St. Sylvester students watch as their rosary balloons float away Friday, Oct. 13. The rosary balloons were part of the students’ recognition of Rosary Week and symbolized sending their prayers up to heaven.

“Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee,” repeated the St. Sylvester students Friday, Oct. 13 while they stood in a circle in the school’s gym.

Monroe County Treasurer Taylor Abbott looks over a pile of delinquent tax notices Monday, Oct. 16. Abbott plans to address the more than $640,000 in delinquent property taxes owed to the village.

New Monroe County Treasurer Taylor Abbott isn’t long on the job, but he’s already looking to make an impact.

One of Abbott’s first goals is to address the large amounts of unpaid property taxes owed to the county.

Workers from the Woodsfield Street Department work on a collapsed sewer and roadway on Oaklawn Avenue in Woodsfield Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Woodsfield Administrator Rick Schuerman gave a bleak outlook for the condition of roads in the village and what the village could afford to do about them during the village council meeting Monday, Oct. 16.

St. Sylvester students watch as their rosary balloons float away Friday, Oct. 13. The rosary balloons were part of the students’ recognition of Rosary Week and symbolized sending their prayers up to heaven.
Monroe County Treasurer Taylor Abbott looks over a pile of delinquent tax notices Monday, Oct. 16. Abbott plans to address the more than $640,000 in delinquent property taxes owed to the village.
Workers from the Woodsfield Street Department work on a collapsed sewer and roadway on Oaklawn Avenue in Woodsfield Tuesday, Oct. 17.

A Second Look 10/12/17

45 Years Ago

Pictured on the front page are the Woodsfield High School Homecoming Queen Candidates. They are the following: Connie Williamson, Jane Young, Louise Kress, Deborah Gordon, Paula Ring, Jo Ellen Feasel, Sandi Balsey.

55 Years Ago

Monroe Theatre News 10/12/17

Donated items continue to steadily flow in for the Monroe Theatre’s consignment lot in the Monroe County Historical Society’s Consignment Auction set for this Saturday, Oct. 14 at noon during the Fall Festival at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. It’s not too late to get in on the action.

Exploring Your Heritage10/12/17

There is a hidden gem for family researchers in Monroe County. Located in the Monroe County District Library, the gem is the Research Room for Local History and Genealogy. The collection was established and is maintained by the Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society (Monroe OGS).

Switzer News 10/12/17

  1. and I attended the memorial for Rose Mellott at her daughter Tami and Larry Taylor’s home in Neffs, OH. There was a dinner and afterwards, luminaries were lit and set adrift in memory of Rose Mellott, grandson Nathan Ruhland, and all others in the family who have gone before us.

“Around the Table” Talk 10/12/17

Well, here we are again. Time to take a chair around my table and have a good old fashion conversation.

Hope all has been well at your home and hope everyone is well and enjoying the fall weather.

I just made me a cup of “Constant Comment tea” and had a couple of graham crackers with peanut butter a snack fit for a king, or might I say queen.

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News

Please be advised, the notice for the Monroe County Auction at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in this week's edition of the Monroe County Beacon had an incorrect date listed for the auction.

Sports

Monroe Central won its second sectional title in as many years Wednesday, Oct. 18 as it defeated Caldwell 25-8, 25-9, 23-25, 25-23 in the Division IV sectional at Monroe Central High School.

Local Columnists

Many groups assist Beallsville Elementary and Beallsville High School through volunteering and donating funds.