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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.

 

Deadly car fire investigation continues

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the death of two men who were found inside a burned car earlier this year in Racoon Township, Gallia County.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning announced earlier this week that the investigation into the death of Terrell A. Hurt, 21, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Tyler D. Pearson, 20, of Gallipolis, is still ongoing and investigators are seeking the public’s help in this case.

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School board recognizes longtime employee

PATRIOT — The Gallia County Local Schools Board of Education recognized a longtime employee of the district, discussed how far the district has come and what the district is looking to do in the future.At the beginning of the meeting, a resolution of appreciation was presented to Floyd Stapleton, a former transportation employee who served the district for more than 50 years. Numerous friends, family members and school employees filled the room for the recognition and attende...

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Meigs County, SGHS open season at home

Notre Dame Titans at Southern TornadoesLast Meeting: September 2, 2006, Southern won 24-6 in Portsmouth.Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 2 straightFive things to note:1. This is matchup between two 2013 playoff teams as Southern was the fifth seed in Region 25 and Notre Dame took the seven seed in Region 26. Both teams were eliminated in Week 1 of postseason play as Southern fell to Steubenvil...

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URG volleyball blasts WVU Tech

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — The University of Rio Grande jumped to an early lead and never looked back, rolling to a 3-0 win over West Virginia University-Tech in non-conference volleyball action, Wednesday night, at the Baisi Athletic Center.The RedStorm earned the victory by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-19 and evened their overall record at 3-3, while the Golden Bears slipped to 0-6. All six of Tech’s losses have been in straight sets.Rio Grande finished the match wi...

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Hannan hosts Pike Eastern in Week 1

Pike Eastern Eagles at Hannan WildcatsLast Meeting: None.Current head-to-head streak: N/AFive things to note:1. This is Eastern’s first ever varsity football game. The Eagles officially began varsity football next season.2. Hannan won its final game of the season last year over Hundred by a 46-0 count in Ashton.3. It has been over 10 years since Hannan began the season with a vi...

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Ironmen picked to win SEOAL football title

LOGAN, Ohio — In what will be, at least for the time being, the final time the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League fields at least five football teams, SEOAL media predict the Jackson Ironmen will prevail.A panel of a dozen sportswriters, broadcasters and Internet personnel — with each conference school represented by at least one voter — picked the Ironmen to dethrone the defending champion Logan Chieftains and earn their third conference crown in four years....

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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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