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Marijuana irradication leads to other illegal activity

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POMEROY — Deputies from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Middleport police did marijuana eradication Tuesday and Wednesday in the Langsville area of Meigs County.According to a report from Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood, over a two day period nearly 1,000 marijuana plants were eradicated.While in the process of doing that, deputies were advised of the possibility of illegal manufacturing of explosive materials in a residence at 30766 Pilgrim Ridge Road in Langsville — near where the marijuana eradication took place. A search warrant was secured and once inside, Carolyn Lambert, 65, was taken into custody along with her husband James Lambert, 60, who arrived sometime later.

 

Suspect vehicle recovered following burglary

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Police Department recovered a suspect vehicle Thursday evening matching the description of a truck that was reportedly observed at a burglary in Gallia County on Thursday afternoon.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reported late on Thursday evening that Point Pleasant police officers located a suspect vehicle in a parking lot within Point Pleasant following the report of a burglary on Keeler Road in Addison Township, Gallia County. Deputie...

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Two reported injured following pool hall shooting

KANAUGA — Authorities have reported that a “person of interest” is in custody following a shooting that left two people injured late on Thursday evening.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reports that two victims were shot in the alley way next to P.J.’s Pool Hall, located on Ohio 7 North in Kanauga, at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday evening.Both victims have been transported to Holzer Medical Center, and were reportedly talking while in en ...

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Miller to appear for sentencing Monday

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County man who pleaded earlier this week to shooting and seriously injuring a police officer in the performance of his duties will appear for a sentencing hearing Monday in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County.On the morning of his jury trial this past Monday, Cole C. Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, entered a last-minute plea agreement, pleading guilty to three counts of felonious assault in relation to his actions on Sept. 24, 2012.

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Special speaker to ‘Celebrate Recovery’

POINT PLEASANT — This Sunday the state representative from the worldwide program, Celebrate Recovery (CR), will speak at the Point Pleasant First Church of Nazarene about his personal story of past addictions and current recovery.Lou Ortenzio, CR’s state rep for western and southern West Virginia, is a ministry leader at Clarksburg Baptist Church’s CR chapter and aids other churches in the state with establishing chapters of their own. He will speak at Point Pleas...

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Rio Grande athletic chairs on sale

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande is giving its alumni and the general public a chance to own a piece of the school’s athletic history.The school is currently selling the padded, folding chairs used by the volleyball and the men’s and women’s basketball programs since 1993. Cost is $200 per chair and around 20 chairs are available.Proceeds from the sale of the used chairs will go toward the purchase of new chairs.The chair...

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A Hunger for More

In confusing times and difficult circumstances, God has a way of getting our attention.Whatever you may think about yourself and the world around you, the Lord has His eye on you and desires to break through the racket of everyday static to reach into your heart and pull you into the center of His will.It’s is obvious that we are living in troubling times. But the times are NOT troubling simply because of terrorists (although I’ll not deny that terrorism is t...

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Search the Scriptures

Jesus, confronted by an unbelieving prefect who sought to justify himself, was famously asked, “What is truth.” (John 18:38)Pilate meant it as a rhetorical question and did not allow Jesus an opportunity to answer it, but instead proceeded to have Jesus crucified despite finding no fault in him.Despite Pilate’s nonchalant attitude towards his own question, an attitude shared by millions of people who want to strive to believe there is no truth to be fou...

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Ohio University receives high marks in international rankings

ATHENS — Ohio University has received top marks in two ranking systems designed to provide students and parents with information about the overall quality and cost of higher education.Ranked 464 among the world’s 22,000 degree-granting institutions by the Center for World University Rankings, Ohio University is in the top 2.2 percent of the world’s higher education institutions for its quality of education.The university also ranked 14th out of 44 colle...

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Taking U.S. 35 funding to feds

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) discre...

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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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