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Katelyn Beaver named new Miss Gallia County

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GALLIPOLIS — The look on Katelyn Beaver’s face the moment they called her name on the main stage at the Gallia County Fair was one of those priceless moments.“I thought they must have said someone else’s name,” she said shortly after throngs of friends and relatives finished snapping dozens of photographs of her in her new royal regalia. “I wasn’t expecting it.”She had just been named 2014 Miss Gallia County.


Candidate for governor visits Gallia fair

GALLIPOLIS — This year’s Gallia County Junior Fair received a visit from the 2014 Ohio gubernatorial Democrat candidate Ed FitzGerald on Thursday afternoon.FitzGerald, who is also a county executive of Cuyahoga County, continued his “Hometown Tour” with a visit to the Democratic County Party Booth at the fair to discuss his disagreements with Gov. John Kasich and the impact of local government fund cuts with Gallia residents and supporters.

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French Art Colony’s August Exhibit; Avant-Garde Felt Wearables

GALLIPOLIS — Fiber artists Barbara Morejon and Marlene Gruetter will be featured in the French Art Colony Galleries during August. Opening Friday and running through Aug. 31, the exhibit, “Avante-Garde Felt Wearables” blends fashion, sculpture and textile arts into a one-of-a-kind showcase.Marlene Gruetter offers examples of of her Shambolic fashions, a composition of fashions created from recycled silk garments and fine Merino wool in an expression of color, text...

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Man arrested for sexual assault of juvenile

GALLIPOLIS — Yet another area resident has been charged with the sexual assault of a juvenile, according to a release issued by the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine late Wednesday.Chad A. Swain, 40, at large, has been charged with one count of rape, a felony of the first degree, following an alleged incident that occurred on July 7 of this year.According to a complaint filed with Gallipolis Municipal Court on Wednesday and signed by Agent Evan Hall of th...

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County fair showcases 4-H animals

Overall Supreme Beef Breeding Champion Jordan Johnson participates in the Market Steer Show on Thursday afternoon. Johnson is a member of the 4-H club County To The Core.

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2014 beef breeding judging results

Angus – Overall Breed Class1. Carson Call2. Airika Barr3. Karrington Barr4. Mikayla Pope5. Cody Brumfield6. Airika BarrAOB – Overall Breed Class1. Jordan Johnson2. Jordan Johnson3. Emily Dahse4. Kaylee Lambert5. N/A6. N/AHereford – Overall Breed Class1. Josh Glas...

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Champion Pet Rabbit Junior1st place — $20 Destiny Lemley, Good Times 4-H ClubTie-2nd place — $10 Kaela Sellers, Rodeo Rustlers 4-H Club; Nathan McGuire, Thivener Pioneers 4-H ClubTie-3rd place — $5 Breanna Harrison, Aftershock 4-H Club; Jade Dougles, River Valley All Stars 4-H ClubChampion Pet Rabbit Senior1st place — $20 Debbie Reed - Temperature Rising 4-H Club2nd plac...

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Market and miniature goat judging results

Meat Goat1. Justin Butler2. Reece Butler3. Allie Moore4. Issacc Moss5. Dalton Jones6. Bruce Nolan7. Alyssa Cremeens8. Austin Triplett9. Curtis Haner10. Chloey CampbellFiber Goats 1st place — $20 Darian Miller2nd place — $10 NA3rd place — $5 NAPast Market Showmanship...

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Gallipolis woman accused of stealing $1.5M from dementia sufferer

COLUMBUS — A federal court judge has frozen the assets of a former Gallipolis-based financial adviser amid allegations she conned a 96-year-old nursing home resident out of $1.5 million.Raymond James Financial Services, a Florida-based financial services company, is seeking more than $800,000 from Jo Ellen Fisher, of Gallipolis, a former financial adviser the company claims swindled Edward Martin, 96, of Point Pleasant, who suffers from dementia.Fisher reportedly s...

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Officer shooting case concludes

GALLIPOLIS — Following nearly two years in the local court system, the case against a Gallia County man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a local police officer has concluded.During a hearing held Monday, Cole Creighton Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, was sentenced to a total of 20 years of imprisonment for his actions on the morning of Sept. 24, 2012, that led to Ptl. James Bartels of the Gallipolis Police Department being shot and injured.Appearing in court o...

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Chamber ‘Business of the Month’

The Point Pleasant Register has been named July’s business of the month by the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Chamber Board President Richard Walker, Chamber Executive Director Hilda Austin, Civitas Media Content Manager Michael Johnson, Register Reporter Beth Sergent, Civitas Media Manufacturing Director Greg Weatherbee, Register Customer Service Representative Melissa Fields, Chamber Board Members Elizabeth Jones and Terry Pyles.

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Vinton Bean Dinner carries on annual tradition Saturday

VINTON — The Vietnam Memorial Wall recently displayed at the Bob Evans Farms in Rio Grande is a traveling memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War.Though virtually unknown, a number of memorials exist in the United States that pay tribute to the heroes of another war, one that was fought in America and considered one of the bloodiest of all wars — the American Civil War.The states of Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio all have something in common when i...

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Photos from the 2014 Miss Gallia County Queen Pageant

GALLIPOLIS — Check out these photos from Monday night’s Miss Gallia County Queen Pageant on the main stage of the Gallia County Fair. Katelyn Beaver was crowned 2014 Miss Gallia County.

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Deputies capture home invasion suspect

BIDWELL — After nearly four and half hours on the run, a Meigs County man was apprehened during the early morning hours on Tuesday morning after he allegedly invaded the home of an elderly woman.Ryan E. Kauff, 30, of Middleport, was arrested by Gallia County sheriff’s deputies just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after two burglaries and a manhunt that lead deputies throughout the Bidwell area.Kauff is reportedly being charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, ...

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Pope, Long crowned Little Miss and Mr. Gallia County 2014

GALLIPOLIS — Monday night saw the crowning of the 2014 Little Miss and Mr. Gallia County. Little Miss Gallia County is Hannah Pope, daughter of Phillip and Christina Pope. Little Mr. Gallia County is Joshua Long, son of Larry and Angie Long.The 2014 Little Miss runner-up is Madison Brown, daughter of Jenni and Steven Errett. The 2014 Little Mr. runner-up is Jace Justice, son of Joe and Crystal Justice.Last year’s winners, Lindsey Marie Wells and Brandon Scott...

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Superintendent’s report addresses county school district’s property ownership, teaching licenses

BIDWELL — At a recent meeting of the Gallia County Local Schools Board of Education, the superintendent’s report incited discussion about the board’s possible donation of property to the county and possibly revising employment requirements for the district teachers.Superintendent Jude Meyers said he was recently asked if the board would be interested in donating some land that the school district owns to the county for the purpose of installing a satellite station...

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Bon Appetit Appalachia

GALLIPOLIS — The Appalachian Regional Commission, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, Ohio’s Appalachian Country and the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, launched a new food initiative on July 16, 2014, to introduce visitors to the flavor of the Appalachian Region.The “Bon Appetit Appalachia” brand campaign is designed to create awareness of the local foods in the region, and includes a printed map and an interactive w...

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‘Belle’ of the ball

The Belle of Cincinnati is definitely the belle of the ball for Point Pleasant and Gallipolis this week when it docks in both cities. On Monday, the boat, pictured here at Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, arrived for the annual dinner cruise hosted by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center. The two-hour cruise is a major fundraiser for the museum and is a popular event for locals. The vessel docks at Gallipolis on Tuesday for a buffet-style lunch and dinner cruise. The lunch cr...

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