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School officials respond quick to bus accident

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SOUTHSIDE — After a school bus accident on U.S. 35 early Tuesday morning, Mason County school officials immediately followed emergency protocol to ensure the safety of all students and individuals involved.Larry Wright, Mason County Schools director of transportation, said officials pulled together quickly to control the situation and that the schools are lucky and grateful to have the outcome that they did.“We had 19 students on the bus, and we transported nine (to local hospitals),” he said.

 

Lady Raiders victorious over Vinton County

McARTHUR, Ohio — The best way to start something new is with a win.The River Valley volleyball team played its first ever Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match Tuesday night and the Lady Raiders took a victory over host Vinton County in four games.RVHS (3-2, 1-0) outscored the Maroon and Silver 25-16 in the opening game, but the Lady Vikings topped their guest 25-19 in the second game. The Lady Raiders rolled to a 25-13 triumph in the third game and closed out ...

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Prison sentences handed down to Columbus man

GALLIPOLIS — A prison sentence was handed down against a Columbus man this week in Gallia County Common Pleas Court after he committed two additional felonies while on probation through a 2012 drug-related case.Raymone J. Jackson, 32, of Columbus, formerly of Westerville, Ohio, was sentenced Tuesday to two years and 10 months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction after he pleaded guilty to one count of drug possession and one count of drug trafficking in two...

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Pointers roll past GAHS, 6-1

SOUTH POINT, Ohio — No fan of foreign flavors.Exchange student Matt Krivan scored five goals while helping host South Point claim a 6-1 victory over the Gallia Academy boys soccer team Tuesday night during a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Blue Devils (1-2-0) trailed 2-0 at the intermission and were down by six goals late in the contest before junior Zach Johnson broke through in the 73rd minute with Gallia Academy’s only goal....

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Waterford wins tri at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — The Waterford golf team earned a 31-stroke victory Tuesday night during a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking division match at Riverside Golf Club.The Wildcats, led by medalist Brent Ginther with a 36, posted a 161 team total, followed by Southern with a 192 and Wahama with a 217.Southern was led by Jacob Hoback with a six-over par 41, followed by Ryan Schenkelberg with a 49 and Jonah Hoback with a 50. Tanner Roush rounded out the Tornado scoring with a 5...

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Belpre wins tri at Oxbow

BELPRE, Ohio — Simply outmatched.The Eastern and Wahama golf teams didn’t have an answer for the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Belpre, Monday night at Oxbow Golf Course. Belpre’s earned the win with a 162, while EHS posted a 230 and the White Falcons were unable to post a team score.The Golden Eagles were led by co-medalists Sam Perry and Logan Plummer, who both shot 3-over par 38. Ryan McGee marked a 42 for BHS, while Brennen Ferrell cont...

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Meigs slips past Lady Spartans

ALBANY, Ohio — Keeping a good thing going.The Meigs volleyball team kept their undefeated mark in tact by defeating Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division host Alexander in five games, Tuesday night in Athens County.The Lady Marauders (4-0, 1-0 TVC Ohio) edged Alexander (0-3, 0-1) 26-to-24 in the opening game, but Alexander won the second game 25-19. Meigs rolled to a 25-13 win in the third game, the Spartans evened the match with a 25-18 win in the fourth game, and t...

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Harvest Moon Pow Wow to celebrate, educate about Native American culture

GALLIPOLIS — The Native American Education Association Inc. will present its eighth annual Harvest Moon Pow Wow on Aug. 30-Sept. 1 in the Gallipolis City Park.The pow wow is free to the public and primarily serves to the revitalize the traditions and culture of the Native Americans, as well as to help spread education about Native American history and their lifestyle.The event will feature music, dances, education about Native American culture and spirituality, sto...

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Lady Defenders knock off Grace

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team rallied back from early deficits in each of its three games against visiting Grace Tuesday night en route to a 25-22, 25-23, 25-19 victory in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The Lady Defenders (2-0) trailed by at least three points in each game, and each time they came up with the big plays that ultimately allowed the hosts to ...

