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 7/2/15

  Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes deceiving you... This week’s paper is different. The front page is where the biggest changes are, but you can see changes throughout. We’ve made some changes to make the newspaper look a little more modern while adding some features. 

A Second Look 7/2/15

60 Years Ago - 1955

The Director of Highways of Ohio will hold a public meeting July 20 in the Commissioners’ Office for the purpose of hearing arguments for and against the proposed change in location of part of State Route 8 in Monroe County between Woodsfield and Malaga.

Thoughts From the Bumpy Road 7/2/15

Congratulations Darin on the promotion.  You do a great job with a small town paper.  When I was a kid in 4-H, I was introduced to news reporting as the weekly reporter for my neighborhood club.  It was a big deal as we were sent off to the paper to be taught how to write our articles by a “real reporter”.  Her lesson that day has served me well.  We were told to al

Midway Quilt Show

A quilt hanging and show was held in conjunction with the Monroe County Bicentennial Committee at Midway Community Center on June 27 and 28. More than 56 quilts were displayed, including family heirlooms and friendship quilts with names of community members. Many told the stories behind their quilts as they were hung. On display outside were county quilt squares.

Show Pros 4-H Club members get creative

  Pictured above are members of the Show Pros 4-H club who participated in planting succulents at the Malaga Greenhouse on June 19, 2015. From left to right in the front row are: Wesley Cole, Max Demchak, Evan Knowlton, Annie Knowlton and Joby Henthorn. Back row: Carter Knowlton, helper Joan Roby, owner of Malaga Greenhouse, and Lane Demchak, helper.

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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.