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.

Stanley Workman

Stanley Forrest Workman, 89, of Laings, passed away April 3, 2015 at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia.  He was born October 26, 1925 in Laings, the son of the late Marion and Edna Carr Workman.

Gaynell Auten

Gaynell Auten, age 92, of Woodsfield, passed away April 3, 2015 at the Marietta Memorial Hospital.  She was born in Martins Ferry on January 21, 1923, a daughter of the late Melvin and Blanche Dieterich Deitch.

Janet Russell

Janet L. Russell, 51, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Thursday, April 2, 2015 at her home. She was born in Leemore, California on July 21, 1963, a daughter of Junior Lee Russell who survives of Woodsfield, Ohio and the late Helen Jane Powell Russell.

Ash's Bond Set at $1 Million

The arraignment hearing for Ralph A. Ash, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend Tracy Heskett, was held in the Monroe County Court of Common Pleas on March 24. During the hearing, Ash was notified of the prison time he could face if he is eventually found guilty of the crime, and his bond was set at $1 million.

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