NEWS


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Claflin grants for 2018
5:17 pm |    
Shelter Pets of the Week
5:00 pm
Updated: 5:05 pm. |    
‘Voices of Christmas’ ring Saturday
Remembering ‘the 46’…Silver Bridge remembrance ceremony Saturday

Remembering ‘the 46’…Silver Bridge remembrance ceremony Saturday

POINT PLEASANT — The annual remembrance ceremony which will observe the 51st anniversary of the Silver Bridge Disaster will take place this Satu...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Rio education students host food drive

Rio education students host food drive

RIO GRANDE — Students in the University of Rio Grande’s Bunce School of Education are working to make a difference in Southeast Ohio. As p...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Annual Christmas Gala returns Thursday

Annual Christmas Gala returns Thursday

POINT PLEASANT — The annual Christmas Gala is set to return this Thursday at the Gallery at 409.The sixth annual event will take place from 6 p....

December 11th, 2018 |  


Celebrating the holiday home tour

Celebrating the holiday home tour

GALLIPOLIS — The festivities continued in Gallipolis with the French Art Colony Holiday Tour Friday evening.Before beginning the tour, visitors ...

December 11th, 2018 |  


Point Council recognizes PPHS football: Sallaz appointed to serve in first ward

Point Council recognizes PPHS football: Sallaz appointed to serve in first ward

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant City Council recently met for its regularly scheduled meeting appointing a new council member for the first ...

December 11th, 2018 |  


Williams keynotes MCCF 2018 Benefit Dinner

Williams keynotes MCCF 2018 Benefit Dinner

MASON — Hershel “Woody” Williams was this year’s special guest speaker for the 2018 Community Foundation of Mason County (MCCF...

December 11th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Marauders fall at Alexander, 64-53

ALBANY, Ohio — The roller-coaster start continues.The Meigs boys basketball team is back to .500 on the year, after dropping a 64-53 decision to...

December 15th, 2018 |  


Buffalo rallies past Hannan, 72-61

ASHTON, W.Va. — Good things did not come in these threes.Buffalo hit eight trifectas during a pivotal 32-15 third quarter charge that ultimately...

December 15th, 2018 |  


Rebels fend off Federal Hocking, 58-48

Rebels fend off Federal Hocking, 58-48

MERCERVILLE, Ohio —Despite the slow start, the Rebels are back in the win column.The South Gallia boys basketball team trailed by eight points a...

December 15th, 2018 |  


Blue Devils fall at Ironton, 59-57

IRONTON, Ohio — A painful bump on the conference road.The Gallia Academy boys basketball team trailed the final 27-plus minutes of regulation as...

December 15th, 2018 |  


Meigs marches past Lady Raiders, 55-23

BIDWELL, Ohio — That Lady Marauder defense did it again.For the third time this season, the Meigs girls basketball team has held an opponent to ...

December 14th, 2018 |  


LIFE


Fighting Social Security identity theft

Fighting Social Security identity theft

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey joined a group of 43 attorneys general in urging the Social Security Administration...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Ribbon cutting for new Dollar General

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General’s newest store at 7809 Ripley Road in Point Pleasant is now open.Dollar General will celebrate the ...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Swain named to NSBA Leadership Council

GALLIPOLIS — Scott Swain, TCS Forestry, Gallipolis, was recently named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council.NSBA...

December 12th, 2018 |  


Students at PPPS participate in ‘Colonial Days’ activities

Students at PPPS participate in ‘Colonial Days’ activities

Rob Jarrell sharing some of his talents with PPPS students.Some of the staff celebrated colonial days by dressing in period clothing, including some o...

December 11th, 2018 |  


Scenes from Mason County Family Christmas

Scenes from Mason County Family Christmas

Over the weekend, the annual Mason County Family Christmas was held at the old Central Elementary School. Guests at the event were able to participate...

December 10th, 2018 |  


PPPS celebrates bus safety week

PPPS celebrates bus safety week

Point Pleasant Primary School’s staff and students recently celebrated bus safety week with a visit from two of the school’s bus driver fr...

December 6th, 2018 |  


OPINION


12:31 pm |    
Ever seen an angel?
God’s Kids Korner: Time for a change!

God’s Kids Korner: Time for a change!

God sent a man named John to tell the people that a very special person was coming to help those who needed help. The person coming was Jesus, GodR...

December 13th, 2018 |  


Not all animals exist to please humans

Not all animals exist to please humans

In addition to dogs, there were other animals I encountered while working at Animal TV Trainers in Washington, DC. From 1963 to 1966. Margays and Ocel...

December 7th, 2018 |  


Santa is big business—too big

Santa is big business—too big

Before the 1840s, Christmas was about the birth of Jesus, get-togethers with family and friends, and celebrating the holiday with favorite foods.Accor...

December 7th, 2018 |  


Christ is God’s perfect star

Christ is God’s perfect star

The stars viewed at night are a wondrous sight. It is a compelling experience to observe them in their particular configurations and to consider their...

December 6th, 2018 |  


Search the Scriptures: God’s Exhortation to You

Search the Scriptures: God’s Exhortation to You

It is highly recommended, when studying the Bible, that the diligent student pays close attention to the context of any given passage, duly noting who...

December 6th, 2018 |  


A Hunger for More: Celebrating hope, joy and peace

A Hunger for More: Celebrating hope, joy and peace

The black velvet of night’s shadows swathes the little town in a quiet embrace. Occasionally, were one to simply listen, all that can be heard a...

December 6th, 2018 |  


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