Gaydos Yields Coaching Reigns at Caldwell

By Julie LaFollette Caldwell High’s head football coach Grant Gaydos has submitted his resignation from that position. “After 16 years of coaching football at the college, high school and junior high level, it’s time for me to change my focus and priorities.” Gaydos began. “I have spent the last 13 years, with the help of…

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Norma J. Arnold

Norma J. Arnold, age 81, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Thursday, January 14, 2021, at her home. She was born August 29, 1940, in Caldwell, daughter of the late Edward and Edna Warner Snider. Norma was a 1958 graduate of Caldwell High School. She retired from GTE, where she worked in the customer service department for…

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Evan Dale Sayre

Evan Dale Sayre, Infant, passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. He was born Tuesday, January 12, 2021 in Columbus. He is the son of Dylan Tyler and Hope Rene Nau Sayre of Beverly, Ohio. He was preceded in death by a maternal great-grandmother, Mary…

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James “Jim” D. Lindsay

James “Jim” D. Lindsey age 77 of Caldwell, Ohio passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home under the care of his loving daughter. He was born February 21, 1943 in Falkville, AL a son of the late William Lee and Audie L. Alldredge Lindsey. Jim served and protected his nation in the U.S.…

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It’s Official! Downtown Caldwell Designated Historic District

The Ohio History Connection, Ohio’s nominating authority to the National Register of Historic Places Program, notified local leaders that the application for the Downtown Caldwell Historic District Project has been approved by the U.S. Park Service. “Just received notice that the Caldwell Historic District has been listed. Congratulations!” the email from Susan Tietz, national register…

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Record Surges in Opioid Overdoses Prompts AG Yost to Urge Vigilance

More Ohioans died of an opioid overdose during a three-month period last year than at any time since the epidemic began, according to an analysis by a task force created by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. The analysis by Yost’s Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention and Education (SCOPE) found the death rate in Ohio from opioid overdose…

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Wells Steps Down as Shenandoah Football Coach

SHS Grad Guided Zeps to Three Playoff Appearances in Six Seasons; Will Remain as Head Wrestling Coach   By Jeff Harrison Jesse Wells has accomplished many things since returning to his alma mater in 2015. –Participation in football, wrestling and in the weight room have increased greatly. –Football went from 2-28 in the three years…

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Junior D. King

Junior D. King, age 91, of Summerfield, Ohio, died Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Altercare Summit Acres in Caldwell. He was born December 24, 1929, in Buffalo, Ohio, son of the late Dewey and Carrie Kirkbride King. Junior attended school in Summerfield. He retired as a dairy farmer after 40 years and sold milk to…

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Margaret A. Benner

Margaret A. Benner age 77 of Caldwell, OH passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Altercare Summit Acres Skilled Nursing & Rehab in Caldwell. She was born May 14, 1943 in Zanesville, OH a daughter of the late Delbert and Myrtle Maxine Long Bates. She was a member of the Faith Baptist Church in…

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Mitchell “Mitch” J. Smithberger

Mitchell “Mitch” J. Smithberger age 69, of Senecaville, Ohio passed away, due to complications from the Coronavirus, Sunday, January 3, 2021 at the Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio. He was born August 1, 1951 in Noble County, Ohio a son of the late William and Margaret Yacko Smithberger. He was a 1969 graduate of the…

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