Saturday, February 24, 2018

GCSO searching for Work Release Center Walk Away

The Gallia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a Work Release Center inmate who walked away from the facility at approximate 8:05 p.m. Thursday evening. Jason Hall, 47 was wearing a orange jail uniform....

Patrol Participating in Multi-State Human Trafficking Initiative

COLUMBUS - The Ohio State Highway Patrol is collaborating with the Indiana State Police, Michigan State Police, Illinois State Police and Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking. The initiative began on...

Noble County Grand Jury Indicts Man in 26-Year-Old Murder Case

(CALDWELL, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced on Tuesday that a Washington County man has been charged with killing a woman nearly 26 years ago. A Noble County Grand Jury indicted Randy Slider, 48,...

Aggressive enforcement, accountability and opportunity

Gallia County Criminal Justice system releases 2017 statistics and information It’s no secret drug addiction is a major problem in Gallia County and that problem often lands on the doorstep of the Criminal Justice system....

Gallia County Armed Robbery Suspect Captured

Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin has released a statement regarding an armed robbery which occurred in the Patriot, Ohio area on Friday, January 19, 2018. Sheriff Champlin states, “The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office received a...
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Making a Bomb Threat is a Crime with Severe Consequences

Video from the Center for P-20 Safety & Security highlights the dangers and consequences of illegal bomb threats COLUMBUS —Since the beginning of the year, bomb threats have been reported at multiple schools across the...

Gallia resident receives $2,500 Farm Bureau reward

A Gallia resident was the recipient of a Gallia Farm Bureau $2,500 reward for assisting in the conviction of George Pendleton IV, 34, Bidwell, who pled guilty to felony theft and breaking and entering...

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...

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Ohio River Watch

According to the National Weather Service’s River Forecast issued at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, the Ohio River is expected to exceed moderate flood stage at the Robert C. Byrd Locks and Dam by Monday...

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Noah Dale Houck, 94

Noah Dale Houck, 94, of Gallipolis, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Arbors of Gallipolis. He was born February 15, 1924 in Gallia County, Ohio, son of the...

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Ohio River Watch

According to the National Weather Service’s River Forecast issued at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, the Ohio River is expected to exceed moderate flood stage...

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