Eleanor Alvarez, CEO of LeaderStat, right; Tim Schultz, interim administrator for the Monroe County Care Center, second from right; and Judy Vogel, staff clinical consultant, front left, answer questions from Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart, left, and local Ed Vargo, rear, about the financial expenditures associated with LeaderStat’s management of the Care Center facility in Woodsfield Monday, Aug. 6 during the Monroe County Commissioners’ meeting.

Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart brought her concerns about the money the county is spending at the Care Center to the Monroe County Commissioners’ meeting with management firm LeaderStat Monday, August 6.

Representing Congressman Bill Johnson, Kevin Smart, left, presents Curtis Overstreet of American Mud Works with a proclamation recognizing the company at the ribbon cutting of its Monroe County facility Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Industrial Park in Woodsfield.

John Miller, director of drilling fluid operations for American Mud Works’ new facility in Monroe County, got his start throwing 100-pound bags into a pit 18 hours a day.

The Monroe County Park Board Staff cut the ribbon for the installation of new restroom facilities in a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 4 at Stafford Park. The Park Board members compose the front row, from left to right: Mike Lloyd, Chairman of the Park Board; Irma Highman, Member; Lisa Habig, Secretary; Mark Gallagher, Park District Director; and Jim Heimann, Vice Chairman.

Local history enthusiast John Ogden, who spends much time retracing the steps of Monroe County citizens through the years, said that Stafford Park is a gem.

Eleanor Alvarez, CEO of LeaderStat, right; Tim Schultz, interim administrator for the Monroe County Care Center, second from right; and Judy Vogel, staff clinical consultant, front left, answer questions from Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart, left, and local Ed Vargo, rear, about the financial expenditures associated with LeaderStat’s management of the Care Center facility in Woodsfield Monday, Aug. 6 during the Monroe County Commissioners’ meeting.
Representing Congressman Bill Johnson, Kevin Smart, left, presents Curtis Overstreet of American Mud Works with a proclamation recognizing the company at the ribbon cutting of its Monroe County facility Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Industrial Park in Woodsfield.
The Monroe County Park Board Staff cut the ribbon for the installation of new restroom facilities in a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 4 at Stafford Park. The Park Board members compose the front row, from left to right: Mike Lloyd, Chairman of the Park Board; Irma Highman, Member; Lisa Habig, Secretary; Mark Gallagher, Park District Director; and Jim Heimann, Vice Chairman.

Bowling News 10/28/14

Princess League 10/28
Paulus Insurance                                  25.5-14.5
Watters Funeral Homes                       23.5-16.5
Riesbeck’s      21.5-18.5
Malaga BP            20-20
D & L Sales    17.5 - 22.5
BMW Farms          12-28
Top Bowlers:
Eleanor Leeper 192, Kathy McIntire 177, Donna Ullman 177,

Senator Gentile Receives Legislative Leadership Award For Education

    Senator Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) received the 2014 Ohio Educational Service Center Association’s Legislative Leadership Award for his dedication to strengthening Ohio’s education system. The award program, which began in 1985, recognizes outstanding ESC and school district board members, as well as elected officials.

OSU Extension: Staying Healthy During the Holidays

    Towards the end of the year, we really do celebrate a holiday “season” because we have holidays occurring right in a row from October to January.  Many of the holidays that take place at the end of the year have a heavy focus on food– especially high-calorie foods full of added sugars and rich in fat.   Holidays also bring many extra gatherings, social events, s

A Second Look 11-13-14

60 Years Ago - 1954
    Victor Arman, of Hannibal, has been named Managing Editor of the Wetzel Republican at New Martinsville.
    Several thousand people are expected in Woodsfield Thursday night to witness the giant parade which will be staged in observance of Veteran’s Day. Several bands will appear in the procession.

Brown's Beacon Beat 11-13-14

    Well, I don’t know about everyone else, but I sure am glad that election season is over. At the Beacon, it’s a case of good and bad. On one hand, it’s a lot of stress making sure everyone is treated equally and fairly. On the other hand, we sell more ads during that time. Not only that, but we have to stay really late on election night to send results.

Switzer News 11-13-14

    Lisa Datkuliak of Melbourne, FL and Steven Datkuliak of Gainesville, FL, grandchildren of Elmer and Elvira Datkuliak were in for a visit.  Also visiting with them were Ron, Karen and Levi Datkuliak and Reuben, Amy and Carma Datkuliak.  Lisa and Steven then went to Pittsburgh, PA where they attended a Penguins game ant then visited with their Uncle Walter Bean be

My Train of Thoughts 11-13-14

    I was thinking that I’d better get this train back on track unless I want to be side railed and lose track of you guys ‘til it gets to be a habit. Ain’t no way I can allow me to let that happen. I enjoy this moment with all the folks I’ve met and the many that I bump into here, there and yonder.

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Some little bees from K. Lynn Dance Studio buzz their way past the Lewisville Community Center during the annual Lewisville Carnival Parade Saturday, Aug. 4., Alex Stephen of Stephen’s Towing passes out some candy during the annual parade Saturday, Aug. 4 in Lewisville. , The Lewisville Volunteer Fire Department brings one of their trucks through the parade route Saturday, Aug. 4 during the annual Lewisville Carnival., Daniel Weber putts through the parade on his tractor Saturday, Aug. 4 during the Lewisville Carnival., Lori Biedenbach hands out candy from Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department’s Engine 42 during the Lewisville Carnival Parade Saturday, Aug. 4 in Lewisville., Monroe County Commissioner Mick Schumacher passes out candy during the annual parade Saturday, Aug. 4 in Lewisville.

The annual Lewisville Carnival was held Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Community Center in Lewisville.

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Evening along the Ohio River bank July 28 at Fly provided the perfect atmosphere for the Monroe Theatre Committee’s showing of the 1954 classic “Creature from the Black