Came across your website while searching for info on Adena Heritage
Wanted to share a story.
From 1975-77 right after graduating from college (Kent State), I
worked for The Times-Leader in its St. Clairsville bureau office. I
grew up in New Philadelphia, and didn't know much about Belmont and
Jefferson counties, other than riding down to Steubenville to watch
my high school team and other local teams play in the basketball
I covered many high school football and basketball games, but probably the one I remember most - and the memory will always be in my head - was a Buckeye West game at the old stadium in Adena, which is no longer used for football. It wasn't what happened in the game that I remember, but the uniqueness of the old WPA era stadium and the train yard beside it. My alma mater - New Philly - also plays in a WPA era stadium. I sat in the very tiny pressbox with 3 other guys - all shoulder to shoulder. It was hard to see out the window and the pressbox was positioned at the 35-yard line instead of the 50 like at most stadiums.
The Norfork & Western locomotives were switching coal cars throughout the game and I was fascinated by that activity as much as watching the game. It wasn't until 2007 that I returned to Adena. I walked over to the stadium and looked around, and went up in the stands and just sat there for a while astounded at how much the area had changed. Just a single railroad track through town, no yard, no trains coming through, very quiet from what I remember it being like in 1976. A couple of times since then, I have driven through Adena, and I always stop, walk over and sit in those stands. Having become a real rail fan in recent years, it brings a tear to my eye that train activity has ceased in Adena. I have a book about the history of the Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway, and it has several photos of the busy yard at Adena .... one shot even shows the lights at the edge of the football field along the tracks.
There also is a fantastic shot of a steam engine coming across the Adena branch trestle over the creek toward the main line. One time when I drove through, I took that book with me and walked down the street and compared the photo to the trestle now. It, of course, is rotting away and the tracks have been removed.
On one of those trips, I also located the Adena tunnel and walked down the track and through it. Might not seem like anything too exciting for most people, but it gave me a thrill walking through that tunnel. A buddy and I used to walk through an old train tunnel near New Philly when we were in high school. That tunnel also is on a line which is no longer in operation and the tracks have been removed. Of course, also since I worked for The Times-Leader in the 1970s, Buckeye West High School is gone. In fact, I was down in Mount Pleasant on one of my trips down to Jefferson County and took some photos of the old high school before they tore it down. I also used to cover some football and basketball games at old Buckeye North in Brilliant. That stadium didn't have lights, so they played football on Saturday afternoons.
Visiting Adena has become very sentimental for me. I thought you might enjoy my story. If I have an opportunity this Saturday, I might drive down to the Heritage Day celebration. It would be great to talk to some longtime residents who remember the busy train days in Adena. By the way, I will turn 60 years old in December, and now am working for a chain of weekly newspapers in the Akron-Kent, Ohio, area. The chain is owned by the same family which used to own The Times-Leader – the Dixes. — Ken Lahmers, editor, the Aurora Advocate
Greetings to all my friends in Adena. I'm happy to read the continued success of the community. Gerald Leonard, USA, Ret former Adena Chief of Police
Enjoyed your web site. I was born in Martins Ferry and delivered by Dr. Martin (who was also a good friend of my father) from Adena. We actually lived in Piney Fork, but my Dad hung out at the Railroad Inn with Piezel (sp?) and his wife Helen and their daughters (Karen and Judy). Their son Butch was off at Muskingam College. He also hung out at the Bridge Street Café with Chester. I have very fond memories of the Railroad Inn and the Bridge Street Café. I particularly remember playing in the creek behind the Railroad Inn, and I had a couple of beagle dogs that came from Piezel. We had the funeral service for my Dad in Adena about 7 years ago, and the reception afterwards was at either the American Legion or VFW (I can’t remember which now). Everyone seemed to have a nick name back in the 50’s…”One Way,” “Piezel,” “Smitty,” etc., and I also remember lots of “secret” recipes for hot peppers and pickles. I still have cousins in the Smithfield, Cadiz and Piney Fork areas. Great memories. Thanks, John W. Smith
My name is Kendal Rodgers formerly known as Kendal Dowdell, daughter of Kenneth Dowdell was in the first class to graduate in 1991 from the new Buckeye Local High School did attend Buckeye West the year it was burnt down.-Kendal Rodgers
Just had found your site, took a couple hours to navigate thru it, thanks for the past couple hours of good memories -Dave Gaffney
Thanks again Carol for all your publicity and for all the work you do with the Adena News web site. Sincerely. Tom Yakubowski
Carol, I have just looked at the Adena web site, and was amazed at the superb job that you have done. For such a small town, this web site has all that could be asked for. It seems to include anything and everything. Thank you for doing such a great job. Everything was described in such great detail. As an Adena alumna, this brought back many fond memories. Pete Milicia
Carol---We visit the Adena News web site often and sincerely appreciate all that you do to keep us informed of what's happening in our "special" hometown. We have many, many cherished and fond memories of growing up in Adena. Thanks again for everything and keep up the "fantastic" job! Tom & Chris (Pezzopane) Yakubowski...... TYakubowsk@aol.com.
