The Gallia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault that occurred early this morning around 5:00 am at a residence in the 1500 series of Patriot Road in Perry Township. The report states that a female caregiver to an elderly woman was assaulted by being struck in the head and face by an unknown male who came to the door. The male then reportedly fled the area on foot. Nothing […]

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We are hosting a basic corrections officer class (CBT) in Gallia county set for January 5, 2015 – Feb. 2, 2015. The course is 143 hrs. This course fulfills the training requirement per OAC Section 109:2-9-02(A) for new or newly assigned county correctional staff. The academy covers all topics and training hours as mandated by the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. The CBT Students should be prepared to take notes […]

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Taking the fear out of Being Alone Contacting an elderly person, home bound individual or latch-key child on a daily basis helps to reassure their well being and give them a feeling of security. The Are You OK?® telephone reassurance system eases the concern of friends and family who may find it difficult to maintain consistent, reliable contact. Parents of a 9- year old child may want to make sure […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Sheriff Joe Browning and everyone at the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office!

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On March 13, 2014, Terrell Hurt, age 21, and Tyler Pearson, age 20, were found deceased in a burning car on Garners Ford Road in Raccoon township, Gallia County. Gallia County Deputies along with the State Fire Marshal’s office and Ohio BCI crime scene units responded to the scene. Since that time investigators have conducted interviews and been following up on all available leads. Law Enforcement investigators are still looking […]

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Snow Emergency Classifications – Pursuant of Ohio Attorney General Opinion 86-023, the sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace. Attorney General Opinion 97-015 allows the sheriff to close state and municipal roads. Snow Emergency Levels: LEVEL 1 Advisory: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. […]

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Law enforcement agencies from across the region met Thursday at the Gallia County courthouse to receive training on the most current options available to victims of crime in the state of Ohio. A representative from the Ohio Attorney General’s VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) Office presented the training, which is intended to provide crime victims peace of mind by allowing them to check on the custody status of an […]

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Gallipolis- Gallia County Sheriff Joseph R. Browning released details today of a recent drug task force investigation and arrest. The case was targeting drug trafficking allegations that centered around a home on State Route 588 in Green Township, Gallia County. The case was a 6 month investigation that uncovered a major drug supplier from the Detroit, Michigan and Columbus, Ohio areas. The home at 2466 SR 588 was reported to […]

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The Gallia County Jr. Fair starts Monday July 28, 2014. We would like to remind everyone to drive carefully in the Spring Valley Area and watch for stopped traffic. Please watch for children in the parking lots and along the roadway in the area. Have a great time and be safe at the fair!

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With boating under the influence continuing to be a major factor in accidents and deaths on our nation’s waterways, officers with local, state and federal agencies will again team up for Operation Dry Water, a national BUI awareness and enforcement campaign. For the sixth straight year, officers will be on the water providing heightened enforcement and awareness about the dangers of drinking while boating. Operation Dry Water 2014 is June […]

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