The accident took place on Route 160 near the intersection to Route 324, Friday morning.
According to an officer at the scene, Timothy Lambert, 33, of McArthur, was traveling eastbound on Route 160 when he failed to negotiate a curve, lost control and wrecked his motorcycle. Lambert was ejected from the motorcycle onto the westbound lane. Lambert suffered incapacitating injuries and was flown to Grant Medical Center in Columbus by medical helicopter. Lambert was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The crash remains under investigation.
It’s time for a new weekly game. In case you missed it before, here’s how it works. We will post a picture on the site once a week of a location or item in Vinton County. All you have to do is identify the picture. Just put your guess in the comment section of the website, and the first person to correctly guess will win bragging rights.
If you think you know where photo was taken, guess away. The first right answer wins. However, everyone needs to remember that guesses on Facebook do not count. You have to guess in the comments section so that it is fair to everyone.
We will post the winner once we have one. Good luck!
COLUMBUS – The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, today determined that a proposed constitutional amendment regarding cannabis consists of one issue.
Petitioners will now need to collect 385,253 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010, to place the measure on the ballot. As part of the total number of signatures needed, petitioners must also collect signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties, collect enough signatures equal to five percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2010.
Members of the Ballot Board include: Secretary Husted, chair; Mark Griffin, vice chair; Senate President Keith Faber; State Senator Nina Turner; and William N. Morgan. Ballot Board meetings are open to the public.
The Vinton County Vikings boys and girls track teams are off to a strong start in District competition in the OHSAA postseason.
The top four athletes or teams from each event will qualify for the Regional meet in Athens next week.
On the first day of the district competition, the Vikings qualified 11 athletes to the Regional competition. Those athletes include: Caitlyn Owings, first in high jump; Wade Barney, first in long jump; Ryan Slopko, third in pole vault; the boys relay team, Wakiza Anderson, Brett Radabaugh, Jacob McManis and Brett Jones, finishing second in 4x800m; and the girls relay team, Megan Dixon, Mya Faris, Hannah Radabaugh and Lynaya Collins, finishing third in 4x800m.
Vikings Wesley Yors scored eighth in discus, but did not advance to Regionals.
For more results from the first night of district competition, click here.
HAMDEN — When the school year was winding down at South Elementary, the learning was not.
COSI on Wheels came to the school Tuesday to teach children with hands-on exhibits that give students a first-hand look at science.
The theme for the event was the weather and how it works. Students from all grades participated by visiting the exhibits and experimenting with the scientific tools supplied by COSI.
For pictures of the event, view the gallery below.
McARTHUR — Vinton County Middle School held its eighth grade promotion event Tuesday.
Among those promoted were eight students on the end of the year principal’s list and 23 students on the end of year honor roll.
Student speakers at the event were Evan Eley, Nehemiah Baldwin, Allyce Woods, Alexis Smith and Kevin Ruble.
For photos from the event, view the slideshow below.
”My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children,” (Hosea 4:6).
Churches need to pull together under God’s Church. The cold war between denominations must end. A revival needs to start at the Pulpit. Americans have been dumbed down over the last several decades to where the majority of the population is uninformed. All references to the Biblical foundation of the nation have been censored from public education and the public square. The enemy has mastered the art of political correctness, and has effectively injected it into their propaganda. Now what was an abomination to God is acceptable and considered normal in our American society. Murdering sixty million unborn babies is nothing more than a form of birth control. How did our society get here? The answer is gradually. A few of the highlights over the last 50 some years include taking mom out of the home to help support the family financial needs. This caused the need for children to be raised by the “government schools”. Dad has relinquished his role as the spiritual leader in the home. In 1960 the public schools shut the door in God’s face. Sunday School attendance has continued to drop mostly because of peer influence.
May 9 — At approximately 1:30 p.m., McArthur Police Chief Tony Wood responded to Supervalu after a hit-skip accident was reported. Upon arrival, Wood made contact with an individual who stated they exited the store and observed damage to the left side of their vehicle. A report was taken and the case remains under investigation. If anyone has information regarding the incident, they can contact the McArthur Police Department at (740- 596-2980. All tips will remain anonymous unless otherwise requested.
May 9 — At approximately 6:27 p.m., Lt. Neel responded to a Maple Drive residence after it was reported that a female was present on a property where she was not supposed to be. Upon arrival, Neel was able to locate the female, identified as Melissa Zinn, 40, of McArthur, in an outbuilding near the residence. Neel was able to determine that an order of protection against Zinn was valid and stated that she was restricted from being on the property. Zinn was placed under arrest for violating a protection order and was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail.
May 11 – At approximately 10:45 p.m., Officer Walker was dispatched to the report of an intoxicated male near the Main Express Convenience Store. Upon arrival, Walker made contact with John Smith, 45, of McArthur. Smith had been reported earlier in the evening by multiple individuals for allegedly making an annoyance by yelling and loitering near business establishments. Walker placed Smith under arrest on charges of disorderly conduct by voluntary intoxication and was transported to the Southeastern Ohio Regional Jail for a sobriety hold.
May 17 — at approximately 11:14 p.m., Officer Hixson was dispatched to speak with a complainant at the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office. Upon arrival, the complainant stated that an unknown female had allegedly approached them at Clark’s convenience store and allegedly appeared to be heavily intoxicated. The complainant stated that the female was allegedly uttering explicit language toward them and would not leave the area. A deputy from the Sheriff’s Office made contact with the female, identified as Melissa Popp, 38, of Beaver. Popp was transported to the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office by the deputy. Officer Hixson charged Popp with disorderly conduct by voluntary intoxication and Popp was released to a sober family member.
The Vikings boys and girls track teams had strong performances at the TVC Meet of Champions.
In the meet, the best of the TVC Ohio was pitted against the best of the TVC Hocking divisions. The Viking boys placed third out of 12 teams and the girls placed fifth out of 11.
Placing first in boys events were the boys 4×800 relay team Wakiza Anderson, Brett Radabaugh, Jacob McManis and Shawn Stewart; and Wade Barney in the long jump and 200m. Placing first in the girls event was Caitlyn Owings in the high jump.
The following placed second or third in their events: Ryan Slopko, second in pole vault; Brett Radabaugh, second in 3200m; Cassie McFadden, third in 100m; Girls 4×100 relay, Lauren Mitchell, Heather Remy, Marybeth Niple and Cassie McFadden placed third; Caitlyn Owings, third in long jump; Wade Barney, third in 400m;
For more complete results from the meet, click here.
This week, the Vikings will travel to Oak Hill for the District Meet on Tuesday, May 21st and Saturday, May 25th.
We would like to congratulate today’s contest winner. More than one correct answer was given this week, but we can only accept the first correct answer. We’d like to say to today’s winner, go ahead, hold your head up high. Today, you show that you have more knowledge about what is in Vinton County than anyone else. Be proud and brag about your win. You deserve it. Today’s winner is: