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School officials respond quick to bus accident

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SOUTHSIDE — After a school bus accident on U.S. 35 early Tuesday morning, Mason County school officials immediately followed emergency protocol to ensure the safety of all students and individuals involved.Larry Wright, Mason County Schools director of transportation, said officials pulled together quickly to control the situation and that the schools are lucky and grateful to have the outcome that they did.“We had 19 students on the bus, and we transported nine (to local hospitals),” he said.


Lady Defenders knock off Grace

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It’s not how you start something, but rather how you finish it.The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team rallied back from early deficits in each of its three games against visiting Grace Tuesday night en route to a 25-22, 25-23, 25-19 victory in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The Lady Defenders (2-0) trailed by at least three points in each game, and each time they came up with the big plays that ultimately allowed the hosts to ...

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Blue Devils win tri-match at Cliffside

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The Gallia Academy golf team came away with top honors Tuesday night after posting a 33-stroke victory over the field during a non-conference tri-match at Cliffside Golf Course in the Old French City.The Blue Devils posted five of the top six individual scores at the event, which led to a winning team tally of 159. Point Pleasant finished second with a 192, while host River Valley came in third with a 206.GAHS junior Marcus Moore earned medalist ...

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Defenders shut out Grace, 3-0

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The only goal that Grace scored proved to be the nail in the coffin … for Grace.Michael Lilly’s own goal nine minutes into the second half ultimately allowed the Ohio Valley Christian soccer team to turn a slim 1-0 edge into a comfortable two-goal advantage Tuesday night as the Defenders went on to post a 3-0 victory in a non-conference matchup in the Old French City.The Defenders (2-1-1) controlled the action in the game, but the vis...

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U.S. 35 accident involving bus injures 10

SOUTHSIDE — The driver of a semi-truck has been cited in an accident involving a school bus and another tractor trailer on U.S. 35 on Tuesday morning.Benjamin C. Marshal, 28, Neosho, Mo., was cited for driving too fast for roadway conditions and failure to maintain control, according to the Mason County Sheriff’s Department.The accident occurred a little after 7 a.m. Tuesday morning on U.S. 35 in Southside on the stretch of road that shrinks from four lanes t...

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Accident involves multi-agency, multi-state response

POINT PLEASANT — The response to Tuesday’s accident between a school bus and two semi trucks was a result of preparing for the worst-case scenario.According to reports, a school bus was stopped to pick up children around 7:30 a.m.Tuesday with another semi-truck stopped behind it near Cornstalk Road — the location where the U.S. 35 goes from four lane to two for 14 miles. While this was happening, a second semi-truck was unable to stop and strucked the stopped semi...

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Jerry’s Run accident injures three

APPLE GROVE — Tuesday morning was busy for law enforcement and first responders with not only the crash involving a school bus on U.S. 35 but an accident on Jerry’s Run Rd. which injured three people, both basically happening at the same time.According to the Mason County Sheriff’s Department, Mason County 911 received a call around 8 a.m. about the Jerry’s Run Rd. accident which involved two cars and four people, with three of them receiving injuries and on...

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Lady Marauders stay perfect, beat Eastern

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Both teams stayed perfect, but only one was hoping for that outcome.The Meigs volleyball team remained unbeaten early on in the 2014 season following a 25-13, 25-20, 25-14 victory over host Eastern Monday night in a non-conference matchup of Meigs County programs at the Eagle’s Nest.The visiting Lady Marauders (3-0) cruised through the first and third games for a pair of double-digit victories, but the Lady Eagles (0-2) put up more of f...

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Warren wins 3rd SEOAL golf meet

LOGAN, Ohio — So much for the friendly confines of home.Warren handed host Logan its first league loss of the season following a 10-shot victory over the field during the third Southeastern Ohio Athletic League golf match held Monday night at Hocking Hills Golf Club in Hocking County.The Warriors posted two of the four sub-40 rounds over nine holes en route to final team tally of 155, which was 10 strokes ahead of the Chieftains and their total of 165. Logan (11-1)...

