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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.

 

County schools discuss school resource officer program

PATRIOT — The Gallia County Local Schools and Gallia County Sheriff Department pondered Monday the possibility of implementing the School Resource Officer Program in the district.The program, which is already implemented in two other districts in Gallia County — Buckeye Hills Career Center and Gallipolis City Schools — provides schools with a designated deputy who oversees the district’s buildings.“In light of kind of redoing our crisis plan...

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Drama in South Range game came before the kickoff

The South Range-Lisbon Anderson game wasn’t nearly as dramatic as what happened before it even began.The schools arranged for both bands to perform the National Anthem prior to the kickoff so that South Range lineman Travis Bernard and his sister, Taylor, a band member, would be on the field at the same time.Seconds after the music stopped, Doug Bernard, an Air Force Master Sgt. who had hurried back from a four-month deployment to Kuwait and Qatar, strolled through...

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AP Ohio High School Football Poll List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the second weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Cincinnati Moeller (20)4-02532, Mentor (2)4-02103, Hudson (2)4-0172...

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Southern rallies past Lady Rebels

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — A little tougher the second time around.Host South Gallia rallied early to take a 1-0 match lead, but the Southern girls volleyball team still managed to claim a season sweep following a 22-25, 25-21, 25-9, 25-13 victory Monday night in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Gallia County.The visiting Lady Tornadoes (8-3, 6-3 TVC Hocking) led by as many as five points on three separate occasions in the opening game, but the Lady Reb...

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Point golfers win dual against Vikings

MASON, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant golf team earned a 27-shot victory over visiting Ripley Monday night during a non-conference dual match at Riverside Golf Course in Mason County.The Black Knights posted three of the top four individual scores en route to a winning tally of 175, which was more than enough to top the Vikings and their total of 202. PPHS senior Kelsey Allbright also earned medalist honors with a 3-over par round of 38.Bryce Tayengco followed Allbrigh...

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Local girls golfers fall at sectional

ASHVILLE, Ohio — Girls golfers from Meigs, Eastern and Southern end their season at the sectional tournament.Ten local girls competed at Monday’s Division II sectional golf tournament at Upper Lansdowne’s par-72 course, in Pickaway County.The Lady Marauders were seventh overall and five shots back of advancing with a 439. Dannett Davis led Meigs with a 101, followed by senior Victoria Walker with a 110 and Karlee Norton with a 113. Kendra Robie rounded ...

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Blue Angels power past Portsmouth

CENTENARY, Ohio — A win is a win, no matter the score or how pretty it looked.The Gallia Academy volleyball team defeated Southeastern Ohio Athletic League guest Portsmouth in four games, Monday night in Gallia County.The Blue Angels (12-3, 6-1 SEOAL) dropped the first game by a 25-21 count, but they rallied back to take the second game 25-23. Gallia Academy surged to a 25-11 victory in the third game and kept the momentum going to win the fourth game 25-17.

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Men charged after major drug bust

GALLIPOLIS — Three men involved in an alleged drug-trafficking ring were arraigned earlier this month in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County.Earnest J. Moore III, 38, of Columbus, Rasheed T. Latham, 26, of Detroit, and Brandon Q. McNair, 31, of Columbus, all recently pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of drug possession and trafficking in drugs following a major bust this summer in Gallia County.

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Lady Marauders maul Eastern

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Dominance at home.The Meigs volleyball team claimed a straight game victory over non-conference guest Eastern, Saturday at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.The Lady Marauders (9-6) charged to a 2-0 lead with a 25-13 victory in the first game and a 25-12 win in the second. Meigs dominated the third game, winning 25-3 and claiming the 3-0 match victory. MHS never trailed in any of the three games.

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Point Pleasant 10th at Covered Bridge Invitational

RIPLEY, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant boys cross country team took 10th place Saturday at the Covered Bridge Invitational, hosted by Ripley.The boys team competition was won by Ripley with a total of 68, followed by Capital with 75 and Wirt County with 92. The Big Blacks total of 229 placed PPHS 10th of the 12 teams. Buffalo’s Hayden Harrison paced the field of 94 with a time of 16:39.4, followed by Wirt County’s Glenn McMillan (17:18.1) and Capital’s Michael R...

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Lady Eagles win Bob Reall Invite

LANCASTER, Ohio — The Lady Eagles are getting pretty good at this ‘trophy over the weekend’ thing.The Eastern girls cross country team picked up its fifth straight Saturday championship this season during the 2014 Bob Reall Lancaster Invitational held on the campus of Lancaster High School in Fairfield County.The Lady Eagles had five runners finish in the top 16 of in the Division III Team Race and posted a winning tally of 49 points, which was nine poi...

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Investigators seek assistance in solving arson

GALLIPOLIS — The Division of State Fire Marshal is seeking information from the public regarding a recent fire that investigators say was intentionally set.According to information released by the Ohio State Fire Marshal’s Office last week, investigators have collected evidence that has led them to believe that a fire that occurred Sept. 7 at a business, French Nails, located at 161 Upper River Road in Gallipolis, was intentionally set.The fire was discovered...

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FAC to feature Rick K. and the Allnighters

RIO GRANDE — The French Art Colony will present Rick K. and the Allnighters in concert at the Berry Fine and Performing Arts Center at the University of Rio Grande, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4.The concert is a part of the French Art Colony’s 50th Anniversary celebration.

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Making a presence

COLUMBUS — A delegation of nearly 40 Gallia County elected officials, business leaders and community members traveled to Columbus on Friday, September 12, to meet with key State department personnel during a Gallia County Legislative Day at the Ohio Statehouse.

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How to train your dragon boat

POINT PLEASANT — The second annual Dragon Boat Festival takes place Sept. 27 at Krodel Park.Sponsored by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, this year’s event has grown to include even more boats arriving from Canada in just a few short weeks. Businesses sponsor the boats and then fill them with employees and friends.The museum provides a few evenings of team training on the lake in preparation for the races, which will go all day Sept. 27 un...

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Community gathers to support youth

GALLIPOLIS — Thanks to a little initiative and collaboration, local businesses and school officials are demonstrating what it takes to make a difference in the lives of students.Mandie Boster of Tuscany Cuccini, coordinator of a developing program that seeks to help “at-risk” youth and improve students’ overall school experience in Gallia County via the support of local businesses, said the group is still brainstorming a name for the project but ideas and pl...

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Blessings in a Backpack

MIDDLEPORT — The process is this: open up a Walmart plastic bag, fill it with $2.10 worth of food, and give it to a child in need.

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