Saturday, November 18, 2017

Total eclipse an astronomical treat

In case you didn't notice, there was a solar eclipse the other day - Monday, August 21 to be exact. Because I am a bit of a nerd, I had anticipated the day and planned...

Teachers invited to attend basic archery instruction workshop

ATHENS, Ohio - Classroom teachers and other members of school communities who are interested in becoming certified National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) instructors are invited to attend a free training workshop, according...

A look at Ohio’s new Hunter Education Class

I have taught hunter education in Ohio for over 20 years, and to be honest it really hasn’t changed much over all that time. Sure there were some minor changes in the Ohio Hunter...

State Representative Ryan Smith named Hoop Master for The Hoop Project 2017

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - Each year, the organizers of the Hoop Project, scheduled for July 15 and 16 in the Gallipolis City Park, name a Hoop Master to honor those who inspire and support the...

Florida resident convicted of poaching deer in Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio – John B. Williams, 31, of Monticello, Florida, was recently convicted of nine charges related to poaching deer in Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). In late November 2016,...

Moana Luau Pool Party to be held at Gallipolis Municipal Swimming Pool

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio - The Gallipolis Municipal Swimming Pool will host a Moana Luau Pool Party on Saturday, June 24, 2017. The pool party is a non-profit community event sponsored by the Gallipolis Foundation. Fans of...

FOP & Wildlife Lodge #143 support increased fees for hunting permits

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio (FOP) and Wildlife Officer Lodge #143 are asking legislators to support proposed fee increases for hunting licenses in the State of Ohio. The current proposal...

Hummingbirds are a favorite summertime visitor

One of the most-loved birds in our area, and everywhere actually, is the hummingbird. There are over 300 different species of hummingbirds around the world, and dozens of species in North America, but here in...

Flying squirrels are much more common than you think

If you ask someone to identify the most common squirrel species in Ohio, most people would probably tell you it is the familiar gray squirrel – commonly seen in towns and suburbs, in parks...

Attorneys General DeWine, Morrisey lead 13 States in challenging federal mining rule

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Tuesday led a group of 13 states in challenging the federal government’s “Stream Protection Rule." The states involved in the...

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Drugs, Money and weapons seized from Bidwell search warrant

Sheriff Matt Champlin announced the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 14101 State Route 554 near the intersection of State Route 160 in Gallia County, Wednesday afternoon, November 15, 2017. The Gallia...

Charles Leon Saunders

Charles Leon Saunders of Gallipolis, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Born on December 12, 1926, he was the son of the late Charles and Nancy Saunders.  He was proceeded in death...

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