Matthew Brake, right, engineer for Swiss Valley Associates, shows the Monroe County Commissioners the updated drawings for the Monroe County Animal Shelter during the commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, Oct. 15.

The drawings for the new Monroe County Dog Pound are close to being done. 

Matthew Brake, engineer at Swiss Valley Associates, is ready to move forward, to seek bids and apply for permits.

Mechanics inspect a plow truck at the temporary Ohio Department of Transportation garage in Woodsfield Friday, Oct. 12 during ODOT’s Winter Readiness Event.

Snow and ice will be here sooner than we’d like to think and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants to make sure it is ready to keep state routes cleared in Monroe County.

Bob Tschappat, right, of The Health Plan guides Monroe County employees through a variety of options they will have to consider in an attempt to lower the cost of their health insurance at the Monroe County Commissioners’ Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting.

Monroe County employees and the county could soon be paying up to 50 percent higher health insurance fees if the current plan is renewed under the same terms for 2019.

Matthew Brake, right, engineer for Swiss Valley Associates, shows the Monroe County Commissioners the updated drawings for the Monroe County Animal Shelter during the commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, Oct. 15.
Mechanics inspect a plow truck at the temporary Ohio Department of Transportation garage in Woodsfield Friday, Oct. 12 during ODOT’s Winter Readiness Event.
Bob Tschappat, right, of The Health Plan guides Monroe County employees through a variety of options they will have to consider in an attempt to lower the cost of their health insurance at the Monroe County Commissioners’ Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting.

A Second Look 10/18/18

45 Years Ago

On Wednesday, October 10, thirteen Woodsfield Elementary School teachers attended a workshop conducted by Dr. Languis, of Ohio State University..........

55 Years Ago

On Saturday, October 5, at Marietta, high stepping majorettes and precision marching bands participated in the Second Annual Band-O-Rama............

65 Years Ago

Letter to the Editor 10-18-18

Dear Editor:

The Monroe County HOPE Alliance, a drug abuse prevention coalition comprised of citizens, counselors, clergy, Monroe County Health Department, and elected officials encourages you to vote no on State Issue 1, a Constitutional Amendment Proposal, on Nov. 6..............

Rinard Mills 10/18/18

And the red leaves by the roadside fall and floated one by one…Griswald from Lawrence. Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.

Rinard Mills is pictured on the kiosk at the Frontier boat ramp on Route 7, along with many other interesting items.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 10/18/18

Our summer of rain and heat may finally be over. Although there has not been a killing frost, the cooler weather is a welcome change. It’s time to clean out the closet, dig out the sweatshirts, flannels, and sweaters. Luckily for me this just means moving long sleeve items to a more prominent place. Having a nice sized closet is a must in any home.

River falls in OVAC semifinal

River seemed all but out Tuesday, Oct. 9 in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 2A semifinal against Southern Local at Shadyside High School.

Southern Local had taken a commanding 2-0 lead, winning the first set 25-21, 25-17.

However, River rallied back.

The Lady Pilots took the third set 25-22 and claimed the fourth set 25-22 as well.

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News

John and Bess Lusk are the owners of Whispering Ridge Tree Farm, which was recently named the 2018 Ohio Tree Farm of the Year. Whispering Ridge Tree Farm is located in Monroe County in eastern Ohio, and people are invited to attend a public field day at their farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

Whispering Ridge Tree Farm, located in Monroe County and owned by John and Bess Lusk, has been named the 2018 Ohio Tree Farm of the Year by the Ohio Tree Farm Committee

Sports

Wyatt Brown charges through the Conotton Valley defense during the first quarter of the Blue Devil’s battle with the Rockets Friday, Oct. 12 at Beallsville., A host of Beallsville defenders turn back a Conotton Valley runner Friday, Oct. 12 at the Blue Devils hosted the Rockets.

Beallsville gave itself a chance to pick up its second win of the season Friday, Oct. 12 when it hosted Conotton Valley.

Local Columnists

It was supposed to be my crowning achievement, the pinnacle of my adult-life athletic success.