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THINGS TO DO: Pumpkin hayride train rides in Orrville

SUBMITTED BY ANNA M. DAVIDSON ORHS Board Chairman ORRVILLE  The Orrville Railroad Heritage Society has brought back pumpkin hayride trains this month continuing Oct. 21. Discount pricing for Pumpkin Hayride Trains is $10/seat, plus ticketing fees in the open-air car (CAR 501). The enclosed passenger coach (CAR 208) is $15/seat, plus ticketing fees. Tickets can…

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Emma Sue Siers, 55

Orrville – Emma Sue Siers, age 55, of Orrville, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend went home to be with the lord on Saturday June 22, 2023, after a courageous battle with Glioblastoma Brain Cancer. Emma was Born in Clarington, Ohio to Charles and Lorinda “Sue” (Friesel) Gilmore July 30, 1967. They survive.…

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Jason Eugene Elder, 24

Sterling — Jason Eugene Elder , age 24, of Sterling died suddenly Sunday, April 30, 2023, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. Jason was born on October 22, 1998, in Wooster, Ohio, to Kevin Elder and Diana (Fitzgerald) Massey and graduated from Chippewa High School in 2017 and received his diesel certification from…

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Linda McGuire Adkins, 83

Linda McGuire Adkins, 83, passed away peacefully, at home in Navarre, on February 19th, with her daughter Dania Stangelo, granddaughter Tonya Martin, and a host of extended “family” by her side. Linda was born November 23, 1939, in Seth WV, the daughter of Daniel and Isalene (Eagle) McGuire.  After moving to Dalton and then to…

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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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