OVCCU To Host Health Fair
The Ohio Valley Commun-ity Credit Union invites the public to a
Medical Services Health Fair set for Wednesday, July 28 at
Clarington Fire Hall, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and at Woodsfield EMS
Building, 1 to 4 p.m.
Attend and get medical information and medical services such as
blood pressure check, cholesterol screening, bone density
testing and much more. Many different vendors will be on site at
each location to provide valuable information, services and
For more information, call Robyn McGuire at 740-483-2279, Ext.
Removal Ongoing Throughout
Summer at RHS
by Taylor Abbott
Switzerland of Ohio Local School District will soon be seeing
new schools taking shape in the county according to officials.
Superintendent Larry Elliott gave updated reports on each
building site and where they are at in regards to the planned
Before renovations can fully begin at
High School, asbestos
removal must be completed. According to Elliott, removal of
asbestos at the school has begun. The project is expected to
encompass the remainder of the summer and should be completed
before the new school year begins in late August.
At the Monroe Central and Woodsfield Elementary building sites,
ground has begun. Bids are currently open for contractors
wishing to win the combined project. Construc-tion of the new
buildings is expected to begin in the fall of this year.
Skyvue’s site has undergone several soil borings with several
more likely to be conducted. At this time, it is unknown where
the new facility will be located.
Bids for Beallsville’s combined K-12 complex were opened June 29
at Woodsfield Elementary. During the July 8 school board
meeting, board members voted to reject the general trades,
flooring, and plumbing bids. Elliott said that the project is
currently in the process of being rebid.
Soil borings have recently been completed for the new Powhatan Elementary school
site, which overlooks Captina Creek and the village. The results
of the tests will be returned in a few weeks. The site,
according to officials, is “excellent.”
Following Elliott’s report, the board voted on the following
• Approved a cooperative agreement with
Univer-sity Eastern to provide for field-based experience for
• Approved revised family and consumer sciences course of study.
• Approved New York
trip for talented and gifted students for Summer 2011.
• Student injury report form approved.
• Approved student authorization for possession and use of
Epinephrine Auto injector.
• Approved an intra/interdistrict open enrollment for the
2010-2011 school year.
• Approved class intent form for
High School’s Class of
• Approved an agreement for physical therapy services with
Southeast Ohio Rehab for Aug. 1 2010 to Aug. 1 2011.
• Approved post secondary transportation costs for Cory Eby and
Sara Lucas, per state guidelines.
• Approved recommendation for bakery and dairy items.
• Approved recommendation for tires and transportation
• Approved STAR reading for the district at $9,836.31.
• Approved a service contract with Dana Detling as OIP
Coordinator for 2010-2011 school year. Cost to be paid ARRA, 50
days, $250 per day.
• Approved Reading Counts Program for 2010-2011 year.
• Approved PSI Associates Inc. - PSI affiliates for St.
Sylvester. Cost to be paid through auxiliary services.
• Approved Ohio School Compensation 2011 workers compensation
group rating program at a cost of $2,630.
During the meeting, school board officials voted to accept
letters recognizing two Beallsville High School teachers.
Leighann Oldfield and Kellie Fry were chosen as two of only 189
teachers throughout AEP Ohio’s 63-county service area to teach
the e3SMART program. In AEP’s letter to Elliott it says, “Please
accept our appreciation for the work of your teachers in a
groundbreaking energy efficiency program.”
Both Oldfield and Fry attended a day of training to learn about
e3SMART and qualified for over $2,000 in science equipment,
supplies, and materials provided under the program for use with
students and their families.
