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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.


Emancipation to feature musical acts

GALLIPOLIS — In addition to featuring re-enactors, guest speakers and a myriad of other events, this year’s Gallia County Emancipation Celebration will once again feature world-class singers and musicians.The celebration will begin on Friday evening at the Ariel Theatre in Gallipolis with a musical performed by the ladies of the Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, of Charleston, W.Va.The musical, “Be Still and Know that He is God,” is based on Psalm 46:10. ...

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RedStorm women win KIAC debut

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Rachel Hoffman and Carrie Mathes scored their first goals of the season and the University of Rio Grande made a successful debut in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, posting a 2-0 win over Carlow University, Thursday night, in women’s soccer at Highmark Stadium.The RedStorm evened their overall record at 3-3 with the victory.The Celtics slipped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the KIAC with the loss.

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OVCS nets win over Lady Flyers

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team suffered a Game 1 letdown, but then rallied with three strong efforts en route to a 15-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-11 victory over visiting Ironton Saint Joseph in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The host Lady Defenders (7-3) fell behind 19-9 in the opening game before trading points the rest of the way, allowing the Lady Flyers to cl...

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West commits to URG track and field

Former Gallia Academy Blue Angel commits to join Rio Grande’s track and field program. Breanna West, a 2013 GAHS grad played on the Ohio Christian University volleyball team before transferring to URG. West, a 5-foot-4 sprinter/jumper was a four-year All-Southeast District and Academic All-SEOAL honoree for the Blue Angels. “I’m excited to have the chance to continue my track and field career at Rio because of the team aspect of it,” said West. “Running collegiat...

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Gallia man facing felony charges in northern Ohio

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County man is facing multiple felony charges in northern Ohio after he allegedly falsely reported on a shooting and stabbing in Van Wert County.According to Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach of the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Donald Z. Thacker, Jr., 41, of Thurman, Ohio, is facing three counts of tampering with evidence, all felonies of the third degree; one count of vandalism, a fifth degree felony; and one count of discharging a firearm on a roa...

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City schools discuss report

GALLIPOLIS — At a regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, the Gallipolis City Schools Board of Education discussed the district’s Ohio School Report Card results, areas to improve in and how to implement initiatives for improvement.Curriculum Director Beth Vollborn presented the board with the district’s Ohio School Report Card results, which were released last week.The reports are released annually, and school districts are graded on different in...

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RV, SG and Southern host Week 4 contests

Meigs Marauders (1-2) at Vinton County Vikings (0-3)Last Week: Meigs lost to Logan 55-7 in Rocksprings; Vinton County lost to Bloom Carroll 39-25 in McArthur.Last meeting between the teams: October 11th, 2013 Meigs won 46-20 in Rocksprings.Current head-to-head streak: Meigs has won 3 straight.MHS Offense Last Week: 103 rushing yards, 43 passing yards.VCHS Offense Last Week: 51 ...

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Point Pleasant, Wahama hosting in Week 4

Logan Wildcats (2-1) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (3-0)Last Game: Point Pleasant defeated Wayne 38-14 in Point Pleasant; Logan defeated Lincoln County 44-14 in Hamlin.Last Meeting between teams: November 15th 2013 Point Pleasant won 41-14 at PPHS,Current head-to-head streak: PPHS has won two straight.PPHS Offense Last Game: 211 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.LHS Offense Last Week:...

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Eagles place third at Forest Hills

GLOUSTER, Ohio — The Eastern boys golf team took third place Wednesday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division quad match at Forest Hills.Miller fired a 157 to take first place, followed by Trimble with a 184 and Eastern with a 197. Federal Hocking rounded out the four team field with a 225 total.Eastern was led by Zach Connolly with a 47, and Kaleb Honaker with a 48. Ty Bissell and Dillon Swatzel rounded out the EHS total, each with a 50. Jacob Brewer (5...

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No. 7 RedStorm slips past UNOH

LIMA, Ohio — Patricio Arce scored his team-high fourth goal of the season to snap a second half tie and lift seventh-ranked University of Rio Grande to a 2-1 win over the University of Northwestern Ohio, Wednesday afternoon, in non-conference men’s soccer action at Racers Field.The RedStorm improved to 5-0-2 with the victory, avenging a 2-1 loss to the Racers at home in the 2013 regular season finale.UNOH dropped to 3-2-1 with the loss.Arce, a soph...

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Rio volleyball sweeps Cincinnati Christian

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The University of Rio Grande got off to a quick start and never looked back, cruising to a 3-0 win over Cincinnati Christian University, Tuesday night, in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference volleyball action at Jill Rendel Court.The RedStorm won all three sets by scores of 25-15, improving to 6-10 overall and 3-1 in league play.Cincinnati Christian slipped to 4-6 overall and 1-3 in the KIAC.Rio Grande posted a season-best .283 atta...

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Lady Raiders fend off Federal Hocking

BIDWELL, Ohio — Revenge at its finest.The River Valley volleyball team was swept in a non-conference tilt at Federal Hocking on August 19, but the Lady Raiders avenged that loss Wednesday night when the Lady Raiders defeated the guests Lady Lancers in heartbreaking fashion.The Lady Raiders (9-5) jumped out to a 5-4 advantage in the first game, but Federal Hocking rallied past RVHS with a eight straight points. FHHS cruised to the 25-11 victory in the first game, an...

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Local appears on MTV

GALIPOLLIS — When Shelby Merry of Gallipolis sent in her video application explaining to MTV producers why she’d be “the worst” contestant to appear on the “Million Dollar Maze Runner,” she never thought she’d appear on a national television special that featured one of her favorite book series — but that’s exactly what happened.The “Million Dollar Maze Runner” episode was a one-time special that aired Sunday evening...

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Meigs wins girls golf match

POMEROY, Ohio — Every stoke counts.The Meigs girls golf team claimed a four stroke victory over Waterford, Tuesday night during a girls golf match at Meigs County Golf Course.The Lady Marauders fired a 198, followed by the Lady Wildcats with a 202 and Alexander with a 213. Eastern and Southern also competed but neither was able to post a team score.Kendra Robie led the Lady Marauders with a 46, followed by Dannett Davis with a 49 and Karlee Norton with a...

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Local job developer getting individuals back to work

GALLIPOLIS — Approximately 100 people have reportedly gained employment through a job development program that is being offered through an agreement between the Gallia County Economic Development Office and the Gallia County Department of Job and Family Services.According to a release issued this week by Melissa Clark, director of Gallia County Economic and Community Development, the job development program works through utilizing a “job developer” who develops jo...

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Tornadoes take second at Green Hills quad

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. —So much for home county advantage.The Southern golf team took second place Tuesday night at Green Hills, defeating Jackson County schools Ravenswood and Ripley.The quad match was won by Roane County with a 162, followed by the Tornadoes with a 190. Ripley was third with a 199, followed by Ravenswood with a 211.Roane County was led by match medalist Cole Moore with a 36 and Cam Moore with a 38. Caleb Moore fired a 43 and Hunter Thompson...

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Southern storms past Lady Golden Eagles

RACINE, Ohio — For the second time in four days the Southern volleyball team claimed victory over Belpre.The Lady Tornadoes defeated Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Belpre Tuesday night in a league match, just four days after topping the Lady Golden Eagles in a tri-match at Meigs.Southern (6-3, 4-3 TVC Hocking) rolled to a 25-9 victory in the first game and claimed a 25-19 win in the second. SHS capped off the victory with a 25-13 wins in the third gam...

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