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Antique Floors at Monroe County Courthouse to Have Sheen Restored PDF Print E-mail
Written by Darin Brown, General Manager   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:59 PM

Pictured is a test section of floor that is cleaned and waxed. The line between clean and dirty can be seen. Monroe County Commissioners had a light agenda for their July 21 regular session meeting. A motion was passed by commissioners to contract with One Source Cleaning Services of Hopewell, OH to strip, clean and wax the floors in the courthouse. The first, second and third floor atriums will be part of the massive cleaning effort to render clean the now dingy looking antique tile floors. The total cost of the project will be $3,858. The work will be done at night to avoid interruption of county business.

Meeting with commissioners was Monroe County Treasurer Judy Gramlich. Gramlich sought permission to digitize a portion of records at the cost of $6,500. The tax duplicates from 1996 to 2012 will be digitized as part of the upcoming project. The company completing the task has also recently worked with the Recorder’s Office and the Probate Court. 

AEP Ohio, Buckeye Power, Washington Electric Reach Agreement For Transmission Improvement PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:58 PM

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), Buckeye Power and Washington Electric Cooperative have reached an agreement to improve electric service reliability in the Marietta and surrounding area.

The Marietta Area Transmission Improvement Project will be an approximate $110 million investment by AEP Ohio Transmission Company in southeastern Ohio. The project includes replacing and upgrading aging electrical equipment in Marietta and parts of Washington, Monroe and Noble counties. Construction on the project is expected to begin this fall and continue through 2022.

“This investment demonstrates the long-term commitment of AEP Ohio in southeastern Ohio,” said Pablo Vegas, AEP Ohio President and Chief Operating Officer. “Upgrading our transmission system is essential to ensure that we will continue to provide reliable power to households, businesses and industries in our area – not just tomorrow but far into the future.”

Sons and Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen to Celebrate 75 Years PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:57 PM

The Sons & Daughters of Pioneer Rivermen, (S&D) a nationally known historic preservation and magazine publishing organization will be celebrating its 75th anniversary.  To celebrate the historic organization’s milestone, several events will be held during the September 12 and 13 weekend for its members in Marietta and Clarington, Ohio.

Members and guests of S&D will attend a Friday evening social at the Ohio River Museum and tour the recently returned and renovated W.P. Snyder, Jr. steam towboat – the last of its kind in the United States.  Guests will have a chance to board the vessel during the event and take in the latest exhibit to be installed in the museum featuring an extensive collection of photographs by famed photographer Thornton Barrett.

On Saturday afternoon, the Ohio Valley River Museum in Clarington will host the organization’s members and invited guests at a catered white tent luncheon overlooking the Ohio River at the home of Sonja Taylor and Lou Lemmon. Clarington has deep roots within the organization as the hometown of its main founders, including J. Mack Gamble, Elizabeth Litton, and Robert Thomas.  Guests will be bused by motor coach from the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta to the venue.  Prior to the luncheon, a tour of the river museum and Hannibal Locks and Dam will be enjoyed. 

Barnesville Livestock 7/19/14 Results PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:57 PM

July 19  Total Head 171

Cattle 115 hd.; fats 0 hd.;  cows 30 hd; good $95-120; medium $75-94.75; thin $74.75 & down; baby calves 2 hd BH $50; WT $270; cow/calf pairs (1) BH $1150; bred cows (3) BH $ 1075-1470; bulls (6) hd WT $87.50-1365.

Feeders steers/bulls 53 hd.; med. 1 & 2  200-299 (5) $240-290; 300-399 (5) $226-260; 400-499 (7) $235-262.50; 500-599 (8) $175-237.50; 600-699 (7) $175-220; 700-799 (5) $188-200; 800-up (7) $123-152.; Holsteins (9) $67-140

Feeders med 1 & 2 heifers 18 hd; 200-299 (4) $172.50-245; 300-399 (3) $207.50-245;  400-499 (2) $110-155; 500-599 (3) $160-230; 600-699 (2) $142-175; 700-799 (3) $130-175; 800-up (1) $130.

