Monroe County Commissioner Mick Schumacher, left, points out the debris in a creek along Duffy Run Road to Kevin Smart, representing U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson’s office. Schumacher invited Smart to the area to allow him to see firsthand the damage recent storms have created on the road, including the collapsed gabion baskets that can be seen lining the right side of the creek.

Heavy rains are an inconvenience to most Monroe County residents.

For those who live on Duffy Run Road, heavy rains are proving to be a nightmare.

Stability is something that has been lacking in the administrative positions at several buildings in the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District.

The Beallsville Campus, for example, has had three different principals in the past three years.

Larissa Jones shows off a jellyfish-styled air plant arrangement at Malaga Garden Center Friday, July 13. Malaga Greenhouse’s successor will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 21.

Keeping up with the Joneses may prove itself not to be just another outdated cliché.

Josh and Larissa Jones had been looking for something to supplement their income and allow them to move back to Monroe County after 15 years of living in Cleveland grew old.

Monroe County Commissioner Mick Schumacher, left, points out the debris in a creek along Duffy Run Road to Kevin Smart, representing U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson’s office. Schumacher invited Smart to the area to allow him to see firsthand the damage recent storms have created on the road, including the collapsed gabion baskets that can be seen lining the right side of the creek.
Larissa Jones shows off a jellyfish-styled air plant arrangement at Malaga Garden Center Friday, July 13. Malaga Greenhouse’s successor will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 21.

Rinard Mills 12/4/14

December 6 is St. Nicholas Day, a fourth century bishop of Asia Minor, the basis for Santa Claus (from a Hallmark ornament).

Busy Bee says, “Good luck everyone! This year December has 5 Mondays, 5 Tuesdays and 5 Wednesdays, This is called money bags. So share it.” Based on Chinese Feng Shui.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 12/4/14

 Due to some tree trimming along my bumpy road this week, the newspaper ads for Black Friday Sales did not arrive at my house until Saturday.  Several of the larger stores opened on Thanksgiving Day for an early start.  My family decided against doing any shopping on Thursday because there were just too many good things to eat at Mom’s house.  Don’t get me wrong; I

Powhatan Elementary School Staff Serves Thanksgiving Meal to Students

The staff at Powhatan Elementary recently served a Thanksgiving meal for the students at the school.  This event was organized by the teachers and everybody took part by bringing something in for the students to eat.  The students were served turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, homemade bread, pie, and other desserts.  The stud

Bridget Kuhn

Bridget Dawn Kuhn, 6, of Beallsville died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia.  She was born August 22, 2008 in Marietta, Ohio. Bridget was a Kindergarten student at Beallsville Elementary.  

Dorothy Kenney

Dorothy Louise Kenney, 93 of Middleport, Ohio passed away on November 25, 2014 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital.  She was born on July 10, 1921 in Wheeling, WV, to the the late John and Pearl (Fordyce) Otto.  

Mary Burnett

Mary Elisabeth Burnett, age 46, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Wednesday  November 26, 2014 at her home.  She was born May 17, 1968 at Huntington, West Virginia a daughter of the late Paul Brumfield and Patricia Honaker Brumfield Hitchcock.

 She was a former manager of SOMA in Woodsfield, a homemaker and loving mother.

Carolyn Hamrick

Carolyn G. Hamrick, 78, of Clarington, died November 27, 2014 at home. She was born December 18, 1935 in Springhill, WV, the daughter of the late Stephen and Pearl Osbourne Gray.

Carolyn was a homemaker and a Methodist by faith.

Earl Kuhn

Earl S. “Hank” Kuhn, 66, of Graysville, passed away November 23, 2014 near Marr. He was born at Marietta, Ohio on October 15, 1948, a son of the late Clarence “Toad” and Iola “Debbie” Johnson Kuhn.

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From left to right, Annalisa, Audrey and Ariel Isaacs hang out on their couch July 12. The triplets will celebrate their 10th birthday on July 25., From, left to right, Annalisa, Ariel and Audrey Isaacs pose behind themselves in a picture taken when they were a year old and in front of their mother Amanda Isaacs at their Woodsfield home.

Out of 4.25 million US births in 2008, 5,877 sets of triplets were born. One of those was right here in Monroe County.

Sports

Pictured are the tournament winning River Lady Pilots. Front row, from left to right: Katie Straub, Allison Bennett, Morgan Mahoney, Candace Caldwell and Macey Ladyga. Second row: Lindsey Huffman, Emily Taylor, Hailey Nevins, Myla Ivey and Cortny Sapp. Not pictured: Lauren Flannery.

The River volleyball team recently competed in the 14th annual Paden City Stars & Spikes Volleyball Tournament Saturday, June 30 at Paden City.

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While researching an ancestor, I found a note identifying her as one of the “stolen children of Scotland.” These were children who were kidnapped from Scotland and sold