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Preparing to ‘Party’

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POINT PLEASANT — One of Mason County’s biggest (and free) parties of the year, is set for next week.The annual Halloween Block Party will take place 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Riverfront Park.The Halloween Block Party has become a family-friendly tradition in downtown Point Pleasant where the food, candy, games and activities are all free to area children. The block party is 100 percent funded by local residents, businesses and organizations. It’s put on by volunteers, including help from personnel with the city of Point Pleasant.


Deciding Sunday hunting

MASON COUNTY — To hunt, or not to hunt on Sunday. That is the question.On Nov. 4, voters in Mason County will decide whether or not to permit Sunday hunting on private land only, though the ballot language does not specify this in detail.

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A Hunger For More

We definitely live in a different age than the one in which I grew up.I won’t say that things are worse, because attaching that sort of interpretation might infer to some that our God has lost control of things and is somehow not as sovereign as He once was (a ridiculous notion). Of course, I won’t say that things are better either … but times of difficulty and even suffering have a way, by virtue of their fiery trials, of bringing out the pure metal of spiritual ...

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Search the Scriptures

The resurrection from the dead is a great central theme of the Christian faith. It inspires the Christian saint, giving him hope in all things, and points him in a fixed spiritual direction as a true compass.It is the resurrection which proclaims Christ to be the Son of God eternal, and it is the resurrection which gives such import to the task of following after Christ.

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Point PD receives donations for new K-9 unit

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Police Department is getting a little help from its brothers in blue when it comes to organizing a new K-9 unit.Earlier this year, Gandalf, the PPPD’s former K-9 unit, retired due to age and health reasons, leaving an absence as well as opportunity. Since then, Patrolman Justin Veith has undertaken a project to raise funds to establish a new K-9 unit through donations and grants — and without putting any additional financial str...

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Point man arrested on drug charge

POINT PLEASANT — A Point Pleasant man has been arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.Cheyenne “Cody” Roush, 26, of Point Pleasant, was arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Department deputies and is currently being housed in the Western Regional Jail on a $150,000 bond with the condition of home confinement.The official criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court alleges Roush did “...

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Culinary creations

POINT PLEASANT — Students at the Mason County Career Center are putting their culinary, hospitality and presentation skills to the test outside of the classroom — and into the community.This week, the ProStart Culinary Arts class served the Mason County Board of Education a fall themed luncheon of cheesy potato soup, hamburgers stuffed with goat cheese, and chocolate cake and pumpkin pie for dessert.Next week, the class will have a chance to showcase their cu...

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W.Va. high school football ratings

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Secondary School Activities Commission’s high school football computer ratings. The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs in November:TeamRecPtsPvs

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Wahama sweeps Lady Defenders

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — In the end, it came down to the final 10 points.The Wahama volleyball team broke away from a seven-all tie with an 8-2 surge in Game 5, which ultimately allowed the guests to claim a hard-fought 20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 17-25, 15-9 victory over Ohio Valley Christian in a non-conference matchup Tuesday night in Gallia County.The Lady Falcons (6-14) spoiled Senior Night festivities for the host Lady Defenders (15-7) while also claiming a season sweep i...

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OVP area lands 11 on all-district golf teams

Both Meigs and Gallia counties combined to land 11 athletes on the 2014 all-district golf squad, as selected by the Southeast Ohio District Golf Coaches Association.Four girls and seven boys from the Ohio Valley Publishing area were chosen to the all-district squads within their respective divisions. South Gallia was the only Ohio program that was not represented on the district lists.Southern led the area with three selections, while Gallia Academy, Meigs and Eastern ea...

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OVCS sweeps Lions, 8-0

WAVERLY, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team wrapped up regular season play on a solid note Tuesday evening following an 8-0 victory over host Pike Christian Academy in a non-conference matchup in Pike County.The Defenders (6-11-2) had eight different players record either a goal or an assist as the guests outshot the Lions by a sizable 18-3 overall margin. OVCS also earned a 6-1 edge in corner kicks in the triumph.Phil Hollingshead gave the Defenders a pe...

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Nitro knocks off Lady Knights, 5-3

NITRO, W.Va. — Sometimes you can’t stop them all, no matter how hard you try.Point Pleasant senior goalkeeper Jayla Smith stopped 20 shots Tuesday evening, but host Nitro netted five goals to take a two goal victory in the Class AAA Region IV, Section 1 quarterfinal.The Lady Knights got two goals from senior Cassie Jordan and one goal from senior Ashtyn Wedge in the 5-3 setback.Nitro, which is 6-11, was led by Autumn Griggs and Savannah Miller with...

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4 Blue Angels named All-SEOAL

To the victors go the spoils.The Southeastern Ohio Athletic League co-champion Gallia Academy volleyball team earned four spots on the 2014 all-league team, as selected by SEOAL coaches.Gallia Academy and Warren shared the SEOAL title with 7-1 league records, followed by Logan at 4-4, Jackson at 2-6 and Portsmouth at 0-8.GAHS senior Micah Curfman and sophomore Jenna Meadows represented the Blue Angels on the first team, while freshman Grace Martin received an ...

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Rio Grande men’s soccer moves to No. 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It took four weeks to accomplish, but the University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team now finds itself resting at the top of the latest NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll.The RedStorm collected 12 first-place votes and 553 points in the balloting of a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups, moving up two spots from the No. 3 ranking in the poll released Tuesday. Head coach Scott Morrissey’s c...

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in October in downtown Point Pleasant. Workers with the city’s street department, pictured, have begun the process of placing lighted wreaths, garland and Christmas flags downtown, including through Gunn Park. Though Halloween hasn’t yet arrived, this process can take some time, especially with some of the street department staff working on other projects, including the light displays at Krodel Park for the Christmas Fantasy Light ...

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SART brings cyber safety program to school

POINT PLEASANT —At the most recent meeting of the Mason County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), the group discussed new training and programs in the works for school-age children.Paula Gregory, SART co-facilitator and victim advocate, said she recently conducted her first in-school program at New Haven Elementary School.Gregory said she is teaching three cyber safety classes three times a week at the school, and that so far the program has been successful....

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Hearing set in malicious wounding case

POINT PLEASANT — A preliminary hearing has been set in the case of a Gallipolis, Ohio, man accused of wounding a Point Pleasant man over the weekend.Stephen M. Berkley, 32, has been charged with malicious wounding and is set to appear before Mason County Magistrate Cheryl Miller Ross for his preliminary hearing at 2 p.m. Oct. 28. The preliminary hearing will determine if there is, or is not, probable cause, and if the case is sent on to circuit court for possible further proc...

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Shelby discovers 82 points just aren’t enough

Tiffin Columbian’s Cliff Miller ran for 516 yards on just 25 carries in Friday’s game with Shelby. Yet it was a short gain that didn’t even count in the stats that was his biggest carry of the night.Miller scored on a 2-point conversion run in overtime, giving Tiffin Columbian an 83-82 win over Shelby in a wild Northern Ohio League battle.Miller powered Columbian to a 75-54 lead by scoring on 65-, 5-, 2-, 74-, 99- 45-, 37- and 61-yard runs, as well as a...

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