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Weather hinders search for reported SUV in Ohio River

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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. Coast Guard and the Point Pleasant Police Department.


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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Egg hunt a hit with youngsters

POMEROY —About 200 children turned out at Dreams Park on Saturday for an Easter egg hunt staged annually by the Pomeroy Merchants Association.About 3,000 colored eggs were hidden on the open field in three different sections for children divided into age groups. The children scrambled over the area in their hunt for eggs, and many returned with well-filled bags and baskets.For each egg found, a novelty prize was awarded to the child. For the finder of the golden eg...

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Southern, SG compete at Belpre Shrine

BELPRE, Ohio — The Belpre boys and Morgan girls came away with top honors at the Belpre Shrine Track and Field Invitational held Saturday afternoon on the campus of Belpre High School in Washington County.The Golden Eagles (131) outlasted runner-up Morgan (117) to win the boys title by 14 points, while the Lady Raiders (131) held off second place Waterford (118) by 13 points for the girls crown. There were a total of 17 events held in each competition.The Southern ...

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Lady Eagles 2nd at Russ Parsons Invite

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — The Eastern girls placed second and the boys were 10th overall at the 17th annual Russ Parsons Track and Field Invitational held Saturday at Stadium Field on the campus of Parkersburg High School in Wood County.Host Parkersburg came away with both team titles, as the Big Red (119) captured a 24-point win in the boys division while the Lady Big Red (109.5) claimed a 20.5 point triumph in the girls competition. There were a total of 18 events held in each d...

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Winfield girls, Cabell Midland boys win Paul Wood Invitational

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Cabell Midland boys and Winfield girls came away with top honors Saturday at the 2014 Paul Wood Track and Field Invitational held at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field on the campus of Point Pleasant Junior-Senior High School in Mason County.The Scarlet Knights scored 122 points and posted a four-point victory over Winfield (118) in the boys division, while the Lady Generals scored 166 points en route to a 56-point triumph over second place Hurricane...

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Meigs Local Board reviews accomplishments, hires personnel

POMEROY — Reflecting on accomplishments of past years, the revised school calendar, and looking toward personnel and programming for the 2014-15 school year was an emphasis of the recent meeting of the Meigs Local Board of Education.

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Meigs competes at Mingo Relays

LOGAN, Ohio — Lady Marauders take seventh, MHS boys finish eighth at Mingo Relays at Logan high school.The girls team competition was won by Fairfield Union with 110.5 points, followed by Logan (97) and Warren (80). Athens was fourth (78.5), Unioto was fifth (72), Marietta finsihed sixth (51), Meigs was seventh (24) and Nelsonville-York rounded out the field (23).The Lady Marauders won the 1600m sprint medley with a time of 4:49.31 posted by Adrianna Rowe, Morgan R...

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