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Silver Bridge and U.S. 35 reopen

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HENDERSON - The northbound lanes of the Silver Memorial Bridge and U.S. 35 have reopened.Early reports are a piece of equipment hit a steel beam on the structure, causing the accident and closure. More on this story as information becomes available.


Belpre avenges Defenders, 2-1

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The numbers just weren’t in their favor.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team started with 11 healthy players and played a majority of regulation with only 10 Tuesday night following a tough-luck 2-1 setback to visiting Belpre in a non-conference match in the Old French City.The host Defenders (3-6-1) lost Eric Blevins to injury early in the contest, leaving them a man down against the Golden Eagles. But, despite the disadvantage, both team...

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OVCS tames Lady Wildcats

ASHTON, W.Va. — The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team improved its season record to 6-3 overall Tuesday night following a 25-16, 25-14, 25-11 victory over host Hannan in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.The Lady Defenders had little trouble with the Lady Wildcats (3-2) as the guests rolled to three consecutive wins by nine or more points, which included a wire-to-wire decision in Game 2. HHS led 1-0 in the opener and was ahead 2-0 in the finale, but OVCS rallied b...

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Crash closes Silver Bridge on Tuesday

GALLIPOLIS — The Silver Memorial Bridge was closed for approximately one hour Tuesday morning after a piece of equipment struck a steel support beam at the overpass on Ohio 7 North in Gallipolis.Chief Deputy Dick Grau of the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday afternoon that at approximately 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, a semi with an attached “lowboy” trailer was traveling northbound on Ohio 7 North when the track hoe the semi truck was hauling struck ...

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Mary E. Swann

OAK HILL — Mary E. (Trainer) Swann, 75, of Oak Hill, passed away Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at Holzer of Jackson.Mary is survived by her children Jacqueline Bonecutter Poteet, of Memphis, Tenn., Martin Bonecutter, of Oak Hill, and Christal Bonecutter Wright, of Oak Hill; three stepchildren, Nola Bonecutter, of Las Vegas, Jack Bonecutter, of Aberdeen, Ohio, and Bob Bonecutter, of Brunswick, Md.; her brother, Nelson Trainer, of Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren; several cousins; and ...

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AP Ohio High School Football Poll List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Cincinnati Moeller (11)3-01832, Lakewood St. Edward (7)3-01513, Mentor (2)3-0...

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Port Clinton turns the tables on Genoa

What a difference one year makes.Genoa walloped Port Clinton 84-13 a year ago. On Friday night, Port Clinton reversed things with a 27-19 win over the Comets.Entering the season on a 19-game losing streak, Port Clinton has opened 3-0 overall. Meanwhile, Genoa (2-1) had won 70 of its previous 72 regular-season games dating to 2007.The Comets, who outgained Port Clinton 357-194 in total offense, had taken a 19-7 lead by halftime but were blanked after the break....

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Lady Rebels knock off Belpre

BELPRE, Ohio — The South Gallia volleyball team notched its first road win of the 2014 season Monday night following a 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 victory over Belpre in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Washington County.The Lady Rebels (2-7, 2-4 TVC Hocking) snapped a two-match losing skid while picking up their second triumph in the last calendar week. SGHS knocked off visiting Wahama in straight games last Tuesday for its first win of the year.Sara Ba...

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Lady Warriors hand GAHS first league loss

VINCENT, Ohio — Revenge at its worst.The Warren volleyball team earned revenge for its August 21st loss at Gallia Academy, Wednesday night when the Lady Warriors upset the Blue Angels in four games.The Southeastern Ohio Athletic League leading Blue Angels (10-3, 4-1 SEOAL) won the first game by a 25-21 count, but Warren claimed the next three games 25-18, 25-23 and 25-18.The Gallia Academy service attack was led by Jenna Meadows with 18 points and six ac...

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Lady Tornadoes topple Eastern

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — It’s been a long time coming.The Southern volleyball team snapped an 18-match losing skid to host Eastern Monday night during a 25-9, 25-10, 25-11 victory in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup at the Eagle’s Nest in Meigs County.The visiting Lady Tornadoes (5-3, 3-3 TVC Hocking) picked up their third consecutive triumph while also ending the Lady Eagles three-match winning streak in a near wire-to-wire fashion. EHS (...

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Silver Bridge and U.S. 35 closed due to accident

HENDERSON —The Silver Bridge and U.S. 35 are closed until further notice due to a traffic accident, according to the Mason County Office of Emergency Management.Emergency crews are currently on the scene. More on this developing story as information becomes available.

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Southeastern stops Lady Raiders

BIDWELL, Ohio — All good things must come to an end.The River Valley volleyball team won all three of its matches last week but the Lady Raiders couldn’t keep the streak going, and RVHS dropped three straight games to non-conference guest Southeastern, Monday night in Gallia County.The Lady Panthers (7-3) jumped out to a seven point lead early in the opening game, but River Valley (7-5) rallied back to within two at 13-15. A pair of four-point rallies allowed...

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GAHS golfers finish 3rd in SEOAL

JACKSON, Ohio — The Logan Chieftains claimed their second consecutive Southeastern Ohio Athletic League golf championship following a seven stroke victory over the field at the fifth and final league match of the season Monday night at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson County.The Chieftains posted a winning tally of 149, which was seven shots better than runner-up Warren and its final score of 156. LHS and the Warriors also finished 1-2 in the final standings with respec...

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Activities planned for 151st Emancipation Celebration

GALLIA COUNTY — For the 151st year, a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation will be held in Gallia County this coming weekend as the community gathers to celebrate freedom and honor a part of the nation’s past that should not soon be forgotten.Reportedly the longest running celebration of the the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in the nation, the annual event has been held in Gallia County continuously since 1863, and this year, the theme for the annual ...

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Local school districts earn ‘B’ for achievement

GALLIA COUNTY — The annual Ohio School Report Cards report was released for 2013-14 school year, and local school districts received a ‘B’ letter grade in achievement.Both Gallia County Local Schools and Gallipolis City Schools received a B in achievement, which is calculated by “performance index” measures and “indicators met,” according to the Ohio School Report Cards website.

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Southern sweeps tri-match at Meigs

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A perfect storm.The Southern volleyball team won all four of its games against both Belpre and host Meigs this past Saturday afternoon during a non-conference tri-match at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium in Meigs County.The Lady Tornadoes (4-3) had little trouble with visiting Belpre in the opening match after claiming a 25-12, 25-13 decision over BHS, then SHS held on for a 25-20, 25-22 victory over Meigs in the finale. The Lady Marauders (7-5) def...

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Belpre wins 2014 Riverside Invitational

MASON, W.Va. — The Golden Eagles soared past the 13-team field to win the 21st annual Riverside Invitational, Saturday in Mason County.Match medalist Sam Petty led Belpre to a 323 total, while Warren was second at 340. Roane County was third with a 346, Point Pleasant took fourth with a 355, while Southern was fifth at 356. Ravenswood (357) took sixth, Ripley (381) was seventh, Meigs (383) was eighth, Wahama (406) was ninth, while River Valley (415) rounded out the top-10. Th...

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GAHS runners compete at Southeastern

LONDONDERRY, Ohio — The Gallia Academy girls finished sixth and the boys placed seventh overall Saturday afternoon at the 2014 Aaron Reed Cross Country Invitational held at Southeastern High School in Ross County.The Blue Angels had a pair of top-15 finishes individually en route to a final team score of 152, which placed them in the top half of the 15-team field. The Blue Devils, conversely, managed three top-40 efforts on their way to a team tally of 182 points for seventh ...

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