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SCCTC repair cemetery brick

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comSeniors in the masonry program at the Scioto County Career Technical Center (SCCTC) are donating their time to repairing a damaged brick wall in Greenlawn Cemetery, which is falling in and damaging nearby graves.Larry Moore has been an instructor at SCCTC for 12 years and is leading the students in this project.“We are taking the brick in this section of the cemetery, removing the caps and rebuilding the structure,” Moore said. “It has started to fall onto other tombstones.”

 

Extension Office to host Pumpkin Party event

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWURTLAND, Ky. — T’is the season for pumpkins, and the Greenup County Extension Office (GCEO) is gearing up to host ‘Ready, Set, Learn Pumpkin Party. This free, fun-filled event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, from 10 a.m. until noon at the GCEO in Wurtland, Ky.According to staff from the GCEO, all parents, guardians and children ages one to five are invited to join to participate in the...

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Scioto County earns Purple Heart designation

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County received a new designation for the county on Tuesday, approving a resolution designating Scioto County as a Purple Heart County.The resolution reads, “Chartered by an act of Congress in 1958 for combat wounded veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal, which (is) awarded in the name of the President of the United States ...

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PWES students learn about peace

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth West Elementary School students learned about peace in a colorful and lengthy art project to kick off their year, featuring 1,000 paper origami cranes. The project was inspired by Armed with the Arts, an organization aimed towards artistic projects and giving students a creative outlet, rather than resulting in violence.Elementary art teacher Kim Platzer has worked with cranes before, one significant time being ...

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Harvest Open House this weekend

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comLUCASVILLE — The season of fall is harvest time, and the right time for Prodigal House Ministries (PHM) to host a Harvest Open House at 813 Caldwell Road, in Lucasville, Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon until 7 p.m.Tonya Osborne of PHM, said they are looking forward to hosting the open house event, which will provide the opportunity for PHM to connect with the community.“We want this to be a co...

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Lady Trojans sweep Rock Hill

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Lady Trojans improved to 9-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference with a sweep of Rock Hill on Monday night.Jacqueline Merriwether and Jada Jenkins led the way offensively for Portsmouth, as they combined for 16 kills on the night. Merriwether reached double figures with 11 kills.Much of the Portsmouth offense was run through Madeline Clayton, who led the Lady Trojans with 21 assists. Abbey Halcomb added 10 p...

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Anti-bullying event at Greenup school

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. - Greenup County High School (GCHS) student Hayden Coffey is inviting the community to be pro-active about the issue of bullying. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Coffey, along with the Greenup County Anti-Bullying Coalition will host ‘Walk in Another’s Shoes’ Awareness on Bullying event will take place at GCHS at 4 p.m.

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Miss Ohio pageants returning for 13th year

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe 2015 Miss Ohio USA and Miss Ohio Teen USA pageants will be returning to the Vern Riffe Center For the Arts in Portsmouth, Nov. 8-9, for the 13th consecutive year.“This is good news for the area that the pageants are coming back,”said Kim Bauer, local pageant director.Bauer said this year’s pageant will be unique because it will be held on a Saturday and Sunday.

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Tolliver to perform this weekend

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth native Jacob Tolliver is participating in Southern Ohio Medical Center’s (SOMC) Paint it Pink events, which are held in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise funds and spread awareness, Tolliver will be taking the stage at Noggins this Saturday, for One Buck at a Time Auction and Live Music event, to the themes of breast cancer and Ohio State University (OSU).

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Ky. woman arrested on multiple charges

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comLEWIS COUNTY, Ky. — According to reports from Lewis County Sheriff Johnny Bivens, on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, the sheriff’s office — in conjunction with detectives from FADE Drug Task Force — were conducting drug interdiction patrol in an attempt to intercept illegal narcotics which resulted in the arrest of Trina Manning, 32, of Vanceburg, Ky.Reports reveal that Deputy Matt Ross observed ...

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Community Health Fair, Oct. 11

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comHealth screenings enable you to find out if you have a particular disease or condition even if you do not have any symptoms and/or signs of disease. Early detection, followed by treatment and good control of the condition can result in better outcomes.Infinity Home Health Care will be offering screenings at their second annual Community Health Fair, Saturday, Oct. 11 from 1-4 p.m. at their office at 404 North Jackson St. in...

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Columbia Gas warns about phone scam

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comJust when you think you have heard every scam out there, one more comes along. Now Columbia Gas of Ohio is warning its customers to beware of a telephone scam that has surfaced in several areas in Ohio over the past few days.The scam is apparently targeted at both individual customers as well as small businesses.A caller claiming to be from Columbia Gas informs the customer that they owe money from their past bil...

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Farmer’s Market closes out the season

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIf you have been putting off going to Main Street Portsmouth’s Farmer’s Market on the Roy Rogers Esplanade in downtown Portsmouth just because you figured you would eventually get around to it, this Saturday is your last chance for the 2014 season.“We have our Healthy Bucks program,” Main Street Portsmouth Director Sarah Surina said. “That’s our free program to teach Appalachian children ...

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South Webster soccer clinches 12th straight SOC title

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIt’s been a while since the South Webster Jeeps failed to win an SOC championship in soccer. In fact, the oldest members on this season’s Jeep squad were just six years old the last time South Webster finished lower than first in the conference standings.The Jeeps made it 12 SOC titles in a row Tuesday night by clinching the conference with a 6-0 win over Clay. South Webster holds at least a two-game lead over Valle...

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Lady Trojans defeat Lady Panthers in four sets

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Lady Trojans were able to break a 3-match losing streak Monday night with a 4-game win over Chesapeake.The Lady Trojans earned a close 25-23 in game one and a 25-20 win in game two. Portsmouth seemed to be in trouble after struggling in a 12-25 loss in game three, but left no doubt in the match clincher, a 25-14 win.“We came ready to play tonight and wanting to win,” Portsmouth coach Sarah ...

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High-speed offense just what OSU wants

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Coaches. They’re never satisfied.After Ohio State rolled up 710 yards against Cincinnati last week, Urban Meyer had a question for Ohio State’s offense.“Coach Meyer was asking, ‘You got 700 yards, why didn’t we get 800?’ offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin said. “We did a lot of good things on offense but we know we can do even better than that.”...

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Local employee to donate tips to coat drive

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe fall season is here, and winter weather is fast approaching. The Wings of Healing Worship Center, in conjunction with other local churches and businesses, will host a coat give-away on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2-5 p.m. in Tracy Park. Donna Kay Kerecz, of Portsmouth Pizza Hut, will be donating all of her tips collected on Oct. 2 to the coat drive effort.Kerecz said she is donating all of the tips that she earns ...

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Bengals-Browns have impressed in different ways

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIn the midst of all the story lines surrounding the NFL over the last month — all off the field issues — it’s time to focus on the actual game. At the quarter mark of the NFL schedule, there are plenty of top stories to analyze over the first four weeks.The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t had many complaints over the first month, unless they want to complain about having an insanely early bye week, which is ...

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