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<Headlines & Obituaries for the Week of July
JFS Denies Charges of Sex
Discrimination by Agency Officials
by Arlean Selvy - Publisher
An unsigned, undated letter written on letterhead
indicating it came from the Columbus legal firm of Downes, Hurst &
Fishel was submitted to the board of county commissioners at its July 17
meeting. It was
brought to the board's attention by Vaughn Smith, director, Job and
Family Services. Mark Fishel is attorney for JFS.
The letter refers to an article in the June 8 issue of
the Beacon, Discrimination Charges Filed Against Job & Family Services.
The letter denies the claims mentioned in the article as well as
accusations about time-theft.
The June 8 article named the charge, filed by three JFS
employees, as "discrimination based on retaliation and sex."
In the letter, JFS denies receiving "documents from the
Ohio Civil Rights Commission on or about June 5."
According to the letter, "JFS management just received those documents
from the Ohio Civil Rights commission --- for the first time ---on July
Concern at Airport
Read more in the July 27
by Gwynn Clifford
The Monroe County Airport Authority met July 18 in part
to discuss a letter of service termination, from Air BP Aviation Services.
BP is the company that provides the airport's fuel.
The Airport Authority's newest member, Wayne Forshey, was
present as well as the new airport manager, David Board, who began his
official duties July 1.
According to the letter, technicians from Air BP
identified risks through annual on-site inspections dating back to 2002.
Discrepancies were identified that do not meet industry standards
established by the FAA, Fire Codes and the airline industry.
Pilots Impacted by Airport
Fuel Stoppage at County Facility
Wingett Run resident and licensed Mechanic Al
Paul of J&S Flying Service works on a Mooney airplane flown in from
Youngstown and valued at around $300,000 used and about half a million if
Photo by Gwynn Clifford
Read more in the July 27
A few local pilots attended the recent
Airport Authority meeting with an interest in finding out what will happen
with the airport's fuel supply. As reported, service termination from Air
BP Aviation Services, the company that provides the airport's fuel, is
looming July 30.
"I have been a pilot for nearly 25 years and have owned
a plane for over 20," said local resident and pilot Gary Cook. "It's
really a shame to see that the airport may lose its fuel supply. You would
have to fly 30-40 miles to get fuel. It's expensive enough to own and
maintain a plane and this is just not worth the hassle." Cook indicated
that he has used his Cessna 182 plane for community service on many
occasions including supporting emergency efforts during flooding, air
investigations and for rides at the county fair and Black Walnut Festival.
"There are eight or nine planes housed at the airport
and it's been a great place to be until all of these recent issues," Cook
Relay For Life Nets $51,000
The Dream Team turned "Platinum" at 2006
Monroe County Relay For Life, raising over $10,000 for the American Cancer
Society. Team members worked all year to earn the top level. Shown from
left, are: Roger Gilmore, Kathy Sulsberger, Charlene Goddard, Cheryl
Gilmore, Eva Starkey, Jane Yonaley, Debbie Hohn, Linda Holliday, Pat
McDougal, Charles Yonaley, Kelly Starkey, Sam Hammel, Connie Hammel, Paul
Durig. Not shown, Dean McDougal.
Photos by Martha Ackerman
Read more in the July 27
by Martha Ackerman - Staff Writer
According to Julie Ellenwood of the American Cancer
Society, it was another successful year for Monroe County's Relay for
Life which netted $51,000 this year.
Several hundred Monroe County residents were on hand
for the opening ceremonies for Monroe County's 2006 Relay For Life.
Hannibal resident Dennis Sawyers told of his six year journey through
continuing bouts with the dreaded disease. In 2003, the worst year, he
noted, Sawyers underwent surgery, 36 radiation treatments and
chemotherapy for colon cancer; 2004 brought more treatments and
medical retirement; 2005, the same; 2006 he continues his battle with
faith and determination.
"I'm thankful for the support of my wonderful wife, my
family and The Almighty, who have walked with me through it all." said
School District Income Tax Eyed
by Board of Education
By Arlean Selvy- Publisher
New lighting at Beallsville High School's athletic fields and an
earned income tax to place before voters were on the July 20 agenda
for the Switzerland of Ohio school board. Although no action was
taken, school board members acknowledged and will review a school
district income tax, which would generate over $1.8 million a year.
The tax could be placed on the November ballot if filed with the board
of elections by August 24. Collection would start in January.
According to discussion, the board is looking at a
one-percent tax on income earned by individuals residing in the
Switzerland of Ohio School District.
The tax would also apply to income earned on the estate
of a deceased person who resided in the district. (Except for income
taxes under the tax base created by H.B. 66.) The tax revenue would be
used for operational expenses. Kevin Robertson, district treasurer,
said the district is facing a deficit of $897,000 by May 2007.
