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Rio Grande hires retention specialist

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RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College has announced the hire of Dean Crawford as recruitment and retention specialist.The newly formed position is designed to increase student engagement and persistence throughout their entire Rio Grande experience. The position reports to the dean of enrollment management and will provide a retention focus to all planning, coordination and implementation of recruitment and enrollment initiatives.

 

Sawyer Ellis declared the overall winner of Cutest Kids Competition

GALLIPOLIS — The winners of the Cutest Kid competition have been announced, with a total of seven winners in all with six categories. The overall winner, who won $10, is Sawyer Ellis, 3, with the most overall votes. The winners of the six categories each won $50, and were listed by first name: Ariya is the winner of the Newborn Category, Rocky is the winner of the Toddler Category, Brycen is the winner of the Ages 2-3 Category, Torri is the winner of the Ages 4-5 Category, Trey is the w...

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Deputies working to combat recent string of break-ins

GALLIA COUNTY — While many in the area have been enjoying the summer vacationing and spending time with family, others have been contending with the loss of property and the violation of having their own homes broken into.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning on Monday said deputies in Gallia County have been busy attempting to track down those responsible for dozens of area burglaries thus far this summer, nine of which have occurred within the county since July 1.

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City to smoke test Spruce St. sewer lines

GALLIPOLIS — City officials will smoke test the sewer system on Spruce Street — from First Avenue to the Spruce Street Extension — on Thursday afternoon, weather permitting.City Project Coordinator and Safety Director Ed Swisher said the smoke test will allow officials to identify any defects in the sewer systems such as excess inflow or infiltration.The smoke officials will use is non-toxic and non-staining. It has no odor, is white to gray in color an...

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Fireworks complete a successful 2014 River Rec

GALLIPOLIS — Perfect weather highlighted this year’s Gallipolis River Recreation Festival and Saturday evening’s festivities closed with the annual fireworks display over the Ohio River at Gallipolis City Park.Held each year around the Fourth of July holiday, the annual River Recreation Festival is the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraising event and is organized by the chamber and the River Recreation Festival Committee.The chambe...

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judge lauds Gallipolis in Bloom committee for hospitality

Dear Editor,Many thanks to the Gallipolis in Bloom Committee for the warm hospitality, informative guides and beautifully organized tour through your town during our recent visit for America in Bloom.The committee and its many volunteers brought your lovely community to life for us and clearly demonstrated the pride you all have for Gallipolis. We especially thank Lori Kelly and Beverly Dunkle for their extraordinary efforts on our behalf.We look forward to se...

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Dear Editor,The Board of Gallia County Commissioners want to provide information regarding dog tags to our county residents.All proceeds from the sale of dog and kennel tags in Gallia County are deposited into the Gallia County Animal Shelter Fund. These funds allow our county dog warden and assistant county dog warden operate the Gallia County Animal Shelter.All dogs, even if the dog is a full-time house dog, are required by the Ohio Revised Code to have a ne...

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‘Honor Our Heroes’ exhibit shares stories, brings healing

RIO GRANDE — Gallia County’s holiday weekend events are honoring more than the nation’s independence. The 24-hour “Honor Our Heroes” exhibit at Bob Evans Farm features memorials that pay tribute to both local and national heroes of the Vietnam War.Hosted by the Gallia County Chapter 709 of the Vietnam Veterans and Bob Evans Farm, the event is free and open to the public on July 3-6. The display features the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, a memorial f...

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Sue Teaford

NEW RICHMOND — Martha Sue Teaford, 67, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, from infection following surgery.Sue will be greatly missed by her family and friends — human, furry and feathered. Sue moved to New Richmond, Ohio, in January to live in a 150-year old house on the farm of her daughter, son-in-law and grandsons where she made many friends including a border collie and a flock of chickens who liked to visit with her in the m...

