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Paulette Walters

Paulette Walters, age 74, of Thornville, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. She was born April 2, 1949, in Noble County, daughter of the late B. Davey “Pappy” and Lucille M. Lorey Jones. Paulette was a 1967 graduate of Shenandoah High School. She was a homemaker who loved…

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Benjamin “Ben” Lee Pickenpaugh

Benjamin “Ben” Lee Pickenpaugh age 48, of Zanesville, Ohio passed away February 16, 2024 at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville, Ohio following an extended battle with cancer. He was born October 8, 1975 in Cambridge, Ohio, a son of Catherine Law Ingram of Caldwell and the late Danny Pickenpaugh. He was a 1994 graduate of Shenandoah…

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Robert Pickenpaugh Withdraws from Noble County Sheriff’s Race

Former Noble County Sheriff and candidate for the office of sheriff, Robert Pickenpaugh, slated to run for re-election in the March primary against Noble County Sheriff Jason Mackie, has announced his withdrawal from the race. He did so in a public letter on his candidate Facebook page Friday. Below is the letter he posted: To…

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Zeps Score at Muskingum University’s February HS Invite

By Tara Estadt The SHS boys and girls indoor track teams were back at New Concord, for a 2nd time, on February 4th. There were over 1,000 meet entries of athletes representing nearly 70 different schools. “I enjoy getting a head start on the outdoor season. And my favorite part about indoor track is competing…

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Mildred Marie Schott Ackley

Mildred Marie Schott Ackley, age 96, of Caldwell, Ohio, passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Altercare Summit Acres in Caldwell. She was born September 4, 1927 in Caldwell, a daughter of the late Henry U. and Laura E. Zwick Schott. She was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church in Caldwell and the…

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Local Girls Basketball Teams Set for Sectional Play

By Julie LaFollette The East District Division IV girls basketball tournament draw was held last week. The Caldwell Lady Redskins were the sixth seed. They will host the ninth seed Conotton Valley on Wednesday, February 21. The winner of this game will face the winner of the third seed Monroe Central and the 16 seed…

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Court House Elevator Still Down; Commissioners Looking Into New Public Transportation Service

The commissioners met on Wednesday, January 24, 2024 and Monday January 29. Present were President Allen Fraley, Vice President Ty Moore, and Commissioner Gary Saling. Looking into Transportation Service The commissioners are reportedly looking into a transportation program for the county. They visited Morgan County who has its own system, transporting passengers within a 50…

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Thriller in the Hangar!

By Gene Davis This game was advertised to be ‘the game’ of the year and to expect a large crowd at the Hangar. Caldwell and Shenandoah fans lined up in the hall two hours before the JV tip off time. By tip off, nearly 1,000 crammed into the Hangar in anticipation of some extreme basketball.…

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Junior Lee Watson

Junior Lee Watson, age 68, of Caldwell, Ohio, died Monday, January 29, 2024, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. He was born January 10, 1956, in Grant County, West Virginia, son of the late Jane Vandruff. Junior worked in oil fields. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a half-brother, Donald Watson.…

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