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Battle Days this weekend

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POINT PLEASANT — The annual Battle Days Festival returns this Friday through Sunday in Point Pleasant.Battle Days is a free celebration of Point Pleasant’s early history, including its role in the Revolutionary War.This year there are some special additions to Battle Days, including “History in the Round,” which those on the Battle Days Committee say will present a dramatic portrayal of the people and events surrounding the Battle of Point Pleasant, all by lantern light.


Rio volleyball splits with Asbury, ALC

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande volleyball team earned a split of its two matches on Tuesday night, falling in five sets to Asbury University and sweeping Alice Lloyd College in a Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference triangular at the Newt Oliver Arena.The RedStorm suffered a 23-25, 25-22, 23-25, 25-21, 15-10 loss to Asbury before rebounding to dismantle Alice Lloyd 25-7, 25-9, 25-7. Asbury also routed ALC, 25-12, 25-2, 25-5.The split left R...

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Made with Love

GALLIPOLIS — Offering the comfort and care that they can for those affected by terminal illnesses, one graduating class is making a difference with love — in the form of fleece, knots and stitches.The 1967 class of Gallia Academy High School crafts tied fleece blankets for individuals affected by terminal illnesses such as cancer. The blankets — each one complete with a label that reads “Made with Love, GAHS class of 1967” — are then donated to p...

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Country Fall Festival this weekend

POINT PLEASANT — The West Virginia State Farm Museum’s annual County Fall Festival returns this Saturday and Sunday.The free event will feature antique tractor pulls, a pumpkin contest, quilt show, antique and bottle show, church service and gospel sing, as well as making (and selling) apple butter, apple cider, sorghum and vegetable soup.On Saturday, the Biggest Pumpkin Contest sponsored by Southern States starts at 10 a.m., where weigh-ins will determine th...

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OVCS falls to Warriors, 5-1

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It wasn’t so much a bad night as much as it was a good opponent.Visiting Cross Lanes Christian stormed out to a 5-0 lead and never looked back Tuesday night following a 5-1 victory over the Ohio Valley Christian soccer team in a non-conference matchup in Gallia County.The host Defenders (3-8-2) tried to pack it in defensively to keep things relatively close against the explosive Warriors, but the guests simply had too much firepower to over...

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Lady Buckeyes sweep River Valley

BIDWELL, Ohio — A tough night at home.The River Valley volleyball team fell to Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Nelsonville-York in straight games, Tuesday night in Gallia County.Nelsonville-York never trailed in the first game and the Lady Buckeyes claimed the opener by a 25-19 count. River Valley (9-9, 5-5 TVC Ohio) led early in the second game but NYHS charged back and took the 25-19 victory, moving ahead 2-0 in the match. The first 34 points of the thi...

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Lady Defenders rally past CLC

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — It’s never over until it’s over.The Ohio Valley Christian volleyball team rallied back from a 2-0 match deficit Tuesday night and claimed a thrilling 17-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20, 15-13 victory over visiting Cross Lanes Christian in a non-conference matchup in the Old French City.The host Lady Defenders (9-5) never led in Game 1 and stormed out to a sizable 9-3 edge in Game 2, but the Lady Warriors (7-10) rallied with 20 of the next 32 ...

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Scoreboards are overheating in Ohio prep football

Pity the poor maintenance people at Creston Norwayne, Lucas and Athens.They’ve got to replace all those burned out lights on the scoreboard.Quarterback Bailey Breitenstine rushed for four touchdowns, including the game-winner with 3:10 left, threw for another score and made a key fourth quarter tackle on fourth down to lead Doylestown Chippewa to a thrill-a-minute, 52-49 win at Creston Norwayne Friday night.The Chipps are off to the school’s first ...

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Lady Tornadoes sweep Miller

HEMLOCK, Ohio — Back on track.After having its seven-match winning streak snapped last Thursday, the Southern volleyball team rebounded nicely Monday night with a 25-15, 25-10, 25-17 decision over host Miller in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Perry County.The visiting Lady Tornadoes (10-4, 8-4 TVC Hocking) never trailed by more than a single point in the entire match and also earned a season sweep of the Lady Falcons. SHS also posted a 25-20, 2...

