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Taking U.S. 35 funding to feds

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POINT PLEASANT — Funding the completion of U.S. 35 was included in the discussion at the most recent meeting of the Mason County Commission.County Administrator John Gerlach presented Commissioners Miles Epling and Tracy Doolittle with letters from Congressman Nick J. Rahall. In one letter, Rahall tells commissioners he contacted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to convey his support for a 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant submitted by the West Virginia Department of Transportation to further develop U.S. 35.

 

Community draws together, clears trail for nature preserve

MASON COUNTY — A committed band of volunteers has been hard at work for more than a year to restore a community-owned piece of land that will one day be Letart Nature Park.The 272 acres of land adjoining the Letart Commuity Center, located on Sandhill Road about 12 miles outside of Point Pleasant, is steadily developing into what the Letart Nature Park Development Organization has named Letart Nature Park — a place the organization hopes will draw community members and ...

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Pair of suspects arrested for area burglaries

GALLIPOLIS — Two men were arrested late Tuesday by Gallia County sheriff’s deputies in connection with recent burglaries in Morgan Township, Gallia County.According to Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, Seth A. Jeffers, 18, of Bidwell, and Cherodan W. Rockaway, 19, address unknown, have been taken into custody and are being charged with receiving stolen property.Late Monday evening, the sheriff’s office released information to the public in regard to a...

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New doctors Hassuna, Chandra join Holzer

GALLIPOLIS — Dr. Deena Hassuna, a rheumatologist, and Dr. Rameesh Chandra, interventional cardiologist, have joined Holzer Health System as new physicians.Dr. Hassuna completed her internal medicine residency at Wright State University-Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, and her rheumatology fellowship at SUNY Downstate Health System in Brooklyn, N.Y.Hassuna provides care for rheumatic diseases, including: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, scleroderma, i...

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Man wanted by deputies for B&E

GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning announced late on Tuesday evening that deputies are currently seeking Rodney E. Byus as he is wanted in connection with a recent breaking and entering.Byus, 43, is described as having brown hair and blue eyes. He is 6-foot, 1-inch tall and about 185 pounds. He also reportedly has a tattoo of feathers on his left arm.Byus has reportedly been frequenting the Point Pleasant, W.Va., area.Anyone with information...

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New charges filed against convicted felon

GALLIPOLIS — Less than two years after he was granted judicial release into the SEPTA program, a Gallia County man is facing new charges of receiving stolen property, and theft in an unrelated case, after he allegedly broke into his father’s home in May.Jason L. Kingery, 27, of Bidwell, appeared in Gallia County Common Pleas Court last week and pleaded not guilty to one count of theft after he allegedly stole two personal checks belonging to the victim on March 25.

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Gallipolis Garden Club discusses herbs during July meeting

GALLIPOLIS — The mystery of growing and cooking with herbs was unveiled as Sara Spurlock presented a program on “Growing and Cooking with Herbs” to the Gallipolis Garden Club at their July meeting.Mrs. Spurlock spoke about all types of herbs from A to Z. She took a unique approach to the topic by presenting different crackers and dips made with a variety of herbs. Each member was asked to taste the crackers and dips and vote on their favorites.Type of s...

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State police: Child died ‘long agonizing death’

MASON COUNTY — West Virginia State Police say a 20-month old child died a “long agonizing death” as a result of alleged neglect at the hands of his parents.Jimmy R. Edwards, 25, address unreported, and Carla M. Adkins, 31, of Ashton, have been arrested and charged with child neglect resulting in death. Edwards is reportedly from the Milton area of Mason County but was arrested Tuesday in Cabell County on the charge. Since the offense allegedly occurred in Mason Co...

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Obama: The alleged leader of the free world

President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board.In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation’s forensic investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the moral authority of his office to call for the professional handling of the wreckage.

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Case resolved against woman accused of sexual misconduct

GALLIPOLIS — The case against a Gallipolis woman accused of sexual misconduct with a juvenile has been resolved, according to information filed this week with the Gallia County Clerk of Courts Office.An entry filed on Monday and signed by Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans states that the court has been advised that the case against Autumn L. Alban-Beaver has been resolved and a plea agreement will be presented to the court within the next seven to 10 days.

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

Faster, easier website unveiled todayThe Gallipolis Daily Tribune is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.mydailytribune.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.

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URG women’s basketball named NAIA Scholar Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande women’s basketball team has been named a 2013-14 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Team.Head coach David Smalley’s RedStorm sported a cumulative 3.35 grade point average and was among the 1,290 squads to be honored by the NAIA.For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institut...

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Fair season passes now on sale

GALLIPOLIS — Season passes for the Gallia County Junior Fair are now on sale.Season passes may be purchased from Gallia County 4-H clubs, advisors and members as well as the following business locations: All Gallia County offices and branch locations of Ohio Valley Bank, Wesbanco, People’s Bank and Farmer’s Bank. Cost of the season pass will be $24 and will admit one person to the fairgrounds and shows each day of the fair (does not include rides).

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City police, troopers conduct sobriety checkpoint

GALLIPOLIS — Two arrests were made and a total of 564 vehicles were contacted as a result of a sobriety checkpoint conducted this past weekend by the Gallipolis Police Department in conjunction with the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.On Saturday, July 19, a checkpoint was conducted on Upper River Road within the city of Gallipolis. According to Lt. Matt Champlin of the Gallipolis Police Department, the collaborative effort was performed to promote traffic sa...

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Miller enters guilty plea

GALLIPOLIS — In what was, indeed, a last-minute plea agreement, Cole C. Miller — the man accused of shooting Ptl. James Bartels on Sept. 24, 2012 — pleaded guilty to three counts of felonious assault on Monday morning, on what would have been the opening day of his jury trial in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County.Gallia County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Eric Mulford reported that Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, pleaded guilty on Monday to count two of his indi...

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Rio Grande duo named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two University of Rio Grande men’s basketball players were among a record number of student-athletes named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-14 NABC Honors Court on Monday.Rio juniors Evan Legg and Travis Elliott were among the 895 athletes representing 338 colleges and universities who were honored.Legg, a native of Piketon, Ohio, is an Accounting major, while Elliott — a native of Ironton, Ohio — is...

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Celebrate me home

OHIO VALLEY — It’s been said to everything there is a season and this Saturday, the communities of Point Pleasant and Gallipolis celebrated the summer of a young man many have never met but came to know in the cold, dark days of January.Team Tre’ was out in force Saturday afternoon to welcome home a local teen who prayed and battled his way back after being injured in a devastating house fire which claimed the lives of his siblings, Tiffany Grant and Braxton Smith...

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Belle of Cincinnati to dock in Gallipolis Tuesday, July 29

GALLIPOLIS — The Belle of Cincinnati is about to make its annual voyage to Gallipolis later this month.The ship will dock in Gallipolis on July 29, and provide buffet-style lunch and dinner cruises for those who pay. The lunch cruise will begin boarding from French Square at 11 a.m. and sail from noon-2 p.m. The price for adults and seniors is $37; the price for children 4-12 is $22; and children younger than 4 are free.The dinner cruise boards from French Square a...

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