Julia was born in Point Pleasant, W.Va., but lived several years in Gallia County as a child. Her family eventually moved to Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va., where she graduated from Point Pleasant High School. Upon graduation, she attended West Virginia University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2005. After earning her degree, she moved to Texas for three years and worked in the food/sales industry.
Shortly after returning to her home state of West Virginia, she began working for Civitas Media in August of 2011 as an advertising representative.
She enjoys participating in her local community and is active in the Point Pleasant Rotary, as well as volunteers for Contact Rape Crisis Center.
In March 2014, she was promoted to business development manager. Her main focus is developing local businesses in Meigs, Gallia and Mason counties.
Please contact Julia to review any advertising in newspaper print, online or mobile apps.
A 27-year veteran of journalism, Michael has personally won 30 journalism awards for his writing and photography.
Prior to being named content manager for Ohio Valley Publishing, Michael was managing editor of the Alamogordo (N.M.) Daily News, where he guided his staff to 49 New Mexico Press Association awards in a five-year period.
Michael, a native of South Haven, Mich., has a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ohio University. In December 2014, he will have a second degree -- a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications -- from New Mexico State University, where he currently maintains a 4.0 GPA.
At NMSU, Michael is a Crimson Scholar and has membership in Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Michael is also a past member of Rotary International.
In his spare time, Michael enjoys photography, fishing, any outdoor activity and spending time with family.
Michael, his wife Keitha and their three children (ages 17, 16 and 10) live in Gallipolis.
Lorna grew up in Letart Falls and has recently returned to the area. She spent the past 18 years in Marietta, Ga., with her husband, Bruce, and sons Jonathan and Michael.
Lorna is a creative individual with deep passion for history and preservation, design, flowers and writing.
After college and design school, Lorna worked as a floral designer, creating themed arrangements for country clubs, governor’s mansion, special events and weddings. She then moved to a position with a telecom company, handling business accounts.
Her position as a consultant focused on facilitating strategic planning and decision-making sessions.
Lorna is a marketer and organizer of the nationally recognized Peach State Depression Glass Club Collectable Glass Show and Sale. She has authored and presented several articles and seminars about Depression Glass history and collections.
Lindsay Kriz is a 2014 graduate of Western Kentucky University and has a bacehlor's degree in news editorial journalism and art history. Her majors took her overseas multiple times, and she hopes to return overseas again soon.
She enjoys all types of news, but feature-writing is her favorite.
Brenda has been a resident of Meigs County most of her life and has been an advertising representative for The Daily Sentinel for 12 years.
She and her husband Jeff, have two daughters and six grandchildren.
Donald Lambert joined Ohio Valley Publishing in November 2014 and will serve as a news and sports reporter. Originally from Berkeley Springs, W.Va., Donald attended Shepherd University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a concentration in Journalism. While studying at Shepherd, Donald also served as news director of the university’s radio station, WSHC.
Sarah is a proud mother of four children. Daughter Allyson is a softball player at Capital University, and her three sons attend Meigs Local.
Sarah's significant other is Randy Wright.
She is president of the Big Bend Youth Football League, which hosts eight school districts and more than 400 kids. Sarah is an active sports mom and a avid community member. She attends Ash Street Church and considers herself to have very strong family values.
Bryan has been a sports writer since the 2000-01 school year, which included a three-year stint at the Jackson Times-Journal before joining the Ohio Valley Publishing staff in the fall of 2004.
He was named sports editor in April 2015.
A 1995 honors graduate of Jackson High School, Bryan has won several state awards for his journalistic efforts and also serves as a member of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Bryan and his wife Stacey currently reside in Jackson, Ohio.