Residents on Mellott Ridge near Beallsville were shaken awake by explosions around 2 a.m. early Tuesday morning [Oct. 28]. As emergency personnel responded to calls, they soon surmised that the explosion originated at a natural gas pipeline in the area.

    The raid of an alleged meth lab took place at 6:15 a.m. on Oct. 22, and two people were arrested as a result. Arrested at the scene, located at 34485 SR 800, Sardis (near Fly), were Mary A. Sidel, 48, of Sardis and Joseph Scott Hess, 24, of New Martinsville, WV.

    An event, billed as the “Annual Economic Development Report,” was held at the Monroe County Senior Center on Oct. 21. Several government officials and business leaders attended the event, which was hosted by Monroe County Economic Developer Jason Hamman.

Dr. Rachael Miller Joins The Eye Care Center

 The Eye Care Center of Monroe County is proud to announce that Dr. Rachel Y. Miller will be joining Dr. Rob Christen and Dr. Ed McDonald at their practice in Woodsfield, OH. Dr. Miller is a native of the area, having graduated from Barnesville High School. She received her undergraduate degree in 2004 from The Ohio State University College of Biological Sciences.

Muskingum Livestock 10-27-14 Results

October 22  Total Head 2018 Fed cattle 173; choice steers $159-171.50; good steers $158 & down; choice heifers $158-169; good heifers $157 & down;  287 commercial cows  $100-145; canners and cutters $99 & down; 42 butcher bulls $83-152; bred cows & C/C pairs: 52 cows & cow/calf pair BH $1200-2200; feeder cattle 1313; stocker steer & bull calv

Monroe County Veterans Services Information 10-30-14

    This month’s article is designed to help you understand what Veterans Affairs (VA) services are now available to Veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  It concerns me that so many veterans, family and members of the community are not aware or receiving benefits that they have earned.  If you are a veteran and have not visited our of



    The Monroe County Ohio Department of Transportation [ODOT] employees spent last week preparing for winter as they walked through their annual Winter Readiness progr


    The Lady Pilots volleyball team made its way to the district semifinals to face off against Tuscarawas Central Catholic on Oct. 20.

Local Columnists

    Some of our more astute readers may have noticed some changes in this week’s Beacon.