NEWS


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Grand Jury indicts 18
Rio education students host food drive

Rio education students host food drive

RIO GRANDE — Students in the University of Rio Grande’s Bunce School of Education are working to make a difference in Southeast Ohio. As p...

December 12th, 2018 |  


The Betzing fire of 1917

The Betzing fire of 1917

I was watching the news of the horrifying fire that claimed the lives of five children in Youngstown on Dec. 10. I cannot imagine the feeling of the i...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Middleport Council hears water rate recommendations

MIDDLEPORT — The Middleport Village Council discussed the proposed water rate increase at their meeting Monday evening.The council heard from a ...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Meigs EMS receives grant funds

Meigs EMS receives grant funds

POMEROY — Meigs County EMS recently received grant funding for equipment which could help save lives in the case of an emergency.Ohio Emergency ...

December 11th, 2018 |  


Celebrating the holiday home tour

Celebrating the holiday home tour

GALLIPOLIS — The festivities continued in Gallipolis with the French Art Colony Holiday Tour Friday evening.Before beginning the tour, visitors ...

December 11th, 2018 |  


Williams keynotes MCCF 2018 Benefit Dinner

Williams keynotes MCCF 2018 Benefit Dinner

MASON — Hershel “Woody” Williams was this year’s special guest speaker for the 2018 Community Foundation of Mason County (MCCF...

December 11th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Point pounds Patriots, Huskies

Point pounds Patriots, Huskies

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Good morning double-A, this is your official wake-up call.The Point Pleasant wrestling team sent a state-wide message to...

December 14th, 2018 |  


Winfield tops Lady Knights, 44-30

WINFIELD, W.Va. — A different approach to getting some game experience.Host Winfield built leads with its starters and had trouble maintaining t...

December 14th, 2018 |  


Bobcats, Herd head into bowl week

Bobcats, Herd head into bowl week

They’ll be home for the holidays.The question is, how merry will their Christmas seasons be?Both Ohio and Marshall will be part of the early col...

December 13th, 2018 |  


Tornadoes net first win, 58-46 at Federal Hocking

Tornadoes net first win, 58-46 at Federal Hocking

STEWART, Ohio — On the road and in the win column.The Southern boys basketball team picked up its first victory of the season in its first road ...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Raiders top Point, 53-40

Raiders top Point, 53-40

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Ultimately, you have to start somewhere.The River Valley boys basketball team secured Brett Bostic’s first win as ...

December 12th, 2018 |  


LIFE


Ribbon cutting for new Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General’s newest store at 7809 Ripley Road in Point Pleasant is now open.Dollar General will celebrate the ...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Swain named to NSBA Leadership Council

GALLIPOLIS — Scott Swain, TCS Forestry, Gallipolis, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.NSBA...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Shrine Club president speaks to DAR

Shrine Club president speaks to DAR

The DAR Return Jonathan Meigs Chapter of American Revolution met in November at the Pomeroy Library with the speaker being Clarence Hill from Gallipol...

December 8th, 2018 |  


Lodge installs new officers

Lodge installs new officers

MEIGS COUNTY — Jordan D. Pickens of Pomeroy was installed as Master of Harrisonville Masonic Lodge No.411 on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Harrisonville ...

December 8th, 2018 |  


Local runner competing at the next level

Local runner competing at the next level

POMEROY — A 2018 Eastern High School graduate was recently named Freshman of the Year in her conference for cross country.Jessica Cook was named...

December 8th, 2018 |  


DAR works at historical marker site

DAR works at historical marker site

LONG BOTTOM — The members of Return Jonathan Meigs Chapter of DAR recently cleaned the George Washington Marker located on State Route 124 near ...

December 3rd, 2018 |  


OPINION


12:31 pm |    
Ever seen an angel?
God’s Kids Korner: Time for a change!

God’s Kids Korner: Time for a change!

God sent a man named John to tell the people that a very special person was coming to help those who needed help. The person coming was Jesus, GodR...

December 13th, 2018 |  


Meigs Health Matters: Marking Progress, CHIP Implementation

The Meigs County Health Department and Get Healthy Meigs! have a vision: to improve the overall well-being of Meigs County residents. Quite a lofty go...

December 8th, 2018 |  


Importance of Community Values

During the holiday season, we are all reminded of the meaning of home. Home, for most, is the comfortable warmth of family and friends that surround u...

December 8th, 2018 |  


Christ is God’s perfect star

Christ is God’s perfect star

The stars viewed at night are a wondrous sight. It is a compelling experience to observe them in their particular configurations and to consider their...

December 6th, 2018 |  


Search the Scriptures: God’s Exhortation to You

Search the Scriptures: God’s Exhortation to You

It is highly recommended, when studying the Bible, that the diligent student pays close attention to the context of any given passage, duly noting who...

December 6th, 2018 |  


A Hunger for More: Celebrating hope, joy and peace

A Hunger for More: Celebrating hope, joy and peace

The black velvet of night’s shadows swathes the little town in a quiet embrace. Occasionally, were one to simply listen, all that can be heard a...

December 6th, 2018 |  


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