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Celebrate me home

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OHIO VALLEY — It’s been said to everything there is a season and this Saturday, the communities of Point Pleasant and Gallipolis celebrated the summer of a young man many have never met but came to know in the cold, dark days of January.Team Tre’ was out in force Saturday afternoon to welcome home a local teen who prayed and battled his way back after being injured in a devastating house fire which claimed the lives of his siblings, Tiffany Grant and Braxton Smith, and destroyed his family’s home.


Miller enters guilty plea

GALLIPOLIS — In what was, indeed, a last-minute plea agreement, Cole C. Miller — the man accused of shooting Ptl. James Bartels on Sept. 24, 2012 — pleaded guilty to three counts of felonious assault on Monday morning, on what would have been the opening day of his jury trial in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County.Gallia County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Eric Mulford reported that Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, pleaded guilty on Monday to count two of his indi...

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Rio Grande duo named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two University of Rio Grande men’s basketball players were among a record number of student-athletes named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-14 NABC Honors Court on Monday.Rio juniors Evan Legg and Travis Elliott were among the 895 athletes representing 338 colleges and universities who were honored.Legg, a native of Piketon, Ohio, is an Accounting major, while Elliott — a native of Ironton, Ohio — is...

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Belle of Cincinnati to dock in Gallipolis Tuesday, July 29

GALLIPOLIS — The Belle of Cincinnati is about to make its annual voyage to Gallipolis later this month.The ship will dock in Gallipolis on July 29, and provide buffet-style lunch and dinner cruises for those who pay. The lunch cruise will begin boarding from French Square at 11 a.m. and sail from noon-2 p.m. The price for adults and seniors is $37; the price for children 4-12 is $22; and children younger than 4 are free.The dinner cruise boards from French Square a...

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Make your ‘after’ greater than your ‘before’

I’m sure you’ve seen them before, the pictures of huge, overweight people who discovered the perfect diet and then appear in magazines saying, “I lost 143 pounds in just 100 days!”The difference is jaw-dropping.You naturally share their sense of pride and respect their discipline. As a boy, I read muscle magazines, determined to be the next Mr. Universe. I was the “before picture” — the average body shaped kid who dreamed of a ba...

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Are you getting, keeping peace in your soul?

Years ago, a certain TV commercial pictured a man vacationing at a beautiful, mountain-lake. He was wearing a lifejacket and held an oar in one hand. Standing on the pier, he raised his hands and proclaimed vigorously, “Now I can have peace to enjoy my vacation!”The reason for his newfound peace, according to the commercial, was because he has purchased a security system for his house.But, I wonder … if the man would ever think about the possibility of ...

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City continues work to repair water lines

GALLIPOLIS — “It looks like we’ve got the major leak stopped now.”These were the words of Gallipolis City Manager Randy Finney who, during a special Gallipolis City Commission meeting Wednesday evening, discussed the ongoing water line issues within the city.The water crisis began June 2 following a main water line break at Chickamauga Creek near the intersection of Ohio 141 and Ohio 7 in Gallipolis, and after nearly a week where city water custom...

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Tri-State Area Council and Buckskin Council consolidate, benefit Boy Scouts in four states

GALLIPOLIS — The Buckskin Council and Tri-State Area Council, both members of Boy Scouts of America, have consolidated into the Buckskin Council, which now consists of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky.Jeff Purdy, scout executive of the Buckskin Council, said both groups served 7,000 Boy Scout members annually, and that the scout members and parents will see no negative changes from the merger. The Summit Bechtel Reserve, of West Virginia, is building a $500 million ...

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