POMEROY — Proceedings in three murder cases, economic stimulus awards and several festivals and historical events dominated headlines in The Daily Sentinel as spring turned into summer.
A $300,000 expansion program at Carleton School for an addition to enhance the early childhood special education program was held.
Meigs Local School District’s five year financial forecast shows the district moving into a deficit in 2010, and a performance audit by the state auditor makes recommendations on reducing expenses.
Grand jury indicts two in the Winfield Hardiman murder case, and Charles S. Williams competency to stand trial in the Doris Jackson murder comes into question.
Racine moves forward on a new business development and dedicates a new boat ramp. And in all three school districts graduation ceremonies take center stage.
Car wreck near the intersection of Union Avenue and Route take takes the lives of three.
Shawn Arnott resigns his Pomeroy Village council seat.
Social Security stimulus checks arrive in the mail, and the county observes a Day of Prayer.
Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher was featured speaker at the Jefferson-Jackson Democratic dinner.
Pomeroy voters reject proposed income tax hike, postal workers collect food for the needy, as AMP-Ohio focuses on new environmental regulations.
James Lee Garnes enters a plea agreement in exchange for testimony against Charles S. Williams in the Doris Jackson murder case.
Hundreds turn out for a food giveaway at the Meigs Cooperative Parish.
Unemployment moves to a high of 14.5.
The Rhythm on the River concert series kicks off in Pomeroy’s amphitheater.
Peoples Bank pledges $25,000 to Meigs Local Enrichment Foundation.
AMP-Ohio receives another necessary permit for construction of a coal fired power plant.
A former Middleport man is convicted of murder in the death of Christopher Roush.
Meigs Local schools face money problems, makes staff reductions.
Home National Bank in Racine looks to breaking ground for new building.
June 18 the last of the Pomeroy Mason bridge comes down.
Carman Mitchell, former Eastern teacher, indicted on drug charges.
Meghan Haynes, Cutler student at Ohio University, goes on Honduras medical mission, and a farmers’ market comes to Pomeroy.
The newly-restored Chester Academy was dedicated.
Paula Rizer is charged with aggravated murder in the shooting death of her husband.
Faymon Roberts hired as Middleport village administrator.
Gold Wings and Ribs Festival provides a weekend of fun for everyone with variety of activities.
Meigs Commissioners approve demolition of blighted houses.
Library funding cut forces staff changes.
The attorney for the estate of Gerald Baker, who in 2007 committed suicide by driving off the ramp of the new bridge and landing in the Ohio River where he drowned, filed a wrongful death suit against the construction companies.
Meigs library branches reopen after having been closed due to budget cuts.
Charles Williams, charged in the Doris Jackson murder, declared competent to stand trial.
Bob Eastman, business and community leader, dies.
Big Bend Blues Bash gets underway.
Southern get nod for $7.4 million for addition to elementary school. Meigs Commissions conduct hearing on Gatling’s’ proposed mining expansion.
Sales tax collections “hit and miss,” unemployment goes to 15 percent.
Episcopal church provides new shoes for 130 children to alleviate strains on families.
Reenactors converge on Portland for staging the battle of Buffington Island, the only Civil War battle fought on Ohio soil.
Winning the title of Ohio’s champion harmonica player at Chester Shade Days was David Payne of Parkersburg.
Middleport’s sewer project moves into design stage.
AMP-Ohio awards contract for power plant equipment.
Pomeroy village council approved purchase of new water meters.
Pomeroy passes voluntary natural gas aggregation program which is geared to bring about lower gas rates for village residents who go into the program.
Stimulus funding sought to improve Pomeroy’s sewer system.
Meigs Local received more than $1 million in federal stimulus money designated for Title 1 or special education programs to include handicapped.
Meigs High School grad Evan Shaw wins Emmy for outstanding sports videography.
Racine gets S422,000 in grant money for waterline replacement project
All systems go for Meigs 911 to go live on Sept. 10.
$500,000 awarded for Tuppers-Plains expanded service area.
David Barner sentenced on charges of pandering obscenity to a minor and gross sexual imposition.
Pomeroy begins new search for administrator to replace John Anderson who resigned for health reasons.
Hundreds of students line up at the Mulberry Community Center to get free school supplies, a sign of hard economic times.
Pomeroy approves lease to rent part of Millennium building to Pomeroy Auto Parts.
Meigs fair royalty Sam Evans and Erin Patterson introduced, week brings recognition for project work, draws large crowds with variety of activities and entertainment.
Pomeroy firefighters give a fire safety lesson to residents of The Maples.
Daniel Buckley and Tina Drake, both now in college, receive top state awards for outstanding work in 4-H.