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Gallia ODOT garage preps for winter weather

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GALLIPOLIS — Keeping Ohio’s roads safe and clear of Old Man Winter’s weather dangers is one of the main focuses of the Ohio Department of Transportation.In particular, ODOT mechanics, drivers and other personnel descended Wednesday upon Gallia County’s garage on Jackson Pike between Gallipolis and Bidwell to prepare for the upcoming winter, which many weather forecasters predict will be another cold and bitter one.


Don’t let loneliness burn up your family

An unfortunate reality happening in these times is that families are marked with turmoil and disunity.A prime contributing factor comes from causing or allowing loneliness to fester.Loneliness is contrary to God’s plan, for “God sets the solitary in families.” This Bible-based truth teaches that God has set the people of the family unit as the basis for societal strength rather than lonely isolationism.

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Have you seen this person? Deputies seek suspect in auto break-in

GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a suspect who they believe may be responsible for an automotive break-in and subsequent theft of items near an area hospital.Sheriff Joe Browning says they are looking for someone who they believe used a stolen credit card/debit card that was taken from a vehicle parked near Holzer Health Systems at about 1 p.m. Thursday. Browning said a purse with several credit/debit cards, as well as some cash, were take...

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Lady Marauders headed to district finals

The Meigs volleyball team earned the program’s first district semifinal victory in over two decades Thursday night with a four-game victory over Northwest at Waverly High School in Pike County. The second-seeded Lady Marauders (16-8) claimed a 25-14, 25-20, 19-25, 25-18 win and advanced to Saturday’s district final round at WHS, where they will face top-seeded Wheelersburg for a spot in the Division III regional tournament. The Meigs-Wheelersburg contest will be the third of three...

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Library addition nears completion

GALLIPOLIS — By spring of next year, Gallia County library patrons can expect to experience a significantly revamped learning center.Construction at the Dr. Samuel L. Bossard Memorial Library is going as anticipated, Library Director Debbie Saunders said, and should be finished by the end of December or early next year.“It’s gone very much according to schedule,” Saunders said.The approximately $1.3 million project features a 5,500-squa...

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Notre Dame knocks off Lady Tornadoes

JACKSON, Ohio — The Lady Tornadoes tourney run comes to a close.The fourth seeded Southern volleyball team dropped three straight games to top seeded Notre Dame, Thursday night in the district semifinal in the Apple City.The Lady Titans (21-3) battled through 11 ties and seven lead changes to claim the first game by a narrow 25-20 margin. Southern (15-6) led 11-8 in the second game, but Notre Dame rallied back to take a 25-16 victory and move ahead 2-0 in the match...

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Point Pleasant hosts Tigers in regular season finale

Shady Spring Tigers (2-5) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (8-0)Last Week: Point Pleasant defeated Ravenswood 37-20 in Ravenswood; Shady Spring lost to Wyoming East 36-20 in Wyoming East.Last meeting between the teams: October 25, 2013: Point Pleasant won 49-8 at SSHS.Current head-to-head streak: Point Pleasant has won 2 straightSSHS offense last week: 153 rushing yards, 126 passing yards....

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Marauders, Tornadoes host Week 9 contests

Gallia Academy Blue Devils (4-4, 2-0) at Logan Chieftains (3-5, 1-1)Last Week: Gallia Academy defeated Warren, 20-6 in Vincent; Logan lost to Zanesville 24-14 in Logan.Last meeting between the teams: October 25, 2013 Logan won 35-21 in Gallipolis.Current head-to-head streak: Logan has won 1 straight.GAHS offense last week: 87 rushing yards, 90 passing yards.LHS offense last week:...

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Internationally chamber choir to perform free concert

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Fresh off opening for Jay Leno last week, the Marshall University Chamber Choir will be offering a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.Directed by College of Arts and Media Associate Dean Dr. David Castleberry, the performance will include music by Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Victoria, as well as a variety of folk and contemporary selections.Castleberry said the members of this year...

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Rios: Economy and education are critical

LIMA — If Anita Rios were forced to say what issue in this election matters to her the most, she would say the economy.Even though Gov. John Kasich brought in a quarter of a million jobs, there is a segment of the population not being touched by the recovery, Rios said.Rios is running for Ohio governor with the Green Party. A Toledo native, Rios has worked a variety of jobs and been involved in the Green Party for a long time. She was the lead plaintiff in the Rios...

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Rio Grande to host psych presentation, Q&A

RIO GRANDE — Ever wonder what Fido is thinking amidst that epic battle of tug-o-war? What about that dolphin you saw on vacation; was it as fascinated by you, as you were of it? And do elephants really battle stress similar to humans?You can get your answers on Nov. 6 when the University of Rio Grande Psychology Club hosts “Psychology – It’s Not Just For Therapists Anymore!: Comparing Animals to Humans Across Psychology.”

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A Hunger For More

We definitely live in a different age than the one in which I grew up.I won’t say that things are worse, because attaching that sort of interpretation might infer to some that our God has lost control of things and is somehow not as sovereign as He once was (a ridiculous notion). Of course, I won’t say that things are better either … but times of difficulty and even suffering have a way, by virtue of their fiery trials, of bringing out the pure metal of spiritual ...

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Search the Scriptures

The resurrection from the dead is a great central theme of the Christian faith. It inspires the Christian saint, giving him hope in all things, and points him in a fixed spiritual direction as a true compass.It is the resurrection which proclaims Christ to be the Son of God eternal, and it is the resurrection which gives such import to the task of following after Christ.

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W.Va. high school football ratings

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Secondary School Activities Commission’s high school football computer ratings. The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs in November:TeamRecPtsPvs

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Wahama sweeps Lady Defenders

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — In the end, it came down to the final 10 points.The Wahama volleyball team broke away from a seven-all tie with an 8-2 surge in Game 5, which ultimately allowed the guests to claim a hard-fought 20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 17-25, 15-9 victory over Ohio Valley Christian in a non-conference matchup Tuesday night in Gallia County.The Lady Falcons (6-14) spoiled Senior Night festivities for the host Lady Defenders (15-7) while also claiming a season sweep i...

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FitzGerald says Ohio needs change

LIMA — Ed FitzGerald asserts he isn’t trying to be contrary. The Democrat running for Ohio governor just doesn’t see the state the same way incumbent John Kasich does.Is the state better off than it was four years ago? “I don’t think so,” he recently told a group of Civitas Media editors in Lima.Did Kasich successfully balance the state’s budget deficit? “To me, it’s just not responsible to brag you’re cutting t...

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OVP area lands 11 on all-district golf teams

Both Meigs and Gallia counties combined to land 11 athletes on the 2014 all-district golf squad, as selected by the Southeast Ohio District Golf Coaches Association.Four girls and seven boys from the Ohio Valley Publishing area were chosen to the all-district squads within their respective divisions. South Gallia was the only Ohio program that was not represented on the district lists.Southern led the area with three selections, while Gallia Academy, Meigs and Eastern ea...

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Early voting under way, election day approaches

GALLIPOLIS — With election day quickly approaching, some citizens of Gallia County are getting ahead of the game and opting to vote early.This year, a total of 18,798 citizens are registered to vote in Gallia County for the Nov. 4 general election.As of Wednesday morning, 1,285 people had received a ballot for early voting, and 755 ballots had been returned to the Board of Elections.Early voting continues until 2 p.m. Nov. 3, and individuals can visit th...

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