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Obituaries

Roy W. Koch

Petersburg, OH – Roy W. Koch, age 83, went to be with the Lord in his sleep Sunday, November 22nd, 2020. Roy was born on March 16 1937 and was a lifelong resident of the Petersburg area. He was a graduate of Springfield Township High School class of 1955. A long time member of St. John’s ...

Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ Allen

Yvonne “Bonnie” Allen, 90, of North Lima, passed away Tuesday, November 17th, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. She was born on July 5, 1930, the daughter of the late Edward and Evalyn Swank. She worked at United Engineering and Dr. Nicolette’s dentist office, but was primarily a ...

Harry C. Kacenski

Columbiana — Harry C. Kacenski, age 86, of Columbiana, died on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his home. He was born on February 20, 1934 in New Waterford, son of the late Chester and Delvina Newcomer Kacenski. Harry was a Construction Engineer, PE, working with various world firms. He ...

Homer C. Smith

East Palestine — Homer C. Smith, 73, passed away in Florida October 29, 2020. Homer was born in North Tazewell, VA one of 12 children to Frank Smith and Bertha Mae Foster. A lifelong owner/operator known to many as “Batman”. He worked with the East Fairfield Coal Company for 41 years. ...

Robert L. Powell

East Palestine — Robert L. Powell, 88, a lifetime resident of East Palestine, passed away November 21, 2020 at his home with family by his side. Robert was born August 31, 1932 in East Palestine, son of the late Oliver and Thelma Huff Powell. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. Robert ...

Death Notices

Gary Welsh WASHINGTONVILLE — Gary James Welsh, 68, died Saturday at Mercy – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. He was born March 25, 1952 in Salem, the son of John and Dorothy (Evans) Welsh. Arrangements are by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Salem. Jane ...

Margaret A. McConahy

EAST PALESTINE — Margaret A. McConahy, 73, a lifelong resident of East Palestine, passed away November 19, 2020 at the Cleveland Clinic following a lengthy illness. She was born August 28, 1947 in Salem, OH, daughter of the late Clyde and Esther Hulton Sutherin. Margaret was a 1965 ...

Paul B. Nightingale

SALEM, Ohio — Paul B. Nightingale, 84, of Lisbon passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Salem North Healthcare Center. Paul was born in East Liverpool on November 2, 1936 a son of the late Paul F. and Evelyn (Campsey) Nightingale. Paul resided in Wellsville until graduating from ...

Gail “Skeeter” Joseph Ruble

WINONA — Gail “Skeeter” Joseph Ruble, 86, died Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his home. He was born February 4, 1934 in Salem, son of the late Earl and Sarah (Crocket) Ruble. Skeeter was a 1952 graduate of Salem High School. He served in the United States Army from 1957-1959. Before his ...

Sondra Lee Taucher

LISBON — Sondra Lee Taucher, 85, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Continuing Health Care of Lisbon following a brief illness. Born September 4, 1935 in East Liverpool, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Agnes (Salt) Hebron. A homemaker, she is survived by her children: ...