(read the full obituary in the paper)
| Read more in the July 20
1948-July 19, 2006)
New Martinsville, WV)
1956-July 19, 2006)
Evelyn Grace Emigh, Sardis
1926-July 21, 2006)
Nellie B. Keylor, Caldwell
1914-July 22, 2006)
William Saffell, Jr.,
29, 1972-July 22, 2006)
Around the Burnside
By Denny Easterling, Lewisville
Riches won't help on the day of judgment, but right living is a
safeguard against death. Upright citizens bless a city and make it
prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.
I don't know why, but I enjoy reading the news of a
hundred years ago. Maybe just because I think some things are
interesting. At the Sallowville Market eggs were 15 cents and butter
12 cents. one ear of corn costs more than that today.
You won't read something like this in many papers
today. On the farm of Silas McLaughlin in Seneca Township is a Tetfsky
apple tree 96 inches in circumference, bearing a crown of over 42 feet
It is a prolific bearer, exceedingly early, hardy as a
crab and the fruit is of great beauty and excellent quality. I never
heard of this apple variety and didn't know crabs were hardy.
Some of you may have been students in this building.
The Board of Education contracted W.W. Patton for the erection of a
new school house for Woods-field at a cost of $12,459. The contract
for the heating and closet system was awarded to Bartlet Bros. of
Cleveland for $1161.64 making the total cost of $1614.64.
The building is to be completed by Oct. 1.
Finally, they had hot weather back then too. The hot
days are now here. If you need anything in summer goods it will pay
you to read Quick's ad this week. I'm not sure what apy means. Perhaps
it is a misprint and should be apt which means: exactly suitable or
So much for 100 years old news. I picked up a flyer the
other day of the Monroe County Fair to be held Aug. 21-26. I think we
all should remember it is a county fair and we all should support it.
In looking over the program, it seems they have planned
something for just about everyone. there is plenty of activity in the
entertainment tent for those who do not care for the grandstand shows.
In fact, I counted six special groups in the entertainment tent in the
late afternoon and evening plus Ricochet in front of the grandstand on
the 21st. The big Junior Fair Parade is at 6 p.m. Monday evening with
a rain date for Friday. I predict good weather the week of the fair
although I'm not always correct in predicting weather. Neither are the
Senior Citizens day is on Wed., Aug. 23. All the senior
citizens need to attend the fair on Senior Citizens Day - a big smile.
There are a number of interesting things planned for
Senior Citizens during the afternoon and evening starting at noon. All
that is needed is more of you Senior Citizens to participate it's time
to cut loose.
A husband/wife calling contest starts at noon. Callers
will be needed, if you can't take part, talk someone else into doing
it; no age limit.
A Story Telling contest at 1 p.m. would be very
interesting if there were more story tellers. We have hundreds or even
thousands of stories floating around the county that we would like to
hear, so join us with a story. Here again, no age limit.
The popular Euchre Tourna-ment at 1 p.m., Banjo and
Fiddle contest at 2 p.m., Happy Heart Singers at 3 p.m., Good Ole Boys
at 5 and 7 p.m. and the Long Reach Band at 6 and 8 p.m. A full day!
In addition to all of this the bang, bang shows
featuring trucks, tractors, and the like in front of
Why not plan now to attend the fair? We haven't
mentioned the displays, livestock and poultry judging and the work
completed by our youth, they need our support. Plan to attend and find
out I'm not kidding.
Well, the big Jamboree in the Hills is over and all
that was left was a mountain of trash and beer cans. A group from our
MACO Workshop helped clean up the mess on some of the hottest days
we've had this year. It's unbelievable what is left behind. Once again
I had a ringside seat to watch the Jamboree. In front of the TV with
the remote in my hand. Only one thing wrong. It seems like every year
they run an advertisement that just about drives me up the wall.
Doctor Z did it this year.
After being shipwrecked for three years on an island,
he was overjoyed to see a ship in the distance and a small boat coming
ashore. The naval officer handed him some newspapers and said, "The
captain suggested that you see what's going on in the world and see if
you want to be rescued."
Have you been down the hill out of Lewisville of late?
Are they really changing the lay of the land? It's really starting to
change things. It's tough to tell just what they are doing and how
things will shape up but I'm sure they know and will hit SR 78
somewhere down the hill. I'll miss seeing those orange barrels against
the guardrail. This was always a sign I was getting close to
The only person who makes a success in running other people
down is the elevator boy.
Why not try Church Sunday? There's nothing to lose.
Bible readings: (Mon.) I Corinthians 14:6-12; (Tues.) I Timothy
6:13-19; from I Corinthians (Wed.) 12:1-6; (Thurs.) 12:7-11; (Fri.)
12:12-30; (Sat.) 12:21-26; (Sun.) 12:27-31.