The first National Medal of Honor Day was held on March 25, 1991 after it was established by then President George H.W. Bush. Since that time, the day celebrating the highest honor an American soldier can earn has gotten little attention, nationally or locally..

The adopted slogan of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce over the last two years has been “Making a difference in Monroe County.” That slogan was in full force during the group’s annual dinner on March 27 as two county residents were honored as “Citizens of the Year” and another business leader received the “Makin

Three out-of-area people are facing charges in the burglary of a Grizzle Ridge Rd., Jerusalem residence which saw 19 guns and other items stolen on Feb. 18. Charged for the alleged crime were Amanda Richards, Michael Marple II and Shandon Putt, all of Zanesville.

Colt Born Feb. 11

George and Karly (Schumacher) Davis of Freedom, PA, would like to announce the birth of their first child, Colt Michael Davis on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 4:31 p.m. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 2 oz and 21 inches long. 

James Bettinger

James N. Bettinger, 81, of Caldwell, passed away March 30, 2015 at his home. He was born in East Union, Ohio on February 5, 1934, a son of the late Elmer and Mabel Feldner Bettinger.

Marilyn Minger

Marilyn J. Minger, age 77, of (Fly) New Matamoras, went to her heavenly home March 26, 2015 at her home.  She was born June 21, 1937, in Ravenna, Ohio a daughter of the late W. Kenneth and Thelma Drain.

John Jones

John H. Jones, 69, of Woodsfield, passed away March 28, 2015 at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, W.Va. He was born at Woodsfield, on July 17, 1945, a son of the late William Edward Jones and Freda McCammon Jones.

2015 Easter Church Services

SOMA: Switzerland of Ohio Ministerial Association 

Good Friday, April 3

11:00 a.m. - SOMA Good Friday Passion Walk down Main St., Woodsfield. Leaving from the Woodsfield Christian Church parking lot at 11:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. - SOMA Good Friday worship service at St. Sylvester Catholic Church