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Couple returned to W.Va.HUNTINGTON — A Mason County couple who had been incarcerated in Myrtle Beach, S.C. have been returned to West Virginia.James J. Ferguson, 26 and Leeza D. Ferguson, 20, both of Gallipolis Ferry, were booked at the Western Regional Jail on Tuesday. James has been booked on the following charges: capias, breaking and entering (entering without breaking other than dwelling), grand larceny, failure to appear, destruction / injury property, escape from custody of corrections. Leeza has been booked on a charge of capias.

 

Tribute to the River to return

POINT PLEASANT — The annual celebration of all things having to do with river life and appreciation returns to Point Pleasant Riverfront Park on Aug. 29-30.This year’s Tribute to the River, hosted by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center, offers free admission to the event which includes exhibits, boat tours, contests, kids’ games, entertainment and a 5K walk.Jack Fowler of the river museum said the walk offers a unique prize. All those wh...

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Mason Co. unemployment on rise

POINT PLEASANT — Mason County’s unemployment was up in July, according to the latest statistics from WorkForce West Virginia.The most recent county numbers were released this week, showing Mason County had an unemployment rate of 9.5 percent in July, up slightly from June’s 8.7 percent. This is still an improvement from where the county was a year ago, with an unemployment rate of 10.7 percent in July 2013.Also in July, Mason County had a civilian labor...

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FRN gives Synar update, elects new officers

POINT PLEASANT — At this month’s meeting of the Mason County Family Resource Network, Executive Driector Greg Fowler gave an update on the county’s Synar visit results, and members voted on the election of new FRN officers.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 t...

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Gallia County 25th Annual Gospel Sing to sing out soon

GALLIPOLIS — The sound of gospel music will ring out beneath the stars this weekend at the Gallia County Junior Fairgrounds, bringing gospel groups, first-time attendees and longtime friends together from all over.The 25th annual Gallia County Gospel Sing will take place from 5-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the county fairgrounds off Jackson Pike.The event is solely sponsor-supported and will feature free gospel performances, a concession stand and door prizes suc...

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RedStorm men’s soccer No. 7 in preseason poll

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team is ranked seventh in the 2014 NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 poll, the national office announced Tuesday.The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.The RedStorm is coming off a 16-3-3 finish last season, winning the Mid-South Conference Tournament championship and reaching the Elite Eight of the national to...

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Lady Raiders fall to Federal Hocking

STEWART, Ohio — A rough night on the road.The Lady Raiders dropped a non-conference match in straight game to host Federal Hocking, Tuesday night in Athens County.The Lady Lancers edged River Valley (1-1) 25-22 in the opening game, and followed it up with a 25-14 victory in game two. FHHS closed the door with a 25-18 victory in the third game.The Lady Raiders scoring was led by Rachael Smith with nine points and Courtney Smith with six. Angel Toler marke...

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Lady Marauders victorious at home

POMEROY, Ohio — The Lady Marauders earned a 14-stroke victory over guest Alexander, Tuesday night at the Meigs County Golf Course.The Lady Marauders’ combined for a 217, Alexander posted a 231, while Eastern and Southern both failed to post a team score.Meigs was led by by Dannett Davis with a 51, followed by Karlee Norton with a 54. Victoria Walker and Alishia Foster both shot 56, rounding out the MHS total. Sarah Curl (72) also played for the Maroon and Gol...

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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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Mothman Museum flying to new home

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.

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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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