Jesse Crosby of NARCONON is pictured in front of the seventh and eighth grade classes at Powhatan Elementary as he discusses Heroin’s impact on the body. He and another drug counselor traveled to each school in SOLSD last week.

The difference between the NARCONON drug education program, implemented last week in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) for the third year, and the traditional drug education program is intensity and honesty.

Participants of the Alzheimer’s Walk.

Pictured above are a few of the dedicated walkers who defied intermittent rain to demonstrate their support of those living with or those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 17, beginning at the Monroe County Courthouse. The event was sponsored by Empowering C.A.R.E.

Sheena Robbins telling her story of drug addiction and recovery at the Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Awareness Event on September 10

Times for reflection, hope and encouragement were included at the Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Sixth Annual Awareness Event September 10 at the Monroe County Courthouse. Music provided by Moriah Dailey and Ben Lenhart throughout the event provided times of quiet reflection, as well as hope.

Jesse Crosby of NARCONON is pictured in front of the seventh and eighth grade classes at Powhatan Elementary as he discusses Heroin’s impact on the body. He and another drug counselor traveled to each school in SOLSD last week.
Participants of the Alzheimer’s Walk.
Sheena Robbins telling her story of drug addiction and recovery at the Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Awareness Event on September 10

The Southern Tier 9/29/16

Greetings from the Southern Tier. According to the calendar it is fall, but the temperature sure doesn’t feel like it. I have leaves falling in my yard. I think they are caused by the dry weather. My grandson and I were driving down the road when he looked up and saw a group of birds all flying in the same direction in a circle. He said “Look, Grandma!

jerald wise

Jerald L. Wise, 75, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at the Emerald Pointe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Barnesville, Ohio.

He was born near Calais, Ohio on June 11, 1941, a son of the late John S. and Kathern Wehr Wise.

theica weddle

Theica A. Weddle, age 92 of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at the Carriage Inn, Cadiz, Ohio.  She was born in Perry Township Monroe County, Ohio March 7, 1924,  a daughter of the late Lemuel W. and Lenora Brown Cline.                                         

melville mcfrederick

Melville Reed McFrederick, 76, of Jerusalem, died Monday, September 26, 2016 in The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio. 

He was born July 31, 1940 near Beallsville, a son of the late Melville and Anna Laura Reed McFrederick. He was a retired millwright at the former ORMET Rolling Mill near Hannibal. 

Seminoles fall to 0-5 in football

Fortunes have flipped in Pioneer Valley Conference (PVC) football this year. The perennial league-leading Monroe Central Seminoles have been winless this season, falling in four lopsided games. On the flip side, the Fort Frye Cadets have been PVC cellar dwellers for years. But, the team has built off of last year’s success and has yet to be defeated this year.

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