NEWS


7:07 pm |    
A lesson on drug testing
6:57 pm
Updated: 10:19 pm. |    
Schools closed due to statewide walkouts
4:28 pm
Updated: 4:44 pm. |    
Clean up continues as new flooding forecast
For the record

For the record

Mason County Sheriff’s DepartmentThe Mason County Sheriff’s Department reports the following arrests made Feb. 2-Feb. 15: Brian L. Love, 4...

February 20th, 2018 |  


God’s Hands accepting flood donations

God’s Hands accepting flood donations

VINTON — Recent widespread flooding has brought destruction to many people in the communities along the Ohio and Kanawha River. Heaven Sent Mini...

February 20th, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


Statewide walkout called for school staff

Statewide walkout called for school staff

MASON COUNTY — A statewide walkout by teachers and service personnel in West Virginia has been called for this Thursday and Friday.According to ...

February 19th, 2018 updated: February 19th, 2018. |  


Mighty Ohio makes presence known

Mighty Ohio makes presence known

MEIGS COUNTY — It is one of the unavoidable facts of life along the river — eventually it will rise.It had been 13 years since Meigs Count...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Pomeroy merchants begin cleanup process

Pomeroy merchants begin cleanup process

POMEROY — Several businesses located on Front Street in Pomeroy have been enduring flood clean up.Bobbie Karr owner of the Hartwell House report...

February 19th, 2018 |  


Deputies seek inmate

Deputies seek inmate

GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin states his deputies are seeking a woman who reportedly walked away from the Gallipolis Behavior...

February 19th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


10:00 am
Updated: 12:11 pm. |    
Mason County sending 17 to state
3:13 am
Updated: 12:11 pm. |    
Crusaderettes oust Wahama, 72-37

Rio puts trio on All-RSC Women’s Basketball Teams

NEW ALBANY, Ind. — University of Rio Grande senior forward Alexis Payne and sophomore guard Sydney Holden were among those named to the 2017-18 ...

February 21st, 2018 |  


RedStorm women slip to 22nd in NAIA coaches’ poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Rio Grande slipped one position to No. 22 in the latest NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches&#...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Rio Grande’s Hill to participate in 3-Point Shootout

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – University of Rio Grande senior guard Will Hill has been selected as one of the four participants for 2018 NABC-NAIA Shoot &a...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Mason County sending 17 to state

Mason County sending 17 to state

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Where dreams can become reality.Mason County will be well-represented this weekend at Big Sandy Superstore Arena as two team...

February 21st, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


Pointers knock out RV, 57-45

Pointers knock out RV, 57-45

JACKSON, Ohio — Early runs can often pay dividends later.The River Valley boys basketball team fell behind early in its Southeast District Divis...

February 21st, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


LIFE


4:29 pm |    
OU Jazz Ensemble to perform
Annual Baby Face event returns

Annual Baby Face event returns

OHIO VALLEY — Fruth Pharmacy will be holding its third annual Baby Face Event on March 24.To help local baby charities, Fruth Pharmacy will host...

February 21st, 2018 updated: February 21st, 2018. |  


Livestock report

The latest livestock report from United Producers, Inc., 357 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, 740-446-9696 as reported on Feb. 21:Total Headage: 328Feeder Ca...

February 21st, 2018 |  


PPPS accelerated readers honored

PPPS accelerated readers honored

Learning to read is important and the students at Point Pleasant Primary School (PPPS) are wild about reading. The staff instills in students that lov...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Avalanche CEOS Club news

The Avalanche CEOS Club recently held its first meeting of 2018 on Jan. 25 at the Coffee Grinder.Eleanor Hoffman was the hostess and the meeting was c...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Petro named vice president

Petro named vice president

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Ohio Valley Bank President and CEO Tom Wiseman recently announced the promotion of Christopher S. Petro to Vice President and...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Ribbon cutting for Blaine Surveying

Ribbon cutting for Blaine Surveying

Blaine Surveying, PLLC, has opened an office located at 212 5th Street in Point Pleasant. Blaine Surveying, PLLC began providing professional services...

February 14th, 2018 |  


OPINION


3:21 pm |    

Angry, aimless young men

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Your soul is worth it
Groaners should hold to the rule of groaning

Groaners should hold to the rule of groaning

Grandison’s mouth hung slack-jawed. He could not believe what he had just heard the Lord say to him. Grandison had walked up to the judgment sea...

February 15th, 2018 |  


‘This one is for Jesus!’

‘This one is for Jesus!’

Many years ago, our daughter was preparing Valentine Day notes the other day for some of her friends, when she snatched up a “Sleeping Beauty...

February 15th, 2018 |  


‘I wanna be different’

‘I wanna be different’

Identity. It’s a touchy subject. Who or what defines you? Modern culture tends to equate identity with popularity. In other words, our level of ...

February 15th, 2018 |  


God’s Kids Korner : Temptation – A problem word

God’s Kids Korner : Temptation – A problem word

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent, the few weeks before Easter when we all are asked to think about how we are living our lives and if we need t...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Why do teachers (state employees) deserve a raise?

There are so many things that have been added to a teacher’s daily routine. Reports that are beyond comprehension. Programs that are constantly ...

February 14th, 2018 updated: February 14th, 2018. |  


Legislative update: Past the halfway point

Legislative update: Past the halfway point

The sixty day 2018 West Virginia Legislative session is just past the half point. I am on the Finance Committee and the vast majority of my time has b...

February 13th, 2018 |  


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