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News

Joey Flannery recently joked about changing the name of his Twitter handle.

Nearly every week the Monroe County Commissioners welcome Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick to their regular Monday meetings.

When 14-year-old Landon Schultheis had to have a heart transplant and insurance didn’t cover all the expenses, his aunt’s neighbor Tiffany Zeakes knew she had to do something to help.

Sports

Walter Russell rolled a 300 game during league play on Monday, Feb. 4, while bowling for Stottler Tree Service. This is Russell’s fourth 300 game of his bowling career.

Sean Johnson won his second match play title in as many weeks at Russell Family Bowling Center Thursday, Feb. 7.

Beallsville coach Tori Jarrett has seen her teams come close.

They’ve reached the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 1A tournament twice before, only to come up short both times.

Opinion

Good evening, Table Talk friends and family. Living in Ohio is a daily adventure. This week we have experienced snowflakes, rain, a flood and no electricity for eleven hours.

On Jan. 12, during the snow storm, Debbie Lehman and her family celebrated Christmas.

February is American Heart Month.

Lifestyle

Students from all five area elementary schools competed in this year’s Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Spelling Bee Tuesday, Jan. 29 at Swiss Hills Career Center.

The Monroe County Beacon recently traveled to the Yukon Territory in Canada with Laurie Collert, Karen Elliott and Eileen Dray-Bardon.

The Spanish III class at River High School recently made piñatas for a class project. The colorful creations are often used for Christmas celebrations in Mexico.

Obituaries

Leoba C. Archer, 86, of Woodsfield, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the Valley Hospice, Liza’s Place, Wheeling, West Virginia.

Fred W. McConnell Jr., 70, of Woodsfield, passed away Friday, February 1, 2019, at his home. He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, on January 10, 1949, a son of the late Fred W. McConnell, Sr.

Beryl McHugh Poul-ton passed away in Columbus at the age 96 on Feb. 3, 2019.

She was born Jan. 5, 1923, on a cold, snowy day in Monroe County to Jim and Ina Waife (Cline) McHugh.

Monroe County Beacon

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