NEWS


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Meigs County reports first COVID-19 case
Municipal court updates COVID-19 policies

Municipal court updates COVID-19 policies

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallipolis Municipal Court continues to follow the recommendations of the Ohio Supreme Court in regards to the current public h...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Columbia gas suspends late charges until June 1

Columbia gas suspends late charges until June 1

OHIO VALLEY — According to a press release from Columbia Gas of Ohio, the company will be suspending late payment charges until June 1.Additiona...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Health dept. holds social media Q and A

Health dept. holds social media Q and A

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia Health Department held a question-and-answer session via its Facebook page Sunday where it shared its knowledge of the C...

April 6th, 2020 updated: April 6th, 2020. |  


‘We appreciate you’

‘We appreciate you’

Sometimes a little encouragement goes a long way. On Monday, Jody Rife and Kayla Rife, pictured sitting six-feet apart, took their popular “face...

April 6th, 2020 |  


5 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mason Co.

5 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mason Co.

MASON COUNTY — On Monday, the Mason County Health Department (MCHD) reported two new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19...

April 6th, 2020 |  


ODNR to temporarily suspend sale of non-resident hunting and fishing licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In response to the public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, th...

April 6th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


Metheny named top player by WVSWA

Metheny named top player by WVSWA

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Not only did Kaden Metheny have the obvious ball skills and ability to shoot when he was lighting up the middle school ranks...

April 6th, 2020 |  


Stapleton signs with Rio basketball

Stapleton signs with Rio basketball

South Gallia senior Kiley Stapleton, seated center, will be continuing her basketball career after signing with the University of Rio Grande on Tuesda...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


Metheny named Class AAA POY

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — There wasn’t much doubt that the No. 1 University High boys’ basketball team (22-3) was favored to return to the...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


Anochili-Killen named Class AA POY

Anochili-Killen named Class AA POY

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Obinna Anochili-Killen has been a force that Class AA hasn’t seen in a long while.The 6-foot-9 center-forward from Cha...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


Satterfield named Class A player of the year

Satterfield named Class A player of the year

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — First-year Charleston Catholic head coach Hunter Moles was looking forward to the Class A state tournament and hopefully cut...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


Bush named to Class AA boys team

Bush named to Class AA boys team

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Point Pleasant junior Hunter Bush was the lone Mason County athlete chosen to the 2020 Class AA all-state boys basketball te...

April 3rd, 2020 |  


LIFE


Fruth Pharmacy offers curbside service

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — In an executive decision, Fruth Pharmacy determined in order to better protect customers and employees, to offer curbsid...

April 1st, 2020 updated: April 1st, 2020. |  


Walmart announces additional safety measures

(Editor’s note: The following was released by Walmart on Tuesday, March 31.)As our company and country continue to deal with the spread of COVID...

April 1st, 2020 |  


Urging consumers to not hoard potential coronavirus drug

Urging consumers to not hoard potential coronavirus drug

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, in consultation with the state’s Board of Pharmacy, urges individuals to not...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Gallia Chamber supporting member businesses… Providing website resource for updates

The Gallia County Chamber of Commerce is concerned and saddened by the effects of recent changes required for businesses. In an effort to support its ...

March 18th, 2020 |  


David Trinko: What to do if you can’t shake hands

David Trinko: What to do if you can’t shake hands

Before a Thursday meeting at the newspaper with several elected officials, I walked over to greet our guests.I froze.“So, what do we do now?R...

March 14th, 2020 |  


OPINION


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Unalienable rights?
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Do it in Jesus’ name
A Hunger for More: Achieving a ‘new normal’

A Hunger for More: Achieving a ‘new normal’

I have heard the expression (and have used it a few times myself) that we need to be attempting to achieve a “new normal.” Truly, this is ...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


Cross Words: Sovereign in the silence, VII

Cross Words: Sovereign in the silence, VII

Have you ever been in the right place at the right time? A couple of years ago, I was at my house when I received a phone call saying my neighbor had ...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


God’s Kids Korner: Cloaks and palm branches

God’s Kids Korner: Cloaks and palm branches

Matthew 21: 1-11 In the days when Jesus lived, many people wore a garment called a cloak. It was a loose outer garment similar to what we call a cape....

April 2nd, 2020 |  


Getting out of and into the groove

Getting out of and into the groove

When we think back on COVID-19, one word that will rise to the top of memories is “disruption.”I don’t know anyone whose life hasn&#...

March 30th, 2020 |  


Getting creative with confinement

Getting creative with confinement

How are you holding up?Here we are a week later and if you’re like me, it’s hard to navigate all the updates and directives which have hap...

March 28th, 2020 |  


Search the Scriptures: Love does no harm

Search the Scriptures: Love does no harm

Though not everyone is completely happy or on-board with the whole “stay-in-place” and “social-distancing” policies currently ...

March 26th, 2020 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA