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July 2018 Magazine

Volume 3 Issue 10

Traces of the Past: The Sandy & Beaver Canal PASSPORT to Dignity Carry Nation Comes To Newcomerstown! McKinley Morris: A Spirit of Adventure

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PASSPORT to Dignity

Carry Nation comes to Newcomerstown!

McKinley Morris: A Spirit of Adventure

History gets covered up if we don’t make an effort to keep it in the light. The Sandy and Beaver Canal was a massive construction project that went right through the hills of eastern Ohio. Did you ever hear of it?

As the Baby Boomers age, the question is how to provide this large demographic the support they need; they are our parents, grandparents and even ourselves. We hope our seniors can age with dignity. Last week, we took a look at The Village Movement – seniors who have banded together to support themselves. This week we will travel to Cadiz to learn about a program that provides support when more help is needed.

The Fourth of July, 1904 was a wild day for the village of Newcomerstown. Carry Nation came to town, and on her quick visit to advocate for Prohibition, she took a moment to trash the Sam Douglas Saloon. That event lives on in the Olde Main Street Museum. The creation of this museum was a labor of love for many who want to keep the town’s history alive! Come and visit!

In the February 2018 issue of Crossroads, we had an article about folklore and the need to preserve the stories of ordinary citizens, our friends and neighbors. We invited readers to call if they thought they had a source for local stories others might enjoy. David Carpenter called us to say his uncle McKinley Morris had interesting tales he enjoyed telling. We were glad to pay Morris and his wife Norma a visit! And our offer is still open to the rest of you!


Traces of The Past: The Sandy & Beaver Canal

It's July, when the corn should be high as an elephant's eye! Fresh Ohio corn is one of the big perks of the season. I especially like white corn . . . so tender! After you enjoy your Fourth of July picnics and fireworks, take some time to relax and enjoy this month's issue of Crossroads. You'll find fascinating articles on historic Ohioans, landmarks you may not know about, and tips on beach safety. Have a great month, and I'll see you at The Crossroads!

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Salutations from “The Crossroads” Magazine, a free publication designed for a broad range of readers in the southeast Ohio region. The magazine can be found in various locations around southeast Ohio. Get Crossroads by mail for a subscription of only $40 a year! For more information, suggestions or questions, you may call 740-732-2341. We look forward to hearing from you.

The Crossroads Magazine Collaborating Staff Jack Cartner .................................................................................................................................................Publisher Anne Chlovechok...........................................................................................................Publication Editor Stacy Hrinko ...............................................................................................................................Office Manager Marcia Hartman..............................................................................................................Publication Writer Christy Penland-McMillan ........................................................... Marketing Director/Sales Jamie Hoover .................................................................................Graphic Designer/Art Director Contributing Writers: Carol Branz Wahler, Kay Flowers, Roger Pickenpaugh, Ed Brickeen, and Kelsey Elizabeth Chlovechok. Also from Emens & Wolper Law Firm; Beatrice Wolper, Kelly Jasin, & Heidi Kemp.

The Sandy & Beaver Canal................................ 10 Carry Nation comes to Newcomerstown .. 24 McKinley Morris: A Spirit of Adventure.... 30 Famous Ohioans in Sports ..................................... 38 Dr. Hildreth Visits Pioneer Noble Co. ......... 40

HEALTH & HEALING PASSPORT to Dignity .............................................. 18 5 Things Not to Do at the Beach ....................... 42

COMMUNITY Do I Need to Avoid Probate? ............................. 36 Senior Activities .......................................................... 44 Chamber News ............................................................ 45

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a row cover that isolates two adjacent plants of different types. It’s not as precise as using a paintbrush and I’m not sure how the bees will take to being confined. How fast can you run? Seeds from hybrid tomatoes will not come true to type, unlike open-pollinated seeds which can be saved year after year. You can even improve the line by saving seeds from only the best tomatoes. This is how we got the vast majority of heirlooms. For example, “Rutgers” was developed by the Campbell Soup Company. Heirloom tomatoes sometimes come with interesting stories. An auto repairman in West Virginia, nicknamed Radiator Charlie, sold seedlings from his delicious selfhybridized tomatoes and paid off his mortgage during the Great Depression. Hence the moniker, “Mortgage Lifter.” Marianna was a young girl who escaped capture in Czechoslovakia during World War II. After ten years, she reunited with her family and her father gave her some tomato seeds from home as a gift. Thus “Marianna’s Peace” was born. “Cherokee Purple” is an old variety originally grown in Tennessee in the 1800s by the Cherokee nation. It has a unique smoky-sweet taste, reminiscent of open fires. Native

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"Holy Cheese!" What this country needs is smaller holes in Swiss Cheese. It’s probably something you and I have never really thought about, but apparently, it’s been a matter of contention for some time between the Food Service Industry and the Cheese Makers Association. Seems the holes in traditional Swiss are so large that the cheese gets torn up in the new high-speed slicing machines used by the industry, so they want cheese makers to cut down on the size of those big holes. See, they go to all the expense of making faster and faster slicing machines to keep a step ahead of the competition and first thing you know, those babies are turning over four or five thousand RPMs. With smaller holes, the cheese slices would be able to fly out of there like a bat out of hell. You can’t stop progress! Cheese makers, on the other hand, are fighting these avaricious demands and who can blame them? After all, not only does it take a lot of manpower over at the old cheese factory to stand there all day with magnifying glasses and rulers, measuring every hole in that big round of cheese, but they’d have to retool all their hole-drilling equipment. Add the cost of employee benefits these days, and the poor cheese makers are practically going broke – not to mention the spiraling cost of cheese inflicted on the American cheese buyer. Enter Big Brother. Yes, the government regulates the size of holes in Swiss cheese. The good old USD of A has in place fixed standards which dictate the size of these holes. Under existing regulations, they must be between eleven-sixteenths and thirteen-sixteenths of an inch in diameter. And that’s just too big says the mighty food service Industry.



