Members of the Woodsfield Fire Department watch the fire take a house during a practice fire Sunday, three miles east of Woodsfield on State Route 78.

For Monroe County’s fire departments, fires are often a surprise.

They will get the call and have to immediately react.

Edgemarc, represented by Andrea Barnes, second from right, presented a $5,000 grant to the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District to help fund the district’s Blessings in a Backpack program, which will provide food for students over the weekend. Pictured are, from left to right: SOLSD Superintendent Jeffrey Greenley, Barnes, SOLSD Grant Writer Diane Burkhart and Woodsfield Elementary Principal Josh Ischy.

A story Diane Burkhart heard a few months ago showed her an apparent need in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District.

Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Office Manager Barbara Carslund, right, welcomes the chamber’s newest member, Kole Hogue, owner/operator of Kuts by Kole Ltd.

The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce got its newest member Friday, April 21 as Chamber Office Manager Barbara Carslund welcomed Kole Hogue, owner/operator of Kuts by Kole Ltd., into the group.

Members of the Woodsfield Fire Department watch the fire take a house during a practice fire Sunday, three miles east of Woodsfield on State Route 78.
Edgemarc, represented by Andrea Barnes, second from right, presented a $5,000 grant to the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District to help fund the district’s Blessings in a Backpack program, which will provide food for students over the weekend. Pictured are, from left to right: SOLSD Superintendent Jeffrey Greenley, Barnes, SOLSD Grant Writer Diane Burkhart and Woodsfield Elementary Principal Josh Ischy.
Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Office Manager Barbara Carslund, right, welcomes the chamber’s newest member, Kole Hogue, owner/operator of Kuts by Kole Ltd.

Buckeye Kids kick off 2017 4-H year

We kicked off our 2017 4-H year by electing officers. We voted to let Lydia Griffin lead the club with her responsibilities of being president. Jessica Hartley is the vice president. The secretary is Sofie Myers. Treasurer is Lakelyn Monahan. The news reporter is Abie Kinney. The health and safety leaders are Abie and Emma Blackstone.

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The River and Magnolia softball teams pose with Casey Tisher after Thursday’s Strike Out MS Game at Sardis.

It was a battle on the field, but River and Magnolia were united for a cause Thursday, February 20 as the Strike Out Muscular Dystrophy game was held at Sardis.

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Any family member or caregiver of a person with dementia learns very quickly that the old, regular or “normal” way of communication seems to be ineffective.