Meigs County Newswire

Meigs County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Meigs County, OH.

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  1. Blues Bash opens today in PomeroyRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 23 | NewsandSentinel.com

    This small Ohio River town in Meigs County is welcoming fans for the 15th annual Big Bend Blues Bash today and Saturday. The two-day festival gets its name from the curvature of the Ohio River as it snakes its way through the region.

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  2. Experienced officer joins MPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 22 | Marietta Times

    Residents can now expect to see a new face among those protecting Marietta's streets after a provisional hire was made to the city's police force. Officer Rick Smith, who hails from Meigs County and has built up a 15-year career as a law enforcement officer, joined the Marietta Police Department last week and is already out in full force in the community. 2 comments

  3. Booby-trap protected: Ohio pot growers use devices to keep crop safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Cleveland.com

    The investigator walked along a path in rural Meigs County when he went too far and stepped in one of the most insidious things drug agents face each summer: a hidden trap near a marijuana patch. Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood said a long nail pierced the officer's boot last year during a sweep for plants in a county known for the illegal crop.

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  4. Losing the buzz: Push to legalize pot could slice into Southeast Ohio's cash cropRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 8 | Cleveland.com

    ... at $33,823. The state's median household income is $48,308. For comparison, Cuyahoga County is at $43,804. Meigs County, the epicenter of marijuana in Ohio, has the third lowest median household income at $35,469. It also has the second in the ...

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  5. Funding boost: Ohio Arts Council gets $6.25M increaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 7 | Marietta Times

    Ohio gave a big nod to the arts within its new biennial budget, pumping $28,944,100 to the state's grant-distributing funding agency over the next two years to help boost music, theater and arts programs across the state. The Ohio Arts Council, the state's funding arm for various arts agencies that often rely exclusively on fundraising and grants, was given an increase of $6.25 million when compared to the state's previous biennium.

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  6. A look at 2015 Meigs County football schedulesRead the original story

    Jul 1, 2015 | Tri-County News

    ... look at the football schedules in each county of Ohio Valley Publishing. Today, we will focus on the teams in Meigs County. The Meigs County squads are looking to rebound after finishing the 2014 campaign with a 14-16 overall mark, which included ...

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  7. 14 Ohio people may face criminal charges for voter fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | The Daily Record

    ... the highest number of referrals, at six. Four were from the Columbus area, three from Summit County and one in Meigs County. "The findings of this report demonstrate once again that voter fraud exists, it's rare and we are holding people accountable ...

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  8. Gay marriage legalized nationwideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | Tri-County News

    ... U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down same-sex marriage bans was breaking nationwide. Moon and Gilkey, of Meigs County, were the first same-sex couple to be legally married in Mason County, W.Va., last October when it became legal for them to ...

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  9. Individuals face criminal charges in voter fraud in OhioRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | Crescent-News.com

    ... the highest number of referrals, at six. Four were from the Columbus area, three from Summit County and one in Meigs County. "The findings of this report demonstrate once again that voter fraud exists, it's rare and we are holding people accountable ...

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  10. Some may face criminal charges for illegally votingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | The Review

    ... the highest number of referrals, at six. Four were from the Columbus area, three from Summit County and one in Meigs County. "The findings of this report demonstrate once again that voter fraud exists, it's rare, and we are holding people ...

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  11. Ambrose BierceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | The Free Dictionary

    ... . While traveling with rebel troops, he disappeared without a trace . Bierce was born at Horse Cave Creek in Meigs County, Ohio , to Marcus Aurelius Bierce (17991876) and Laura Sherwood Bierce. His mother was a descendant of William Bradford. His ...

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  12. Wolfe gets probation, fine in farm fraud caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Point Pleasant Register

    A federal court judge sentenced a Meigs County man Monday to probation and more than $1 million in restitution in connection with defrauding a crop disaster assistance program. Judge Gregory L. Frost sentenced Christopher T. Wolfe, 53, on Monday in U.S. District Court in Columbus to three years probation and $1.33 million restitution.

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  13. Philanthropic Meigs County farmer dodges prison sentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | The Columbus Dispatch

    A lifelong Meigs County farmer accused of defrauding a federal farm program of $1.3 million sidestepped a prison sentence today when a federal judge sentenced him to three years of probation. Christopher T. Wolfe, 53, of Racine in the southeastern corner of Ohio, could have been sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal money from the government program.

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  14. ODOT begins work on deadly Meigs roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2015 | Point Pleasant Register

    After being advanced one year earlier than expected, the Ohio Department of Transportation on Monday will begin the widening project at the intersection of State Route 124 and State Route 7 in Meigs County. The project consists of adding turn lanes and a traffic signal at State Route 124 and State Route 7, as well as realigning Township Road 196 and enhancing the Park and Ride entrance.

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  15. Meigs County deputy resigns amid chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | Point Pleasant Register

    Former Meigs County sheriff's deputy Brody Davis, center, is shown in this March 2015 photo receiving the Golden Handcuff Award from Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, left, and Larry Tucker, of Meigs County Common Pleas Court. Former Meigs County sheriff's deputy Brody Davis, center, is shown in this March 2015 photo receiving the Golden Handcuff Award from Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood, left, and Larry Tucker, of Meigs County Common Pleas Court.

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  16. Hagan resigns from Board of EducationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | The Columbus Dispatch

    ... by the governor. Hagan represents a district spanning 13 counties in eastern Ohio from Mahoning County south to Meigs County. Gov. John Kasich will appoint a resident of the district to fill the vacancy until the next general election when voters ...

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  17. Ohio River Medical Mission by the numbersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | Tri-County News

    ... Dennis Miller and Hospital Corpsman (HM3) Anthony Bolton provided Jack Wells, of Darwin, dental services. MEIGS COUNTY - The Ohio River Medical Mission served almost 3,000 people and animals during its 10-day run earlier this month. The numbers were ...

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  18. Former drug counselor sentenced to 7 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | Tri-County News

    A former Gallipolis-based counselor serving people coping with drug addiction in the Ohio Valley will spend the next seven years of her life behind bars for selling drugs to an undercover police officer. Roberta Payne, 52, of Cheshire was sentenced Monday in Meigs County Common Pleas Court to seven years in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for selling about 30 milligrams of liquid morphine and 2,000 morphine pills to police.

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  19. Langsville shooting leads to marijuana arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Point Pleasant Register

    Two men were arrested and another taken to a hospital after a shooting investigation led sheriff's deputies to a marijuana operation in rural Meigs County. According to the Meigs County Sheriff's Office, deputies received information from 911 dispatchers at 11:29 p.m Sunday regarding a Gene A. Arms Jr., of Wellston.

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  20. Langsville shooting leads to marijuana arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2015 | Tri-County News

    Two men were arrested and another taken to a hospital after a shooting investigation led sheriff's deputies to a marijuana operation in rural Meigs County. According to the Meigs County Sheriff's Office, deputies received information from 911 dispatchers at 11:29 p.m Sunday regarding a Gene A. Arms Jr., of Wellston.

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