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City discusses speed limit change on Ohio 588

GALLIPOLIS — During a special meeting this past Tuesday, the Gallipolis City Commission discussed a previous proposed change to lower the speed limit on Ohio 588 inside the city limits.Gallipolis City Manager Randy Finney reported that, after contacting the Ohio Department of Transportation in regard to his proposal to lower the speed limit to 25 miles per hour on the state route entering town, ODOT performed a study on the roadway.“I did tell you before that...

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Brewster charged with murder

GALLIPOLIS — Following several weeks of investigation, a charge of murder has now been filed in relation to what investigators have previously referred to as a “suspicious death” of a Gallia County man earlier this month.David Dwayne Brewster, 43, of Patriot, appeared in Gallipolis Municipal Court and was charged with one count of murder in connection with the death of Daniel Lee Day after a complaint, signed by Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning, was filed with t...

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Grange passes resolution on Highway Patrol practices

RACINE — A resolution calling for the Ohio State Highway Patrol to discontinue practices of “setting up speed traps inside corporation limits — sometimes on county roads, and even within villages” — was passed by members of the Racine Grange at a recent meeting.In a report on the meeting from Keith Ashley, legislative agent for the Grange, it was stated that for the Ohio State Highway Patrol to work within village corporation limits is a “waste o...

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Several young children and their parents turned out at Gallipolis City Park on Saturday morning to participate in the city’s Easter Egg Hunt in the Park. The event was sponsored by the Gallipolis Parks and Recreation Department and the Gallipolis Junior Women’s Club. The Junior Women’s Club sponsored several games for children such as bean bag toss and ring toss, among others, along First Avenue. The club also sponsored a bake sale. The Easter bunny, of course, was also on h...

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Information sought in propane tank thefts

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the theft of dozens of grill-type propane tanks from two local stores this past weekend.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reported that overnight on Friday, a suspect or suspects stole multiple 20-pound cylinder LP gas tanks from the Par Mar store in Vinton and Dollar General in Bidwell.Nearly 40 tanks were believed to have been stolen, and Browning further reported that the Mason Cou...

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Four indicted following alleged drug trafficking

GALLIPOLIS — Following an ongoing investigation into the purchase and sale of illegal drugs within the Village of Rio Grande, the Rio Grande Police Department filed felony drug-related charges against four suspects — defendants who were all recently indicted by a grand jury.Phill Brandon Unroe, 28, Brian K. Williams, Jr., 18, Amanda Little, 36, and Sandra Wolford, 55, all appeared this past week before Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans for arraignment hearings related to...

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Prison sentenced handed down to Point man for B&E

GALLIPOLIS — A prison sentence was recently handed down in the Gallia County Common Pleas Court to a Point Pleasant man charged with breaking and entering.Michael R. Richmond, 26, was sentenced this past week to eight months of imprisonment in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after he pleaded guilty to a fifth-degree felony charge of breaking and entering.According to the indictment in this case, Richmond broke into a garage located on Lariat Dr...

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