On March 23, Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black Jr. confirmed that the human remains found at the residence of Ralph Ash on March 12 were those of Tracy Heskett. Ash has been indicted for Aggravated Murder with a gun specification, Abuse of a Corpse and Weapons Under Disability. 

   The Monroe County 4-H Therapeutic Riding Program was recently honored at the Ohio 4-H Conference on March 14 at the Columbus Convention Center. The group received one of four State Community Service Awards.

True Value Company recently honored 13 True Value hardware stores as winners of its eighth annual Best Hardware Store in Town recognition program.

Three Principal Positions Filled; BHS Discussion Leads to Statement by Superintendent

Hired during the March 19 Switzerland of Ohio Local School District [SOLSD] Board of Education meeting at River High School were three building principals for the 2015-16 school year. Current Powhatan Elementary Principal Casey Tolzda will be reassigned, while new hires include Josh Ischy and Bob Medlyn. 

Muskingum Livestock 3/18/15 Results

March 18  Total Head 1175 Fed cattle 169; choice steers $155-171; good steers $154 & down; choice heifers $154-170; good heifers $153 & down;  174 commercial cows  $105-151; canners and cutters $104 & down; 27 butcher bulls $93-140; bred cows & C/C pairs: 32 cows & cow/calf pair BH $825-2150; feeder cattle 626; stocker steer & bull calves $15

Prom Safety 2015: Don't Forget These Prom Night Provisions

Prom night is a special night for teenagers, who typically spend weeks if not months planning their celebrations. But even the most careful planning won’t prevent a few unexpected surprises from popping up. A cup of spilled punch can find its way onto a gown or dress shirt or a dress can suffer a tear as couples dance the night away on the dance floor.

Public Notices 3/26/15

NOTICE OF 

ABANDONMENT OF MINERAL INTEREST PURSUANT TO O.R.C. 5301.56 

TO:  E.L. Davidson, deceased, his unknown heirs and assigns, to include his wife, Nettie R. Davidson, deceased, her unknown heirs and assigns

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Sports

District 12 Basketball All-Star Teams, boys’ and girls’ have been announced.  All-Star games will be held on Friday, April 10 at Buckeye Trail.

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Doesn’t it terrify you sometimes when your brain turns “off” while you’re driving? It does me.