“You served with my father in World War II,” Mayor Michael Cox says to Herman Zerger Monday, Sept. 17 during Woodsfield Village Council’s regular meeting. Cox and council recognized Zerger during their meeting.

In June of 1942, at only 18 years of age, Woodsfield’s American patriot Herman Zerger enlisted in the U.S. Army.

Zerger did this to serve his country and he did so bravely and with honor.

Local students and parents speak with college and career representatives during the annual Career Fair Monday, Sept. 17 at Swiss Hills Career Center.

When Jeff Dunn arrived at Swiss Hills Career Center’s annual Career Fair Monday, Sept. 17, he didn’t even have a business card.

Violet Marley, left, shares a moment with Westwood Place resident Norma Eztkorn. Marley regularly volunteers at the facility, spreading joy to the residents.

When Norma Eztkorn first came to live at Westwood Place, she couldn’t talk.

“You served with my father in World War II,” Mayor Michael Cox says to Herman Zerger Monday, Sept. 17 during Woodsfield Village Council’s regular meeting. Cox and council recognized Zerger during their meeting.
Local students and parents speak with college and career representatives during the annual Career Fair Monday, Sept. 17 at Swiss Hills Career Center.
Violet Marley, left, shares a moment with Westwood Place resident Norma Eztkorn. Marley regularly volunteers at the facility, spreading joy to the residents.

Muskingum Livestock 4/2/15 Results

March 25  Total Head 1090 Fed cattle 166; choice steers $155-168; good steers $154 & down; holstein steers $130-154; choice heifers $154-169.50;  good heifers $153 & down;  165 commercial cows  $105-154; canners and cutters $104 & down; 27 butcher bulls $107-140; bred cows & C/C pairs: 25 cows & cow/calf pair BH $1050-2250; feeder cattle 538; sto

National Medal of Honor Day Recognized Locally

The first National Medal of Honor Day was held on March 25, 1991 after it was established by then President George H.W. Bush. Since that time, the day celebrating the highest honor an American soldier can earn has gotten little attention, nationally or locally.. The Woodsfield VFW #5303 and the Woodsfield American Legion Post #87 are trying to change that. 

Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Dinner

The adopted slogan of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce over the last two years has been “Making a difference in Monroe County.” That slogan was in full force during the group’s annual dinner on March 27 as two county residents were honored as “Citizens of the Year” and another business leader received the “Making a Difference” award.  

Three Principal Positions Filled; BHS Discussion Leads to Statement by Superintendent

Hired during the March 19 Switzerland of Ohio Local School District [SOLSD] Board of Education meeting at River High School were three building principals for the 2015-16 school year. Current Powhatan Elementary Principal Casey Tolzda will be reassigned, while new hires include Josh Ischy and Bob Medlyn. 

Muskingum Livestock 3/18/15 Results

March 18  Total Head 1175 Fed cattle 169; choice steers $155-171; good steers $154 & down; choice heifers $154-170; good heifers $153 & down;  174 commercial cows  $105-151; canners and cutters $104 & down; 27 butcher bulls $93-140; bred cows & C/C pairs: 32 cows & cow/calf pair BH $825-2150; feeder cattle 626; stocker steer & bull calves $15

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News

Kayla Ruble addresses Woodsfield Village Council about her desire to improve holiday activities in the village during council’s regular meeting Monday, Sept. 17.

Kayla Ruble grew up in Monroe County.

She’s seen things change over the years – in many ways not for the better.

Sports

Lance LaFollette may have been the week’s final qualifier, but that didn’t stop him as he won the $100 first-place prize in this week’s Weekly Match Game Tournament Thu

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