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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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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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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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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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Staneart Family Reunion held Saturday July 12

ALBANY — The 2014 Staneart Family Reunion (descendents) of Joel and Lydia Staneart) will be held at the Albany VFW Post 9893, 3025 Dickson Rd., Albany, OH, 45710 on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at noon. Each family is asked to make a Staneart recipe or a couple of your favorite dishes for the potluck lunch. Beverages and tableware will be provided.The theme is “A Step Back In Time,” so please bring old family pictures/photos memorabilia, stories, etc. to share with the...

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Robbery suspect in custody

MIDDLEPORT — Jaime L. Chapman, a suspect in the Wednesday robbery of the Middleport Speedway store, is in custody,She is currently housed in the Middleport jail pending arraignment on aggravated robbery and theft charges, Middleport Chief of Police Bruce Swift reported.Swift reported that at approximately 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, a female entered the store and gave the clerk a handwritten note that stated someone was holding the suspect’s daughter at gunpoint and...

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