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.

A Second Look 2/15/18

45 Years Ago (1973)

Joseph W. Hartline, 18, Cameron, Ohio has been selected as recipient of the Howard Minturn Memorial Scholarship Fund by the New Martinsville Chapter, West Virginia Society of Professional Engineers.

55 Years Ago (1963)

Rinard Mills 2/15/18

Dear readers of this newsletter, please see your doctor about shingles.

The Carroll Senior Center reports the antique show and tell was a success. March 8, they will host a quilt show at 2 p.m.

Meeting Dates 2/15/18

The Monroe County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 in the Chamber of Commerce (COC) office. The COC office is located at 117 North Paul St. in Woodsfield (the old Bank Building).

 

Erma Jean Ackerman

It’s hard to imagine Monroe County without delivered meals for area senior citizens, without options for seniors for rides to their doctor’s appointments, without its senior center on Home Avenue in Woodsfield.

Prior to Erma Jean (Hamilton) Ackerman, that was the case.

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