The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has invested heavily in a K-9 force, and the department currently fields three K-9 officers. During a traffic stop in the early morning of July 20, K-9 officer Eric showed the importance of the investment, turning a normal stop into a drug bust. 

A total of 32 Utica Shale horizontal drilling permits were filed over the past three months in Monroe County. Most of the action continues to be centered along the river, in the Beallsville area and in Seneca Township.

The Graysville & Community VFD Carnival was held July 17 and 18. Despite the first real heat of the summer, droves of people turned out for the festivities and to help raise funds for the fire department. Many played Bingo like Pauline Harmon (left) and Kathy Graham (right), pictured top.

Robert and Annalisa Work each indicted on six counts

Robert (Jason) and Annalisa Work were each indicted last week on charges stemming from a June 11 investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. Each face the same six charges, all related to the massive haul of drugs allegedly found by investigators after Mr. Work turned himself in for allegedly committing a crime in West Virginia. 

Accident on SR 556

 A massive crane truck rolled over the hill on SR 556 near the intersection with Cain Ridge Rd. The truck ended up several hundred feet off the roadway and over the hill. The driver was life-flighted due to head injuries but was released from the hospital the next day. Photos by Kim Nalley


Riverwoods Animal League to open second store

Riverwoods Animal League is opening a second store in the former Woodsfield High School at 204 South Paul Street,  Woodsfield. They will be featuring furniture, appliances, building and office supplies. All items are used and proceeds will go towards the nonprofit organization. The proceeds will help with opening a program to spay and neuter dogs and cats.

Muskingum Livestock 7/15/15 Results

July 15 Total Head 849 Choice Steers $148.00-157.00; Good Steers $147.00-down; Holstein Steers $134.00-139.50; Choice Heifers $146.00-157.75; Good Heifers $145.00-down; Commercial Cows $110.00-157.50; Canners and Cutters $109.00-down; Butcher Bulls $106.00-159.00; Bred Cows (per head) $1325.00-1950.00; Cow/Calf pairs (per unit) 1150.00-2825.00; 9 ba



Throughout the recent debate of whether or not to close Beallsville High School, the issue justifiably brought to the forefront has been how such a change would affect

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As you can tell by the photo credits on page one, Laura, Adeline and I made it out to the Graysville VFD Carnival this past weekend.