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Grant helps emergency services prepare for worst

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POINT PLEASANT — Sometimes an important project just needs a little extra help to be completed.This is where the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation, specifically its funds from the Gordon C. and Mildred R. Jackson Foundation, come into play, according to Mario Liberatore.Liberatore, representing both the Jackson Foundation and Community Foundation, recently presented Mason County Emergency Services with a grant check for $5,000.According to R.C. Faulk, deputy director of Mason County 911 and the office of emergency services, the grant money helped purchase digital console tables for an upgrade of its emergency operations center located within the 911 center which also doubles as a classroom for training.


Bulldogs blast GAHS, 52-0

THE PLAINS, Ohio — Sometimes you wind up on the wrong end of a great performance or two.The Gallia Academy football team dropped a a 52-0 non-conference game to host Athens Friday night, a game in which Bulldogs quarterback Joe Burrow was 12-of-12 passing for 289 yards and four scores and AHS runningback Trae Williams ran nine times for 143 yards and three touchdowns.Athens scored three times in the opening quarter, first on a 12 yard run by Trae Williams at the 6:...

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Hornets sting Meigs, 46-13

ROCKSPRINGS — Coal Grove exploded for 34 second half points to erase a 13-12 halftime deficit and the Hornets went on to defeat Meigs 46-13 in the season opener for both teams. The loss could have been even more costly for the Maroon and Gold as they lost the services of outstanding sophomore quarterback Cody Bartrum with apparent internal injuries in the first half. Cody was taken from the field at the start of the third period by Meigs County EMS and was having test run on him at O...

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Red Devils rally past Wahama, 27-6

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. — A very hot and humid evening got even worse as a veteran Ravenswood Red Devil eleven scored the final 27 points of the contest to hand visiting Wahama a 27-6 gridiron setback Friday evening in the season opener for both teams. Ravenswood, with 10 seniors adorning the starting lineup, bounced back from an early 6-0 deficit with one score in every quarter in securing the three touchdown triumph.

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Southern stymies Titans, 27-0

RACINE, Ohio — If they don’t score, you can’t lose.The Southern football team pitched a shutout Friday night and the Tornadoes claimed a 27-point victory over non-conference guest Notre Dame, at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Football Field.Neither team managed to gain an advantage in the first 20 minutes of play but Southern senior fullback Ryan Billingsley broke a 13-yard touchdown run with 3:49 remaining in the first half. Billingsley added the point after...

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County lowers employee PEIA contributions

POINT PLEASANT — After the Mason County Commission announced it was looking at an unexpected budget surplus which allowed it to reinstate funding to outside agencies that were cut earlier this year, county employees will also see at least a little more money in their paycheck.At this week’s meeting of the Mason County Commission, Commissioners Rick Handley and Tracy Doolittle voted to lower employee contributions to PEIA (health insurance). Commissioner Miles Epling was...

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River Museum to remember lifetime member, supporter

POINT PLEASANT — On Sunday, the Point Pleasant River Museum will celebrate the birthday of a lifetime supporter and member of the museum — the late Roger Lee, who passed away last year.The museum will have free admission Aug. 31 and will serve birthday cake to remember Lee and celebrate his birthday.Lee passed away in March 2013 at age 80, and was a lifelong financial supporter and member of the museum, as well as a lifelong friend of the River Museum’s...

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Miller wins quad match at MCGC

POMEROY, Ohio — The Miller golf team took an eight-stroke victory over the field Thursday night, during a quad match at Meigs County Golf Course.The Falcons fired a 171 in the play-six, count-four format, while Trimble was second at 179. Meigs took third with a 200 and Eastern was fourth with a 216.Miller was led by match medalist Chris Gamble with a three-over par 37. Austin Doughty marked a 39, Shawn Hayes posted a 45 and Tylor Newman rounded out the Miller team ...

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Lady Bulldogs bite River Valley

BIDWELL, Ohio — So much for gracious guests.The River Valley volleyball team was swept by Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division guest Athens, in three games Thursday night in Gallia County.The Lady Bulldogs (1-0, 1-0 TVC Ohio) took a 25-9 victory in the first game, while taking a narrow 25-21 win in the second game. AHS rolled to a 25-6 win in the third game and opened its season in style.The Lady Raiders (3-3, 1-1) were led by Alex Truance and Rachael Smi...