Muskingum Livestock 7/16/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:56 PM

July 16

Total Head 1000 Fed cattle 204; choice steers $153-168; good steers $152 & down; holstein steers $128.50-136.50; choice heifers $152-169; good heifers $151 & down;  205 commercial cows  $98-140; canners and cutters $97 & down; 38 butcher bulls $110-156; bred cows & C/C pairs: 4 cows & cow/calf pair BH $1410-1675; feeder cattle 306; stocker steer & bull calves $160-300; stocker steer yearlings $115-230; holstein stocker steers $85-164;    stocker heifer calves $120-252; stocker heifer yearlings $105-216; calves 9; baby calves $462 & down; hogs  48; best barrows and gilts $95; heavier and lighter weights $91-93; sows $60-84; boars $73; feeder pigs by weight $80-125.

History of OSU Extension PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:48 PM

While we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act nationwide, the history of extension in Ohio begins a decade before 1914.

In 1905, A.B. Graham was named superintendent of agricultural extension at Ohio State, the first position of its kind in the U. S. Graham started boys’ and girls’ clubs in 1903 in Clark County that later became known as 4-H clubs. In the early 1920s, what became known as the “Agriculture Extension Service,” provided services in home economics and agriculture across the state with funds provided by the Capper-Ketcham Act.

During the Great Depression, the “Agriculture Extension Service” helped carry out New Deal programs and continued to work with farmers and 4-H members across the state to increase food production during World War II. In 1957, the first rural development agent, Howard Philips, was hired in Monroe County. 1962 saw the beginning of a pesticide education program and the first Farm Science Review that continues to exhibit the latest advancements in agricultural science and technology.

Beallsville Remembers All Who Gave Poker Run Events Scheduled for Friday and Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:35 PM

This weekend, Beallsville will be the scene of events designed to honor local veterans. The Beallsville Remembers All Who Gave Poker Run will be held Sat., July 26, while fundraising events will also take place on Fri., July 25. The proceeds from the event will help local veterans with medical bills and other financial hardships.

Events will begin on Friday with a square dance held at the Beallsville American Legion Post 768 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. Providing the music for the kick off to the 11th annual poker run will be the Deep Down Country band. 

MC Players Event Scheduled PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:25 PM

The MC Players will present “Who Murdered Who?” by Millard Crosby (with special arrangement by Samuel French, Inc.) on July 25 and 26 at the Henry Coulson building, Monroe County Fairgrounds. The July 25 show will feature a spaghetti dinner, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. with performance following at 7:00 p.m. The July 26 show will be a matinee only beginning at 2 p.m.

Senior Nutrition Menu 7/28/14-8/1/14 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:24 PM

The senior menu for the week of July 28 - Aug 1

Mon. - Tahitian Pork, Au Gratin potatoes, carrot coins, m. oranges/jello, dinner roll.

Tue. - Sloppy joe, lima beans, tomato juice, peaches, cookie, bread.

Wed. - Chicken cobb salad with egg, lettuce tom, onion, peas and bleu cheese, melon cup, brownie.

Swazey Road is Example of Oil and Gas Boom's Impact on Local Roads PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 3:15 PM

After falling into disrepair, Swazey Rd. is being paved by five separate oil and gas companies in accordance with road usage maintenance agreements. Swazey Road in Franklin Township and Seneca Township is a prime example of the impact of oil and gas traffic on the county’s roads. The road, which is one of the most traveled by the industry in the county, had fallen in disrepair recently leading to complaints by residents to the County Engineer’s Office and the County Commissioners.  After cooperation between several oil and gas companies and the county, the problem is being alleviated.  The road is currently being paved after surface preparation was done last week.

Swazey Rd. could be considered one of the centers of the oil and gas industry in the county. Five separate companies (Blue Racer Midstream, Mark West Energy, Antero Resources, Hall Drilling, and Eclipse Resources) signed road usage maintenance agreements on the road. On top of that, Christman Quarry, which has received a boom due to the oil and gas activity in the county, is located on the road.