The numbers for third quarter horizontal well production are in, and Monroe County has established itself as a prodigious natural gas producer. The statistics are being noticed in the industry, and some are pointing to even bigger than expected things for the county’s future. 

Monroe Central head football coach Jay Circosta recently added yet another accolade to his illustrious career after being named Ohio co-coach of the year in division VI. The honor comes after a season in which the Seminoles only had two regular season losses (both to undefeated teams) and made the playoffs. 

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department will get a boost for its K-9 unit after receiving a $2,500 donation from Blue Racer Midstream and Cayman Energy II.

Christmas at the Shelter

Submitted by Cathy Moore, Monroe County Humane Society

While the weather outside may be frightful, inside the Humane Society’s shelter, the animals are snuggled down deep in their beds with visions of happy homes dancing in their heads.

Public Notices 12/18/14


Adams Township will hold its end of the year meeting on December 30, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. All bills due to Clerk by December 27, 2014.

Adams Township will hold its reorganizational meeting on January 19, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.


The OUE Lady Panthers dropped to 3-3 on the season Sunday when they lost to Ohio University Lancaster 69-56. The Lady Panthers, who played from behind most of the game, were able to cut the lead to four in the second half but that would be the closest they came in the game. OUE was led by seniors Alexus Davis and Kelsey Holloway who both scored 16 points.

Exploring Your Heritage 12/18/14

Genealogists have a strategy to crack open family mysteries. One strategy is FAN (family, associates, neighbors). In order to learn more about Susanna Williams Hayes’s  family, it is important to look at the people in her life.  For many who are just starting out in genealogy, it appears easy.

Everyday Leadership 12/18/14

It was three months before my 19th birthday and I had been working through the summer of 1972 for my father as a laborer on a residential construction projects.  I assisted the carpenters wherever needed from digging the footer to final touches of varnishing and installing baseboards inside.  One day my father, who was a science and industrial arts teacher, correcte



The OUE Lady Panthers dropped to 3-3 on the season Sunday when they lost to Ohio University Lancaster 69-56.

Local Columnists

I really have to mention something that is probably on a lot of people’s minds who have traveled outside of the county recently.