Monday, April 23, 2018

The best Christmas ever: Vinton Elementary student surprised by active duty brother

Except for a brief trip home in April for his grandmother’s funeral, MASN Ty Smittle, currently serving in the U.S. Navy, has been stationed overseas since October 2016. Smittle’s mother, Aimee Glassburn, said while...

County Commissioners recognize Chester “Mike” Polcyn, a.k.a Santa Claus, for his service

During the regular meeting of the Gallia County Commissioners today, Chester "Mike" Polcyn, known to many in the community simply as Santa, was recognized for his service. Gallia County Commission President Harold Montgomery read...

Creating a Tradition: The Gallipolis In Lights lighting ceremony

Throughout my life, I have watched countless movies and television shows depicting grand gatherings of smiling and joyful townspeople, all congregated to watch the annual lighting of the town’s Christmas tree.  While it was...

Petro Named Vice President at OVB

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Ohio Valley Bank President and CEO Tom Wiseman recently announced the promotion of Christopher S. Petro to Vice President and Comptroller. Wiseman commented, “It gives me pride to see our homegrown talent...

Ohio River Watch – Rise in Ohio River level prompts closure of Gallipolis Waterfront...

According to the National Weather Services’s River Forecast, the Ohio River at Point Pleasant, W.Va. began to rise steadily over the last several days finally cresting at 38.56 feet, just shy of the 40...

Holzer Heritage Foundation adds new officers/directors

Newly elected officers and directors were announced at the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of Holzer Heritage Foundation. “We are so pleased to welcome new officers and members to the Holzer Heritage Foundation,”...

Gone but not forgotten

GALLIPOLIS – Ten days before Christmas 1967, in just a few seconds, countless lives were changed forever. On the 50th Anniversary of the collapse of the Silver Bridge that claimed the lives of 46 people,...

Gallia teen sets sights on career as classical pianist

If you attended the First Friday events in downtown Gallipolis and visited the Artisan Shoppe and Studio you may have listened to a young man performing on the piano. That young man is 17-year-old...
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South Gallia team takes 2nd in Tri-State business pitch competition

Congratulations to the South Gallia High School team who took second place at the Glockner Dare to Dream High School Pitch Competition last night! The team won $5,200. We will post the competition video...

City School District discusses safety, security and prevention

Safety and security were the topics addressed at a special community meeting held Tuesday evening at Gallia Academy High School. Gallipolis City Schools Superintendent Craig Wright and Gallipolis City Schools Transportation and Safety Supervisor...

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