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City Park Plaza nears completion

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GALLIPOLIS — Construction of the City Park Plaza at 334 Second Ave. is steadily moving along and is expected to be completed by the end of the year.The 22,000-square-foot, $2 million project will house a total of 10 apartments on the second and third floors, and three tenant spaces on the first floor. Additionally, the rear of the building will house four one-and-a-half car garages, which will also be available to rent.Local businessmen Randy Breech, of Breech Engineering, and Jim Blair, of Blair Builders, own the property and oversee the design and construction of the building.


Man arrested in stabbing

POINT PLEASANT — A Gallipolis, Ohio, man has been arrested after a reported stabbing on Saturday.According to the Point Pleasant Police Department, around 1 p.m. Saturday, officers with the PPPD and Mason County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the area of Ohio Street and Madison Avenue after receiving a call from Mason County 911 alerting them of a man being stabbed. Officers were also alerted of a suspect fleeing on foot from the aera.

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Gallia woman appointed to state board

COLUMBUS – Gov. John R. Kasich has appointed a Gallia County woman to a state advisory board.Denise A. Shockley, of Gallipolis, has been appointed to the Ohio Advisory Council for Aging for a term today and ending Nov. 21, 2016.The Ohio Advisory Council for Aging includes 12 governor-appointed members plus four from the Legislature and directors of the state departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Developmental Disabilities, Health and Job and Family S...

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Hocking College working to address budget issues

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small college in southeast Ohio is trying address a budget deficit and a dwindling enrollment as it searches for a new president, officials said.Administrators at Hocking College in Nelsonville briefed employees on the college’s budget last week, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The school is running a deficit this year, searching for ways to fill a $4.7 million hole in its $23.4 million yearly budget.The board of trustees o...

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Virtual Costume Party provides Ohio Valley Press readers with chance to flaunt costumes, win cash

OHIO VALLEY — If you love Halloween, costumes and contests, then we have the competition for you.“CivitasMedia provides contests for our local readers and encourages our community to participate in good ol’ family fun activities,” Julia Schultz, business development manager.The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Pomeroy Daily Sentinel and the Point Pleasant Register will be holding the Virtual Costume Party, courtesy of title spo...

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Meigs, Gallia juvenile courts seek special advocates

SYRACUSE — The development of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem Program is currently under way, and volunteers are sought to be trained to serve as court-appointed special advocates.Court-appointed special advocates are needed in cases where children come to the attention of the juvenile court because of abuse or neglect, according to officials with the Meigs-Gallia CASA program.Thanks to a grant from the Ohio CASA Assocation with funding prov...

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Holzer marks Pastoral Care Week

GALLIPOLIS — Holzer recognizes this week (Oct. 19-25) as Pastoral Care Week, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.Organizations and institutions throughout the world will recognize the spiritual needs of those we serve and the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities. Chaplains, pastoral care counselors, educators and care providers will share in this year’s theme, “Spiritual Well-Being.”...

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Lady Marauders top Crooksville in Sectional Final

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — It had been over 10 years since the Meigs Volleyball team had won a sectional title when the 2013 club earned the crown last season. The 2014 Lady Marauders didn’t see any sense in waiting another decade and the second seeded Maroon and Gold claimed a 3-1 victory over seventh seeded Crooksville, Saturday in the sectional final at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.The Lady Marauders (15-8) survived seven ties in the opening game, the last of which came at 1...

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PVH Employee of the Month

POINT PLEASANT — Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Customer Service Employee of the Month for October is Kim Bailey, RN, who provides medical trauma care in the Emergency & Trauma Center.Bailey has been employed with Pleasant Valley Hospital since August 2002.Bailey and the experienced team of medical professionals at the PVH Emergency and Trauma Center are highly skilled and specially trained in advanced trauma care. Because of Kim’s vast medical experience, ...

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ODOT District 10 prepares for winter

MARIETTA — Last winter broke many records in the state, especially for the Ohio Department of Transportation: most road salt used (more than 1 million tons), most money invested ($119 million), and most snow plow miles driven (more than 14 million).This winter, ODOT is ready.During this week, ODOT District 10 will be conducting random 150-point inspections to fine-tune snow removal equipment in anticipation of the coming winter. The inspections are part of the depa...

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Wildlife Council passes change for commercial fishing net use

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Wildlife Council passed rule changes regarding commercial fishing nets and camping at specific wildlife areas, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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Defenders headed to 6th straight Final Four

ELYRIA, Ohio — The next road trip will be a lot closer … and a lot more familiar too.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team earned its sixth straight Final Four appearance Saturday afternoon by defeating host Elyria First Baptist Christian School by a 5-4 edge in penalty kicks during an Ohio Christian Schools Athletic Association regional championship matchup in Lorain County.The visiting Defenders (5-11-2) battled through 80 minutes of regulation and a pair o...

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Johnny Nick Johnson

GALLIPOLIS — Johnny Nick Johnson, 69, of Gallipolis, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his residence.Born Dec. 10, 1944, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Grover Grant Johnson and Freda Frances Johnson, and his stepmother Vina Johnson.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Jackie C. Leach; sister Patricia Ann “Patty” Hembre; brother Jackie Lee Johnson; and stepbrothers and stepsisters Judy George, David Putne...

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RedStorm women place 18th at Wilmington Fall Classic

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Brittany Piccone gave the University of Rio Grande its only top 100 finish and the RedStorm finished 18th as a team in Friday’s 43-team #JennaStrong Fall Classic hosted by Wilmington College.Piccone, a senior from Crooksville, Ohio, completed the 5k course in 20:14 for an 88th place finish among the 413 runners in the field.Two other Rio runners narrowly missed the top 100. Sophomore Stephanie Gruenberg (Claremont, N.H.), who had the best i...

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Guy leads Rio men to sixth place finish

WILMINGTON, Ohio — Dallas Guy recorded his third straight team-best finish individually and the University of Rio Grande finished sixth as a team in Friday’s #JennaStrong Fall Classic hosted by Wilmington College.Guy, a sophomore from Buffalo, Ohio, completed the 8k course in 26:14 for a 24th place finish among the 373 runners in the field.Guy was one of four competitors representing the RedStorm who finished among the top 60 runners. Junior Kyle Sanborn (Dov...

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Rio women’s soccer earns first-round tourney bye

WILMORE, Ky. — In arguably the most important game in program history, the University of Rio Grande women’s soccer team authored another chapter in what’s quickly becoming a storybook season.Courtney Young’s goal with 6:28 remaining in overtime gave the RedStorm a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Asbury University, Friday night, at the Asbury Soccer Complex.Rio Grande, which won for the seventh straight time, improved to 8-3 overall and 4-0 in the Ke...

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Rio’s Schramm hits milestone in win over Brescia

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Senior outside hitter Betsy Schramm reached a milestone mark in the final home game of her collegiate career and the University of Rio Grande volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 win over Brescia University, Friday night, in Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action at the Newt Oliver Arena.Schramm, who was honored in pre-game ceremonies along with Dani Brannon (Atwater, OH) - a junior who won’t be returning next season - reached the 1,000-kill m...

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Rio volleyball sweeps D&E, Glenville, climbs over .500 mark

ELKINS, W.Va. — Who knew it was the fourth time - at least for the University of Rio Grande volleyball team - that was the charm?The RedStorm moved beyond the .500 mark for the season, sweeping a non-conference tri-match from NCAA Division II Davis & Elkins College and Glenville State University on Saturday morning at D&E’s McConnell Center.Rio defeated the host Senators 25-20, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17 in their opener before crusing past Glenville State in straigh...

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