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.

Bowling news 1/12/17

Princess League Dec. 27

Paulus Insurance 47-25, Elsie’s Bookkeeping 44-28, D&L Sales 39-33, Watters Funeral Homes 37-35, Russell Family Bowling 37-35, Riesbeck’s Food Market 36-36, BMW Farms 34-38, Friends 32-40, Modern Hardware 31-41, Olive Tree Inn 23-49.

A Second Look 1/12/17

65 Years Ago - 1952

Sheriff F.L. Sulsberger, Jr., and deputies were checking early Saturday morning at the Kamphefner Studios and Schumacher Insurance office which were robbed. Among the loot were two cameras from the studio and $12.60 taken from the insurance office safe.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 1/12/17

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Often one of the most aggravating things for me each year is getting used to writing the date on bank checks and correspondence when the year changes. I was paying bills the other day and I had to use white out on my check to change  2016 to 2017.  Some numbers can’t be changed as easily as a 5 into a 6 or a 7 into an 8.

Rinard Mills 1/12/17

The book How Far to Bethlehem by Norah Lofts takes you on a journey focusing on the wise men, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds. Epiphany was January 6. The three wise men mentioned: Melchior is from Pyongyang, 1600 miles; Gaspar is from Jepal, 700 miles; Balthazar is from Edessa, 400 miles; and Nazareth to Bethlehem is 90 miles.

eric wilson

Eric G. Wilson, 44, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017 near Calais, Ohio.

He was born in Barnesville, Ohio on September 17, 1972, a son of Norma Wetzel Wilson Adams who survives of Woodsfield, Ohio and the late Elmer Wilson Sr.

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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