Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Last suspect in Rothgeb death investigation taken into custody

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin announced that the last suspect in the death investigation of Terry “Shag” Rothgeb was taken into custody Thursday evening in Columbus, Ohio. “I am pleased to announce...

Charges pending in connection with B&E of Bidwell Bait and Tackle

Charges are pending against Joshua Moore, 27, in connection with a breaking and entering that occurred at Bidwell Bait and Tackle sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. According to Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning,...

Two arrested on robbery charges following pursuit

BIDWELL - Two Vinton residents were arrested Tuesday evening after allegedly robbing a Bidwell resident in the Korner Store parking lot on Ohio 160 and then leading a deputy with the Gallia County Sheriff’s...

Pill Mill owner sentenced to 262 months in prison

(CINCINNATI) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and U.S. Attorney Carter M. Stewart today announced that the former owner of a Chillicothe pain clinic will spend nearly 22 years in prison for his role...

Three sentenced to prison after violating community control

Three men were recently sentenced to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas after violating their community control. Matthew Gard, 36, who previously pleaded guilty to breaking...

Gallia County Jury finds Hawkins guilty of aggravated murder

GALLIPOLIS – Following a weeklong trial, a Gallia County Jury found Lee Hawkins, 48, Bidwell, guilty of the aggravated murder of 67-year-old Betsy Ball. The jury also found Hawkins guilty of tampering with evidence...

Federal Grand Jury Charges 18 in Dayton-Portsmouth Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

CINCINNATI—A federal grand jury has charged nine people from Portsmouth, Ohio, and eight people from the Dayton, Ohio area with engaging in a two-year conspiracy to deliver heroin from Dayton to Portsmouth, where they...

Meth manufacturing tops recent indictments

Ronald Shaefer, 33, Green Road, Crown City, was indicted by the Gallia County Grand Jury on charges of illegal manufacture of methamphetamine and illegal assembly or possession of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs. According...

Gallia County Sheriff seeking whereabouts of Oxyer

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - A man is being sought by the Gallia County Sheriff's Office on various charges. Sheriff Matt Champlin has issued a request for information from the citizens of Gallia County regarding a wanted...

Unwanted Prescription Drug Take Back Day Slated for April 30

GALLIPOLIS – On April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gallia County Sheriff Joe Browning and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to...

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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’...

Pearl Yvonne Nibert, 80

Pearl Yvonne Nibert, age 80 of Seneca, South Carolina, died January 18, 2018 in Anderson, South Carolina. Born May 10, 1937 in Nitro, West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late Emmett and...

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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...