A routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust on SR 800 just one mile north of Woodsfield on Saturday, July 16. Two people were arrested as a result, and two juveniles were taken into protective custody.

The Monroe County Courthouse has received a necessary face lift of late which should ensure the building’s survival well into the future. Work began early last year after pieces of the sandstone capstones started to crumble.

Pictured is the Holliday well pad site, located on Cain Ridge Rd. between Cameron and Clarington. The well is operated by Eclipse Resources.

Monroe County continues to be a monster producer in shale natural gas. While wells in other counties continue to produce more oil, the county is among the leaders in natural gas production and has remained so in the first quarter of 2016. 

Pictured is the Holliday well pad site, located on Cain Ridge Rd. between Cameron and Clarington. The well is operated by Eclipse Resources.

Ohio’s Oil and Gas Industry supports students through scholarships and awards

Made possible with funding and support from Ohio’s crude oil and natural gas producers and affiliated industries, the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 OOGEEP Scholarships and recognize the winners of the OOGEEP award at the 2016 Ohio State Science Day.

FSA county committee nomination deadline nears

Christy Collins, County Executive Director for Belmont/Monroe County Farm Service Agency (FSA), would like to remind farmers and producers that they have until August 1, 2016, to nominate eligible candidates to serve on local FSA county committees.  “County committees are important to Ohio because they assist local farmers and producers,” said Collins.  “I encourage

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