NEWS


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Mason County Sheriff’s Office ‘Year in Review’
PVH distributing at home COVID-19 test kits

PVH distributing at home COVID-19 test kits

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The Regional Health Center at Pleasant Valley Hospital (PVH) has received hundreds of over the counter at-home COVID-19 ...

January 13th, 2022 |  


Sidelined by COVID, WVa gov’s address read by clerk

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday proposed a $4.65 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes ...

January 13th, 2022 |  


Supreme Court halts COVID-19 vaccine rule for US businesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has stopped the Biden administration from enforcing a requirement that employees at large businesses be vacc...

January 13th, 2022 |  


Representing Mason Co. at ‘Fairs and Festivals’

Representing Mason Co. at ‘Fairs and Festivals’

CHARLESTON — Three young women will be representing Mason County at the West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals Pageant in Charleston w...

January 12th, 2022 |  


It’s official. Finally. $2.7 billion ‘state-of-the-art’ sheet mill planned

It’s official. Finally. $2.7 billion ‘state-of-the-art’ sheet mill planned

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — It’s official. Finally.On Wednesday, what has been called the largest investment in West Virginia history by state...

January 12th, 2022 |  


122 new COVID cases… Latest stats for Meigs, Gallia, Mason

122 new COVID cases… Latest stats for Meigs, Gallia, Mason

OHIO VALLEY — Since yesterday’s update, there were 122 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Ohio Valley Publishing area on Wednesday.In Gall...

January 12th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


Eastern rolls past Belpre, 44-37

BELPRE, Ohio — One push opened up the door.The Eastern girls basketball team used a 12-2 second quarter surge to break an 8-all first quarter ti...

January 14th, 2022 |  


Lady Raiders fall to Alexander, 60-26

BIDWELL, Ohio — The River Valley girls basketball team fell at home 60-26 Thursday evening to the Alexander Lady Spartans in a Tri Valley Confer...

January 14th, 2022 |  


Lady Tomcats top Southern, 82-50

RACINE, Ohio — Two-for-one deals can be advantageous … unless you are the one stuck with only one.Visiting Trimble used a 20-10 first quar...

January 14th, 2022 |  


Lady Marauders blast Wellston, 64-35

WELLSTON, Ohio — The Meigs girls basketball team picked up a road win Thursday evening, besting the Wellston Lady Rockets 64-35 in a Tri Valley ...

January 14th, 2022 |  


OHSAA to add girls wrestling, boys volleyball

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a historic move Thursday, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to add girls wrestl...

January 13th, 2022 |  


LIFE


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PPIS gives back
PPPS Student Leaders

PPPS Student Leaders

Point Pleasant Primary School’s Student Leaders for the second nine weeks are pictured with their principal, Vickie Workman: Kaylee German, Mady...

December 21st, 2021 |  


Community donates gifts for teens

Community donates gifts for teens

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Career Center’s National Technical Honor Society’s (NTHS) recent “Christmas for Teens”...

December 21st, 2021 |  


Community Supports Toys for Kids

Community Supports Toys for Kids

POINT PLEASANT — Toys for Kids has seen an outpouring of community support recently with various organizations, businesses, and individuals dona...

December 20th, 2021 |  


Point Pleasant Writers Guild celebrates the season

Point Pleasant Writers Guild celebrates the season

With Thanksgiving behind us and Christmas before us, members of the Point Pleasant Writers Guild found time to squeeze eating in while meeting on two ...

December 14th, 2021 |  


Healthy Grand Familes receive ‘lovepacks’

Healthy Grand Familes receive ‘lovepacks’

The Mason County Healthy Grand Family’s program was recently the recipient of 170 “LovePacks” for children being raised by grandpare...

December 13th, 2021 |  


Local 4-H Club donates toys

Local 4-H Club donates toys

The Little Bit of Luck 4-H club recently donated toys to Mason County’s Toys for Kids program. Pictured is Brandy Barkey-Sweeney, Toys for Kids ...

December 13th, 2021 |  


OPINION


God’s Kids Korner: Just what the doctor ordered

God’s Kids Korner: Just what the doctor ordered

We often hear someone say, “That was just what the doctor ordered.” What do they mean? They usually mean that something happened which was...

January 13th, 2022 |  


Meigs Health Matters… National Blood Donor Month

Meigs Health Matters… National Blood Donor Month

January is National Blood Donor Month. It is a time to commend the lifesaving impact of blood and platelet donors. Blood donation is a voluntary proce...

January 7th, 2022 |  


Looking back, looking forward

Looking back, looking forward

Several times last weekend we heard people discussing everything they hated about 2021 and what hopeful things they are anticipating about 2022.It app...

January 7th, 2022 |  


Come the new year, thoughts of the end

Come the new year, thoughts of the end

Thirty years ago, I turned 40 and handled it without a scintilla of trepidation. There was a big surprise party for me, organized by my wife at the ti...

January 7th, 2022 updated: January 7th, 2022. |  


God’s Kids Korner: Is Christmas over?

God’s Kids Korner: Is Christmas over?

It has been more than a week since we were celebrating, opening gifts, and eating a huge Christmas dinner. What is left of the Christmas celebration? ...

January 6th, 2022 |  


Be alert when you pass the Branch House

Be alert when you pass the Branch House

The reason for it is because you never know when something will come rolling down our hill into the road in front of you.Over the years, basketballs h...

January 6th, 2022 |  


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