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Mason Co. Emergency Operations Center upgrades complete

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POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Office of Emergency Services has finished a complete upgrade of the county Emergency Operations Center.The Mason County Emergency Operations Center is located within the Emergency Services complex at 911 Emergency Drive just outside Point Pleasant. The Emergency Operations Center, commonly known as the EOC, is the central command and control facility that has the responsibility for emergency preparedness, disaster management, life safety of the residents of Mason County.Most importantly, it is the home of the emergency management staff. The staff of the EOC, along with the emergency management staff, work together during times of crisis for the betterment of all citizens of Mason County.


DeWine visits Women’s Center at Ohio University

ATHENS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine visited the Women’s Center at Ohio University on Thursday to discuss how Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program is helping rape and sexual assault victims in Ohio.In particular, discussion turned to how the program is helping victims in Meigs and Perry counties. Theda Petrasko, victim assistance director for the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, was present to represent the county during discussion....

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Two meth labs discovered in Rutland Township

RUTLAND TOWNSHIP — Meiogs County sheriff’s deputies on Wednesday discovered two meth labs at separate locations in Rutland Township.According to a press release from Sheriff Keith Wood, deputies discovered two generators and two one-pot reactionary vessels at the home of Missy (Walker) Priddy, 31, located on 35209 Corn Hollow Road in Rutland. Walker, along with Van Prince Jr., 42, were arrested and charged with illegal possession and assembly of chemicals to make metham...

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Man arrested for sexual assault of juvenile

GALLIPOLIS — Yet another area resident has been charged with the sexual assault of a juvenile, according to a release issued by the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine late Wednesday.Chad A. Swain, 40, at large, has been charged with one count of rape, a felony of the first degree, following an alleged incident that occurred on July 7 of this year.According to a complaint filed with Gallipolis Municipal Court on Wednesday and signed by Agent Evan Hall of th...

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Officer shooting case concludes

GALLIPOLIS — Following nearly two years in the local court system, the case against a Gallia County man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a local police officer has concluded.During a hearing held Monday, Cole Creighton Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, was sentenced to a total of 20 years of imprisonment for his actions on the morning of Sept. 24, 2012, that led to Ptl. James Bartels of the Gallipolis Police Department being shot and injured.Appearing in court o...

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‘Back-to-School Bash’ to bring in the new school year

POINT PLEASANT — Mason County families and students will gather to celebrate the start of the school year on Friday evening outside Point Pleasant Intermediate School.Sponsored and coordinated by the Mason County Family Resource Network’s Health and Wellness team, the county’s “Back-to-School Bash” will feature free games and prizes, free hot dogs and drinks, informational booths and music from 5-7 p.m.Greg Fowler, executive director of Maso...

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Chamber ‘Business of the Month’

The Point Pleasant Register has been named July’s business of the month by the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Chamber Board President Richard Walker, Chamber Executive Director Hilda Austin, Civitas Media Content Manager Michael Johnson, Register Reporter Beth Sergent, Civitas Media Manufacturing Director Greg Weatherbee, Register Customer Service Representative Melissa Fields, Chamber Board Members Elizabeth Jones and Terry Pyles.

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Vinton Bean Dinner carries on annual tradition Saturday

VINTON — The Vietnam Memorial Wall recently displayed at the Bob Evans Farms in Rio Grande is a traveling memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Vietnam War.Though virtually unknown, a number of memorials exist in the United States that pay tribute to the heroes of another war, one that was fought in America and considered one of the bloodiest of all wars — the American Civil War.The states of Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio all have something in common when i...

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Deputies capture home invasion suspect

BIDWELL — After nearly four and half hours on the run, a Meigs County man was apprehened during the early morning hours on Tuesday morning after he allegedly invaded the home of an elderly woman.Ryan E. Kauff, 30, of Middleport, was arrested by Gallia County sheriff’s deputies just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after two burglaries and a manhunt that lead deputies throughout the Bidwell area.Kauff is reportedly being charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, ...

