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Rhoten-Meadows, engagement

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Submitted photo(David) Keith Rhoton Jr., son of David Rhoton Sr. and Arta Kelly (Randy), and Phyllis (Tresera) Meadows, daughter of the late Shirley Howell and the late “Mike” Meadows Sr., would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The ceremony is planned for September 2014 in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Cross-country walker passes through Portsmouth

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAubrey Benmark makes her way on foot, headed south on a trecherous stretch of US Route 23. With construction taking place in the center lanes, traffic is forced extremely close to the already thin shoulder. Cars wizz past her, coming within inches of slamming into her cart, filled with all her possesions. Still, Benmark has seen worse.“In New Jersey…the road was under construction. It forced me literally into the la...

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RIR offers fans a unique experience

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comProfessional athletes are celebrities and their field of play is considered to be Camelot, which doesn’t bode well for the die-hard fans that aspire to meet their favorite superstar or snap a picture from the 50-yard line of the hometown team.For every day, hard-working individuals, those opportunities are non-existent because the chance of a lifetime comes with a hefty price tag.However, the possibility of ex...

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Falcons defeat Mohawks 10-0

PDT Sports ReportMinford used a five-run sixth inning to pull away from SOC II foe Northwest and took a 10-0 victory in the process Thursday evening.Jared Alley led the hitting for the Falcons by going 3-for-4 on the evening with a double and two RBI. Ian Tolle and Matt Joyce each had 3-for-5 days at the dish for Minford while Quentin Smith added two hits in three at-bats and also batted in three ru...

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Valley’s Dunn signs on with Ohio Christian

By Alex HiderPDT Sports ReporterVery few high school athletes get the chance to play in college. Valley High School’s Hayden Dunn was talented enough to garner college offers in two sports.As a third-team All-State defensive end in football and a first-team All-State selection in basketball, Dunn had a choice to make.“I’ve wanted to play college sports since I was a kid, and until a couple months ago, I didn’t know if it was ...

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Central Church of Christ to host Sunrise Service on Easter

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comCentral Church of Christ will bring in the Easter holiday Sunday, April 20 with an early Sunrise Service, set to begin at 7:30 a.m. The service is open to the public and will be held at the Shelter House at Mound Park. Central Church of Christ, 1211 Grandview Avenue in Portsmouth.Pastor of CCC said they are looking forward to hosting the service.“When the ladies came to the tomb on that resurrec...

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SSU professor speaks at natural history conference

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comShawnee State University’s assistant professor of biology Sarah Minter, Ph.D., recently presented a program on “The Creation, Implementation, and Value of Experiential Learning Opportunities in Undergraduate Classrooms” at the Ohio Natural History Conference in Columbus.During the program Minter talked about the increasing focus on lectures vs. authentic experience in the classroom. Teaching science through ...

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Scioto County placed 2nd highest in state drug-deaths

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Ohio Department of Health says Ohio’s efforts to combat the abuse of prescription painkillers are paying off and new data released Thursday by the ODH shows that the number of deaths from unintended overdoses of prescription opiates declined in 2012 for the first time since 2003.“There has actually be an increase in the total number of drug overdoses,” Christy Beeghly, Violence and Injury Prevention Pr...

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Detroit man arrested at Russell motel, facing drug charges

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. — According to reports from FADE Drug Task Force, Christopher Lamont Brown Jr., 20, of Detroit, Mich,. was arrested by FADE Drug Task Force officers Wednesday night at a motel in Russell after prescription pills and cash were discovered in Brown’s room by officers.According to reports, Brown is a suspected drug dealer, as officers from the Raceland Police Department with the assistance o...

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Fire causes damage at a senior center in Russell, Ky.

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. — A fire reportedlty occurred at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Frasure’s Personal Care Home, a senior citizen facility on Riverview Road, in Russell, Ky.Russell Fire Chief Billy Selvage said there is speculation the fire was caused by a toaster located in the kitchen of the facility where the fire occurred.

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Bloom-Vernon health fair serves community

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comBloom-Vernon Local School District hosted its 24th annual health fair this week, topping their past records and really emphasizing how important health education is to the entire community of South Webster. This year’s event brought in 52 participating health agencies and organizations, four area hospitals and the American Red Cross. The event catered to over a 1,000 individuals in a four hour span of time.The Red Cr...

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First Domestic Court Judge honored

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIf there is a “who’s who” in the legal community in Scioto County, they were all in one room, except for those there wasn’t room for Thursday as Scioto County Domestic Relations Court Judge Jerry Buckler honored former Domestic Relations Court Judge David Spears with the unveiling of his photo which will be the first to hang on the wall in that courtroom.

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Bill Johnson raises $380,000 in first quarter

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comCongressman Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) filed his quarterly campaign finance report Tuesday, reporting more than $380,000 raised for the quarter. That brings his total cash on hand for the re-election campaign to nearly $1 million dollars. Johnson said $228,000 of that has been raised from individual donors.Johnson campaign advisor Matt Dole said that more than $960,000 indicates growing support heading into the general election....

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Burchetts, 63rd anniversary

Submitted photoJack and Dovie Burchett of Wheelersburg celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Monday, March 24, 2014. The couple was married on March 24, 1957, in South Webster, Ohio, by Rev. Crabtree. The couple have 11 children, Tom, Gary, Sue, Easter, Janet, Jackie, Steve, Deanna, Dave, Candy, Jessie; 19 grand children and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Child dies in Pike County crash

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA two-vehicle crash in Pike County has claimed the life of a child. Ten-year-old Christopher Sprouse of Beaver, Ohio, was pronounced dead a short time after being transported to Pike Community Hospital.The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they are investigating the crash which occurred on Ohio 32 at around 7:55 a.m. Wednesday. Troopers said a 2001 Honda Civic driven by Donna S. Bowling, 66, of Beaver, ...

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Officials break ground on $31 million Minford Sewer Project

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comCounty and state officials gathered on Wednesday at the Greater Portsmouth Airport to ceremoniously break ground on the $31 million dollar Minford Sewer Project.Among those attending the ceremony was Sandy Doyle-Ahern, president of EMH&T — the engineering firm on the project.“We celebrate today the culmination of five years of dedication by hundreds of stake holders. There has been a significant drive...

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Welcome, spring!

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comColeman’s Lawn and Landscaping has added another dimension to their business, called Coleman Garden Center, located at 216 Jefferson Street in Portsmouth, and offering a variety of garden needs and services.Chris and Sarah Coleman, owners of Coleman Garden Center, said they are excited about the new addition to their business.“We are just excited about this opportunity to serve the communi...

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Minch named to Veterans Service Commission

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOne of Terry Minch’s first loves is helping fellow veterans. That’s why he is excited about his new appointment to serve an unexpired term as a member of the Scioto County Veterans Service Commission.“Veterans mean a lot because you have to respect them regardless of who they are and what they’ve done,” Minch said, directly after being sworn in by Scioto County Common Pleas Judge William T. Mar...

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