Memorial Award. Sherri, who succumbed to leukemia in July 2012, served her community as a registered nurse, through her work at the Archwood Family Restaurant in Caldwell, and with her dedication to supporting area children in need in various ways. Sherri's husband, Sherman, and children Sheldon and Sheridan (pictured) accepted the award, in her memory.
Shenandoah Elementary school teacher Marcy Murphy was honored as Educator of the Year. Farmers & Merchants Bank received the Business of the Year award, while the Noble County Community Foundation received the Organization of the Year award.
Caldwell High School graduate Morgan Massaro and Shenandoah High School graduate Etta Ray received Noble County Community Foundation Scholarships, to further their ongoing education.
Chairman Terry Rataiczak outlined the prosperous and exciting year that the Chamber has experienced, and thanked area business owners and organizations for all their contributions. Executive Director Jill McCartney invited anyone interested to join the 104 members in the Chamber.
Where you live can have a big impact on your overall health. And in southeast Ohio, some of the healthiest places are next door to some of the least healthy.
A national study released on Wednesday ranked Noble County as very healthy - 17th overall among Ohio's 88 counties. Harrison County, however, remained near the bottom of the state rankings, at 82nd.
Guernsey (35th) and Belmont (43rd) counties were around the middle of the pack this year in the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's rankings. The study showed the rankings of other local counties varied, including Tuscarawas (30th), Washington (46th), Monroe (54th), Muskingum (56th), Coshocton (73rd) and Jefferson (77th). Delaware County was ranked as the number one county in the state, while Lawerence County is ranked 88th and last in Ohio.
The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Report examines a wide range of factors affecting community health. These include the physical environment; education and employment; crime; access to health care and quality food; and individual health behaviors such as smoking and drinking. Other areas considered include a high rate of teen births and obesity.
No one was seriously injured in a collision that left a car smashed and a dump truck on its side in Noble County on Wednesday.
According to reports from the Noble County Sheriff's Office, a 42-year-old Caldwell woman pulled away from a stop sign on Olive Street into the path of an oncoming dump truck, headed eastbound on State Route 78. The 79-year-old dump truck driver swerved to avoid the car, but struck the passenger side of the vehicle before rolling over an embankment. The car spun through 180 degrees before coming to a hault. The dump truck landed on its side, spilling its load of gravel on the roadway and embankment.
The woman was transported from the scene for the treatment of minor injuries. The truck driver refused treatment.
Deputies determined that the dump truck was traveling below the 45 mph speed limit at the time of the crash.
The female driver was found to be at-fault, but neither driver was cited.
A Belle Valley man has been sentenced in connection with a September murder in Caldwell.
Court records indicate 34-year-old Larry A. Schoeppner was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole when he appeared before Judge John Nau in Noble County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday. Schoeppner previously pleaded “guilty” to a single count of aggravated murder with a firearm specification.
According to reports from the Noble County Sheriff’s Office, Schoeppner was charged as the only suspect in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, Tracy L. Kay, at her Caldwell apartment on September 22, 2012. He was arrested at the scene of the crime after authorities received a call about a disturbance in the apartment.
Judge Nau said, in his sentencing, that Schoeppner will be eligible for parole after 25 years.