The fight to keep Beallsville High School open has come to a new forum.

As many county residents are aware of, the current oil and gas boom in Monroe County has led to a lot of positives, especially financially. However, there are inconveniences and negatives to the shale drilling activity. For many in the county, those negatives are most prevalent on the county’s road system.

Discussions over building a new Monroe County jail have been held off and on for at least the past 15 years. During the county commissioners’ meeting on April 13, a first step was taken that may finally bring the project to fruition. 

American Flags Donated to Skyvue Elementary

Upon entering their new school building at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year, Skyvue Elementary students walked into a state-of-the-art facility purpose-built for students their age. Each classroom was outfitted with technology and connectivity never thought possible in the old facility. Despite all they had, one thing was conspicuously missing in each classroom.

Barnesville Livestock 4/11/15 Results

April 11 Total Head 283  Cattle 195 Hd  Fats 6 Hd  (2) Steers $145.50 - 150.00; (4) Heifers $144.00 - 153.50; Cows 15 Hd  Good $90.00 - 103.00; Medium $80.00 - 89.75; Thin $79.75 & down;  Baby Calves 5 Hd (BH) $65.00 - 410.00; Cow/Calf 4 pair (BH) $2200.00 - 3000.00; Pairs  Bred Cows 3 Hd (BH) $1310.00 - 1450.00; Bulls 1 Hd (WT) $125.50;  Feeders 80 Hd  Steers / Bulls 300 - 399 (9) $190.00

Muskingum Livestock 4/8/15

April 8  Total Head 1862 Fed cattle 108; choice steers $160-175.50; good steers $159 & down; choice heifers $158-171;  good heifers $157 & down;  147 commercial cows  $108-149; canners and cutters $107 & down; 16 butcher bulls $109.5-143; bred cows & C/C pairs: 28 cows & cow/calf pair BH $1000-2400; feeder cattle 1428; stocker steer & bull ca

Buckeye Hills Announces Grant Application Process

Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District (Buckeye Hills) is committed to assisting the counties across the region with securing grant funding for projects.  For consideration of funding from The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and The Economic Development Administration (EDA) Applicants should comple



River softball started the week with two games versus the Magnolia Blue Eagles and were victorious in both by scores of 11-2 and 6-0.

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Spring is definitely here and in full bloom. I am officially envious of those of you who have beautiful flowering dogwoods in their yards.