GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office won’t file felony charges against a county employee in connection with the Feb. 14 deaths of 11 dogs at the county animal shelter.In a letter read to the Gallia County Commissioners by Sheriff Joe Browning, County Prosecutor Jeff Adkins’ office “does not find a chargeable offense.” The case has now been turned over to Gallipolis City Solicitor/Law Director Adam R. Salisbury after the Gallia Count...
POMEROY — Efforts are continuing to get an expanded area of land in the Portland community — site of the Battle of Buffington Island — listed on the National Register of Historic Places.That was the report of Karen Hassell, of the Ohio Historical Society, to members of the Buffington Island Battlefield Preservation Foundation, which met recently at the Meigs County Historical Society in Pomeroy.
POMEROY — Two students on the Meigs High School archery team walked away with $1,000 scholarships last weekend from the 2014 National Archery in the Schools Program Ohio State Tournament in Columbus.The pair earned the scholarships based their competitve shooting skills against teams from all over Ohio.Dan Thomas, Meigs Local archery instructor, said Bobby Rice and Paige Phillips placed second overall and won the scholarships for placing in the top high schools. Ho...
Somewhere along the way, many moons ago, the stigma or the idea of what “the church” or the “Christian” ought to look like has become so different than what Jesus taught, that most of the world is confused about it.There is a generation or a society that believes that in order to be a “good Christian” one must be “humbled” (which the perception is to walk with the head down like a pig, not causing any commotion in the marketplace or a...
Through the prophet Amos, God declared about the day when there would be a great famine in the land. It would not be a famine for food or water. Rather, the famine would involve “the hearing of the words of the Lord.”This famine is certainly taking place today, not so much as it concerns the world at large, but specifically as it involves the people of the church. This famine of hearing God’s Word is spreading because church groups are pervasively emphasizing only...
POMEROY — The Appalachian Regional Commission recently announced the awarding of a $200,000 grant to improve the water systems in the Village of Pomeroy.U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced the funds had been awarded to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency/village of Pomeroy for the Pomeroy Water System Improvements project. The project will provide improved water service to 701 households and 123 businesses.“Ohio’s rural communities and small...
CHESHIRE — The application date to apply for HEAP, the home energy assistance program, has been extended to April 15.An announcement of the extension — the original deadline was March 31 — was made Wednesday by David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency.The program provides assistance to eligible households that are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected, or if their tank contains 35 percent or less of its capacity of...
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