“Leighann and Kellie are commended for taking the initiative to
benefit Beallsville High School
students and their families with this AEP Ohio gridSMART
The following individuals are classified bus drivers: Missy
Alleman, Michael Bass, Ted Bier, Homer Blair, Rebecca Blair,
Susie Blair, Amy Brown, Sue Brown, Jason Clutter, Cheryl Cole,
Linda Crumm, Steve Devier, Vickie Dillon, Lori Gardner, Don
Gehrig, George Hammond, Debora Hendershot, Judy Hercher, Cindy
Huffman, Rhea Hupp, Keith Jones, Tina Jones, Mike Kanzigg, Dale
Kilburn, Bob May, Jeannie McPeek, Herman Mellott, Kelly Merideth,
Deb Palmer, Marcy Pandy, Mike Pittman, Bonnie Reed, Gail Rush,
Robin Schuler, Charlotte Simpkins, Jim Smithberger, Drew
Stephen, Mark Stephen, Betty Stimpert, Pam Susac and Linda
Substitute drivers: John Ackerman, Steve Adams, Terry Baker,
James Barker, Dave Boughner, Dan Christman, Paul Dietrich, Bob
Dougherty, Linda Fuchs, Larry Gardner, George Jonathan, Kathy
Hoover, Cindy Jennewein, Paul Kanzigg, Bruce Krieg, Rick Kuhn,
Neal Mahoney, Mikel Mellott, Marcy Merideth, Delmas McVay, Roger
Pittman, Matt Potts, Michael Roberts, Barb Schmidt, Andy
Schumacher, Randy Smith, Warren Whittaker, and Terry Winter.
Van Drivers: Pat Hartley, Frank Hoyt, Rick Isaly, Marcy Merideth,
and Sharon Singleton.
The Monroe County Historical Society received several pieces of
World War II memorabilia from Barbara Ward, seated holding her
first husband Frederick Lee Garrett’s picture. Also shown are
Barbara’s grandson Nathan Garrett Rutkowski and Anna Hinderlong,
Fred Garrett’s sister. A number of the Garrett family and
friends enjoyed a luncheon July 14 at the museum.
Photo by Martha Ackerman
WWII Memorabilia Donated
by Martha Ackerman
World War II items belonging to the late Frederick “Fritz”
Garrett have been donated to the Monroe County Historical
Society for the Parry Museum.
Barbara Ward of Barnesville donated her late husband’s uniform
and other items to the museum. Garrett, the son of former
commissioner Charles and his wife Jesse Garrett, was a decorated
veteran who fought in the Battle
of the Bulge, received two Presiden-tial citations, a Purple
Heart, was one of the first groups to jump into
during the second world war and also served in
“Fred went into the service a happy, healthy 17-year-old and
came out at 22 with all kinds of afflictions,” said Barbara.
He served in the 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion. She noted
that Fred never talked about the war to her or their family.
Many years later, Barbara learned of some of the medical
problems he had faced–frozen feet, amputation and being
hospitalized in England and two
other hospitals. She told of the nightmares and the health
problems her late husband endured throughout his life. Barbara
said Fred worked at a dairy and in the oilfields. They moved to
where he worked at Timken for 36 years and also had a second job
during those years. “Nothing was too good for our children, then
our grandchildren,” she said.
It was love at first sight for Barbara. She was working at a
restaurant in Barnesville when she met Fred. He asked her for a
date and when she came home, she told her sister she had met the
man she was going to marry.
The couple has two sons Michael Meade Garrett and Charles Arthur
Garrett. Nine grandsons and five great-grandchildren complete
the family. Michael followed in his father’s footsteps and
served in the military as a paratrooper and a Green Beret.
The pride in her military family was evident when she said, “I
am so thoroughly disgusted by those who disrespect our country
and our flag,” said Barbara, a 30 year member of the Daughters
of the American Revolution.
Extension of BWP Discussed
At a meeting July 15 hosted by Team Monroe at the Black Walnut
Center, representatives from ODOT, including newly appointed
District 10 Director Karen Pawloski as well as the Monroe County
Commission-ers, County Auditor Pandora Neuhart, County Engineer
Lonnie Tustin, Woodsfield Village Administrator Rick Scheurman,
Misty Casto, Ex-ecutive Director of Buckeye Hills, Joel Kachel
from CDI, plus village council members, representatives from the
CIC and the Monroe County Cham-ber of Commerce were in
The subject matter discussed was a status report on the proposed
extension of the Black Walnut Parkway
to SR 800, to enhance commercial ingress and egress to the Commerce Park.
