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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.


Blue Angels sending 2 to regionals

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — A tough day for the area, but not all was lost.Gallia Academy just missed the team cut by finishing fifth, but two girls still advanced to regionals Saturday afternoon during the 2014 Division II Southeast District cross country championships held at the University of Rio Grande in Gallia County.The Blue Angels ended the day with a tally of 135 points in the District 1 race, 24 spots behind fourth place Sheridan (111) – the final regional q...

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Meigs’ Swindell advances to D-2 regionals

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — By the skin of his teeth.Meigs junior Jacob Swindell earned the final individual spot for regionals next weekend after placing 16th in the Division II Southeast District boys cross country championships held at the University of Rio Grande in Gallia County.Swindell qualified for Saturday’s regional at Pickerington High School North with a mark of 17:50.74 in the District 2 race. Swindell, a first-time regional qualifier, was also the lone D...

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Eastern sending 9 to D-3 regionals

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — Big time results from the smaller schools.All nine members of the Eastern cross country program qualified for regionals, as did the Southern boys team Saturday morning at the 2014 Division III Southeast District cross country championships held at the University of Rio Grande in Gallia County.The Lady Eagles won their fourth consecutive district championship and senior Taylor Palmer captured her fourth straight individual district crown, a pair o...

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Southeastern sweeps Lady Raiders

LONDONDERRY, Ohio — The Lady Raiders finish their season at sectionals.The River Valley volleyball team dropped three straight games to host Southeastern, in the sectional final in Ross County.The Lady Panthers (13-10) earned the sweep winning the first game 25-17, the second game 25-19 and the third game 25-17. Southeastern also swept RVHS on September 15, in Bidwell (25-17, 25-23, 25-18).

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Ohio 7 crash claims life of local man

POMEROY — A three-car crash Monday afternoon claimed the life of an Albany man.The crash took place at the intersection of Ohio State Route 7 and Ohio State Route 143.According to Lt. Max Norris, commander of the Gallipolis Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, at approximately 3:31 p.m. the victim, Dakota E. Arms, 25, of Albany, Ohio, was traveling north on Ohio 7 in a 1998 Chevrolet S-10 truck. Traveling behind him was Kenny L. Barcus, 54, of Crown City, traveli...

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Viewing political corruption more broadly

Earlier this year, veteran political writer Thomas Edsall reported an eyebrow-raising fact about Americans’ views toward government.Polling by Gallup, he noted, found that the proportion of Americans who believed that corruption is “widespread” in government had risen from 59 percent in 2006 to 79 percent in 2013. “In other words,” Edsall wrote, “we were cynical already, but now we’re in overdrive.”

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By Jennifer Garrison For Ohio Valley Publishing

The U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa is yet another example of dysfunction at the national level.Our response to this international threat has been slow, disjointed and contradictory. The lack of preparation left health care workers in Texas less alert to the threat, less prepared and knowledgeable than those on the ground in Liberia or Sierra Leone.We can do better than this. We needed to aggressively and more forcefully assist areas where this epidemic beg...

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Hocking College working to address budget issues

NELSONVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A small college in southeast Ohio is trying address a budget deficit and a dwindling enrollment as it searches for a new president, officials said.Administrators at Hocking College in Nelsonville briefed employees on the college’s budget last week, The Columbus Dispatch reported. The school is running a deficit this year, searching for ways to fill a $4.7 million hole in its $23.4 million yearly budget.The board of trustees o...

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Virtual Costume Party provides Ohio Valley Press readers with chance to flaunt costumes, win cash

OHIO VALLEY — If you love Halloween, costumes and contests, then we have the competition for you.“CivitasMedia provides contests for our local readers and encourages our community to participate in good ol’ family fun activities,” Julia Schultz, business development manager.The Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Pomeroy Daily Sentinel and the Point Pleasant Register will be holding the Virtual Costume Party, courtesy of title spo...

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Meigs, Gallia juvenile courts seek special advocates

SYRACUSE — The development of the Court-Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem Program is currently under way, and volunteers are sought to be trained to serve as court-appointed special advocates.Court-appointed special advocates are needed in cases where children come to the attention of the juvenile court because of abuse or neglect, according to officials with the Meigs-Gallia CASA program.Thanks to a grant from the Ohio CASA Assocation with funding prov...

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Holzer marks Pastoral Care Week

GALLIPOLIS — Holzer recognizes this week (Oct. 19-25) as Pastoral Care Week, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.Organizations and institutions throughout the world will recognize the spiritual needs of those we serve and the spiritual care given through professional chaplaincy and pastoral counseling within our communities. Chaplains, pastoral care counselors, educators and care providers will share in this year’s theme, “Spiritual Well-Being.”...

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Lady Marauders top Crooksville in Sectional Final

ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — It had been over 10 years since the Meigs Volleyball team had won a sectional title when the 2013 club earned the crown last season. The 2014 Lady Marauders didn’t see any sense in waiting another decade and the second seeded Maroon and Gold claimed a 3-1 victory over seventh seeded Crooksville, Saturday in the sectional final at Larry R. Morrison Gymnasium.The Lady Marauders (15-8) survived seven ties in the opening game, the last of which came at 1...

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PVH Employee of the Month

POINT PLEASANT — Pleasant Valley Hospital’s Customer Service Employee of the Month for October is Kim Bailey, RN, who provides medical trauma care in the Emergency & Trauma Center.Bailey has been employed with Pleasant Valley Hospital since August 2002.Bailey and the experienced team of medical professionals at the PVH Emergency and Trauma Center are highly skilled and specially trained in advanced trauma care. Because of Kim’s vast medical experience, ...

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ODOT District 10 prepares for winter

MARIETTA — Last winter broke many records in the state, especially for the Ohio Department of Transportation: most road salt used (more than 1 million tons), most money invested ($119 million), and most snow plow miles driven (more than 14 million).This winter, ODOT is ready.During this week, ODOT District 10 will be conducting random 150-point inspections to fine-tune snow removal equipment in anticipation of the coming winter. The inspections are part of the depa...

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Wildlife Council passes change for commercial fishing net use

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Wildlife Council passed rule changes regarding commercial fishing nets and camping at specific wildlife areas, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

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Defenders headed to 6th straight Final Four

ELYRIA, Ohio — The next road trip will be a lot closer … and a lot more familiar too.The Ohio Valley Christian soccer team earned its sixth straight Final Four appearance Saturday afternoon by defeating host Elyria First Baptist Christian School by a 5-4 edge in penalty kicks during an Ohio Christian Schools Athletic Association regional championship matchup in Lorain County.The visiting Defenders (5-11-2) battled through 80 minutes of regulation and a pair o...

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Johnny Nick Johnson

GALLIPOLIS — Johnny Nick Johnson, 69, of Gallipolis, passed away Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at his residence.Born Dec. 10, 1944, in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late Grover Grant Johnson and Freda Frances Johnson, and his stepmother Vina Johnson.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Jackie C. Leach; sister Patricia Ann “Patty” Hembre; brother Jackie Lee Johnson; and stepbrothers and stepsisters Judy George, David Putne...

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