They want the USDA to reduce the size to three-eighths of an inch, and it appears they’ll get their way. Look at the hundreds of lobbyists the humungous food service industry can afford to send to Washington compared to their oppressed underdog, the little old cheesemaker, whose limited workforce is all tied up measuring holes. It just ain’t fair! “All we want,” says the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, “Is to have the regulations loosened up and a little flexibility allowed here.” And shaking his head in bewilderment, comments with disbelief, “It’s an odd thing that the government pays this close attention to Swiss cheese.” Well, we all know the government pays close attention to everything – except what it should be paying close attention to. It’s much easier for our fearless leaders to horsewhip the Swiss cheese makers into drilling smaller holes than it is to force the Arab nations into drilling for more oil. “Not so,” says the powerful USDA. They insist they’re not just picking on the Swiss cheese makers, but that they establish standards for characteristics and ingredients for a variety of dairy products to ensure consistency and determine pricing. Oh, well, that’s OK, then. But hey, guys, what about the price at the pumps? “Not our department,” reply the USDA officials, while emphasizing that taxpayers won’t be out a nickel over this whole cheese deal. Maybe not. As an old German butcher once explained to my grandmother when she was a little girl and questioned all the holes in the Swiss cheese he was slicing with a big carving knife: “Vell, ve don’t weight der holss.”

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Traces of the Past:

The Sandy & Beaver Canal By Marcia Hartman

S & B Canal Lock #36

You can still see the traces, but only if you know how and where to look. A massive construction project that took more than fifteen years to build and required amazing feats of engineering almost totally blends into the landscape now. You can see the traces if you drive along SR 30 through the little town of Hanoverton in Columbiana County. What you could easily mistake for a creek or water-filled ditch along the south side of the road on the east side of town and the north side of the road on the west side is a remnant of the Sandy and Beaver Canal. Ohio was a new state in the early 1800s and blessed with natural resources. There were plenty of go-getters making the most of these advantages through successful agricultural and mining businesses. The problem they had was getting their goods to market. The impediment to trade was the lack of easy transportation systems. Canals were the first solution. In 1825, Ohioans built the Ohio-Erie Canal, which connected Lake Erie at Cleveland with the Ohio River at Portsmouth. A prominent businessman in New Lisbon (now Lisbon), Benjamin Hanna, felt his eastern Ohio dry goods business would benefit from links to markets accessible both through the Ohio-Erie Canal and the Pennsylvania canal system, which stretched from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. Additionally, merchants in Philadelphia were worried they were disadvantaged because of the trade route that benefited New York City, the Erie Canal. That major canal was also completed in 1825 and 12


connected much of New York State to Lake Erie. Philadelphia feared it was being left behind. In response to pressure from various entities in eastern Ohio and Pennsylvania, the Ohio legislature voted on January 11, 1828 to provide a charter to the Sandy and Beaver Canal Company. Hanna and twelve other prominent businessmen from Stark, Columbiana and Tuscarawas counties were the incorporators of the company with Hanna as the president. The company sold stock and obtained bank loans from Philadelphia to fund the canal project, making the Sandy and Beaver one of the rare canals relying on private funding. Its investors were from both Pennsylvania and Ohio. By 1830, the canal’s route was surveyed by Army Major David Bates Douglass. The Sandy and Beaver would run 75.4 miles from Bolivar, Ohio to Glasgow, Pennsylvania. This route followed Sandy Creek from Bolivar to Hanover (now Hanoverton) and then crossed the watersheds’ divide to follow the Little Beaver Creek’s middle fork to its north fork and then to the Ohio River at Glasgow. This route did not take the canal through gently rolling plains but rather through eastern Ohio’s rugged hills – and therein lies some of the blame for the eventual demise of the Sandy and Beaver. In 1834, Edward H. Gill, a city engineer from Philadelphia, was hired by the Canal Company. Under the advice of a resident engineer by the name of Joshua Malin, two reservoirs

Photo courtesy of Doug Basco

S & B Canal Mill Basin at Magnolia Elson's Mill near Magnolia sits below this basin and is part of the Stark County Park System, which gives tours of the old mill.

were added at the summit level. One would dam the West Fork of the Little Beaver, and the second one would be at Cold Run two miles to the east. Both reservoirs would supply all the water needs at the summit level. The canal would eventually require two tunnels, thirty dams and ninety locks – more than one lock per mile of canal. However, this route did provide an advantage in that it ran through relatively unpopulated country, and the lack of roads meant few bridges would be needed. Additionally, the land provided a handy source of sandstone, limestone and timber for the canal’s construction. An 1834 celebration to mark the start of construction was held next to the remains of the Rebecca Furnace near what is now the Camp McKinley Scout Camp just west of Lisbon on Furnace Road. The celebration included a “parade of marshals, pioneers with implements, orators and ground breakers, clergy, invited strangers, the New Lisbon Polymnian Band, artillery, citizens on foot, on horseback, and in carriages, and other thronging attractions” – a party reportedly lubricated by copious flows of alcohol. (If you drive up Furnace Rd. now from the ruin of the old furnace, you can find a couple of the old locks along the south side of the road. Furnace Run was the location of fourteen locks to raise canal boats up the mile long hill: “just like going up steps,” according to members of the Sandy and Beaver Canal Association.)

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The work initially went very well. Gill had high standards, and the Sandy and Beaver boasted some of the finest quality dams and locks anywhere. The canal’s tunnel was a problem however. At the summit where the Sandy Creek watershed and the Beaver Creek watershed met outside of Hanoverton, there was increasing concern there would not be enough water available to float boats through the canal. There had appeared to be sufficient water in 1830, but after much of the forests were cleared, there was more runoff down the denuded hills, so the water table was lower. Gill responded to this problem by lowering the elevation and increasing the length of the planned tunnel through the summit to 1060 yards – the longest canal tunnel ever built. He also added a “Little Tunnel” that was 300 yards in length. The larger tunnel had to be built by blasting through solid sandstone rock. In 1837, the contractors reported they could not complete the tunnel per the contracted price and quit. That same year there was a bank panic, and money for investing dried up just as the canal company needed more. Work ceased because contractors and the engineering corps could not be paid. Gill moved on, and the canal sat unfinished. By 1845, the economy was better. Hanna had resigned as president of the canal company and was replaced by David Begges, a banker. A new engineer by the name of Milnor Roberts was hired, and investors signed back on. In 1846, the eastern-most part of the canal from the Ohio River to Lisbon opened. Work on the tunnel was completed in time for the entire canal to open on January 1, 1848. The first westward bound canal boat lead by Milnor Roberts left Lisbon on January 7 but got stuck in the tunnel. The water in the tunnel was too shallow, so a team of oxen was dispatched 14


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of the tunnel at the summit, the Sandy and Beaver experienced other problems. Businessmen to the north built a parallel canal, the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal, which ran from Akron to Pennsylvania. It was located in gentler land and completed in 1839, nine years ahead of the Sandy and Beaver. Additionally, the railroads were now rolling. A canal boat could move 80,000 pounds of cargo 20 miles a day, which was a big improvement over horse and wagon. However, trains could move that 80,000 pounds, in just one car, 320 miles a day, and railroads were certainly cheaper and easier to construct. The first train chugged into Wellsville on the Ohio River from Cleveland in 1852 – and that was just the beginning.

