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Special speaker to ‘Celebrate Recovery’

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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 Pleasant First Church of Nazarene on 2500 Mt. Vernon Ave. at 6:30p.m. on Sunday about CR and his personal struggles and journey with the program.

 

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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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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Rio Grande athletic chairs on sale

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande is giving its alumni and the general public a chance to own a piece of the school’s athletic history.The school is currently selling the padded, folding chairs used by the volleyball and the men’s and women’s basketball programs since 1993. Cost is $200 per chair and around 20 chairs are available.Proceeds from the sale of the used chairs will go toward the purchase of new chairs.The chair...

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A night out

Mayor’s Night Out, the free concert series offered on Friday nights at Riverfront Park, continues this week with Gary Tolley. Tolley, who performs everything from oldies, to country, to gospel to beach much, takes the stage at 8 p.m. Friday, July 25 for the free concert. Pictured are scenes from last week’s Mayor’s Night Out with singer songwriter Paul Doeffinger performing for faithful fans who showed up despite the rain. Opening for Doeffinger’s show was singer and m...

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A Hunger for More

In confusing times and difficult circumstances, God has a way of getting our attention.Whatever you may think about yourself and the world around you, the Lord has His eye on you and desires to break through the racket of everyday static to reach into your heart and pull you into the center of His will.It’s is obvious that we are living in troubling times. But the times are NOT troubling simply because of terrorists (although I’ll not deny that terrorism is t...

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Search the Scriptures

Jesus, confronted by an unbelieving prefect who sought to justify himself, was famously asked, “What is truth.” (John 18:38)Pilate meant it as a rhetorical question and did not allow Jesus an opportunity to answer it, but instead proceeded to have Jesus crucified despite finding no fault in him.Despite Pilate’s nonchalant attitude towards his own question, an attitude shared by millions of people who want to strive to believe there is no truth to be fou...

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Ohio University receives high marks in international rankings

ATHENS — Ohio University has received top marks in two ranking systems designed to provide students and parents with information about the overall quality and cost of higher education.Ranked 464 among the world’s 22,000 degree-granting institutions by the Center for World University Rankings, Ohio University is in the top 2.2 percent of the world’s higher education institutions for its quality of education.The university also ranked 14th out of 44 colle...

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Taking U.S. 35 funding to feds

POINT PLEASANT — Funding the completion of U.S. 35 was included in the discussion at the most recent meeting of the Mason County Commission.County Administrator John Gerlach presented Commissioners Miles Epling and Tracy Doolittle with letters from Congressman Nick J. Rahall. In one letter, Rahall tells commissioners he contacted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to convey his support for a 2014 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discre...

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Community draws together, clears trail for nature preserve

MASON COUNTY — A committed band of volunteers has been hard at work for more than a year to restore a community-owned piece of land that will one day be Letart Nature Park.The 272 acres of land adjoining the Letart Commuity Center, located on Sandhill Road about 12 miles outside of Point Pleasant, is steadily developing into what the Letart Nature Park Development Organization has named Letart Nature Park — a place the organization hopes will draw community members and ...

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New Haven discusses dilapidated properties

NEW HAVEN — Beautification and repair dominated discussion at the most recent meeting of the New Haven Town Council.Mayor Charles Yonker discussed 10 dilapidated properties where he would like to have structures torn down. The mayor told council members he is working with two foundations in an attempt to get funding to have the houses razed. The council agreed that more discussion on the matter would be forthcoming.A lease agreement, drawn up by Yonker, was approve...

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