Scott Reager will begin his duties as the new Marshall County Chamber of Commerce executive director on Monday.
Reager was born and raised in Moundsville. He now resides with his wife, Jodi, and two children Marshall and Maria in Glen Dale. He is a graduate of John Marshall High School, and received his B.S. in business administration with specialization in management from West Liberty University. His background includes working as a realtor, tax preparer and manager in retail business. He has owned and operated his own businesses in Moundsville and St. Clairsville as being an insurance and financial services representative. After selling his agency a few years ago, he has been in human resources as a recruiting and training specialist for entrepreneurs that were looking to getting into the insurance and financial services profession and wanting to open their own agencies in West Virginia and surrounding areas.
Reager is taking over for David Knuth, who has held the position for 18 years.
Wilson S. “Poog” Adams Jr., 82, and his wife Elizabeth “Jean” Adams, 81, of Colerain, OH passed April 4, 2017 at home. Wilson was born June the 12th, 1934 in Martins Ferry, OH, a son of the late Wilson S. and Evelyn A. (Reese) Adams. Jean was born October 7, 1935 in Huntington, WV a daughter of the late Robert and Opal (Corn) Heslep. Wilson was a graduate and stand-out athlete at Bridgeport High School and West Liberty State College. He, along with his father, Wilson Sr. and son “Pooge” played in the O.V.A.C. all-star football game. He was a retired salesman for the asphalt industry. Jean was a graduate of Huntington High School where she was head majorette. She was a graduate of the West Liberty State College dental hygiene program. She was a retired dental hygienist and was a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church in Colerain. Later in life she was an E.M.T. for Colerain Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to their parents, Wilson and Jean were preceded in death by their daughter, Julie Adams; and brother-in-law Bob Och. They are survived by their son; Wilson “Pooge” (Sheri) Adams III of Trafalgar, IN; grandchildren, Wilson Adams IV of Upton, KY, Jessica Adams of St. Clairsville, OH, Kaitlin Adams of Daufuskie Island S.C.; great-grandchildren; Owen and Kravin; and sister, Jean Och of Wheeling, WV. Friends will be received Wednesday, April 12 from 4pm-8pm at Wilson Funeral Home, 920 National Rd. Bridgeport, OH 43912. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 72581 US Rt. 250, Colerain, OH 43916. Private interment will be held at a later date at Belmont County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you purchase a Carbon Monoxide detector for yourself, or family and friends that do not have one.
Mary Louise (Lucci) Gaspar “Holiday Lady” of Cleveland, OH and formerly of Wheeling, WV, passed away Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic.
She was born June 5, 1932 in Wheeling, a daughter of the late Chester J. and Susan B. (Bushovisky) Lucci.
Mary Louise was a graduate of West Liberty State College. She taught elementary school and Spanish in Wheeling and Cleveland and she was a member of St. Stevens Catholic Church. Several years ago Mary Louise experienced a life changing understanding of volunteerism while working with Hospice. She was deeply moved as she witnessed volunteers giving time, talent, compassion, support their hearts and spirits to benefit others. She resigned from many of her social activities and joined a group of entrepreneurial women who did surveys of new products and donated a portion of the profits to needy organizations. Two of their favorites were Wounded Warriors and St. Jude. Part of Mary Louise’s job was vetting many, many requests for donations. She and her late husband were world travelers but after his death she preferred to stay near home. Oglebay Resort in Wheeling was the perfect place to renew friendships and make new acquaintances. She spent 90 days a year at the resort, enough to become known as Oglebay’s “Holiday Lady”. She could be reached at [email protected] . Members of the staff and guests became personal friends and she often was invited to weddings, birthdays and anniversaries held at Oglebay.
Mary Louise enjoyed life to the utmost and was thankful for a wonderful husband, family and friends. She stole a phrase from Robin William’s Movie, The Dead Poets Society and Carpe Diem became her mantra. Not only did she seize the day, she squeezed the day! Mary Louise was a member Wheeling Newcomers; past president of Gamma Zeta; Food for Hunger volunteer and volunteered at several churches assisting with transportation of the handicapped to appointments, shopping and etc.
I addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Edmund Gaspar; sister, Betty Lee Rosenberg and her husband John.
Mary Louise is survived by a sister, Sue Daugherty and husband Don of Warwood, WV; two aunts; one uncle; five nieces; five nephews; cuzins by the dozens and eight godchildren including a set of triplets.
Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.