Hello! I just found your site and I am very excited to share it with my Mom! My Mom is Sonnia Kalonick (Cummins now). She was born and spent part of her growing up years in Adena before her family moved to Michigan. We still have family in town and she loves coming to visit. The pictures and information that you provide on your site is just terrific. I know that when I show her your site it will make her day! Thank you! Debbie Cummins
My name is Joe Jarvis I was born in Adena and lived on Hanna Ave. across from St. Casimir church. I left Adena the Saturday after graduation for Chicago to work. It was good to find this News on my Conputer and hope to avail myself of all that is going on with Adena today.
Joe Jarvis, AHS Graduate
Our family lived in Adena from 1949 - 1953. We attended St Casmir's School and Church. I accidentally found your awesome web site and couldn't leave without reading most of it. I do not see any familiar names but enjoyed reading all the wonderful info. The house we lived in was on the hilly road leading to Harrisville. It had burned down many years ago. If I can find any pics of Adena from back then I will send. I know I have one somewhere of my first Communion Class with Fr. Phillips. Keep up the good work.
Cheryl (Heisler) Riggi
Carol... I want you to know how much I appreciate all the work and attention you give to the Adena News website. I still bring it up each morning just to see what is going on in Adena. My mother's fond memories of Adena and her family still ring in my ears. Since my ancestors, like John Mclaughlin, were the founders of Adena , I am extremely proud of my heritage. I have really enjoyed both of my visits to Adena in the last several years and want to come again as soon as time permits. May God bless you for all that you do.
Thanks, Drew Pullen Hatteras ,N.C.
To the editor:
While growing up in Adena during the 1950s, my generation was taught and experienced firsthand that America was comprised of three classes of people — upper, middle and lower. Then in 1964, LBJ waged his “War on Poverty,” which produced Medicare, Medicaid, the Community Action Program, Head Start, Legal Services, etc. But gradually, any reference to the lower class simply vanished as politicians began catering to the “middle” class and soccer moms.
Fast forward to Nov. 7, when 2 million Ohioans said enough is enough and demanded that Ohio’s minimum wage be increased to help those who, for too long, have been seen but not heard.
Facing the reality of their dwindling majority and coupled with the election of Ted Strickland as governor, (himself a product of the lower class), Republican legislators in Columbus scrambled to craft an enabling law before Strickland could take office. Interestingly, they sought input not from those who promoted the issue, but rather turned to the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Farm Bureau, NFIB and others who collectively spent millions in their effort to prevent passage of the minimum wage increase.
Predictably the finished product was something to behold. According to state Sen. Robert Hagan, D-Youngstown, more than 100,000 workers were excluded despite the voter’s mandate. But according to the bill’s chief sponsor, state Rep. Bill Seitz, R-Cincinnati, they are mostly “Pea picker types” whose suppression is necessary to sustain Ohio‘s economy.
While this eerily reminds me of the old days, today’s working poor can bank that Ted Strickland will dip into his roots for wisdom and strength to do right by his own.
Jerry W. Krupinski, Steubenville
I enjoy your news of adena and their citizens. I managed the bank in adena for seven years. Met a lot of nice people there. you do a great job. Juanita Jaskierny Trinity Florida -
Carol, Just took A few minutes to check out your site. Great Job! I love it! It's come a long way. You should be extremely proud of your accomplishments! I feel very updated with what's happening in our community! Keep up the great work! Audra Braun -
I enjoy visiting your website..I do not live in Adena, but have always been interested in the community...Keep up the good work....Fred Cobb Painesville,Ohio and Englewood Florida.. -
I left Adena in '63... but my heart still bleeds Gold & Black.
Dan Waller <email@example.com>
Doylestown, OH USA -
Seeing this website made me smile and miss home. I can't wait to come back. See ya in a few weeks.
