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Grange passes resolution on Highway Patrol practices

RACINE — A resolution calling for the Ohio State Highway Patrol to discontinue practices of “setting up speed traps inside corporation limits — sometimes on county roads, and even within villages” — was passed by members of the Racine Grange at a recent meeting.In a report on the meeting from Keith Ashley, legislative agent for the Grange, it was stated that for the Ohio State Highway Patrol to work within village corporation limits is a “waste o...

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U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson visits Gallia, Meigs

POMEROY —U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, visited Pomeroy and Gallipolis on Thursday to meet with the county commissioners, village officials and community leaders for a round-table discussion about legislation in Washington.An emphasis of the discussions was on Federal Emergency Management Agency and legislation that delays implementation of new regulations for large increases in the cost of flood insurance, and the work that remains for a more permanent solution....

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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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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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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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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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New Beginning UM Church welcomes pastor

POMEROY — Alethata Botts is the new pastor of the...

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