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Mason Co. Emergency Operations Center upgrades complete

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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 the residents of Mason County.Most importantly, it is the home of the emergency management staff. The staff of the EOC, along with the emergency management staff, work together during times of crisis for the betterment of all citizens of Mason County.

 

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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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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Special speaker to ‘Celebrate Recovery’

POINT PLEASANT — This Sunday the state representative from the worldwide program, Celebrate Recovery (CR), will speak at the Point Pleasant First Church of Nazarene about his personal story of past addictions and current recovery.Lou Ortenzio, CR’s state rep for western and southern West Virginia, is a ministry leader at Clarksburg Baptist Church’s CR chapter and aids other churches in the state with establishing chapters of their own. He will speak at Point Pleas...

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See Red?

MASON COUNTY— In an effort to prevent and reduce retailer violations of state code and the Synar Amendment, retailers have recently received material to help them identify underage youths that may attempt to purchase tobacco products.Synar is a federally-funded program that the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention oversees across the United States under the Synar Amendment. The amendment requires states to have laws in place prohibiting the sale and distribution of to...

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A guide to the Mason County Fair

POINT PLEASANT — The tri-county’s fair season is just around the corner, including West Virginia’s largest county fair - the Mason County Fair - happening Aug. 4-9.The Mason County Fair has announced heavy hitting entertainment like John Michael Montgomery, Eric Paslay and Steve Holy, as well as Draw The Line (Aerosmith tribute band) and the Ball Brothers (contemporary Christian group). The fair has also released this year’s schedule of events, including fav...

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