Rose Arend, left, paints 11-year-old Kaleigh Safreed’s face during Hoops for the heart Saturday, Feb. 25 at Woodsfield Elementary School. The fourth annual event raises awareness for heart health.

Tari Lohrey remembered the day her son Bryn came home and said, “Mom, I’m going to be a fireman.”

“He wasn’t afraid of anything,” Tari Lohrey said. “He (worked) a lot of accidents. He was willing to tackle anything. He loved to help people.”

County officials got a preview of a pontential all-call system, Everbridge, Monday, Feb. 27 at the Monroe County EMA Office. Pictured above, Robin Groves, of the Monroe County Health Department and EMA Coordinator Phil Keevert see how the system can be operated.

Monroe County officials sat in on a conference call and online demonstration Monday, Feb. 27 for a potential replacement for the county’s all-call system.

The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member Friday, Feb. 24, as Brice Safreed joined the group.

A Monroe County native, Safreed plans to begin operating an insurance agency in the Woodsfield area within the next year.

Rose Arend, left, paints 11-year-old Kaleigh Safreed’s face during Hoops for the heart Saturday, Feb. 25 at Woodsfield Elementary School. The fourth annual event raises awareness for heart health.
County officials got a preview of a pontential all-call system, Everbridge, Monday, Feb. 27 at the Monroe County EMA Office. Pictured above, Robin Groves, of the Monroe County Health Department and EMA Coordinator Phil Keevert see how the system can be operated.

cynthia cain

Cynthia Marie Cain, age 67, of Sardis, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at OVMC Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia.

She was born Sept. 15, 1949, in New Martinsville, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Roy and Wilma Tuttle Riggenbach.

4-H Open House

Discover Yourself in 4-H! Come to the 4-H Open House, Thursday, March 9th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Henri Coulson Building on the Monroe County Fairgrounds, Woodsfield.

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Sports

River coach Rick Isaly knew something had to change after the first quarter of his team’s sectional game against Beallsville Thursday, Feb. 23.

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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