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Search for SUV resumes Thursday with Ohio BCI

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POINT PLEASANT — The search for an SUV spotted floating in the Ohio River on Tuesday will resume Thursday morning with help from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI).Point Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant said divers with BCI will be on hand, along with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, Point Pleasant Fire Department and Point Pleasant Police Department (PPPD), Thursday, to search for the vehicle in the Ohio River just north of Riverfront Park. The search had been suspended due to poor weather conditions.

 

White Falcons soar past South Gallia, 13-5

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — A nine-run fourth inning provided all of the offense that the Wahama baseball team needed Wednesday night following a 13-5 victory over host South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Gallia County.The visiting White Falcons (5-4, 4-1 TVC Hocking) picked up their fifth win in the last seven outings and also remained just one game behind both Trimble and Waterford in the overall league standings. The Rebels (1-5, 0-5) dropped their ...

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Blue Devils sweep Warren, 2-0

WATERFORD, Ohio — Not even a change in scenery could derail the Blue Devils.The Gallia Academy baseball team claimed a season sweep of host Warren Wednesday night following a 2-0 victory in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup held at the baseball diamond on the campus of Waterford High School in Washington County.The host Warriors had to move the game to Waterford due to their field not being playable, the same reason that led Warren to switch its earlier c...

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Gallia Academy sweeps titles at Gallia County Meet

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — A power in numbers.The biggest school in the county came away with the biggest point totals Tuesday night as Gallia Academy captured both the boys and girls titles at the 2014 Gallia County Track and Field meet held on the campus of South Gallia High School in Gallia County.Both the Blue Devils and Blue Angels came away with top honors over SGHS, River Valley and Ohio Valley Christian, as the Blue and White won their respective divisions by at l...

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Home confinement issues ‘wanted’ men

MASON COUNTY — The Mason County Home Confinement Office reports two people under its supervision have recently gone AWOL.Officers are currently looking for Robert Ramsey, 50, of Gallipolis Ferry, and James Ferguson, 26, also of Gallipolis Ferry. Their whereabouts are currently unknown.According to law enforcement, Ramsey was sentenced to home confinement for an incident involving a robbery. Officers say they have been unable to locate Ramsey since March 11....

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The ‘Foundation’ effect

The Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation Fund invests in organizations and ideas that benefit the community. This week, the foundation, represented by Mario Liberatore, pictured at right, presented the Mason County Library with a check for $2,600 to purchase 50 folding chairs and a display case. Pictured accepting the check is Pam Thompson, director of the Mason County Library System. Also pictured, the display case with many books, including “The Butterfly Effect,” a tale of how...

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Point tennis nets 5-2 win over Lady Irish

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A first for the home team.The Point Pleasant girls tennis team captured its first-ever team win at the new courts Tuesday night following a 5-2 decision over visiting Huntington St. Joseph in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.The Lady Knights (2-7) posted winning records in both singles and doubles play en route to earning their second triumph in three matches. PPHS started the season with an 0-6 record before Saturday’s 6-1 roa...

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Point Pleasant tops Eagles, 11-1

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A long way to travel for a quick result.The Point Pleasant baseball team defeated Empire State guest East Chester by a count of 11-1 in five innings, Tuesday night in Mason County.The visiting Eagles scored a run in the top first but Point Pleasant rallied back with two runs in the bottom of the first and one in the third. After a scoreless third frame the Big Blacks tallied six runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to seal the 11-1 mercy ...

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Myrta Grace Callihan

STOLLINGS, W.Va. — Myrta Grace Callihan, 97, of Stollings, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Genesis Logan Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Vinton Memorial Park. McCoy Moore is honored to serve the Callihan family.

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Man sentenced following abuse of patient

GALLIPOLIS — A former caretaker was sentenced Monday in Gallia County Common Pleas Court after he reportedly abused or neglected a disabled person.After pleading guilty to a fourth-degree felony charge of patient abuse, William Crane, 35, of Middleport, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans to two years of community control.Following Monday’s hearing, Assistant Gallia County prosecuting attorneys Eric Mulford and Britt Wiseman said the case would ...

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Brewster charged with theft following homicide

GALLIPOLIS — A local man wanted for questioning following a reported homicide last week in Gallia County will appear today in the Gallipolis Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing.David Dwayne Brewster, 43, of Patriot, made his initial appearance Friday via video before Judge Margaret Evans to answer a charge of theft after he allegedly, on or about April 8, stole a truck belonging to Daniel Lee Day.Day, 29, was reportedly found dead in his Clay Township home Ap...

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Weather hinders search for reported SUV in Ohio River

POINT PLEASANT — A towboat operator claims to have seen a strange sight Tuesday morning - an SUV floating in the Ohio River.This sighting touched off a major emergency response to the riverbank around 7:30 a.m. just north of Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, just above the railroad bridge. The Point Pleasant Fire Department was out in full force with assistance from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, a dive team from the Cottageville Fire Department, the U.S. Coas...

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Lady Knights blast Sissonville, 10-2

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.The Point Pleasant softball team rallied from an early 1-0 deficit and claimed a convincing 10-2 victory over host Sissonville Monday night during a non-conference matchup in Kanawha County.The Lady Knights (10-5) found themselves in a 1-0 hole after an inning of play, but the guests rallied with a run in the top of the second to knot things up at one. A leadoff error allowed ...

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Crews searching for SUV in Ohio River

POINT PLEASANT — Emergency crews are searching the Ohio River for an SUV that was spotted floating in the water early Tuesday morning.A large submerged object has been detected by emergency personnel and divers from the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department are on the scene to dive and search the area. Point Pleasant volunteer firefighters are helping lead the search with help from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office.According to Poin...

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Lady Knights net 1st win of tennis season

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Persistence pays off.After losing its first six matches of the season, the Point Pleasant girls tennis team picked up its first victory of the 2014 campaign Saturday following a 6-1 decision over Lincoln County in the first of two matches played at the Kanawha City Schoenbaum Courts in Kanawha County.The Lady Knights (1-7) ended their winless drought in style as PPHS won all four singles competitions and two of the three doubles contests against...

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Marauders top Jackson, Athens

The Meigs baseball team is back on the winning track as the Marauders defeated Jackson 8-6 on Saturday in the Apple City and then topped Athens 7-0 in a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division matchup in Rocksprings.On Saturday the Marauders scored eight runs over the first three frames and held off the Ironmen off to take the two run victory.Freshman Luke Musser earned the pitching victory after allowing just four runs on four hits and three walks, while striking out four i...

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Lady Raiders outlast Chesapeake, 5-3

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — A good start ultimately led to a better finish for the River Valley softball team Monday night following a 5-3 victory over host Chesapeake in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.The Lady Raiders (3-6, 1-1 OVC) outhit the Lady Panthers (2-4, 1-3) by a 13-7 overall margin and also held CHS scoreless for four innings of play, as the guests stormed out to a 3-0 lead through two complete.Chelsea Copley led things off with a single an...

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Blue Devils roll past Portsmouth, 11-0

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Halfway there.The Gallia Academy baseball team remained unbeaten in league play midway through the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League season Monday night following an 11-0 victory in five innings over host Portsmouth in Scioto County.The Blue Devils (6-1, 4-0 SEOAL) were solid in all facets of the game, as the guests outhit the Trojans (0-2 SEOAL) by a 9-2 overall margin while storming out to a 9-0 advantage through two complete. GAHS tacked on tw...

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