NEWS


8:00 pm |    
Owning the unexpected
4:38 pm |    
Upcoming events set for FRN
Fort Randolph’s Harvest Fest set for Oct. 26

Fort Randolph’s Harvest Fest set for Oct. 26

POINT PLEASANT — Halloween season is in full swing and one way to celebrate this month is to visit Fort Randolph on its special open date.On Sat...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Ohio ‘Tobacco 21’ law takes effect

OHIO — Ohio’s new “Tobacco 21” law takes effect on Thursday, Oct. 17, raising the age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco pr...

October 16th, 2019 |  


PPHS students collect over 6,000 non-perishable food items

PPHS students collect over 6,000 non-perishable food items

POINT PLEASANT — During this year’s homecoming season, the Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School (PPJ/SHS) students participated in a &...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Celebrating the road to recovery

Celebrating the road to recovery

GALLIPOLIS — Holzer Health System joined the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation, sponsor of National Rehabilitation Awareness Celebrat...

October 15th, 2019 |  


BOE approves agenda items

POINT PLEASANT —The Mason County Board of Education members recently met for a regular business meeting, voting on personnel issues.The school b...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Celebrating homecoming at PPHS

Celebrating homecoming at PPHS

Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School recognized its homecoming court during halftime activities Friday night. Carlee Sang, daughter of Brent and J...

October 14th, 2019 updated: October 15th, 2019. |  


SPORTS


5:30 pm |    
Week 8 football previews
Blue Angels sweep Athens in sectional semi

Blue Angels sweep Athens in sectional semi

CENTENARY, Ohio — The postseason starts with a sweep.The second-seeded Gallia Academy volleyball team — Ohio Valley Conference champions a...

October 17th, 2019 |  


Black Knights top Capital, 3-1

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A really good road win.The Point Pleasant boys soccer team notched its fifth consecutive victory and moved over the .500 mar...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Blue Angels ousted by Warren, 3-1

VINCENT, Ohio — A second season in the books.The Gallia Academy girls soccer team — co-champion of the Ohio Valley Conference — had ...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Lady Knights win 20th match, sweep OVCS

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Nothing dirty about this dozen.The Point Pleasant volleyball team was down 1-0 in the opening game, then never trailed t...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Rio’s Gioffre earns all-tourney honor

McDERMOTT, Ohio — University of Rio Grande senior Rafaella Gioffre shot a 12-over par 84 on Tuesday to record a second place finish individually...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Rio men take 6th place in fall finale

McDERMOTT, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande men’s golf team closed out its fall schedule on Tuesday with a sixth place finish in the Ro...

October 16th, 2019 |  


LIFE


3:56 pm |    
Writers Guild hosts guests
3:34 pm |    
PPYFL scores, schedule

Managing winter heating costs

Columbia Gas is encouraging customers to prepare for the upcoming winter heating season by taking control of their home energy costs. Assistance is av...

October 16th, 2019 |  


Writers Guild hosts guests

Writers Guild hosts guests

The Point Pleasant Writers Guild had not one, but three guest speakers at its last meeting, Melecio P. Simon, Jr., also known as Dr. Mel, Mea Enrico o...

October 11th, 2019 |  


Livestock report

GALLIPOLIS — The latest livestock report as submitted by United Producers, Inc., 357 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio, 740-446-9696.Date of Sale: ...

October 11th, 2019 |  


Leon Luckies celebrate ‘National 4-H Week’

Leon Luckies celebrate ‘National 4-H Week’

The Leon Luckies kicked off National 4-H Week, which is from Oct. 6-12, by presenting all Leon Elementary students in grades kindergarten-sixth grades...

October 9th, 2019 |  


Gallia Legislative Town Hall

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, along with Holzer Medical Center, will host the 2019 Gallia County Chamber Legislative Town ...

October 9th, 2019 |  


OPINION


God’s Kids Korner: Never give up

God’s Kids Korner: Never give up

Can you remember a time when you wanted something? I mean REALLY wanted something so much that you thought you could not live without it? It might hav...

October 17th, 2019 |  


Cross Words: God still requires acceptable worship

Cross Words: God still requires acceptable worship

The book of Leviticus is a challenging read. It’s a detailed history describing the priesthood, offerings, sacrifices, and other laws given by G...

October 17th, 2019 |  


A Hunger for More: Spirituality is a practical affair

A Hunger for More: Spirituality is a practical affair

Spirituality is a practical affair. Does that sound like a strange statement? Often, when talking about spiritual things with people, someone will exp...

October 17th, 2019 |  


She was more than just a dog

She was more than just a dog

The air has turned crisp as the sun rises and sets each day, and my yard is filled with leaves from a gigantic maple tree that stands behind my house,...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Breasts and a need to know

Breasts and a need to know

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I know the stories of survivors of this disease as well as the stories of several women who did not live. An...

October 15th, 2019 |  


Hostas are problem-solvers for shade

Hostas are problem-solvers for shade

Hosta is a perennial foliage plant so well known and widely planted that many gardeners take it for granted. There are over 3000 named varieties, all ...

October 14th, 2019 |  


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