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The Mason County Commission recently showed support of the annual Battle Days festival by making a $1,250 contribution. The festival, which takes place Oct. 3-5, celebrates the area’s Revolutionary War history with free activities for adults and school children. Pictured are, front row, Commissioner Rick Handley, from the Battle Days Committee Diana Johnson, Darlene Haer, Carolyn Harris, Commissioners Tracy Doolittle and Miles Epling; second row, County Clerk Diana Cromley and County Administrator John Gerlach.


FRN discusses finances, National Recovery Month

POINT PLEASANT — This month’s meeting of the Mason County Family Resource Network incited discussion about the group’s grant money and events surrounding National Recovery Month.Executive Director Greg Fowler began the meeting with the treasurer’s report.

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More grand jury arraignments held

POINT PLEASANT — Some of those receiving indictments by the September term of the grand jury recently appeared before Judge David W. Nibert and Judge Thomas C. Evans, III, in Mason County Circuit Court.Issues of arraignment, including entering of pleas to charges, discussion of bond matters and hearing dates, were heard for the following:

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Meigs wins girls golf match

POMEROY, Ohio — Every stoke counts.The Meigs girls golf team claimed a four stroke victory over Waterford, Tuesday night during a girls golf match at Meigs County Golf Course.The Lady Marauders fired a 198, followed by the Lady Wildcats with a 202 and Alexander with a 213. Eastern and Southern also competed but neither was able to post a team score.Kendra Robie led the Lady Marauders with a 46, followed by Dannett Davis with a 49 and Karlee Norton with a...

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Tornadoes take second at Green Hills quad

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. —So much for home county advantage.The Southern golf team took second place Tuesday night at Green Hills, defeating Jackson County schools Ravenswood and Ripley.The quad match was won by Roane County with a 162, followed by the Tornadoes with a 190. Ripley was third with a 199, followed by Ravenswood with a 211.Roane County was led by match medalist Cole Moore with a 36 and Cam Moore with a 38. Caleb Moore fired a 43 and Hunter Thompson...

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Southern storms past Lady Golden Eagles

RACINE, Ohio — For the second time in four days the Southern volleyball team claimed victory over Belpre.The Lady Tornadoes defeated Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Belpre Tuesday night in a league match, just four days after topping the Lady Golden Eagles in a tri-match at Meigs.Southern (6-3, 4-3 TVC Hocking) rolled to a 25-9 victory in the first game and claimed a 25-19 win in the second. SHS capped off the victory with a 25-13 wins in the third gam...

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Lady Marauders maul Vinton County

McARTHUR, Ohio — Dominance on the road.The Lady Marauders rarely trailed Tuesday night as the Maroon and Gold earned a three game victory over Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division host Vinton Country.Meigs () allowed just two service points in the opening game and charged to a 25-9 win. The Lady Marauders jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the second game and cruised to a 25-11 win. Vinton County earned its first lead of the match at 2-1 in the third game, but Meigs ralli...

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Meigs golfers win share of TVC Ohio title

ATHENS, Ohio — Even when you’re good, a little luck never hurts.The Meigs golf team received some help and earned a share of its third consecutive Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division title Monday night during the seventh round of league play at Athens Country Club in Athens County.The Marauders entered the final day needing to finish two spots ahead of Vinton County just for a share of the crown, meaning that some other TVC Ohio program would have to step up ...

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Lady Tomcats scratch South Gallia

MERCERVILLE, Ohio —Improvement with each game.The South Gallia volleyball dropped three straight games to Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Trimble on Tuesday night. The Lady Tomcats earned wins of 25-10, 25-15 and 25-17 respectively to earn the match sweep.The Lady Rebels (2-8, 2-5 TVC Hocking) service attack was led by Jayla Wolford with five points, followed by Sara Bailey with four points and an ace. Tiffany Beaver marked three points, Courtney Haner...

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Court awards $82,000 to wrongfully imprisoned man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Court of Claims has awarded $82,000 to a man for wrongful imprisonment after determining he was sent to prison for a crime that didn’t carry a spelled-out penalty.At issue was the 2009 conviction of Scott Chessman of West Alexandria for failing to report a cell phone number as part of a requirement under the state sex-offender laws.Friday’s settlement followed a decision by the state appeals court for the Dayton area that ...

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Ohio faces high prices for road salt this winter

CLEVELAND (AP) — An extremely harsh winter has driven up road salt prices throughout state and has forced the Ohio Department of Transportation to contract with an Indiana company to buy less-expensive salt for delivery this winter.An agency spokesman says road salt prices averaged around $35 a ton last year because of previous mild winters and an abundant supply. But last winter’s relentless cold and snow left salt sheds barren and depleted inventories at mines through...

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DNA sought from 3 in beating death of concert promoter

COLUMBUS (AP) — Columbus homicide detectives have filed search warrants to obtain DNA from three men awaiting trial in the 2011 beating death of a concert promoter from Florida.The body of Kevin Connal, 50, was found behind trash bins in the parking lot of Bexley Woods Apartments on the East Side on Aug. 20, 2011.Clemon D. Parham, 31, of 2964 Castlewood Rd. on the East Side, and Antoine P. Dotson, 27, of 2982 Sandridge Ave. on the North Side, were indicted by a Fra...

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2 Buckeye students remain hospitalized

STEUBENVILLE — Two of the three Buckeye Local High School students injured in a crash Monday remain hospitalized today.Logan Barsch, Devon Marques and Tyler Miller were on their way home after finishing football practice and were seriously injured in a one-car crash that occurred less than two miles east of Mount Pleasant on County Road 1 and Township Road 15, also known as Cottage Hill Road, in Jefferson County.Two had to be extricated from the wreckage with the a...

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Man charged with murder in Kentucky jailed in Ohio

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a man charged in Kentucky with murder and kidnapping is now in a southwestern Ohio jail on an aggravated murder charge.Authorities say 41-year-old Terry Froman, of Brookport, Illinois, was found Friday on Interstate 75 in Warren County, Ohio, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound and the body of 34-year-old Kim Thomas, of Mayfield, Kentucky, in his car. Kentucky authorities were searching for Froman after finding Thomas’ teenage son sl...

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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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Mothman Mania to descend

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, th...

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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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