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Assault trial moved to December

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POINT PLEASANT — The trial of a Meigs County man accused of assaulting a Mason County resident at the Mason County Fair last year, has been continued to December.The trial of Allen R. Brickles, 21, Pomeroy, Ohio, was to begin earlier this month. That trial is now slated to go at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 2 in Mason County Circuit Court in front of Judge Thomas C. Evans, III.Seth Harper, attorney for Brickles, filed a motion to withdrawal from the case as well as a motion to continue the trial to allow Brickles sufficient time to retain other counsel. Both motions were granted.

 

Defenders earn 2-2 draw with Fairland

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — Still unbeaten, despite not having a victory.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team rallied back from a 2-1 halftime deficit and earned a draw in the season opener Tuesday night following a 2-2 tie against host Fairland in a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Defenders (0-0-1) stormed out to an early 1-0 advantage, but a pair of Jake Wireman goals over a three-minute span ultimately allowed the Dragons (0-0-1) to secure a 2-1...

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Vikings win TVC Ohio golf opener

JACKSON, Ohio — Score one for the home team.The Vinton County golf team worked the home-course advantage to its favor Monday afternoon while claiming a 4-stroke victory over the field during the first Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match of the 2014 season.The host Vikings posted a winning score of 198 on the back-9 at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson County, which ended up being four shots ahead of both River Valley and Meigs — who originally tied...

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Miller wins quad at Forest Hills

GLOUSTER, Ohio — Now that’s defending home turf.The Miller golf team took a 15-stroke victory Monday night, while Trimble took second in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division quad match at the Forest Hills Golf Course, the home of the Falcons and Tomcats.Miller was led by two of the three match medalists, Chris Gamble and Shawn Hayes, who both shot two-over par 36. Austin Doughty fired a 41 and Tylor Newman posted a 46 to round out the MHS total of 159. ...

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Point Pleasant and Wahama compete at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — PPHS senior Kelsey Allbright earned medalist honors Monday night as Point Pleasant took on Wahama on Riverside Golf Club’s front nine.Allbright fired a five-over par 40 to lead Point Pleasant, followed by Rhett Lanier with a 52. Matthew Martin shot a 55 for PPHS, while Trace Derenberger shot a 64 and Nick Newell had a 67.Nathaniel Redman led Wahama with an eight-over par 43, followed by fellow junior Mason Hicks with a 45. Bekah Groves posted a...

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Hands-on workshop expands energy education for local teachers

MARIETTA — Two Meigs County teachers recently attended the 2014 Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program Teacher Workshop at Marietta College, where teachers participated in hands-on education sessions and received resource materials to promote energy education in their schools.Patricia Cook, of Southern Local Schools, and Carol Mahr, of Meigs Intermediate School, participated in the free two-day workshop, which provided them with classroom supplies and lesson plans about en...

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Lady Raiders top Eastern in season opener

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — You can’t win them all if you don’t win the first one.The River Valley volleyball team took a four-set victory over non-conference host Eastern Monday night in the season opener in Meigs County.The Lady Raiders (1-0) took a 25-16 victory in the opening set, but Eastern (1-0) rallied to take the second set 25-19. RVHS took the third set 25-19 and earned the match victory with a 25-19 edge in the fourth set.

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Holzer cancer center joins Ohio State’s James Cancer Network

GALLIPOLIS — When Barbara Shelton first learned she had a rare type of cancer last November, she became overwhelmed with a series of emotions.What ensued was a series of visits and procedures at the James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She said it all added up to a cancer-free diagnosis.On Tuesday, Holzer Center for Cancer Care announced a partnership with James Cancer Center that will bring added technological resources and expertise to so...

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Computers For Students helps deliver 32 computers to Meigs County students in need

POMEROY — The parents and students sat and waited patiently under the gazebo of the Pomeroy Parking Lot.Then, at 1 p.m. Iva Sisson and her husband, Bob, along with Stuart Johnson, executive director of Connect Ohio, and Lyndsey Kleven, public relations specialist for Connect Ohio, began passing out the PC desktops that would go to the homes of students in Meigs County who were without one in their homes. Connect Ohio also formed the Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative, or...

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OVP Sports Briefs

Time change for GAHS Jamboree GameGALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Gallia Academy High School will be hosting its 2014 Jamboree Game at 7 p.m. Friday night when it welcomes Wheelersburg to Memorial Field. The Jamboree Game is the final tuneup before the start of the regular season and was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Cancer care arrives at PVH

POINT PLEASANT — Comprehensive cancer care’s physical presence in Mason County has finally arrived.Pleasant Valley Hospital and Edwards Comprehensive Care Center have teamed up to make cancer care even more accessible by offering oncology and hematology services at PVH.Dr. Mohamed Khasawneh and Dr. Toni Pacioles, fellowship-trained medical oncology and hematology specialists at the ECCC, have added weekly visits at PVH to extend the care that is offered by EC...

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Coaches tab Rio men’s soccer as KIAC favorite

BEREA, Ky. — The University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team leads the way on the 2014 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll released on Thursday.The RedStorm received three first-place votes and 15 points in the balloting of the league’s five coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own squad.Rio Grande returns a number of players from last year’s squad, which won the Mid-South Conference tournamen...

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Eagles, Lady Eagles fall to Waterford

POMEROY, Ohio — So much for gracious guests.The Waterford boys and girls golf teams both claimed victory over Eastern, Thursday afternoon in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division match at the Meigs County Golf Course.The Lady Wildcats were led by girls medalist Kenzie Diez with a 11-over par 45. Brianna Hart added a 53 for Waterford, while Liz Leach and Abby Eichmiller each posted a 56 to round out the WHS total of 210.Katelyn Edwards led the Lady Eag...

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RedStorm men’s cross country picked 2nd in KIAC poll

BEREA, Ky. — The University of Rio Grande men’s cross country team was tabbed to finish second in the 2014 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll released Thursday.The RedStorm garnered four first-place votes - more than any other team in the league - but totaled 53 points in the balloting of the league’s nine coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own squad.Rio Grande, which will once again be under th...

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Rio volleyball picked 6th by KIAC coaches

BEREA, Ky. — The University of Rio Grande volleyball team has been selected to finish sixth in the 2014 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll released on Thursday.The RedStorm picked up 66 points in the balloting of the league’s 11 coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own squad.Rio Grande returns a handful of players from last year’s team, which finished 14-16. Among those back for head coach Billina...

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KIAC coaches place Rio fifth in women’s XCC poll

BEREA, Ky. — The University of Rio Grande women’s cross country team has been picked to finish fifth in the 2014 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll released Thursday.The RedStorm received 44 points in the balloting of the league’s 10 coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own squad.Rio Grande, which will once again be under the director of veteran head coach Bob Willey, will open its schedule at hom...

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Rio women’s soccer picked third in preseason poll

BEREA, Ky. — The University of Rio Grande women’s soccer team was picked to finish third in the 2014 Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll released on Thursday.The RedStorm collected one first-place vote and 23 points in the balloting of the league’s seven coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own squad.Rio Grande lost just one senior from last year’s squad, which finished 10-8 for the program&#...

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Blue Devils 3rd at Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Two for the price of one.It was a doubly good afternoon for the Logan golf program Friday as the Chieftains came away with both a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League victory and the Portsmouth Invitational team championship during an 18-hole affair at the Portsmouth Elks Country Club in Scioto County.The Chieftains came away with the 2014 Portsmouth Invitational crown after blasting the 14-team field by a dozen shots, as LHS posted a winning four-m...

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