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Hopes are that fresh sets of eyes can find a solution to a problem that has plagued several Ohio River communities for decades.

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Despite churches’ COVID-conscious preparations for Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, lingering icy conditions may have played a larger role in the holy day’s observance.

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Cattle farmers are usually prepared for winter weather challenges. But the Tuesday, Feb. 16 ice storm still turned deadly for two of Brad Miller’s newborn calves.


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Beallsville senior Adam Baker scored his 1,000 th career point Saturday, Feb. 20 during a 68-45 loss to Jefferson County Christian at Beallsville High School.

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River appears to being playing its best basketball as the tournament approaches.

The Pilots picked up two wins to finish its regular season last week.

River appeared ready to charge to the district Saturday, Feb. 20 in its sectional final battle at Frontier.


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65 Years Ago (1955)

Mrs. Noel Ellis entertained the Ladies Missionary Society at her home Tuesday evening.

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April Fool’s Day has been canceled this year. There is no way anyone could play a joke as good as Mother Nature has done.

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“Life is too short for drama or petty things, so laugh hard, love truly and forgive quickly. Live while you are alive. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance.

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Esther McIntire will be turning 90 years young on Thursday, March 4.

River Elementary School

River Elementary recently released its honor roll for the second nine weeks.

Principals List

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A yearly tradition of helping the community wasn’t halted by the coronavirus.

Monroe Central held its annual Teddy Bear Toss Tuesday, Jan. 26 – albeit it was a modified version.


Lawrence Michael Tomaszczyk, Sr., 80, of Woodsfield, passed away Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at Wheeling Hospital.

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Larry W. Briggs, 76, of Graysville, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at his home.

He was born in Woodsfield, on Aug. 7, 1944, a son of the late Roger and Grace Morris Briggs.

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Jeffrey Ray Haslam, 54, of Clarington, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2021, at the Genesis Morrison House, Zanesville, after a long battle with cancer.