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A new Old Glory

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A new addition to Wahama’s Bachtel Stadium this year will be a 45-foot flag pole and an 8-foot by 12-foot American flag, donated by the Woodmen of the World Chapter 302. Pictured are Jim Dudding, who was in charge of the flag pole installation, as well as Woodmen members Jim Workman, Pat Friend, Ray Friend, Martha Friend and Roy Friend. Also instrumental in the project were Roxanne Workman and Rick Halstead. A dedication ceremony is being planned for the near future. The total cost of the project exceeded $3,000.


Looking ahead at the 2014 football season

The countdown is on.In less than four weeks, the 2014 high school football season kicks off in both Ohio and West Virginia as nine area teams take aim at winning league championships and qualifying for the postseason.Three Ohio Valley Publishing schools — Point Pleasant (11-1), Wahama (10-2) and Southern (8-3) — qualified for the playoffs a year ago, with SHS being the only squad to not win its opening round matchup.Two more schools — Meigs (...

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2014 Gallia County Football Schedules

GALLIA ACADEMYSeptember29 at Athens, 7:30October5 vs. Chesapeake, 7:3012 at Fairland, 7:3019 at Marietta, 7 p.m.26 at Point Pleasant, 7:30November3 vs. Belfry, 7:3010 vs. Portsmouth, 7 p.m.17 at Warren, 7 p.m.24 at Logan, 7 p.m.31 vs. Jackson, 7 p.m.RIVER VALLEYSepte...

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2014 Mason County Football Schedules

POINT PLEASANTAugust29 at Lincoln County, 7:30September5 at Ripley, 7:3012 vs. Wayne, 7:3019 vs. Logan, 7:3026 vs. Gallia Academy, 7:30October3 vs. Parkersburg South, 7:3010 at Oak Hill, 7:3017 at Ravenswood, 7:3024 vs. Shady Spring, 7:3031 Bye-OpenNovember7 Bye-Open...

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2014 Meigs County Football Schedules

MEIGSAugust29 vs. Coal Grove, 7:30September5 vs. Fairland, 7:3011 vs. Logan, 7:3019 at Vinton County, 7:3026 vs. River Valley, 7:30October3 at Nelsonville-York, 7:3010 vs. Athens, 7:3017 at Ironton, 7:3024 vs. Wellston, 7:3031 at Alexander, 7:30EASTERNAugust...

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Mason County Fair begins Monday

POINT PLEASANT —The Mason County Fair begins on Monday.Brian Billings of the fair board and fair entertainment committee, said a lot of effort has gone into getting the grounds looking “great.” In addition, work has been done to the livestock barns and an effort has begun to “spruce up” the main exhibit building. In addition, free Wi-Fi will be available on the fair grounds this year courtesy of Suddenlink.You have to be there to experience ...

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Point man arrested on meth, battery charges

NEW HAVEN — A Point Pleasant man has been arrested after he allegedly, willingly accepted a ride from a police officer while carrying items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine in his backpack.Jonathan D. Litchfield, 30, was arrested by Chief D.L. Hardwick with the New Haven Police Department and charged with attempting to operate a clandestine lab, escape, obstructing and battery on an officer (three counts). He remains housed in the Western Regional Jail on a ...

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Commission receives $150k grant for day report

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Commission has been awarded a $150,000 grant for its Day Report program.The Department of Justice Community Corrections Grant, which assists in operating the program, was discussed at Thursday’s regular commission meeting. Steve Pressley of the Day Report program was in attendance to talk about the grant with Commissioners Tracy Doolittle and Rick Handley. Commissioners commended the Day Report program, as well as the Mason County Sheri...

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Art as a family affair

POINT PLEASANT — Family is important to everyone. For some, family can even be an inspiration. Commission artist, Irene Roush, 89, has been painting for over 50 years and will now have her own show at Gallery 409 in Point Pleasant this weekend. She said her late son, Jim Roush, first inspired her to start her dream of painting.“I had always wanted to paint because it’s a good outlet. If I’m worrying about something, I can just go and paint. Sometimes I get s...

