COLUMBUS — The Eastern Lady Eagles will be compete in the OHSAA Division IV State Championship on Saturday after a 68-59 victory over Fort Loramie on Thursday evening.Lead by a 38 point effort by Jenna Burdette, the Lady Eagles rallied from a 15-14 deficit at the end of the first quarter for the nine point victory.Eastern will face Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Value City Arena, Jerome Schottenstein Center in the championship game. Zanesville...
RACCOON TWP. — Gallia County sheriff’s deputies are currently on the scene of a vehicle fire involving the death of two people in the Rio Grande area.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning said at approximately 8:30 p.m. Thursday that deputies, along with the Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Department and troopers with the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, responded to a vehicle fire on Garnes Ford Road south of Rio Grande, where the bodies of two individuals were...
GALLIPOLIS — A teen girl arrested last month after leading multiple law enforcement agencies on 18-mile chase through Gallia County was sentenced Monday in Gallia County Juvenile Court.The 13-year-old girl, who was driving the vehicle at the time of the incident, and a friend stole the vehicle, ran away from home and then led police on a high-speed pursuit early Feb. 16.
GALLIPOLIS — A Middleport man arrested last August in connection with one of the largest drug busts in Gallia County’s history was sentenced this week in Common Pleas Court.Dennis C. Butcher, 61, of Middleport, was sentenced to 18 months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections on Tuesday after pleading guilty to a third-degree felony charge of trafficking 35,830 grams of marijuana.Butcher was arrested along with his wife, Tammy L. Butcher, 53...
OHIO VALLEY — Several counties in the region saw a large jump in unemployment in the month of January.Meigs and Gallia counties were no exceptions.In Meigs County, unemployment climbed from 10.9 percent in December to 13.2 percent in January, placing Meigs in a tie for the second-highest rate in the state.Gallia County’s rate went from 8.1 percent in December to 10 percent in January.Both rates remain lower than January 2013, when Meigs ...
GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County man accused of manufacturing methamphetamine last April was sentenced in GHallia County Common Pleas Couort to three years in prison.Matthew S. White, 25, of Gallipolis, was sentenced during a hearing before Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans on Monday after he pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony charge of the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine.Following Monday’s hearing, Assistant Gallia County Prosecutor Britt Wiseman ...
GALLIPOLIS — A pair of Lawrence County men caught on video last month breaking into a Crown City home appeared before Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans on Monday to face second-degree felony burglary charges.Larry M. “Matt” Eddy, 31, and Jeremy B. Slone, 31, both of Chesapeake, each pleaded not guilty during their respective arraignment hearings this week to breaking into a home Feb. 4 along Ohio 218.Eddy, the first suspect to be apprehended , appeared i...
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