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Wahama’s Redman qualifies for State Golf Tournament

ELIZABETH, W.Va. — Wahama junior Nathaniel Redman secured his spot in the state tournament on Monday, firing a five-over par 77 in the Class A, Region IV tournament at the par-72 Mingo Bottom Golf Course, in Wirt County.The tournament was won by three-time defending Class A champion Charleston Catholic with a team total of 231, led by medalist Christian Casingal with a 2-under par 70.The second place team was Huntington St. Joe, which fired a 254 led by Raniel Lans...

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Gallia lands $30 million beef facility

BIDWELL — An international beef producing company had decided to set up operations in Gallia County.Tri-State Beef Inc., a subsidiary of Dae Kyung Oil and Transportation Co., has chosen Bidwell’s Dan Evans Industrial Park as the site for its new $30 million American beef slaughter, packaging and advanced protein processing facility.Local officials say the new company will provide 250 new jobs to the area. Company officials said they plan to break ground on th...

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Rodriguez named KIAC Player of the Week

BEREA, Ky. — University of Rio Grande sophomore forward Pau Delgado Rodriguez was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week by KIAC officials on Monday.A native of Barcelona, Spain, Rodriguez tallied the first hat trick of his collegiate career, scoring all three of the RedStorm’s goals in a win at No. 1-ranked Lindsey Wilson College on Saturday night.Rio Grande, which was ranked 11th in the most re...

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Lady Eagles sweep South Gallia

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — The growing pains are starting to pay off.The Eastern volleyball team rallied back from three late deficits to claim a straight-game triumph Monday night during a 25-23, 25-21, 26-24 decision over host South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Gallia County.The Lady Eagles (6-11, 5-6 TVC Hocking) trailed by at least three points in each game against the Lady Rebels, but the guests consistently found ways to rally back a...

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Lady Knights fall to Cross Lanes Christian in five games

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Revenge at its worst.The Cross Lanes Christian volleyball team, which lost to Point Pleasant on September 18, got some payback Monday night by defeating the host Lady Knights in five games in Mason County.The Lady Warriors (7-9) earned a 25-20 victory in the opening game, but the Lady Knights (6-9) rallied to take a convincing 25-11 triumph in the second game. Point Pleasant claimed the third game by a 25-18 count, and the Lady Knights jumpe...

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Blue Angels sweep Point Pleasant

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — That’s the way to get back on track.The Gallia Academy volleyball team suffered just their fourth loss of the season last Thursday, but the Blue Angels bounced back to claim a three set victory over non-conference host Point Pleasant, Monday night.Gallia Academy (14-4) never trailed in the opening game and the Blue Angels claimed a 25-10 victory. The Lady Knights (6-9) led 3-2 at the start of the second game, but 12 straight service po...

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Ohio Valley Symphony celebrates 25 years on Saturday

This Saturday at 8 p.m., the sounds of musical instruments of The Ohio Valley Symphony reverberate through the beautifully restored vintage 1895 opera house complex, known as the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre.The best architects of today would have a difficult time designing a theater with the near perfect acoustics of this relic in the heart of Gallipolis. This 25th anniversary concert, the first of the season, will feature the soloist Jay Campbell with his cello....

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AP Ohio High School Football Poll List

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2014, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):DIVISION I1, Cincinnati Moeller (24)5-02582, Mentor (1)5-01993, Hudson5-0194...

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Rio CC teams sweep Patty Forgey Invitational

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande opened its 2014 by sweeping the college division championships at the 44th Annual Rio Grande/Patty Forgey Cross Country Invitational, Saturday afternoon, at the University of Rio Grande.The RedStorm men posted a perfect score by recording the top five times and six of the top seven times overall in the 47-runner field. Sophomore Dallas Guy (Buffalo, OH) had Rio’s best time of the day on the 8K course, crossing the finish l...

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