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Cleaning up the library landscape

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POMEROY — There is value in volunteering and students from the three high schools are getting some experience.Some weeks ago, Meigs High School students assisted with grocery distribution in Rutland to families in economic distress.A couple weeks ago, Eastern High School’s National Honor Society students helped prepare food for a community dinner in the Family Life Center in Middleport.And last week, vocational agriculture students at Southern High School conducted an outdoor cleanup session around the Pomeroy Library.

 

Point tennis nets 5-2 win over Lady Irish

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A first for the home team.The Point Pleasant girls tennis team captured its first-ever team win at the new courts Tuesday night following a 5-2 decision over visiting Huntington St. Joseph in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.The Lady Knights (2-7) posted winning records in both singles and doubles play en route to earning their second triumph in three matches. PPHS started the season with an 0-6 record before Saturday’s 6-1 roa...

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Point Pleasant tops Eagles, 11-1

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A long way to travel for a quick result.The Point Pleasant baseball team defeated Empire State guest East Chester by a count of 11-1 in five innings, Tuesday night in Mason County.The visiting Eagles scored a run in the top first but Point Pleasant rallied back with two runs in the bottom of the first and one in the third. After a scoreless third frame the Big Blacks tallied six runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to seal the 11-1 mercy ...

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Possible rate increase for Rutland explained

MEIGS COUNTY — Rumors and conversations have been abuzz this week in Rutland as residents received letters from the Meigs County Commissioners about a possible rate increase for water and sewer customers.Meigs County Commissioner Randy Smith took time Wednesday to discuss the proposed resolution that would set new water and sewer rates for the customers in Rutland.A letter, along with a draft of the proposed resolution, has been mailed to customers in Rutland over ...

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Myrta Grace Callihan

STOLLINGS, W.Va. — Myrta Grace Callihan, 97, of Stollings, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Genesis Logan Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Vinton Memorial Park. McCoy Moore is honored to serve the Callihan family.

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Man sentenced following abuse of patient

GALLIPOLIS — A former caretaker was sentenced Monday in Gallia County Common Pleas Court after he reportedly abused or neglected a disabled person.After pleading guilty to a fourth-degree felony charge of patient abuse, William Crane, 35, of Middleport, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans to two years of community control.Following Monday’s hearing, Assistant Gallia County prosecuting attorneys Eric Mulford and Britt Wiseman said the case would ...

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Weather hinders search for reported SUV in Ohio River

POINT PLEASANT — A towboat operator claims to have seen a strange sight Tuesday morning — an SUV floating in the Ohio River.The sighting touched off a major emergency response to the riverbank around 7:30 a.m. just north of Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, just above the railroad bridge. The Point Pleasant Fire Department was out in full force with assistance from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, a dive team from the Cottageville Fire Department, the U.S....

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Lady Knights blast Sissonville, 10-2

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.The Point Pleasant softball team rallied from an early 1-0 deficit and claimed a convincing 10-2 victory over host Sissonville Monday night during a non-conference matchup in Kanawha County.The Lady Knights (10-5) found themselves in a 1-0 hole after an inning of play, but the guests rallied with a run in the top of the second to knot things up at one. A leadoff error allowed ...

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Crews searching for SUV in Ohio River

POINT PLEASANT — Emergency crews are searching the Ohio River for an SUV that was spotted floating in the water early Tuesday morning.A large submerged object has been detected by emergency personnel and divers from the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department are on the scene to dive and search the area. Point Pleasant volunteer firefighters are helping lead the search with help from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.According to Poin...

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Lady Knights net 1st win of tennis season

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Persistence pays off.After losing its first six matches of the season, the Point Pleasant girls tennis team picked up its first victory of the 2014 campaign Saturday following a 6-1 decision over Lincoln County in the first of two matches played at the Kanawha City Schoenbaum Courts in Kanawha County.The Lady Knights (1-7) ended their winless drought in style as PPHS won all four singles competitions and two of the three doubles contests against...

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Middleport Council struggling with new position

MIDDLEPORT — A lively discussion about an ordinance passed as an emergency measure by Middleport Village Council at its March 24 meeting to establish a grant writing position, and also to hire Fred Hoffman as a grant writer for the village, resulted in a vote at Monday night’s meeting to rescind both actions and introduce new legislation.

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Former OSU player sentenced in drug case

MEIGS COUNTY — A former Ohio State University football player was recently sentenced to 36 months in prison on drug charges.Raymond A. Small, 27, of Columbus, previously entered a guilty plea to one count of felony third-degree aggravated possession of drugs in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.Small was indicted in March 2013 on three felony counts following a traffic stop by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Small was charged with aggravated possession of dr...

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Marauders top Jackson, Athens

The Meigs baseball team is back on the winning track as the Marauders defeated Jackson 8-6 on Saturday in the Apple City and then topped Athens 7-0 in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Rocksprings.On Saturday the Marauders scored eight runs over the first three frames and held off the Ironmen off to take the two run victory.Freshman Luke Musser earned the pitching victory after allowing just four runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out four i...

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Lady Raiders outlast Chesapeake, 5-3

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — A good start ultimately led to a better finish for the River Valley softball team Monday night following a 5-3 victory over host Chesapeake in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.The Lady Raiders (3-6, 1-1 OVC) outhit the Lady Panthers (2-4, 1-3) by a 13-7 overall margin and also held CHS scoreless for four innings of play, as the guests stormed out to a 3-0 lead through two complete.Chelsea Copley led things off with a single an...

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Blue Devils roll past Portsmouth, 11-0

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Halfway there.The Gallia Academy baseball team remained unbeaten in league play midway through the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League season Monday night following an 11-0 victory in five innings over host Portsmouth in Scioto County.The Blue Devils (6-1, 4-0 SEOAL) were solid in all facets of the game, as the guests outhit the Trojans (0-2 SEOAL) by a 9-2 overall margin while storming out to a 9-0 advantage through two complete. GAHS tacked on tw...

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Eastern rallies past Rebels, 14-5

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — What a way to finish.The Eastern baseball team scored 11 runs in the final two innings to defeat Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest South Gallia by a 14-5 count, on Monday.Eastern (2-6, 1-5 TVC Hocking) junior Christian Speelman scored the game’s opening run when Matthew Durst drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the first inning. The Eagles added on to their lead in the bottom of the second when Zack Scowden doubled home...

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Lady Eagles stroll past South Gallia, 18-0

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Well, that was convincing.The Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division leading Eastern softball team took an 18-0 victory in five innings over visiting South Gallia, on Monday night.The Lady Eagles (9-0, 6-0 TVC Hocking) got things going in the second frame with seven runs on four hits, a walk and three South Gallia (1-4, 0-4) errors.Eastern added seven more runs in the bottom of the third inning and the Green and Gold led 14-0. The ...

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Howard outlines blueprint for Congressional run

GALLIPOLIS — Greg Howard has several points for what he calls a “blueprint for a Democratic and economically sound society.”Howard, who along with his wife, Gerry, operate a small farm in Meigs County, was a guest speaker Saturday night at the Gallipolis Quality Inn for the Democrats’ annual Kennedy Day Dinner. He is running for the U.S. House of Representatives’ 6th Congressional District.First, Howard will square off against fellow Democra...

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