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U.S. 35 has reopened

SOUTHSIDE —Mason County Emergency Management reports U.S. 35 at the scene of this morning’s accident involving a school bus and two semi-trucks has reopened. The accident happened near the intersection with Cornstalk Rd.

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Students injured in school bus accident on U.S. 35

SOUTHSIDE — An early morning accident on U.S. 35 near Cornstalk Rd. involving a school bus and two semi-trucks caused injuries and closed the road.According to reports, a school bus was stopped to pick up children around 7:30 a.m. this morning with another semi-truck stopped behind it near Cornstalk Rd. which is where the U.S. 35 four lane goes to two lanes for 14 miles. While this was happening, a second semi-truck was unable to stop and hit the stopped semi-truck, pushing i...

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Marauders win second TVC Ohio meet

GLOUSTER, Ohio — Every stroke matters.The Meigs golf team claimed a one stroke victory in the second Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division meet of the season, edging Vinton County at Forest Hills Golf Course in Athens County.The Marauders combined for a 179, followed by the Vikings with a 180 and River Valley with a 189. Wellston was fourth after winning the tie-breaker over Athens, which was fifth. The Golden Rockets and Bulldogs both shot 201. The host Buckeyes wer...

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Point Pleasant topples Vikings at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — Now that’s how you defend your home course.The Point Pleasant golf team claimed an 11 stroke victory over visiting Ripley, Monday night at Riverside Golf Club in Mason County.PPHS senior Kelsey Allbright earned match medalist honors with a four-over par round of 39 on the front nine. Allbright was also the only golfer with a birdie on the day, going one-under par on the par-five eighth. Bryce Tayengco added a 44 for Point Pleasant, followed by ...

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Blue Angels best River Valley

CENTENARY, Ohio — The Lady Raiders weren’t going to go away without a fight, but the Blue Angels were up for a scrap.The Gallia Academy volleyball team defeated non-conference guest River Valley 25-22, 25-14 and 25-22 Monday night in a Gallia County showdown.The opening game went the Blue Angels (3-1) way early, opening up an 11-7 lead, but the Lady Raiders (2-2) rallied back to gain the 18-16 advantage. Five straight service points by GAHS junior Jordan Walk...

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Home confinement violation arrest in assault case

POINT PLEASANT — A Point Pleasant man who was on home confinement after a 2012 incident where he was accused of beating a man he believed had burglarized his home, has been arrested for allegedly violating the terms of that home confinement.William R. McDermitt, 41, Point Pleasant, was recently booked into the Western Regional Jail by officers with the office of Mason County Home Confinement.

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Making an international impact

POINT PLEASANT — When Emily Thompson had the opportunity to travel during her education endeavours, she encountered a need, found solution and created a way to make a difference across the globe from home.Thompson, of Point Pleasant and founder of The Jarrol Project, traveled to Africa last year, where she discovered an educational and financial need for the children of Jarrol, a remote village in Gambia.

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‘Astounding Astronomy’ at New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Students at New Haven Elementary School took a rover mission to Mars, experienced the night sky, and donned alien eyes when COSI on Wheels visited the school Friday with its “Astounding Astronomy” program.COSI, or the Center of Science and Industry, is based in Columbus, Ohio. The center has a number of on- and off-site based programs, including COSI on Wheels.The event kicked off the Accelerated Reading program for the upcoming year, accord...

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Marauders take second at Golden Rocket Invite

WELLSTON, Ohio — A trio of top-10 finishes lead the Meigs boys cross country team to a second place finish, Saturday at Wellston’s Golden Rocket Invitational in Jackson County.Athens won the boys team competition with a total of 28, followed by Meigs with 44 and Waverly with 74. Alexander (123) with fourth, Trimble (124) was fifth, Vinton County (128) was sixth and Fairland (218) rounded out the seven team field. Athens junior Walker Hauschild had the low time (17:46.5)...

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