Swiss Hills Career Center Director Marc Ring, second from left, took Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education members and officials on a tour of the building Tuesday, Feb. 13 to show them some of the needed replacement the 43-year-old building needs. Pictured above, shows board members Beverly Anderson, left, Denise Riley, center, and Sarah Smith, right, around the welding lab.

“I was out here 21 years ago,” said Switzerland of Ohio Schools District Treasurer Connie Kress during a tour of Swiss Hills Career Center at the Feb. 13 school board meeting. “This place hasn’t changed in 21 years.”

Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick, left, and Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart outline details of their planned GIS mapping system upgrade for the Monroe County Commissioners at their meeting Monday Feb. 12.

Monroe County could have a much clearer Geographic Information System (GIS) map this year thanks to a team effort spearheaded by Monroe County Tax Map Supervisor Corey Stollar, Auditor Pandora Neuhart and Engineer Amy Zwick.

Members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Powhatan Point Police Department direct traffic away from State Route 148 Thursday, Feb. 15 following a gas well fire on Cat’s Run Road. The explosion at the well forced the evacuation of residents in a one-mile radius from the fire.

A gas well fire near forced the evacuation of residents in a one-mile radius Thursday, Feb. 15 in Powhatan Point.

Emergency crews in Belmont County were alerted of the fire at 9:38 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

Swiss Hills Career Center Director Marc Ring, second from left, took Switzerland of Ohio Local School District Board of Education members and officials on a tour of the building Tuesday, Feb. 13 to show them some of the needed replacement the 43-year-old building needs. Pictured above, shows board members Beverly Anderson, left, Denise Riley, center, and Sarah Smith, right, around the welding lab.
Monroe County Engineer Amy Zwick, left, and Monroe County Auditor Pandora Neuhart outline details of their planned GIS mapping system upgrade for the Monroe County Commissioners at their meeting Monday Feb. 12.
Members of the Ohio State Highway Patrol and Powhatan Point Police Department direct traffic away from State Route 148 Thursday, Feb. 15 following a gas well fire on Cat’s Run Road. The explosion at the well forced the evacuation of residents in a one-mile radius from the fire.

Everyday Leadership 2/19/15

When Dad was teaching science at Beallsville High School, he was responsible for the classroom’s tropical fish.  During the summer, Dad brought the fish home to tend to them more conveniently.  It was summertime in 1962 and our living room was lined with large tanks filled with all sorts of colorful fish including angelfish, guppies, goldfish, and neon tetra.  I spe

Brown's Beacon Beat 2/19/15

Those of you who may have searched for me before on any of the popular social media sites (not that I’m arrogant enough to think people are looking for me) probably realize that I’m not on there. To this day, I have never created a Facebook page, a Twitter account, an Instagram account, etc. 

A Second Look 2/19/15

60 Years Ago - 1955

The Senior Class of Lewisville High School will present the three-act play, “The Kingdom of Heart’s Content” Feb. 18. The cast includes the following: Gilbert Briggs, Coy Hogue, Rose Ann DeVoe, Janet DeWitt, Dale Carpenter, Shirley Lafferre and Paul Stimpert.

Rinard Mills 2/19/15

Charles and Judy Isaly of Sardis, Opal Pringle and Norma Jean Antill of New Matamoras welcome their great-grandson, Lucas Dale Schumacher. The baby boy was born February 7, 2015 to Tyler and Tiffany Pringle Schumacher of Woodsfield.

Frances Hixson

Frances V. Christy Hixson, 79, of Woodsfield,  passed away February 13, 2015 at the Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. She was born at Brownsville, on April 29, 1935, a daughter of the late William and Thelma Stickle Schmidt. She was a homemaker and a member of the Graysville Church of Christ, Graysville, Ohio.

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This month’s article is designed to help you understand what pension benefits are now available to service connected veterans, disabled wartime veterans who