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Generation Y poised to takeover the workplace

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comHere’s a statistic from the U.S. Department of Labor that might shock you. By 2015 — that’s next year — the majority of the United States work force will be in their 20s. In other words, get in the back seat of the car, baby boomers. You’re no longer driving the American work force.For business owners, understanding who is now behind the wheel will go a long way toward determining t...

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ALDI hiring 53 jobs at 6 locations

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comGrocery store chain ALDI is holding two hiring events to fill 53 jobs at stores in Portsmouth, Chillicothe, Circleville, Columbus, Reynoldsburg and Washington Court House.The first hiring event will be July 5 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at ALDI located at 23455 U.S. 23 in Circleville, Ohio, and the second will be July 19 from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. at ALDI located at 8301 East Broad Street in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.“...

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Blaney wins at Atomic Speedway

Sports ReleaseCHILLICOTHE, Ohio-The tradition of the “Night the Stars Come Out” lived up to its billing as a huge crowd, great racing, and high speeds helped kick off the Fourth of July weekend at Atomic Speedway Thursday night.Claiming the big win in the 30-lap UNOH All-Star Circuit of Champions 410 sprint cars was Dale Blaney, while local star Greggie Oliver brought home the $5,000 win in the Gullion Enterprises AMRA Late Model 40-lap event. Dan Ebert claim...

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Church celebrates Independence Day by helping others

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSANDHILL, Ky. - Pastor Gary Newman and members of his congregation at Sandhill International Pentecostal Church of Christ, looked beyond a good meal and recreation for their own families on the 4th of July holiday to reach out and help those in need. SIPCC distributed 750 meals Friday during their community picnic and meal delivery event.“As we celebrate Independence Day, many people do not have the opport...

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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. 294.Portsmouth Peewee Football Sign UpsThe Portsmouth Peewee football sign ups will take place July 8th and 9th from 6-9 p.m., and July 15 and 16 from 6-8 p.m., at the Portsmouth Elementary School.

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Kentucky Mudcats Travel Baseball Club Wins 4th Tourney of Season

Brookville, OH- The Kentucky Mudcats won the 2014 Brookville Bash Baseball 12U Tournament at the Golden Gate Park on June 28-29 in Brookville, Ohio. The latest tournament win now gives the Kentucky Mudcats championships in 4 of the 5 tournaments they have played in during the 2014 season.

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Slone’s sidelines: Melo and LeBron

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe landscape in the NBA might be on the verge of changing in a major way but in the end, nothing will change at all.Carmelo Anthony is an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his contract with the New York Knicks. Since that time, Anthony has been on a coast-to-coast tour, beginning in Chicago, making a stop in Texas to visit with the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks, and finally making his way to Los Angeles to me...

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The Burning Question: Which coach would you trade for?

Chris Slone/Alex HiderPDT SportsThis week, the Milwaukee Bucks sent two second round draft choices — one in 2015 and the other in 2019 — to the Brooklyn Nets for head coach Jason Kidd. It’s not every day that a team trades its head coach, but it has happened in the past.With that in mind, the Daily Times sports staff began contemplating different compensation scenarios for pro teams across the state of Ohio.Which coach, in...

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Local legend returns to PRP

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comTonight, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade Portsmouth Raceway Park. For one local dirt-track legend, that means a rare opportunity to return home.Steve Francis has been a mainstay in dirt-track racing for nearly three decades, notching his first feature victory in 1984. The Ashland, Kentucky native has since surpassed the 200-win mark, which includes heat races and A-main events.

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Golf ball drop fundraiser details announced

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comMike Pistole, Jr., chief operations officer for Life Medical Response, has announced the time and location for the golf ball drop to aid the fund for Roger Donini. Pistole said people can still buy a golf ball for $5 at their offices located at 1106 Union St. in Portsmouth. Saturday at 4 p.m., the balls will be dropped from a helicopter in the large field adjacent to Spartan Municipal Stadium and the person whose golf ball is closest ...

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Fire departments encourage safety this July 4th

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFireworks and the Fourth of July have become synonymous. The Ohio State Fire Marshal Larry Flowers is reminding Ohioans to follow the law and exercise caution when celebrating this week. According to Flowers, while you may hear blasts coming from a neighbor’s yard, most fireworks are illegal in Ohio, including firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles.While novelty items such as sparklers, snappers a...

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Walker appointed interim provost at SSU

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comShawnee State University (SSU) President Rita Morris announced in her weekly newsletter that Dr. Alan G. Walker has been hired to serve the university as provost for a two-year term, which will begin Aug. 1. Until his arrival, Morris will serve as acting provost, as they make necessary preparations for the start of the new academic year.The previous provost was David Todt, who became the interim provost in 2008 and was sup...

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Lawrence commissioners vote yes to relocate jail

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIRONTON — The Lawrence County Commissioners voted yes Thursday morning to enter into an agreement with the state on leasing a building on the campus of the Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV), located in Scioto County, for a jail.“On Tuesday we had a hearing where we were able to gather information. We heard testimony from the sheriff, we heard in the past from judges, our prosecuting attorney...

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Larson not an ordinary rookie

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comEvery year, a new crop of rookies try to ingratiate themselves into their new squad. Whether it’s an incoming freshman trying to earn playing time on the varsity football team or a rookie pitcher trying to make a big league ball club in spring training, rookies compete against veteran players everyday.However, in racing, the integration of rookies might be more noticeable than other sport because they are showcased on an...

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Shoemaker, 50th anniversary

Dwight and Brenda Shoemaker, of Portsmouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 5.The couple was married July 5, 1964, at Portsmouth SDA Church. Mr. Shoemaker is the son of the late Frank and Dorthea Shoemaker of Minford, and Mrs. Shoemaker is the daughter of Howard and Una Dillow of West Portsmouth. They have two children, Dee Shoemaker of Peebles, and Megan (Steven) Freedman of Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Knittel uses summer ball to prepare for college

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comDuring the summer, most high school and college players have the opportunity to relax and give their bodies the chance to recover before the start of the next season.However, some athletes use the off time as a chance to improve their game. West graduate Brady Knittel chose the latter method as he has been playing American Legion baseball for Waverly Post 142.Knittel is a dual-threat player, seeing time as an infiel...

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Mark Dheel: From the pitch, to the mat, to the field

Alex HiderPDT Sports WriterWith the Kentucky Warriors trailing the Cincinnati Bulldogs 12-6 Saturday night, Mark Dheel lined up to kick an extra point. In front of him were his backup long snapper and backup holder — not exactly ideal conditions for a kicker. Unfazed, he lined up his kick and sent it through the uprights.Dheel would make three of four extra points on the night. Those three points would be the difference in the Warriors’ 27-24 victo...

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