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U.S. 35 discussed at commission meeting

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POINT PLEASANT — This week’s news about an attempt by the West Virginia Division of Highway to bid out the first contract this fall in terms of completing U.S. 35 was discussed at Thursday’s regular meeting of the Mason County Commission.The meeting began with Commissioner Rick Handley commending all the first responders who were on the scene of this week’s accident on U.S. 35 involving two semi-trucks and a school bus. Also at the meeting was Del. Jim Butler (R-14th) who spoke to the commission about U.S. 35. as well as the accident. Butler echoed Handley’s sentiments about commending first responders and health care providers and said he was thankful no children or adults were seriously injured in the accident.

 

Deadly car fire investigation continues

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the death of two men who were found inside a burned car earlier this year in Racoon Township, Gallia County.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning announced earlier this week that the investigation into the death of Terrell A. Hurt, 21, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Tyler D. Pearson, 20, of Gallipolis, is still ongoing and investigators are seeking the public’s help in this case.

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Police matters discussed in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Several police matters were discussed when the Town of New Haven council held its most recent meeting.Police Chief David Hardwick asked permission from the council to have additional “Neighborhood Crime Watch” signs erected in various areas around town. The council agreed and will check to see if there are any signs stored at the wastewater plant prior to ordering new ones.Councilman Kenneth Vickers asked the police chief if officers still h...

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Meigs County, SGHS open season at home

Notre Dame Titans at Southern TornadoesLast Meeting: September 2, 2006, Southern won 24-6 in Portsmouth.Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 2 straightFive things to note:1. This is matchup between two 2013 playoff teams as Southern was the fifth seed in Region 25 and Notre Dame took the seven seed in Region 26. Both teams were eliminated in Week 1 of postseason play as Southern fell to Steubenvil...

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URG volleyball blasts WVU Tech

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — The University of Rio Grande jumped to an early lead and never looked back, rolling to a 3-0 win over West Virginia University-Tech in non-conference volleyball action, Wednesday night, at the Baisi Athletic Center.The RedStorm earned the victory by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-19 and evened their overall record at 3-3, while the Golden Bears slipped to 0-6. All six of Tech’s losses have been in straight sets.Rio Grande finished the match wi...

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Hannan hosts Pike Eastern in Week 1

Pike Eastern Eagles at Hannan WildcatsLast Meeting: None.Current head-to-head streak: N/AFive things to note:1. This is Eastern’s first ever varsity football game. The Eagles officially began varsity football next season.2. Hannan won its final game of the season last year over Hundred by a 46-0 count in Ashton.3. It has been over 10 years since Hannan began the season with a vi...

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Ironmen picked to win SEOAL football title

LOGAN, Ohio — In what will be, at least for the time being, the final time the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League fields at least five football teams, SEOAL media predict the Jackson Ironmen will prevail.A panel of a dozen sportswriters, broadcasters and Internet personnel — with each conference school represented by at least one voter — picked the Ironmen to dethrone the defending champion Logan Chieftains and earn their third conference crown in four years....

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Country Fall Festival pageant

POINT PLEASANT — Nine titles are up for grabs this weekend as the Fifth Annual Miss Country Fall Festival Pageant takes place at the West Virginia State Farm Museum on Saturday.Contestants from the area will vie for the festival titles and reign over the event taking place this year Oct. 4-5.According to pageant director, Delyssa Edmonds, those interested still have time to enter. Registration is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 at the farm museum. Pageant begins ...

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Lady Raiders victorious over Vinton County

McARTHUR, Ohio — The best way to start something new is with a win.The River Valley volleyball team played its first ever Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match Tuesday night and the Lady Raiders took a victory over host Vinton County in four games.RVHS (3-2, 1-0) outscored the Maroon and Silver 25-16 in the opening game, but the Lady Vikings topped their guest 25-19 in the second game. The Lady Raiders rolled to a 25-13 triumph in the third game and closed out ...