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Noah’s Ark Outdoor Drama to be held next two weekends

POMEROY — Noah’s Ark has resided in Pomeroy for the last 18 years.At least, a replica of Noah’s Ark has.This is the 18th year in which Hillside Baptist Church has put on their performance of Noah’s Ark Outdoor Drama. It’s staged by members of the Power of the Blood Ministry. A five-year-old replica of Noah’s Ark sits atop a hillside behind the church, and it is here where anyone can visit and see the performance for free at 7:30 p.m. A...

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Publication: The (Pomeroy) Daily SentinelDate: Tuesday, July 29, 2014Volume: 64Issue: 120No. of sections: 1No. pages: 10Price: 50 centsSECTION APage 1A — A2TEASERS4A — Today in History; 5A — Mostly sunny. High around 77. Low near 55; 6A — State, national sports.***1) LEDE – T...

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County fair in full swing

GALLIPOLIS —The Gallia County Junior Fair officially opened yesterday and continues throughout the week with a schedule packed full of events.Daily admission to the fair is $8 per person and includes entertainment, shows and amusement rides. Tickets are available at entrance gates to the fairgrounds, and children under 2 years of age are admitted free but must purchase a ride pass to be admitted on amusement rides.Season passes are also available for purchase. They...

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Along for the ride

NEW HAVEN — Rain did not stop a group of dedicated riders when the inaugural Claflin C.A.R.E. Bike Ride was held recently in New Haven.A total of 29 riders of all ages completed 109 laps around the 8.5-mile course, an average of 32 miles per rider.Hosted by the Bend Area C.A.R.E. organization, more than $1,000 was raised from the ride, which will go to the group’s “Kids for Christmas” program.The program provides gifts and treats for un...

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The Blues Bash Finale

POMEROY — Hundreds of blues and jazz fans turned out for Saturday’s finale of the 2014 Big Bend Blues Bash, which featured bands from across the land.Not only was the lower parking lot, for a second day, filled with fans, but many boats lined the riverside where they could listen to the music as they relaxed on board.Concessionaires seemed to be busy from the time Ben Davis Jr. & the Dirt Poor Troubadours, a local band, took the stage at noon until the perfor...

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U.S. voters hold key to peace in Middle East

More than any other time in the history of the conflict over the tiny ancient land we call Israel and Palestine, voters from a land across the sea hold unused power to change the basic course and outcomes of that conflict.At this time, those voters — who are also largely taxpayers — are keeping the conflict hotter and more bloody by their failure to prioritize the issue.Polls are interesting to politicians. As of July 18-20, according to a CNN poll, a 57-34 p...

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Ashley Ohlinger and Wesley Riffle upcoming wedding

LETART, W.Va. — Johnny and Christine Ohlinger, of Letart, and Laren Clayton Shain, of Racine, and Tony Riffle, of Michigan, announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Ashley Raeann Ohlinger and Wesley Jordan Riffle.The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Robert and Marion Ohlinger, of Letart, and Rupert and Dorothy Howard, of Hartford, W.Va. She is a 2011 graduate of Wahama High School and is currently employed at Bob’s Market.The prospective groom is t...

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‘Sanging’ one part of Appalachian culture that could stand to stop

Digging wild ginseng, or “sanging” to use the vernacular, is a part of Appalachian culture, handed down from generation to generation.With that being said, I don’t want to encourage anyone to take up sanging. In fact, it’s part of the Appalachian culture that could probably stand to disappear. Usually in my columns I am promoting traditional pastimes, but this is different; between legitimate diggers and poachers, wild sang is having a hard time, in fact som...

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Hamid sets record at 2014 Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside event

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Many young golfers from both Ohio and West Virginia took part in the sixth annual Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside held on Thursday, July 10, at the Cliffside Golf Course in Gallia County.In the featured 16-18 year-old division, young Logan Holbrook of Logan — the reigning SEOAL player of the year — broke the course record by firing an even par 72, but still finished second overall in the division. Gallia Academy junior Dares Hamid won the event aft...

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