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Day two of Kimes trial sees eight total witnesses

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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.


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 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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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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