Rose Arend, left, paints 11-year-old Kaleigh Safreed’s face during Hoops for the heart Saturday, Feb. 25 at Woodsfield Elementary School. The fourth annual event raises awareness for heart health.

Tari Lohrey remembered the day her son Bryn came home and said, “Mom, I’m going to be a fireman.”

“He wasn’t afraid of anything,” Tari Lohrey said. “He (worked) a lot of accidents. He was willing to tackle anything. He loved to help people.”

County officials got a preview of a pontential all-call system, Everbridge, Monday, Feb. 27 at the Monroe County EMA Office. Pictured above, Robin Groves, of the Monroe County Health Department and EMA Coordinator Phil Keevert see how the system can be operated.

Monroe County officials sat in on a conference call and online demonstration Monday, Feb. 27 for a potential replacement for the county’s all-call system.

The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member Friday, Feb. 24, as Brice Safreed joined the group.

A Monroe County native, Safreed plans to begin operating an insurance agency in the Woodsfield area within the next year.

Rose Arend, left, paints 11-year-old Kaleigh Safreed’s face during Hoops for the heart Saturday, Feb. 25 at Woodsfield Elementary School. The fourth annual event raises awareness for heart health.
County officials got a preview of a pontential all-call system, Everbridge, Monday, Feb. 27 at the Monroe County EMA Office. Pictured above, Robin Groves, of the Monroe County Health Department and EMA Coordinator Phil Keevert see how the system can be operated.

Public Notices 2/23/17

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

REICH UNIT

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will hold the following public hearing regarding the Antero Resources Corporation for Unit Operation of the Reich Unit pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Section 1509.28:

Reunions 2/23/17

Attention Skyvue Class of 1977: There will be a 40th year reunion planning get together at Buenos Amigos Restaurant in Woodsfield on March 26 at 2:30 p.m. All ‘77 classmates are welcome to come and share their ideas or just enjoy some time with old friends.

Meeting Dates 2/23/17

An Educational Community Event will be hosted by White Law Office, Co. for Monroe County landowners at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the Moorefield Township Community Hall. The purpose of the event will be to help area landowners understand the short- and long-term implications of selling their mineral rights.

Cynthia Marie Cain

Cynthia Marie Cain, age 67, of Sardis, died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at OVMC Medical Center, Wheeling, West Virginia.

She was born Sept. 15, 1949, in New Martinsville, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Roy and Wilma Tuttle Riggenbach.

She was a member of the Duffy Church of God.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joanie Fletcher.

George Stephen Foutty

George Stephen Foutty, 72, of New Matamoras, went home Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, while surrounded by his family at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

George was born Nov. 10, 1944, at Sistersville, West Virginia, son of the late George A. and Jeanette (Smittle) Foutty.

Lewis Gene Lively

Lewis Gene Lively, age 82, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Reynolds Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 20, 1934, the son of Lawrence and Myrtle Vanness Lively.

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River coach Rick Isaly knew something had to change after the first quarter of his team’s sectional game against Beallsville Thursday, Feb. 23.

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