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Stolen SUV recovered from Ohio River

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POINT PLEASANT — The SUV which was spotted floating in the Ohio River early Tuesday morning was recovered Thursday afternoon.Turns out the recovered SUV has been confirmed as being the stolen 2008 GMC Arcadia stolen Tuesday morning from a residence on South Park Dr., according to Point Pleasant Police Chief Joe Veith.Veith said his department has four suspects in the case of the stolen vehicle, two juveniles and two adults. Charges should be filed in the next couple of days as investigators wrap up this case. Veith said since the investigation began, it appears the Arcadia was deliberately placed in the water north or Riverfront Park, near the area behind the central office of Mason County Schools. The vehicle then drifted to its resting place.

 

River Valley stings Lady Hornets, 7-4

COAL GROVE, Ohio — The River Valley softball team picked up its second consecutive win — both in league and overall — Wednesday night following a 7-4 decision over host Coal Grove in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.The Lady Raiders (4-6, 2-1 OVC) never trailed in the contest as the guests stormed out to a 3-1 lead after one inning and never looked back. The Lady Hornets (1-4 OVC) answered with a run in the fourth to pull to within 3-2, but ult...

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Tigers claw past Point Pleasant, 13-7

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Too many extra chances.The Point Pleasant baseball team committed seven errors and were outhit by a 13-9 overall margin Wednesday night following a 13-7 setback to visiting Chapmanville in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.The host Big Blacks (9-5) jumped out to an early 2-1 lead through two complete, but the Tigers (12-2) responded with 10 consecutive runs over the next three innings to secure a 11-2 edge through four and a half fram...

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Tornadoes storm past Meigs, 9-4

RACINE, Ohio — An excellent start leads SHS past the visiting Marauders.The Southern baseball team outscored Meigs 6-0 over the first four innings of the Tornadoes’ 9-4 non-conference victory, Wednesday night at Star Mill Park.The Tornadoes (4-4) marked two runs in the first inning and three in the third to jump out to the early advantage. Southern added another run in the fourth and Meigs (6-2) broke through for the first time in the top of the fifth. The Pu...

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Sponsorship woes put Swan Racing future in doubt

Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation.Swan Racing owner Brandon Davis, the CEO of independent oil and gas company Swan Energy, bought the organization in late 2012. Cole Whitt drives the No. 26 Toyota Camry and Parker Kligerman drives the No. 30 Toyota Camry for Swan in the Sprint Cup series.“The team has been unable to secure the kind of sponsorship required to effec...

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Raiders fall at Coal Grove, 2-0

COAL GROVE, Ohio — The River Valley baseball team produced just one hit Wednesday night during a 2-0 loss to host Coal Grove in an Ohio Valley Conference matchup in Lawrence County.The visiting Raiders got a single from Jordan Gilliland in the top of the fourth, which served as one of only two baserunners that RVHS had in the setback.The Hornets produced just three hits in the triumph, but the hosts also benefited from three River Valley errors in the wire-to-wire ...

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White Falcons soar past South Gallia, 13-5

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — A nine-run fourth inning provided all of the offense that the Wahama baseball team needed Wednesday night following a 13-5 victory over host South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup in Gallia County.The visiting White Falcons (5-4, 4-1 TVC Hocking) picked up their fifth win in the last seven outings and also remained just one game behind both Trimble and Waterford in the overall league standings. The Rebels (1-5, 0-5) dropped their ...

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Blue Devils sweep Warren, 2-0

WATERFORD, Ohio — Not even a change in scenery could derail the Blue Devils.The Gallia Academy baseball team claimed a season sweep of host Warren Wednesday night following a 2-0 victory in a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League matchup held at the baseball diamond on the campus of Waterford High School in Washington County.The host Warriors had to move the game to Waterford due to their field not being playable, the same reason that led Warren to switch its earlier c...

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Gallia Academy sweeps titles at Gallia County Meet

MERCERVILLE, Ohio — A power in numbers.The biggest school in the county came away with the biggest point totals Tuesday night as Gallia Academy captured both the boys and girls titles at the 2014 Gallia County Track and Field meet held on the campus of South Gallia High School in Gallia County.Both the Blue Devils and Blue Angels came away with top honors over SGHS, River Valley and Ohio Valley Christian, as the Blue and White won their respective divisions by at l...

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Search for SUV resumes Thursday with Ohio BCI

POINT PLEASANT — The search for an SUV spotted floating in the Ohio River on Tuesday will resume Thursday morning with help from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI).Point Pleasant Fire Chief Jeremy Bryant said divers with BCI will be on hand, along with the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, Point Pleasant Fire Department and Point Pleasant Police Department (PPPD), Thursday, to search for the vehicle in the Ohio River just north of River...

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Home confinement issues ‘wanted’ men

MASON COUNTY — The Mason County Home Confinement Office reports two people under its supervision have recently gone AWOL.Officers are currently looking for Robert Ramsey, 50, of Gallipolis Ferry, and James Ferguson, 26, also of Gallipolis Ferry. Their whereabouts are currently unknown.According to law enforcement, Ramsey was sentenced to home confinement for an incident involving a robbery. Officers say they have been unable to locate Ramsey since March 11....

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The ‘Foundation’ effect

The Gordon and Mildred Jackson Foundation Fund invests in organizations and ideas that benefit the community. This week, the foundation, represented by Mario Liberatore, pictured at right, presented the Mason County Library with a check for $2,600 to purchase 50 folding chairs and a display case. Pictured accepting the check is Pam Thompson, director of the Mason County Library System. Also pictured, the display case with many books, including “The Butterfly Effect,” a tale of how...

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Point tennis nets 5-2 win over Lady Irish

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A first for the home team.The Point Pleasant girls tennis team captured its first-ever team win at the new courts Tuesday night following a 5-2 decision over visiting Huntington St. Joseph in a non-conference matchup in Mason County.The Lady Knights (2-7) posted winning records in both singles and doubles play en route to earning their second triumph in three matches. PPHS started the season with an 0-6 record before Saturday’s 6-1 roa...

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Point Pleasant tops Eagles, 11-1

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — A long way to travel for a quick result.The Point Pleasant baseball team defeated Empire State guest East Chester by a count of 11-1 in five innings, Tuesday night in Mason County.The visiting Eagles scored a run in the top first but Point Pleasant rallied back with two runs in the bottom of the first and one in the third. After a scoreless third frame the Big Blacks tallied six runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to seal the 11-1 mercy ...

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Myrta Grace Callihan

STOLLINGS, W.Va. — Myrta Grace Callihan, 97, of Stollings, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Genesis Logan Center. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014, at Vinton Memorial Park. McCoy Moore is honored to serve the Callihan family.

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Man sentenced following abuse of patient

GALLIPOLIS — A former caretaker was sentenced Monday in Gallia County Common Pleas Court after he reportedly abused or neglected a disabled person.After pleading guilty to a fourth-degree felony charge of patient abuse, William Crane, 35, of Middleport, was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge D. Dean Evans to two years of community control.Following Monday’s hearing, Assistant Gallia County prosecuting attorneys Eric Mulford and Britt Wiseman said the case would ...

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Brewster charged with theft following homicide

GALLIPOLIS — A local man wanted for questioning following a reported homicide last week in Gallia County will appear today in the Gallipolis Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing.David Dwayne Brewster, 43, of Patriot, made his initial appearance Friday via video before Judge Margaret Evans to answer a charge of theft after he allegedly, on or about April 8, stole a truck belonging to Daniel Lee Day.Day, 29, was reportedly found dead in his Clay Township home Ap...

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Weather hinders search for reported SUV in Ohio River

POINT PLEASANT — A towboat operator claims to have seen a strange sight Tuesday morning - an SUV floating in the Ohio River.This sighting touched off a major emergency response to the riverbank around 7:30 a.m. just north of Riverfront Park in Point Pleasant, just above the railroad bridge. The Point Pleasant Fire Department was out in full force with assistance from the Gallia County Sheriff’s Department, a dive team from the Cottageville Fire Department, the U.S. Coas...

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