Pictured are some of the obstacles that will be part of Monroe County’s new mini-golf course, Gram’s Putt Around, which will open Saturday in Woodsfield.

Monroe County families will soon have another option for fun as Russell Family Bowling Center will open Gram’s Putt Around this weekend outside the bowling alley.

Anthony McDaniel is sworn in as the newest member of the Woodsfield Village Council Friday, May 19. McDaniel will fill the seat vacated by Misty Tolzda, who resigned in April to become the village’s fiscal officer.

Anthony McDaniel, of Woodsfield, was named as the newest member of the Woodsfield Village Council Thursday, May 18.

McDaniel fills the Council seat that was vacated by Misty Tolzda last month.

Beallsville Athletic Director Delmas Moore holds up the original donation of 35 cents during Friday’s Rally for Life Reveal at Beallsville High School.

It all started with a quarter and a dime.

In 2008, then Beallsville High School sophomore Molly Welch didn’t have much money on her, but what she had she wanted to contribute to the school’s Rally for Life drive.

Pictured are some of the obstacles that will be part of Monroe County’s new mini-golf course, Gram’s Putt Around, which will open Saturday in Woodsfield.
Anthony McDaniel is sworn in as the newest member of the Woodsfield Village Council Friday, May 19. McDaniel will fill the seat vacated by Misty Tolzda, who resigned in April to become the village’s fiscal officer.
Beallsville Athletic Director Delmas Moore holds up the original donation of 35 cents during Friday’s Rally for Life Reveal at Beallsville High School.

James Johnson

James A. “Jim” Johnson, 70, of Clarington, and formerly of Beallsville, died November 23, 2014 in the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehab Center. He was born August 26, 1944, near Beallsville, a son of Beulah Bolon Johnson and the late Arley Johnson. 

Garnet Hensel

Garnet Gaynelle Ritchie Hensel, 74, of Antioch, passed away November 23, 2014 at her home.  She was born in Jackson Township, Monroe County, April 27, 1940, a daughter of the late Chester Ritchie and E. Janie Conley Ritchie.

Patricia Shaw

Patricia A. Shaw, 81, of Woodsfield, went home to be with Jesus on November 20, 2014 at the Woodsfield Nursing and Rehabilitation  Center, Woodsfield. She was born at Canton, Ohio on August 22, 1933 a daughter of the late Donald and Elizabeth Ann Tanner Miller.

Richard Knuchel

Richard “Dick” Knuchel, 70, of Jerusalem, died November 19, 2014 at his home. He was born August 6, 1944 in New Martinsville, West Virginia, the son of Radon “Ted” and Joan Pittman Knuchel

Jesse Stephens

Jesse Stephens, 59, of Beallsville died November 20, 2014 in the Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia. He was born March 1, 1955 near Malaga, Ohio, a son of Sina Berlile Ingold and the late Lawrence Stephens.  

Ohio Hills Health Services Offers Assistance on Insurance and Medicaid Applications

Ohio Hills Health Services have Certified Application Counselors (CACs) on staff ready to help consumers with the Health Insurance Marketplace and Ohio Medicaid applications. Certified Application Counselors will provide free, unbiased and confidential assistance to anyone in the community regardless if you are a patient or not at the group’s clinics. 

Over 160 Shale Permits Filed in County To-Date

  The horizontal shale oil and gas drilling boom is just getting started in Monroe County. According to information posted on the Ohio Department of Natural Resources website, 33 new permits have been issued over the past three months (Sept. through Nov.) in Monroe County with the activity coming in Washington, Seneca, Sunsbury, Adams and Franklin townships. 

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Larry Arbogast of the Monroe County Beekeepers shows a hive to area fifth graders during the Tuesday, May 16’s Environmental Field Day at the Monroe County Fairgrounds., Keith Jones of Broken Timber shows a pelt to a group of fifth graders during the environmental field day Tuesday, May 16 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds., Mick Brown, president of the Ohio Falconry Association explains falconry to area students during the environmental field day Tuesday, May 16 at the fairgrounds.

From bees to furs, soil to hawks, and water quality to where pizza comes from, area fifth-graders learned about it all last week as the annual environmental

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