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But the final blow to the Sandy and Beaver was the Cold Run Reservoir Dam breaking on April 12, 1852 during a massive spring storm. 73 year-old Judge Bowman , who had a farm near there, noticed muddy water in a normally clear stream running from the reservoir. The canal company had just days before closed the control gates to both Guilford and Cold Run Reservoirs to raise the water levels to summer pool for the upcoming boating season. Bowman rode his horse up to the reservoir to see if he could find why there would be mud in the water and noticed a leak in the dam. He turned and galloped down the creek warning his neighbors to flee, and thanks to his heroic ride, no lives were lost when the dam broke. How-


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A trace of Cold Run Reservoir The V shaped depression in the hill is where the dam broke.

ever, there was a great loss of property. The local community sought compensation from the canal company, but there was no Ruin of Hambleton's Mill at Sprucevale money left in their treasury. The contractors that were still owed money ended up placing a mechanic’s lien on the company. The county court ordered the canal auctioned off to pay the debts. David Begges lost everything and died in the poorhouse. Many other investors took financial losses from which they never recovered – although the canal had boosted the economy for many who benefited from construction jobs and the shipment of wheat and other products to market. The Coal River Reservoir was never rebuilt although Guilford Lake, now a state park, is a popular place to swim, fish and boat. There are a number of other traces of the old canal. Some of the most accessible are in Beaver Creek State Park (12021 Echo Dell Road, East Liverpool 43920). Next to the park office, you will find a Pioneer Village. Lock 36 sits just below

this cluster of historic buildings. In the 1990s, the Sandy and Beaver Canal Association combined forces with the Columbia County Historical Association to fund the restoration of the lock using materials and construction methods similar to what would have occurred in the mid-1800s. You’ll find other locks in the park – primarily if you take a hike along the Vondergreen Trail. You can hike this trail from either direction. The Upper and Lower Vondergreen Trailheads are found just on the other side of a 1910 metal bridge constructed by the Canton Bridge Company that crosses the creek next to Lock 36. If you hike from the bridge, the Upper and Lower sections of trail join before you arrive at the first lock, Grey’s Lock #37, which is a mile down the trail. Vondergreen’s Lock #38 and Locks #39 and #40 are two miles from the bridge. Gretchen’s Lock #41 is 2.8 miles. You can also start the trail from the other end – which is located at the group campground on Sprucevale Road and provides another trace of the old canal. The Sandy and Beaver Canal ran through property owned by the Hambleton brothers, and they saw an opportunity. The brothers built a stone gristmill, a locksmith shop, a general store and a woolen factory on their property starting in 1837. They called the settlement Sprucevale, and by 1848, there were 19 families living there. After the canal collapsed, Sprucevale did too and was abandoned by 1870. The ruin of the old mill remains – allegedly haunted by the spirit of Esther July~Crossroads


Hale, a stern Quaker preacher who lived in the town. Possibly the best of the locks, Lusk’s Lock, can be found in another section of the state park. It’s reached by heading north on SR 7 to Middle Beaver Road (go west) to Lusk Lock Road where there is a parking lot and short trail to the lock. Lusk’s Lock is one of the largest and most beautiful and well-built canal locks in the world with a graceful double-curved stone staircase to reach its top. There are lots of other traces of the old canal. Its history is kept alive through the efforts of the Sandy and Beaver Canal Association. They have a Facebook page and a website: www. Members have many more stories than could be told in this article, so we may revisit the Sandy and Beaver at a later date. In the meantime, last month’s Crossroads told the story of the settlement of Zoar, which is MEMORY CARE UNIT • Safe & Secure for Alzheimer’s & Dementia Residents • 1 Level floor plan w/ simple color schemes & signs • Fun Activities designed to pro mote a Higher Level of Functioning • Skilled Staff Specially Trained to the needs of the Residents

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We generally think of a passport as a document we need to have if we want to travel far away from home. However, there is a PASSPORT that serves as a ticket to remain at home. That PASSPORT is an Ohio Medicaid program administered mostly by Area Agencies on Aging that provides services to seniors so they can stay at home instead of entering a nursing home. One recipient of the program is Mrs. Ruth Dept. Dept lives in Harrison County and is glad to tell people what PASSPORT has meant to her. Dept grew up in Cadiz but moved to Cleveland when she was sixteen. She eventually married and had four children. She later moved to New Jersey and stayed for many years. She first worked as a nurse aide and then got her LPN and did hospital nursing for many years until a problem with one hand caused her to worry that she could hurt a patient due to not being agile enough. In 1990, Dept returned to Cadiz where she still has family. She was active in church and volunteering – but then had a bad fall which created difficulty for her in keeping up with chores and activities at home. “I’m not sure how I learned about PASSPORT,” said Dept. “Somebody told me, but I said I didn’t need it. I didn’t want help. We don’t want to lose our abilities because the next thing we face is a nursing home or the grave – and we fight that. But then God said to me, ‘Maybe they need you,’" and that led Dept to accept help from Dawn Jett-West who serves as her aide. “Sometimes, she lets me do my job,” said Jett-West referring to Dept’s unceasing drive to do for herself. “I even remind her not to climb on step ladders.” “She did catch me once!” admitted Dept. July~Crossroads 20

Jett-West has worked with Dept since 2013 when her PASSPORT services started, but this isn’t just a business proposition. Jett-West is Dept’s niece. PASSPORT allows family members (except spouses) to serve as aides for clients as long as they are properly trained and approved by the client, who has the final say about who comes into their home. Jett-West didn’t have to receive training to work for Dept as she had been in the nursing business for years, most recently working for J & J Residential Services in Smithfield. “One day they told me, we have the perfect client for you,” said JettWest. “They didn’t tell me the name. I walked in the door, and the tears started flowing.” Now according to Jett-West, “It’s more like we are companions. She’s my best friend. She’s a sounding board for me and gives sage advice. She’s been a catalyst for change in my thinking as an adult. Ruth’s like a magician and has helped me decide how to deal with family situations, and she’s always right. Recently, I had a rough year. Both my parents died during the year. My respite care was coming here and being with Ruth.” However, the two don’t always see eye to eye. “When we disagree, I have the say,” said Dept. “I’m older!” “Dawn pretty much does everything for me I need,” said Dept. “She does the shopping because I can’t do that anymore. She writes the bills, gets my mail, cleans the house, picks up my medications and reads things to me because I have trouble reading now. She doesn’t have to help me get dressed – I can do that, but she does help me bathe and shampoo my hair. She scrubs my back!” The two women share the cooking chores. Dept has a reputation in the community as a master baker and

