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‘Person of interest’ sought in stolen credit card case

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CHESHIRE — Gallia County deputies are currently seeking information on a suspect who they believe may be involved in a string of car break-ins in the Cheshire area.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning recently released a surveillance photo of a white male reported as a “person of interest” in a stolen credit card case from recent car break-ins along Ohio 7 near Cheshire.Anyone who may recognize this individual is encouraged to contact the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office via their tip-line at (740) 446-6555.


Deputies investigating possible self-inflicted shooting

CROWN CITY — Deputies were on scene at a reported self-inflicted shooting early on Saturday morning.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reports that deputies are investing the shooting that occurred during the early morning hours on Swan Creek Road just off of Bladen Road.The call reportedly came in at around 6:32 a.m. on Saturday. The reported self-inflicted shooting on a male subject occurred in a car parked along a private drive, according to Browning....

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Owens elected to District 10 FFA board

GALLIPOLIS — Andrew Owens was recently elected to serve as the District 10 FFA sentinel.As a district officer, Owens will represent southeastern Ohio and serve approximately 24 schools that are included in the area. He will be responsible for organizing and conducting FFA leadership activities for District 10 FFA members.Owens is the son of A.J. and Angela Owens and will be a 2015 graduate of Gallia Academy High School. He has been enrolled in agricultural classes ...

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Dr. Mario Matos joins Holzer

GALLIPOLIS — Dr. Mario Matos, cardiovascular thoracic surgeon, has joined Holzer Health System’s Cardiovascular Institute.Matos attended the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He completed his cardiovascular thoracic surgery residency at Carolinas Heart Institute in Charlotte, N.C. His residency included cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery, including congenital cardiac, heart transplants, kidney transplants, arrhythmia surgery, valve repair and replacement...

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Gallia resident becomes member in American Angus Association

GALLIPOLIS — Mikayla Pope, of Gallipolis, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization based in Saint Joseph, Mo.Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.The American Angus As...

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‘Good Agricultural Practices’ training set for Aug. 13

GALLIPOLIS — A program about preventing microbial contamination on fruit and vegetable farms will be 6-9 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Gallia County Extension Office, 111 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis.Food safety and good agricultural practices, or GAPS, for fruit and vegetable production will be the focus.

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Living for, with Christ in your life changes your looks

I am not sure when it was started, nor do I remember the circumstances for starting it, but my Uncle Harvey and I, years ago, started referring to one another as Number One and Number Two.Uncle Harvey was Number One and I was Number Two. It was just a little humorous ditty between the two of us that provided the basis for laughter within our families over the years.Recently on Sunday night about 10 p.m., I received a call from Aunt Thelma. When I saw the name of the call...

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2014 Rotary Mile draws 46 area youth

GALLIPOLIS — A total of 46 area youth participated in the 65th annual Rotary Mile this year — competitors that ranged in age from two years old to over 14.The annual Rotary Mile is organized each year under the direction of the Gallipolis Rotary Club and is traditionally held before the Independence Day Parade in Gallipolis. This year, the event began just prior to the parade on July 4. Participants ran the designated one-mile course beginning at the Shake Shoppe at the...

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Police continue search for missing man

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County who was reported missing last week, after his family said they had not been able to locate him for several days, has made contact with at least one member of his family, but the man is still considered missing by the Gallipolis Police Department.An official with the police department reported this week that Nicholas Hunt, 24, of Gallipolis, has reportedly contacted his family via text message, but will be considered missing by the police departmen...

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Man arrested following injury crash

KERR — Following a serious single-vehicle crash in Springfield Township on Wednesday evening, a local man is in custody with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.Paul Thacker, 60, of Thurman, the driver of a silver Chevrolet Trail Blazer that reportedly lost control and crashed along Kerr Road at approximately 10 p.m. Wednesday, is now facing charges of failure to control and drug possession following the incident. Thacker is also reportedly facing a felony indictment for...

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Relationship with God integral for successful marriage

On July 9, my wife and I celebrated 26 years of marriage. How awesome is that?I realize it is rare to find couples that last this long in a marital relationship. On the positive side, it makes us feel like an accomplished and successful couple.God has blessed us, not only with four amazing children who are all serving the Lord, but also with a peaceful and united marriage relationship. God has blessed us with the ability to live a successful marriage relationship.

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A Hunger for More

Faith is a tricky thing. And much of what is tricky about it isn’t merely in whether or not we have it, but also in whether or not we understand what it is about it that is actually pleasing to God.If by “faith” we simply mean religious activity or affiliation with a religious body (e.g., “I go to such-and-such church”) then we’ve totally missed what God means by faith. Is it really important to get this right? Is it truly necessary for us to und...

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Capehart Golf League completes week 4 at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — The young golfers of the Frank Capehart Tri Count Golf league have been Blessed with excellent weather once again. The 4th stop on this years tour was played Monday, July 7, at the Riverside Golf Course in Mason, West Virginia. Sunshine and blue skies prevailed and there was a refreshing breeze that kept the golfers cool. The golf course was in fine condition and played fast and firm.

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Charges pending following meth investigation in Rio

RIO GRANDE — Charges are pending against a pair arrested on Tuesday by the Rio Grande Police Department after what was thought to be an active meth lab discovered in the village.Paul Morris, 43, and Judy O’Dell, 26, were arrested on outstanding warrants Tuesday afternoon after ingredients used to produce methamphetamine were discovered in their vehicle located in the parking lot of McDonald’s at the intersection of U.S. 35 and Ohio 325.

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The Hoop Project slated to begin Friday

GALLIPOLIS — The second annual Hoop Project will return to Gallipolis on Friday following a court dedication ceremony on Friday evening.The dedication ceremony that will begin at 6:30 p.m., according to the group’s Twitter account, will be held on First Avenue at the Gallipolis City Park.All this week, volunteers have been busy working to construct the full courts that line First Avenue at the park, and, on Wednesday afternoon some of the finishing touches we...

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Rio Grande hires retention specialist

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.

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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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