On the left: Deputy Andrew Ridley poses with his new K-9 partner Ax. With the addition of Ax, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has four K-9 units, enough to cover each shift. On the right: Woodsfield Police Department officer Jacob Black holds an excited Ciki, who thinks she is going to work. Black and Ciki are one of two new K-9 units recently added in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office added Ax, who works with Deputy Andrew Ridley.

There are two new four-legged officers ready to keep Monroe County safe.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Woodsfield Police Department recently welcomed their new K-9 officers.

Let’s get to know our new officers and their handlers.

Carol Schumacher, left, and John Ogden, right, arrange a display of Woodsfield High School memorabilia Wednesday, June 6 at the Parry Museum in Woodsfield as the Monroe County Historical Society prepared for Alumni Weekend.

In 1958, Woodsfield High School drama students performed “Don’t Take My Penny,” a play about a 16-year-old trying to land the starring role in a movie.

Rodney Rufener looks over some artifacts from a history long-past in Monroe County. To help people remember what the area used to be, Rufener and others helped organize the Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.

Christine Crowell’s favorite dish at Switzer Community Heritage Springfest by far, she said, was the Sauerbraten, which is sweet and sour beef, with gingersnaps and onions. 

“It’s the only thing I eat all day here,” she said with a smile. “I love it.” 

On the left: Deputy Andrew Ridley poses with his new K-9 partner Ax. With the addition of Ax, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has four K-9 units, enough to cover each shift. On the right: Woodsfield Police Department officer Jacob Black holds an excited Ciki, who thinks she is going to work. Black and Ciki are one of two new K-9 units recently added in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office added Ax, who works with Deputy Andrew Ridley.
Carol Schumacher, left, and John Ogden, right, arrange a display of Woodsfield High School memorabilia Wednesday, June 6 at the Parry Museum in Woodsfield as the Monroe County Historical Society prepared for Alumni Weekend.
Rodney Rufener looks over some artifacts from a history long-past in Monroe County. To help people remember what the area used to be, Rufener and others helped organize the Switzer Community Heritage Springfest Saturday, June 9 at St. John’s United Church of Christ near Powhatan.

Breaking News: Courthouse to be closed Aug. 18

County officials have made the decision to close the Monroe County Courthouse on Tuesday, Aug. 18. Authorities from Woodsfield Municipal Power contacted informed county officials that a scheduled power outage will take place on Aug. 18 for AEP and South Central Power to conduct maintenence operations. The Village of Woodsfield has some capabilities to produce its own power.

Russell Family Bowling Center holds grand opening celebration

It is rare when someone’s passion can be combined with a business opportunity. But, that exact thing has happened with the Russell Family Bowling Center, which opened this past weekend on SR 78 East of Woodsfield. A Monroe County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) ribbon cutting celebration was held Friday, Aug. 7 to mark the occasion. 

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The times for the Alumni Dinner in the Alumni Tab were incorrect.

Gates will open at Rubel's Park for the dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.

Sports

Ohio Hill Health Services is offering free annual sports physicals to any student participating in 2018-2019 sports at the following clinics.