Nichole M. Bizic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jacksonville, FL USA -
I love this web site and I've told all my teacher friends about it. I can stay on it for hours, there's just so much to see. It's nice seeing all the old pictures of Adena and what it looked like way back when. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Pam (Yanok )Oszust <email@example.com>
Adena, OH USA -
Hi everyone, Great to see a site about Adena. It really helps my mom keep in touch with what is going on in Ohio, now that she lives here in Utah. Sorry to hear about the flood. We send our best. God's Blessing to all, Dorothy Soboleski and Michelle
Michelle SoboleskiCornett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Huntington, Utah USA -
My father went to high school in Adena and in the last months of his life, your site inspired him to tell my son and me numerous stories of his hometown and his days in high school. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful community and giving my son and me precious memories we might otherwise not have had.
Lesley (Black) Smith
Hi! Just wanted to thank you for all the work you put in this site. It looks great! Thanks!
Orlando, Florida United States -
What a great website! Good job! This is a real kick for those of us who can't get home very often. I'm so glad I found this site and will spread the word. Thanks and keep it up.
Denise Gunsorek Steffen <DeniseGRS@msn.com>
Dekalb, IL USA -
I liked the sight,but i think there could be more pic'c,and updated news,if others can put it in there,but i do like the sight,thank you all for putting it on the web.
Evon Keeran <email@example.com>
Warsaw, OH USA -
We are very impressed with your coverage of Adena news. Keep up the good work!
Stephen & Vickie Bizic <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wilmington, NC USA -
We are very impressed with your website, it would be nice if all other villages could do the same! Thank you! Lisa Zauch
Lisa Zaucha <email@example.com>
Cadiz, O USA -
I must confess, I was a Adena wanna be. My permanent address is still Piney Fork. Everyone knows there is no better place to live than Adena. Argue the point and you will loose.Please let this site be an extension of our heritage.
Tressa Rudik <Tressa@ameritech.net>
Columbus, OH USA -
Wonderful website keeps you up to date on all the past and present events. Carol you have done a great job and I think this is a great website and visit it often. I hope everyone that visits the website enjoys it as much as I do. Roger also enjoys working on the Adena Police Department. And is very happy he can help them keep our town safe.
Roger,Jamie,Carrie Linn & Nicholas Allen Wallace <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adena, Oh USA -
April Bose Coventry <email@example.com>
Dover, OH USA -
If you put tomfoolery into a computer, nothing comes out but tomfoolery. But this tomfoolery, having passed through a very expensive machine, is somehow enobled and no-one dare criticise it. -- Pierre Gallois Fats_32@russia.ru>
San Diego, Ca USA -
I VISITED THE HERITAGE DAYS LAST WEEK AND IT WAS WONDERFUL. IT WAS SO COORDINATED THAT I WANT TO THANK ALL THE VOLUNTEERS THAT DID SUCH A PROFESSIONAL JOB OF ORGANIZING ALL OF THE EVENTS. I SAW A LOT OF OLD FRIENDS THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN IN YEARS. IT WAS REALLY A NICE WELCOME THAT AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS, I AM STILL REMEMBERED. THANKS FOR A WONDER WEEKEND. SANDRA (MALISIAK) HARGESHEIMER
Sandra (Malisiak) Hargesheimer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Orwell, oH USA -
I just learned of the website, and Carol, I commend you for such an awesome, and professional presentation. Adena is such a unique, and quaint little village, and it holds many memories for so many of us. I will never forget all the exciting football games at "The Pit". I had such a wonderful time working with the FANTASTIC band, as their half-time announcer. God Bless You, Carol.
Adena, OH USA -
HAD TO CHECK OUT ADENANEWS, NICE TO SEE SOME HOMETOWN NEWS
GARY CROTHERS <email@example.com>
norris city, IL USA -
Heard about web site from my sister Bernadine Sliva and found it very interesting. Good job. Will check it often.
Bob Soos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Canton, Oh USA -
No kidding...my name growing up was Adena Mills :) I happened to come across this website and thought that was the neatest thing!
Adena (Mills) Summers <email@example.com>
Tualatin, OR USA -
I lived In Adena until I was 12 years of age. My parents were Isaac and Olive Carter. My best friend was Nora Devore Stanwick. I have many happy memories of Adena school, band and many friends.....Margaret Corbett, Dorothea Maud and Jane Adams. HAPPY HERITAGE DAYS! Betty Watson BCW1924@aol.com
Betty Carter Watson <BCW1924@aol.com>
Akron, OH USA -
I just found your site after reading about the upcoming Heritage days in the newspaper and the site was listed. I was tickled to see one of my twin grandsons picture in the grouop of singers from the grade school. I went to the lions club show and really enjoyed it. This is a great site. I am going to save it and check it often.
