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Completion of U.S. 35 renewed, again

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SOUTHSIDE — A day after two semi-trucks collided, with one being pushed into a school bus on U.S. 35, there appears to be at least some public acknowledgment at the state level that completion of the infamous 14.6 miles of two lane is moving forward.Completion of those two lanes of U.S. 35 through Mason and Putnam counties is defined as four lanes for many and for many more, four lanes without tolls.On Wednesday, the Point Pleasant Register obtained a statement from Brent Walker, spokesperson for the West Virginia Division of Highways, given to West Virginia Metro News’ Hoppy Kercheval about DOH’s plans for completing U.S. 35.The statement says:

 

Lady Raiders victorious over Vinton County

McARTHUR, Ohio — The best way to start something new is with a win.The River Valley volleyball team played its first ever Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match Tuesday night and the Lady Raiders took a victory over host Vinton County in four games.RVHS (3-2, 1-0) outscored the Maroon and Silver 25-16 in the opening game, but the Lady Vikings topped their guest 25-19 in the second game. The Lady Raiders rolled to a 25-13 triumph in the third game and closed out ...

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Offering up ‘Tribute’

The Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center’s Tribute to the River returns Friday and Saturday to downtown Point Pleasant. Boats have already been arriving at Riverfront Park for the free event which includes exhibits, boat tours, contests, kids’ games, entertainment and a 5K walk. A complete itinerary of this year’s event includes: Friday, Aug. 29 — 7 p.m., concessions open; 8 p.m., J.C. Hall and Out For A Buck band (the concert is offered via Mayor’s Ni...

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School test scores show drops, incite discussion

POINT PLEASANT — A variety of 2014 test scores for various grades were presented from the curriculum department, inciting discussion about how the district can bring up the declining numbers.Georgia Thorton, administrative assistant to the superintendent/curriculum and instruction, presented the board during a recent meeting of the Mason County Schools Board of Education with district-wide in-class and DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills) data, West Test...

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Pointers roll past GAHS, 6-1

SOUTH POINT, Ohio — No fan of foreign flavors.Exchange student Matt Krivan scored five goals while helping host South Point claim a 6-1 victory over the Gallia Academy boys soccer team Tuesday night during a non-conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Blue Devils (1-2-0) trailed 2-0 at the intermission and were down by six goals late in the contest before junior Zach Johnson broke through in the 73rd minute with Gallia Academy’s only goal....

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Mason favors lower speed limit

MASON — Residents traveling the streets of Mason will soon see a change in the speed limit.Town Council member Emily Henry made the motion to decrease the speed limit on municipal streets from 25 mph to 15 mph. The motion passed following a second by Councilman Ralph Ross.The council also discussed the use of ATVs and golf carts on back streets. The municipal ordinance reads that drivers of these vehicles must be licensed, wear a helmet if under the age of 18, and ...

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Waterford wins tri at Riverside

MASON, W.Va. — The Waterford golf team earned a 31-stroke victory Tuesday night during a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking division match at Riverside Golf Club.The Wildcats, led by medalist Brent Ginther with a 36, posted a 161 team total, followed by Southern with a 192 and Wahama with a 217.Southern was led by Jacob Hoback with a six-over par 41, followed by Ryan Schenkelberg with a 49 and Jonah Hoback with a 50. Tanner Roush rounded out the Tornado scoring with a 5...

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Belpre wins tri at Oxbow

BELPRE, Ohio — Simply outmatched.The Eastern and Wahama golf teams didn’t have an answer for the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division host Belpre, Monday night at Oxbow Golf Course. Belpre’s earned the win with a 162, while EHS posted a 230 and the White Falcons were unable to post a team score.The Golden Eagles were led by co-medalists Sam Perry and Logan Plummer, who both shot 3-over par 38. Ryan McGee marked a 42 for BHS, while Brennen Ferrell cont...

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Meigs slips past Lady Spartans

ALBANY, Ohio — Keeping a good thing going.The Meigs volleyball team kept their undefeated mark in tact by defeating Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division host Alexander in five games, Tuesday night in Athens County.The Lady Marauders (4-0, 1-0 TVC Ohio) edged Alexander (0-3, 0-1) 26-to-24 in the opening game, but Alexander won the second game 25-19. Meigs rolled to a 25-13 win in the third game, the Spartans evened the match with a 25-18 win in the fourth game, and t...

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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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School officials respond quick to bus accident

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 n...

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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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