Despite several negotiation sessions in recent months and the help of a federal mediator, the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) and the Switzerland of Ohio Education Association (SOEA) have yet to reach an agreement on teacher contracts. An announcement by SOEA late on Feb.

At this point, it seems the norm to have a student from River High School (RHS) named as an Americanism Test state winner. RHS sophomore Peyton Hall recently made it two in two years, following in RHS senior Blaze Amos’ footsteps, who was named a state winner last year. 

A McMechen, WV man is behind bars after a buy bust made by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Feb. 3 in Clarington. Arrested was Corrithian Vontraviou Stringer, 27. 

Buckeye Hills designated as Regional Transportation Planning Organization

 Governor John Kasich designated Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District (Buckeye Hills) as an Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO).  RTPOs formalize and strengthen the rural consultation and transportation planning processes, more closely linking them to potential economic and community development planning efforts.

Health insurance information available for recently unemployed

Barnesville Hospital and Ohio Hills Health Services have joined forces to assist recently unemployed workers or those without insurance to explore the Health Insurance Marketplace to obtain affordable health insurance. Free health insurance information and application assistance will be available on Wednesday February 17th from 9:00 a.m. -2:00     p.m.

Ohio University Eastern fall semester Dean's List

The following students have been named to the Ohio University Dean’s List while attending classes at the Eastern Campus for the fall semester ending December 12, 2015.  Students earn their place on the Dean’s List by completing at least 15 credit hours during the semester, 12 of which must be hours attempted for letter grades, with a minimum grade point average 3.5