JUDY CRISTINI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
DILLONVALE, OH USA -
Carol, Keep up the great work on the site. The information that you provide to the great people of Adena ( present & past) is true & accurate. Wish we could pay you what you deserve for this service, but our THANKS will have to do for now. In high school (Buckeye West) we had a banner across the stage that read “Winners Never Quit, Quitters Never Win”. You are a winner!! Keep up the great work!!
Jim & Karen Horton <Adenahortons@comcast.net>
Adena, Oh USA -
My daughters and I have just visited the sight it was soooooo neat just to see how things have changed and the memories. The red brick road, love it, the girls were amazed lol. After all the years we still get a chance to visit, even if its online. Thanks
karen holyak messer <email@example.com>
mount holly , nc USA -
Hello, I just wanted to say you have a very informative site which really made me think, Thanks ! A site with a wealth of info.!...thanks very much! Have a nice Day!!
I've only been to Adena a couple of times to visit Carol and Dan, but I can tell the community how lucky it is to have such loving, caring, out-going, and proud citizens such as them. I love you guys ... you are an inspiration!
Cameron, WV USA -
Great Job!! Makes us proud
Connie Crothers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adena, OH USA -
I grew up in Adena. My maiden name is Toto.
Phyllis A. Yates <tootsy39@hotmailcom>
Circleville, oh USA -
Ilike your website I will share this with friends
Bob Marhal <email@example.com> -
Carol I have to say that I'm really proud of you for putting out such an imformative reader friendly web-site. The greatest thing about living in Adena is knowing everyone and loving everyone! I just wish that the people who can't go on with life without complaining about one thing or another all of the time would either get a life or move! We love Adena just the way it is...with some slight sidewalk improvements it would be the best place on Earth in my opinion! Keep up the good work!
Christine Beihl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adena, Ohio USA -
Always interesting and updated website. I let my family around the country know about the site and they like to check in and keep up with "what's going on at home."
Mary Carter <email@example.com>
Adena, OH USA -
WOW!!! Great Website. Brings back alot of memories of growing up in Adena. Everyone in Adena has to be proud of this great website. Remember the SUGAR SHACK across from the High School. Hello classmates of 1967.
Stan Toto, Jr. <ButchyT@aol.com>
Cleveland, OH USA -
Thanks for having such a wonderful site. I will continue to get on your web site. It is friendly, trustworthy. And oh! you do have my permission to put this on the site. Other sites about Adena are so unfriendly!
Shelly Masloski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adena, OH USA -
MY WONDERFUL MOTHER IS CAROL SEFSICK
JIM FOWLER JR <JIMF@GEICO.COM>
MACON, GA USA -
Say Hi to Larry, Joann & Kim
Wm. E. Barkhurst <Virgoweb@aol.com>
Fayetteville, NC USA -
Hello, cunning Carol! Love what you do with the web! Keep up the good work! Amiable Amy:)
Amy Gareis <email@example.com>
Weirton, Wv USA -
Nice to see there are still some small towns left in Ohio. Your city seems to have a great group of people
Tina Boykin <Mommaboykit@aol.com>
Uniontown, Oh USA -
Great site, didn't know it existed until I visited with my classmate Bob Thompson on my latest trip to Ohio. Keep up the good work.
David Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brunswick, Md. USA -
Love the site, I visit often to see what's up back home. I married a Big City girl, but the few times we have visited ,she appreciates the small town. We hope to bring our children and grandchildren to see where Pappap grew up this summer. Keep up the good work.
Union, Oh USA -
No matter where you live, there is no greater memorie's then your home town. Great web site.
Tony Toto <email@example.com>
Grand Island, Fl USA -
I enjoy your site. Adena is a nice place ,with good people. I visit as much as possible.
Jim Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Medina, OH USA -
Greetings to all!
New York, NY USA -
Hello Adena!I am serving with SGT Sliva in Afghanistan. She has taught me so much! What a great product of the adenan environment! Lots of Love LEanne!
Lehi, Utah USA -
Having grown up in Adena, I still have fond memories of the 18 years that I spent there. Since my parents are deceased, I have not visited as often as I would like. The small town still comes out in each and every one of us as we age and go through our lives and careers. Thanks for all your efforts. I appreciate your endeavours. Warmest Wishes, Michael.
Michael A. Scovronski <MAScovronskiLaw@aol.com>
Warrenton, VA USA -
Love the music! Greetings from NC. Memories of Grandmas' houses (Bizic's & Shields').
