Lori Michener runs the mile-loop through Woodsfield Saturday, Oct.6 during the first few hours of Charlie’s Run. Michener finished the 12-hour event with 45 miles.

More than 20 years ago, John Zerger, of Salisbury, North Carolina, had a college professor that told him he trained too much.

A running enthusiast, Zerger said he would constantly do math problems on his longer runs.

At one point, he said, he solved a challenging equation that had stumped his fellow classmates for years.

Woodsfield Elementary School students head down the hill by the school and up the adjacent grassy hill toward the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department during a mock full-scale emergency evacuation Monday, Oct. 8.

Woodsfield Elementary School Principal Josh Ischy wants his school to be ready for whatever could happen.

Jordan Spence and Billy Gardner hang out at Yoho’s Sporting Goods in Woodsfield. Every day, Billy stops by Yoho’s to spend a little time with Jordan during his after-school routine.
Lori Michener runs the mile-loop through Woodsfield Saturday, Oct.6 during the first few hours of Charlie’s Run. Michener finished the 12-hour event with 45 miles.
Woodsfield Elementary School students head down the hill by the school and up the adjacent grassy hill toward the Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department during a mock full-scale emergency evacuation Monday, Oct. 8.

Closer Look at the Nov. 4 Election

    Just over half of the registered voters in Monroe County participated in the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. Out of 9,764 registered voters, 5,289 turned out for a voter turnout of 54%. Several important races and issues were decided by those 5,289 people. Those results were reported in last week’s edition of the Beacon.

Creepy Creature Find

    Beacon readers Willard Wilson (Sr. and Jr.) brought in this photo of the Saddleback Caterpillar. Willard Jr. saw one of these creepy creatures while working on his truck. After looking it up online, he found out how dangerous it is. The hairs can cause severe skin irritation and can cause vomiting.

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