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pie maker. “I make small individual pies,” she said. “People ask about them and order them. I give them away too.” This past winter with Jett-West’s help, Dept donated 45 pumpkin rolls to a bake sale at the St. James AME church – another important source of support for her. “People from church come to visit me,” said Dept. “The pastor wants to come here and give me communion – but I want to go to church and get communion there! A lot of people in town know me. I used to teach Sunday school – but now I can’t get out much because I can’t walk so far.” Thanks to PASSPORT, Dept has retained the ability to con-

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plemental nutrition drinks are delivered to her door. “They’ve not denied me anything so far,” Dept said. The services Dept receives are coordinated and put into place by MaLynda Booth, her PASSPORT Case Manager. Booth visits every 90 days at a minimum to check up on things. But Dept reports all the staff go above and beyond and aren’t bound by a time clock. “When I was in the hospital, MaLynda snuck in and visited me there. She didn’t have to,” said Dept. “And she is always quick to respond if I need something.” Case Managers can add additional services when needed. Three years ago, Dept had a mastectomy to treat cancer. “They sent me home the next day!” she said. “I was so sick, but PASSPORT sent nursing care and physical therapy, and I was able to do well. I’ve been cancer free since then.” Booth also points out that PASSPORT provides advocacy services as needed and told of Jett-West tackling a dispute regarding a medical bill on Dept’s behalf. According to Carol Baker, a planner at the Area Agency on Aging Region 9, “We are still the best kept secret even though we try to get the information out there, and we’d like to reach people before a crisis.” PASSPORT serves Ohio residents who are 60 or older who are assessed to have needs that would make them eligible for nursing home care. Ohio saves our tax dollars by helping people stay in their homes where

they may also receive support from friends and family. (Dept has a daughter who lives nearby who provides help as needed and a brother who maintains her yard and helps with other chores around the house.) The amount PASSPORT pays cannot exceed 60% of what it would cost for the individual to be in a nursing home. Besides personal and homemaking care in the home, PASSPORT can also pay for adult day care or respite care out of home. Medical equipment and disposable supplies are possible services, and transportation to medical appointments or senior citizen programs may be provided. There are limits on how much income and assets a person can have to be on PASSPORT. However, a spouse who does not need PASSPORT services may be able to retain some of the client’s income and up to $123,600 in assets so they are well supported. When individuals plan ahead, the Department of Jobs and Family Services will provide assistance to relocate income and assets into Medicaid-exempt annuities, burial plans, and other resources that won’t count against the ability to receive PASSPORT services. PASSPORT can be used along with hospice services to expand the amount of help the individual and their family receives during that difficult time. Individuals on PASSPORT are also eligible for better prescription drug coverage than they may have received before. The most they pay for medications are small co-pays.


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According to Dept, “I’m still here because God is not through with me. He’s not ready for me. My two kids tell me I’m not dying ever. But I have faith. I know God is around and looks out for me. When I was working, I had to take three buses to get to my job. Once when I got off the first bus, I was surrounded by three young men who did not look like their intentions were good. I didn’t know what to do because I had to wait there for the second bus. But I saw a man standing nearby and went towards him. He told them to leave me alone, and they left. When I turned around, he was gone. So I have faith and I have peace. But I want to go forward with dignity, and PASSPORT lets me keep dignity and do as much for myself as I can. This program is something everyone needs to know about.” Jett-West chimed in as well: “PASSPORT took my breath away. There are so many services. It saddens me when people are not aware of it.” The Area Agency on Aging Region 9 serves Harrison, Belmont, Guernsey, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas counties. So if you are one of our readers in those counties, call them at 800-945-4250 to learn more about PASSPORT. (Besides those counties where Crossroads is distributed, AAA-9 also serves Carroll, Coshocton, Holmes and Jefferson counties.)Their website is If you are one of our readers in Noble County, the PASSPORT Program is administered through Buckeye Hills Regional Council. Phone: 740-374-9436, Website:


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As a youngster, I couldn’t wait to grow up, just wanting to spread my wings. Can’t tell me anything. E Eighteen soon came, the world wasn’t the same. Oh, to be thirty, so many things undone. Forty, then fifty, fear and worry took over. Now sixty, I have slowed down. I can look back and smile at the things I just didn’t do. I enjoy the trees, little treasures to behold. Age, oh, age, only a number. From the start to


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It was July 4, 1904, 114 years ago, when Carry Nation got off the train in downtown Newcomerstown. She was scheduled to speak at the Fairgrounds as part of the holiday festivities. After she disembarked, the first saloon she and her followers spied was the Sam Douglas Saloon. Reportedly, Douglas was a responsible bar-owner and ran a clean establishment. When Carry Nation entered, he recognized the inevitable and stepped aside. Carry smashed bottles of liquor, and as rumor has it, she also broke the mirror behind the bar. She and her followers probably sang a few hymns and yelled about the evils of liquor. Other tavern keepers in Newcomerstown heard what was happening and quickly closed their doors. Newcomerstown was one of the places that did not arrest Carry Nation for what she called a “hachetation,” a name she created to describe her use of a small ax to smash up a tavern. She rode the train out of town after her speech and went on to the next hachetation. Wonder if she even had a thought that Newcomerstown would still be commemorating her visit all these many years later in the Olde Main Street Museum. Carry A. Nation was christened Carrie Amelia Moore after her birth on November 25, 1846 in Garrard County, Kentucky. She didn’t have an easy childhood. Her father was not a very successful provider, and the family moved frequently always hoping for a better situation. He also drank and was abusive. Carrie’s mother experienced both mental and physical illnesses and was not able to parent well. Carrie’s early education was spotty. 26