Joel Kachel confirmed that enhanced commercial ingress and
egress to the Park could benefit existing and potential tenants
of the park. In particular, local funding requirements for
utilization in applying for grant monies for the project were
addressed. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided that a
“partnership” format would be adopted whereas available county
entities (civic and government) would jointly donate to create a
fund. In particular, the County
acknowledged that they were receptive to “stepping up” to
research funding availability for the project. Ruth Work-man,
office manager for the Chamber of Commerce, advised the group
that the Chamber had voted to contribute $1,000 to the fund and
the CIC would be voting at their July 19 meeting on considering
the donation of $2,000. County Engineer Lonnie
stated his office will also donate to the fund. It was decided
that each group, plus some not represented at the meeting, would
be urged to place the proposal on their next scheduled meetings,
whereas each entity would determine:
• if they support the concept of contributing to the fund
• the amount they would be able to commit to the fund
Groups invited, but unable to attend the meeting, included the
SOLSD, Center Township Board of Trustees and the Monroe County
When further information is gathered, the commissioners will
establish a meeting date with various state and/or federal
government representatives to address the procedures of pursuing
funding availabilities for the project. It was decided that the
local meetings and the proposed meeting with the government
representatives should evolve by the middle of August.
Following the meeting, Commissioner Tim Price, Tom Scott, Team
Monroe Community Developer and Dan Greenlee, Co-Chair of the
Team Monroe Infrastructure Committee, joined ODOT Director
Pawloski and ODOT Planning & Program Administrator Debra Fought
on a tour of the Monroe
Museum in Clarington and the Artco
facility in Hannibal.
Celebrate Second Birthday ~
Audrey, Annalisa and Ariel will celebrate their second birthdays
on July 25 with a butterfly theme. The triplets are the
daughters of Amanda Isaacs of Fisher Hill Road,
Clarington. According to their mom, the three are doing great.
Now that they are getting older, it’s been a little easier
taking care of the three of them. They’re starting potty
training and beginning to put words together. They love to play
outdoors and are learning to take turns. Ariel runs on her tip
toes and none of them like wearing shoes. They each weigh about
30 pounds and like to run with their arms spread like wings.
Their favorite vegetables are carrots and green beans and Audrey
loves lasagna. They also enjoy books and Dora movies, especially
the one with the butterfly song. Happy Birthday, girls!
Photo by Martha Ackerman
Around the Burnside
One of life’s great mysteries is how a two pound box of candy
can make you gain five pounds.
If you are dissatisfied with your lot in life, build a service
station on it.
Summertime is kind of tough to think of something to write
about. I was really worried for awhile; we were in for a dry
spell. If so, our lawns would die and we would not need to mow
our lawns for awhile. Mother Nature came through and gave us
rain so now the lawns are green and growing so we can keep on
Well, the big JITH is over for another year. I expect I’ll watch
some of it but I don’t get too excited over it. In fact, I don’t
seem to get ecited over much of anything anymore. However, a lot
of people enjoy attending year after year and are not Rednecks.
Once in a while something happens to a friend that is rather
serious but it’s tough to keep from laughing. This friend put
his hearing aids on the table or stand, which I’ve done many
times, and the dog spotted them. The dog saw the aids and
thought they were a couple chunks of meat, so it ate them.
I’m no vet, but I assume the aids would pass through as I doubt
if even the largest dog could digest hearing aids. I kind of
think they wouldn’t work after they had completed the trip.
Can’t you just hear them at the repair shop when they ask,
“What’s wrong with them?”
You answer, “My dog ate them.” So be careful where you put your
hearing aids when there’s a dog around.
Do you realize, when a clock is hungry it goes back for seconds
or when fish are in schools they sometimes take debate?
It’s really good to have a neighbor who knocks on your door and
leaves you fresh fruit he has raised, red raspberries for
example. A basket of apples really hit the spot. We’ve only had
our kitchen stove a few years. I can’t remember it baking an
apple pie until a few days ago. I had forgotten how much I like
apple pie with a chunk of cheese melted on top.
Peaches the size of a softball, well maybe not that large but
bigger than a baseball. I challenge anyone to find something
that tastes better than a ripe peach. Even the little old common
peach. They were small and hung on to the seed but they were
good. We had a couple of trees out back and we found some good
peaches once in a while. I knew some who canned them.
Even a few apricots, I think they were, and they were good
Finally, I think I spotted them putting blacktop on the Dollar
General parking lot. I know this will make their customers
happy. I hope they get the work done on this side of the first
light before long. I really don’t mind waiting a few minutes to
I understand we will be voting on a school renewal levy. This is
one you enjoy voting for as it will not cost us any additional
money. We are paying it now; it’s just a matter of keep paying.
