Monday: Cooler with periods of sun and clouds; high of 47, low of 31.

Tuesday: A bit warmer, with a bit more sun; high of 58, low of 40

Road closing

The Guernsey County Highway Department will be closing Institute Road (Co. Road 57) between Bohemian Road (Twp. Road 459) and Calico Road (Twp. Road 4575) between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, through Friday, Oct. 26, for culvert replacement.

Hydrant flushing

The Western Guernsey Regional Water District will be flushing fire hydrants Monday, Oct. 22, through Thursday, Oct. 25. Water may be cloudy and not suitable for washing clothing during this time.

Sweet Treats

Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center will host a Sweets & Treats Auction at 12 noon Wednesday, Oct. 31 in the hospital cafe to benefit the United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties. Individuals can support the United Way by donating a sweet treat or by bidding on a dessert. All types of desserts or treats will be accepted. There will be an award for the most creative dessert. The winner will receive a prize and anyone who votes will be placed in a drawing for a pair of movie tickets. Voting will begin approximately 15 minutes before the auction. Donated items must be dropped off at the cafe by 11 a.m. on the day of the auction. Contact Wendy Cunningham, 740-439-8110 or, to donate or for additional information.

Planning Board

The Community Corrections Planning Board meeting is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 26, at noon in the conference room on the main level of the County Administration Building. Lunch will be provided.

Fire extinguishers

The Knox Township Board of Trustees will be host its annual fire extinguisher inspections Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Knox Township Meeting Hall. Knox Township residents may bring their township issued extinguishers for inspection or replacement. Any township resident who does not have an extinguisher may come to the event and one will be issued to them. In addition, smoke detectors will be available to any resident in need of one. 

Thought of the day

A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

Proverbs 15:1