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Silver Bridge and U.S. 35 reopen

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HENDERSON - The northbound lanes of the Silver Memorial Bridge and U.S. 35 have reopened.Early reports are a piece of equipment hit a steel beam on the structure, causing the accident and closure. More on this story as information becomes available.


Point golfers 2nd at Green Hills

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — The Point Pleasant golf team finished second to host Ravenswood Thursday night during a tri-match held at Green Hills Golf Course in Jackson County.The Black Knights finished the day with a team tally of 199, which was 14 shots back of the Red Devils and their winning total of 185. Ripley finished third overall with a 212.Jon Watkins of Ravenswood earned medalist honors with a low round of 7-over par 43, which was one shot better than runner-up ...

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Blue Angels hold off Logan in five games

LOGAN, Ohio — Now that’s how you bounce back.The Gallia Academy volleyball team suffered their first Southeastern Ohio Athletic League loss of the season Monday night, but the Blue Angels couldn’t hold their heads down too long as they had to travel to Logan on Thursday. GAHS needed five games but the Blue and White completed the season sweep of the Lady Chiefs by a 3-2 count.Logan (7-8, 2-3 SEOAL) took the first game by a 25-17 count, but Gallia Academ...

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Lady Rebels knock off Miller

HEMLOCK, Ohio — After starting the year with five straight losses, the South Gallia volleyball team is now .500 over its last six matches following Thursday night’s 25-21, 25-18, 25-16 victory over host Miller in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Perry County.The visiting Lady Rebels (3-8, 3-5 TVC Hocking) have now won two of their last three matches overall and all three of their triumphs have come in straight-game fashion.Kirstin Burnette ...

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Lady Marauders 3rd at Jackson CC meet

JACKSON, Ohio — The Meigs girls finished third and Gallia Academy placed eighth overall at the 2014 Jackson Cross Country Invitational held Thursday on the campus of JHS in the Apple City.The Lady Marauders posted a team score of 82 points, which was 32 points off the winning total set by Logan (50). Waverly was the overall runner-up with 64 points, while Vinton County (101), Adena (108) and GAHS (143) rounded out the middle half of the nine-team field.Elyse Black ...

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Marauders win Jackson CC Invite

JACKSON, Ohio — Everyone had a good time in the Apple City… and it had nothing to do with the Apple Festival.The Meigs boys cross country program had seven runners finish in the top 25 en route to winning the team championship Thursday night during the 2014 Jackson Invitational held on the campus of JHS in Jackson County.The Marauders had five individuals finish in the top 16, which led to a winning tally of 47 points. River Valley was the overall runner-up w...

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Rebels nip Eastern at Meigs County Golf Course

POMEROY, Ohio — As any golfer will tell you, there are always a few stokes you left on the course.Those few stokes may have made the difference Thursday evening as the South Gallia golf team defeated Eastern 206-to-210 on the Eagles home course.Co-medalist Cuyler Mills led the Rebels with a 12-over par 46, followed by Curtis Haner with a 49. Chris Brumfield fired a 54 and Tristin Davis marked a 57, rounding out the SGHS total.The Eagles were led by co-me...

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Lady Spartans edge Meigs, split season series

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A heartbreaking loss to say the least.The Meigs Volleyball team dropped a tightly contested five-game match to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Alexander, Thursday night in Meigs County.The Lady Spartans led the 20-16 in the opening game, but Meigs (8-6, 3-4 TVC Ohio) rallied back with eight straight service points by senior Hannah Cremeans, to claim the win by a 25-20 count.Alexander trailed just once in the second game and ...

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Lady Raiders complete sweep of VCHS

BIDWELL, Ohio — The River Valley volleyball team claimed its third straight league win, defeating Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Vinton County in four game, Thursday night in Gallia County.The Lady Raiders (9-5, 5-2 TVC Ohio) earned 25-20 and 25-22 victories in the first two games, but the Lady Vikings claimed a 25-19 in the third game. RVHS closed out the triumph with a 25-19 in the fourth game, earning their second straight win.At the net, Leia Moore l...