It’s our youth that need it.
We did have a bit of hot weather and I guess we will be in for
more hot weather. I was interested when one of the papers asked
some older folks how they kept cool when they were young. I
thought probably the best answer given was, “I went swimming
naked in the creek.” Any of you remember?
Actually, I do not remember the hot days when I was young. We
lived in a big old brick house that wasn’t all that bad except
it really got cold upstairs in the winter. Life went on
regardless of the weather. If you’ve never experienced something
you never miss it.
I suppose if our homes back then had been air conditioned folks
would have stayed inside, like most do today, and caught up on
the news with their cell phones.
Most sat on the front porch and got their news first hand. When
it cooled down it was time for bed.
As kids we were outside, not inside with technology. The window
down was the air condition in the car. Now I get something on
the internet telling me I might have problems if I don’t roll
the windows down until the conditioner is cooling or something
like that. Remember when you had to stick your arm out the car
window to let the car behind know what turn you planned to make?
Things change. Hoeing corn in the hot sun was no fun but you did
Just when you think you’ve seen everything, something new pops
up. On the news from JITH the other evening, a group from
was beating the heat. They covered the bed of their pick up
truck with a tarp and filled it with water. They had a swimming
pool on wheels. What will they come up with next? Who knows? Who
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you
realize you’re wrong.
Did you forget church Sunday?
ALFRED L. DOUGHERTY
Alfred L. Dougherty, 84,
2 Summit Court,
Caldwell, formerly of Lewisville, died June 29,
2010 at Summit Acres Nursing Home, Caldwell. He was born Dec.
18, 1924 near Woodsfield, a son of the late Albert and Rena
He was a retired oil and gas worker for the Hopewell Oil and Gas
Company and was also a retired dairy farmer. Alfred was a member
of the Church
of Christ where he
attended the Hines Chapel near
Lewisville, and the Graysville Church of
Christ. He was also a U.S. Army veteran of WWII where he served
in the 100 Division 397 Infantry and received a purple heart.
Surviving are his wife, Naomi Kirkbride Dougherty, whom he
married Nov. 2, 1946; a daughter, Joyce Johnson of
Caldwell; two sons, Mark (Carol)
Dougherty of Freeport, Robert (Twila) Dougherty of Lewisville;
two sisters-in-law, Virginia Dougherty, Vashti Griffin; 10
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
brother, Everett Dougherty; an infant great-grandson and a
special brother-in-law, Cecil Griffin.
Friends were received July 2 at Watters Funeral Home, Woodfield,
where funeral services were held July 3, with Frank Love
officiating. Burial followed in Friendship Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Apartments, 40 Summit Court, Caldwell,
HAROLD E. STOTTSBERRY
Harold E. Stottsberry, 80,
50240 Batesville Rd., Summerfield,
died July 14, 2010 at his home. He was born Dec. 14, 1929 near
Sarahsville, a son of the late Ray and Sadie Baker Stottsberry.
He was a retired employee of Dana Corp., Caldwell, with 42 years
of service; a former school bus driver for the
District with 21 years of service; a
U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War; a member of the American
Legion Post 415, Summer-field; a member of the N.F.O. and the
N.R.A. He enjoyed farming, his John Deere tractors and
especially his family, grandkids and friends.
Surviving are his wife, Pearl Warner Stottsberry, whom he
married Aug. 12, 1949; three daughters, Crystal (Gene) Duckworth
of Mineral Wells, W.Va., Jenny (Forrest) Thomas of Sarahsville,
Kelly Christmas of Summerfield; a son, Scott (Faye) Stottsberry
of Sarahsville; six brothers, Wayne Stottsberry of Byes-ville,
John Stottsberry of Caldwell, Arthur Stottsberry of Caldwell,
Charles Stottsberry of Caldwell, Larry Stottsberry of Warsaw,
Mike Stottsberry of Cambridge; six grandchildren; 12
great-grandchildren; two aunts and an uncle; and several nieces
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
brother, Cecil Stottsberry and a great-granddaughter, Hannah
Friends were received July 18 at Brubach-Watters Funeral Home,
Summerfield, where funeral services were held, with Rev. Bill
Pickenpaugh officiating. Burial followed in
with full military graveside services by the Noble County
H. ROSALIE SULSBERGER
H. Rosalie Sulsberger, 85, 50488 SR 145, Woodsfield,
died July 14, 2010 at Monroe
Woodsfield. She was born Sept. 5, 1924 in Barnesville, a
daughter of the late Albert Clarence and Mary Helen Hunkler
She was a former matron at the Monroe County Jail for over 30
years where her husband served as Monroe County Sheriff. She was
a Catholic by faith.
