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A ‘Good Friday!’

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Christians in Gallia County and all over the world have been commemorating the death and resurrection of Christ, culminating with the celebration of Good Friday and Easter Sunday this weekend. Local churches will be holding special services, including at Saint Louis Catholic Church in Gallipolis, pictured, where an Easter Vigil and Mass of Resurrection will be held beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday. Easter Sunday masses will be held at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. this Sunday. The nearby First Presbyterian Church, also pictured, held Maundy Thursday services this Thursday in recognition of the Last Supper of Jesus with the Apostles. For more information on weekend church services, see the church calendar inside today’s Gallipolis Daily Tribune.

 

Lady Knights sweep Parkersburg South, 13-1

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant softball team picked up its third consecutive win Thursday night following a 13-1 decision in five innings over host Parkersburg South in a non-conference matchup in Wood County.The Lady Knights (11-5) — winners of seven of their last nine overall — led 7-0 through three innings of play and eventually claimed a season sweep of the Lady Patriots. PPHS claimed a 9-0 win at home in the season opener back on March 21....

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Wahama rolls past Lancers, 9-2

MASON, W.Va. — Thorough, from start to finish.The Wahama baseball team led 5-0 through two innings and were ahead by nine runs after five complete Thursday night en route to a 9-2 triumph over visiting Federal Hocking in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Mason County.The host White Falcons (6-4, 5-1 TVC Hocking) outhit the Lancers by an 8-3 overall margin during the wire-to-wire victory, which served as Wahama’s third straight and sixth out ...

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Point Pleasant sweeps titles at Mason County meet

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The hosts were the most.Both the Big Blacks and Lady Knights came away with top honors Wednesday night at the 2014 Mason County track and field meet held at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field on the campus of Point Pleasant High School.Point Pleasant won both the girls and boys team titles by a minimum of 17 points each, with Wahama serving as the runner-up in both divisions while Hannan twice finished third in the three-team competitions. Onl...

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Gallia woman accused of sexual misconduct with juvenile

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County woman is facing a multiple-count indictment following her alleged sexual misconduct with a juvenile last year.Autumn L. Alban-Beaver, 29, of Gallipolis, pleaded not guilty to five counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, all felonies of the third degree; one count of the illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a felony of the fifth degree; and one count of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a misdemeanor o...

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U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson visits Gallia, Meigs

POMEROY —U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, visited Pomeroy and Gallipolis on Thursday to meet with the county commissioners, village officials and community leaders for a round-table discussion about legislation in Washington.An emphasis of the discussions was on Federal Emergency Management Agency and legislation that delays implementation of new regulations for large increases in the cost of flood insurance, and the work that remains for a more permanent solution....

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Stolen SUV recovered from Ohio River

POINT PLEASANT — The SUV which was spotted floating in the Ohio River early Tuesday morning was recovered Thursday afternoon.Turns out the recovered SUV has been confirmed as being the stolen 2008 GMC Arcadia stolen Tuesday morning from a residence on South Park Dr., according to Point Pleasant Police Chief Joe Veith.Veith said his department has four suspects in the case of the stolen vehicle, two juveniles and two adults. Charges should be filed in the next coupl...

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River Valley stings Lady Hornets, 7-4

COAL GROVE, Ohio — The River Valley softball team picked up its second consecutive win — both in league and overall — Wednesday night following a 7-4 decision over host Coal Grove in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.The Lady Raiders (4-6, 2-1 OVC) never trailed in the contest as the guests stormed out to a 3-1 lead after one inning and never looked back. The Lady Hornets (1-4 OVC) answered with a run in the fourth to pull to within 3-2, but ult...

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Tigers claw past Point Pleasant, 13-7

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Too many extra chances.The Point Pleasant baseball team committed seven errors and were outhit by a 13-9 overall margin Wednesday night following a 13-7 setback to visiting Chapmanville in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.The host Big Blacks (9-5) jumped out to an early 2-1 lead through two complete, but the Tigers (12-2) responded with 10 consecutive runs over the next three innings to secure a 11-2 edge through four and a half fram...

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Tornadoes storm past Meigs, 9-4

RACINE, Ohio — An excellent start leads SHS past the visiting Marauders.The Southern baseball team outscored Meigs 6-0 over the first four innings of the Tornadoes’ 9-4 non-conference victory, Wednesday night at Star Mill Park.The Tornadoes (4-4) marked two runs in the first inning and three in the third to jump out to the early advantage. Southern added another run in the fourth and Meigs (6-2) broke through for the first time in the top of the fifth. The Pu...

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Sponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.Swan Racing owner Brandon Davis, the CEO of independent oil and gas company Swan Energy, bought the organization in late 2012. Cole Whitt drives the No. 26 Toyota Camry and Parker Kligerman drives the No. 30 Toyota Camry for Swan in the Sprint Cup series.“The team has been unable to secure the kind of sponsorship required to effec...

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Raiders fall at Coal Grove, 2-0

COAL GROVE, Ohio — The River Valley baseball team produced just one hit Wednesday night during a 2-0 loss to host Coal Grove in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Raiders got a single from Jordan Gilliland in the top of the fourth, which served as one of only two baserunners that RVHS had in the setback.The Hornets produced just three hits in the triumph, but the hosts also benefited from three River Valley errors in the wire-to-wire ...

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Local entertainers headline Buckeye Hills Expo

RIO GRANDE — Buckeye Hills Career Center will feature live entertainment at their annual Expo April 26-27. The Expo will be each day from noon to 5 p.m. on the Buckeye Hills campus.The entertainment is scheduled as follows: April 26 — Noon, Summer Shade; 2 p.m., Corey Hager and Friends; 3 p.m., Open Rail. April 27— Noon, His Atonement; 2 p.m., The Gospel Strings; 4 p.m., Jeff Seitz

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White Falcons soar past South Gallia, 13-5

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — A nine-run fourth inning provided all of the offense that the Wahama baseball team needed Wednesday night following a 13-5 victory over host South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Gallia County.The visiting White Falcons (5-4, 4-1 TVC Hocking) picked up their fifth win in the last seven outings and also remained just one game behind both Trimble and Waterford in the overall league standings. The Rebels (1-5, 0-5) dropped their ...

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Blue Devils sweep Warren, 2-0

WATERFORD, Ohio — Not even a change in scenery could derail the Blue Devils.The Gallia Academy baseball team claimed a season sweep of host Warren Wednesday night following a 2-0 victory in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup held at the baseball diamond on the campus of Waterford High School in Washington County.The host Warriors had to move the game to Waterford due to their field not being playable, the same reason that led Warren to switch its earlier c...

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Gallia Academy sweeps titles at Gallia County Meet

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — A power in numbers.The biggest school in the county came away with the biggest point totals Tuesday night as Gallia Academy captured both the boys and girls titles at the 2014 Gallia County Track and Field meet held on the campus of South Gallia High School in Gallia County.Both the Blue Devils and Blue Angels came away with top honors over SGHS, River Valley and Ohio Valley Christian, as the Blue and White won their respective divisions by at l...

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Search for SUV resumes Thursday with Ohio BCI

POINT PLEASANT — The search for an SUV spotted floating in the Ohio River on Tuesday will resume Thursday morning with help from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI).Point Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant said divers with BCI will be on hand, along with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, Point Pleasant Fire Department and Point Pleasant Police Department (PPPD), Thursday, to search for the vehicle in the Ohio River just north of River...

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River Valley High School Honor Roll

The following River Valley High School students were named to the third quarter Honor Roll:

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