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Katelyn Beaver named new Miss Gallia County

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GALLIPOLIS — The look on Katelyn Beaver’s face the moment they called her name on the main stage at the Gallia County Fair was one of those priceless moments.“I thought they must have said someone else’s name,” she said shortly after throngs of friends and relatives finished snapping dozens of photographs of her in her new royal regalia. “I wasn’t expecting it.”She had just been named 2014 Miss Gallia County.

 

Deputies capture home invasion suspect

BIDWELL — After nearly four and half hours on the run, a Meigs County man was apprehened during the early morning hours on Tuesday morning after he allegedly invaded the home of an elderly woman.Ryan E. Kauff, 30, of Middleport, was arrested by Gallia County sheriff’s deputies just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after two burglaries and a manhunt that lead deputies throughout the Bidwell area.Kauff is reportedly being charged with two counts of aggravated burglary, ...

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Pope, Long crowned Little Miss and Mr. Gallia County 2014

GALLIPOLIS — Monday night saw the crowning of the 2014 Little Miss and Mr. Gallia County. Little Miss Gallia County is Hannah Pope, daughter of Phillip and Christina Pope. Little Mr. Gallia County is Joshua Long, son of Larry and Angie Long.The 2014 Little Miss runner-up is Madison Brown, daughter of Jenni and Steven Errett. The 2014 Little Mr. runner-up is Jace Justice, son of Joe and Crystal Justice.Last year’s winners, Lindsey Marie Wells and Brandon Scott...

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Superintendent’s report addresses county school district’s property ownership, teaching licenses

BIDWELL — At a recent meeting of the Gallia County Local Schools Board of Education, the superintendent’s report incited discussion about the board’s possible donation of property to the county and possibly revising employment requirements for the district teachers.Superintendent Jude Meyers said he was recently asked if the board would be interested in donating some land that the school district owns to the county for the purpose of installing a satellite station...

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Bon Appetit Appalachia

GALLIPOLIS — The Appalachian Regional Commission, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Appalachia, Ohio’s Appalachian Country and the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau, launched a new food initiative on July 16, 2014, to introduce visitors to the flavor of the Appalachian Region.The “Bon Appetit Appalachia” brand campaign is designed to create awareness of the local foods in the region, and includes a printed map and an interactive w...

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‘Belle’ of the ball

The Belle of Cincinnati is definitely the belle of the ball for Point Pleasant and Gallipolis this week when it docks in both cities. On Monday, the boat, pictured here at Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, arrived for the annual dinner cruise hosted by the Point Pleasant River Museum and Learning Center. The two-hour cruise is a major fundraiser for the museum and is a popular event for locals. The vessel docks at Gallipolis on Tuesday for a buffet-style lunch and dinner cruise. The lunch cr...

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County fair in full swing

GALLIPOLIS —The Gallia County Junior Fair officially opened yesterday and continues throughout the week with a schedule packed full of events.Daily admission to the fair is $8 per person and includes entertainment, shows and amusement rides. Tickets are available at entrance gates to the fairgrounds, and children under 2 years of age are admitted free but must purchase a ride pass to be admitted on amusement rides.Season passes are also available for purchase. They...

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U.S. voters hold key to peace in Middle East

More than any other time in the history of the conflict over the tiny ancient land we call Israel and Palestine, voters from a land across the sea hold unused power to change the basic course and outcomes of that conflict.At this time, those voters — who are also largely taxpayers — are keeping the conflict hotter and more bloody by their failure to prioritize the issue.Polls are interesting to politicians. As of July 18-20, according to a CNN poll, a 57-34 p...

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Ashley Ohlinger and Wesley Riffle upcoming wedding

LETART, W.Va. — Johnny and Christine Ohlinger, of Letart, and Laren Clayton Shain, of Racine, and Tony Riffle, of Michigan, announce the upcoming wedding of their children, Ashley Raeann Ohlinger and Wesley Jordan Riffle.The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Robert and Marion Ohlinger, of Letart, and Rupert and Dorothy Howard, of Hartford, W.Va. She is a 2011 graduate of Wahama High School and is currently employed at Bob’s Market.The prospective groom is t...

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‘Sanging’ one part of Appalachian culture that could stand to stop

Digging wild ginseng, or “sanging” to use the vernacular, is a part of Appalachian culture, handed down from generation to generation.With that being said, I don’t want to encourage anyone to take up sanging. In fact, it’s part of the Appalachian culture that could probably stand to disappear. Usually in my columns I am promoting traditional pastimes, but this is different; between legitimate diggers and poachers, wild sang is having a hard time, in fact som...

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Gallia County prepares to launch emergency notification system

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Commissioners, in coordination with the Gallia County Emergency Management Agency and Gallia County Local Emergency Planning Committee, are preparing to launch a new emergency notification system.The new mass notification system, powered by Everbridge, will allow Gallia County emergency officials to send messages to residents about situations as they happen across multiple devices, including home phones, iPhones or Android devices, email, etc....

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Hamid sets record at 2014 Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside event

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Many young golfers from both Ohio and West Virginia took part in the sixth annual Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside held on Thursday, July 10, at the Cliffside Golf Course in Gallia County.In the featured 16-18 year-old division, young Logan Holbrook of Logan — the reigning SEOAL player of the year — broke the course record by firing an even par 72, but still finished second overall in the division. Gallia Academy junior Dares Hamid won the event aft...

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Gallipolis Daily Tribune’s website now faster, easier

If you haven’t visited the Gallipolis Daily Tribune’s website lately, you should take a look.Just a few days ago, the Daily Tribune unveiled a significant upgrade to our website, making www.mydailytribune.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with the recent redesign of our print edition, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.

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Suspect vehicle recovered following burglary

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Police Department recovered a suspect vehicle Thursday evening matching the description of a truck that was reportedly observed at a burglary in Gallia County on Thursday afternoon.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reported late on Thursday evening that Point Pleasant police officers located a suspect vehicle in a parking lot within Point Pleasant following the report of a burglary on Keeler Road in Addison Township, Gallia County. Deputie...

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Two reported injured following pool hall shooting

KANAUGA — Authorities have reported that a “person of interest” is in custody following a shooting that left two people injured late on Thursday evening.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning reports that two victims were shot in the alley way next to P.J.’s Pool Hall, located on Ohio 7 North in Kanauga, at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Thursday evening.Both victims have been transported to Holzer Medical Center, and were reportedly talking while in en ...

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Miller to appear for sentencing Monday

GALLIPOLIS — A Gallia County man who pleaded earlier this week to shooting and seriously injuring a police officer in the performance of his duties will appear for a sentencing hearing Monday in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County.On the morning of his jury trial this past Monday, Cole C. Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, entered a last-minute plea agreement, pleading guilty to three counts of felonious assault in relation to his actions on Sept. 24, 2012.

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Marijuana irradication leads to other illegal activity

POMEROY — Deputies from the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Middleport police did marijuana eradication Tuesday and Wednesday in the Langsville area of Meigs County.According to a report from Meigs County Sheriff Keith O. Wood, over a two day period nearly 1,000 marijuana plants were eradicated.While in the process of doing that, deputies were advised of the possibility of illegal manufacturing of explos...

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Special speaker to ‘Celebrate Recovery’

POINT PLEASANT — This Sunday the state representative from the worldwide program, Celebrate Recovery (CR), will speak at the Point Pleasant First Church of Nazarene about his personal story of past addictions and current recovery.Lou Ortenzio, CR’s state rep for western and southern West Virginia, is a ministry leader at Clarksburg Baptist Church’s CR chapter and aids other churches in the state with establishing chapters of their own. He will speak at Point Pleas...

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