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“I wanted to meet the candidates,” said Judy Hamilton, of the Skyvue area south of Woodsfield, Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Monroe County Library’s Candidate Meet and Greet.

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Being in the clinic full time has proven its benefits for Kelly Fortney, DVM, and her small animal patients. For one thing, she is now able to accept new clients and patients.

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Monroe County EMA Director Phil Keevert wants to make sure county residents get ample notification in case of an emergency.

Sports

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Monroe Central coach Troy Baker was likely pleased with what he saw from his team as it began tournament play Saturday, Feb. 15 at Monroe Central High School.

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Monroe Central is playing some of its best basketball at the right time.

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Veteran coach Mark Romick got his 300th career victory last week as River defeated Beallsville 60-51 Tuesday, Feb. 11 at River High School.

Opinion

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65 Years Ago – 1955

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Why does this happen? Does it happen to anyone else? You start deep cleaning one room in the house and the whole house ends up a disaster.

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Quentin D. Forshey, 96, of Ashland, died Dec. 25, 2019. He was born Oct. 29, 1923 to Win and Bay Holland Forshey on Wilson Run Rd. He attended Bloomfield School.

Lifestyle

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“Am I a good parent?” is a question many of us ask ourselves daily. We all have wondered about our parenting skills. We can agree that these labels of “good” or “bad” aren’t helpful.

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Floyd and Linda Crawford will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on February 24, 2020. They are both retired and reside in Pickerington, Ohio.

Obituaries

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Colin R. Johnson, 77, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, at Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Robert ‘Bobby’ Emory Rothenbuhler, 27, of Beallsville, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia, as a result of a work-related accident.

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Helen Patterson Are-hart, 94, formerly of Woodsfield, and most recently of Stuart, Florida, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.