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PES staff in cold water with students

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThree members of Portsmouth Elementary School’s (PES) administrative staff, Tom Walker, Dana Pollock, and Beth Born, participated in the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association Ice Bucket Challenge last Friday.The event was held on the PES playground, with an audience of over a thousand students.Tom Walker is known by most Trojans, having been on Portsmouth City Schools’ payroll for 37 years. Walker oversees daily operations of the schools and gets around to be known by students in every building.


Meyer hopes OSU offensive line starting to mature

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Urban Meyer said it before Braxton Miller’s injury. He’s still saying it.The offensive line is his biggest concern about this year’s Ohio State football team.That line, with four new starters, struggled in the first half of OSU’s 34-17 win over Navy in its season opener before playing better in the second half.The chances of being able to recover from a similar ...

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Appleton Gallery showcases “Expansion”

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Shawnee State University (SSU) Appleton Gallery in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCFA) recently opened the first gallery of the academic year with “Expansion,” which is work by the Nelsonville, Ohio, Majestic Gallery.Todd Reynolds is the Appleton Gallery director and adjunct professor who has been with the university for 30 years. Reynolds said he discovered the gallery when exploring the Athens art ...

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OSU Monday morning grade card

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comAfter another day to think about it, here’s a Monday morning grade card on Ohio State’s performance against Navy on Saturday:OFFENSEEveryone already knew redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett wouldn’t be Braxton Miller. But there was great curiosity about what he could bring to the field.Barrett threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns and one interception in his f...

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Our hummingbirds are heading out

G. Sam PiattPDT Outdoors ColumnistThe last time I drove straight through from central Florida to my home innortheastern Kentucky the trip took 17 hours. Actually my late brother-in-law,Ross Wright, did all the driving, refusing any relief from me. I think he tookone of those little “truck-driver” pills upon leaving the Sunshine State.My late father, Bruce, was with us on this 1977 fishing trip to Florida, but he...

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Three first half goals lead to SSU victory

Sports ReleaseEAST CHICAGO, Ind. – Shawnee State scored three goals in the opening frame, and outlasted a comeback from Saint Mary of the Woods to earn in 3-2 win in the consolation game of the Crimson Wave Soccer Invitational on Sunday morning.Shawnee State controlled the tempo from the outset, taking just seven and a half minutes to register the first score of the match. It was Jenny Campbell who connected first, beating the keeper for her second goal of the tour...

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SSU men’s soccer struggles in Indiana

Sports ReleaseFORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Shawnee State took a 1-0 advantage on an own goal from Indiana Tech in the 39th minute, but the Warriors responded less than two minutes later with an goal of their own to push the contest on Saturday to a 1-1 draw.Following a pair of goals over a two minute span, the Bears and Warriors would go scoreless for more than 75 minutes, through the second half and a pair of overtime periods.The match was not without its sha...

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Pierron crowned Miss River Days

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOne of the many highlights to the annual River Days festival is the Miss River Days Pageant, which was held on Saturday night at the Vern Riffe Center For the Arts, where Miss Notre Dame Brooke Pierron was crowned the 51st Miss River Days.When asked about how the pageant went, Director Lori Lowe said, “remarkably well. We sold out, so (we had) a capacity crowd. We had 12 great contestants, the schools could not have s...

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Local student makes OU 110

By Joseph Prattrpratt@cicivtasmedia.comFrom the first moment she first saw the Ohio University (OU) Marching 110 during her eighth grade year, local Destiny Campbell decided she wanted to be a Bobcat in the marching band. Campbell said that pursuing the opportunity to march in the band she fell in love with five years ago was the deciding factor to her enrolling at OU this fall.Years of collective hard work and determination later, Campbell has not only made t...

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Command performance for Barrett

James NaveauBALTIMORE – Three weeks ago, if J.T. Barrett gave any thought to what he’d be doing after Ohio State’s season opener against Navy, he probably figured it would go something like this:First, make a quick change out of a uniform that was so lightly used he could probably wear it again the next week without throwing it into the laundry. Then grab one of the pizzas in boxes on a table outside the locker room for his post-game meal, head for the ...

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OSU beats Navy 34-17

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comBALTIMORE — Two hours after Ohio State’s 34-17 win over Navy on Saturday, all the Navy logos had been scrubbed and washed from the artificial turf at the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Stadium.Much like Navy’s hold on the game, they were temporary, not permanent.But for too long for comfort for Ohio State, Saturday’s season-opening game looked like it could become an indelible, unforgettable ...

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Friday night roundup

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Local sports update

Thursday’s ScoresGOLFWest 179, Waverly 181, Wheelersburg 195WESTJordan Tieman 37Aaron Dyer 45Trenton Cole 46Marty Knittel 51...

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Musketeers look turn page in rebuilding project

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorLLOYD, Ky. – Three years ago, Chris Mullins was the head coach of a Greenup County Musketeer football team that finished the 2011 season as a beaten up and broken down 15-man football roster.However, Mullins did not let his inaugural season at the helm of the Musketeers get the best of him. Instead, he rose above two winless seasons in 2011 and 2012 by scouring the Greenup County High School hallways in an effort to get ...

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Vikings trade size for speed in 2014

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comWILLOW WOOD, Ohio —The Symmes Valley Vikings lost 14 seniors off a team that finished with a 6-4 after the 2013 season. Most of those seniors were role players, complimenting the younger players who gained valuable experience during a transition year. After week five last season, Symmes Valley started six sophomores and five freshman.On the offensive line, the Vikings lost their center, right guard and right tackle. Coac...

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Green looks to get back to past glory through the trenches

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorFRANKLIN FURNACE, Ohio – During the last decade, the Green Bobcats have found very little success on the gridiron.Green has only had one winning record since the turn of the new millennium (a 6-4 mark in 2005) and has not made a playoff appearance since 1990.With the struggles of the football program, the Bobcats are hoping a change in philosophy will garner different results.

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Bucks commit Gerald leads massive Tartan line

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comSCIOTOVILLE, Ohio — With just 125 students, East is one of the smallest public high schools in the state of Ohio. But don’t tell that to the Tartan offensive line.With nearly a ton and a half of muscle and brute force combined in the offensive front five, the East offensive line will be the focal point of perhaps one of the best rushing offenses in the area.

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