Despite several negotiation sessions in recent months and the help of a federal mediator, the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) and the Switzerland of Ohio Education Association (SOEA) have yet to reach an agreement on teacher contracts. An announcement by SOEA late on Feb.

At this point, it seems the norm to have a student from River High School (RHS) named as an Americanism Test state winner. RHS sophomore Peyton Hall recently made it two in two years, following in RHS senior Blaze Amos’ footsteps, who was named a state winner last year. 

A McMechen, WV man is behind bars after a buy bust made by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, Feb. 3 in Clarington. Arrested was Corrithian Vontraviou Stringer, 27. 

GMN announces COAD David V. Stivison Appalachian Scholarship Fund year Applications available

  Mr. Gary W. Ricer, Executive Director of GMN Tri-County CAC, Inc. is pleased to announce that the COAD David V. Stivison Appalachian Scholarship Fund Year 2016 applications are now available at all area high schools and vocational schools in Guernsey, Monroe, and Noble counties.

Region Five Business Professionals of America awards ceremony held on January 29

On Friday, January 29th, the members of Region Five Business Professionals of America convened to be recognized for their hard work and talent. The Monroe Central BPA officers Eric Kemp, Megan Ball, Cheyenne Wagner, Gracie Gardner, Samantha Knuchel, Lakin Carothers as well as their principal Mr. Casey Tolzda hosted the awards at the Brown Community Center. Mr.

Match Game Winner

Match game winner - The winner of the February 4th Thursday Night Match Game was Lloyd Cross. Lloyd defeated Moundsville native Dave Johnson to collect the $100 weekly prize. This week’s sponsor was Charles F Orum CPA. Pictured above is Walter Russell presenting the check to Cross.            Photo submitted


Correction from Feb 4, 2016 edition

It was incorrectly stated in the Feb. 4, 2016 article entitled “Primary Election absentee voting to begin soon” that the incumbent Democratic Central Committee Member in Sunsbury Township is Clay Dean Gramlich and that the challenger  is George R. Hoover, Sr. In reality, it is the opposite. Hoover is the incumbent, while Gramlich is the challenger. 

Obituary Freda Bewley

Freda Jackson Bewley, 90, formerly of Stafford, passed away February 2, 2016 at the Marietta Center, Marietta, Ohio. She was born near Stafford on August 4, 1925, a daughter of the late George and Dora Mallett McConnell.

Obituary Rev. Lawrence Murphy

The Reverend Lawrence W. Murphy, Ph.D., 91, died January 31 at Westwood Place in Woodsfield, with two of his children nearby, after declining for several months. He was born in Tonawanda, NY, on September 17, 1924, a son of the late Joseph Patrick Murphy and Juliana Rita (Schuster) Murphy.