Carrie married a young physician, Charles Gloyd, but like her father, he was also addicted to alcohol. Carrie was pregnant when she left him after less than a year of marriage. Her daughter Charlien Gloyd was born in 1868, and Charles died just a year later from the effects of his drinking. Carrie, however, overcame. She attended the Normal Institute in Warrensburg, Missouri and obtained a teaching certificate in 1872. She taught for four years in Holden, Missouri where she lived. In 1877, she married David Nation, a lawyer, journalist and minister. They bought a cotton plantation in Texas and moved there. The farm didn’t succeed, and David opened a law practice while Carrie managed a hotel. In 1889, they moved to Medicine Lodge, Kansas where he preached and Carrie ran another hotel. Carrie started a branch of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) in Medicine Lodge. This was in 1890 after a Supreme Court decision that weakened the prohibition laws of Kansas to allow the importation and sale of liquor from other states that did not have prohibition. Carrie and her group adopted the tactics of singing hymns to shame saloon patrons. They accompanied themselves with a hand organ. Their greeting to bartenders was, “Good Morning, destroyer of men’s souls!” After praying for guidance to find tactics that would be more effective, Carrie received a vision telling her to go to Kiowa and smash taverns there. Carrie decided the illegality of saloons in the state meant that any citizen could destroy them. On June 7, 1900, she smashed her first saloon,

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the wood to its original beauty.” The Olde Main Street Museum has re-created Newcomerstown’s business district with 23 storefronts: a blacksmith and harness shop, the bank, grocery, beauty shop (The Cameo), the hardware, the drug store, a grocery, a newspaper office and more. They are named after the actual stores that existed in Newcomerstown, and many local citizens have donated memorabilia from those original businesses.“And all the doors in here have a history,” said Scott. That’s not all! The re-created police station and jail dou-


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McKinley Morris:

A Spirit of Adventure

By Marcia Hartman

In the February 2018 issue of Crossroads, we had an article about folklore and the need to preserve the stories of ordinary citizens, our friends and neighbors. We invited readers to call if they thought they had a source for local stories others might enjoy. David Carpenter called us to say his uncle McKinley Morris had interesting tales he enjoyed telling. We were glad to pay Morris and his wife Norma a visit! And our offer is still open to the rest of you!

McKinley Morris officially has been a life-long resident of Summerfield, the small eastern Noble County town at the intersection of state routes 146 and 513. It’s an elite group; the 2010 census recorded 254 people living there. Morris was born on August 7, 1925 on his family’s farm just outside of town and has lived in the same Main St. house for 70 years now – as the second owner. But despite his long Summerfield residency, he has had some exciting travels around the world, adventures he has embraced wholeheartedly. Morris’ parents and grandparents farmed their entire lives. “My people pioneered in Noble County before Noble County existed,” he said. “We came here from Wales. My relatives are all buried in the Palestine Cemetery north of Summerfield near Batesville.” Morris was one of eight children – five girls and three boys. “We never knew hunger,” said Morris. “We gave food away to whoever needed it. We raised pigs and had a big vegetable garden – two big patches of taters. We never knew what it was to be hungry, but money was in short supply! And we worked hard!” The summer Morris was 16 years old, he and four high school friends decided to have an adventure with respect to summer employment. “There were five boys: Ansel Hagy, George Reed, Don McElfresh, Merv Hannahs and me,” said Morris. “We got a job on a boat that went from Detroit to Put-In-Bay Island each day. We didn’t stay long, but quit and went to Canton to look for work. We didn’t find any jobs, so Merv and I started thumbing west. We got all the way to Kansas and found a job harvesting wheat. The farmer was Bob Erhart, and he let us stay there. That was a very nice 32


family. We were paid $5.00 a day plus our room and board. Then we hitch-hiked to Colorado but didn’t find any work and went north to Sidney, Nebraska. We had no trouble finding rides – someone always picked us up. In Nebraska, a guy said to us, ‘You looking for work? Can you drive a truck?’ I said, ‘Sure.’ He took us to a lumber company where we got a truck and took it to the railroad station and loaded timber. We went back to the lumberyard and unloaded, and they stocked the lumber in bins in the building. We got a place to stay at a lady’s house. Two guys were living in the basement. They were probably in their 40s. They said, ‘Do you want a job?’ They told us to go to a place on Sunday, and we thumbed out and ended up with a government job. We were given what looked like a silver coin with a number on it. They were building an ammunition factory. We rode out each day with the older men in a Model T Ford. They sang the same hymn everyday – coming and going: ‘I won’t have to cross Jordan alone…..’ We went to the tool building and gave them our silver coin, and they gave us a wrecking ball and a hammer. We had to pull nails out of timber they were using.” Morris has a large scrapbook full of old pictures as well as employment paperwork. A form from the Cardinal Construction Company, Sioux Ordinance Depot in Sidney, Nebraska shows Morris worked from August 3 to August 22, 1942 for $.75 an hour. “That was the most money I’d ever seen up to then,” he said. The two young adventurers left work to return to school – but not before thumbing into Wyoming for a little sightseeing. Morris took off again on his Christmas break that year.

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His older brother Bob was in the Army in Texas. “I went to Caldwell with the money I’d earned in the summer and asked for a bus ticket to Galveston,” said Morris. “They told me they’d sell me a ticket to Houston, and I’d have to figure out how to get to Galveston once I got there. When I got to Texas, I asked, ‘Where’s the Army at?’ They pointed to a bunch of different places. I just headed to one, and there was

Bob in line for a meal! He didn’t know I was coming. I just walked up to him and got in line too. We went back to his barracks. There were empty cots, and I laid down to sleep on one. I thought, ‘I’m in the Army now!’ I went with Bob to meals and to classes where he was learning how to work on trucks. I stayed about a week until one officer told me to get a job and get out of there. So I got a job in Texas by July~Crossroads


Wedding Picture McKinley, Norma brother Bob & Dorothy

Bridge Workers going to the unemployment office. Then I needed a place to stay. I asked someone and they sent me to a building where I paid a dollar. They gave me a pillow, and I could sleep on the floor. I was next to a guy who cracked his false teeth all night! I worked construction for a company building apartments and then went to visit Bob who said, ‘I’m going home on leave.’ I said, ‘I guess I am too,’ and we took the train to Barnesville.” Bob and McKinley were dating two sisters, Norma and Dorothy Carpenter. The last night of Bob’s leave, they took the girls to a movie in Barnesville. Bob’s train left at 2:00 a.m. so they stayed in the movie until 1:00, and Morris drove the girls home after Bob caught the train. It was snowy, and the car ended up in a ditch. They walked to the Carpenters’ home where Morris spent the night. He got the car out of the ditch the next day. During Morris’s stay in the barracks with his brother, he saw soldiers returning after long hikes with heavy packs. Their feet hurt and they told him if he was going to go into the service, “Whatever you do, go into the Navy!” So Morris entered the Navy on November 1, 1943. He was assigned to a Landing Ship, Tank – LST 663 that took equipment and cargo, rather than tanks, from one island to another throughout the South Pacific. The boat came under fire on occasion: 34


