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One lane of S.R. 255 is closed in Monroe County due to a landslide.

It is located between Baptist Ridge Road (County Road 96) and Township Road 724.

Monroe County may have avoided one financial emergency but another could be on the horizon.

Myranda Secrest and JoJo Rodriques remembered what it was like coming to a small town school for the first time.


River senior Lauren Flannery has dreamed of getting first-team All-Ohio since she was a little girl.

For two years, she came close.

Every time Monroe Central and River face off in a sports contest it’s a big deal.

Both teams want the bragging rights off topping their county rival.

Just a few years ago, playing football in college wouldn’t have even crossed Monroe Central senior Zac Jones’s mind.


45 Years Ago

Spring has sprung! The robins are looking for fresh food in the yard, woods, and fields that surround the Bumpy Road.

Buzzards or turkey vultures? We have been seeing them even in February of this 2019.


The annual inspection of Clarington Chapter #533, Order of the Eastern Star was held Thursday, March 14.

River won the annual Inquizitive Competition recently at River High School.

The competition featured 16 teams from six area high schools.

We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to all of our family and friends who called, visited, sent flowers or gifts, attended calling hours or the funeral service, said a kind word, sha


Charles Richard Schwaben, 80, of Woods-field, Ohio, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Arbors at Woodsfield. He was born October 7, 1938, in Bergholz, a son of the late Charles H. and Iva B.

Bailey Dawn Chaplin, 18, of Woodsfield, Ohio, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgantown, West Virginia.

Paul E.

Archer, 88, of

Woodsfield, Ohio,

passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2019, at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus.

Monroe County Beacon

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Woodsfield, OH 43793