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Black Historical Center in Gallipolis Receives Foundation for Appalachian Ohio Grant

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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (WOUB) — A 150 year story of segregation, perseverance and preservation resides in Gallia County thanks to a group working to preserve local Black history.  The walls of the John Gee Black Historical Center in Gallipolis are adorned with local artifacts.  The uniform of a Tuskegee airman and Porter native Henry Norman salutes… Read More

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Ohio National Guard To Assist Winter Storm Cleanup In Lawrence And Gallia Counties

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Residents of Lawrence and Gallia Counties now have assistance in the cleanup of recent ice storms. Gov. Mike DeWine activated the Ohio National Guard Friday to assist the two counties currently under a State of Emergency. Members of the 1191st Engineer Company in Portsmouth were placed on state active duty to help… Read More

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Gallia Co. Authorities Help Replace Girl’s Alpaca After Fatal Shooting

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PATRIOT, Ohio (Gallipolis Daily Tribune) — A young girl who lost her pet alpaca after the animal was killed during a drive-by shooting in Ohio has been gifted another one from local authorities. The Gallipolis Daily Tribune reports 5-year-old Josie Blazer, of Patriot, was surprised to find a six-month old alpaca Easter morning. The alpaca… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

First COVID-19 Death Reported in Gallia County

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GALLIPOLIS, OH (WOUB) — The Gallia County Health Department is reporting the county’s first death related to COVID-19. The department confirmed the news on its Facebook page Tuesday in a statement. According to the statement, the case investigation has been completed and all individuals who may have had contact with the person or symptomatic individuals… Read More

Sherry Russell discusses the death of her son at the Gallia County Jail in southern Ohio at her medical care business in Rio Grande, Ohio.

Families of Inmates Who Died, Hurt at Gallia Co. Jail Seek Answers

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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio (AP) — Families of inmates who died or were seriously injured at a small Ohio county jail in the last year are seeking answers about what happened to their loved ones. Records obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with former inmates and family members of deceased prisoners show evidence of uneven care… Read More

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All 4 Escapees From Gallia Co. Jail Arrested in North Carolina

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CARY, N.C. (AP) — All four inmates who overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from a county jail in Ohio were caught Monday in North Carolina after more than a day on the run, authorities in both states said. Three men who escaped from the Gallia County jail early Sunday were “captured without incident”… Read More

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3 of 4 Escapees From Gallia Co. Jail Arrested in North Carolina

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CARY, N.C. (AP) — Three of four inmates who overpowered two female corrections officers and escaped from an Ohio county jail were caught in North Carolina after slightly more than a day on the run, authorities in both states said. The three men who escaped from the Gallia County jail early Sunday were “captured without… Read More