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Richard Paul Daily

COLUMBIANA — Richard Paul Daily, 52, of Columbiana, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday. He was born on May 4, 1965 in Pittsburgh, Pa. The son of the former Barbara Gieraltowski and the late John Daily. He was a truck driver for Schneider Trucking and delivered to the area WalMarts. He served in ...

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William R. “Bill” Shasteen

SALEM — William R. “Bill” Shasteen, 72, died peacefully at his home with his family by his side Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. He was born Aug. 9, 1945 in Salem, the son of the late William G. and Eleanor H. (Weber) Shasteen. Bill retired in 2006 as a machine repairman at G.M. Lordstown ...

Harry Simko Jr.

COLUMBIANA — Harry Simko Jr., 74, died Tuesday in Columbiana. He was born Jan. 14, 1943 in Youngstown, the son of the late Harry and Betty (Kaschak) Simko. He graduated from South High School (Youngstown) in 1961, served four years in the US Air Force, worked at NRM and Mitsubishi in ...

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Alvin C. Carroll

SALEM – Another member of the greatest generation — Alvin C. Carroll, 97 — died Tuesday morning, Jan. 9, 2018 at Blossom Nursing and Rehab Center in Salem, Ohio. Alvin was born Feb. 1, 1920, in Leetonia, Ohio, a son of William D. and Wilda (Gromley) Carroll. He was the grandson of an ...

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Mark Blevins

LANSING, Mich.—Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 13, at the Ellsworth Community Church for Mark Blevins who passed away Dec. 12, 2017. Mark was born July 15, 1985 in Warren, Ohio, a son of Richard and Ruth (Weingart) Blevins. Mark graduated from Western Reserve High ...

Patricia L. Minteer

COLUMBIANA—A funeral service for Patricia L. Minteer, 79, of Columbiana will be held at 1 p.m. February 3 at the Seederly-Mong and Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Arrangements are by the Seederly-Mong and Beck ...

Claire Jean Willis

SALEM — Claire Jean Willis, 83, formerly of Hanoverton, Ohio, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at the Blossom Nursing Home in Salem, Ohio. She was born Dec. 15, 1934 to Franklin Joshua Issiac and Mary Elizabeth (Morris) Rhome in Greene County, Pa. Claire belonged to the Lake Mount Church ...

Elwin A. (Skip) Hawk

LISBON—Elwin A. (Skip) Hawk, 67, died Sunday morning at his home. Skip was born Jan. 18, 1950 in East Rochester, a son of the late Elwin A. and Martha L. (Board) Hawk. He worked as a machinist at Crane Deming for many years and as a police officer in Hanoverton at one time. Survivors ...

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Harold Leo Culler

SALEM — Harold Leo Culler, 98, went to his heavenly home at 12:26 a.m. Jan. 6, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 29, 1919 in Salem, the son of the late John and Bertha (Sommers) Culler. Harold was a tool and diemaker for 17 years at General Motors in Lordstown and ...

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Roy N. Huffman

SALEM — Roy N. Huffman, 64, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at the Salem Regional Medical Center. He was born Aug.16, 1953 in Canton, Ohio, the son of Bernadine “Bunny” (Miller) Huffman and the late Quentin Huffman. Roy was the maintenance manager for 34 years at the Blossom Nursing and ...

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Andy R. Anderson

NEW SPRINGFIELD — Andy R. Anderson, 64, a lifelong resident of the are, died Saturday at his residence. He was born Nov. 27, 1953 in Youngstown, a son of the late George and Elisabeth Russell Anderson. He was a graduate of Crestview High School and was employed with Tube Tech for 10 years ...

H. Ross Mellinger

LEETONIA — H. Ross Mellinger, 91, of Leetonia, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth, Boardman, following a long illness. Mr. Mellinger was born March 24, 1926 in Salem, the son of the late H. Ross and Mae B. Degnan Mellinger and had lived in the area most ...

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Patricia Jo (Smith) Dustman

SALEM — Patricia Jo (Smith) Dustman, 69, of (Green Township) Salem, died at 6:30 pm. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital - Boardman. She was born on Jan. 12, 1948 in Sycamore, Ill,, the daughter of the late Walter T. and Ruth I. (Scott) Smith. She has been a resident of the ...

Alice Jean Barrick

SALEM — Alice Jean Barrick, 86, of Salem died Thursday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Alice was born in Salem on Feb. 7, 1931 the daughter of the late Merle and Isabel (Marvin) Grace. She was a graduate of Leetonia High School. Besides raising her family she worked as various area ...

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Loretta R. Sheely

SALEM — Loretta R. Sheely, 78, went home to be with Jesus at 4:30 a.m. Sunday Jan. 7, 2018. She was born Aug. 1, 1939 in Salem, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ameroldo and Carmela (Ferreri) Piscitani. She was a 1957 graduate of Salem High School. Loretta worked as a bank teller in her ...

Roy N. Huffman

Salem — Roy N. Huffman, 64, died Sunday at the Salem Regional Medical Center. Arrangements at pending at Stark Memorial Funeral Home. 1/8/18

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Norman F. Elder, Jr.

COLUMBIANA — Norman F. Elder, Jr., 88, died on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 at his home. Mr. Elder was born Oct. 2, 1929, in Darlington Township, Pa., a son of the late Norman and Myrtle Elder and had lived in this area most of his life. Norman served in the U.S. Army. He obtained a ...

Patricia Jo (Smith) Dustman

SALEM — Patricia Jo (Smith) Dustman, 69, of (Green Township) Salem, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Elizabeth Hospital-Boardman. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday and visitation from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. A ...

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— Molly A. Starkey, 21, Newell, W.Va., was westbound on Waterford Road in Unity Township at 9:20 a.m. Thursday and went off the right side, over-corrected and went off the left side into two trash cans and down an embankment into a tree. She was cited for failure to control and taken by STAT ...

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Margaret Jean Clapsadle

East Palestine – Margaret Jean Clapsadle, 88, of East Palestine, died on Jan. 6, 2018, at Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, East Palestine. She was born on June 25, 1929 in Imperial, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Kenneth and Margaret Junker Yarian. Jean was a ...