Gulfport Energy Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement with a third-party to acquire approximately 12,600 net undeveloped acres in northern Monroe County, Ohio. The acreage lies in the core of the dry gas window of the Utica shale and has an aggregate purchase price of approximately $87 million.

The Herald-Times reports there were 280 cases in Monroe County involving 430 children in need of services. Monroe County Court Appointed Special Advocates executive director Kristin Bishay says there's no data to illustrate the cause of the increase, but she believes there's a connection to drug abuse.

2) Charges pending after 'meth' discovery at area home Charges are pending against a Caldwell man after Cambridge police officers reportedly discovered multiple bags of suspected methamphetamine at a Coshocton Avenue home Saturday night. 3) Man killed in motorcycle accident A Sardis man was killed and his wife seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday afternoon on Route 145 in Monroe County.

As the 2016 campaign winds down growing splits are emerging in the electorate between the vote in the dense urban suburbs and rural counties. This week's NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed Hillary Clinton running up the margins against Donald Trump in densely-populated urban suburb counties by 32 points, 56% to 24%.

Crushed by Chinese competition and feeling betrayed by mainstream politicians, workers in the hills of eastern Ohio are embracing Donald Trump and his tough talk on trade. For decades, they and others living across the Ohio River in West Virginia found work in coal mines and at a local aluminum plant - union jobs, with good pay and generous benefits.