At the Tuesday, January third meeting of the Monroe Arts Council, the group elected officers for 2017. Elected president was former vice president Mick Schumacher; vice president, Kim Schaber, tourism director; and Carole Helbling, recording secretary. Sam Miller will continue as treasurer for the organization.

Katie Nowack, of COSI on Wheels, creates a meteorite Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Powhatan Elementary.

Area elementary students had the opportunity to spend a morning touring the Milky Way last week as COSI on Wheels visited each of Switzerland of Ohio’s five elementary schools.

TransCanada recently presented a $6,000 donation to the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington. Pictured are, from left to right: Mike Lloyd, Ohio Valley River Museum vice president; Zane Daniels, manager community relations and stakeholder outreach for TransCanada; Taylor Abbot, Ohio Valley River Museum president; Janet Conn, Ohio Valley River Museum treasurer; and Cheryl Gilmore, Ohio Valley River Museum board member.

The Ohio Valley River Museum has only existed for about seven years, but its stockpile of treasures stretches the gamut of Ohio Valley history.

Ohio Valley River Museum President Taylor Abbott said the museum keeps growing and growing.

Katie Nowack, of COSI on Wheels, creates a meteorite Wednesday, Jan. 11 at Powhatan Elementary.
TransCanada recently presented a $6,000 donation to the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington. Pictured are, from left to right: Mike Lloyd, Ohio Valley River Museum vice president; Zane Daniels, manager community relations and stakeholder outreach for TransCanada; Taylor Abbot, Ohio Valley River Museum president; Janet Conn, Ohio Valley River Museum treasurer; and Cheryl Gilmore, Ohio Valley River Museum board member.

Pilots blow out Magnolia

River’s Isaac Curtis hit ten 3s as the Pilots stormed past Magnolia 90-33 Tuesday, Jan. 10 at River High School.

Curtis finished with a game-high 33 points for River (9-2).

Through hot shooting, the Pilots jumped ahead 34-7 after the first quarter.

River added to its lead throughout the game, with Curtis and Lukas Isaly doing most of the damage.

Exploring Your Heritage 1/19/17

A friend of mine recently discovered that he is a descendant of Captain John Baker.  He is a student of local history, so he was excited to learn of the connection. He also was pleased to discover that when his ancestors, Margaret Catharine Baker and Joseph Lemuel Fox married in 1888, it was the combining of two colonial families.

“Around the Table” Talk 1/19/17

Hello, “Table Talk” friends. Hope you are all having a great week filled with lots of laughter. Someone told me just the other day to begin my day with a prayer followed with something funny to think about to make me smile or laugh. Laughter was always a good medicine for all ages. There is nothing more pleasant than to hear a child giggle at something.

dorothy charbono

Dorothy Lee Charbono, age 86, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio.  She was born in Monroe County Ohio May 25, 1930, a daughter of the late James Lester Pyles and Bertha Mae Kocher Pyles.

She was a member of Eastern Star and the VFW Women’s Auxiliary.

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River High School three-sport start Mike Snively was named as one of two OVAC Hall of Fame inductees for the 1990s.

River three-sport star Mike Snively was among the first two athletes to be recognized by the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, as he was named as one of two OVAC Hall of