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Mothman Mania to descend

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POINT PLEASANT — Call it cool, call it kooky but you can’t call the success of the Mothman Festival a fluke.The festival, which literally doubles the population of Point Pleasant, returns this weekend with some new additions for those flocking to the event from every possible state and other parts unknown.Every year, the festival is known for revealing a new Mothman costume as a sort of mascot which roams downtown for photo ops and a few stares. This year, that costume has a connection to Marshall University.


Belpre avenges Defenders, 2-1

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The numbers just weren’t in their favor.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team started with 11 healthy players and played a majority of regulation with only 10 Tuesday night following a tough-luck 2-1 setback to visiting Belpre in a non-conference match in the Old French City.The host Defenders (3-6-1) lost Eric Blevins to injury early in the contest, leaving them a man down against the Golden Eagles. But, despite the disadvantage, both team...

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OVCS tames Lady Wildcats

ASHTON, W.Va. — The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team improved its season record to 6-3 overall Tuesday night following a 25-16, 25-14, 25-11 victory over host Hannan in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.The Lady Defenders had little trouble with the Lady Wildcats (3-2) as the guests rolled to three consecutive wins by nine or more points, which included a wire-to-wire decision in Game 2. HHS led 1-0 in the opener and was ahead 2-0 in the finale, but OVCS rallied b...

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Crash closes Silver Bridge on Tuesday

GALLIPOLIS — The Silver Memorial Bridge was closed for approximately one hour Tuesday morning after a piece of equipment struck a steel support beam at the overpass on Ohio 7 North in Gallipolis.Chief Deputy Dick Grau of the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office reported on Tuesday afternoon that at approximately 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, a semi with an attached “lowboy” trailer was traveling northbound on Ohio 7 North when the track hoe the semi truck was hauling struck ...

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The Greatest Generation

Seven veterans of World War II served as honorary flag bearers when the new 45-foot flag pole and 8-by-12-foot American flag were dedicated at Wahama’s Bachtel Stadium Friday evening, prior to the football game. Pictured, from left, are Milford Mowrey, Harold Bumgarner, Leland Bumgarner, Sam Halstead, Chub Pickens, Nelson Roush and Carl Gibbs. The pole and flag were donated by Woodmen of the World Chapter 302. Brenton Clark, a graduate of both Wahama High School and West Point, lead the...

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AP Ohio High School Football Poll List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the first weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Cincinnati Moeller (11)3-01832, Lakewood St. Edward (7)3-01513, Mentor (2)3-0...

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Port Clinton turns the tables on Genoa

What a difference one year makes.Genoa walloped Port Clinton 84-13 a year ago. On Friday night, Port Clinton reversed things with a 27-19 win over the Comets.Entering the season on a 19-game losing streak, Port Clinton has opened 3-0 overall. Meanwhile, Genoa (2-1) had won 70 of its previous 72 regular-season games dating to 2007.The Comets, who outgained Port Clinton 357-194 in total offense, had taken a 19-7 lead by halftime but were blanked after the break....

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Lady Rebels knock off Belpre

BELPRE, Ohio — The South Gallia volleyball team notched its first road win of the 2014 season Monday night following a 25-20, 25-16, 25-18 victory over Belpre in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Washington County.The Lady Rebels (2-7, 2-4 TVC Hocking) snapped a two-match losing skid while picking up their second triumph in the last calendar week. SGHS knocked off visiting Wahama in straight games last Tuesday for its first win of the year.Sara Ba...

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Lady Warriors hand GAHS first league loss

VINCENT, Ohio — Revenge at its worst.The Warren volleyball team earned revenge for its August 21st loss at Gallia Academy, Wednesday night when the Lady Warriors upset the Blue Angels in four games.The Southeastern Ohio Athletic League leading Blue Angels (10-3, 4-1 SEOAL) won the first game by a 25-21 count, but Warren claimed the next three games 25-18, 25-23 and 25-18.The Gallia Academy service attack was led by Jenna Meadows with 18 points and six ac...

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Lady Tornadoes topple Eastern

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — It’s been a long time coming.The Southern volleyball team snapped an 18-match losing skid to host Eastern Monday night during a 25-9, 25-10, 25-11 victory in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup at the Eagle’s Nest in Meigs County.The visiting Lady Tornadoes (5-3, 3-3 TVC Hocking) picked up their third consecutive triumph while also ending the Lady Eagles three-match winning streak in a near wire-to-wire fashion. EHS (...

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Silver Bridge and U.S. 35 reopen

HENDERSON - The northbound lanes of the Silver Memorial Bridge and U.S. 35 have reopened.Early reports are a piece of equipment hit a steel beam on the structure, causing the accident and closure. More on this story as information becomes available.

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Silver Bridge and U.S. 35 closed due to accident

HENDERSON —The Silver Bridge and U.S. 35 are closed until further notice due to a traffic accident, according to the Mason County Office of Emergency Management.Emergency crews are currently on the scene. More on this developing story as information becomes available.

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CTE center implements integrated learning

POINT PLEASANT — Collaborative learning is taking place within classrooms of the Mason County Career Center, and students are getting the chance to apply multiple life skills via hands-on projects and group assignments.

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Southeastern stops Lady Raiders

BIDWELL, Ohio — All good things must come to an end.The River Valley volleyball team won all three of its matches last week but the Lady Raiders couldn’t keep the streak going, and RVHS dropped three straight games to non-conference guest Southeastern, Monday night in Gallia County.The Lady Panthers (7-3) jumped out to a seven point lead early in the opening game, but River Valley (7-5) rallied back to within two at 13-15. A pair of four-point rallies allowed...

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GAHS golfers finish 3rd in SEOAL

JACKSON, Ohio — The Logan Chieftains claimed their second consecutive Southeastern Ohio Athletic League golf championship following a seven stroke victory over the field at the fifth and final league match of the season Monday night at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson County.The Chieftains posted a winning tally of 149, which was seven shots better than runner-up Warren and its final score of 156. LHS and the Warriors also finished 1-2 in the final standings with respec...

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Point sets ‘trick-or-treat’

POINT PLEASANT — The recent meeting of Point Pleasant City Council saw a date set for trick-or-treat and a look ahead at next year’s Point Pleasant Sternwheel Regatta.Council approved trick-or-treat for 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. This is the same day of the annual Halloween Block Party which will be from 6-8 p.m. that same night. The city approved a $300 donation to the block party, which offers free treats, games and activities for families at Point Pleasant Riv...

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Allen named ‘Officer of the Year’

POINT PLEASANT — Sr. Trooper Scott Allen has been named Mason County’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.Allen received the award at the second Mason County Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet held by the Point Pleasant Rotary Club.

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Southern sweeps tri-match at Meigs

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A perfect storm.The Southern volleyball team won all four of its games against both Belpre and host Meigs this past Saturday afternoon during a non-conference tri-match at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium in Meigs County.The Lady Tornadoes (4-3) had little trouble with visiting Belpre in the opening match after claiming a 25-12, 25-13 decision over BHS, then SHS held on for a 25-20, 25-22 victory over Meigs in the finale. The Lady Marauders (7-5) def...

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