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Monroe County is almost at two months of weekly increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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Area seniors and elder-care staff had a nice visit Thursday, Sept. 17 as Interim Health Care and Astoria Place of Barnesville teamed up to show them how much they are appreciated.

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Despite the uncertainty of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 school year has gotten off to a good start, Switzerland of Ohio Board of Education heard Thursday, Sept.

Sports

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It seemed like whichever team had the ball last would finish on top Friday, Sept. 18 as Caldwell visited Monroe Central.

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Beallsville got a kick-off return touchdown from Wyatt Moore, but could muster enough offense to keep up with Bridgeport in a 46-14 loss Friday, Sept. 18 at Beallsville.

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Beallsville had a solid week of action.

On Thursday, Sept. 17, the Lady Blue Devils took down visiting Weirton Madonna in straight sets.

Opinion

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OK. So I’ll start by placing an X in the center square in this game.

Over here, I’ll go with an O in the center square.

Oh, hello there. I didn’t see you come in.

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Jeff, Marinda and Lexi Holtzhauer, of Spencerville, were in visiting with Henry Fankhauser and Alex Fankhauser, family and friends.

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65 Years Ago (1955)

Lifestyle

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Radisson Norman, of Girl Scout Troop 31410, recently completed the Girls Scouts Love State Parks Challenge.

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This stone was over a hillside since 1987. Staycee Saffell said her mother had it pulled up and set int he spot it is currently at.

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The Monroe Theatre Committee is ready once again to roll out the red carpets and set out the red velvet roping when the second annual Monroe Has Talent returns to the Theatre stage at 7 p.m.

Obituaries

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Daniel Patrick Dougherty, age 68 of Hilliard, passed away Tuesday, Sept.

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Cynthia R. Graham, age 61 of Woodsfield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.

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Elizabeth (Betty) J. Shook, 94, of Rootstown, formerly of Monroe County, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, due to complications from a fall.