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Following tour, AIB judges thank local committee

Dear Editor,Many thanks to the Gallipolis in Bloom Committee for the warm hospitality, informative guides and beautifully organized tour through your town during our recent visit for America in Bloom. The committee and its many volunteers brought your lovely community to life for us and clearly demonstrated the pride you all have for Gallipolis. We especially thank Lori Kelly and Beverly Dunkle for their extraordinary efforts on our behalf. We look forward to seeing many citizens f...

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Gallipolis celebrates Independence Day

GALLIPOLIS — More than 100 participants marched down Second Avenue during the annual Independence Day Parade in Gallipolis on Friday with Parade Marshal Trace Neal leading the pack.The son of the late Lorie Neal, Trace served as parade marshal this year in memory of his mother who served as executive director of the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce and organizer of the Gallipolis River Recreation Festival for 13 years.

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VanSickle named 2014 Junior Miss

GALLIPOLIS — The 2014 River Recreation Festival went off without a hitch or a drop of rain as the crownings of the 2014 Junior Miss and River Recreation Festival Queens took place on Thursday evening.After a parade of dozens of cars containing a multitude of contestants and winners drove through, the six Junior Miss contestants took the stage to answer questions about themselves and to show off their best Fourth of July wear.Abby Vansickle took the crown, and Olivi...

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FAC festival exhibit winners announced

GALLIPOLIS — The annual regional art competition, sponsored by the French Art Colony, 530 First Avenue, Gallipolis, is now in its 46th year. Part of the exhibit is a feature in the annual River Recreation Festival, sponsored by the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, on July 4th, in the city park. Jurors selections, from the many entries, will be available for viewing, in the Galleries at Riverby, throughout the month of July, during normal gallery hours, Tuesday through Sunday afternoon...

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Siders crowned 49th River Recreation Festival Queen

GALLIPOLIS — Not a drop of rain touched the stage this year as the 2014 River Recreation Festival Queen was crowned Thursday night during the 2014 River Recreation Festival.After the Queen’s Parade, and the Opening Ceremony and the Junior Miss Pageant, the five contestants took the stage and answered questions about their interests, hopes and pursuits beyond high school.Maddison Siders, 17, was crowned as the River Recreation Festival Queen for 2014, with All...

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River Rec Festival under way in Gallipolis

GALLIPOLIS — The 49th Annual River Recreation Festival opened on Thursday evening at the Gallipolis City Park in downtown Gallipolis and will continue through Saturday evening, concluding with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.The River Recreation Festival is held each year around the Fourth of July holiday and is the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce’s annual fundraising event. This year, festivities kicked off with the queen’s parade followed by the opening ceremony...

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Man charged with burglarizing family’s home

GALLIPOLIS — An indictment was recently handed down against an individual accused of burglarizing his mother’s Gallia County home.Kelsey W. Reuter, 26, address unknown, recently pleaded not guilty to one count of burglary and one count of theft.Reuter, who was initially arrested by law enforcement on April 29, made a first appearance in the Gallipolis Municipal Court following his arrest and has remained incarcerated in the Gallia County Jail under at $300,00...

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Olympic gold medalist to visit URG camp

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — A visit from Olympic gold medalist Mary Wineberg will highlight the 2014 Rio Grande Track & Field Camp, which is scheduled for July 6-10 on the campus of the University of Rio Grande.Wineberg will be speaking on Tuesday, July 8, at 11 a.m., inside Bob Evans Farms Hall on the URG campus. There will be autograph and photo opportunities for campers and the public following the presentation.After a break for lunch, Wineberg will remain on hand to con...

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Trace Neal named marshal for July 4 parade

GALLIPOLIS — Trace Neal will lead the 2014 Gallipolis Independence Day Parade on July 4, during the Gallipolis River Recreation Festival.Trace will serve in memory of his mother, Lorie Neal, who served as executive director of the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce and organizer of the Gallipolis River Recreation Festival for 13 years.Each year, an outstanding community member is honored by the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce with the Bud and Donna McGhee Award an...

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