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Mothman Museum flying to new home

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POINT PLEASANT — The Mothman Museum, which has already seen thousands of visitors this year, will be joining the Mothman statue on Fourth St.The museum, which is currently located a little further up on Main St., will be moving to its new, prime location, in terms of its proximity to the statue, hopefully a week before Labor Day, according to Jeff Wamsley of the Mothman Museum.


Meigs rallies past Lady Rebels

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — Talk about a comeback.The Meigs volleyball team dropped the first two games two non-conference guest South Gallia, Tuesday night at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium, but the Maroon and Gold rallied back to take the match win in five games.The Lady Rebels (0-1) took a 25-15 victory in the first game, and held off MHS for a 26-24 victory in the second game. Meigs convincingly won the third game 25-12 and then took the fourth game 25-15. SGHS jumped out...

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Defenders earn 2-2 draw with Fairland

PROCTORVILLE, Ohio — Still unbeaten, despite not having a victory.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team rallied back from a 2-1 halftime deficit and earned a draw in the season opener Tuesday night following a 2-2 tie against host Fairland in a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Defenders (0-0-1) stormed out to an early 1-0 advantage, but a pair of Jake Wireman goals over a three-minute span ultimately allowed the Dragons (0-0-1) to secure a 2-1...

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Vikings win TVC Ohio golf opener

JACKSON, Ohio — Score one for the home team.The Vinton County golf team worked the home-course advantage to its favor Monday afternoon while claiming a 4-stroke victory over the field during the first Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match of the 2014 season.The host Vikings posted a winning score of 198 on the back-9 at Franklin Valley Golf Course in Jackson County, which ended up being four shots ahead of both River Valley and Meigs — who originally tied...

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Miller wins quad at Forest Hills

GLOUSTER, Ohio — Now that’s defending home turf.The Miller golf team took a 15-stroke victory Monday night, while Trimble took second in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division quad match at the Forest Hills Golf Course, the home of the Falcons and Tomcats.Miller was led by two of the three match medalists, Chris Gamble and Shawn Hayes, who both shot two-over par 36. Austin Doughty fired a 41 and Tylor Newman posted a 46 to round out the MHS total of 159. ...

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Point Pleasant and Wahama compete at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — PPHS senior Kelsey Allbright earned medalist honors Monday night as Point Pleasant took on Wahama on Riverside Golf Club’s front nine.Allbright fired a five-over par 40 to lead Point Pleasant, followed by Rhett Lanier with a 52. Matthew Martin shot a 55 for PPHS, while Trace Derenberger shot a 64 and Nick Newell had a 67.Nathaniel Redman led Wahama with an eight-over par 43, followed by fellow junior Mason Hicks with a 45. Bekah Groves posted a...

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Lady Raiders top Eastern in season opener

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — You can’t win them all if you don’t win the first one.The River Valley volleyball team took a four-set victory over non-conference host Eastern Monday night in the season opener in Meigs County.The Lady Raiders (1-0) took a 25-16 victory in the opening set, but Eastern (1-0) rallied to take the second set 25-19. RVHS took the third set 25-19 and earned the match victory with a 25-19 edge in the fourth set.

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Holzer cancer center joins Ohio State’s James Cancer Network

GALLIPOLIS — When Barbara Shelton first learned she had a rare type of cancer last November, she became overwhelmed with a series of emotions.What ensued was a series of visits and procedures at the James Cancer Center at The Ohio State University in Columbus. She said it all added up to a cancer-free diagnosis.On Tuesday, Holzer Center for Cancer Care announced a partnership with James Cancer Center that will bring added technological resources and expertise to so...

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Computers For Students helps deliver 32 computers to Meigs County students in need

POMEROY — The parents and students sat and waited patiently under the gazebo of the Pomeroy Parking Lot.Then, at 1 p.m. Iva Sisson and her husband, Bob, along with Stuart Johnson, executive director of Connect Ohio, and Lyndsey Kleven, public relations specialist for Connect Ohio, began passing out the PC desktops that would go to the homes of students in Meigs County who were without one in their homes. Connect Ohio also formed the Connect Appalachia Broadband Initiative, or...

