NEWS


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Influenza cases on the rise
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Prevention coalition discusses SADD groups
Wolfe promoted to personal banker

Wolfe promoted to personal banker

MIDDLEPORT — Home National Bank has announced the promotion of Betsy Wolfe to personal banker. Wolfe joined Home National Bank in 2016 upon her ...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital raises minimum wage to $15 per hour

ATHENS — OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital announced that on Jan. 16, AFSCME 1252 bargaining unit members ratified a proposal by the hospital ...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


National, state candidates file for office

National, state candidates file for office

CHARLESTON — It appears West Virginians will not be lacking candidates to choose from in the packed May 12 primary when it comes to national and...

January 21st, 2020 updated: January 22nd, 2020. |  


Recycling options

Recycling options

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) will be expanding its hours starting Jan. 27.The recycling center, located on Fair...

January 21st, 2020 |  


W.Va. Commerce Secretary sees need for regionalization

CHARLESTON — Citing a need for more regionalization of West Virginia’s economic development efforts, Commerce Secretary Ed Gaunch said the...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Legislative goals outlined for residents

Legislative goals outlined for residents

CHARLESTON — With the West Virginia Legislative session started, state residents can study the plans and monitor the actions of legislative lead...

January 21st, 2020 |  


SPORTS


Marauders top Wellston, 58-50

WELLSTON, Ohio — A nice end to the road stint.The Meigs boys basketball team, playing its last of three straight games away from Larry R. Morris...

January 25th, 2020 |  


Lady Cats sweep South Gallia, 58-34

Lady Cats sweep South Gallia, 58-34

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — Short-handed … and it showed.The South Gallia girls basketball team played without two starters due to illness, and vi...

January 24th, 2020 |  


Miller avenges Lady Falcons, 46-38

Miller avenges Lady Falcons, 46-38

HEMLOCK, Ohio — When things were at their best, they took an unfortunate turn for the worst.The Wahama girls basketball team took a lead into th...

January 24th, 2020 |  


Lady Eagles take down Waterford, 28-24

TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — Another defensive battle, but this time the edge went to the Lady Eagles.The Eastern girls basketball team — which ...

January 24th, 2020 |  


Lady Spartans march past Meigs, 54-43

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — A little bit better the second time around.The Meigs girls basketball team — which dropped a 57-39 decision at Alexand...

January 24th, 2020 |  


LIFE


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Leon CEOS Club news
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Haer Bears 4-H news

OVP HEALTH Recovery Center to open

BURLINGTON, Ohio — OVP HEALTH will open a new, 48-bed inpatient substance abuse treatment center at the site of the former River’s Bend He...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


Multistate settlement with PayPal Charitable Giving Fund

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and charity regulators from 21 other states and the District of Columbia have reached an agreement wi...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


Kountry Kritters 4-H Club news

December was a busy month for the Kountry Kritters 4-H Club. Members participated in many holiday festivities.According to a submission from Club Repo...

January 17th, 2020 |  


Kincaid family return held

Late in 2019, family and friends of Wayne and Margaret Kincaid gathered for the fourth annual Kincaid Reunion. The event was held at the home of their...

January 17th, 2020 updated: January 17th, 2020. |  


Students named to Wahama honor roll

MASON — Honor roll students for the first semester have been announced at Wahama High School.Placed on the honor roll for the first nine-week pe...

January 16th, 2020 |  


OPINION


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Just be faithful
God’s Kids Korner: He knows our hearts

God’s Kids Korner: He knows our hearts

Our Scripture for this week is Matthew 4: 12-23. Jesus is beginning His public ministry, and He needs some people He knows that He can lead and teach ...

January 23rd, 2020 |  


Cross Words: This is your invitation to rest

Cross Words: This is your invitation to rest

My Fitbit watch tracks my sleep. I got 6 hours and 19 minutes of sleep last night. Not too bad. The National Sleep Foundation suggests 7 to 9 hours of...

January 23rd, 2020 |  


Citrus albedo is better than you thought

Citrus albedo is better than you thought

Citrus fruits are among the world’s most popular fruits. Oranges are the king of the juicy orbs. They have grown on orange trees for thousands o...

January 23rd, 2020 |  


Love has limits

Love has limits

There is a new movement afoot variously calling for love or understanding or cooperation. Sounds good on the surface. Loving people, caring for people...

January 22nd, 2020 |  


Pruning in Late Winter

Pruning in Late Winter

Winter is the time to work on pruning your trees and shrubs. Once the sap starts to rise in spring and the buds on your woody plants start to swell, y...

January 21st, 2020 |  


Float your way to peace, quiet

Float your way to peace, quiet

Adam didn’t know how good he had it.There he was in the Garden of Eden, with the trees, pleasing to the eye and good for food. He had the livest...

January 21st, 2020 |  


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