Monday, January 22, 2018

DeWine Announces $29 Million Settlement with Toyota over Unintended Acceleration

News Release (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine today joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation and its related North American entities over allegations Toyota concealed...

Officials Remind Fair Goers to Practice Good Hygeine

COLUMBUS — As Ohio’s 2013 agricultural fair season kicks off, the Ohio Departments of Health (ODH) and Agriculture (ODA) are reminding Ohioans to practice good hygiene when visiting livestock exhibits this summer. “With fair...

U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass Opens Ahead of Schedule

Travel to southeast Ohio now safer, faster and easier NELSONVILLE  – After decades of planning and more than four years of construction, the $160 million, 8.5 mile U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass opened Tuesday providing...

Patrol reminds motorists to wear safety belts this Thanksgiving holiday

Click it or Ticket  COLUMBUS – In anticipation of increased traffic during the Thanksgiving holiday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to buckle up, never drive impaired and always follow traffic laws. Last year...

Brown Blasts Arch Coal for Awarding Massive Bonuses Just Before Filing Bankruptcy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following reports that Arch Coal paid out nearly $9 million in bonuses to eight of its executives three days before filing for bankruptcy, Brown blasted the company for its disregard for...

Rep. Smith applauds local project investments in 93rd House District

COLUMBUS, Ohio - State Representative Ryan Smith (R-Bidwell) and State Senator Bob Peterson (R-Sabina) applaud the passage of Senate Bill 310—the state’s capital budget bill—which appropriates funding for local projects throughout Ohio and the...

Two Columbus men to cease relationship with Veterans Charity, Other Groups

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced an agreement with William A. Hastings and Michael E. Gibson, both of Columbus, to stop illegal charitable solicitation activities on behalf of Just 4...

New Phone Scam in Ohio

Joe Browning, Gallia County Sheriff, was contacted by Buckeye State Sheriff’s Association concerning a scam circulating around parts of Ohio. The scam is currently operating in the Mahoning County area of Ohio. Sheriff’s Officials suspect...

Bill Johnson Votes Against Iran Agreement

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after he voted “no” on H.R. 3461, a bill to approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed in Vienna on July 14, 2015,...

Veterans Advisory Committee Votes in Favor of Extending Medicaid Coverage

26,000 Ohio Veterans would Gain Access to Health Care under Plan   COLUMBUS – The Veterans’ Advisory Committee of the Ohio Department of Veterans Services added its voice Thursday to the chorus calling for health care...

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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...

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....

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...

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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...