Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Sentencings wrap up September jail escape incident

Lacey Young, 30, Middleport, the woman who pled guilty to multiple charges in the Terry “Shag” Rothgeb case also pled guilty to two separate escape attempts from the Gallia County Jail while she was...

Final judgement in Rothgeb case handed down

Following the guilty plea and sentencing of the third person involved in the case surrounding the death of Terry “Shag” Rothgeb, 55, Gallipolis in February of 2017, Gallia County Prosecutor Jason Holdren and Gallia...

Three recently sentenced to community control in Common Pleas court

The following cases were recently resolved before Gallia County Common Pleas Judge Margaret Evans: Robert D. Peters, 27, Jackson pled guilty to breaking and entering, a felony of the fifth degree for breaking into an...

Recent felony arraignments include charges of drugs, theft, fraud and failure to appear

Cases recently arraigned in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas included drug charges, theft, fraud and failure to appear. Arraigned on indictments were: Bryan J. Cortner, 25, Dayton pled not guilty to one 4th degree...

Davies named Rio Grande Police Chief

Lt. Josh Davies was appointed chief of the Rio Grande Police Department on January 1, 2018. Davies began his career in 2009 with the RGPD, when he was hired part-time. Over the years, Davies...

Fewer traffic fatalities occur during Christmas and New Year’s

COLUMBUS – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting preliminary traffic fatality data from the 2017 Christmas and 2018 New Year reporting periods. During the 2017 Christmas reporting period, beginning December 22 and ending...

Deputy rescues youth from icy waters

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has issued a statement regarding a dangerous situation which occurred earlier today in the Village of Vinton involving some of our counties youth on the icy Raccoon Creek. According to...

Update: Man who failed to return to work release turns himself in

According to a statement released by Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin, Tony L. Watson, 46, who failed to return to the Gallia County Work Release Center after completing his work shift on December 27,...

Sheriff’s Office investigating Cheshire Township assault

An investigation is currently underway into an assault in Cheshire Township. According to a statement released by Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin, the GCSO received a call Wednesday morning reporting an assault at a...

For the Record: Gallipolis Municipal Court

Criminal and Traffic cases resolved in the Gallipolis Municipal Court December 2 through December 19 include: * Mugshots uploaded on cases resolved with jail or work release, if available. *  Does not include court fees * Common...

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GCSO seeking person of interest in criminal investigation

The GCSO posted a message to its Facebook page this evening seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Michael "Shannon" Henderson, a person of interest in a criminal investigation. See post below: Full message posted by the...

Rio Announces Gallia County Deans’ Honor and Merit Lists

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are proud to announce the students who have been recognized for the Fall 2017 Deans’ Honor and Merit Lists. The Deans’...

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GCSO seeking person of interest in criminal investigation

The GCSO posted a message to its Facebook page this evening seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Michael "Shannon" Henderson, a person of interest...