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Marijuana irradication leads to other illegal activity

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POMEROY — Deputies from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Middleport police did marijuana eradication Tuesday and Wednesday in the Langsville area of Meigs County.According to a report from Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood, over a two day period nearly 1,000 marijuana plants were eradicated.While in the process of doing that, deputies were advised of the possibility of illegal manufacturing of explosive materials in a residence at 30766 Pilgrim Ridge Road in Langsville — near where the marijuana eradication took place. A search warrant was secured and once inside, Carolyn Lambert, 65, was taken into custody along with her husband James Lambert, 60, who arrived sometime later.

 

Kimes emphasizes innocence during Thursday testimony

POMEROY — After hearing testimony from five witnesses yesterday, including defendant Mary Kimes, all that remains is closing arguments and a verdict from the jury.Closing arguments will begin at 9:30 a.m. FridayCounts 1, 3, 5 and 7 of the indictment allege that between Jan. 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012, Kimes committed the crime of theft in office, which is a third-degree felony. Counts 2, 4, 6 and 8 — also third-degree felonies — allege that between the ...

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Signup under way at Parish for school supplies

POMEROY — With the opening of Meigs County’s schools less than a month away, Meigs Cooperative Parish is busy collecting donations of school supplies for the annual giveaway to local students.Donations can be dropped off at the Mulberry Community Center between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.Applications for school supplies will be accepted through July 31, said Whitney Thoene, who again this year is coordinating the giveaway .

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Rio Grande athletic chairs on sale

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande is giving its alumni and the general public a chance to own a piece of the school’s athletic history.The school is currently selling the padded, folding chairs used by the volleyball and the men’s and women’s basketball programs since 1993. Cost is $200 per chair and around 20 chairs are available.Proceeds from the sale of the used chairs will go toward the purchase of new chairs.The chair...

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A Hunger for More

In confusing times and difficult circumstances, God has a way of getting our attention.Whatever you may think about yourself and the world around you, the Lord has His eye on you and desires to break through the racket of everyday static to reach into your heart and pull you into the center of His will.It’s is obvious that we are living in troubling times. But the times are NOT troubling simply because of terrorists (although I’ll not deny that terrorism is t...

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Search the Scriptures

Jesus, confronted by an unbelieving prefect who sought to justify himself, was famously asked, “What is truth.” (John 18:38)Pilate meant it as a rhetorical question and did not allow Jesus an opportunity to answer it, but instead proceeded to have Jesus crucified despite finding no fault in him.Despite Pilate’s nonchalant attitude towards his own question, an attitude shared by millions of people who want to strive to believe there is no truth to be fou...

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Ohio University receives high marks in international rankings

ATHENS — Ohio University has received top marks in two ranking systems designed to provide students and parents with information about the overall quality and cost of higher education.Ranked 464 among the world’s 22,000 degree-granting institutions by the Center for World University Rankings, Ohio University is in the top 2.2 percent of the world’s higher education institutions for its quality of education.The university also ranked 14th out of 44 colle...

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Day two of Kimes trial sees eight total witnesses

POMEROY — Day two of the Mary Kimes trial came to an end Wednesday afternoon with eight witnesses for the state testifying in court over a period of two days.A grand jury indicted Kimes in May 2013 on eight counts of theft in office after rumors and speculation spread regarding missing funds from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office. Kimes was employed as the sheriff’s secretary under sheriffs Robert Beegle and Ralph Trussell until summer 2012.

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Community Band in concert

MIDDLEPORT — A band concert, homemade ice cream and fellowship with others is, for most folks, a perfect way to spend a summer evening.Last Friday, the Big Bend Community Band, under the direction of Toney Dingess, performed for the last time until practice resumes in November, while those attending snacked on homemade ice cream, and pulled pork and chicken sandwiches.

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New doctors Hassuna, Chandra join Holzer

GALLIPOLIS — Dr. Deena Hassuna, a rheumatologist, and Dr. Rameesh Chandra, interventional cardiologist, have joined Holzer Health System as new physicians.Dr. Hassuna completed her internal medicine residency at Wright State University-Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, and her rheumatology fellowship at SUNY Downstate Health System in Brooklyn, N.Y.Hassuna provides care for rheumatic diseases, including: rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis, scleroderma, i...

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Bend Area ensemble spends week in Brazil

NEW HAVEN — A dozen Bend Area students are spending this week in Brazil, showing music educators how American children play tunes “tiger style.”The Tiger Music Orff Ensemble, under the direction of Rachel Reynolds and Kim Bond, will be among approximately 35 musical groups to perform at the International Society of Music Educators biannual conference.

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Obama: The alleged leader of the free world

President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board.In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation’s forensic investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the moral authority of his office to call for the professional handling of the wreckage.

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

Faster, easier website unveiled todayThe Daily Sentinel is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making www.mydailysentinel.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.

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URG women’s basketball named NAIA Scholar Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande women’s basketball team has been named a 2013-14 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Team.Head coach David Smalley’s RedStorm sported a cumulative 3.35 grade point average and was among the 1,290 squads to be honored by the NAIA.For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institut...

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Poverty statistics show economic struggle

POMEROY — According to a U.S. Census Bureau report on poverty, the country is still struggling and the gap between the wealthy and the poor continues to grow.The report indicates that research shows economic inequality, by decade, has steadily increased since 1979 and the middle three quintiles have decreased since 1967. The number of people in the bottom quintile — those who are in extreme poverty — has increased, according to the report.The Ohio Assoc...

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Fair season passes now on sale

GALLIPOLIS — Season passes for the Gallia County Junior Fair are now on sale.Season passes may be purchased from Gallia County 4-H clubs, advisors and members as well as the following business locations: All Gallia County offices and branch locations of Ohio Valley Bank, Wesbanco, People’s Bank and Farmer’s Bank. Cost of the season pass will be $24 and will admit one person to the fairgrounds and shows each day of the fair (does not include rides).

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Fire destroys couple’s home in Racine

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 ...

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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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