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Lady Buckeyes hand Meigs first loss

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — All good things must come to an end.The Meigs volleyball team’s four match winning steak was snapped Thursday night as the Maroon and Gold dropped a Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match to guest Nelsonville-York in four games.The Lady Marauders (4-1, 1-1 TVC Ohio) took a 25-22 win in the opening game, but the Lady Buckeyes rallied back to take the second game 25-23. NYHS stormed to a 25-11 win in the third game, while marking a 25-18 ...

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Maruaders win 3rd TVC Ohio match at Cliffside

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The two-time reigning champs just moved back into a familiar position.The Meigs golf team moved back into a tie for first place in the league standings after claiming an 11-shot victory over the field during the third Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division match held Thursday night at Cliffside Golf Course in the Old French City.The Marauders posted a winning tally of 187 on the back nine, which ended up being more than enough to knock off runner-up...

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Lady Tornadoes topple South Gallia

RACINE, Ohio — The Lady Tornadoes certainly opened the season the right way.The Southern volleyball team began its 2014 campaign in fashion Thursday night, defeating Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest South Gallia in just three games.The Lady Tornadoes (1-0, 1-0 TVC Hocking) rolled to a 25-14 win in the first game and a 25-12 win in the second, while closing the door with a 25-17 triumph in the third game.Ali Deem led SHS service attack with 11...

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Generals top Point in golf dual

TEAYS VALLEY, W.Va. — Point Pleasant senior Kelsey Allbright won medalist honors, but even that wasn’t enough for the Point Pleasant golf team Thursday night as host Winfield claimed an eight stroke victory in a non-conference dual match at Sleepy Hollow Golf Club.The Generals received four sub-50 rounds and eventually posted a winning tally of 184, which was slightly better than the 192 posted by the visiting Black Knights. PPHS had only three golfers finish with sub-5...

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Deadly car fire investigation continues

GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing its investigation into the death of two men who were found inside a burned car earlier this year in Racoon Township, Gallia County.Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning announced earlier this week that the investigation into the death of Terrell A. Hurt, 21, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Tyler D. Pearson, 20, of Gallipolis, is still ongoing and investigators are seeking the public’s help in this case.

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Police matters discussed in New Haven

NEW HAVEN — Several police matters were discussed when the Town of New Haven council held its most recent meeting.Police Chief David Hardwick asked permission from the council to have additional “Neighborhood Crime Watch” signs erected in various areas around town. The council agreed and will check to see if there are any signs stored at the wastewater plant prior to ordering new ones.Councilman Kenneth Vickers asked the police chief if officers still h...

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Meigs County, SGHS open season at home

Notre Dame Titans at Southern TornadoesLast Meeting: September 2, 2006, Southern won 24-6 in Portsmouth.Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 2 straightFive things to note:1. This is matchup between two 2013 playoff teams as Southern was the fifth seed in Region 25 and Notre Dame took the seven seed in Region 26. Both teams were eliminated in Week 1 of postseason play as Southern fell to Steubenvil...

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U.S. 35 discussed at commission meeting

POINT PLEASANT — This week’s news about an attempt by the West Virginia Division of Highway to bid out the first contract this fall in terms of completing U.S. 35 was discussed at Thursday’s regular meeting of the Mason County Commission.The meeting began with Commissioner Rick Handley commending all the first responders who were on the scene of this week’s accident on U.S. 35 involving two semi-trucks and a school bus. Also at the meeting was Del. Jim Butle...

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URG volleyball blasts WVU Tech

MONTGOMERY, W.Va. — The University of Rio Grande jumped to an early lead and never looked back, rolling to a 3-0 win over West Virginia University-Tech in non-conference volleyball action, Wednesday night, at the Baisi Athletic Center.The RedStorm earned the victory by scores of 25-12, 25-13, 25-19 and evened their overall record at 3-3, while the Golden Bears slipped to 0-6. All six of Tech’s losses have been in straight sets.Rio Grande finished the match wi...

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