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Demolition underway to prepare for new CVS

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By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIt seems like just yesterday there were two buildings on the corner of 11th Street and Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth, but if you had to look twice the last time you drove by your eyes are not deceiving you. They’re gone.“The demolition is just about complete,” developer Jeff Albrecht said. “We’re hopeful to be done by the end of next week - have the lot all the way done - have the blacktop all pealed off.”Albrecht announced earlier in the year that a new CVS would be located at that corner, and eventually the entire block all the way to Gay Street would be developed as well.


Local roundup, 8/28/14

Wednesday ScoresVOLLEYBALLWheelersburg 3, Valley 0Wheelersburg def. Valley 25-23, 25-12, 25-10Wheelersburg — Marley Hanzel (18 kills), Kasey Bergan (10 points).Records — Wheelersburg 2-0 (2-0)Po...

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Indians, Trojans prepared for season-opening tilt

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe start of the 2014 season kicks off in Lucasville as the Portsmouth Trojans will attempt to accomplish a feat that hasn’t been witnessed in three years —place a “one” in the loss column in a regular-season contest against the Valley Indians.Valley is 30-0 over the last three years against regular-season foes. For Portsmouth, who finished with a 3-7 record last year, it’s an opportunity to make ...

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Football has prominent role in Naval Academy life

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comThere are few universities where football is as deeply embedded in the culture as at the Naval Academy.And few people have had as close-up of a view as retired admiral Tom Lynch, a Lima Central Catholic graduate who played football there with Roger Staubach and returned to the academy as its superintendent three decades later.In good years, not so good years and even in really down years, Navy pours on the pagean...

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Dayton man sentenced to 10 years

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comScioto County Common Pleas Judge William T. Marshall has sentenced a Dayton man to 10 years in prison for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activities and conspiracy to traffic in heroin.Ryan L. Starks, 23, and four others were indicted by the Scioto County grand jury arising from the August, 2013 seizure of over half a kilogram of heroin at the Shawnee State Park Lodge.

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46th Greenup County Fair is underway

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. — With a hardy welcome to fair patrons, State Representative Tanya Pullin conducted the opening ceremonies for the 46th Greenup County Fair on Tuesday.At the inception of the fair-opening, Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper rendered the invocation, followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by Johnathan Cox. Greenup County Fair board president Jay Sizemore said the 2014 fair is off t...

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Sports ReleaseIn what will be, at least for the time being, the final time the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League fields at least five football teams, SEOAL media predict the Jackson Ironmen will prevail.A panel of a dozen sportswriters, broadcasters and Internet personnel — with each conference school represented by at least one voter — picked the Ironmen to dethrone the defending champion Logan Chieftains and earn their third conference crown in four years....

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Clay certified LEED silver

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comClay Local School District was recently awarded the title of being a certified silver LEED building — which means they are more than progressive when it comes to using smart and ecological friendly features in the building’s construction, utilization and instructional methods.The process has been a long one, since 2009, including the work of the construction company, members of their board, teachers, superinten...

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Two charged with manufacturing meth in Ky.

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSOUTH SHORE, Ky. — Two Portsmouth residents, Garrett Boyd, 23, and Breanna Horton, 21, were arrested on Tuesday for manufacturing methamphetamine, according to reports from Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper.Reports from Cooper said Boyd and Horton were arrested for manufacturing methamphetamine in the Clifford Loop area of South Shore, Ky. Authorities discovered two active methamphetamine labs in possess...

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Humble’s 12 kills lead to home-opening win for SSU

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – It took the Shawnee State volleyball just three sets to earn its third victory of the season, defeating Mount Vernon Nazarene 25-23, 25-19, 25-20 Tuesday evening at Waller Gymnasium.The Bears also won an exhibition match over Columbus State in a five-set thriller during the tri-match later in the evening.Kristi Humble led the way for SSU over MVNU, recording a match-high 12 kills, while Paige Zelich and Christina Shelton each added nine. Devan Sc...

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Deer festival opens next weekend

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe 2014 Rarden Whitetail Deer Festival will he held Sept. 5-7, filled full of activities for the whole family.According to rardendeerfest.com, the proceeds from the festival help to fund improvements to the park in Rarden in which the festival is held every year.“As our park grows and becomes successful so do costs and maintenance. Absolutely no tax dollars have be spent on this project. Private funding fr...

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Woodard scores twice for lady Bears

Sports ReleasePORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Shawnee State scored four goals in the opening half, including a pair from Maddie Woodard as the Bears cruised to a 4-0 victory over Ohio Valley University to open the season at Shawnee Turf on Tuesday.The victory marked the 100th in program history, the 71st from current head coach Rob Appell.Mara McGee scored the first goal of the 2014 season in the 19th minute of play off a corner kick from Jessica Fair. The corner car...

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Webster hat trick pushes Bears to 3-0 win

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio– Joseph Webster notched a pair of goals in the first half and added another in the second to lead the Shawnee State men’s soccer team to a season-opening, 3-0, victory over Ohio Valley University on Tuesday afternoon at Shawnee Turf.Webster connected first in the 12th minute on a header that slipped past the OVU (0-1) keeper. The goal came off an assist from Ben Pulsford.“I thought we played very well for first match of the year,”...

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Throckmorton graduates from Leadership Academy

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comClinton Throckmorton is a Scioto County resident who operates out of Pike County as the energy, maintenance and housekeeping director for Pike County Community Action. He has worked his way up the chain and only became director recently. In effort to boost his skill set, Throckmorton attended the Appalachian Leadership Academy (ALA) and graduated Aug. 15.Throckmorton spent a year traveling throughout the Appalachian region...

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Hazardous waste event Sept. 27

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District (LSSWMD) is set to host its 8th annual Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) event on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Portman to bring DOE officials to Piketon

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPike and Scioto County officials complained during a recent news conference that there were so many unfilled vacancies in the U.S. Department of Energy that they were having a difficult time contacting anyone at that all important department about the need for support for finding $110 million to fill a projected shortfall for 2015 in the Decommissioning and Decontamination project at Piketon. Now, U.S. Senator Rob Portman has announce...

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Mandel brings support for HB 175 to Portsmouth

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comWe all wonder from time to time where our tax dollars go, and if Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel has a say in things, Ohioans will soon see an account of where every dollar spent by the state went for the last seven years.Mandel was in Portsmouth Wednesday urging public support for House Bill 175.

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Saddler issues Ice Bucket Challenge

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comAt Monday’s Portsmouth City Council Meeting, Second Ward Councilman Rich Saddler made a suggestion for all of city council, City Manager Derek Allen, City Clerk Diana Ratliff, City Auditor Trent Williams, City Solicitor John Haas and both Municipal Court Judges Steve Mowery and Russ Kegley, to support Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by doing the “Ice Bucket Challenge” on the front steps of the Municipal Building ...

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