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.

River Sports 5/21/15

River baseball finished their season in the sectional final at Bridgeport. The Pilots fell to Steubenville Catholic Central with a final of 16-2 in five innings. The team finished the season with a 10-11 record.

Monroe Central Sports 5/21/15

The Monroe Central boys and girls track teams competed in an Ohio Valley Track League Meet on May 12. The girls finished second out of six teams, while the boys finished fifth. 

Winning an individual event for the girls was Gauding in the 300M LH. Traver won the 3200 M event for the boys. 

Everyday Leadership 5/21/15

When I first started working in the coal mine in Southeastern Ohio on September 19, 1972, I was afraid of the new situation I was stepping into.  Nobody in my family had been a coal miner.  I had chosen to do this job to earn some quick money for my second year of college.  In September of 1972, there was no formal training for new coal miners.  Your boss gave you a

A Second Look 5/21/15

60 Years Ago - 1955

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harmon, of Rinard Mills, Route 1, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Shirley Sue, to Charles Flauhaus, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Flauhaus, Woodsfield.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 5/21/15

Most of the time, my drives down the bumpy road are very uneventful.  This can be rather dull and boring but that was not the case on a recent trip home from Columbus.  I had been called into action to help out with the grandchildren, daughter-in-law,  and son.  The trip west to see them was not the problem.  It was the 5 ½ hour trip home on a Tuesday when I had to

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