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Completion of U.S. 35 renewed, again

SOUTHSIDE — A day after two semi-trucks collided, with one being pushed into a school bus on U.S. 35, there appears to be at least some public acknowledgment at the state level that completion of the infamous 14.6 miles of two lane is moving forward.Completion of those two lanes of U.S. 35 through Mason and Putnam counties is defined as four lanes for many and for many more, four lanes without tolls.On Wednesday, the Point Pleasant Register obtained a stat...

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Offering up ‘Tribute’

The Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center’s Tribute to the River returns Friday and Saturday to downtown Point Pleasant. Boats have already been arriving at Riverfront Park for the free event which includes exhibits, boat tours, contests, kids’ games, entertainment and a 5K walk. A complete itinerary of this year’s event includes: Friday, Aug. 29 — 7 p.m., concessions open; 8 p.m., J.C. Hall and Out For A Buck band (the concert is offered via Mayor’s Ni...

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School test scores show drops, incite discussion

POINT PLEASANT — A variety of 2014 test scores for various grades were presented from the curriculum department, inciting discussion about how the district can bring up the declining numbers.Georgia Thorton, administrative assistant to the superintendent/curriculum and instruction, presented the board during a recent meeting of the Mason County Schools Board of Education with district-wide in-class and DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills) data, West Test...

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Pointers roll past GAHS, 6-1

SOUTH POINT, Ohio — No fan of foreign flavors.Exchange student Matt Krivan scored five goals while helping host South Point claim a 6-1 victory over the Gallia Academy boys soccer team Tuesday night during a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Blue Devils (1-2-0) trailed 2-0 at the intermission and were down by six goals late in the contest before junior Zach Johnson broke through in the 73rd minute with Gallia Academy’s only goal....

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Mason favors lower speed limit

MASON — Residents traveling the streets of Mason will soon see a change in the speed limit.Town Council member Emily Henry made the motion to decrease the speed limit on municipal streets from 25 mph to 15 mph. The motion passed following a second by Councilman Ralph Ross.The council also discussed the use of ATVs and golf carts on back streets. The municipal ordinance reads that drivers of these vehicles must be licensed, wear a helmet if under the age of 18, and ...

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Waterford wins tri at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — The Waterford golf team earned a 31-stroke victory Tuesday night during a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking division match at Riverside Golf Club.The Wildcats, led by medalist Brent Ginther with a 36, posted a 161 team total, followed by Southern with a 192 and Wahama with a 217.Southern was led by Jacob Hoback with a six-over par 41, followed by Ryan Schenkelberg with a 49 and Jonah Hoback with a 50. Tanner Roush rounded out the Tornado scoring with a 5...

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Belpre wins tri at Oxbow

BELPRE, Ohio — Simply outmatched.The Eastern and Wahama golf teams didn’t have an answer for the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Belpre, Monday night at Oxbow Golf Course. Belpre’s earned the win with a 162, while EHS posted a 230 and the White Falcons were unable to post a team score.The Golden Eagles were led by co-medalists Sam Perry and Logan Plummer, who both shot 3-over par 38. Ryan McGee marked a 42 for BHS, while Brennen Ferrell cont...

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Meigs slips past Lady Spartans

ALBANY, Ohio — Keeping a good thing going.The Meigs volleyball team kept their undefeated mark in tact by defeating Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division host Alexander in five games, Tuesday night in Athens County.The Lady Marauders (4-0, 1-0 TVC Ohio) edged Alexander (0-3, 0-1) 26-to-24 in the opening game, but Alexander won the second game 25-19. Meigs rolled to a 25-13 win in the third game, the Spartans evened the match with a 25-18 win in the fourth game, and t...

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Lady Defenders knock off Grace

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team rallied back from early deficits in each of its three games against visiting Grace Tuesday night en route to a 25-22, 25-23, 25-19 victory in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The Lady Defenders (2-0) trailed by at least three points in each game, and each time they came up with the big plays that ultimately allowed the hosts to ...

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