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“A couple of times it was too damn close,” said Morris. Fortunately, no casualties occurred on LST 663 even though the ship was honored with five gold service stars representing their meritorious participation in battles. The LST boat also had a smaller LCVP boat – which was designed to be able to land twelve soldiers and a jeep. Morris recalled one time taking this small boat to another LST and unloading a soldier who had been killed after shrapnel hit him in the head. “We took him to the beach and buried him,” said Morris, still bothered by the memory. While in the service, Morris spent time in Okinawa, Hawaii and California as well as the Philippines and various South Sea Islands. Both he

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McKinley's Parents and Bob were discharged in April 1946. And both he and Bob returned to marry those sisters, Dorothy and Norma. The Morris’s wedding was on August 16, 1947, so they will be celebrating 72 years next month. Bob passed away within the past few years, but he and Dorothy attained their 70th anniversary too. Morris returned to farming and other odd jobs. During the Korean War, he learned the Cadillac Tank Plant in Cleveland needed welders, so he went to school to learn that skill and worked there along with his brother Bob and Norma’s brother, also named Bob, throughout the war. He then began what turned into a 44 year career with Ohio Bridge Corporation in Cambridge. When he decided it was time to retire, “I just went home,” said Morris. “I never told them I quit. We got a call later. Dixie, the secretary, said Herman, the manager, wanted to talk to me. Herman said, ‘I thought you might want to come back to work.’ So I helped on three

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more bridges and then left. They never wanted you to quit.” The Morris’s had one daughter, Kay – who arranged another big trip for her Dad: the 2009 Honor Flight. Honor Flights are a service to show gratitude to veterans, especially those from WWII, by giving them a day trip to Washington D.C. to visit the WWII Memorial and other sites. “We got on the plane at 4:00 a.m., I think,” said Morris. “The Ohio State Fair was on, and Norma, Kay and her husband went to the Fair while I was gone. When I got on the plane, I met our helpers, Hal MORRIS and KAY Downing, who was in charge of the group from Columbus. ‘Well, I can remember those names,’ I thought. Arby’s fed us with what looked like a shoebox full of food to eat on the way. It just took an hour to get to Baltimore. There was a whole line of soldiers at attention to greet us when we landed. We got on a bus and drove all over, past all the monuments. We also stopped at Audie Murphy’s grave. They took good care of us – kept giving us water and not letting us go into the sun too long. And they fed us every time we turned around. We met Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth. I shook Bob Dole’s good hand, his left, and told him I had read his book. He said, ‘No, It’s my mother’s book.’ The book was “One Soldier’s Story.” I guess he wanted to give credit to his mother.” (Dole has little use of his right hand due to a war injury.) Morris said the participants of the Honor Flights still meet in Columbus once a year for a dinner and reunion. At one dinner they asked if anyone wanted to be interviewed about their military experiences. “I was crazy enough to volunteer,” said Morris. “Sometime later at church, Donny KirkJuly~Crossroads


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bride told me he got me up on the internet. He invited us over, and after we ate, he got me up on the computer!” (You can see this video at by searching Morris’s name.) Morris stays home more often now. He and Norma used to enjoy traveling in retirement with Kay and her daughter Mindy and Mindy’s two boys (one named McKinley). They liked to go to Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach. Morris likes

history, especially Abraham Lincoln. There’s a collage of photos in his cozy “man cave” in the basement of the places he has visited that are associated with Lincoln. At age 92, Morris is still enjoying life. He’s not sure if he has any secret to longevity. Norma says it’s because he never drank. Morris laughed recalling a visit to a restaurant in Amish Country. He was in line for the buffet and was talking to a gentleman in line about how he was over 90. “He told me he was going to follow me to see what I ate!” Summerfield has changed a bit over the years. “We used to know everybody,” said Morris. “Now they come and go.” He recalls when the general store at the crossroads was still open and when some of the houses that have deteriorated were in tip top shape. He and Norma still attend the Church of Christ – sometimes walking over. And they host a hot dog roast in the yard for Labor Day each year and invite family and friends. “We had more than 40 people last year,” said Morris. If you call him on the phone, he reports he answers by saying, “This is Morris’s Old Age Home.” He said it gets the telemarketers to hang up. I’m guessing it is that good sense of humor that has kept Morris so strong – along with his great spirit of adventure!

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From Marietta College to the Hall of Fame By Ed Brickeen Back in the time of “The” dynasty, the Boston Celtics were the class of the NBA. Red Auerbach led Boston to several NBA titles, thanks to a roster filled with future Hall of Famers. One of those men, and perhaps the one most synonymous with the winning legacy of the Celtics, was John Havlicek. Havlicek was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on April 8, 1940, to parents of Czech and Croatian descent. He was a three-sport athlete for the Bulldogs of Bridgeport and was drafted by not just the Celtics (1962, seventh overall), but also the Cleveland Browns, after graduating from Ohio State University. At Ohio State, he won the 1960 NCAA Championship. After a brief stint in training camp with the Browns, Havlicek moved onto the Celtics. The 6’5” guard, who also played forward, was a sixth man early in his career. As he came of the bench, Auerbach referred to him as the guts of the team. In his first four years, he collected four straight NBA Championships. He went on to win eight in total and is one of three players with an unblemished 8-0 record in the final round of the NBA playoffs. The 13-time AllStar played 16 seasons, all in Boston, and at the time of his retirement, led in several statistical categories. He led the NBA in games played, missed field goals, field goals attempted, and finished third in points. He has been surpassed in all categories. 40


One of the most iconic plays in NBA history came at the hands of “Hondo” Havlicek. His steal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Philadelphia 76ers, sealed a victory for the Celtics, and berthed them into the NBA Finals, a series they won. His career numbers are staggering. Over 16 seasons, he averaged 36.6 minutes per game and 20.8 points per game. In the playoffs, he was just a tick shy of averaging 40 minutes per game (39.9) and averaged 22 points per game. He played in 1,270 games, and it is said that he knew exactly which way the ball would bounce on the unique parquet floor of the Boston Gardens, then home of the Celtics. Havlicek immediately had his number retired (17) in 1978 in the Boston Gardens, and it still hangs in the newer home of the Celtics, the TD Garden in Boston. His number five was retired by the Buckeyes. The home of the Bridgeport Bulldogs Basketball Team is also named in his honor. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984, and the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006. In 1974, fellow teammate and NBA Hall of Famer, Bill Russell, referred to Havlicek as “the best all-round player he had ever seen.” John Havlicek stands as one of the greatest players to come from the area, the OVAC, and the state of Ohio. That is why he is this month’s Famous Ohioans in Sports.


