A public informational meeting was hosted by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Wayne National Forest (WNF) at Marietta College on Nov. 17 which could determine the future of drilling in and around Wayne National Forest (WNF) in Monroe County.

A Monroe County deputy’s concern for a motorist quickly turned into suspicion early in the morning of Nov. 20 in Malaga. The result of the interaction was the alleged discovery of a mobile meth lab and the arrest of a man on multiple drug charges. 

Woodsfield Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has started running paid 24/7 crews out of the Woodsfield squad facility. Before this month, they only had day shift coverage Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m.

School Board Report: Superintendent thanks voters for levy support; third grade reading tests discussed

Switzerland of Ohio Local School District’s (SOLSD) Superintendent John Hall made a public “thank-you” statement during the regular session Board of Education on Nov. 18. “That is an important one because we won’t have to worry about that one again,” Hall said in regards to getting it passed on a continuing basis as opposed to an every-five-years renewal period.

2015 Monroe County Hunters' Guide - Important law changes need to be considered during upcoming hunting season

It’s that time of year again, fall.  By now, most of the leaves have already fallen to the ground and there is a chill in the air.  With the 2015-16 Ohio Deer season already underway, I wanted to take a little bit of time to reach out to the sportsmen and women of the Monroe County and the surrounding area.  Since starting my career as a Wildlife Officer, I have see

2015 Monroe County Hunters Guide - Memories since last fall

I told Kay that there was no way for me to submit a story for the Deer Hunter’s Guide this year.  I am retired and can go hunting any time I want which is the dream of every hunter.  The only problem is that I do not have the desire to hunt as I did when I was younger.  Sara Kinsey decided she wanted to deer hunt for the first time in her life last fall, which put s

2015 Monroe County Hunters' Guide - A bear in Monroe County

I’ve always wanted to see a bear in the wild. That wish came true two years ago in June. Our son-in-law Joe Miller, wife Rose and I were visiting on our front porch. Joe was facing the woods bout 80 feet away when all at once his eyes got big as saucers and said there comes a bear. This beautiful black bear was leisurely walking towards us.

Woodsfield Garden Club News

For the  November meeting of the Woodsfield Garden Club we were  invited to the home of Nikki Blackstone for a very informative talk on caring for hosta plants, certain perennials and rare and unusual flowers such as the Corpse flower, which is scheduled to bloom in eight years.



The Thursday Night Match Game at Russell Family Bowling Center once again saw some good bowlers vying for the guaranteed weekly prize of $100.00.

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Many of you will be reading this the day before Thanksgiving, the day of or the day after. Regardless, I’m sure you have the holiday on your mind.