James Fleeman, Mick Schumacher, Ethel Sloan, Carl Davis, Tim Price

  With the sound of wind blowing through the leaves and the sun emerging from a shroud of clouds, 96 year old Ethel Sloan cut the red ribbon officially re-opening the historical Foraker Covered Bridge on a cool, crisp Monday, October 24, 2016.

Sixty-five year old Donna S. Brown of Clarington, Ohio entered into a plea agreement with  federal prosecutors on October 12, 2016.  She plead guilty  to one count of wire fraud, one count of mail fraud and money laundering.

Ciara Smith of Lewisville participated in a research fellowship at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio.

James Fleeman, Mick Schumacher, Ethel Sloan, Carl Davis, Tim Price

Switzer News 10/27/16

Congratulations to Abby and Bobby Poling on their fifth Wedding Anniversary. They decided to go on a family vacation to Orlando and Daytona Beach, Florida.   Joining them were Tom and Debbie Mellott and their puppy Bandit.  Tom and Debbie celebrated their 40th Anniversary in July. Also going were Megan, Rick and Zane Kinzy.

The Southern Tier 10/27/16

Greetings. Weather is much too warm and dry. Fall leaves are beautiful today  My yard is full of leaves after the rain.  

November birthdays: 1st Gladys Krieg will be 100 years old; 3rd Charles Merckle Sr.; 4th Deanna Simon; 8th Matt Hoskins; 14th Reese Binegar; 26th Ruth Ann Ridgeway.  

fred johnson

Fred C. Johnson, 68, of Sardis, Ohio (Antioch Community and formerly of Somerton, Ohio) passed away Sunday, October 16, 2016 near Beallsville, Ohio following injuries received in a motorcycle accident.

Kenneth Walter

Kenneth Walter passed away on October 15, 2016.

Kenneth was born July 12, 1930, to Jacob R. and Ella Walter in Woodsfield, OH. After graduating from Ohio State University, he met and married MarJeanne Lafferty Walter then travelled to California where he earned his Master’s degree in education at UCLA. 

Martha uppole

Martha Virginia Uppole, age 88, of Lewisville, Ohio passed away Thursday, October 20, 2016 at her home.  She was born September 3, 1928 near Monroefield in Monroe County, Ohio, a daughter of the late Lawrence and Ella Christman Kahrig.

Martha was an avid quilter and took pride in quilting quilts for family and friends.



Jason Hamman, of Monroe County Economic Development, announced that Mountaineer NGL Storage has completed its test well for the salt formation in Clarington, Ohio and t

Local Columnists

This month’s article is designed to inform our county veterans and community of potential benefits for service during the Vietnam War, Gulf War, and those exposed to ra