Sunday, January 21, 2018

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...

Small game migratory bird hunting seasons proposed to Wildlife Council

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The 2017-2018 small game and migratory bird hunting seasons and the trapping seasons were proposed to the Ohio Wildlife Council on Wednesday, Jan. 11, according to the Ohio Department of Natural...

Ohio Communities to receive more than $272,000 for boating safety education

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio’s Waterways Safety Fund is providing a total of $272,975.88 to support 19 community boating safety education programs in 2017, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). The ODNR Division...

Gallia numbers up for white-tail deer during muzzleloader season

COLUMBUS – Gallia County checked in 134 more white-tailed deer during the 2017 muzzleloader season than in 2016. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Gallia County checked in 338 deer this year...

Three years later and no justice for Larry Bradley

GALLIA – It’s been three years to the day that a normal day of hunting turned to tragedy for one Gallia County family. While a letter confessing to the slaying was sent to law...

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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...

Donald R. Cox, 63

Donald R. Cox, 63, of Bidwell, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at his residence. He was born on August 1, 1954 in Gallipolis, son of the late Leslie and Ella Cox.  He...

Donald Ralph Polcyn, 89

Donald Ralph Polcyn, age 89, of Gallipolis passed away on Friday January 12, 2018 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV. Born August 5, 1928 in Dunbar, WV, he was the son of the...

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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...