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Weather hinders search for reported SUV in Ohio River

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POINT PLEASANT — A towboat operator claims to have seen a strange sight Tuesday morning — an SUV floating in the Ohio River.The sighting touched off a major emergency response to the riverbank around 7:30 a.m. just north of Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, just above the railroad bridge. The Point Pleasant Fire Department was out in full force with assistance from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, a dive team from the Cottageville Fire Department, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Point Pleasant Police Department.

 

Lady Knights blast Sissonville, 10-2

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.The Point Pleasant softball team rallied from an early 1-0 deficit and claimed a convincing 10-2 victory over host Sissonville Monday night during a non-conference matchup in Kanawha County.The Lady Knights (10-5) found themselves in a 1-0 hole after an inning of play, but the guests rallied with a run in the top of the second to knot things up at one. A leadoff error allowed ...

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Crews searching for SUV in Ohio River

POINT PLEASANT — Emergency crews are searching the Ohio River for an SUV that was spotted floating in the water early Tuesday morning.A large submerged object has been detected by emergency personnel and divers from the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department are on the scene to dive and search the area. Point Pleasant volunteer firefighters are helping lead the search with help from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.According to Poin...

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Lady Knights net 1st win of tennis season

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Persistence pays off.After losing its first six matches of the season, the Point Pleasant girls tennis team picked up its first victory of the 2014 campaign Saturday following a 6-1 decision over Lincoln County in the first of two matches played at the Kanawha City Schoenbaum Courts in Kanawha County.The Lady Knights (1-7) ended their winless drought in style as PPHS won all four singles competitions and two of the three doubles contests against...

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Middleport Council struggling with new position

MIDDLEPORT — A lively discussion about an ordinance passed as an emergency measure by Middleport Village Council at its March 24 meeting to establish a grant writing position, and also to hire Fred Hoffman as a grant writer for the village, resulted in a vote at Monday night’s meeting to rescind both actions and introduce new legislation.

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Former OSU player sentenced in drug case

MEIGS COUNTY — A former Ohio State University football player was recently sentenced to 36 months in prison on drug charges.Raymond A. Small, 27, of Columbus, previously entered a guilty plea to one count of felony third-degree aggravated possession of drugs in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.Small was indicted in March 2013 on three felony counts following a traffic stop by the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Small was charged with aggravated possession of dr...

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Marauders top Jackson, Athens

The Meigs baseball team is back on the winning track as the Marauders defeated Jackson 8-6 on Saturday in the Apple City and then topped Athens 7-0 in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Rocksprings.On Saturday the Marauders scored eight runs over the first three frames and held off the Ironmen off to take the two run victory.Freshman Luke Musser earned the pitching victory after allowing just four runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out four i...

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Lady Raiders outlast Chesapeake, 5-3

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — A good start ultimately led to a better finish for the River Valley softball team Monday night following a 5-3 victory over host Chesapeake in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.The Lady Raiders (3-6, 1-1 OVC) outhit the Lady Panthers (2-4, 1-3) by a 13-7 overall margin and also held CHS scoreless for four innings of play, as the guests stormed out to a 3-0 lead through two complete.Chelsea Copley led things off with a single an...

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