Monroe County Commissioner Mick Schumacher, left, points out the debris in a creek along Duffy Run Road to Kevin Smart, representing U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson’s office. Schumacher invited Smart to the area to allow him to see firsthand the damage recent storms have created on the road, including the collapsed gabion baskets that can be seen lining the right side of the creek.

Heavy rains are an inconvenience to most Monroe County residents.

For those who live on Duffy Run Road, heavy rains are proving to be a nightmare.

Stability is something that has been lacking in the administrative positions at several buildings in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District.

The Beallsville Campus, for example, has had three different principals in the past three years.

Larissa Jones shows off a jellyfish-styled air plant arrangement at Malaga Garden Center Friday, July 13. Malaga Greenhouse’s successor will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 21.

Keeping up with the Joneses may prove itself not to be just another outdated cliché.

Josh and Larissa Jones had been looking for something to supplement their income and allow them to move back to Monroe County after 15 years of living in Cleveland grew old.

Monroe County Commissioner Mick Schumacher, left, points out the debris in a creek along Duffy Run Road to Kevin Smart, representing U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson’s office. Schumacher invited Smart to the area to allow him to see firsthand the damage recent storms have created on the road, including the collapsed gabion baskets that can be seen lining the right side of the creek.
Larissa Jones shows off a jellyfish-styled air plant arrangement at Malaga Garden Center Friday, July 13. Malaga Greenhouse’s successor will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 21.

Beef Quality Assurance

OSU Extension Educators will hold a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at the Barnesville Library Annex, 611 North Chestnut St., Barnesville. 

BQA is a producer driven program in which cattle producers,

Get Outdoors Day July 14

The Monroe County Farmer’s and Sportsmen Association will host a “Get Outdoors Day” on Saturday, July 14, at Shadow Lake RV Resort, 34847 County Rd. 2, Woodsfield. 

This free program will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a lunch will be served at approximately noon. 

A Second Look

45 Years Ago

Storeroom Department employees of Ormet Corporations’s Aluminum Reduction Division at Hannibal were awarded jackets for achieving a record 15

55 Years Ago

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I am proud to be a Monroe County native. I am also very proud of my union roots. That is why I am disappointed by the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees case, issued on Wednesday, June 27.

“Around the Table” Talk

Hello, table talk friends. What a beautiful day we have had. Yes, the humidity is high, feels like we are breathing water as we go outside, but it is summer. I can’t remember many summers when the humidity was so high this time of the year.

Hope all had a good week and are looking forward to the Fourth of July. 

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News

From left to right, Annalisa, Audrey and Ariel Isaacs hang out on their couch July 12. The triplets will celebrate their 10th birthday on July 25., From, left to right, Annalisa, Ariel and Audrey Isaacs pose behind themselves in a picture taken when they were a year old and in front of their mother Amanda Isaacs at their Woodsfield home.

Out of 4.25 million US births in 2008, 5,877 sets of triplets were born. One of those was right here in Monroe County.

Sports

Pictured are the tournament winning River Lady Pilots. Front row, from left to right: Katie Straub, Allison Bennett, Morgan Mahoney, Candace Caldwell and Macey Ladyga. Second row: Lindsey Huffman, Emily Taylor, Hailey Nevins, Myla Ivey and Cortny Sapp. Not pictured: Lauren Flannery.

The River volleyball team recently competed in the 14th annual Paden City Stars & Spikes Volleyball Tournament Saturday, June 30 at Paden City.

Local Columnists

While researching an ancestor, I found a note identifying her as one of the “stolen children of Scotland.” These were children who were kidnapped from Scotland and sold