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Vonda J. Vance, 81

WOOSTER — Vonda J. Vance, age 81, of Wooster, formerly of Orrville, died Thursday, December 15, 2022, at Glendora Health Care Center in Wooster, following a short period of declining health. Vonda was born on November 14, 1941, in Orma, West Virginia, to the late Herbert and Lydia Mae (Sampson) Butler. She graduated with a…

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John B. Cyrus, Jr., 55

RITTMAN — John B. Cyrus, Jr., age 55, of Rittman, died Monday, October 31, 2022, at Akron City Hospital, following a period of declining health. John was born on February 20, 1967, in Rittman, to John B. Cyrus and Gwynell Miller.  He graduated from Jewett-Scio High School, drove truck for the last 25 years, and…

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Carrie A. Straub, 97

SMITHVILLE — Carrie A. Straub, age 97, of Smithville, died Monday, October 24, 2022, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster with her daughter at her side, following a period of declining health. Carrie was born on January 19, 1925, in Kenova, West Virginia, to the late Elijah and Nannie (Chrisman) Spencer and married Ellis Leo Beckwith…

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William “Paul” Troyer, 99

Marshallville — William “Paul” Troyer, age 99, of Marshallville, died Sunday, October 16, 2022, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman, following a period of declining health. Paul was born on November 27, 1922, in Hutchinson, Kansas, to the late Emmanuel and Katie (Beiler) Troyer.  He married Marie Elizabeth Horrisberger on June 28, 1944, in…

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Nussbaum, Dallas E. Jr.

Dallas E. Nussbaum, Jr., 66, of Dalton, passed away on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Scenic Pointe Nursing Home in Millersburg. He was born in Wooster on July 10, 1956 to the late Dallas and Bernice (Brenner) Nussbaum and married Kristi Arter on July 29, 1978 and she survives. He was a retired farmer and…

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Saurer, D. Bruce

Orrville — D. Bruce Saurer, age 67, of Orrville, passed away on Friday morning, July 15, 2022, at his residence in Orrville, following a period of declining health. He was born on August 19, 1954, in Orrville, Ohio, to Richard and Donna (Wolgamot) Saurer and graduated from Orrville High School. In Bruce’s younger years, he…

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Brinker, Carolyn L.

Carolyn L. Brinker, 81, of Dalton, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Shady Lawn Nursing Home in Dalton. She was born near Kidron on July 4, 1940 to the late Sylvan and Mary Ann (Geiser) Lehman and married Floyd L. Brinker on April 21, 1984. He died on December 22, 1998. She enjoyed crafts…

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Hagan, Amelia J.

Wooster — Amelia J. Hagen, age 87, of Wooster, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 1, 2022, at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster, following a short period of declining health. Amelia was born in Lecompton, Kansas, to the late Gus and Ethel (Wilson) Hartman She married the love of her life, her high-school sweetheart, the late Scott D.…

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ELECTION 2021: Wayne County results to be finalized Wednesday

DGKN staff report Voters chose a mix of newcomers and incumbents Tuesday in eastern Wayne County races. Some of the results were close. Results will be finalized at 10 a.m. today, according to the Wayne County Board of Elections website. Dalton voters chose among six candidates for four seats on village council. Three council members…

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