Surviving are two sons, Tom (Jane) Sulsberger of Cambridge,
Richard “Dick” (Karen) Sulsberger of Woodsfield; two daughters,
Susan (Mike) Murray of Grove City, Margie Hannahs of
Barnesville; seven grandchildren, Justin and Megan Sulsberger,
Abby (Bill) Roen, Ryan and Louie Sulsberger, Mike (Grace) Strahl,
Louie Han-nahs; and two great-grandchildren, Donovan Roen and
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her
husband, Francis L. “Tinker’ Sulsberger on Dec. 2, 2008; and a
sister, Mary Regina Hunter.
There was no visitation. Friends were received until memorial
service on July 17, with Rev. Frank Lehosky officiating.
Inurnment followed in Oaklawn Cemetery,
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tinker and Rosie Sulsberger
Law En-forcement Scholarship Fund, c/o Wes-Banco Bank, 101 N. Sycamore St., Woodsfield, Oh or to
the Monroe County Humane Society,
41383 Stonehouse Rd.,
Woodsfield, OH 43793.
Arrangements by Watters Funeral Home, Woodsfield.
Delbert Ellis Smithberger, 64, Woodsfield, died July
16, 2010 at Liza’s Place Valley Hospice
South Wheeling, W.Va. He was born May 26, 1946 in Woodsfield,
a son of the late Ellis and Virginia Miller Smithberger.
He was retired from Ormet Corp., Hannibal in the maintenance
department and was employed in the maintenance department at
Cabala’s Distribution Center.
He was also a U.S. Army veteran and a member of St. Sylvester
Surviving are his wife, Nancy Fetty Smithberger of Woodsfield;
three sons, David (Jana) Smithberger of Massil-lon, Daniel
(Kayla) Smithberger of St. Clairsville, Douglas Smithberger of
Woodsfield; a brother, Don-ald (Sherry) Smithberger of
Shadyside; two sisters, Mary (David) Tubaugh of Colum-bus, Susan
(Jerry) Cunion of Woodsfield; father and mother-in-law, Luther
and Ellen Fetty of Sardis; a granddaughter, Gracey Smithberg-er.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a
sister, Andrea Smithberger.
Friends were received July 20 at Bauer-Turner Funeral Home,
Woodsfield, Mass of Christian Burial will be held July 21, at
11:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Fulda, with Rev. Fr. Thomas Hamm
officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery..
Memorial contributions may be made to Liza’s Place Valley
Hospice Care Center South, c/o The Valley Hospice Foundation,
10686 SR 150, Rayland, OH 43943.
Condolences may be expressed at www.bauerturner.com.
DARRELL M. TURNER
Darrell M. “Spanky” Turner, 45, Barnesville, died July
8, 2010 at his home. He was born July 20, 1964 in Barnesville,
a son of Kenneth and Doris Turner of Barnesville.
He belonged to District 18 Operating Engineers, Friend-ship
Lodge #89 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, Aladdin
Shrine Columbus, Barnesville OES 206, BPOE 1699, Bethesda
Sportsman’s Club, and NRA.
In addition to his parents, surviving are a sister, Sheila
Turner of Barnesville; girlfriend, Debbie McClure of
Barnesville; and special grandma, Freda Duvall of Barnes-ville.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kennon and Lizzie
Caldwell and Edna Turner.
Friends were received July 11 at Campbell-Plumly-Mil-burn
Funeral Home, Barnes-ville, where services were held July 12,
with Rev. Richard Wilson and Rev. Richard Cox officiating.
Burial followed in
Cemetery. Masonic service
was held July 11 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Barnesville Hutton