Pictured above, volunteers get ready for Countywide Cleanup during the final safety meeting was held Monday, April 16 at Woodsfield Presbyterian Church. The Countywide Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at different locations throughout the county. Pictured are, from left to right: Mick Schumacher, Audrey Lohrey, Philip Meade, Brooke Dick, Kim Schaber, Angie Dick and Sergeant Justin Smith.

In an effort to restore beauty and pride in our small part of the Earth, Monroe Arts and Tourism has organized the first countywide litter cleanup in 13 years.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 in recognition of Earth Day, which is April 22.

Kris Pfalzgraf pulls a “barrel train” of kids up Mound Street in Sardis to promote Autism Awareness Month at the Sardis Community Center Saturday, April 14.

Heidi Pfalzgraf knew she had to do something when she found out that the community had no programs to help autistic children receive what they needed to succeed in school.

A landslide across State Route 556 near Beallsville has forced traffic to take a 40-minute detour creating an extra-long day for local school children riding the bus. The road has been closed since April 4.

When State Route 556 was closed April 4 due to a landslide, parents of some schoolchildren living on the road had to decide whether to drive their children to catch the bus or get them up 40 minutes earlier.

Pictured above, volunteers get ready for Countywide Cleanup during the final safety meeting was held Monday, April 16 at Woodsfield Presbyterian Church. The Countywide Cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at different locations throughout the county. Pictured are, from left to right: Mick Schumacher, Audrey Lohrey, Philip Meade, Brooke Dick, Kim Schaber, Angie Dick and Sergeant Justin Smith.
Kris Pfalzgraf pulls a “barrel train” of kids up Mound Street in Sardis to promote Autism Awareness Month at the Sardis Community Center Saturday, April 14.
A landslide across State Route 556 near Beallsville has forced traffic to take a 40-minute detour creating an extra-long day for local school children riding the bus. The road has been closed since April 4.

Brown's Beacon Beat 8/6/15

We all know all the wonderful things that summer brings. There are festivals and activities galore. A lot of people take vacations. There’s nothing better than the beach in the summer, right? Then you have your yearly events that are staples on the calendar, such as family reunions. 

Rinard Mills 8/6/15

  Rinard Mills is located south on Rt 26 close to Washington Co./Monroe Co. line. At one time Washington Co. extended to Low Gap. Then divisions were made and the line is now the present day General Store keepers in Rinard Mills were Tice-Adamson, Bode Brothers, Poulton Brothers, Dye Brothers, Schneeberger, Smith-Howell.

Carol Palmer

Carol Lee Palmer, age 68 of Clarington, Ohio, died Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at her home. She was born February 7, 1947 in Clarington, OH, a daughter of the late Cora Haslam.

Dorsey Lee Sandy

Dorsey Lee Sandy, age 87, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Friday, July 31, 2015 at WVU  Ruby Memorial Hospital Morgantown, West Virginia.  He was born in Alton, West Virginia June 22, 1928 the son of the late Willie and Mary Wilfong Sandy. 

Mamie Briggs

Mamie Louise Sulsberger Briggs, 97, of Woodsfield, Ohio passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015. She was the daughter of the late Fred and Veronica Sulsberger.

In 1938 she married Charles Everett (Pickle) Briggs Sr. Their union was blessed with four children: Dean, Charles E. Jr., Dana and Vivian.

R. Allen Spence

R. Allen “Spook” Spence, 68, of Lowell, Ohio passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at  UPMC, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio on April 15, 1947, a son of the late James Ralph and Margaretta Elizabeth “Betty” Blum Spence.

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News

Information in the article “Don’t Forget! Countywide litter cleanup day set for Saturday” in the Thursday, April 19 edition of the Monroe County Beacon was incorrect.

Sports

Mountaineer NGL Storage LLC, a multi-cycle natural gas liquids (NGL) storage system facility in Monroe County, recently donated $5,000 to two local softball

Local Columnists

Rain, rain, cold and windy as April visits. The spring flowers are getting their feet soaked. The old saying.