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When the bread or pone was baked, it was removed from the kettle, laid on the table, and cut into slices; about a pint of coarse flour was then put into the empty kettle, placed on a fresh bed of coals, and thoroughly roasted or browned. About a gallon of water was poured over the flour, thoroughly stirred with an iron spoon and suffered to boil for a few minutes; maple sugar was then added making quite a palatable drink, supplying the place of coffee. The guests were now invited to take seats, or stand at the table – each one was supplied with a tin cup full of this primitive drink. There were no plates, but each one had a fork, or his hunting knife, with which he seared up the pieces of meat from the platter, conveying them to his mouth, with occasional bites of the nice pone bread, in the most natural and easy manner. The beds were as primitive as the supper. The frame was made of poles, one end of which was fastened into the wall by an auger hole, and the other extremity supported by a short piece let into the pole and resting on the floor. Across these were laid split pieces of wood covered with skins and a straw bed, with a blanket and coverlid. The cabin was afforded only two beds, one of which was occupied by the sick girl, while the other was assigned the doctor. The other visitors slept on skins spread on the floor, before the fire.

School House Stories A new book that proves that kids really do “say the darndest things” By Ken Williams, Wes Bishop, and Roger Pickenpaugh

Just released, Schoolhouse Stories recounts the experiences of three teachers, two retired, one still active. Most of their anecdotes are humorous, but there are also more serious accounts of defining moments in the lives of educators and writers. The price of the book is $16, which includes tax. It will be available for purchase at the Ohio Hills Folk Festival at Quaker City, July 11-14 at the country store.



5 Things Not to do at The Beach This Summer (Editor’s Note: Ms. Chlovechok is a former professional ocean lifeguard and an EMT.) by Kelsey Elizabeth Chlovechok So, you’re heading to the beach! How exciting! East Coast, a professional rescuer. If you pretend to be drowning or West Coast or somewhere on the Gulf; no matter where you’re otherwise in danger, you are taking away a rescuer from beaching, there are some things you need to avoid if you want somebody who might legitimately need help in order to to have a good time. Rather than keep you guessing (and your stay alive. You can actually be slapped with legal fines for tank running, fuel wasting), here are five things to avoid durpretending to be in trouble when you aren’t. ing your beach-cation this season. Hold on to your hats! (That 4. If you’re going to grill, please don’t do it on the sand. Lots of beaches do not even allow fires, gas or coal grills on is an extra, freebie tip. It’s windy on the beach!) the beach. And the ones that do are full of children, pets and other living things that don’t deserve to be subjected 1. You’re probably not familiar with tide schedules at your vacation destination, but do not forego looking them up to flying sparks and embers. There is usually a dedicated on easily-downloadable phone apps. “My Tide Times” area with concrete and public grills, as well as room for and “Tides Near Me” are both great apps available for your own grill where you can more safely prepare your Android and iPhone. It’s no fun getting to the beach just meal. as the tide comes in for the next few hours, especially 5. Finally, do not trade suntan lotion for sunscreen. In addition to melanoma, there are other skin cancers you should if it’s already a crowded-access beach, even without the be protecting yourself from, such as basal cell carcinoma, waning availability of prime sand spots. to name just one. There is no such thing as a ‘healthy tan’ 2. Everybody knows that frosty beverages go great with the ocean and a game of corn hole; don’t make the mistake or a ‘base tan,’ and unless it’s sunless (spray on, lotion) of becoming dehydrated while you enjoy your day. You then it’s just not worth it. And I’ll let you in on a secret: should really consider drinking a bottle of water per alcoAnything above SPF 50 is a waste of your money (and holic beverage, and throwing in some electrolytes from it’s just more expensive the higher the ‘protection’ gets.) sports drinks wouldn’t hurt either. Passing-out and havAnything higher than 50 gives you the misleading notion ing ocean rescue respond to you for something silly like that you can stay out in the sun longer and apply sunforgetting to hydrate can put a dent in an otherwise great screen less often, both being untrue. Just choose somevaca-day. And be sure to check local regulations regardthing between SPF 15-50 and apply liberally and often. ing enjoying those beachy beverages before you pack And again, drink plenty of water while you’re in the sun. your cooler! There you have it, ya skallywags! 3. Speaking of ocean rescue: Never Take yourself to the beach and enjoy pretend to be a swimmer in distress every moment of your fun in the sun. to get the attention of that superAnd do your best to avoid being the anattractive beach lifeguard up on noying tourist who doesn’t give a hoot the stand! You’re not a character about regulations, municipalities and on Baywatch and you aren’t going plain-old common decency. Happy to have a romantic encounter with beaching! 44


Quaker City Family Health Center 119 Main Street Quaker City, Ohio 43773 740-239-OHHS

For More Information Contact: Lana Phillips Phone: 740-239-6447 ext. 1011 Email: Brandy Stephens Phone: 740-239-6447 ext. 1023 Email:

Friday, August 17th, 2018 11:00am-3:00pm

Health Fair National Health Center Week 2018 To celebrate the 2018 National Health Center Week, Ohio Hills Health Services will host a Health Fair at our Quaker City Family Health Center Location. The event is designed to provide free health screenings and educational material on support services available in our communities. The health fair will also offer free food/refreshments and door prize giveaways. The event is open to the public and everyone is welcome!




Senior Activities

Activities & Events For Seniors On The Go!

July 2018 Seniors Alive! Call the center to reserve your space for these events. 740-439-6681 Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center 1022 Carlisle Ave. • Cambridge, OH 43725

Ohio Attorney General’s Office Sr. Scams Presentation Mon., July 2nd 11am Learn about the latest scams targeting seniors, and find out how to protect against them. “This event is not sponsored by, nor affiliated with, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The OAGO does not endorse or recommend the Guern. Co. Sr. Citizens Center or any products or services affiliated with the Guern. Co. Sr. Center.”

