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Man accused of killing dog enters plea

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POINT PLEASANT — A plea has been entered in the case of a man accused of killing his neighbor’s dog with a pitchfork.Todd Thompson, 44, of Point Pleasant, has entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals, a lesser included offense as contained in the September 2013 indictment. A grand jury indicted Thompson on a charge of maliciously killing an animal, a felony.Thompson appeared before Judge David W. Nibert this week in Mason County Circuit Court represented by Attorney Damon Morgan Jr. Thompson is to reappear before Nibert at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 17. The misdemeanor charge carries a fine of no less than $300 nor more than $2,000 or confinement in jail not more than six months or both.

 

Belpre wins quad at Meigs County Golf Course

POMEROY, Ohio — Home county advantage didn’t make a difference.The Belpre golf team claimed victory on the road Thursday night, defeating Eastern, Meigs and Southern at the Meigs County Golf Course. The Golden Eagles posted a 160 in the win, the Marauders were second with a 168, SHS took third with 173 and EHS rounded out the field with a 209.The Golden Eagles were led by medalist Sam Petty, who fired a one-over par 35. Ryan McGee and Alana Delaney both poste...

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Ell to headline ‘Party in the Park’

RACINE — Racine’s Party in the Park is fast approaching, with tentative dates of Sept. 11-13.Along with food, carnival games, races and tractor pulls, the event will also provide guests with some, entertainment in the form of Lindsay Ell, an up and coming country music artist, who is headlining the event along with Frankie Ballard.Ell said guests of “Party in the Park,” should expect lots of guitar solo from her during her performance.

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Defenders pick up 1st win at Belpre, 2-0

BELPRE, Ohio — Quantity or quality? The Defenders chose the latter.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team notched its first victory of the 2014 regular season Thursday night following a 2-0 shutout of host Belpre in a non-conference matchup in Washington County.The Defenders (1-0-1) were outshot by a sizable 21-9 overall margin, but the guests were never in jeopardy’s way as a majority of the Golden Eagle shots on goal ended up being easy saves for keeper Mars...

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Search the Scriptures

One of the questions for which men seek an answer regards the purpose for which they live. All men must, in some fashion, answer this question, and the answers for this question drive the way in which men ultimately choose to live their lives.Many men regard life as little more than a series of events to be experienced. Their philosophy, though they might not realize it, is sensual. Such individuals seldom give much thought to the future, and frequently, because they are making cho...

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RGCC celebrates 40th anniversary with Wood Hall reopening

RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College hosted local, state and regional dignitaries as it celebrated the 40th anniversary of the community college Aug. 15 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to reopen Robert S. Wood Hall.Since the University of Rio Grande forged its partnership with Rio Grande Community College in 1974, 12,756 degrees have been awarded with 5,265 of them associate’s degrees. An additional 266 certificates also have been aw...

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MIDDLEPORT — Quick work by the Middleport, Pomeroy and Rutland fire departments averted a major fire Wednesday evening in Middleport when the former Vaughan’s Grocery store caught fire.The original call came in about 6 p.m. Wednesday with a report of smoke coming out of the building and a possibility of two juveniles still inside the building.Middleport Fire Department arrived on the scene and quickly entered the building. With the help of the Middleport Poli...

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Gallia County 25th Annual Gospel Sing to sing out soon

GALLIPOLIS — The sound of gospel music will ring out beneath the stars this weekend at the Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds, bringing gospel groups, first-time attendees and longtime friends together from all over.The 25th annual Gallia County Gospel Sing will take place from 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the county fairgrounds off Jackson Pike.The event is solely sponsor-supported and will feature free gospel performances, a concession stand and door prizes suc...

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RedStorm men’s soccer No. 7 in preseason poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team is ranked seventh in the 2014 NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 poll, the national office announced Tuesday.The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.The RedStorm is coming off a 16-3-3 finish last season, winning the Mid-South Conference Tournament championship and reaching the Elite Eight of the national to...

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Gallipolis Community Action Agency office closes due to decreases in funding

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency office in Gallipolis was closed recently due to a decrease of grants, or program funding, according to a press release.The building has been closed since Aug. 1, and the news release advises all customers needing Community Action Agency services will be receiving the same assistance from the C.A.A.’s main office located in Cheshire. The C.A.A. also still has an office in Middleport.

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Lady Raiders fall to Federal Hocking

STEWART, Ohio — A rough night on the road.The Lady Raiders dropped a non-conference match in straight game to host Federal Hocking, Tuesday night in Athens County.The Lady Lancers edged River Valley (1-1) 25-22 in the opening game, and followed it up with a 25-14 victory in game two. FHHS closed the door with a 25-18 victory in the third game.The Lady Raiders scoring was led by Rachael Smith with nine points and Courtney Smith with six. Angel Toler marke...

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Lady Marauders victorious at home

POMEROY, Ohio — The Lady Marauders earned a 14-stroke victory over guest Alexander, Tuesday night at the Meigs County Golf Course.The Lady Marauders’ combined for a 217, Alexander posted a 231, while Eastern and Southern both failed to post a team score.Meigs was led by by Dannett Davis with a 51, followed by Karlee Norton with a 54. Victoria Walker and Alishia Foster both shot 56, rounding out the MHS total. Sarah Curl (72) also played for the Maroon and Gol...

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Meigs rallies past Lady Rebels

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Talk about a comeback.The Meigs volleyball team dropped the first two games two non-conference guest South Gallia, Tuesday night at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium, but the Maroon and Gold rallied back to take the match win in five games.The Lady Rebels (0-1) took a 25-15 victory in the first game, and held off MHS for a 26-24 victory in the second game. Meigs convincingly won the third game 25-12 and then took the fourth game 25-15. SGHS jumped out...

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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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