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Cancer care arrives at PVH

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POINT PLEASANT — Comprehensive cancer care’s physical presence in Mason County has finally arrived.Pleasant Valley Hospital and Edwards Comprehensive Care Center have teamed up to make cancer care even more accessible by offering oncology and hematology services at PVH.Dr. Mohamed Khasawneh and Dr. Toni Pacioles, fellowship-trained medical oncology and hematology specialists at the ECCC, have added weekly visits at PVH to extend the care that is offered by ECCC at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington. This decision is hoped to enhance cancer care for patients in Point Pleasant and surrounding communities.


Former home invasion suspect to return to prison

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County man who was released from prison in the SEPTA program approximately two years ago has been sentenced to serve out the balance of his prison term after new charges were filed against him this year.Jason L. Kingery, 28, of Bidwell, appeared in Gallia County Common Pleas Court last week and was sentenced to serve 12 months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for receiving stolen property. He will serve the remaining time on his fo...

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Gallia County 25th Annual Gospel Sing to sing out soon

GALLIPOLIS — The sound of gospel music will ring out beneath the stars this weekend at the Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds, bringing gospel groups, first-time attendees and longtime friends together from all over.The 25th annual Gallia County Gospel Sing will take place from 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the county fairgrounds off Jackson Pike.The event is solely sponsor-supported and will feature free gospel performances, a concession stand and door prizes suc...

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RedStorm men’s soccer No. 7 in preseason poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team is ranked seventh in the 2014 NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 poll, the national office announced Tuesday.The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.The RedStorm is coming off a 16-3-3 finish last season, winning the Mid-South Conference Tournament championship and reaching the Elite Eight of the national to...

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Gallipolis Community Action Agency office closes due to decreases in funding

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency office in Gallipolis was closed recently due to a decrease of grants, or program funding, according to a press release.The building has been closed since Aug. 1, and the news release advises all customers needing Community Action Agency services will be receiving the same assistance from the C.A.A.’s main office located in Cheshire. The C.A.A. also still has an office in Middleport.

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Lady Raiders fall to Federal Hocking

STEWART, Ohio — A rough night on the road.The Lady Raiders dropped a non-conference match in straight game to host Federal Hocking, Tuesday night in Athens County.The Lady Lancers edged River Valley (1-1) 25-22 in the opening game, and followed it up with a 25-14 victory in game two. FHHS closed the door with a 25-18 victory in the third game.The Lady Raiders scoring was led by Rachael Smith with nine points and Courtney Smith with six. Angel Toler marke...

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Lady Marauders victorious at home

POMEROY, Ohio — The Lady Marauders earned a 14-stroke victory over guest Alexander, Tuesday night at the Meigs County Golf Course.The Lady Marauders’ combined for a 217, Alexander posted a 231, while Eastern and Southern both failed to post a team score.Meigs was led by by Dannett Davis with a 51, followed by Karlee Norton with a 54. Victoria Walker and Alishia Foster both shot 56, rounding out the MHS total. Sarah Curl (72) also played for the Maroon and Gol...

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Bossard Library to commemorate WWI this weekend

GALLIPOLIS — To the generation that lived 100 years ago, it was the Great War — the “war to end all wars” — but in the ensuing century and as the last veterans died, World War I has moved into the realm of history, but its legacy has not faded.This weekend, Bossard Memorial Library will honor this legacy the library presents two World War I scholars and marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

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Meigs rallies past Lady Rebels

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Talk about a comeback.The Meigs volleyball team dropped the first two games two non-conference guest South Gallia, Tuesday night at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium, but the Maroon and Gold rallied back to take the match win in five games.The Lady Rebels (0-1) took a 25-15 victory in the first game, and held off MHS for a 26-24 victory in the second game. Meigs convincingly won the third game 25-12 and then took the fourth game 25-15. SGHS jumped out...

