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.

Your Right to Know 1/12/17

REAL ESTATE
TRANSFERS

Nancy B. Radon to William Randolph Radon Trustee, Radon Irrevocable Family Trust, Summit Twp., 75.882 acres.

Donald Carlos Headley, Donald C. Headley, Ruth A. Headley to Casey L. Tolzda, Alyssa A. Tolzda, Sunsbury Twp., 1.26 acres.

Annie L. Dillon

Annie L. Dillon, 81, of Jerusalem, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at the Arbors at Woodsfield.

She was born Aug. 10,1935, near Beallsville, a daughter of the late Melville Wilson and Anna Laura Reed McFrederick.

Emma R. Bates

Emma R. Bates, 78, of Jerusalem, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

She was born in Calais, on March 8, 1938, a daughter of the late Chester and Ocie Carpenter Mercer.

The Ohio River Ferryboat Festival received recognition for its work in community development and historic preservation at the Appalachian Heritage Luncheon in Columbus Dec. 14.

Ohio River Ferryboat Festival recognized at Appalachian Heritage Luncheon Dec. 14

While it is only two years old, the Ohio River Ferryboat Festival is already being recognized for its achievements.

The festival was recently honored for its outstanding work in community development and historic preservation in the region at the Appalachian Heritage Luncheon held Dec. 14 in Columbus at the Statehouse.

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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