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Blue Devils win tri-match at Cliffside

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy golf team came away with top honors Tuesday night after posting a 33-stroke victory over the field during a non-conference tri-match at Cliffside Golf Course in the Old French City.The Blue Devils posted five of the top six individual scores at the event, which led to a winning team tally of 159. Point Pleasant finished second with a 192, while host River Valley came in third with a 206.GAHS junior Marcus Moore earned medalist ...

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Ohio workers’ comp CEO visits Gallipolis

GALLIPOLIS — Steve Buehrer, administrator and CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, says traveling around the state to meet with employers is all about better communication.“When I took over four years ago, I discovered we hadn’t done as good a job as we should communicating, especially with the business community, about what was happening, bringing their questions back to Columbus, allowing their frustrations to be a part of our planning process,...

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Defenders shut out Grace, 3-0

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The only goal that Grace scored proved to be the nail in the coffin … for Grace.Michael Lilly’s own goal nine minutes into the second half ultimately allowed the Ohio Valley Christian soccer team to turn a slim 1-0 edge into a comfortable two-goal advantage Tuesday night as the Defenders went on to post a 3-0 victory in a non-conference matchup in the Old French City.The Defenders (2-1-1) controlled the action in the game, but the vis...

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U.S. 35 accident involving bus injures 10

SOUTHSIDE — The driver of a semi-truck has been cited in an accident involving a school bus and another tractor trailer on U.S. 35 on Tuesday morning.Benjamin C. Marshal, 28, Neosho, Mo., was cited for driving too fast for roadway conditions and failure to maintain control, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Department.The accident occurred a little after 7 a.m. Tuesday morning on U.S. 35 in Southside on the stretch of road that shrinks from four lanes t...

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Accident involves multi-agency, multi-state response

POINT PLEASANT — The response to Tuesday’s accident between a school bus and two semi trucks was a result of preparing for the worst-case scenario.According to reports, a school bus was stopped to pick up children around 7:30 a.m.Tuesday with another semi-truck stopped behind it near Cornstalk Road — the location where the U.S. 35 goes from four lane to two for 14 miles. While this was happening, a second semi-truck was unable to stop and strucked the stopped semi...

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Lady Marauders stay perfect, beat Eastern

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Both teams stayed perfect, but only one was hoping for that outcome.The Meigs volleyball team remained unbeaten early on in the 2014 season following a 25-13, 25-20, 25-14 victory over host Eastern Monday night in a non-conference matchup of Meigs County programs at the Eagle’s Nest.The visiting Lady Marauders (3-0) cruised through the first and third games for a pair of double-digit victories, but the Lady Eagles (0-2) put up more of f...

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Warren wins 3rd SEOAL golf meet

LOGAN, Ohio — So much for the friendly confines of home.Warren handed host Logan its first league loss of the season following a 10-shot victory over the field during the third Southeastern Ohio Athletic League golf match held Monday night at Hocking Hills Golf Club in Hocking County.The Warriors posted two of the four sub-40 rounds over nine holes en route to final team tally of 155, which was 10 strokes ahead of the Chieftains and their total of 165. Logan (11-1)...

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Marauders win second TVC Ohio meet

GLOUSTER, Ohio — Every stroke matters.The Meigs golf team claimed a one stroke victory in the second Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division meet of the season, edging Vinton County at Forest Hills Golf Course in Athens County.The Marauders combined for a 179, followed by the Vikings with a 180 and River Valley with a 189. Wellston was fourth after winning the tie-breaker over Athens, which was fifth. The Golden Rockets and Bulldogs both shot 201. The host Buckeyes wer...

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Point Pleasant topples Vikings at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — Now that’s how you defend your home course.The Point Pleasant golf team claimed an 11 stroke victory over visiting Ripley, Monday night at Riverside Golf Club in Mason County.PPHS senior Kelsey Allbright earned match medalist honors with a four-over par round of 39 on the front nine. Allbright was also the only golfer with a birdie on the day, going one-under par on the par-five eighth. Bryce Tayengco added a 44 for Point Pleasant, followed by ...

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