The 2016 Monroe County Fair Princess and Queen were crowned after the annual parade. Crowned as Princess was Korah Anderson. Crowned as Queen was Cheyenne Wagner.

The 166th annual Monroe County Fair is underway this week. Opening night on Monday, August 22 was busy as several events were offered. 

The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD)  became the first Monroe County entity to sign up for Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s new ohiocheckbook.com. The site encourages government transparency and posts a wealth of information of how public funds are spent.

Lowell and Judy Thomas of Malaga had a surprise when a normal cherry tomato plant starting growing at least six inches a day. Lowell started to feed the plant Miracle Grow, and it now stands at around 12 feet tall. However, Lowell said it would be taller if stretched out and estimates the plant exceeds 16 feet.

The 2016 Monroe County Fair Princess and Queen were crowned after the annual parade. Crowned as Princess was Korah Anderson. Crowned as Queen was Cheyenne Wagner.

Raccoon-rabies vaccination baiting began in area August 22

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and local health departments will begin fall oral rabies vaccination (ORV) operations this month in 12 northeast and eastern Ohio counties. Weather permitting, baiting will begin Monday, Aug.

Ohio EPA hearing to be held in Beallsville on Sept. 1

Ohio EPA will hold an information session followed by a public hearing as part of the Agency’s review of an application from Century Mine. If approved, the permit would set discharge limits for storm water at an expansion of the mine refuse disposal area located at 43521 Mayhugh Hill Road, Beallsville. The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on Sept.

ODNR’s Adam Komar recognized

Adam Komar, a service forester for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), was selected as Ohio’s Outstanding Cooperative Forest Management Forester for the Year. He was also nominated as Outstanding Forester for the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters’ 20 northeastern and Midwestern states.

Parks turns 95 on 1st

Garnett Parks was born September 1, 1921. She has seen many life changing events. These events include, but are not limited to, the Great Depression, the drought of the 1930s, World War II, and the change of the century. She would love to hear from old and new friends and family. Her address is: Garnett Parks, 48000 Patton Road, Jerusalem, Ohio 43747. 

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Well, the Summer Olympics have come and gone. Although I think I came across as pretty negative a couple of weeks ago, I will miss watching them.