Three years ago, students walked into the brand new Beallsville High School, which opened as part of an $88 million taxpayer-funded building construction program for the Switzerland of Ohio School District. On Friday, Switzerland Superintendent John Hall said the financially strapped district - consisting of 546 predominantly rural square miles - can no longer afford to house the high school students in the Beallsville building that opened in 2012, and is recommending the school close at the end of this year.


A crowd of about 20 people gathered Saturday afternoon in the Armstrong Building at the Wayne County Fairgrounds to hear a team of attorneys from Columbus talk about the ET Rover natural gas pipeline and compensation for affected landowners. The ET Rover pipeline will be the biggest pipeline project ever laid in Ohio, and 650 miles of its total 830 miles will be in Ohio.