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Village invites business to breakfast

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comEarlier this week New Boston Mayor Jim Warren and Village Council hosted a breakfast for businesses within the village. This was the first time the village has hosted such an event, organizers are hoping to hold similar events in the future.“We invited the businesses in to show our appreciation for being being in New Boston. We invited all of the business in and a lot of them showed up,” Warren said.He estimated between 40 and 50 people in attendance. When asked what the reaction was like from the businesses Warren said, “they enjoyed it. They were all talking to each other and sharing information.”


OSU improves defensive line

James NaveauCOLUMBUS– They were the first to announce that the 2006 national championship game was going to be a nightmare, not a night to remember for Ohio State.Florida’s defensive line, led by Derrick Harvey and Jarvis Moss, dominated Ohio State’s offensive line, sacked Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith five times and played a big role in the Gators’ 41-14 win that night in suburban Phoenix.Urban Meyer never had a defensive line that ...

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Thiel acting associate provost

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comShawnee State University (SSU) recently announced that SSU veteran Dr. Becky Thiel has been named acting associate provost, under the recommendation of Interim Provost Alan Walker. She will hold the position until a search for a permanent associate provost can be determined. The hunt for a new associate provost will begin during the current fall semester.Thiel is currently the chair of the Department of Nursing and has bee...

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Local sports briefs

To place an item in the calendar please email pdtsports@civitasmedia.com or call 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.Adams County Fall Basketball LeagueThe second annual Adams County Fall Basketball League will start August 23rd for boys and girls in grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. The Cost is $45 a player, which includes a T-shirt and five weekends of games. For more information or to register, contact Ted Pennington at 937-549-0021 or at 740-981-9406. The league is open t...

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Manziel lost to himself

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIn a world of 24-7 social media, by now, most sports fans have heard the news — Cleveland Browns’ media icon and quarterback Johnny Manziel will be holding a clipboard, sporting a ball cap and wearing an earpiece when the Browns take the field during the first week of the 2014 regular season against the Pittsburgh Steelers.And in less relevant news, Brian Hoyer has been awarded the starting gig for the season opene...

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Five arrested, facing multiple charges

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFive people were arrested by the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office after an investigation into a theft in Franklin Furnace.According to reports from Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini, his office was notified on July 21, 2014, that the fence at the Pepsi plant located at 4587 Gallia Pike, Franklin Furnace, had been cut, and several items stolen. Reports reveal that a lawnmower, hedge trimmer, power washer ...

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ART showcases everything else at PPL

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Public Library’s (PPL) Main Branch art outlet, the Appalachian Regional Talent (ART) Gallery, is in the middle of displaying its August showcase of non-traditional art, which includes every other form of artwork not included in their regularly showcased mediums.Several pieces were submitted and are currently on display behind the receptionist area of the library. The artwork being showcased this month ...

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BOE sets general election ballot

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Board of Elections met this week to approve items to be on the ballot for the upcoming Nov. 4 General Election in Scioto County among other things.Among the races and options appearing on the November ballot include Ohio’s gubernatorial race between democratic candidates Ed Fitzgerald and Sharen Swartz Neuhardt, republican candidates John Kasich and Mary Taylor, and Green Party candidates Anita Rios ...

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Weber: It starts with a message, Pt. 2

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThis is Part 2 of a two-part series on the life of Kentucky Warriors wide receiver Michael Weber. Read part one of the story online at www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/sports.

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SSU Men’s soccer raises $250 with Hat-Tricks for Hodgkin’s

Sports ReleaseThe Associated PressPORTSMOUTH, Ohio – The Shawnee State men’s soccer team took the opportunity to both raise money for a worthy cause and promote the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program during a Hat-Tricks for Hodgkin’s event last Saturday at Minford High School.On Wednesday, head soccer coach Ron Goodson presented Dr. Nathan Bennington with a check for $250 raised for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma during...

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Big expectations nothing new for OSU’s McMillan

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Before the 5-star ratings from the recruiting analysts, before Ohio State won the battle to sign him, Raekwon McMillan was a highly anticipated athlete.McMillan, a freshman from Hinesville, Ga., was regarded as the top high school linebacker in the country when he signed with Ohio State and enrolled early in January.Middle linebacker has not been a position of strength lately for Ohio State. From...

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Miller’s injury might throw Ohio State’s dreams for a loss

Jim NaveauCOLUMBUS – All those big plays. All those times he eluded violent hits. And it was a little pass – maybe not even 10 yards – in a no-contact practice situation that brought Braxton Miller down.Ohio State’s senior quarterback learned Tuesday that his 2014 season was over before it began.An injury to his throwing shoulder that happened during a Monday afternoon practice delivered a devastating blow to Miller and put Ohio State&#...

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Franklin Furnace man charged with theft

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFRANKLIN FURNACE — According to reports from Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini’s office, a call was received by an elderly Franklin Furnace female on July 4, 2014, who stated that a safe in her residence containing medication had been broken into, and medication stolen from the safe.Reports reveal sheriff’s deputies responded to the Franklin Furnace location and a report was taken and forwa...

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Church triumphs in tragedy

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comNEW BOSTON — A people united can withstand any adversity; such is the case for Pastor Mike Percell and his congregation of New Boston First Church of the Nazarene (NBFCN). After a pickup truck crashed into the church’s sanctuary wall last Friday, the pastor and parishioners have been growing closer despite their present challenges.Pastor Mike Percell the truck crashing incident has drawn the members ...

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SSU opens Hatcher Hall for nursing students

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comShawnee State University (SSU) nursing students are starting off the fall semester in a fresh and new, to them, building. The Department of Nursing has moved four offices and all nursing laboratories to Hatcher Hall, located at 1001 Fourth St., just east of the Education Building.“This building, made possible through the SSU Development Foundation and a generous gift from the Hatcher family, provides much needed clas...

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe $421,900 project aimed at extending the life of the of Otway Covered Bridge is now complete.Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman said earlier this week the project is finished and a ribbon cutting is schedule for Aug. 30, at 3 p.m., to ceremoniously reopen the bridge.“They (the contractor) still has a storage container left at the site that needs to be moved away. They are essentially done and we have ...

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Greenup County Sheriff warns of telephone scam

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper is reporting a scam in Greenup County, Ky. According to reports, county residents have been receiving out of state calls in which residents are being told they have criminal or civil charges.Cooper said the out of state callers are informing Greenup County residents that they have criminal or civil charges which can only be resolved with a credit ca...

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Transition Center opening for D&D employees

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe first of two PORTS D&D Project OhioMeansJobs Transition Centers will be opening on Monday, Aug. 25, for Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Employees. The center will be housed in the OSU Endeavor Center and is open to Fluor-B&W employees and spouses.According to a memo to employees from Bess Evans, acting human resources director for Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, “the center is staffed by job-search professionals who are there to assis...

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