NEWS


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Gallia fair week begins

State Rep. Edwards releases statement regarding former Speaker Householder

COLUMBUS — State Representative Jay Edwards (R-Nelsonville) issued the following statement Thursday following his vote to remove Larry Household...

July 31st, 2020 |  


OU to begin fall semester online

ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has announced updated plans for the University’s approach to fall semester.With g...

July 31st, 2020 |  


Chester Garden Club disbands with last donation

Chester Garden Club disbands with last donation

CHESTER — With what was described as reluctance and sadness, the Chester Garden Club made the decision last fall to dissolve/disband after 80 ye...

July 30th, 2020 |  


PVH announces opening of new ‘Regional Health Center’

PVH announces opening of new ‘Regional Health Center’

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) announces the opening of its new Regional Health Center and the relocation of internal me...

July 30th, 2020 |  


Gallia Fair releases attendance guidelines, updates

Gallia Fair releases attendance guidelines, updates

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Junior Fair begins on Monday and the fair board said it will not be like fairs in recent years.In a news release ...

July 30th, 2020 updated: July 30th, 2020. |  


Local woman to lead ‘Lions’ in southeast Ohio

Local woman to lead ‘Lions’ in southeast Ohio

GALLIPOLIS — Ollie Paxton-Tipple of Gallipolis, has taken the oath of office as the new Lions Club District Governor (DG) in an online ceremony ...

July 30th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


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Trio named to Rio Athletic HOF

Trio named to Rio Athletic HOF

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Two former basketball standouts and the winningest baseball coach in school history are joining the University of Rio Grande&...

July 27th, 2020 |  


2020 OVP prep football schedules

2020 OVP prep football schedules

Ohio is approaching the 30-day countdown for high school football.West Virginia would be doing the same if it were not for COVID-19 pushing the start ...

July 24th, 2020 |  


OHSAA releases return to play guidelines and sport specific recommendations

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has presented the OHSAA with a myriad of challenges. The Executive Director’s Office, with support from its Bo...

July 24th, 2020 |  


2020 college football schedules

2020 college football schedules

As is the case with anything at the moment, things can change in the upcoming weeks ahead.But, as it stands now, only Marshall has gone unscathed in r...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


Rio Grande eSports secures pair of sponsors

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande’s first-year eSports program has announced a pair of sponsorships to help get its inaugura...

July 22nd, 2020 |  


Hocking College, NJCAA fall sports moved to spring semester

NELSONVILLE, Ohio – Fall sports at Hocking College and other junior colleges are shifting to the spring semester as a precaution against the spr...

July 20th, 2020 |  


LIFE


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Middleport Yard of the Week

Carleton College trustees elect officers, award scholarships

SYRACUSE — The 155th annual meeting of the Carleton College Board of Trustees was recently held be phone conference due to COVID-19.The Carleton...

July 24th, 2020 |  


Thompson’s to celebrate 50th anniversary

Thompson’s to celebrate 50th anniversary

Ron and Connie Thompson of Mason, West Virginia will celebrate their golden anniversary with family on July 26, 2020.Ron and Connie are the parents of...

July 24th, 2020 |  


OVBC announces cash dividend

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — On July 21, 2020, Ohio Valley Banc Corp. [Nasdaq: OVBC] Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.21 per common share...

July 22nd, 2020 |  


TOPS holds group meetings

The TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) group met recently for two group meetings. The TOPS and KOPS pledges were repeated by all members. The Pledge to t...

July 21st, 2020 |  


Masonic Lodge received AEDS from Middleport FD

Masonic Lodge received AEDS from Middleport FD

MIDDLEPORT — Middleport Masonic Lodge #363 received a donation of three Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) from the Middleport Fire Depart...

July 15th, 2020 |  


OPINION


HIV awareness: Know your status

HIV awareness: Know your status

June 27 was National HIV Testing Day (NHTD). HIV is a virus spread through certain body fluids that attacks the body’s immune system, specifical...

July 24th, 2020 |  


Search the Scriptures: God’s word is always the same

Search the Scriptures: God’s word is always the same

In the Psalms, we read, “Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have estab...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


Cross Words: Knowing God as Father

Cross Words: Knowing God as Father

I’m getting married in less than five months, and as a young man, I’ve felt the pressure to become independent faster than I had originall...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


A Hunger for More: The treasure of sharing

A Hunger for More: The treasure of sharing

In the midst of great divides, the treasure of sharing a special connection with others is increasingly precious. It cannot be overstated that much of...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


God’s Kids Korner: The parable of the hidden treasure and pearl… Matthew 13: 44-46

God’s Kids Korner: The parable of the hidden treasure and pearl… Matthew 13: 44-46

This week we are looking at one of Jesus’ parables that is not quite so familiar and not so easily understood as some of the other ones. Have so...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


Understanding E. Coli

Understanding E. Coli

E. Coli (Escherichia Coli), are a large group of bacteria that naturally live in the intestines of people and animals, especially cattle. Most types o...

July 17th, 2020 |  


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