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Obituaries

Dorothy J. Wagner, 1928-2019

STRUTHERS — Dorothy Joseph Wagner, 91, of Struthers, passed away peacefully on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in the home where she was born, with her loving family by her side, succumbing gracefully after a long devoted life to her family and her faith. She was born Sept. 30, 1928, the daughter ...

Services

Services THOMAS C. ANDERSON, 73, Youngstown. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Wednesday, St. Christine Church, Youngstown. CALLING HOURS: noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, church. EUGENE S. BARBER, 91, Youngstown. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown chapel. CALLING HOURS: 10 to 11 ...

Barry Lazich Allison, 1951-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Barry Lazich Allison (Meshel), 68, passed away Thursday, Nov.7, 2019, at home. Barry was born April 8, 1951, in Warren, Ohio, the son of Ohio Senator Harry Meshel and Judy Lazich Meshel. Barry was a 1969 graduate of The Rayen High School and attended Youngstown State ...

Stephen L. Buranich, 1948-2019

YOUNGSTOWN —- Stephen L. “Steve” Buranich, 71, passed away Friday evening, Nov. 1, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, following a brief illness. Stephen was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Youngstown, a son of the late Stephen L. and Anna Nemergut Buranich, and lived his life in this ...

Joanne Lewis, 1941-2019

HUBBARD — Joanne Lewis, 78, died Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2019, at Quaker Heights Nursing Home in Waynesville. She was born Jan. 17, 1941, in Youngstown, a daughter of George and Mary Basista. Mrs. Lewis was a member of St. Michael Byzantine Catholic Church in Campbell and St. Patrick ...

Hope A. Melnik, 1953-2019

CAMPBELL — Hope A. “Hopie” Melnik, 66, passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 8, 2019. Hope was born March 22, 1953, in Youngstown, the daughter of the late Stanley and Elizabeth Racz Melnik. She was a 1971 grad-uate of Campbell Memorial High School. Hope was employed as a ...

Heidi J. Semivan, 1966-2019

MUNROE FALLS — Heidi J. Semivan, 52, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at her residence, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 1, 1966, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Ralph Jr. and Theresa Conroy Kistler. Heidi was a 1985 graduate of Austintown Fitch and received ...

Elizabeth Timmerman, 1929-2019

YOUNGSTOWN — Elizabeth Timmerman, 90, passed away peacefully Saturday evening, Nov. 9, 2019. Elizabeth was born June 18, 1929, in Youngstown, a daughter of William A. and Nettie Sprankle Timmerman. She was a South High School graduate and attended Moore College of Art and Design in ...

Area deaths

Area deaths Madeline Lemire, 67, of Butler Township, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at home. Services will be at a later date with arrangements by the Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. Harry Lee Ponikvar Sr., 88, of Poland, died Sunday, Nov. 10, ...

Residents oppose move to dissolve Hubbard Twp. police force

By BETH SHILLER Staff writer HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — Two dozen residents gathered in the dark before Monday’s township trustees meeting to show their support for township police officers and to protest dissolving the department. Molly Begeot, daughter of Detective Sgt. Mike Begeot, and ...