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.

~ thurman richard weber ~

Thurman Richard Weber, 89, of Monroe (formerly of Caldwell, Woodsfield, and Lebanon, Ohio) passed away Friday, June 8, 2018, at Mount Pleasant Retirement Community, Monroe.

He was born near Martins Ferry on June 28, 1928, a son of the late Floyd E. and Minnie Lisk Weber.

~ lola a. geldmacher ~

Lola A. Geldmacher, 95, formerly of Lewisville, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Arbors of Woodsfield.

She was born near Fulda on August 8, 1922, a daughter of the late William and Lucy Dimmerling Schockling.

~ paul d. mcknight ~

Paul D. McKnight, age 59, of Graysville, passed away Monday, June 4, 2018, at Marietta Memorial Hospital. He was born in Barnesville on December 28, 1958, a son of the late Harold McKnight and Dorothy Smith McKnight.

~ june m. brobst~

June M. Brobst, 102, of Woodsfield, (formerly of Southington, Ohio) passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018, at the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield.

She was born in Parkman on June 1, 1916, a daughter of the late Robert O. Millard and Mae Farrington Millard.

~ dorothy a. dierkes ~

Dorothy A. Dierkes of Woodsfield passed away on Sunday, June 10, 2018. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home and Crematory, 1271 Blue Avenue, Zanesville is entrusted with all arrangements.

A Second Look

45 Years Ago (1973)

The Ohio Supreme Court honored Judge Merle Hoddinott and 24 other Common Pleas judges, last week, for keeping their dockets up to date.

55 Years Ago (1963)

Some 82,170 Ohio state residents were recently saluted for their volunteer work in a report presented to Governor James A. Rhodes

65 Years Ago (1953) 

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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.