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Fire destroys couple’s home in Racine

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RACINE — The Racine home of Jamie and Sandra Farley on Pine Grove Road was destroyed by fire Saturday evening.According to the report from the Racine Fire Department, a call came in the about 6 p.m. from a neighbor who saw fire shooting from the windows of the Farley house. No one was at home at the time.In addition to the Racine Fire Department, Syracuse and Pomeroy responded to a call for assistance. When the firemen arrived, the fire had already spread into the attic.It was reported that the couple had a medical emergency and had left the house earlier for treatment of a hand injury which Farley suffered while using a saw.


Kimes trial postponed until Tuesday

POMEROY — After a setback, a jury trial against a woman accused of embezzling more than $50,000 from the Meigs County Sheriff Department is scheuled to begin today in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.The trial for Mary Kimes, 46, was initially set to begin yesterday, but was postponed due to a lack of jury members sufficient for a trial. More jury will be called and were to report to the courthouse today at 8:30 a.m.The grand jury indicted Kimes in May 2013 on eight...

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Rio Grande duo named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two University of Rio Grande men’s basketball players were among a record number of student-athletes named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-14 NABC Honors Court on Monday.Rio juniors Evan Legg and Travis Elliott were among the 895 athletes representing 338 colleges and universities who were honored.Legg, a native of Piketon, Ohio, is an Accounting major, while Elliott — a native of Ironton, Ohio — is...

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Southern’s sports facilities slated for renovation

RACINE — Arrangements for funding upgrades to the athletic facilities at Southern High School have been completed and approval given by the Southern Local Board of Education for the project to move forward in the next few weeks.Roy Johnson, treasurer, said the plans call for construction of a new press box and bleachers on the opposite side of the field from where they are now located. It also provides for renovating the vocational agriculture shop space in a section of the o...

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Make your ‘after’ greater than your ‘before’

I’m sure you’ve seen them before, the pictures of huge, overweight people who discovered the perfect diet and then appear in magazines saying, “I lost 143 pounds in just 100 days!”The difference is jaw-dropping.You naturally share their sense of pride and respect their discipline. As a boy, I read muscle magazines, determined to be the next Mr. Universe. I was the “before picture” — the average body shaped kid who dreamed of a ba...

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Are you getting, keeping peace in your soul?

Years ago, a certain TV commercial pictured a man vacationing at a beautiful, mountain-lake. He was wearing a lifejacket and held an oar in one hand. Standing on the pier, he raised his hands and proclaimed vigorously, “Now I can have peace to enjoy my vacation!”The reason for his newfound peace, according to the commercial, was because he has purchased a security system for his house.But, I wonder … if the man would ever think about the possibility of ...

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Commissioners approve Health Department levy for fall ballot

POMEROY — A resolution granting the Meigs County Health Department’s request for placing an additional 1 mill tax levy on the November ballot was passed by the Meigs County Commissioners at its Thursday meeting.The resolution noted the need for additional funding in excess of the 10-mill limitation in order to maintain current services specifying a need for a new five-year additional levy of one mill. The new levy, if passed by voters in the November election, will run ...

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Construction begins on Meigs CR 124 bridge

MEIGS COUNTY – The Ohio Department of Transportation and Meigs County Engineer’s Office announce construction of southeast Ohio’s first design-build bridge replacement project as part of Ohio’s Bridge Partnership Program.“Thanks to operational savings within ODOT and the leadership of Gov. John Kasich, we are able to make southeast Ohio roads safer and more accessible,” said District 10 Deputy Director Steve Williams.The program will i...

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Authorities ID victim of July 11 drowning

REEDSVILLE — The Ohio Department of National Resources has identified the man who drowned last Friday at Forked Run State Park as Billy J. Nelson, 54, of Spencer, W.Va.According to ODNR Spokesperson Eileen Corson, witnesses report having seen Nelson swimming beyond the designated swimming area at Forked Run State Park Beach with a group of people. By the time ODNR officials arrived on the scene, Nelson had already been brought ashore.

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A Hunger for More

“Going home is never easy,” I once heard someone say. I’ve also heard that once you leave and set out on your own path in life, “you can never really go back home.”I’m not sure that such sweeping statements apply to every situation, but they certainly applied to the Lord Jesus who did go back to His “hometown” in the days of His earthly ministry. He was born in Bethlehem, spent a very brief time in Egypt (when Herod the Great was tryi...

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God expects His people to properly behave

While Christians are citizens of a heavenly kingdom, God also expects His people to behave themselves well in regard to the laws of the earthly nations in which they find themselves.

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4-H food judging results

POMEROY — Judging of 4-H food projects and specialty programs in preparation for the 2014 Meigs County Fair on Aug. 11-16 has been completed and the results announced.In the cake decorating category, 12 and under, Jasina Will took the grand champion award with Victoria Curtis name reserve champion, and Masris Hall and MaKayla Runyon getting honorable mention.In cake decoration, 13 and over, the top winner was Ashley Buchanan, with Amber Moodispaugh being named rese...

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Pavers for O’Brien Mini-Park renovations still on sale

POMEROY — Pavers for the newly renovated O’Brien Mini Park are still on sale at Clark’s Jewelry Store and Front Paige Outfitters starting at $50, with donations welcome. Any purchase of two or more pavers includes a free Imagine Pomeroy T-shirt.Each paver has three lines for text, with 24 characters per line, including spaces.Imagine Pomeroy began August 2013 and is comprised of 12 members of the community who hope to enhance the village, including Pome...

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The trek home for Tré

OHIO VALLEY — Tré Smith is coming home.A miracle months in the making will be celebrated this Saturday with the communities of both Point Pleasant and Gallipolis coming together to welcome Smith home.Peoples Bank, along with a group of volunteers and organizations from both communities, have organized a welcome home procession for Tré and his family through Point Pleasant’s main thoroughfare. Supporters from both communities (and those beyond) are a...

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Meigs men plea in Mason County assault case

POINT PLEASANT — Two men from Meigs County in Ohio have entered into plea agreements after being accused of assaulting a man at the Mason County Fair last year.James M. Gray V, 21 and Garrett C. Hall, 19, both of Pomeroy, appeared before Judge Thomas C. Evans III in Mason County Circuit Court, both entering pleas to the misdemeanor offense of battery.

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Meigs County Fair ticket sales begin

POMEROY — Season and membership tickets for the 151st Meigs County Fair slated for Aug. 11-16 are now on sale.General admission tickets are $8 at the gate and includes all rides and attractions. Those purchasing season or membership tickets or holding an exhibitor’s pass will pay $5 to ride the carnival rides each day.Parking is free, as are all attractions after gate admission is paid, according to Debbie Watson, Meigs County Fair Board secretary.

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Clark sentenced to prison for assault, drug possession

GALLIPOLIS — A little less than a year after she was sentenced to probation for attempting to stab a man in 2012, a Gallia County woman was sentenced to prison last week in two separate cases.Gallia County Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans handed down a 17-month prison sentence against Sabra L. Clark, 24, of Thurman, after her community control was revoked in her first case and she pleaded guilty to drug possession in a second case.A charge of felonious assault was ...

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Ohio University: No evidence of shooting

ATHENS — Following the report of a possible shooting at a dormitory located on the Ohio University campus in Athens on Tuesday afternoon, officers with the Ohio University Police Department found no evidence of a shooting, but are continuing their investigation.According to information posted on the Ohio University website, Ohio University police began their investigation of a report of a possible shooting in the vicinity of Gamertsfelder Hall, a residence hall on the East Gr...

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