Portia WilliamsPDT Staff WriterWEST PORTSMOUTH — Collecting canned goods for the less fortunate is what Cans For Christ is all about. Brandon Hoyme, the founder of Cans For Christ said this is their second year of the outreach effort.“Last year we collected 7,200 items of food. This year we have more than 12,500 items,” Hoyme said.Hoyme said Cans For Christ canned food drive would not be possible without the help of local churches and schools.
PDT Staff ReportCHILLICOTHE — Today’s winter storm may have been delayed getting to southern Ohio, but it is finally here.Throughout the day, crews from most of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 highway maintenance facilities were patrolling routes and treating as needed to keep pavement clear, wet and free of ice. However, pavement conditions have begun to change this evening as a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow has moved into muc...
PDT Staff ReportFLEMINGSBURG, Ky. — State snow plow crews in northeast Kentucky will stay after hours today and a second shift will come in at midnight to battle winter precipitation that’s advancing across the region.In most Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 counties – Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan – plow and salt trucks are staged at indoor facilities. As rain turns to ice and snow, each...
Wayne AllenPDT Staff WriterOn Friday morning King’s Daughters Health System (KDHS) made the announcement that Kristie Whitlatch has been named its new President and CEO, the first woman to serve in this position. The Ashland Daily Independent first reported the immediate retirement of KDHS CEO Fred Jackson and hiring of Whitlatch.Whitlatch will be succeeding Jackson who held the position for 17 years.
Frank LewisPDT Staff WriterThree people have been charged with drug trafficking in the presence of a one-year-old child. Arrested were Curtis O. Jackson, 25, of 1812 Germantown St., Dayton, Amanda B. Price, 27, and 22 year old Ronald J. Hoag both of 1656 Sixth St. Portsmouth. Jackson, Price, and Hoag were charged with trafficking in drugs, a felony of the first degree and Possession of Drugs, a felony of the second degree.
Frank LewisPDT Staff WriterA Scioto County man faces a multitude of charges after police say he drove his truck into a house. James Peano, 41, of New Boston is charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to control a motor vehicle, and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, all misdemeanor charges.
Ryan Scott OttneyPDT Staff WriterGreen High School this week received a letter from the Ohio Department of Education, identifying the school as a 2013 High Progress School of Honor. Green was the only school from Scioto County to make the list, which included 37 schools across Ohio.
Portia WilliamsPDT Staff WriterGREENUP, Ky. — The Greenup County Homemakers will host an ‘Old Fashion Christmas’ Dec. 7 - 8 at the Jesse Stuart Lodge of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.Lora Pullin of the Greenup County Agency for Family and Consumer Sciences, said the Greenup County Homemakers clubs ‘Old Fasion Christmas’ is highly-anticipated event for the community.“The Homemakers have been hosting this event sin...
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