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PPVFD fundraiser not a scam

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POINT PLEASANT — A mail fundraising campaign for the Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department currently circulating the area is not a scam.As reported back in June, the PPVFD announced it would be sending letters to residents in its coverage area asking for voluntary donations — an area which is a significant part of Mason County and will reach around 5,000 homes. The letters spell out a budget shortfall, what the fire department does and the expenses it faces.

 

Child neglect case bound over to grand jury

POINT PLEASANT — The cases of two parents accused of contributing to their infant son’s death have been bound over to the grand jury.This week, Jimmy R. Edwards, 25, address unreported, and Carla M. Adkins, 31, of Ashton, both appeared before Magistrate Cheryl Miller Ross for their preliminary hearings after both were charged with child neglect resulting in death.Adkins waived her right to the preliminary hearing while Edwards proceeded with his, with Ross fi...

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Gallipolis woman accused of stealing $1.5M from dementia sufferer

COLUMBUS — A federal court judge has frozen the assets of a former Gallipolis-based financial adviser amid allegations she conned a 96-year-old nursing home resident out of $1.5 million.Raymond James Financial Services, a Florida-based financial services company, is seeking more than $800,000 from Jo Ellen Fisher, of Gallipolis, a former financial adviser the company claims swindled Edward Martin, 96, of Point Pleasant, who suffers from dementia.Fisher reportedly s...

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Officer shooting case concludes

GALLIPOLIS — Following nearly two years in the local court system, the case against a Gallia County man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a local police officer has concluded.During a hearing held Monday, Cole Creighton Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, was sentenced to a total of 20 years of imprisonment for his actions on the morning of Sept. 24, 2012, that led to Ptl. James Bartels of the Gallipolis Police Department being shot and injured.Appearing in court o...

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‘Back-to-School Bash’ to bring in the new school year

POINT PLEASANT — Mason County families and students will gather to celebrate the start of the school year on Friday evening outside Point Pleasant Intermediate School.Sponsored and coordinated by the Mason County Family Resource Network’s Health and Wellness team, the county’s “Back-to-School Bash” will feature free games and prizes, free hot dogs and drinks, informational booths and music from 5-7 p.m.Greg Fowler, executive director of Maso...

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Chamber ‘Business of the Month’

The Point Pleasant Register has been named July’s business of the month by the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Chamber Board President Richard Walker, Chamber Executive Director Hilda Austin, Civitas Media Content Manager Michael Johnson, Register Reporter Beth Sergent, Civitas Media Manufacturing Director Greg Weatherbee, Register Customer Service Representative Melissa Fields, Chamber Board Members Elizabeth Jones and Terry Pyles.

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Mason Co. Emergency Operations Center upgrades complete

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Office of Emergency Services has finished a complete upgrade of the county Emergency Operations Center.The Mason County Emergency Operations Center is located within the Emergency Services complex at 911 Emergency Drive just outside Point Pleasant. The Emergency Operations Center, commonly known as the EOC, is the central command and control facility that has the responsibility for emergency preparedness, disaster management, life safety of t...

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Deputies capture home invasion suspect

BIDWELL — After nearly four and half hours on the run, a Meigs County man was apprehened during the early morning hours on Tuesday morning after he allegedly invaded the home of an elderly woman.Ryan E. Kauff, 30, of Middleport, was arrested by Gallia County sheriff’s deputies just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after two burglaries and a manhunt that lead deputies throughout the Bidwell area.Kauff is reportedly being charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, ...

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Mason wastewater improvement project discussed

MASON — The ongoing wastewater improvement project was a topic of discussion when the Mason Town Council held its most recent regular meeting.Michael Yandrich, representing Triad Engineering, Inc., spoke to council members regarding a recent inspection of the wastewater plant de-watering system. He gave council members an estimate of cost and summary of the work to be completed. Council members agreed to have the building, which houses the belt press, fixed during the “...

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‘Belle’ of the ball

The Belle of Cincinnati is definitely the belle of the ball for Point Pleasant and Gallipolis this week when it docks in both cities. On Monday, the boat, pictured here at Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, arrived for the annual dinner cruise hosted by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center. The two-hour cruise is a major fundraiser for the museum and is a popular event for locals. The vessel docks at Gallipolis on Tuesday for a buffet-style lunch and dinner cruise. The lunch cr...

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Along for the ride

NEW HAVEN — Rain did not stop a group of dedicated riders when the inaugural Claflin C.A.R.E. Bike Ride was held recently in New Haven.A total of 29 riders of all ages completed 109 laps around the 8.5-mile course, an average of 32 miles per rider.Hosted by the Bend Area C.A.R.E. organization, more than $1,000 was raised from the ride, which will go to the group’s “Kids for Christmas” program.The program provides gifts and treats for un...

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U.S. voters hold key to peace in Middle East

More than any other time in the history of the conflict over the tiny ancient land we call Israel and Palestine, voters from a land across the sea hold unused power to change the basic course and outcomes of that conflict.At this time, those voters — who are also largely taxpayers — are keeping the conflict hotter and more bloody by their failure to prioritize the issue.Polls are interesting to politicians. As of July 18-20, according to a CNN poll, a 57-34 p...

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Ashley Ohlinger and Wesley Riffle upcoming wedding

LETART, W.Va. — Johnny and Christine Ohlinger, of Letart, and Laren Clayton Shain, of Racine, and Tony Riffle, of Michigan, announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Ashley Raeann Ohlinger and Wesley Jordan Riffle.The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Robert and Marion Ohlinger, of Letart, and Rupert and Dorothy Howard, of Hartford, W.Va. She is a 2011 graduate of Wahama High School and is currently employed at Bob’s Market.The prospective groom is t...

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‘Sanging’ one part of Appalachian culture that could stand to stop

Digging wild ginseng, or “sanging” to use the vernacular, is a part of Appalachian culture, handed down from generation to generation.With that being said, I don’t want to encourage anyone to take up sanging. In fact, it’s part of the Appalachian culture that could probably stand to disappear. Usually in my columns I am promoting traditional pastimes, but this is different; between legitimate diggers and poachers, wild sang is having a hard time, in fact som...

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Hamid sets record at 2014 Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside event

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Many young golfers from both Ohio and West Virginia took part in the sixth annual Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside held on Thursday, July 10, at the Cliffside Golf Course in Gallia County.In the featured 16-18 year-old division, young Logan Holbrook of Logan — the reigning SEOAL player of the year — broke the course record by firing an even par 72, but still finished second overall in the division. Gallia Academy junior Dares Hamid won the event aft...

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2014 Reader’s Choice picks begin this weekend

OHIO VALLEY — The 2014 Reader’s Choice: Best of the Best Tri-County contest starts today, and submissions are due Aug. 13.With a total of 65 categories, readers choose their favorite businesses to win titles such as “Best Gift Shop,” “Best Restaurant,” “Favorite Teacher,” “Best Burger,” “Bets Place to Work” and many more.Winners of the categories will receive a certificate to display in their place o...

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Point Pleasant Register’s website now faster, easier

POINT PLEASANT — If you haven’t visited the Point Pleasant Register’s website lately, you should take a look.Just a few days ago, the Register unveiled a significant upgrade to our website, making www.mydailyregister.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with the recent redesign of our print edition, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past ...

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Suspect vehicle recovered following burglary

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Police Department recovered a suspect vehicle Thursday evening matching the description of a truck that was reportedly observed at a burglary in Gallia County on Thursday afternoon.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reported late on Thursday evening that Point Pleasant police officers located a suspect vehicle in a parking lot within Point Pleasant following the report of a burglary on Keeler Road in Addison Township, Gallia County. Deputie...

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