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The Monroe County Dog Pound was the furthest thing from Sheriff Charles Black’s mind at the beginning of last week, May 13.

From preschool students to high school seniors everyone was doing his or her part.

The Beallsville High School Spanish Club sold piñatas.

The sixth-grade class had a photo booth.

Law enforcement officers and emergency crews often find themselves in situations that require instant action.

In those instances, the quick action of emergency personnel can save lives.


Several area athletes punched their ticket to the regional meet as the Division III East District Meet was held Friday, May 17 at St. Clairsville High School.

There was no doubt Wade Stoehr would give Monroe Central a chance when the Seminoles visited Strasburg for the Division IV sectional semifinal Saturday, May 11.

Monroe Central senior Kayla Wall dominated the field during the Pioneer Valley Conference Championship Wednesday, May 8 at Fort Frye, winning two events and finishing second in another to claim the


65 Years Ago – 1954

Jeff and Maranda Holtzhauer were in visiting with Henry Fankhauser, Alex Fankhauser, family and friends.

Good afternoon, friends of Table Talk. I hope all of you are enjoying the beautiful springtime weather and the warm sunshine.


The River High School Art Club held its annual spring art show May 9-10 in the R.L. Potts Gymnasium.

Student awards were determined by voting of the art show visitors.

Angela Ruark of Chandler, Texas, daughter of Sandy Dietrich of Brownsville, received her Doctorate of Education Degree with High Distinction, May 11, 2019, from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Vir

The second annual Jr. High Quiz Bowl was held Friday, April 26th at Powhatan Elementary School. Two teams from each of the five district elementary schools participated.


Bernard “Butch” C. Coleman, 80, of Clarington, Ohio, died at his home Tuesday, May 14, 2019, while surrounded by his family.

Larry William Paine, 82, formerly of Beallsville, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Altercare of Hilliard.

Inez L. Abrigg, age 88, of Clarington, Ohio, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Arbors at Woodsfield.

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