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News

Woodsfield Savings Bank President and CEO Tracey Craig sees the unenviable spot the county is in regarding the Monroe County Care Center.

Streamers decorated the dining area at the Monroe County Care Center Tuesday, June 11.

An unexpected addition to the Monroe County Historical Society’s newly opened exhibit of Joanna “Jody” Diehl art simply emphasized her rich creative legacy.

Sports

Monroe Central Head Coach Jon Perkins wants to create a legacy of fundamental basketball at Monroe Central High School.

Cooper Brown’s freshman track season two years ago was largely forgettable.

As the River junior put it, he did terrible.

At the beginning of the year, River Track and Field Coach Mike Flannery felt Cooper Brown had a good shot of making it to state.

Opinion

Congratulations to Rick and Cari Russell on the birth of a son, Lincoln Carl Russell. Lincoln was born May 24th, weighed 7 ½ lbs. and was 20 inches long.

History will be made this Thursday and Friday, June 13 and 14, when the first live performances in over 40 years take place on the Monroe Theatre stage, featuring Backwoods Boogiegrass playing Thur

Lifestyle

Hannibal American Legion Post 760, VFW Reilly Post 9930, and Post 760 Ladies Auxiliary organized the annual Memorial Day Parade and Service at Hannibal Locks and Dam on Monday, May 27.

65 students, including Garrett Dierkes from Monroe County, have been awarded scholarships from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and Foundation.

Interim Hospice is seeking new applicants for the Volunteer Program for the Belmont, Jefferson and Monroe County areas.

Obituaries

Bertha O. Stewart, 87, of McConnelsville, formerly of Rittman, passed away June 4, 2019, at Highland Oaks Health Center in McConnelsville, Ohio, following a period of declining health.

Brenda Stalder, 65, of Beallsville, Ohio, passed from this earth on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, while a patient in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia.

Raymond Leroy Lit-man, age 75, of Clarington, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, surrounded by his family at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgan-town, West Virginia.

Monroe County Beacon

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