NEWS


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Low water levels impact recreation craft at Locks
River royalty returns to Point Pleasant

River royalty returns to Point Pleasant

POINT PLEASANT — Point Pleasant is expected to be visited by not only one, but two river royalties.The American Queen will be docking at Riverfr...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Four sentenced on drug charges

POMEROY — Four people were sentenced on drug charges this week in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James K. Sta...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Judging begins for 4-H projects

Judging begins for 4-H projects

ROCKSPRINGS — County 4-H members competed for Grand Champion with their projects this week at Meigs High School.Children between the ages of nin...

July 12th, 2018 |  


No body found after search of river

No body found after search of river

MASON — Four local volunteer fire departments spent part of the overnight hours searching the Ohio River after a report of a possible body float...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Throwback Thursday: Middleport Pool

Throwback Thursday: Middleport Pool

Beginning in the 1950s, the Middleport Pool was a summer time staple for children in the village until its ultimate closing decades later.The Middlepp...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial coming

Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial coming

PORTLAND — Ohio Department Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be hosting the Buffington Island Battlefield Memorial Service, July 21, ...

July 11th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


VanMeter competes in area all-star game

VanMeter competes in area all-star game

Recent graduate Paige VanMeter represented Southern one final time on Monday during the 11th Annual Fastpitch Softball All-Star game being held at VA ...

July 11th, 2018 |  


Salute to Bald Eagles over Independence Day

Salute to Bald Eagles over Independence Day

In addition to hamburgers, hot dogs, and fireworks during this past week’s Independence Day holiday, one thing you may have enjoyed, if you were...

July 7th, 2018 |  


Kight hired as Eastern boys basketball coach

Kight hired as Eastern boys basketball coach

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — An experienced leader for an experienced group of Eagles.At a recent meeting, the Eastern Local School District Board of ...

July 6th, 2018 |  


Prep Football just 7 weeks away

Prep Football just 7 weeks away

The countdown to high school football season is under 50 days, as all nine local programs begin the 2018 campaign on Aug. 24. Four local schools open ...

July 6th, 2018 |  


A warm day for Capehart round No.3

A warm day for Capehart round No.3

MASON, W.Va. — Perhaps the best question of the day would have been which was warmer the temperature or the golf being shot at the Riverside Gol...

July 4th, 2018 |  


Burdette nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Burdette nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year

Jenna Burdette — a 2014 graduate of Eastern High School — was one of two Dayton Flyers to receive a nomination for the NCAA Woman of the Y...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


LIFE


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Local Eagle Scout honored

FAO provides post-secondary scholarships for students across Appalachian Ohio

MEIGS COUNTY — Setting Appalachian Ohio’s students up for success is a critical part of creating a region abundant with possibilities. Tha...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Chester Alumni holds banquet

CHESTER — The Chester Alumni Association held its annual banquet and meeting on June 2 at the Eastern Elementary School cafetorium. President Ro...

July 7th, 2018 |  


Kempers to celebrate 70th anniversary

Kempers to celebrate 70th anniversary

Gordon and Betty (Chandler) Kemper of Gallipolis will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on July 17. The Kempers were married on July 17, 1948, ...

July 7th, 2018 |  


Cook receives SEDAB scholarship

Cook receives SEDAB scholarship

JACKSON — The Ohio High School Athletic Association annually provides scholarships for outstanding student athletes from its member schools.Each...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Pee Wee Baseball Tournament Champions

Pee Wee Baseball Tournament Champions

The Eastern baseball team recently won the Big Bend Pee Wee Boys Tournament Championship. Pictured are Logan Wolfe, Colton Lloyd, Jace Stevens, Ethan ...

July 3rd, 2018 |  


Kyger Creek service awards

Kyger Creek service awards

CHESHIRE — Ohio Valley Electric Corporation congratulates its employees who celebrated service award anniversaries in April, May and June of thi...

June 30th, 2018 |  


OPINION


God’s Kids Korner: Adopted by God

God’s Kids Korner: Adopted by God

I’m not sure if you know much about adoption, but it is a wonderful thing for children who are not able to live with their parents for some reas...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Search the Scriptures: Why do you call Him Lord?

Search the Scriptures: Why do you call Him Lord?

Christians identify the man Jesus as “the Lord Jesus Christ,” and have done so from the very beginning of Christianity. As Peter preached ...

July 12th, 2018 |  


A Hunger for More: God is great

A Hunger for More: God is great

In an age when Biblical “literacy” has dramatically (and tragically) decreased, it may be easy to shrug one’s shoulders and claim a ...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Teen testimony: What do you have to give?

Teen testimony: What do you have to give?

Everyone likes to receive, but not everyone likes to give.“So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for...

July 12th, 2018 |  


The trip: The canyon

The trip: The canyon

For a long time, I said to my family that I would like to go to Alaska and stand on a glacier. It was a dream that I thought would never take place be...

July 12th, 2018 |  


We Can’t Afford to Lose Focus on the Illicit and Illegal Drugs

We Can’t Afford to Lose Focus on the Illicit and Illegal Drugs

When I first began my career in law enforcement nearly 40 years ago, I never thought that our part of Ohio would be one of the worst hit by the opioid...

July 7th, 2018 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA