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3 Meigs Local players headed to bowl game

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POMEROY — Three of Meigs Local High School’s own will be heading to Tampa, Fla., in January to compete in the Blue-Grey All American Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The gridiron trio will compete there at 8 p.m. Jan. 10, 2015.Eight Meigs Local players competed in total, some at both the Blue-Grey and All American Combines. In the end, 90 total were chosen from around the country from 6,750 players, with three of those 90 coming from Meigs Local: Brad Harless, Michael Davis and Daylen Neece.


Don’t let loneliness burn up your family

An unfortunate reality happening in these times is that families are marked with turmoil and disunity.A prime contributing factor comes from causing or allowing loneliness to fester.Loneliness is contrary to God’s plan, for “God sets the solitary in families.” This Bible-based truth teaches that God has set the people of the family unit as the basis for societal strength rather than lonely isolationism.

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Lady Marauders headed to district finals

The Meigs volleyball team earned the program’s first district semifinal victory in over two decades Thursday night with a four-game victory over Northwest at Waverly High School in Pike County. The second-seeded Lady Marauders (16-8) claimed a 25-14, 25-20, 19-25, 25-18 win and advanced to Saturday’s district final round at WHS, where they will face top-seeded Wheelersburg for a spot in the Division III regional tournament. The Meigs-Wheelersburg contest will be the third of three...

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Notre Dame knocks off Lady Tornadoes

JACKSON, Ohio — The Lady Tornadoes tourney run comes to a close.The fourth seeded Southern volleyball team dropped three straight games to top seeded Notre Dame, Thursday night in the district semifinal in the Apple City.The Lady Titans (21-3) battled through 11 ties and seven lead changes to claim the first game by a narrow 25-20 margin. Southern (15-6) led 11-8 in the second game, but Notre Dame rallied back to take a 25-16 victory and move ahead 2-0 in the match...

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Point Pleasant hosts Tigers in regular season finale

Shady Spring Tigers (2-5) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (8-0)Last Week: Point Pleasant defeated Ravenswood 37-20 in Ravenswood; Shady Spring lost to Wyoming East 36-20 in Wyoming East.Last meeting between the teams: October 25, 2013: Point Pleasant won 49-8 at SSHS.Current head-to-head streak: Point Pleasant has won 2 straightSSHS offense last week: 153 rushing yards, 126 passing yards....

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Meigs County Commissioners urges Food, Agricultural, Evironmental Science students to apply for OSU full-ride scholarship

POMEROY — Thanks to a $7 million gift from Delma Roush, former owner and operator of the Holiday Inn in Gallipolis for 18 years, the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will now have the Delma L. Roush Scholarship Fund, according to a press release read by Commissioner Tim Ihle at Thursday’s meeting.Ihle said a recent event at Bob Evans Farm honoring Roush’s contribution revealed that the scholarship will allow fo...

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Marauders, Tornadoes host Week 9 contests

Gallia Academy Blue Devils (4-4, 2-0) at Logan Chieftains (3-5, 1-1)Last Week: Gallia Academy defeated Warren, 20-6 in Vincent; Logan lost to Zanesville 24-14 in Logan.Last meeting between the teams: October 25, 2013 Logan won 35-21 in Gallipolis.Current head-to-head streak: Logan has won 1 straight.GAHS offense last week: 87 rushing yards, 90 passing yards.LHS offense last week:...

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2014 Girls State Basketball Champions receive proclamation from Ohio representatives

REEDSVILLE — At Wednesday night’s Eastern High School Board meeting, Ohio House of Representatives member Debbie Phillips and Ohio Sen. Lou Gentile awarded a proclamation to the 2014 girls state vasketball champions. Both government members also took their time to pose for a photo with members of the team.The board also swore in Brandon Buckley as a new member of the Eastern Local Board of Education, approved the minutes from Sept. 24, the financial reports for the mont...

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Mason Harvest Festival is Saturday

MASON — Plans have been finalized for Saturday’s Town of Mason Harvest Festival, which will include a car and bike show, as well as a children’s pageant.All activities will take place at the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W./Lottie Jenks Memorial Park, located along the river.Festival activities begin at noon, when children will be able to enjoy inflatables, including a bungee jump and bounce house. At 1 p.m., kids’ games will begin and will feature “e...

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Guest speaker from Columbus highlights recent Meigs County Retired Teachers meeting

POMEROY — The Meigs County Retired Teachers Association met recently at the Wild Horse Cafe. Gay Perrin, president, welcomed the group and all said the Pledge of Allegiance. Linda Lear read “Twinkies and Root Beer” and “Are You a Pumpkin?” for devotion, and had prayer before the meal.The secretary and treasurer gave their reports, and the president read a thank you card from the cooperative parish for the school supplies the group furnished. Donna Sayr...

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Internationally chamber choir to perform free concert

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Fresh off opening for Jay Leno last week, the Marshall University Chamber Choir will be offering a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, in Smith Recital Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.Directed by College of Arts and Media Associate Dean Dr. David Castleberry, the performance will include music by Brahms, Vaughan Williams and Victoria, as well as a variety of folk and contemporary selections.Castleberry said the members of this year...

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Rios: Economy and education are critical

LIMA — If Anita Rios were forced to say what issue in this election matters to her the most, she would say the economy.Even though Gov. John Kasich brought in a quarter of a million jobs, there is a segment of the population not being touched by the recovery, Rios said.Rios is running for Ohio governor with the Green Party. A Toledo native, Rios has worked a variety of jobs and been involved in the Green Party for a long time. She was the lead plaintiff in the Rios...

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A Hunger For More

We definitely live in a different age than the one in which I grew up.I won’t say that things are worse, because attaching that sort of interpretation might infer to some that our God has lost control of things and is somehow not as sovereign as He once was (a ridiculous notion). Of course, I won’t say that things are better either … but times of difficulty and even suffering have a way, by virtue of their fiery trials, of bringing out the pure metal of spiritual ...

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Search the Scriptures

The resurrection from the dead is a great central theme of the Christian faith. It inspires the Christian saint, giving him hope in all things, and points him in a fixed spiritual direction as a true compass.It is the resurrection which proclaims Christ to be the Son of God eternal, and it is the resurrection which gives such import to the task of following after Christ.

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Weather Warriors

POMEROY — The Meigs County Garage, part of the Ohio Department Transportation, is preparing for the wintry months ahead, John Burdette, transportation administer for Meigs County, said. In particular, Burdette said he wanted to be prepared in case this winter was as bad as the last.“It was the worst snow since I’ve been here for 24 years,” he said.

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W.Va. high school football ratings

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The Secondary School Activities Commission’s high school football computer ratings. The top 16 teams in each class qualify for the playoffs in November:TeamRecPtsPvs

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Health department: Meigs County at low risk for Ebola

POMEROY — Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood convened a meeting of local first responders on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 at the Meigs County Emergency Operations Center meeting room. Attending were representatives of the Meigs Sheriff’s Office, The Meigs EMA, EMS, Job and Family Services, Commissioners office and the Meigs County Health Department.Sheriff Wood asked, “How prepared is Meigs County and what steps should responders take when faced with a response to an infect...

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Wahama sweeps Lady Defenders

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — In the end, it came down to the final 10 points.The Wahama volleyball team broke away from a seven-all tie with an 8-2 surge in Game 5, which ultimately allowed the guests to claim a hard-fought 20-25, 25-20, 25-23, 17-25, 15-9 victory over Ohio Valley Christian in a non-conference matchup Tuesday night in Gallia County.The Lady Falcons (6-14) spoiled Senior Night festivities for the host Lady Defenders (15-7) while also claiming a season sweep i...

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