[UPDATE]: As first reported by WTRF.com, the seven-year-old female victim has died from her injuries. 

  The horizontal shale oil and gas drilling boom is just getting started in Monroe County. According to information posted on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website, 33 new permits have been issued over the past three months (Sept.

We may not all realize it, but every single one of us has a story to tell. Whether it was a big event in our lives, or something small that happened, there is something unique and interesting that has happened to each of us.

Over 160 Shale Permits Filed in County To-Date

  The horizontal shale oil and gas drilling boom is just getting started in Monroe County. According to information posted on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website, 33 new permits have been issued over the past three months (Sept. through Nov.) in Monroe County with the activity coming in Washington, Seneca, Sunsbury, Adams and Franklin townships. 

Famous Novelist Visits Woodsfield To Get Stories of Local Residents

We may not all realize it, but every single one of us has a story to tell. Whether it was a big event in our lives, or something small that happened, there is something unique and interesting that has happened to each of us. Novelist and screen writer George Dawes Green is in search of such stories and, last week, his search brought him to Woodsfield. 

Local Bluegrass Performers "The Price Sisters" Continue to Garner Attention

    Leanna and Lauren Price of Sardis, who perform as “The Price Sisters,” will once again be featured on national television. This time the girls performed with the director’s band “Mountain Music Ambassadors” at their college, Morehead State University on two separate shows which air on PBS.

Hunting Guide: 2006 Muzzle Loader Hunt WIth Hoskinson Family Comes Up Empty

    The year was 2006, and it was the last drive on the last day of muzzle-loader season. The time was around 4:00 p.m.  as I hunted with the Hoskinson family. Donnie and Chris made the drive and put Matthew, Melissa, me, and Sonny on stand.  Chris told me to get ready, because “when she drives, the deer come out.” And come out, they did!

Westwood Place Veterans Day Program

    The Veterans Program was held on Nov. 11 at 1:00pm at Westwood Place. In attendance were several Woodsfield Elementary students who had written essays entitled “What a Veteran Means to Me,” and several were able to read them at the program. Once students read their essays, they pinned the veterans in attendance with a flag pin.

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    The Ohio University Eastern Panthers traveled to Ohio State Mansfield and picked up the win 105-86. The Oanthers came to play leading the way the whole game.

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     I heard about something happening in Sardis that isn’t exactly newsworthy but was interesting none-the-less.