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.

Switzer News 11/23/17

Lena Fankhauser and Dian Wetzel went to a baby shower for Morgan Fankhauser Kahl. It was held at the Mellott Memorial Library meeting room in Bellaire. Many family members and friends were there for the celebration.

Caregiver’s Corner 11/23/17

November is Caregiver Awareness Month. Many of us know someone who is providing daily care for a parent, spouse, sibling, or developmentally disabled individual. As we watch these caregivers in their tireless efforts we wonder how we can provide help in however small and meaningful a way.

Monroe County Delinquent Land Tax Notice

The Lands, Lots, and Parts of Lots returned delinquent by the Treasurer of Monroe County for the Tax Year 2016, with the Taxes, Assessments, and Penalties charged thereupon agreeably to law, are contained and described in the following list, viz.: (Note: If a taxpayer has entered an installment-payment plan, that person’s name on the list is given an aste

Meeting Dates 11/23/17

Park Board of Monroe County will meet at 4 p.m. on Dec. 5 at the Monroe County Park District Office.

 

Bethel Township Trustees will have their next regular meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Townhouse.

Chris Mowery, a youth pastor from the Youngstown area, shares the story of Rachel Scott, a young woman who died in the Columbine school shooting, with Monroe Central High School students Wednesday, Nov. 16.

Columbine victim’s legacy challenges county students to rise above hate

A legacy of compassion and kindness that rose from the ashes and lives on in the wake of the worst high school shooting in history, Rachel’s Challenge left an indelible mark on many Monroe Central High School students in a heart-wrenching video and presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 15 with hopes of improving school conduct and morale.

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