Santa Claus waves at the crowd on Main Street Saturday, Dec. 2 during the annual Christmas Parade in Woodsfield.

They are awful busy this year, but Santa and Mrs. Claus made time to come to Monroe County Saturday, Dec. 2 to help area residents get in the Christmas spirit during the annual Monroe County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Festival.

Steven Saines, second from left, presents the village of Woodsfield with an EPA endorsement during the Dec. 4 Woodsfield Village Council meeting. Accepting the award on behalf of the village are Woodsfield Mayor Michael Cox, left, Water and Wastewater Superintendent Paul Robison, second from right, and Village Administrator Rick Schuerman.

The Village of Woodsfield received a Certificate of Recognition from Director of Ohio EPA Craig Butler for participation in their Source Water Protection Plan during the Woodsfield Village Council meeting Dec. 4.

Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick, left, and the Monroe County Commissioners, from left to right, Mick Schumacher, Carl Davis and Tim Price discuss financial possibilities during her Dec. 4 meeting with the commissioners.

Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick met with the Monroe County Commissioners Monday, Dec. 4 regarding road repair access right of way agreements but spent the majority of the meeting trying to negotiate ways to keep the roads safe despite the lack of funding afforded by the new budget.

Santa Claus waves at the crowd on Main Street Saturday, Dec. 2 during the annual Christmas Parade in Woodsfield.
Steven Saines, second from left, presents the village of Woodsfield with an EPA endorsement during the Dec. 4 Woodsfield Village Council meeting. Accepting the award on behalf of the village are Woodsfield Mayor Michael Cox, left, Water and Wastewater Superintendent Paul Robison, second from right, and Village Administrator Rick Schuerman.
Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick, left, and the Monroe County Commissioners, from left to right, Mick Schumacher, Carl Davis and Tim Price discuss financial possibilities during her Dec. 4 meeting with the commissioners.

Economic Growth in County Celebrated at Rail Eight Opening

By Darin Brown. It is not often that a ribbon cutting is completed with the nose of a locomotive instead of a pair of scissors. But that was the sight at Hannibal Industrial Park on Wed., July 16 as the facility celebrated the installation of track eight. Awell-attended ceremony marked the occasion with more than 185 people attending, including Ohio Senator Lou Gentile; Ohio Representative Jack

Woodsfield PD Veteran of 23 Years Retires From Law Enforcement

By Darin Brown. It all started with the dreams of a teenage boy, and it culminated in a law enforcement career of 27 years. Recently retiring from law enforcement was Mike Young of the Woodsfield Police Department, a man who knew he would become a “cop” at the age of 13. “When I was 13 or 14, I saw the city police pull up to a house.

Superintendent’s Corner

By John Hall. Recently, my family just returned from our traditional summer vacation. We have been blessed to be able to travel and visit most all of the states in the Continental United States. Our trips generally are good times to renew and reenergize, as well as visit some historic sites. This summer’s trip was no exception.

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