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Celebrate American heritage on the 4th

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIt has been a tough year for the United States of America. Veterans have been fined for flying flags in front of their homes by homeowners associations, soldiers banned from restaurants because they have their service dogs, students being told they can’t wear pro-America shirts because it incites violence.

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Gulicks, 50th anniversary

Gulicks Celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary Edward and C’Dora (Addis) Gulick of Friendship, Ohio will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 27th, 2014.

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Helping Hunter Hope Fund create currents

Joseph PrattRpratt@civitasmedia.comRobert Kennedy once said, “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”When I read this quote, I was instantly reminded of Mark and ...

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Shockers down Hillsboro 7-2

PDT Sports ReportThe Waverly Post 142 Shockers used a four-run second inning to help defeat the Hillboro Post 129 7-2 Tuesday night.Tyler Nartker went 2-for-4 with two doubles and Nathan Parks went 2-for-4 with and RBI to lead the Shockers offensively. Pierce Knisley (4-2) picked up the win.“We hit the ball well as a team,” said Shockers head coach Jonathon Teeters. “Hitting is contagious and we were able to string together two good innings a...

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Portsmouth residents turn out to support USMNT

Alex HiderPDT Sports WriterIn Chicago, soccer fans packed Solider Field. In Dallas, they watched on Jerry Jones’ 80-yard big screen. They turned out in large numbers in Portsmouth, too.Joining fellow citizens across the country, hundreds of local residents took time to support the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team in their thrilling 2-1 extra-time loss to Belgium Tuesday afternoonThe Buffalo Wild Wings in Portsmouth was packed with soccer fans, all...

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Haudenschild takes All Star Circuit at Atomic

Scott Wolfe/Brian LiskaiAtomic Speedway Press ReleaseCHILLICOTHE, Ohio — Jac Haudenschild lived up to his nickname, “The Wild Child” at Atomic Speedway last Wednesday night. The Wooster native blasted around Dale Blaney with five laps to go and went on to score his third win of the 32nd Annual Ohio Sprint Speedweek with the University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions. Dan Ebert claimed the AMRA Modified $1,000 win, Harley Martin took t...

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Columbus man faces heroin charges

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA Columbus man is was held on $150,000 bail after being arrested early Tuesday morning. Jason J. Turner, 26, has been charged with trafficking in heroin and possession of heroin, both felonies of the second degree.In a joint statement, Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said at approximately 2:01 a.m. Tuesday, officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle being operated by Turner ...

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Bennett becomes president of Rotary

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Rotary held their annual Installation Ceremony this week, as they passed the role of president onto a new member and prepared for another year of spreading goodwill through work, donations and miscellaneous philanthropy. 2013-2014 President Dave Stone stepped down and welcomed Rebecca Bennett as the new, acting president.Bennett has been involved in Rotary since 2008 and has since been dedicated to the Rotarian...

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USEC ACTO agreement gets additional $2.5 million

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comAccording Seeking Alpha, USEC, Inc. stock soared as much as 70 percent in early trading Tuesday after word the American Centrifuge Technology Demonstration and Operations (ACTO) Agreement number 003 was amended to provide for additional funds of approximately $2.5 million, bringing total funding to approximately $16 million.

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Watch for red light runners

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comI sent this warning out in a column several years ago, but it may be time to give a refresher course in how to drive away when the light turns green. The first time around I suggested waiting three seconds. Now, I am suggesting waiting five seconds. That is because now I am not just seeing one car run a red light at a time, but two to three cars.A day does not go by that I don’t watch someone blatantly ignore a red li...

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Meet and greet planned for new Salvation Army officers

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe public is being invited to a meet and greet with the new officers of the Portsmouth Corps of the Salvation Army. Lydia Smith of the Salvation Army said Lieutenants Jeremiah and Katie Eisley, Portsmouth’s newest officers will be present at a breakfast to be held July 11 from 8 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. at the Portsmouth Corps.“There’s going to be a breakfast served and you can come in, ask questions, or just...

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STAR car show brings in $1,451

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comSTAR Inc. held their annual Charity Car Show event last weekend at the Portsmouth Cinema Complex. The organization said they worked hard for a year to expand on their continuously growing event and were able to bring in $1,451. This year’s proceeds benefited the Kiwanis’ Aktion Club and care packages for the National Guard Unit 1191.The car show brought in a total of 67 entries, with 31 winners named in various ca...

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Fluor B&W invests in Geo-Tech Polymers future

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comGeo-Tech Polymers in Waverly recycles coated plastics used in consumer and automotive applications. It removes the paint and metals coatings and reclaims the plastics substrate materials without using chemicals or solvents that would degrade the properties or appearance of the materials.And now a recent $34,000 grant from Fluor-B&W Portsmouth to foster area economic growth will help Geo-Tech Polymers expand their facility. ...

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Pasquinelli, 40th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. and Patricia Pasquinelli of Minford are celebrating 40 years of marriage on June 29, 2014. They were married June 29, 1974, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Portsmouth by the Rev. Arthur Wiles.Mr. Pasquinelli is a son of the late Renato and Lola Pasquinelli, formerly of Portsmouth. He is a 1970 Notre Dame High School graduate, a 1974 graduate of University of Cincinnati, and a 1976 graduate of the Ohio College of Applied Science at University of Cincinnati...

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Warriors use defense, special teams in comeback victory

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comSometimes, numbers do lie.Despite allowing four touchdowns to the Cincinnati Bulldogs (3-3), it was Kentucky’s defense that propelled the Warriors (5-1) to a 27-24 comeback victory on the road Saturday night.Though the Warriors were missing four defensive starters and were relying on a makeshift secondary, they held the Bulldogs to just 130 yards in total offense and forced four turnovers. Slot receiver David M...

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PRP holds annual youth night

Sports ReleaseThe weather couldn’t dampen the spirits of the youthful crowd at Portsmouth Raceway Park Saturday night.While a 6 p.m. rain shower pushed back the evening’s start time, PRP’s annual Kids Night went off without a hitch, as Ben Adkins, Doug Adkins, Mike Meyers, Jason Spillman, and Jerren Perdue all captured feature wins in their respective divisions.Plenty of youthful enthusiasm was present as PRP rolled out the red carpet for the...

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Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comNote — the information contained in this article does not take into account the game played Monday night in San Diego, which takes place after press deadline. The Cincinnati Reds have won a season high five games in a row and eight out of their last nine contests.On Sunday, Cincinnati (43-38) completed a four-game sweep at AT&T Park in San Francisco, which has never happened to the Giants since the Pa...

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