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Southern slips past Lady Falcons

MASON, W.Va. — Make it five in a row.The Southern volleyball team won its fifth straight match Thursday night, knocking off Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Wahama in four games.The Lady Tornadoes (7-3, 5-3) started strong, winning the first game 25-13 and the second game 25-12. Wahama rallied to take the third game 25-18 but Southern took the fourth game by a 25-12 count, winning the match by a 3-1 total.

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Emancipation to feature musical acts

GALLIPOLIS — In addition to featuring re-enactors, guest speakers and a myriad of other events, this year’s Gallia County Emancipation Celebration will once again feature world-class singers and musicians.The celebration will begin on Friday evening at the Ariel Theatre in Gallipolis with a musical performed by the ladies of the Saint Paul A.M.E. Church, of Charleston, W.Va.The musical, “Be Still and Know that He is God,” is based on Psalm 46:10. ...

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RedStorm women win KIAC debut

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Rachel Hoffman and Carrie Mathes scored their first goals of the season and the University of Rio Grande made a successful debut in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, posting a 2-0 win over Carlow University, Thursday night, in women’s soccer at Highmark Stadium.The RedStorm evened their overall record at 3-3 with the victory.The Celtics slipped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the KIAC with the loss.

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OVCS nets win over Lady Flyers

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team suffered a Game 1 letdown, but then rallied with three strong efforts en route to a 15-25, 25-13, 25-14, 25-11 victory over visiting Ironton Saint Joseph in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The host Lady Defenders (7-3) fell behind 19-9 in the opening game before trading points the rest of the way, allowing the Lady Flyers to cl...

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West commits to URG track and field

Former Gallia Academy Blue Angel commits to join Rio Grande’s track and field program. Breanna West, a 2013 GAHS grad played on the Ohio Christian University volleyball team before transferring to URG. West, a 5-foot-4 sprinter/jumper was a four-year All-Southeast District and Academic All-SEOAL honoree for the Blue Angels. “I’m excited to have the chance to continue my track and field career at Rio because of the team aspect of it,” said West. “Running collegiat...

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Gallia man facing felony charges in northern Ohio

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County man is facing multiple felony charges in northern Ohio after he allegedly falsely reported on a shooting and stabbing in Van Wert County.According to Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach of the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office, Donald Z. Thacker, Jr., 41, of Thurman, Ohio, is facing three counts of tampering with evidence, all felonies of the third degree; one count of vandalism, a fifth degree felony; and one count of discharging a firearm on a roa...

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City schools discuss report

GALLIPOLIS — At a regular monthly meeting on Wednesday evening, the Gallipolis City Schools Board of Education discussed the district’s Ohio School Report Card results, areas to improve in and how to implement initiatives for improvement.Curriculum Director Beth Vollborn presented the board with the district’s Ohio School Report Card results, which were released last week.The reports are released annually, and school districts are graded on different in...

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RV, SG and Southern host Week 4 contests

Meigs Marauders (1-2) at Vinton County Vikings (0-3)Last Week: Meigs lost to Logan 55-7 in Rocksprings; Vinton County lost to Bloom Carroll 39-25 in McArthur.Last meeting between the teams: October 11th, 2013 Meigs won 46-20 in Rocksprings.Current head-to-head streak: Meigs has won 3 straight.MHS Offense Last Week: 103 rushing yards, 43 passing yards.VCHS Offense Last Week: 51 ...

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Point Pleasant, Wahama hosting in Week 4

Logan Wildcats (2-1) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (3-0)Last Game: Point Pleasant defeated Wayne 38-14 in Point Pleasant; Logan defeated Lincoln County 44-14 in Hamlin.Last Meeting between teams: November 15th 2013 Point Pleasant won 41-14 at PPHS,Current head-to-head streak: PPHS has won two straight.PPHS Offense Last Game: 211 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.LHS Offense Last Week:...

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