The Monroe County Fair kicked off on Monday, Aug. 24 with the annual parade. Crowned after the parade were this year’s Junior Fair Princess and Junior Fair Queen. Crowned as Princess (left) was Alayna Christy, daughter of Vaughn and Pam Christy of Woodsfield.

When the Monroe County Fair demolition derby roars on Saturday, Aug. 29, a familiar site to long-time derby fans will be seen as the black XX car rumbles into the melee. The car will be driven by Amber Cleary, daughter of local legend Terry Neff who passed away 30 years ago. 

Several participants traveled in the Monroe County Bicentennial Commission’s wagon train over the weekend in a three day event running from Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 24. The wagon train began in Clarington and traveled to the Monroe County Fairgrounds on Sunday.

Monroe Arts Council announces contest winners, sets Winter Concert Series dates

The Monroe Arts Center featured the barn artwork of Monroe Central High School students in August,  completed in honor of the County’s Bicentennial Celebration. The Monroe Artists judged the entries and Victoria Price won first place, Brooke Dick, second and Joni Betts won third place.  

Muskingum Livestock 8/19/15 Results

August 19  Total Head 1014 Fed cattle 120; choice steers $140-155.75; good steers $139 & down; holstein steers $110-135; choice heifers $138-152;  good heifers $137 & down;  166 commercial cows  $100-149; canners and cutters $99 & down; 34 butcher bulls $40-149; bred cows & C/C pairs: 20 cows & cow/calf pair BH $950-2400; feeder cattle 505; stock

OUE students recognized

OUE students pictured from left to right are Demitra Habig, an exercise physiology major from Beallsville; Brittany Hodgson, a social work major from St. Clairsville; and Laken Schodzinski, a political science major from Wheeling, were recently honored by the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley (CFOV) with scholarships for the upcoming school year.



The Ohio Department of Commerce Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration has determined that VV Steel Corp owes 34 employees of its plant in the former Ormet facility in


Local Columnists

  I can’t believe it’s fair week already. It’s a lot different now than when I was younger.