Changes have abounded on the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) Board of Education recently with two new members elected in last November’s general election. More changes are coming with the resignation of Board Member Justin Isaly. 

OSU Extension is happy to announce Cheryl Goodrich as the new Monroe County 4-H and Youth Development Educator. The position was previously held by Bruce Zimmer who served the county for 27 years.

What better way is there to celebrate America’s independence than with a photo of our national symbol of freedom, the bald eagle? Pictured is a bald eagle looking regal in the backwaters at Clarington. Submitting the photo was Leroy Baker of Beallsville.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road

Upon returning home from a trip down the bumpy roads to Lake Murray in South Carolina with friends, I have discovered that summer has arrived in the Ohio Valley.  The constant hum of the cicadas has disappeared as well.  Looking up at the trees,  have you noticed all the brown patches?

Talbot is 101

The family of Ivan Talbot is happy to share he is celebrating his 101st birthday July 5. His health is pretty good and he spends time with his son and daughter in Clarington. 

Cards may be sent to: Ivan Talbot, 50582 Gibbs Rd., Clarington, OH 43915 c/o W. Nelms.

Five generations

Sean Lee Rhodes made the fifth generation to the Piatt family on April 12. Anna and Emil Piatt of Marietta, Ohio and Dean Piatt of Graysville, Judy Springer of Cameron and Tishia Springer of Cameron are all proud great-great-grandparents and great-grandpa and grandma and mother to this healthy baby boy. 

Jozefczyk/Hughes Engagement

Rich and Jeanie Hughes of Ozark, OH would like to announce the engagement of their daughter Adriene, the granddaughter of the late Clarence “Dutch” and the late Dorothy Howell; the late Don Hughes and Joann Hughes of Clermont, FL, to Jonathan (Jon) Jozefczyk, son of the late Larry Jozefczyk and Doreen Jozefczyk of Indiana, PA, the grandson of Norbert and Polly Jozef

Mark Adams

Mark S. Adams 64, of Powhatan Point, Ohio died Friday, June 24, 2016 in Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgantown, WV. Mark was born December 16, 1951 in Birmingham, Alabama, a son of the late Ransel Guy and Frances Watson Adams.

Mildred Piatt

Mildred M. Piatt, 86, of the Arbors at Marietta, Marietta, Ohio (formerly of Woodsfield, Ohio) passed away Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the center. She was born in Rinard Mills, Ohio on January 7, 1930, a daughter of the late Dorsey and Ella Weckbacher Graham.

Muskingum Livestock 6/30/16

June 22  Total Head 934   Cattle Market Report Choice Steers $120.00-130.00; Good Steers $119.00-down; Holstein Steers $89.00-116.00; Choice Heifers $117.00-130.00; Good Heifers $116.00-down; Commercial Cows $70.00-116.00; Canners and Cutters $69.00-down; Butcher Bulls $92.00-126.00; Bred Cows (per head) $750.00-1400.0; Cow/Calf pairs (per unit) $80

Barnesville Livestock 6/30/16

June 25 Total Head 350 Cattle 134 Hd  Cows 11 Hd  Good $75.00 - 81.00; Medium $58.00 - 74.75; Thin $57.75 & down; Baby Calves 15 Hd (BH) (4) $30.00 - 155.00; wt (WT) (11) $135.00 - 170.00; Bred Cows 4 Hd (BH) $750.00 - 1100.00; Bulls 7 Hd (WT) (7) $78.50 - 119.25;  Feeders 63 Hd  Med.

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June 22  Total Head 934   Cattle Market Report Choice Steers $120.00-130.00; Good Steers $119.00-down; Holstein Steers $89.00-116.00; Choice Heifers $1

Sports

  Monroe County based Kroll Energy Krushers 18U Fastpitch opened play in Columbus on June 3rd at Berliner Park. The Krushers went 4-1-2 at the Summer Warm-Up.

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Upon returning home from a trip down the bumpy roads to Lake Murray in South Carolina with friends, I have discovered that summer has arrived in the Ohio Valley.  The c