County Overview of Monroe County

APEG serves Monroe County as a JobsOhio network partner in economic development and with support from the SBA Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative for their forest and wood products businesses. 

  • Highways through County: OH 7, OH 26, OH 78
  • Rail through County: Norfolk Southern Corp, ORMET Railroad Company
  • Nearest Airport: Monroe County Airport, 47073 State Rte 26, Woodsfield OH
  • Distance – Airport to County Seat: 1.7 miles
  • County Seat: Woodsfield
President of CommissionersCarl Davis (740) 472-1341

Monroe County Commissioners
101 N. Main St., Rm. 34
Woodsfield, Ohio 43793-1070


Utilities, Employment & Education

Electricity Providers

  • Columbus Southern Power
  • Ohio Power
  • South Central REA
  • Washington REA

Natural Gas Providers

  • Columbia Gas
  • East Ohio

Major Employers

  • Safe Auto Insurance Group
  • Slay Transportation Co Inc
  • Voith Hydro
  • AGI Steel Plate Products


  • AT&T Ohio
  • Frontier North
  • Windstream Western Reserve

County News

New Power Plant Slated for Former Ormet Site in Monroe County

HANNIBAL — A new natural gas-fueled power plant is being developed at the former site of Ormet Aluminum Corp. in

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Barging Business Flourishing Along Ohio River in Monroe County

HANNIBAL — Progress continues at the former Ormet aluminum smelter, as the Center Port Terminal is now home to McKees Rocks

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