New ceramics instructor Aaron Anslow, right, shows Toby Alleman how he can take an impression of a shoe print in clay and distort it while Sarah Moore, back, uses her shoe to create a design on her clay during Monroe Central’s new ceramics class Friday, Sept. 7.

There are infinite possibilities in a lump of clay.

It could be a cup. It could be a vase. It could be a sculpture.

While it’s only been a few days, Monroe Central High School ceramics students are already starting to see that.

Kate Strickland, second from left, executive director of Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, explains how a new mock trial program will work in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Friday, Sept. 7 at the Monroe County Courthouse.

As part of an initiative to bring integrative studies and real-life skills into classrooms, Switzerland of Ohio Local School District held its initial meeting to welcome the planning phase for a new competitive mock trial program Friday, Sept. 7 at Monroe County Courthouse.

Amy Gamble speaks during the Suicide Awareness Day event Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Monroe County Senior Center in Woodsfield.

Three years after Amy Gamble, a John Marshall High School graduate from Sherrard, West Virginia, struggled with suicidal thoughts, she walked into a stadium and became an Olympic athlete.

New ceramics instructor Aaron Anslow, right, shows Toby Alleman how he can take an impression of a shoe print in clay and distort it while Sarah Moore, back, uses her shoe to create a design on her clay during Monroe Central’s new ceramics class Friday, Sept. 7.
Kate Strickland, second from left, executive director of Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, explains how a new mock trial program will work in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Friday, Sept. 7 at the Monroe County Courthouse.
Amy Gamble speaks during the Suicide Awareness Day event Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Monroe County Senior Center in Woodsfield.

Correction

Information in “Your Right to Know” in the Sept. 6 edition of the Monroe County Beacon was incorrect.

Kyle T. Krieg, 25, of New Matamoras, married Katie L. Kinsey, 26, of New Matamoras.

Woodsfield Council takes initial steps in addressing long-existing problems

Seeing houses that either need to be torn down or rebuilt properly and seeing local residents ride through village streets on lawn tractors are two common sights in Woodsfield.

Woodsfield Village Council discussed addressing those issues during its regular council meeting Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Village Hall.

JIMMY BAKER AND ANNIE DIGITY

Baker, Digity share vows

Jimmy Baker and Annie Digity were married on May 19, 2018, at the Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge, with James R. Blaney officiating the ceremony.

Jimmy is the son of Pam Baker and the late Jim Baker, of Woodsfield, and Annie is the daughter of Mike and Vicki Digity, also of Woodsfield.

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Information in “Your Right to Know” in the Sept. 6 edition of the Monroe County Beacon was incorrect.

Sports

River’s Michael Johnson, left, prepares to take on Monroe Central’s Malachi Rose Burton during the battle between the Pilots and the Seminoles Friday, Sept. 7 at Woodsfield.

The Week 3 matchup between River and Monroe Central Friday, Sept. 7 at Woodsfield was a stalemate for three quarters.

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September is National Preparedness Month. The key message of 2018’s National Preparedness Month is, “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.”