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Roach waives extradition, will return to Meigs to face murder charges

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POMEROY — A grand jury has rendered an indictment against Ernest M. Roach for the Aug. 10 death of Ericka Brown, 16, of Kanawha County, W.Va., according to a press release from the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.The grand jury indicted Roach on one count of murder, two counts of compelling prostitution, two counts of tampering with evidence and one count of gross abuse of a corpse.The murder charge carries a mandatory sentence of 15 years to life, according to the release.


October set for ‘kIDs Safe’ fundraiser

POMEROY — Tina Wood Richards on Monday decided to make a Facebook page that would honor the Meigs County Sheriff’s Department. By Wednesday, the page had more than 350 likes.“I feel very passionately about Keith Wood and the work he’s done with the sheriff’s department,” Richards said. “I feel his work can be contagious. He’s setting goals and making them happen, and he needs to know that we support him.”

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OVCS falls to Warriors, 5-1

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It wasn’t so much a bad night as much as it was a good opponent.Visiting Cross Lanes Christian stormed out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back Tuesday night following a 5-1 victory over the Ohio Valley Christian soccer team in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The host Defenders (3-8-2) tried to pack it in defensively to keep things relatively close against the explosive Warriors, but the guests simply had too much firepower to over...

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Lady Buckeyes sweep River Valley

BIDWELL, Ohio — A tough night at home.The River Valley volleyball team fell to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Nelsonville-York in straight games, Tuesday night in Gallia County.Nelsonville-York never trailed in the first game and the Lady Buckeyes claimed the opener by a 25-19 count. River Valley (9-9, 5-5 TVC Ohio) led early in the second game but NYHS charged back and took the 25-19 victory, moving ahead 2-0 in the match. The first 34 points of the thi...

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Lady Defenders rally past CLC

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It’s never over until it’s over.The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team rallied back from a 2-0 match deficit Tuesday night and claimed a thrilling 17-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13 victory over visiting Cross Lanes Christian in a non-conference matchup in the Old French City.The host Lady Defenders (9-5) never led in Game 1 and stormed out to a sizable 9-3 edge in Game 2, but the Lady Warriors (7-10) rallied with 20 of the next 32 ...

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Scoreboards are overheating in Ohio prep football

Pity the poor maintenance people at Creston Norwayne, Lucas and Athens.They’ve got to replace all those burned out lights on the scoreboard.Quarterback Bailey Breitenstine rushed for four touchdowns, including the game-winner with 3:10 left, threw for another score and made a key fourth quarter tackle on fourth down to lead Doylestown Chippewa to a thrill-a-minute, 52-49 win at Creston Norwayne Friday night.The Chipps are off to the school’s first ...

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Lady Tornadoes sweep Miller

HEMLOCK, Ohio — Back on track.After having its seven-match winning streak snapped last Thursday, the Southern volleyball team rebounded nicely Monday night with a 25-15, 25-10, 25-17 decision over host Miller in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Perry County.The visiting Lady Tornadoes (10-4, 8-4 TVC Hocking) never trailed by more than a single point in the entire match and also earned a season sweep of the Lady Falcons. SHS also posted a 25-20, 2...

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Wahama’s Redman qualifies for State Golf Tournament

ELIZABETH, W.Va. — Wahama junior Nathaniel Redman secured his spot in the state tournament on Monday, firing a five-over par 77 in the Class A, Region IV tournament at the par-72 Mingo Bottom Golf Course, in Wirt County.The tournament was won by three-time defending Class A champion Charleston Catholic with a team total of 231, led by medalist Christian Casingal with a 2-under par 70.The second place team was Huntington St. Joe, which fired a 254 led by Raniel Lans...

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Rodriguez named KIAC Player of the Week

BEREA, Ky. — University of Rio Grande sophomore forward Pau Delgado Rodriguez was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week by KIAC officials on Monday.A native of Barcelona, Spain, Rodriguez tallied the first hat trick of his collegiate career, scoring all three of the RedStorm’s goals in a win at No. 1-ranked Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday night.Rio Grande, which was ranked 11th in the most re...

