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.

Lady Pilots fend off Shadyside

River won its final regular season game Thursday, Feb. 16 taking down Shadyside 55-51 in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Class 2A third-place matchup at River High School.

Led by sophomore Lauren Flannery, the Lady Pilots topped the Lady Tigers for the third time this season.

Bowling news 2/23/17

Princess League Feb. 7

Paulus Insurance 60-36, D&L Sales 57-39, Elsie’s Bookkeeping 54-42, Riesbeck’s Food Market 50-46, Russell Family Bowling Center 49.5-46.5, BMW Farms 44.5-51.5, Watters Funeral Homes 44-52, Friends 44-48, Modern Hardware 39-57, Olive Tree Inn 38-58.

Switzer News 2/23/17

Happy 1st Birthday to Zane Kinzy, Family and friends gathered at the Jerusalem church for a birthday party with a “Winter Wonderland” theme. Zane is the son of Rick and Megan Kinzy and Grandson of Tom and Debbie Mellott.

Caregiver’s Corner 2/23/17

Many of us know someone who is providing daily care for a parent, spouse, sibling, or developmentally disabled individual. As we watch these caregivers in their tireless efforts, we wonder how we can provide help in however small and meaningful a way. Most of us do not like to ask for help and caregivers are no different.

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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