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) beginning Mon., July 2nd 1pm-3pm The main goals: improve and maintain the quality of life, prevent complications and incapacities, improve eating habits and maintaining adequate nutrition, increase physical activity and develop self-care skills. Classes held each Mon. for six weeks. Independence Day Cookout Tues., July 3rd 11am Lunch will begin at approximately 11:30. Menu: hamburgers & hot dogs, macaroni salad, barbecue baked beans, cucumbers & tomatoes, fresh fruit and brownies for dessert. Lemonade, water and coffee.   Guern. Co. Sr. Citizens Center & Meals on Wheels Guern. Co. will be CLOSED on Wed., July 4th in observance of Independence Day. There will be no scheduled activities or lunches at the Sr. Center or at the Byesville satellite site. Frozen meals are available prior to the holiday and are provided upon request from the nutrition dept.   Book Club Meeting Thurs., July 5th 12pm Meets first Thursday of each month Red Hat Diva Picnic Mon., July 9th 12pm Annual picnic at the Cambridge City Park.Sack lunches will be provided by donation. Breakfast Buffet Tues., July 10th 9am Menu: egg & cheese omelet, sausage patty, diced potatoes, sausage gravy & biscuits and assorted fresh fruit, coffee, water and a variety of fruit juices. Alzheimer’s Support Group Tues., July 10th 1:30pm For more information, please contact our friend and supportive group leader, Mary Jo Moorhead, at (740) 685-8764.



OSHIIP Medicare Appointments Wed., July 11th 10am-2pm Will you be eligible for Medicare soon? Are you on Medicare but still have questions? Do you help a family member with Medicare issues? Each appointment is one hour long and reservations are required.   American Red Cross Bloodmobile Fri., July 13th11am-5pm  “Crafternoon” with Steph Tues., July 17th Beautifying your home and wowing feathered friends by creating a bird feeder out of a recycled two liter bottle. Cost only $2 and supplies provided. 12 participants only and preregistration is required. “Hawaiian Luau” Senior Dinner Thurs., July 19th 5pm Menu: tropical glazed pork loin with pineapple, white rice, steamed broccoli florets, fresh fruit cup, Hawaiian sweet roll and pina colada cake for dessert. Live entertainment followed by the 50/50 and door prize drawings.   Food Commodity Pick-Up Fri., July 20th10am-3pm The Guernsey County Senior Citizens Center partners with the Mid-Ohio Food Bank in providing a Commodity Supplemental Food Program. You must pick up on this day due to limited storage.   Birthday Party & Luncheon Wednesday, July 25th 11:30am Singing “Happy Birthday”. Cake and ice cream will be served along with a delicious lunch.   Byesville Senior Dinner Tues., July 31st 4pm Located at the Stop Nine Church Senior Activity Building on Southgate Rd., Byesville. Menu: meatloaf, mashed potatoes, buttered corn, dinner roll & butter and strawberry shortcake for dessert. Iced tea, water and coffee will also be served. A fun door prize drawing will be held after the meal.

Seniors on the Go!

There’s no stopping these seniors!


Newcomerstown Senior Center 222 Bridge St. • Newcomerstown, OH 43832 • 740-498-4523

West Chester Senior Center 6451 SR 342 S.E. • Tippecanoe, OH 44699 • 740-229-3464

Joyce Murphy, Manager • Call for more activities

9 am Breakfast 2nd Fri. Ea. Month

"Mosquito is out, it's the end of the day; she's humming and hunting her evening away. Who knows why such hunger arrives on such wings at sundown? I guess it's the nature of things."

July 2 Sr. Meeting 10am Potluck July 4 Independance Day!!! July 9 Guest Speaker Bingo 9:30am Snacks July 11 Tour Hospice House 11am July 13 Breakfast 9am July 16 Board Meeting 9:30am July 18 Lunch & Bingo at Newcomerstown 10:30am July 23 CH&R Bingo 10am Snacks July 24 Put in Bay Trip Meeting at Big Lots 6am July 26 Away Breakfast at Winterset 9am July 30 Bingo 10am Snacks

OFFICERS: Pres.: Martha Parker/ Vice Pres.: Kenneth Gardner/ Manager: Fred E. Dickinson/ Sec.: Phyllis Dickey/ Treas.: Janice Overholt/ Board Mem: Charlie Knight & John Parr

If you are interested in publishing your senior news in The Crossroads please call the Journal Leader at 740-732-2341 or email us at

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Join Us At...The Chamber Hub!

Barnesville Chamber of Commerce

Morgan Chamber of Commerce

130 W. Main Street, Barnesville 740-425-4300

155 Main Street • Room 147 • McConnelsville

Chamber Meeting July 11 @ 12:pm - 1:30pm Church of the Assumption, 306 W Main St • Barnesville, OH 43713

Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce

Chicken BBQ & Fireworks July 7th Super Sidewalk Sale August 9th from 10am-3pm Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Sept. 27 at 8am - Sept. 30 at 5 pm Christmas Craft Fair & Parade Dec. 1 at 8am - 10pm Emerald Pointe, 100 Michelli St. • Barnesville, OH 43713 Please RSVP to the Chamber Office by calling 740-425-4300 or by email at

Noble Chamber of Commerce

143 South Main Street, Cadiz Janeen Scott Executive Director

Newcomerstown Chamber of Commerce 137 W Main St., Newcomerstown •

Fall Festival will be Aug. 18th this year Christmas Parade is going to be Dec. 8th at 1pm

Memorial Day Monday, May 28

508 Main Street • P.O. Box 41 Caldwell



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2 Miles East of I-77 on RT 22 East

11201 Cadiz Road Cambridge, OH 43725 High quality and friendly service! Come enjoy another delicious concept by Chef Steve Wagner!


Local, home-grown beef & produce, straight from the farm to your table. All natural antibiotic & hormone free served at both restaurants.

Voted #1 Restaurant in the Area! Farm To Table Dining We serve only locally produced beef. Come try our hand-cut steaks, burgers, ribs, chicken, seafood & pasta.

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The Crossroads embrace the journey  

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The Crossroads embrace the journey  

by Southeast Publications A journalistic journey through southeastern, Ohio. Diverse community stories, puzzles and more.