NEWS


6:28 pm |    
New administration sworn in

State breaks record for new confirmed virus cases

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has set a record for newly confirmed coronavirus cases as infections, deaths and hospitalizations surge i...

July 31st, 2020 |  


Taking a stand against trafficking

Taking a stand against trafficking

OHIO VALLEY — Over 20 people braved a downpour of rain Thursday evening in Mason to shine a light on the growing numbers of human trafficking.Ju...

July 31st, 2020 |  


This Week in West Virginia History

This Week in West Virginia History

The following events happened on these dates in West Virginia history. To read more, go to e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia at www.wvencyclopedia....

July 31st, 2020 |  


Mason County Memories… Exploring the layers of history

Mason County Memories… Exploring the layers of history

What is history? This isn’t some rhetorical question, and I’m not talking about Winston Churchill’s famous quote, “history is ...

July 31st, 2020 |  


Holzer Home Care Services during COVID-19

Recovering from an illness, injury or hospitalization can pose challenges for patients returning home. Once referred by your physician, Holzer Home Ca...

July 31st, 2020 |  


Medical withdrawal service at PVH celebrates 100th patient

Medical withdrawal service at PVH celebrates 100th patient

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Pleasant Valley Hospital’s medical withdrawal management service, BreakThru, recently celebrated its 100th patient...

July 31st, 2020 |  


SPORTS


12:30 pm |    

Recent South Gallia High School graduate Savannah St. Clair, seated center, will continue her cheerleading career at the University of Rio Grande afte...

July 31st, 2020 |  


Trio named to Rio Athletic HOF

Trio named to Rio Athletic HOF

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Two former basketball standouts and the winningest baseball coach in school history are joining the University of Rio Grande&...

July 27th, 2020 |  


2020 OVP prep football schedules

2020 OVP prep football schedules

Ohio is approaching the 30-day countdown for high school football.West Virginia would be doing the same if it were not for COVID-19 pushing the start ...

July 24th, 2020 |  


OHSAA releases return to play guidelines and sport specific recommendations

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has presented the OHSAA with a myriad of challenges. The Executive Director’s Office, with support from its Bo...

July 24th, 2020 |  


2020 college football schedules

2020 college football schedules

As is the case with anything at the moment, things can change in the upcoming weeks ahead.But, as it stands now, only Marshall has gone unscathed in r...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


LIFE


2:40 pm
Updated: 2:50 pm. |    
Beau Sang – State Farm opens in Gallipolis

Rio Grande announces Dean’s, Merit list

RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College announced th following students for their scholastic achievement duri...

July 10th, 2020 |  


Livestock report

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

July 3rd, 2020 |  


Hill awarded CEOS 4-H Senior

Hill awarded CEOS 4-H Senior

Point Pleasant High School 2020 graduate Josie Hill was awarded the Mason County CEOS 4-H Senior Award. Hill is a member of the Haer Bears 4-H club. ....

July 2nd, 2020 |  


Haer Bear’s June meeting

On June 7, the Haer Bears 4-H Club held its virtual monthly meeting. President Kenly Arbogast called the meeting to order, followed by songs and pledg...

June 30th, 2020 |  


Claflin Foundation awards four scholarships

MASON COUNTY — The Robert and Louise Claflin Foundation awarded scholarships to four graduating high school seniors. The financial needs-based s...

June 24th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Search the Scriptures: God’s word is always the same

Search the Scriptures: God’s word is always the same

In the Psalms, we read, “Forever, O LORD, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens. Your faithfulness endures to all generations; you have estab...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


Cross Words: Knowing God as Father

Cross Words: Knowing God as Father

I’m getting married in less than five months, and as a young man, I’ve felt the pressure to become independent faster than I had originall...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


A Hunger for More: The treasure of sharing

A Hunger for More: The treasure of sharing

In the midst of great divides, the treasure of sharing a special connection with others is increasingly precious. It cannot be overstated that much of...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


God’s Kids Korner: The parable of the hidden treasure and pearl… Matthew 13: 44-46

God’s Kids Korner: The parable of the hidden treasure and pearl… Matthew 13: 44-46

This week we are looking at one of Jesus’ parables that is not quite so familiar and not so easily understood as some of the other ones. Have so...

July 23rd, 2020 |  


Reader discusses historic ‘cause and effect’

Dear Editor,There seems to be an idea that we can change or delete history by omitting references to certain events or, as in recent times, by removin...

July 22nd, 2020 |  


Reader remembers the good, the bad

Dear Editor,I’d like to respond to the July 4 “Mason County Memories,” (column) written by Chris Rizer. It was an interesting articl...

July 21st, 2020 |  


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