River Athletic Director Mark Romick addresses the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education while Lukas Isaly and Drew Dietz hold up pictures showing what the new turf field will look like at the school during the June 13 board meeting at Monroe Central High School.

Beallsville High School Athletic Director Delmas Moore took the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education on a virtual tour of the school’s football and baseball field Tuesday, June 13 during the board’s meeting at Monroe Central High School – and what he showed them was in a state of di

Angela Beardmore stands with the 14 bins she filled with toys and treats and donated to the Monroe County Dog Pound.

The animals at the dog pound have a bunch of new treats and toys thanks to the work of one area woman.

Angela Beardmore, of Woodsfield, recently donated 14 Oh-Snap Bins filled with brushes, treats and toys to the Monroe County Dog Pound.

Woodsfield Village Council took a step in addressing derelict houses during its regular meeting Monday, June 19.

Mayor Michael Cox created a Property Board of Appeals to evaluate and work with owners of properties in need of repair.

River Athletic Director Mark Romick addresses the Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education while Lukas Isaly and Drew Dietz hold up pictures showing what the new turf field will look like at the school during the June 13 board meeting at Monroe Central High School.
Angela Beardmore stands with the 14 bins she filled with toys and treats and donated to the Monroe County Dog Pound.

County Health Insurance Changes Urged by Rising Rates

    County employees will be faced with rising health insurance costs after a decision by the Monroe County commissioners during their meeting on Nov. 17. The decision comes after it was revealed recently that keeping the same rich plans for employees would mean an increase in premium costs for both the county and the employees of over 20 percent.

Everyday Leadership 11-30-14

    There were four of us.  Sylvia, my sister, was the oldest.  Joe followed Sylvia and then I came in order.  Jack was the youngest.  About two years separated Sylvia and Joe, Joe and me, and Jack and me.  I love my family.  I always have - even searching to the beginnings of my memories.  

Brown's Beacon Beat 11-20-14

     I heard about something happening in Sardis that isn’t exactly newsworthy but was interesting none-the-less. Apparently an electric line adjacent to the Sardis Fire Hall caught fire on Monday. From what I understand there was very little damage. Fortunately it was right across from the fire department.

A Second Look 11-20-14

60 Years Ago - 1954
    The first colored telephone instrument to be installed by The Ohio Bell Telephone Company in the Woodsfield territory was recently placed in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Wilson near Beallsville. The instrument is brown.

Rinard Mills 11-20-14

 Franklin Dale, Kim, Nick and Anna Antill invited the family to the last cook-out of the year Nov. 1 Thoughts were it’s kind of late. Yes it was, a cold wind, lots of rain, so we were in the house for soup, dogs, popcorn balls and name exchange for Christmas by the Pringles, Schumachers, Lavers, Rinards, Thompsons, Kilburns, Mendenhall and the Antill hosts.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 11/20/14

    Yesterday I was sitting in Columbus with the grandchildren watching the Buckeyes play Minnesota on TV.  The snow was flying during the first half and most of the players had long sleeve shirts under their uniforms.  It made me cold just to watch the game.  Both coaches had snow in their hair but the camera zoomed in on one of the Gophers’ coaches who had a musta

Airman 1st Class Safreed Graduates Basic Training

    Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Brice A. Safreed graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

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The Woodsfield Fighting J’s 12-U softball team finished the year as the Monroe County Youth Softball league Champions after completing a perfect 15-0 seas

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One of the perplexing problems caregivers of those affected by Alzheimer’s/Dementia may face is trying to convince these individuals to bathe or shower.