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Changes ahead for school’s Office of Education Performance Audits process

POINT PLEASANT — At a recent meeting of the Mason County Board of Education, an update on this year’s Office of Education Performance Audits (OEPA) and information about future changes to OEPA’s evaluation process was given.Georgia Thorton, administrative assistant to the superintendent/curriculum director, presented the board with an update on this year’s results, as well as information about new polices that OEPA will implement for the upcoming school year...

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Man arrested for sexual assault of juvenile

GALLIPOLIS — Yet another area resident has been charged with the sexual assault of a juvenile, according to a release issued by the office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine late Wednesday.Chad A. Swain, 40, at large, has been charged with one count of rape, a felony of the first degree, following an alleged incident that occurred on July 7 of this year.According to a complaint filed with Gallipolis Municipal Court on Wednesday and signed by Agent Evan Hall of th...

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Child neglect case bound over to grand jury

POINT PLEASANT — The cases of two parents accused of contributing to their infant son’s death have been bound over to the grand jury.This week, Jimmy R. Edwards, 25, address unreported, and Carla M. Adkins, 31, of Ashton, both appeared before Magistrate Cheryl Miller Ross for their preliminary hearings after both were charged with child neglect resulting in death.Adkins waived her right to the preliminary hearing while Edwards proceeded with his, with Ross fi...

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PPVFD fundraiser not a scam

POINT PLEASANT — A mail fundraising campaign for the Point Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department currently circulating the area is not a scam.As reported back in June, the PPVFD announced it would be sending letters to residents in its coverage area asking for voluntary donations — an area which is a significant part of Mason County and will reach around 5,000 homes. The letters spell out a budget shortfall, what the fire department does and the expenses it faces.

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Gallipolis woman accused of stealing $1.5M from dementia sufferer

COLUMBUS — A federal court judge has frozen the assets of a former Gallipolis-based financial adviser amid allegations she conned a 96-year-old nursing home resident out of $1.5 million.Raymond James Financial Services, a Florida-based financial services company, is seeking more than $800,000 from Jo Ellen Fisher, of Gallipolis, a former financial adviser the company claims swindled Edward Martin, 96, of Point Pleasant, who suffers from dementia.Fisher reportedly s...

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Officer shooting case concludes

GALLIPOLIS — Following nearly two years in the local court system, the case against a Gallia County man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a local police officer has concluded.During a hearing held Monday, Cole Creighton Miller, 30, of Gallipolis, was sentenced to a total of 20 years of imprisonment for his actions on the morning of Sept. 24, 2012, that led to Ptl. James Bartels of the Gallipolis Police Department being shot and injured.Appearing in court o...

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‘Back-to-School Bash’ to bring in the new school year

POINT PLEASANT — Mason County families and students will gather to celebrate the start of the school year on Friday evening outside Point Pleasant Intermediate School.Sponsored and coordinated by the Mason County Family Resource Network’s Health and Wellness team, the county’s “Back-to-School Bash” will feature free games and prizes, free hot dogs and drinks, informational booths and music from 5-7 p.m.Greg Fowler, executive director of Maso...

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Chamber ‘Business of the Month’

The Point Pleasant Register has been named July’s business of the month by the Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce. Pictured are Chamber Board President Richard Walker, Chamber Executive Director Hilda Austin, Civitas Media Content Manager Michael Johnson, Register Reporter Beth Sergent, Civitas Media Manufacturing Director Greg Weatherbee, Register Customer Service Representative Melissa Fields, Chamber Board Members Elizabeth Jones and Terry Pyles.

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Mason Co. Emergency Operations Center upgrades complete

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Office of Emergency Services has finished a complete upgrade of the county Emergency Operations Center.The Mason County Emergency Operations Center is located within the Emergency Services complex at 911 Emergency Drive just outside Point Pleasant. The Emergency Operations Center, commonly known as the EOC, is the central command and control facility that has the responsibility for emergency preparedness, disaster management, life safety of t...

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