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Memorial Day events scheduled in the Bend Area
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BEND AREA — Members of the Stewart-Johnson V.F.W. Post 9926 of Mason and Smith-Capehart American Legion Post 140 of New Haven will hold a ceremony on Memorial Day to remember their fallen comrades who died while serving. The solemn services are set for Monday at various monuments located in the Bend Area. The remembrance will […] The post...
Feel bad?
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Many people are so discouraged by one experience after another. Others are hurting with disconcerting and constant physical pain. Such people obviously feel bad. The perspective of the Bible informs us that suffering, in its various expressions, is the consequential experience of having to live in this sinful “present world system,” which is...
Municipal pool opens Saturday
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NEW HAVEN — It’s the day long awaited each year by area children, as the lone municipal swimming pool in Mason County holds opening day. The New Haven Municipal Swimming Pool will open at noon on Saturday, with free admission for the entire season. A committee of volunteers works year round raising funds and seeking […] The post Municipal...
Mason County Chamber of Commerce holds luncheon
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POINT PLEASANT — A project is underway to honor Mason County veterans with a memorial adjacent to the Bridge of Honor, also known as the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge. The memorial would be located on the West Virginia side of the structure and recognize those who have honorably served in one of the six branches of the […] The post Mason County Chamber...
Seniors receive food assistance
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MASON COUNTY — Over 75 boxes of food were distributed to senior citizens across Mason County last week through a new program by the Department of Agriculture and the Facing Hunger Foodbank. The food was distributed at the Mason County libraries in Point Pleasant, Mason, and New Haven to qualifying seniors who had previously filled […] The post...
2 win state essay contest
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Two Wahama High School eighth graders placed in the County Commission Association of West Virginia essay contest recently, including Maverick Painter, who won first place in the state. He was awarded a $500 prize. Mary Brinker won third place in the state, and was awarded $200. According to Mason County Commissioner Rick Handley, Painter’s state...
Outdoor Youth Expo returns
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POINT PLEASANT — Two days, 50 bicycles, snakes, and hundreds of kids. Put them all together and you have the Mason County Outdoor Youth Expo, held last week at the county board of education complex. Fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students from Ashton, Leon, Roosevelt, Beale, New Haven elementary schools, and Point Pleasant Intermediate were […]...
Locals land 18 on TVC Hocking teams
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The Ohio Valley Publishing area landed 18 total selections on the All-Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division baseball and softball teams for the 2022 season, as voted on by the coaches within the division. Eastern led the local teams with a total of nine honorees, five of which come from the softball team. The Lady Eagles were […] The post Locals...
Mason Council discusses auction, community service
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MASON — Street sweeping, an upcoming auction, and a community service opportunity were all discussed when members of the Mason Town Council held their most recent meeting. Present were Mayor Kristopher Clark, Recorder Mindy Kearns, and council members Sarah Stover, Jill Nelson, Steve Ohlinger, and Bob Reed. Absent was Barry Taylor. Clark reported...
Commissioners make donation to river museum
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Members of the Mason County Commission recently presented a $10,000 donation to the future home of the Point Pleasant River Museum and Lakin Ray Cook Learning Center. The museum is presently under construction at 320 Main Street in Point Pleasant. Pictured, from left, are Commissioners Rick Handley and Sam Nibert; Dennis Brumfield, CPA and...
Locals land 16 on TVC Ohio squads
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The Ohio Valley Publishing area landed 16 total selections on the All-Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division baseball and softball teams for the 2022 campaign, as voted on by the coaches within the division. Meigs led the local programs with nine total honorees, six of which came from the baseball team after the Marauders won the league […] The post...
123 new COVID cases reported… Latest stats for Meigs, Gallia, Mason
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Editor’s note: Due to recent changes in the frequency of data reported by the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Valley Publishing’s COVID Update will now only appear once a week, in Saturday editions. OHIO VALLEY — Since the publication of last week’s update, there were 123 new COVID-19 cases reported in the Ohio Valley Publishing […] The...
Candlelight vigil to be held for missing woman
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POINT PLEASANT — A candlelight vigil for Grace Allison Smith, who has been missing since Feb. 23, will be held Thursday, 8 p.m., on the steps of the Mason County Courthouse in Point Pleasant. It has been three months since family members have seen or spoken to Smith, according to her cousin, Hannah Taylor, who […] The post Candlelight vigil to...