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Royal treatment

The Mason County Commission rolled out the royal, red carpet for this year’s Mason County Fair Royalty. Being recognized at last week’s commission meeting were Fair Queen Alexis Meadows, Fair Queen First Runner-up Rebekah Dunham, Fair Queen Second Runner-up Aubrey Lewis and Fair Queen Third Runner-up and Miss Congeniality, Kayla Thomas. Meadows is pictured at center, with Dunham at left and Thomas at right, Lewis could not attend the meeting. Also pictured, County Administrator Jo...

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Assault trial moved to December

POINT PLEASANT — The trial of a Meigs County man accused of assaulting a Mason County resident at the Mason County Fair last year, has been continued to December.The trial of Allen R. Brickles, 21, Pomeroy, Ohio, was to begin earlier this month. That trial is now slated to go at 9:30 a.m., Dec. 2 in Mason County Circuit Court in front of Judge Thomas C. Evans, III.Seth Harper, attorney for Brickles, filed a motion to withdrawal from the case as well as a motion to ...

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Sustainability meets fashion

MORGANTOWN — A Point Pleasant Jr./Sr. High School alumna is finding a way to combine and showcase two of her passions during her college experience at West Virginia University.Harlee Ziegler, a junior in the fashion design program at WVU, recently created a dress made from everyday greenhouse materials, which will be featured in the WVU Eansdale Greenhouse and online.“This dress helps promote sustainability and fashion — both of which I am passionate ab...

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County with unexpected budget surplus

POINT PLEASANT — An unexpected budget surplus has left the Mason County Commission in a position to reinstate funding to several outside agencies after cutting funding earlier this year.Back in March, when the budget for Fiscal Year 2014-15 was approved, it was done so with some severe cuts to all outside agencies not required to be funded, by law, by the commission such as elected county offices in the court house. These decisions were made after declining tax revenue severe...

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OVP Sports Briefs

Time change for GAHS Jamboree GameGALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Gallia Academy High School will be hosting its 2014 Jamboree Game at 7 p.m. Friday night when it welcomes Wheelersburg to Memorial Field. The Jamboree Game is the final tuneup before the start of the regular season and was originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Today is Saturday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2014. There are 137 days left in the year.Today’s Highlight in History:On Aug. 16, 1954, Sports Illustrated was first published by Time Inc.On this date:In 1777, American forces won the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington.In 1812, Detroit fell to British and Indian forces in the War of 1812.In 1858, a telegraphed message from Britain’s...

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Cancer care arrives at PVH

POINT PLEASANT — Comprehensive cancer care’s physical presence in Mason County has finally arrived.Pleasant Valley Hospital and Edwards Comprehensive Care Center have teamed up to make cancer care even more accessible by offering oncology and hematology services at PVH.Dr. Mohamed Khasawneh and Dr. Toni Pacioles, fellowship-trained medical oncology and hematology specialists at the ECCC, have added weekly visits at PVH to extend the care that is offered by EC...

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Lost and found

RIPLEY, W.Va. — Thanks to a considerate individual, the World Wide Web and a nonprofit foundation, a Purple Heart has finally made its way back into the hands of its owner’s family.The search for veteran and Purple Heart recipient James F. Sneed’s family took off when the individual who found the medal, Carrie Lynch-Myers, of Ripley, posted a photo on Facebook earlier this month showing the medal she found in a second-hand purse she had purchased. The Facebook pos...

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New track for children, community

NEW HAVEN — A ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new walking/running track was held Tuesday evening at New Haven Elementary School.The track, located behind the school, was built with funding from the Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation and will benefit the students as well as the community.The ribbon signifying the official opening of the track was cut by Claflin Foundation President Stephen Littlepage, as well as Mason County Board of Education President Greg Fowler....

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