NEWS


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Meet the candidates: Gallia County Sheriff

Scrap tire disposal available to Meigs residents

POMEROY — With the goal of eliminating sources of standing water in advance of mosquito season, the Meigs County Health Department is offering a...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Scholarship opportunities available for Appalachian Ohio students

NELSONVILLE — Students throughout Appalachian Ohio are getting ready to take the next step in their education by attending post-secondary colleg...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Cabin Fever Fest returns Feb. 22

Cabin Fever Fest returns Feb. 22

POMEROY — Though spring is right around the corner, the nights are still long and there is still a nip in the air. One way individuals can warm ...

February 15th, 2020 |  


One dead following high water incident

One dead following high water incident

GALLIA COUNTY — One person died after being overcome by flood waters in Gallia County on Friday night.According to a news release from the Galli...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Bridge of Honor reopens

Bridge of Honor reopens

MASON/POMEROY — The Bridge of Honor (Pomeroy-Mason Bridge) has reopened following an inspection by the West Virginia Department of Highways brid...

February 14th, 2020 updated: February 14th, 2020. |  


Loose barges close bridge to traffic

Loose barges close bridge to traffic

Update 11:20 p.m. —The Mason County Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management confirms reports that all the loose barges have now ...

February 13th, 2020 updated: February 13th, 2020. |  


SPORTS


Rio rebounds from loss, upends No. 5 Grizzlies

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Opening Day for the 2020 season didn’t start the way that the University of Rio Grande softball team had hoped it wou...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Trimble takes down Rebels, 53-40

GLOUSTER, Ohio — And it all started out so well.The South Gallia boys basketball team led Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Trimble by...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Southern sent home by Lady Tomcats, 68-46

Southern sent home by Lady Tomcats, 68-46

WELLSTON, Ohio — Behind the 8-ball before the first quarter was over.The 14th-seeded Southern girls basketball team trailed third-seeded Trimble...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Lady Bobcats eliminate South Gallia, 56-45

McDERMOTT, Ohio — A slow start and a sectional exit.The 12th-seeded South Gallia girls basketball team trailed fifth-seeded Green by double digi...

February 17th, 2020 |  


Marauders fend off Buckeyes, 77-72

Marauders fend off Buckeyes, 77-72

lROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — It might take a while to match this kind of Senior Night performance.The Meigs boys basketball team had four players reach ...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Blue Devils rally past Rock Hill, 69-59

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — A fitting farewell.The Gallia Academy boys basketball team celebrated Senior Night in style Friday after using an impressive ...

February 15th, 2020 |  


LIFE


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GCRTA donates gift bags
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College News and Notes

Ridenour named to Dean’s ListKatherine Ridenour of Chester, Ohio, was named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List as a freshman at Huntington U...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Hunter inducted into SME Young Leaders Committee Class of 2020

Hunter inducted into SME Young Leaders Committee Class of 2020

Jacob A. Hunter has been inducted into the Young Leaders Committee Class of 2020. The Young Leaders Committee (YLC) was created in 1998 with the chart...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Meigs County student recognized for community service

COLUMBUS — Bonnie Miller of Racine, was among the nine Ohio Connections Academy (OCA) students who recently received a Prudential Spirit of Comm...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Justice Kennedy visits RXQ Compounding

Justice Kennedy visits RXQ Compounding

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy recently visited the new location of RXQ Compounding in Albany, touring the state-of-the-art facility. Pictu...

February 12th, 2020 updated: February 13th, 2020. |  


Officers elected to NFIB Leadership Council for Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — NFIB, the state’s leading small business association in Ohio, announces the re-election of officers to its statewide Lead...

February 12th, 2020 |  


New designation for Yeager Airport Region

New designation for Yeager Airport Region

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The seven-county region supporting Yeager Airport has received certification as an AEROready community.AEROready certificati...

February 12th, 2020 |  


OPINION


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It pays to be ignorant
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Humbled by a guitar master
The ‘nemesisters’ of winter need summer

The ‘nemesisters’ of winter need summer

Although I can’t complain we’ve had a rough winter, it is nearing the point in February when I’m ready for the cheerful pop of daffo...

February 15th, 2020 |  


Another Vietnam veteran tells his story

Another Vietnam veteran tells his story

Tired of reading my columns about Vietnam Veterans?This one came up on my radar after he read my column about Medal of Honor winner William Pitsenbarg...

February 14th, 2020 |  


Search the Scriptures: Preaching beyond the choir

Search the Scriptures: Preaching beyond the choir

The phrase, “preaching to the choir,” is an idiom which speaks to the practice of a minister who spends his time and energy trying to conv...

February 13th, 2020 |  


I cook best when we eat out

I cook best when we eat out

I used to be a terrible cook. Times were when Terry was unable to cook the daily meals, the boys absolutely dreaded it. They knew what was coming. The...

February 13th, 2020 |  


A Hunger for More: Let us press bravely forward

A Hunger for More: Let us press bravely forward

The call that we each have been given to follow Christ is very frequently at odds with our inclinations and opportunities to be carried along with the...

February 13th, 2020 |  


God’s Kids Korner: God’s love verses

God’s Kids Korner: God’s love verses

For Valentine’s Day today, I decided to look up Biblical verses about love. I used the Internet, and there were so many that I couldn’t pr...

February 13th, 2020 |  


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