South Central Power presents a check to the Monroe County Port Authority at the Monroe County Commissioners meeting Monday, Aug. 13. The $12,500 in grant money will be used to fund two due diligence studies to prepare the site, which lies near the former Ormet facility, for development. Front row, left to right: Kyle Hevrin of South Central, Jason Hamman with the Port Authority, Rose Grear of South Central. Rear row, left to right: Monroe County Commissioners Tim Price, Mick Schumacher and Carl Davis.

Kyle Hevrin and Rose Grear of South Central Power present a $12,500 check to Jason Hamman for the Monroe County Port Authority at the Commissioners’ Monday, Aug. 13 meeting.

Local children take a walk along the custom pavers Saturday, Aug. 11 at the playground by the Sardis Community Center. The pavers were painted by local children before being placed at the playground.

For the past 10 months, the community of Sardis has come together with one common goal – to breathe new life into the playground at the old Sardis school.

It started in October with new equipment. 

Willy Wonka, played by Haven Blough, right, explains how a candy bar can be sent by television waves while, from left to right, Grandpa Joe (Kenia Christensen), Charlie Bucket (Kolton Dotterer), Mike Teavee (Colby Maibach) and Mr. Teavee (Malachi Blough) inspect the miracle chocolate during the MC Players presentation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Friday, Aug. 10 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.

Five lucky kids, four Oompa-Loompas and one Willy Wonka greeted the crowd Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11 as the community production of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” was held at the Henry Coulson Building at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.

South Central Power presents a check to the Monroe County Port Authority at the Monroe County Commissioners meeting Monday, Aug. 13. The $12,500 in grant money will be used to fund two due diligence studies to prepare the site, which lies near the former Ormet facility, for development. Front row, left to right: Kyle Hevrin of South Central, Jason Hamman with the Port Authority, Rose Grear of South Central. Rear row, left to right: Monroe County Commissioners Tim Price, Mick Schumacher and Carl Davis.
Local children take a walk along the custom pavers Saturday, Aug. 11 at the playground by the Sardis Community Center. The pavers were painted by local children before being placed at the playground.
Willy Wonka, played by Haven Blough, right, explains how a candy bar can be sent by television waves while, from left to right, Grandpa Joe (Kenia Christensen), Charlie Bucket (Kolton Dotterer), Mike Teavee (Colby Maibach) and Mr. Teavee (Malachi Blough) inspect the miracle chocolate during the MC Players presentation of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” Friday, Aug. 10 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds.
Representing Congressman Bill Johnson, Kevin Smart, left, presents Curtis Overstreet of American Mud Works with a proclamation recognizing the company at the ribbon cutting of its Monroe County facility Thursday, Aug. 2 at the Industrial Park in Woodsfield.
Barbara Carslund, office manager for the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, receives a hug from American Mud Works principal Curtis Overstreet in thanks for her role in bringing the operation to Monroe County.
Guests at American Mud Works ribbon cutting ceremony receive a tour of the new cutting-edge facilities at the Industrial Park Thursday, Aug. 2. The large tanks are painted green in honor of the company’s commitment to protect the environment by recycling drilling waste.

American Mud Works opens new facility in Monroe County

John Miller, director of drilling fluid operations for American Mud Works’ new facility in Monroe County, got his start throwing 100-pound bags into a pit 18 hours a day. Through hard work and sheer determination, he worked his way up in the oil and gas business until he was involved in chemical engineering and manufacturing drilling fluids.

The Monroe County Park Board Staff cut the ribbon for the installation of new restroom facilities in a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 4 at Stafford Park. The Park Board members compose the front row, from left to right: Mike Lloyd, Chairman of the Park Board; Irma Highman, Member; Lisa Habig, Secretary; Mark Gallagher, Park District Director; and Jim Heimann, Vice Chairman.
Members of the Curtis, Singer and Burke families celebrate their 75th annual reunion, enjoying a picnic at Stafford Park. The families settled in Stafford as their last stop on the underground railroad.
This picture shows Stafford, Ohio, as it looked in 1919, with a view of the campground, which has undergone much change through the years and is now known as Stafford Park, on the right.
Members of the Monroe County Park District and guests shared refreshments after the ribbon cutting ceremony for Stafford Park’s new restroom facilities Saturday, Aug. 4.
Woodsfield WWII Veteran Herman Zerger, left, John Ogden, center, and Misty Singer Mehefkey, Curtis/Singer/Burke Family Reunion president, right, celebrate Stafford Park’s inaugural event Sunday, Aug. 5. The 75th annual reunion was well-attended and deemed a great success.

A big weekend for Stafford Park

Local history enthusiast John Ogden, who spends much time retracing the steps of Monroe County citizens through the years, said that Stafford Park is a gem.

“If this park could talk, what a history it would tell us,” he said. “There’s so much history here. It’s a very special place.”

Correction

A charge against Jennifer M. Daugherty was incorrect in the County Court section of “Your Right to Know” in the July 12, 2018, edition of the Monroe County Beacon. Daugherty was charged with aggravated possession of drugs.

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