Christ defangs the bite of prejudice
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The major biting shortcoming of co-existence among the people of varying ethnic, racial, social, and religious characteristics has to do with prejudice. One’s prejudicial attitudes toward others account for multitudinous hurts and inequities. Prejudice that is manifested on any basis indicates overt arrogance. This leads to a self-perspective...
Moose Lodge benefits graduates
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POINT PLEASANT — Seniors at all three county high schools will be sharing in $2,100 worth of scholarships, compliments of the Point Pleasant Moose Lodge #731. The lodge held its monthly Monday night Charity Bingo in May, and raised the total for scholarships at Point Pleasant, Wahama, and Hannan high schools. According to lodge member […] The...
Summer feeding program available for children
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MASON COUNTY — The Mason County Board of Education Office of Child Nutrition announces their sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Christina Nelson is the new director of child nutrition with the Mason County Board of Education, and said the program will include breakfast and lunch, and is open to all children […] The...
Prevention Coalition discusses projects
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POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Family Resource Network (FRN) and Prevention Coalition met Tuesday afternoon to discuss recent and upcoming projects. Present during the meeting were Ronie Wheeler, Greg Fowler, John Macher, Josh Murphy, Debbie Hon, Chelsea Hackney, Jeff Noblin, Michaela Walmsley and Richard Sargent. Updates about SADD groups at...
Wahama Prom royalty crowned
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Wahama High School students and their invited guests celebrated the Junior-Senior Prom on Saturday evening at the Mason County Board of Education office in Point Pleasant. The theme of the event was “Once Upon a Time.” Prom royalty crowned included, from left, Junior Princess Amber Wolfe, Queen Lauren Noble, King Zachary Fields, and Senior...
Outdoor Youth Expo to return
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POINT PLEASANT — The popular Outdoor Youth Expo is making a return this year for students and their parents after a two-year hiatus. The event is set for Thursday and Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Mason County Board of Education office (the former Moose Lodge) in Point Pleasant. It is attended by […] The post Outdoor Youth Expo to...
Wahama wins sectional title
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MASON, W.Va. — From the brink of elimination, these Falcons soared. The Wahama baseball team completed a 2-game comeback against the Ravenswood Red Devils Monday evening, besting the Red and Black 3-0 for the Region IV Section 2 title. This is the White Falcons’ (23-5) third consecutive section championship. The Red Devils won the first […]...
Golf scramble fundraiser set for June
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MASON — After many years of holding catfish tournaments, members of Bend Area C.A.R.E. will switch up fundraising efforts this year with a golf scramble. The Bend Area C.A.R.E. Kids for Christmas Golf Scramble will be held June 4 at Riverside Golf Course in Mason, according to organizers Jeremy and Brandy Hudnall. The shotgun start […] The post...
‘Traveling Wall’ to be in Gallipolis
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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — The West Virginia Vietnam Veterans Traveling Wall will be at The Quality Inn in Gallipolis on Friday and Saturday. The display is part of the 2022 Marine Corps League Department of West Virginia Convention. It will be open to the public during the convention. The convention is hosted by the Mason-Gallia-Meigs (MGM) […] The...
Area high schools recognized for seat belt usage
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HUNTINGTON — Area high schools participated in the 2022 Annual Battle of the Belts seat belt education program. Two Mason County schools placed in the top three for seat belt usage. The following high schools participated throughout our service region: Hannan High School in Mason County, Point Pleasant High School in Mason County, Hurricane High...
Countywide clean-up day set for Saturday
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MASON COUNTY — Three entities are joining forces to help residents clear their homes and properties of unwanted items, just in time for the summer season. The Mason County Solid Waste Authority is partnering with the Mason County Commission and City of Point Pleasant to hold a countywide clean-up day on Saturday. The event is […] The post...
City Council discusses summer projects, events
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POINT PLEASANT — The city of Point Pleasant held their regular city council meeting last week at city hall. Present during the meeting were Mayor Brian Billings, City Clerk Amber Tatterson, council members Gabe Roush, Robert McMillan, Corrie Fetty, Cody Greathouse, LeighAnn Shepard, Judy Holland, Diana Hall and Dylan Handley. Absent were Paul...
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