Jesse Crosby of NARCONON is pictured in front of the seventh and eighth grade classes at Powhatan Elementary as he discusses Heroin’s impact on the body. He and another drug counselor traveled to each school in SOLSD last week.

The difference between the NARCONON drug education program, implemented last week in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) for the third year, and the traditional drug education program is intensity and honesty.

Participants of the Alzheimer’s Walk.

Pictured above are a few of the dedicated walkers who defied intermittent rain to demonstrate their support of those living with or those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 17, beginning at the Monroe County Courthouse. The event was sponsored by Empowering C.A.R.E.

Sheena Robbins telling her story of drug addiction and recovery at the Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Awareness Event on September 10

Times for reflection, hope and encouragement were included at the Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Sixth Annual Awareness Event September 10 at the Monroe County Courthouse. Music provided by Moriah Dailey and Ben Lenhart throughout the event provided times of quiet reflection, as well as hope.

Jesse Crosby of NARCONON is pictured in front of the seventh and eighth grade classes at Powhatan Elementary as he discusses Heroin’s impact on the body. He and another drug counselor traveled to each school in SOLSD last week.
Participants of the Alzheimer’s Walk.
Sheena Robbins telling her story of drug addiction and recovery at the Monroe County Suicide Prevention Coalition’s Awareness Event on September 10

Superintendent Hall files lawsuit

  There is no doubt that the relationship between Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) Superintendent John Hall and members of the Board  of Education have been strained.  School Board meetings for the past three or four months have been down right ugly and have sometimes been more like sparring matches.  

Commissioners award jail bid; Meeting becomes contentious over Port Authority

 The Monroe County Commissioners reconvened for a special session meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. The purpose was to discuss the construction of the jail with  Rob Train, Todd Butler, and Evan Schroeder of Granger Construction; Architect Garry McAnally and Rick Smith, from Watchel and McAnally; and Prosecutor James Peters.  

Woodsfield Council discusses water leak

Don Bertchy, Rose Saffle, Shelba Wills and Thelma Zimmerman attended the Village of Woodsfield Council meeting on Monday, September 19 to discuss their concerns about the water leak on Westview Drive. Bertchy served as the spokesman for the group and told Council that the leak has to be repaired because the road was rapidly deteriorating.

Monroe Central High School homecoming court

Monroe Central High School recently announced its 2016 homecoming court and those vying for the Homecoming Queen  and King crowns. Standing, from left, are: junior attendant Joni Betts, king candidate Robert O’Donnell, king candidate Tyler Zimmer, king candidate Ryan Reich, king candidate Jarett Hooper, king candidate Trey Duffy and sophomore attendant Sydney Yoho.

Beallsville High School homecoming court

Beallsville High School recently announced its 2016 homecoming court and those vying for the Homecoming Queen crown. Pictured back row, from left, are: junior attendant Remi Decker, queen candidate Faith Thornburg, queen candidate Rianna Decker,  queen candidate Natalie Norris, queen candidate Sandy Henthorn and sophomore attendant Alissa Macek.

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  There is no doubt that the relationship between Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) Superintendent John Hall and members of the Board  of Education have

Sports

The River boys golf team competed in the 2016 Ohio Valley Golf League (OVGL) Championship on Sept. 22. The team finished third with a team score of 346. 

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As you read the following, NJ and her daughters three enjoyed a Canadian trip to Quebec City, Montreal and the beautiful Niagra Falls.