The Monroe News reports Trendwell Energy Corp. notified landowners leasing property to the company for oil and gas production that due to "our exploration results to date and the low oil-price environment, we cannot justify additional exploration activities at this time."

Marie Goard, 99, of Ashland passed away Monday, January 11, 2016, at Hospice House in Ashland after a few months of declining health. Marie was born April 20, 1916, in Woodsfield, Monroe County, Ohio to Emil Eber and Elsie Grace Kean, the fifth of eight children.