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Defenders earn 2-2 draw with Fairland

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — Still unbeaten, despite not having a victory.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team rallied back from a 2-1 halftime deficit and earned a draw in the season opener Tuesday night following a 2-2 tie against host Fairland in a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Defenders (0-0-1) stormed out to an early 1-0 advantage, but a pair of Jake Wireman goals over a three-minute span ultimately allowed the Dragons (0-0-1) to secure a 2-1...

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Vikings win TVC Ohio golf opener

JACKSON, Ohio — Score one for the home team.The Vinton County golf team worked the home-course advantage to its favor Monday afternoon while claiming a 4-stroke victory over the field during the first Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match of the 2014 season.The host Vikings posted a winning score of 198 on the back-9 at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson County, which ended up being four shots ahead of both River Valley and Meigs — who originally tied...

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Miller wins quad at Forest Hills

GLOUSTER, Ohio — Now that’s defending home turf.The Miller golf team took a 15-stroke victory Monday night, while Trimble took second in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division quad match at the Forest Hills Golf Course, the home of the Falcons and Tomcats.Miller was led by two of the three match medalists, Chris Gamble and Shawn Hayes, who both shot two-over par 36. Austin Doughty fired a 41 and Tylor Newman posted a 46 to round out the MHS total of 159. ...

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Point Pleasant and Wahama compete at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — PPHS senior Kelsey Allbright earned medalist honors Monday night as Point Pleasant took on Wahama on Riverside Golf Club’s front nine.Allbright fired a five-over par 40 to lead Point Pleasant, followed by Rhett Lanier with a 52. Matthew Martin shot a 55 for PPHS, while Trace Derenberger shot a 64 and Nick Newell had a 67.Nathaniel Redman led Wahama with an eight-over par 43, followed by fellow junior Mason Hicks with a 45. Bekah Groves posted a...

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Lady Raiders top Eastern in season opener

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — You can’t win them all if you don’t win the first one.The River Valley volleyball team took a four-set victory over non-conference host Eastern Monday night in the season opener in Meigs County.The Lady Raiders (1-0) took a 25-16 victory in the opening set, but Eastern (1-0) rallied to take the second set 25-19. RVHS took the third set 25-19 and earned the match victory with a 25-19 edge in the fourth set.

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Holzer cancer center joins Ohio State’s James Cancer Network

GALLIPOLIS — When Barbara Shelton first learned she had a rare type of cancer last November, she became overwhelmed with a series of emotions.What ensued was a series of visits and procedures at the James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She said it all added up to a cancer-free diagnosis.On Tuesday, Holzer Center for Cancer Care announced a partnership with James Cancer Center that will bring added technological resources and expertise to so...

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Computers For Students helps deliver 32 computers to Meigs County students in need

POMEROY — The parents and students sat and waited patiently under the gazebo of the Pomeroy Parking Lot.Then, at 1 p.m. Iva Sisson and her husband, Bob, along with Stuart Johnson, executive director of Connect Ohio, and Lyndsey Kleven, public relations specialist for Connect Ohio, began passing out the PC desktops that would go to the homes of students in Meigs County who were without one in their homes. Connect Ohio also formed the Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative, or...

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Man sentenced for sex crime

GALLIPOLIS — Another Gallia County man has been sentenced to prison in Gallia County Common Pleas Court following sexual contact with an underage victim.Rickey L. Hooten Jr., 24, of Gallipolis, was in court last week and sentenced to 17 months in prison following his unlawful sexual conduct with a minor last summer.According to the indictment that was not filed until Feb. 7, 2014, Hooten had sexual contact between June 14 and July 15 with a female who was 14 years ...

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OVP Sports Briefs

Time change for GAHS Jamboree GameGALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Gallia Academy High School will be hosting its 2014 Jamboree Game at 7 p.m. Friday night when it welcomes Wheelersburg to Memorial Field. The Jamboree Game is the final tuneup before the start of the regular season and was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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