NEWS


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Locals prepare for COVID-19

Lawmakers approve bill addressing coronavirus Ohio impact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mandatory state testing for schools would be ditched this year and Ohioans who didn’t vote in the March 17 primary w...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Nursing home is now West Virginia’s ‘ground zero’ for virus

Nursing home is now West Virginia’s ‘ground zero’ for virus

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia nursing home with at least 20 coronavirus cases has become “ground zero” for the state̵...

March 25th, 2020 |  


OU president provides coronavirus update

ATHENS, Ohio — In a letter from university President M. Duane Nellis, confirmed a member of the university community has tested positive for COV...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Yost, other AGs urge online marketplaces address price gouging

Yost, other AGs urge online marketplaces address price gouging

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost this week joined 32 other attorneys general in urging Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Walmart and Craig...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Racine to apply for Neighborhood Revitalization Grant

POMEROY — The Village of Racine will have the opportunity for the 2020 Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Program following a decision by the Mei...

March 25th, 2020 |  


OVB announces loan payment options amid COVID-19 concerns

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio— In line with its Community First mission, Ohio Valley Bank has announced that it is now offering Skip-a-Pay payment deferral a...

March 25th, 2020 updated: March 25th, 2020. |  


SPORTS


OHSAA winter tournaments move from postponed to cancelled

OHSAA winter tournaments move from postponed to cancelled

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ic...

March 27th, 2020 |  


Rio represented on RSC Scholar-Athlete lists

RSC Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete team includes five from Rio GrandeMIDDLETOWN, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande has placed five p...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Rio Grande’s Holden named honorable mention All-American

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Rio Grande senior guard Sydney Holden has been named an Honorable Mention selection to the 2020 National Associ...

March 25th, 2020 |  


2 Blue Devils named All-OVC

2 Blue Devils named All-OVC

A pair of Blue Devils were chosen to the 2019-20 All-Ohio Valley Conference boys basketball teams, as selected by the coaches from within the 8-team l...

March 21st, 2020 |  


Schweer to head new Rio Grande wrestling program

Schweer to head new Rio Grande wrestling program

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Jason Schweer has been tabbed as the head coach of the University of Rio Grande’s new men’s wrestling program.Ath...

March 21st, 2020 |  


LIFE


Angie Zimmerman Realty Group welcomed

Angie Zimmerman Realty Group welcomed

The Angie Zimmerman Realty Group recently celebrated its official business ribbon cutting on Main Street with staff and City of Point Pleasant officia...

March 18th, 2020 |  


SAR presents Flag Certificate to business

SAR presents Flag Certificate to business

The Sons of the American Revolution present Flag Certificates to businesses and individuals who properly display the nation’s colors. Pictured i...

March 11th, 2020 |  


Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation appointees

Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation appointees

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently added one new board member and elected 2020 officers of the board, which oversees the char...

March 11th, 2020 |  


Warnings of telephone scams

OHIO VALLEY — A potential scam targeting recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid has been reported.The O...

March 11th, 2020 |  


Fruth Pharmacy’s 5th annual Baby Face Event

Fruth Pharmacy’s 5th annual Baby Face Event

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy will soon begin its 5th annual Baby Face Event. Fruth Pharmacy’s Baby Face Event helps provide supp...

March 11th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Ask good questions

Ask good questions

I tend to think that if I had the privilege of attending presidential news briefings, I would prepare myself to ask meaningful questions. But, from wh...

March 26th, 2020 |  


A Hunger for More: God will take care of you

A Hunger for More: God will take care of you

You may feel powerless right now in the face of the pandemic and impact that it has had socially and economically upon you and our society. You may fe...

March 26th, 2020 |  


God’s Kids Korner: Jesus and His friend Lazarus

God’s Kids Korner: Jesus and His friend Lazarus

Do you have a best friend? When I was young, I had a best friend named Cindy. She later moved away, but we had lots of fun together before that. Today...

March 26th, 2020 |  


Living in interesting times

Living in interesting times

There is an old curse which is, ironically, attributed to the Chinese. “ May you live in interesting times.” It can also be used as a posi...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Protecting Your Wallet in the World of COVID-19

Protecting Your Wallet in the World of COVID-19

Over the last month, our office has assessed all of its responsibilities so that it can work with consumers and our partners in state government to en...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Natural food is naturally suspect

Natural food is naturally suspect

Given the amount of preservatives most baby boomers have eaten over the course of our lives, we are not going to require embalming. We’re going ...

March 25th, 2020 |  


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