“Whoa!” “That looks like Ghost Busters.” “ I kind of like the stuff you have.” “Don’t spray me!” Those were some of the phrases uttered by children as they were afforded the opportunity to tour a Lewisville Volunteer Fire department truck at the Monroe County District Library on June 29 through the library’s summer r

The Horse Whisperers 4-H club has continued its popular therapeutic riding program this year, overseeing its second event on June 26 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. The program focuses on helping those with physical or mental disabilities through exercises on horseback. “I think it’s a lot of fun.

Last year the Beacon arrived at the home of John and Nira (Reed) Howell in Shadyside with an article and a picture of Eleanor (Mooney) Forrer and her grandmother Elizabeth (Davenport) Mooney’s 1879 wedding dress.

Commissioners authorize action on levy for Soil and Water, discuss logging

The Monroe County Commissioners met with Tammy Jones, Program Manager of the Monroe Soil and Water Conservation District during their meeting on June 29 to discuss a potential levy to be placed on the ballot this November. A previous attempt at passing a levy failed in the General Election on Nov. 4, 2014 by a percentage of 46% for and 54% against. 

Rover pipeline estimated to generate more than $91 million in tax revenue for Ohio public schools

Rover Pipeline is expected to generate more than $135 million in ad valorem tax revenue for Ohio during its first year in operation of which an estimated $91 million will be directed to more than 36 local school districts. The Ohio section of the Rover Pipeline will traverse 570 miles through 18 counties, including Monroe County.

Barnesville Livestock 6/27/15 Results

June 27 Total Head 289  Cattle 129 Hd  Fats 2 Hd  (1) Steers $144.50; (1) Hol. $125.00; Cows 19 Hd  Good $100.00 - 121.00; Medium $80.00 - 99.75; Thin $79.75 & down; Baby Calves 3 Hd (BH) $385.00 - 400.00; wt (WT) $500.00;  Cow/Calf 5 pair (BH) $1250.00 - 1925.00; Pairs  Bred Cows 1 Hd (BH) $1350.00; Bulls 7 Hd (WT) $127.00 - 138.00; Feeders 51 Hd  Med.

Muskingum Livestock 6/24/15 Results

June 24  Total Head 900 Fed cattle 173; choice steers $147.00-161.50; good steers $146.00-down; holstein steers $120.00-139.00; choice heifers $146.00-160.00;  good heifers $145.00-down;  170 commercial cows  $100.00-170.00; canners and cutters $99.00-down; 12 butcher bulls $100.00-138.50; bred cows & C/C pairs: 24 cows & cow/calf pair BH $900.00-2800.00; fe

LeMasters wins Voice of Democracy essay contest

This past year, Jaren LeMasters competed in the Voice of Democracy essay contest, sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #5303 and Ladies Auxiliary. The topic was, “Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future”. The competition requires high school students to combine their best writing skills with their speaking abilities.

WLU announces Dean's List

West Liberty University announces the Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during Spring Semester 2015. Students must atain a 3.5 grade point academic average and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours to qualify for this honor. Local students include:

Beallsville: Ashlyn Grose.

OSU announces 2015 Dean's List

Jackie Shreves is on the Ohio State University Dean’s List, Jackie is Majoring in English, with a Minor in Theater and work in Medieval Renaissance Studies.

Jackie is 2012 Valedictorian of Monroe Central High School, and the Daughter of Curtis Shreves and the late Darlene Knowlton Shreves.



Throughout the recent debate of whether or not to close Beallsville High School, the issue justifiably brought to the forefront has been how such a change would affect

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