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Keeping up with the Joneses may prove itself not to be just another outdated cliché.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

~ Nancy bertram radon ~

Nancy Bertram Radon, age 83, of Lewisville, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Arbors at Woodsfield.   She was born in Woodsfield December 20, 1934, a daughter of the late William J. Bertram and Lauretta Shaffer Bertram.

~ becky f. waltz ~

Becky F. Waltz, age 54, of Beallsville, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at Barnesville Hospital.  She was born in Wadsworth April 3, 1964, a daughter of Ruby Waltz and the late Glenn Waltz.

She was a member of the Wildlife Federation, loved animals and was a first-class mom. 

~ jessie l. snyder ~

Jessie L. Snyder, 97, a resident of the Monroe County Care Center in Woodsfield and formerly of Canton, Ohio died Sunday, June 17, 2018 in Barnesville Hospital. She was born May 31, 1921 near Beallsville, a daughter of the late Bert and Nancy Gates Fraley. Jessie loved playing Bingo and Dominoes.

Public Notices 6/28/18

INVITATION TO BID

The Monroe County Junior Fair Livestock Sale Committee is accepting bids for the construction of restrooms inside the Show Barn at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Specifications for the project may be obtained by contacting OSU Extension, 101 North Main Street, Monroe County Courthouse, Room 17, Woodsfield, OH 43793. 

Meeting Dates 6/28/18

Belmont College will hold its monthly Board of Trustees meeting Thursday, June 28 in Monroe County at First United Methodist Church of Christ in Woodsfield. The board workshop will start at 5 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6 p.m. 

 

Your Right to Know 6/28/18

REAL ESTATE

Carey N. Bott, Rebecca S. Bott to Jason D. Lemasters, Jill N. Lemasters, Center Township, 0.021 acres, Village of Woodsfield Part Outlot 221, warranty deed.

James E. Frank, Dorothy E. Frank to James E. Frank Co. Trustee, Dorothy E. Frank Co. Trustee, Frank Family Trust, Center Township, 8 acres, QC deed.

Jerry Haney, left, and Linda Haney, right, relax and reminisce in the living room of their historic bed and breakfast in Woodsfield. After 20 years of operation, the Haneys plan to close the Victorian Rose Bed and Breakfast in Woodsfield.
Jerry and Linda Haney stand in front of their home, Victorian Rose bed and breakfast in Woodsfield. The couple plans to close their doors to the public June 30.
Two chairs in the upstairs lounge at the Victorian Rose Bed and Breakfast in Woodsfield sit empty. Jerry and Linda Haney, owners of the bed and breakfast, will shut its doors June 30 after 20 years of operation.

‘Make yourself at home’

What’s a business owner to say when a client introduces a baggie of ashes she has just thrown down on the countertop as her mother-in-law?

That was not the first time Linda Haney (or her husband Jerry) of Woodsfield’s Victorian Rose Bed and Breakfast really had to think on her feet.

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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.

Local Columnists

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