Swiss Hills Career Center Director Marc Ring, second from left, took Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education members and officials on a tour of the building Tuesday, Feb. 13 to show them some of the needed replacement the 43-year-old building needs. Pictured above, shows board members Beverly Anderson, left, Denise Riley, center, and Sarah Smith, right, around the welding lab.

“I was out here 21 years ago,” said Switzerland of Ohio Schools District Treasurer Connie Kress during a tour of Swiss Hills Career Center at the Feb. 13 school board meeting. “This place hasn’t changed in 21 years.”

Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick, left, and Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart outline details of their planned GIS mapping system upgrade for the Monroe County Commissioners at their meeting Monday Feb. 12.

Monroe County could have a much clearer Geographic Information System (GIS) map this year thanks to a team effort spearheaded by Monroe County Tax Map Supervisor Corey Stollar, Auditor Pandora Neuhart and Engineer Amy Zwick.

Members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Powhatan Point Police Department direct traffic away from State Route 148 Thursday, Feb. 15 following a gas well fire on Cat’s Run Road. The explosion at the well forced the evacuation of residents in a one-mile radius from the fire.

A gas well fire near forced the evacuation of residents in a one-mile radius Thursday, Feb. 15 in Powhatan Point.

Emergency crews in Belmont County were alerted of the fire at 9:38 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

Swiss Hills Career Center Director Marc Ring, second from left, took Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education members and officials on a tour of the building Tuesday, Feb. 13 to show them some of the needed replacement the 43-year-old building needs. Pictured above, shows board members Beverly Anderson, left, Denise Riley, center, and Sarah Smith, right, around the welding lab.
Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick, left, and Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart outline details of their planned GIS mapping system upgrade for the Monroe County Commissioners at their meeting Monday Feb. 12.
Members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Powhatan Point Police Department direct traffic away from State Route 148 Thursday, Feb. 15 following a gas well fire on Cat’s Run Road. The explosion at the well forced the evacuation of residents in a one-mile radius from the fire.

Dean’s Lists announcements

• Jacob Shreve, of Hannibal, was among the University of Akron’s finest during the 2017 Fall Semester. Shreve, a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Middle Level Education – Language, Art and Social Studies, earned a perfect 4.0 grade point average for the semester.

A Second Look 2/8/18

45 Years Ago

Thomas E. South, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tom South, of Miltonsburg, Route 3, Woodsfield, has enlisted in the United States Army for training in Topographic Surveying. Thomas is a 1971 graduate of Woodsfield High School.

Switzer News 2/8/18

Gilbert and Sandy Zink went to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania to Cathy, Isabella and Heath Moore’s to have a family Christmas on Jan. 21st. Also visiting were Dan, Kris, Noah and Joshua Zink of West Chester, Pennsylvania and Gary, Heidi and Ashley Hade of Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

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This month’s article is designed to help you understand what pension benefits are now available to service connected veterans, disabled wartime veterans who