Matthew Brake, right, engineer for Swiss Valley Associates, shows the Monroe County Commissioners the updated drawings for the Monroe County Animal Shelter during the commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, Oct. 15.

The drawings for the new Monroe County Dog Pound are close to being done. 

Matthew Brake, engineer at Swiss Valley Associates, is ready to move forward, to seek bids and apply for permits.

Mechanics inspect a plow truck at the temporary Ohio Department of Transportation garage in Woodsfield Friday, Oct. 12 during ODOT’s Winter Readiness Event.

Snow and ice will be here sooner than we’d like to think and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) wants to make sure it is ready to keep state routes cleared in Monroe County.

Bob Tschappat, right, of The Health Plan guides Monroe County employees through a variety of options they will have to consider in an attempt to lower the cost of their health insurance at the Monroe County Commissioners’ Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting.

Monroe County employees and the county could soon be paying up to 50 percent higher health insurance fees if the current plan is renewed under the same terms for 2019.

Matthew Brake, right, engineer for Swiss Valley Associates, shows the Monroe County Commissioners the updated drawings for the Monroe County Animal Shelter during the commissioners’ regular meeting Monday, Oct. 15.
Mechanics inspect a plow truck at the temporary Ohio Department of Transportation garage in Woodsfield Friday, Oct. 12 during ODOT’s Winter Readiness Event.
Bob Tschappat, right, of The Health Plan guides Monroe County employees through a variety of options they will have to consider in an attempt to lower the cost of their health insurance at the Monroe County Commissioners’ Tuesday, Oct. 9 meeting.

Meeting Dates 10/11/18

The Buckeye Hills Regional Council will hold a meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 11 at 1400 Pike Street, Marietta, Ohio. The public is invited to attend and give input into the 2019-2022 Strategic Area Plan to address needs and concerns of the region’s aging population.

 

Public Notices 10/11/18

PUBLIC NOTICE

The National Lime and Stone Company (P.O. Box 120, Findlay, OH 45839) has submitted a Surface Industrial Mineral Mining Permit Application OA# 10561 to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management.

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John and Bess Lusk are the owners of Whispering Ridge Tree Farm, which was recently named the 2018 Ohio Tree Farm of the Year. Whispering Ridge Tree Farm is located in Monroe County in eastern Ohio, and people are invited to attend a public field day at their farm from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.

Whispering Ridge Tree Farm, located in Monroe County and owned by John and Bess Lusk, has been named the 2018 Ohio Tree Farm of the Year by the Ohio Tree Farm Committee

Sports

Wyatt Brown charges through the Conotton Valley defense during the first quarter of the Blue Devil’s battle with the Rockets Friday, Oct. 12 at Beallsville., A host of Beallsville defenders turn back a Conotton Valley runner Friday, Oct. 12 at the Blue Devils hosted the Rockets.

Beallsville gave itself a chance to pick up its second win of the season Friday, Oct. 12 when it hosted Conotton Valley.

Local Columnists

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