The North American rig fleet decreases, as a large portion of idle rigs is taken out of commission. The global offshore mobile fleet has leveled off.

The Monroe County Bicentennial Commission is hosting a bench dedication for the 11 Monroe County residents who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. The dedication starts Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Monroe County Courthouse in Woodsfield with chimes from St. Paul's tower.

Vera E. Ullman, 94, of Graysville, Ohio, went to be with our Lord Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at the Monroe County Care Center, Woodsfield, Ohio. Vera was a graduate of Graysville High School class of 1939.

Fire, road repair, emergency medical services and school levies will all appear on the ballot in area counties this November alongside petitions for liquor licenses. Residents of Monroe, Noble and Morgan counties will decide the fate of 28 county-wide and township-specific issues at the polls Nov. 3. County residents will all decide if an additional levy to benefit the operation of the Morgan County Health Department may replace taxes lost from the closing of the AEP power plant this year.