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Celebrate me home

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OHIO VALLEY — It’s been said to everything there is a season and this Saturday, the communities of Point Pleasant and Gallipolis celebrated the summer of a young man many have never met but came to know in the cold, dark days of January.Team Tre’ was out in force Saturday afternoon to welcome home a local teen who prayed and battled his way back after being injured in a devastating house fire which claimed the lives of his siblings, Tiffany Grant and Braxton Smith, and destroyed his family’s home.


Miller enters guilty plea

GALLIPOLIS — In what was, indeed, a last-minute plea agreement, Cole C. Miller — the man accused of shooting Ptl. James Bartels on Sept. 24, 2012 — pleaded guilty to three counts of felonious assault on Monday morning, on what would have been the opening day of his jury trial in the Common Pleas Court of Gallia County.Gallia County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Eric Mulford reported that Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, pleaded guilty on Monday to count two of his indi...

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Rio Grande duo named to NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two University of Rio Grande men’s basketball players were among a record number of student-athletes named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2013-14 NABC Honors Court on Monday.Rio juniors Evan Legg and Travis Elliott were among the 895 athletes representing 338 colleges and universities who were honored.Legg, a native of Piketon, Ohio, is an Accounting major, while Elliott — a native of Ironton, Ohio — is...

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Belle of Cincinnati to dock in Gallipolis Tuesday, July 29

GALLIPOLIS — The Belle of Cincinnati is about to make its annual voyage to Gallipolis later this month.The ship will dock in Gallipolis on July 29, and provide buffet-style lunch and dinner cruises for those who pay. The lunch cruise will begin boarding from French Square at 11 a.m. and sail from noon-2 p.m. The price for adults and seniors is $37; the price for children 4-12 is $22; and children younger than 4 are free.The dinner cruise boards from French Square a...

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Make your ‘after’ greater than your ‘before’

I’m sure you’ve seen them before, the pictures of huge, overweight people who discovered the perfect diet and then appear in magazines saying, “I lost 143 pounds in just 100 days!”The difference is jaw-dropping.You naturally share their sense of pride and respect their discipline. As a boy, I read muscle magazines, determined to be the next Mr. Universe. I was the “before picture” — the average body shaped kid who dreamed of a ba...

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Are you getting, keeping peace in your soul?

Years ago, a certain TV commercial pictured a man vacationing at a beautiful, mountain-lake. He was wearing a lifejacket and held an oar in one hand. Standing on the pier, he raised his hands and proclaimed vigorously, “Now I can have peace to enjoy my vacation!”The reason for his newfound peace, according to the commercial, was because he has purchased a security system for his house.But, I wonder … if the man would ever think about the possibility of ...

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City continues work to repair water lines

GALLIPOLIS — “It looks like we’ve got the major leak stopped now.”These were the words of Gallipolis City Manager Randy Finney who, during a special Gallipolis City Commission meeting Wednesday evening, discussed the ongoing water line issues within the city.The water crisis began June 2 following a main water line break at Chickamauga Creek near the intersection of Ohio 141 and Ohio 7 in Gallipolis, and after nearly a week where city water custom...

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Tri-State Area Council and Buckskin Council consolidate, benefit Boy Scouts in four states

GALLIPOLIS — The Buckskin Council and Tri-State Area Council, both members of Boy Scouts of America, have consolidated into the Buckskin Council, which now consists of Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia and Kentucky.Jeff Purdy, scout executive of the Buckskin Council, said both groups served 7,000 Boy Scout members annually, and that the scout members and parents will see no negative changes from the merger. The Summit Bechtel Reserve, of West Virginia, is building a $500 million ...

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A Hunger for More

“Going home is never easy,” I once heard someone say. I’ve also heard that once you leave and set out on your own path in life, “you can never really go back home.”I’m not sure that such sweeping statements apply to every situation, but they certainly applied to the Lord Jesus who did go back to His “hometown” in the days of His earthly ministry. He was born in Bethlehem, spent a very brief time in Egypt (when Herod the Great was tryi...

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God expects His people to properly behave

While Christians are citizens of a heavenly kingdom, God also expects His people to behave themselves well in regard to the laws of the earthly nations in which they find themselves.

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The trek home for Tré

OHIO VALLEY — Tré Smith is coming home.A miracle months in the making will be celebrated this Saturday with the communities of both Point Pleasant and Gallipolis coming together to welcome Smith home.Peoples Bank, along with a group of volunteers and organizations from both communities, have organized a welcome home procession for Tré and his family through Point Pleasant’s main thoroughfare. Supporters from both communities (and those beyond) are a...

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Clark sentenced to prison for assault, drug possession

GALLIPOLIS — A little less than a year after she was sentenced to probation for attempting to stab a man in 2012, a Gallia County woman was sentenced to prison last week in two separate cases.Gallia County Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans handed down a 17-month prison sentence against Sabra L. Clark, 24, of Thurman, after her community control was revoked in her first case and she pleaded guilty to drug possession in a second case.A charge of felonious assault was ...

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County’s Homeownership Program seeks applicants

GALLIPOLIS — Gallia County’s 2013-14 Homeownership Program has funds available to assist at least three individuals or families and is currently taking applications.The program is funded by the Community Housing Improvement Program grant (CHIP) and is administered by the Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency, on behalf of the Gallia County Commissioners. It is designed to provide homeowner assistance to low-to-moderate income individuals or families in the county....

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Ohio University: No evidence of shooting

ATHENS — Following the report of a possible shooting at a dormitory located on the Ohio University campus in Athens on Tuesday afternoon, officers with the Ohio University Police Department found no evidence of a shooting, but are continuing their investigation.According to information posted on the Ohio University website, Ohio University police began their investigation of a report of a possible shooting in the vicinity of Gamertsfelder Hall, a residence hall on the East Gr...

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Gallia County local schools to apply for free breakfast, lunch program

PATRIOT — The Gallia County Local Schools Board of Education agreed Monday to apply for a federal program that can provide all district students with free breakfast and lunch.J. Michael Jacobs, director of support services, presented the board with information about the program and the application for the Child Nutrition Community Eligibility Project.Board member Billy Swain and president Scott Williamson were not present for the meeting.

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Capehart Golf League wraps up at Hidden Valley

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Mother Nature thought about spoiling the day for the young men and woman scheduled to play in the Frank Capehart Tri County Junior Golf League’s final tournament of the year at the Hidden Valley Golf Course in Point Pleasant, WV. However, after seeing the enthusiasm on the faces of the players, the rains held off just long enough for play to be completed.The play provide some good competition and set the stage for the awards and prizes distribute...

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Gallia woman stable after being struck by car

GALLIPOLIS — One person was airlifted to an area hospital and another uninjured after a car accidentally struck a pedestrian on Ohio Ohio 588 on Saturday night, according to Sgt. Jake Schuldt of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.According to Schuldt, Lindsey Burnett, 32, of Gallipolis, was walking east in the middle of the road on Ohio 588 near McCormick Road around 10:55 p.m. Saturday when Wendy L. Wade, 21, struck her with her vehicle.Schuldt said alcohol is not a fa...

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‘Person of interest’ sought in stolen credit card case

CHESHIRE — Gallia County deputies are currently seeking information on a suspect who they believe may be involved in a string of car break-ins in the Cheshire area.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning recently released a surveillance photo of a white male reported as a “person of interest” in a stolen credit card case from recent car break-ins along Ohio 7 near Cheshire.Anyone who may recognize this individual is encouraged to contact the Gallia County Sh...

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