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City Park Plaza nears completion

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GALLIPOLIS — Construction of the City Park Plaza at 334 Second Ave. is steadily moving along and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.The 22,000-square-foot, $2 million project will house a total of 10 apartments on the second and third floors, and three tenant spaces on the first floor. Additionally, the rear of the building will house four one-and-a-half car garages, which will also be available to rent.Local businessmen Randy Breech, of Breech Engineering, and Jim Blair, of Blair Builders, own the property and oversee the design and construction of the building.

 

Nitro knocks off Lady Knights, 5-3

NITRO, W.Va. — Sometimes you can’t stop them all, no matter how hard you try.Point Pleasant senior goalkeeper Jayla Smith stopped 20 shots Tuesday evening, but host Nitro netted five goals to take a two goal victory in the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 quarterfinal.The Lady Knights got two goals from senior Cassie Jordan and one goal from senior Ashtyn Wedge in the 5-3 setback.Nitro, which is 6-11, was led by Autumn Griggs and Savannah Miller with...

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4 Blue Angels named All-SEOAL

To the victors go the spoils.The Southeastern Ohio Athletic League co-champion Gallia Academy volleyball team earned four spots on the 2014 all-league team, as selected by SEOAL coaches.Gallia Academy and Warren shared the SEOAL title with 7-1 league records, followed by Logan at 4-4, Jackson at 2-6 and Portsmouth at 0-8.GAHS senior Micah Curfman and sophomore Jenna Meadows represented the Blue Angels on the first team, while freshman Grace Martin received an ...

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Rio Grande men’s soccer moves to No. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took four weeks to accomplish, but the University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team now finds itself resting at the top of the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.The RedStorm collected 12 first-place votes and 553 points in the balloting of a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups, moving up two spots from the No. 3 ranking in the poll released Tuesday. Head coach Scott Morrissey’s c...

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Hearing set in malicious wounding case

POINT PLEASANT — A preliminary hearing has been set in the case of a Gallipolis, Ohio, man accused of wounding a Point Pleasant man over the weekend.Stephen M. Berkley, 32, has been charged with malicious wounding and is set to appear before Mason County Magistrate Cheryl Miller Ross for his preliminary hearing at 2 p.m. Oct. 28. The preliminary hearing will determine if there is, or is not, probable cause, and if the case is sent on to circuit court for possible further proc...

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Shelby discovers 82 points just aren’t enough

Tiffin Columbian’s Cliff Miller ran for 516 yards on just 25 carries in Friday’s game with Shelby. Yet it was a short gain that didn’t even count in the stats that was his biggest carry of the night.Miller scored on a 2-point conversion run in overtime, giving Tiffin Columbian an 83-82 win over Shelby in a wild Northern Ohio League battle.Miller powered Columbian to a 75-54 lead by scoring on 65-, 5-, 2-, 74-, 99- 45-, 37- and 61-yard runs, as well as a...

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Blue Angels sending 2 to regionals

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — A tough day for the area, but not all was lost.Gallia Academy just missed the team cut by finishing fifth, but two girls still advanced to regionals Saturday afternoon during the 2014 Division II Southeast District cross country championships held at the University of Rio Grande in Gallia County.The Blue Angels ended the day with a tally of 135 points in the District 1 race, 24 spots behind fourth place Sheridan (111) – the final regional q...

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Meigs’ Swindell advances to D-2 regionals

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — By the skin of his teeth.Meigs junior Jacob Swindell earned the final individual spot for regionals next weekend after placing 16th in the Division II Southeast District boys cross country championships held at the University of Rio Grande in Gallia County.Swindell qualified for Saturday’s regional at Pickerington High School North with a mark of 17:50.74 in the District 2 race. Swindell, a first-time regional qualifier, was also the lone D...

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Eastern sending 9 to D-3 regionals

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Big time results from the smaller schools.All nine members of the Eastern cross country program qualified for regionals, as did the Southern boys team Saturday morning at the 2014 Division III Southeast District cross country championships held at the University of Rio Grande in Gallia County.The Lady Eagles won their fourth consecutive district championship and senior Taylor Palmer captured her fourth straight individual district crown, a pair o...

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Southeastern sweeps Lady Raiders

LONDONDERRY, Ohio — The Lady Raiders finish their season at sectionals.The River Valley volleyball team dropped three straight games to host Southeastern, in the sectional final in Ross County.The Lady Panthers (13-10) earned the sweep winning the first game 25-17, the second game 25-19 and the third game 25-17. Southeastern also swept RVHS on September 15, in Bidwell (25-17, 25-23, 25-18).

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Ohio 7 crash claims life of local man

POMEROY — A three-car crash Monday afternoon claimed the life of an Albany man.The crash took place at the intersection of Ohio State Route 7 and Ohio State Route 143.According to Lt. Max Norris, commander of the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 3:31 p.m. the victim, Dakota E. Arms, 25, of Albany, Ohio, was traveling north on Ohio 7 in a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 truck. Traveling behind him was Kenny L. Barcus, 54, of Crown City, traveli...

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Gallia unemployment steadily decreases

GALLIPOLIS — Unemployment statistics for Gallia County show a steady decrease when compared to earlier months, according to recent Ohio Job and Family Services reports.County numbers for the month of September show a 6.4 percent rate of unemployment, down from August’s 6.8 percent and July’s 7.4 percent.September had a civilian labor force of 12,700, while July and August had a 12,600 civilian labor force.

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Viewing political corruption more broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government.Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. “In other words,” Edsall wrote, “we were cynical already, but now we’re in overdrive.”

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By Jennifer Garrison For Ohio Valley Publishing

The U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa is yet another example of dysfunction at the national level.Our response to this international threat has been slow, disjointed and contradictory. The lack of preparation left health care workers in Texas less alert to the threat, less prepared and knowledgeable than those on the ground in Liberia or Sierra Leone.We can do better than this. We needed to aggressively and more forcefully assist areas where this epidemic beg...

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Man arrested in stabbing

POINT PLEASANT — A Gallipolis, Ohio, man has been arrested after a reported stabbing on Saturday.According to the Point Pleasant Police Department, around 1 p.m. Saturday, officers with the PPPD and Mason County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the area of Ohio Street and Madison Avenue after receiving a call from Mason County 911 alerting them of a man being stabbed. Officers were also alerted of a suspect fleeing on foot from the aera.

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Gallia woman appointed to state board

COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed a Gallia County woman to a state advisory board.Denise A. Shockley, of Gallipolis, has been appointed to the Ohio Advisory Council for Aging for a term today and ending Nov. 21, 2016.The Ohio Advisory Council for Aging includes 12 governor-appointed members plus four from the Legislature and directors of the state departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Developmental Disabilities, Health and Job and Family S...

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Hocking College working to address budget issues

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small college in southeast Ohio is trying address a budget deficit and a dwindling enrollment as it searches for a new president, officials said.Administrators at Hocking College in Nelsonville briefed employees on the college’s budget last week, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The school is running a deficit this year, searching for ways to fill a $4.7 million hole in its $23.4 million yearly budget.The board of trustees o...

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Virtual Costume Party provides Ohio Valley Press readers with chance to flaunt costumes, win cash

OHIO VALLEY — If you love Halloween, costumes and contests, then we have the competition for you.“CivitasMedia provides contests for our local readers and encourages our community to participate in good ol’ family fun activities,” Julia Schultz, business development manager.The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Pomeroy Daily Sentinel and the Point Pleasant Register will be holding the Virtual Costume Party, courtesy of title spo...

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