The financial woes of the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District (SOLSD) are widely known. Those woes could worsen if a tax levy, authorized by the Board of Education during its June 18 regular session meeting at Woodsfield Elementary, fails when brought before voters this November. 

The 2015 Woodsfield High and Monroe Central High Alumni Weekend was well-attended once again. Despite rain in the forecast, the parade on Friday night went on without a hitch, although the music afterwards was moved indoors. The dinner was forced to remain inside on Saturday due to pouring rain.

Amber Dawn Newlon, 25, of Duffy is facing even more charges after she was arraigned earlier this week. She is charged on several counts in the death of her infant child, who died June 8. 

OUE Announces Spring 2015 Dean's List

 The following students have been named to the Ohio University Dean’s List while attending classes at the Eastern Campus for the winter semester ending May 1, 2015.  Students earn their place on the Dean’s List by completing at least 15 credit hours during the semester, 12 of which must be hours attempted for letter grades, with a minimum grade point average 3.5 on

Jorris Graduates From OSU With Doctorate

The family of Nicholas Scott Jorris would like to announce his recent graduation from The Ohio State University.  Nicholas earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree on May 9, 2015 and was the recipient of the Benjamin Balshone Student Award.  He is also a 2010 graduate of Ohio University, Athens, OH and a 2006 graduate of Monroe Central High School.  He is employed with Ta

Youth Can Apply For Royalty Contest

The opportunity of a lifetime awaits local youth who apply to serve as Junior Fair Royalty. Applications to be the 2015 Monroe County Junior Fair King, Queen, Prince, or Princess are now available. Contestants must be a member of 4-H, FFA, FHA, Grange, Farm Bureau, Boy Scouts, or Girl Scouts. Youth between the ages of 14 and 19 (as of Jan.

MACO News 6/25/15

  Susan English and her husband Dale brought pizza for us at the Workshop. We enjoyed seeing them and eating pizza.

The Monroe Mavericks lost their basketball game against Guernsey County.

Mount Union Spring Dean's List

Alex Haney, Woodsfield, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester at the University of Mount Union.

To be eligible for Dean’s List, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours of traditionally graded coursework while achieving a grade point average of 3.550 or better with no grade below a B. 


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I’ve had conversations with people before about “first-world problems.” I’m not pretending to have coined that term, but I haven’t heard it a lot.