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Months of increases continue to plague Monroe County.

Last week the county led the state in the dubious category of highest occurrence rate.

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Monroe County has dealt with the COVID-19 for close to a year.

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Insult was bigger than injury for Clair Tavern and Grill Owner Stephanie Sweeney after the burglar broke into her business Tuesday, Jan. 5.


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River’s bowling team improved to 3-0 on the year with a victory over Martins Ferry Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Due to COVID-19, bowling teams compete at their home alleys and report scores.

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Wyatt VanDyne paced back and forth during his teammate Kason Kinzy’s match.

The Beallsville senior’s mind was focused on the opportunity moments away.

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The wrestling teams from River and Beallsville competed in a tri-match with Shadyside Wednesday, Jan. 6 at River High School.


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In my lifetime I have been fortunate to be able to tour the United States Capitol Building several times.

Ila Turner, Julia Turner and Annie Turner had Christmas Dinner at Gene and Penny Turner’s.

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Monroe Central got a solid start on both sides of the court in route to a 63- 51 victory over Frontier Monday, Jan. 11 at Monroe Central High School.

Beallsville Elementary School

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

The following students earned recognition:

Beallsville grabbed another win on the year, taking down Barnesville 43- 33 Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Barnesville High School.


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Francis J. “Fritz” Schumacher, 84, of Woodsfield, passed away Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, at the Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, West Virginia.

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Walter Lee Kemp, 81 of Woodsfield, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born Feb. 8, 1939, in Woodsfield.

Gilbert E. Briggs, 84, of Woodsfield, (formerly of Lewisville), passed away Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Arbors of Woodsfield.