After months of back and forth debate, including several meetings attended by concerned community members clad in blue, Beallsville High School’s future was finally determined during a special Switzerland of Ohio Local School District [SOLSD] Board of Education meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 26.

The River Pilots fourth-grade basketball team won the Ohio Youth Basketball State Championship which was held recently in Columbus. They defeated Lucasville Valley in the championship game 37-30. This makes back to back state championships as they won the third grade division last year.

Recently celebrating its grand opening with a Monroe County Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony was White Law Office, Co. of 107 W. Court St., Woodsfield. The law firm’s office will be located in the former office of Judge Jim Peters.

Local Safety Group Adapting to New Industrial Landscape

In light of some of the recent oil and gas incidents in Monroe County, safety has become a major concern of residents as well as companies operating in the area. Local emergency services have worked hard to be able to respond appropriately to disasters. A local safety organization is also working hard to adapt to the new industrial landscape in the county. 

Monroe County Board of DD Re-Organizes

The Monroe County Board of Developmental Disabilities held its Re-Organizational meeting on January 28, 2015. The following individuals were elected as officers: Chris Williams, Board President; Louise Blackstone, Vice-President, and Carol Schumacher, Recording Secretary. Other members of the Board are Donna Craig, Jayne Vinscovich, and Spencer Frame.

Muskingum Livestock 2/25/15 Results

Fed cattle 192; choice steers $154-163; good steers $153 & down; holstein steers $137-139; choice heifers $152-170; good heifers $151 & down;  137 commercial cows  $110-141; canners and cutters $109 & down; 6 butcher bulls $118-147; bred cows & C/C pairs: 4 cows & cow/calf pair BH $1000-1925; feeder cattle 192; stocker steer & bull calves $15

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The boys basketball team was in action Friday night at New Philadelphia High School taking on Steubenville Central Catholic in the first round of the sectional tourname

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