John Bizic <email@example.com>
Wilmington, NC USA -
Very nice. WE need to get our TWP news out like this Ron
Adena, OH USA -
I've been trying for years to find an Adena site. Found your Adena News by accident while searching for something else. Sure am glad I finally found you. The OpEd on the Golden Years was exciting since I grew up during that period.
Alex Black <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bowling Green, KY USA -
Hey Carol , you are doing a great job with the web site.The site keeps me in touch with the old hometown. Visit now and again when I get the chance.Keep up the good work,it is appreciated!
Ray McVicker <email@example.com>
Uhrichsville, Oh USA -
Keep up the good work!
Ray Jeskey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Adena, Oh USA -
Carol You do a very nice job on this Adena news. We still want to get with you to work out something for the TWP. Ron
Ron&Nancy Malin <RNmalin@comcast.net>
Adena, Oh USA -
I would like to say Aunt Carol,,that Rex and Becky McLaughlin of Palm Bay FL are my dad and step mom,,, and she was being rotten by saying that it may have been her son-in-law Chuck that knocked over Dain's snowman. I read what had happened and i feel really bad for Dain and i just wanted to let you know that it wasn't Chuck and i agree about the 4-wheelers and i'm really upset that them stupid morons go around ruining it for the rest of us that are responsible on our 4-wheelers.
Stacy Di Loreto <email@example.com>
Adena, OH USA -
I like the STUPID column. I wonder if it was my son-in-law on that 4-wheeler,kicking the snowman over! I'll never know. We enjoy the Adena News and the old time pictures. It brings back memories for Rex. He grew up in the town. We live in "SUNNY" Florida now and DON'T miss the SNOW! Keep Warm Adena Folk!
Rex and Becky Mclaughlin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Palm Bay, Fl. USA -
We think this site is one of the best things to happen for Adena. We love it and visit it often. We don't get back home often but when we do it brings back a lot of happy memories.
Sandee & Dave Malisiak <email@example.com>
Mantua, OH USA -
I love when i get to visit Adena. Beautiful place it is. Love to visit with my family (Stella Malisiak and Mary Rapovi) Love to hear what's happening around town.Will visit this site very soon again.
Cleveland, OH USA -
I grew up in Adena. My Mom is Mary Malisiak and my Dad, Andy Chesla. My Aunt Stella Malisiak still lives there! What a great surprise when my cousin Sandy forwarded the site to me. I will be a frequest visitor.
Carole Neumeyer <Nordonia firstname.lastname@example.org>
Whitehouse, OH USA -
I have enjoyed visiting the sites on the web page and will check in often. I graduated from Adena High in 1962.
Lloyd O Walter Jr <email@example.com>
Sardinia, Ohio USA -
Although my address reads Cadiz, Ohio, my roots are in Adena. I was away for 30 years and returned to my portion of heaven on earth 15 years ago. Best decision I have ever made. Loved the site. Keep up the good work, you who run Adena deserve a great amount of respect...Thank you all....
Martha Nehring <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cadiz, Oh USA -
Hey i love this sight and the pics. But this is me and i was wondering if i could say i need someone to Babysit. Cause i need a job.lol. I Need money......and im weird......love the sight.....!!!!!!!!!!!PAPPY!!!!!!!!!
Trista Newton <Tristanewton@1st.net>
Adena, oh USA -
Just got your site address tonight from Rich Warner while attending another school reunion. Been quite a few years since my Adena days in school year 51-52 as a teacher-coach. Will spend more time on your site later.
Dave Winefordner <email@example.com>
The Plains, OH USA -
You are the "best" at sitin' in the web! Your hard work should not go unnoticed! Everyone needs to spread the adenanews.com! Keep up the great work and let us know as soon as your book is published! Love ya, sis!
Dillonvale, OH USA -
I love your site. I must visit 10 times a day.
Belmont, OH USA -
Great way to remember a small old town that I used to enjoy visiting as a child. Nephew to Stella Malisiak and Mary Rapavi. Keep up the good work!!!!
Kenny Balis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cleveland, Oh USA -
Love to see all the news back home. What a great way to visit my home town. Sandy
Sandra (Malisiak) Hargesheimer <email@example.com>
Orwell, oh USA -
It is the best informative site that I have seen in the two years that I have been working with HTML.-- I DO know how much time it takes making and keeping up the site and I hope the people from the Adena area appreciate it. I don't know how you find the time to do it !
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to visit the Adena website, it was interesting!
Dawn Kujawa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Smithfield, Oh USA -
Great Website ! Keep up the good work !