Helen Kerr Anna L DeMint The garden that got us through the winter months Virginia L Fricker JV Devils top Northwest 51-34 Senior Profile: Caitlin Young North Adams moves to 7-5 with 16-point Homecoming win over Northwest Held to a higher standard Claudia J Purtee Shaylee E Prewitt Questions still linger in Stuart explosion Richard Holsinger J Ruth Madden Frank E Swayne Robert Bechdolt Sara D Hatfield Barbara Goodwin Jeffrey Frederick Grace E Myers Johnny A Sullender Sr. Senator Joe Uecker sworn-in for second term Wenstrup sworn in for third term in House Ronald L Chochard Patrick P Clift Samuel W Freeland Senior Profile: Casey Mullenix Lady Dragons win ugly, taking Classic consolation game over Manchester, 48-45 Greyhounds roll by West Union to take Classic consolation game, 82-58 History made as Ward takes oath of office Peter A Bennington Tangela R King McDonald’s Classic crowns 2016 champions MVP Arey leads Peebles to McDonald’s Classic title, Indians outlast North Adams 82-76 in double overtime thriller Lady Devils get Classic three-peat, make it 10 of 11, 14 titles for Coach Davis Senior Profile: Raegan Dick Teaching students the power of giving Kids at Children’s Home gifted with shopping spree Marion Liming Dorothy Huff John R Murphy Michael L McAninch Rita Rogers Edward L Combs Ronald W Staggs Mary H Grooms Gladys Wilson Donald Barnhill Monda Van Vorren Deborah Spires Senior Profile: Andre Wolke Indians pull away in second half, get past Manchester 71-58 in Classic semis On home floor, Lady Indians move to Classic title game North Adams handles West Union, Devils move to Classic finals with 68-53 victory Lady Devils roll into Classic championship Beth E Rowley Leatrice Lewis Senior Profile: Justin Aldridge Mary Helterbridle Wanda Huffman PES Performing Arts entertains at Hometown Christmas Adams County Manor sends holiday wishes Peebles Lions Club hosts Christmas breakfast Elusive Elf on a Shelf makes a return visit to PES Santas in blue spread Christmas cheer in a very special way Senior Profile: Aubrey McFarland WUHS holds Hall of Fame induction ceremonies WUHS Academic Team has undefeated season Serving those who served their country From Pearl Harbor to ‘America’s Got Talent’, 93-year-old WWII vet is still going strong Yester Years brings a touch of old to the new Merry Christmas to you all North Adams Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners Peebles High School hosts Homecoming ceremonies Children in need receive gifts at PES Adams County Manor holds annual Door Decorating Contest WUHS celebrates with numerous Christmas activities Halftime lead quickly vanishes, Dragons fall to Northwest 73-62 in Saturday night non-conference match up Tammy S Scott Oscar Hilterbrandt Neil R Swayne Beulah M Daniels McDonald’s Classic begins Dec. 27 Letters to Santa Senior Profile: Tyler Swearingen Leadership Adams donates to local outreach programs North Adams student/athletes are part of Holiday Sharing Event Senior Profile: Kylie Lucas West Union Elementary holds Academic Fair on Dec. 2 WUES holds annual Spelling Bee NAHS Art students help out the Humane Society Peebles Elementary announces Spelling Bee winners CTC FCCLA / Culinary Arts class holds Cancer Awareness Drive Amen receives Distinguished Service Award ‘Tis the season for family-past, present, and future MHS Computer Class aces MOS Exam WUES recognizes November Bus Riders of the Month NAHS Beta Club sponsors canned food drive Peebles Elementary announces November Students of the Month Crisis text line reaches out during the holidays Paul Wesley Ailshire

Megan Dalessandro

Megan Nicole Spriggs Dalessandro, 34 ,of Hatfield, Penn., formerly of West Portsmouth, died Tuesday July 26, 2016 at Lansdale Hospital in Lansdale. She was born July 29, 1981 in Cincinnati and was a 1999 graduate of Portsmouth West High School and a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University. She volunteered at Walton Farm Elementary School where her sons attended and was also a volunteer for the SPCA of Pennsylvania.
Megan is preceded in death by a brother Brad Edgar Staggs; grandmother Marianne Spriggs; grandparents, Paul and Gladys Staggs; aunt Jamianne Grooms; and three uncles, Ron and Roger Staggs and Dan Gilpin.
She is survived by her husband Dennis Nicholas “Denny” Dalessandro; two sons, Alex and Zack Dalessandro; her parents, Craig and Jill Spriggs Staggs of Sciotoville; two brothers, Shannon (Cherish) Staggs of West Union and Jeremy (Becca) Staggs of Wheelersburg; a sister Brooke Staggs of Portsmouth; grandfather, James P. Spriggs of Lucasville; her father and mother-in-law, Dennis and Dorris Dalessandro of Orville, Ohio; brother in law Brian Dalessandro; uncle John Grooms; two aunts, Carolyn Gilpin and Cheryl Rowland; five nieces and nephews, Madisyn, Taylor, Taygen, Tori and Brevan Staggs; and her special yellow friend “Lucky”.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday Aug. 2, 2016 at the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth with Alex Bloomfield officiating. Interment will be in the Scioto Burial Park.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-8 p.m. on Monday and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the SPCA at www.pspca.org in Megan’s name.

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