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W.Va. 2 reopens after crash

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GALLIPOLIS FERRY — A portion of W.Va. 2 in the Gallipolis Ferry area has reopened after an accident which reportedly caused injuries. The crash occurred around noon.More on this story as information becomes available.


Crash closes W.Va. 2

GALLIPOLIS FERRY - A crash along W.Va. 2 in the Gallipolis Ferry area has temporarily closed a section of the road. The crash is reportedly near R and L Carriers. More on this story as information becomes available.

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A Hunger For More

Of the many “church” words that often make us cringe, we find ranked highly them the word “confess.”Chances are, when you hear it, you have an impulse to stick your fingers in your ears and sing the National Anthem. But it’s an important word. In fact, it’s a GREAT word — provided it is understood correctly and lived out appropriately.So just what DOES the Bible mean by the word, “confess?” And why is it important and...

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Belpre wins quad at Meigs County Golf Course

POMEROY, Ohio — Home county advantage didn’t make a difference.The Belpre golf team claimed victory on the road Thursday night, defeating Eastern, Meigs and Southern at the Meigs County Golf Course. The Golden Eagles posted a 160 in the win, the Marauders were second with a 168, SHS took third with 173 and EHS rounded out the field with a 209.The Golden Eagles were led by medalist Sam Petty, who fired a one-over par 35. Ryan McGee and Alana Delaney both poste...

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Ell to headline ‘Party in the Park’

RACINE — Racine’s Party in the Park is fast approaching, with tentative dates of Sept. 11-13.Along with food, carnival games, races and tractor pulls, the event will also provide guests with some, entertainment in the form of Lindsay Ell, an up and coming country music artist, who is headlining the event along with Frankie Ballard.Ell said guests of “Party in the Park,” should expect lots of guitar solo from her during her performance.

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Defenders pick up 1st win at Belpre, 2-0

BELPRE, Ohio — Quantity or quality? The Defenders chose the latter.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team notched its first victory of the 2014 regular season Thursday night following a 2-0 shutout of host Belpre in a non-conference matchup in Washington County.The Defenders (1-0-1) were outshot by a sizable 21-9 overall margin, but the guests were never in jeopardy’s way as a majority of the Golden Eagle shots on goal ended up being easy saves for keeper Mars...

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Plea entered in armed robbery

POINT PLEASANT — A plea in an armed robbery has been entered in Mason County Circuit Court.The January term of the grand jury indicted Dale Keathley, 26, Hartford, of armed robbery in the first degree as well as burglary and grand larceny. Keathley has entered guilty pleas to the felony offense of robbery in the second degree and the felony offense of breaking and entering, both are lesser included offenses as contained in the indictments.Keathley is to reappear be...

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Man accused of killing dog enters plea

POINT PLEASANT — A plea has been entered in the case of a man accused of killing his neighbor’s dog with a pitchfork.Todd Thompson, 44, of Point Pleasant, has entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor offense of cruelty to animals, a lesser included offense as contained in the September 2013 indictment. A grand jury indicted Thompson on a charge of maliciously killing an animal, a felony.Thompson appeared before Judge David W. Nibert this week in Mason County ...

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Mothman Festival landing soon

POINT PLEASANT — A celebration of Mason County’s most infamous resident is less than a month away and the official 2014 Mothman Festival schedule of events has been released.The festival is slated for Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21. and is centrally located in downtown Point Pleasant at Gunn Park which houses the Mothman statue. Activities are also traditionally planned at the Mothman Museum, State Theater, Riverfront Park, West Virginia State Farm Museum and L...

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Search the Scriptures

One of the questions for which men seek an answer regards the purpose for which they live. All men must, in some fashion, answer this question, and the answers for this question drive the way in which men ultimately choose to live their lives.Many men regard life as little more than a series of events to be experienced. Their philosophy, though they might not realize it, is sensual. Such individuals seldom give much thought to the future, and frequently, because they are making cho...

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For the record

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...

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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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