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Lady Eagles sweep South Gallia

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The growing pains are starting to pay off.The Eastern volleyball team rallied back from three late deficits to claim a straight-game triumph Monday night during a 25-23, 25-21, 26-24 decision over host South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Gallia County.The Lady Eagles (6-11, 5-6 TVC Hocking) trailed by at least three points in each game against the Lady Rebels, but the guests consistently found ways to rally back a...

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Lady Knights fall to Cross Lanes Christian in five games

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Revenge at its worst.The Cross Lanes Christian volleyball team, which lost to Point Pleasant on September 18, got some payback Monday night by defeating the host Lady Knights in five games in Mason County.The Lady Warriors (7-9) earned a 25-20 victory in the opening game, but the Lady Knights (6-9) rallied to take a convincing 25-11 triumph in the second game. Point Pleasant claimed the third game by a 25-18 count, and the Lady Knights jumpe...

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Blue Angels sweep Point Pleasant

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — That’s the way to get back on track.The Gallia Academy volleyball team suffered just their fourth loss of the season last Thursday, but the Blue Angels bounced back to claim a three set victory over non-conference host Point Pleasant, Monday night.Gallia Academy (14-4) never trailed in the opening game and the Blue Angels claimed a 25-10 victory. The Lady Knights (6-9) led 3-2 at the start of the second game, but 12 straight service po...

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Ohio Valley Symphony celebrates 25 years on Saturday

This Saturday at 8 p.m., the sounds of musical instruments of The Ohio Valley Symphony reverberate through the beautifully restored vintage 1895 opera house complex, known as the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre.The best architects of today would have a difficult time designing a theater with the near perfect acoustics of this relic in the heart of Gallipolis. This 25th anniversary concert, the first of the season, will feature the soloist Jay Campbell with his cello....

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AP Ohio High School Football Poll List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Cincinnati Moeller (24)5-02582, Mentor (1)5-01993, Hudson5-0194...

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Meigs Local honors Distinguished Alumni awards

POMEROY — The Meigs Local Alumni Association presented their 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards on Friday night before the Marauders’ Homecoming game against River Valley at Farmers Bank Stadium/Holzer Field.The awards winners were nominated by the public and were escorted onto the track in front of the grandstand by members of the MLAA and administration of the Meigs Local School Districts.

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Rio CC teams sweep Patty Forgey Invitational

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande opened its 2014 by sweeping the college division championships at the 44th Annual Rio Grande/Patty Forgey Cross Country Invitational, Saturday afternoon, at the University of Rio Grande.The RedStorm men posted a perfect score by recording the top five times and six of the top seven times overall in the 47-runner field. Sophomore Dallas Guy (Buffalo, OH) had Rio’s best time of the day on the 8K course, crossing the finish l...

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RV, GA compete at Piketon Invite

PIKETON, Ohio — The cross country programs from both Gallia Academy and River Valley competed at the 2014 Piketon Invitational held Saturday on the campus of Piketon High School in Pike County.A total of 21 teams and 218 individuals took part in the boys race, as the host Redstreaks came away with team championship with a total of 59 points. Canal Winchester was the overall runner-up with 84 points, while Teays Valley (97), Rock Hill (161) and Zane Trace (169) rounded out the...

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Southern CC places 7th at Forgey Invite

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The Southern boys cross country team finished seventh out of 15 teams this past Saturday at the 2014 Patty Forgey Invitational held on the campus of the University of Rio Grande in Gallia County.The Tornadoes ended the day with a team tally of 207 points, which was 124 spots behind eventual champion Liberty Union and its winning total of 83. Williamstown was the overall runner-up with a score of 90, while Marietta (91), West Branch (104), Bethel-Tate (141) ...

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