On the left: Deputy Andrew Ridley poses with his new K-9 partner Ax. With the addition of Ax, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has four K-9 units, enough to cover each shift. On the right: Woodsfield Police Department officer Jacob Black holds an excited Ciki, who thinks she is going to work. Black and Ciki are one of two new K-9 units recently added in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office added Ax, who works with Deputy Andrew Ridley.

There are two new four-legged officers ready to keep Monroe County safe.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Woodsfield Police Department recently welcomed their new K-9 officers.

Let’s get to know our new officers and their handlers.

Carol Schumacher, left, and John Ogden, right, arrange a display of Woodsfield High School memorabilia Wednesday, June 6 at the Parry Museum in Woodsfield as the Monroe County Historical Society prepared for Alumni Weekend.

In 1958, Woodsfield High School drama students performed “Don’t Take My Penny,” a play about a 16-year-old trying to land the starring role in a movie.

Rodney Rufener looks over some artifacts from a history long-past in Monroe County. To help people remember what the area used to be, Rufener and others helped organize the Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.

Christine Crowell’s favorite dish at Switzer Community Heritage Springfest by far, she said, was the Sauerbraten, which is sweet and sour beef, with gingersnaps and onions. 

“It’s the only thing I eat all day here,” she said with a smile. “I love it.” 

On the left: Deputy Andrew Ridley poses with his new K-9 partner Ax. With the addition of Ax, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has four K-9 units, enough to cover each shift. On the right: Woodsfield Police Department officer Jacob Black holds an excited Ciki, who thinks she is going to work. Black and Ciki are one of two new K-9 units recently added in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office added Ax, who works with Deputy Andrew Ridley.
Carol Schumacher, left, and John Ogden, right, arrange a display of Woodsfield High School memorabilia Wednesday, June 6 at the Parry Museum in Woodsfield as the Monroe County Historical Society prepared for Alumni Weekend.
Rodney Rufener looks over some artifacts from a history long-past in Monroe County. To help people remember what the area used to be, Rufener and others helped organize the Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.

Switzer News 6/14/18

On Saturday, May 26, Terri and I, and our cousin Linda Moore of Hendrysburg, Ohio went to visit with Janice Gallagher and her family. Janice was in a nursing-rehab center, Altercare Louisville in Louisville, Ohio, after her treatments for cancer.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road

Woodsfield I always check what the sign says at the Woodsfield Church of Christ. This week the message said, “Sign is Broken. Come inside to hear the message.” The more I thought about this today, the louder the message. Think about all of the problems that would be solved if we lived according to the messages preached inside our churches. No school shootings.

State Route 78 culvert project

A culvert replacement project will begin Wednesday, June 20 on State Route 78 in Monroe County.

The project will take place between Township Road 55 and Township Road 61. A 10-foot width restriction will be in place in this area.

The estimated restriction end date is July 9.

Meeting Dates 6/14/18

The Monroe Water Systems Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Laings Community Center office.

 

Benton Township Trustees will have a special meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 16.

 

Your Right to Know 6/14/18

REAL ESTATE

Charles R. Black, Jr., Sheriff, Monroe County Sheriff, Grafton L. Buzzard, Linda L. Buzzard to Jon C. Gramlich, Elizabeth A. Gramlich, Sunsbury Township, Village of Beallsville Pt. Lot 14 Hudson Addition, Case No. 2017-337, 3.313 acres, sher. deed.

James S. Olee to Stephen J. Olee, Perry Township, 5.175 acres, QC deed.

Mulch, potted plants and a new bench are among the improvements made to the islands in downtown Woodsfield.

Village workers clean up village medians, hear plans for vitalization of walking trail

It didn’t take long for village workers to act on suggestions of cleaning up the medians on Main Street in Woodsfield.

In the two weeks since Village Council heard suggestions from Glenda Rubel, representing the Decorate Your Lives and Towns Committee, about sprucing up the islands, plenty of work has been done.

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The times for the Alumni Dinner in the Alumni Tab were incorrect.

Gates will open at Rubel's Park for the dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.

Sports

Ohio Hill Health Services is offering free annual sports physicals to any student participating in 2018-2019 sports at the following clinics.