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.

Harry Wolf

Harry H. Wolf, 87, of Parkersburg, West Virginia peacefully passed away June 16, 2015 with his loving wife, Mary, by his side.  

He was born April 4, 1928 in Wheeling, West Virginia, the son of the late Harry M. Wolf (former Chief of Police for the City of Wheeling) and Cora Marie Zimmerman Wolf.

Timothy Morton

A home town hero was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery May 7th. 2015.

 Retired Airman Timothy Dwane Morton, age 59, passed away May 28th, 2014 at Oviedo, Florida surrounded by his family when our Lord called this hero home.

Dallas Underwood

Dallas Ray Underwood, age 85, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away June 17, 2015 at his home while battling cancer.  He was born June 9, 1930 in Fayetteville, West Virginia the son of the late Gory B. and Iola Treadway Underwood. He was a member of the Graysville Church of Christ. He was a U.S.

James Gardner

James Clyde Gardner, 91, of Salem, Ohio (formerly of Monroe County) passed away June 15, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. He was born at the home of his maternal grandparents in Stafford, on September 13, 1923 a son of the late Preston and Madge Robinson Gardner.   

Barnesville Livestock 6/20/15 Results

June 20 Total Head 183  Cattle 78 Hd  Fats 2 Hd  (2) Hol. $135.00; Cows 9 Hd  Good $100.00 - 112.50; Medium $80.00 - 99.75; Thin $79.75 & down ; Baby Calves 4 Hd (BH) $170.00;  wt (WT) $265.00 - 300.00; Cow/Calf 1 pair (BH) $1720.00;  Pairs  Bred Cows 6 Hd (BH) $1150.00 - 1700.00; Bulls 5 Hd (WT) $85.00 - 141.50; Feeders 28 Hd  Med.

Muskingum Livestock 6/17/15 Results

June 17  Total Head 896 Fed cattle 201; choice steers $151.00-165.00; good steers $150.00-down; holstein steers $120.00-142.00; choice heifers $147.00-158.00;  good heifers $146.00-down;  143 commercial cows  $107.00-160.00; canners and cutters $106.00-down; 34 butcher bulls $110.00-160.00; bred cows & C/C pairs: 19 cows & cow/calf pair BH $1225.00-2650.00;

Traffic Advisory for SR 255

Beginning Monday, June 22, 2015, Monroe State Route 255 will be CLOSED due to a drill shaft project. This is a daytime closure ONLY from 7am to 5pm. The project is expected to open Friday, June 26.

 ODOT’s OFFICIAL DETOUR: SR 7 to SR 800 back to SR 255

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