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SCBDD kicks-off Special Olympics

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) officially kicked-off the Special Olympics season with the Eighth Annual Scioto County Special Olympics Walkathon. The event helps raise money to support various activities, throughout the year, of the Special Olympics teams.The walk was held at Tracy Park on Friday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Life Ambulance brought food, West High School Marching Band performed several musical numbers, KC Productions played music and more community organizations were present to support the local Special Olympians.

 

Notre Dame looks to contain Chesapeake

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comLast week against Grove City Christian, the Notre Dame Titans (1-2) did virtually everything right. They dominated time of possession, running 65 plays to the Eagles 34. They played smarter football, committing four penalties to Grove City’s six. They even held a 10-point lead with under five minutes remaining in the game.However, Notre Dame couldn’t stop the big play. Grove City would score on five rushing plays of...

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Marsh House celebrating 20 years

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe Counseling Center’s Marsh House has been providing intensive therapy and housing for men struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. On Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, the Marsh House, 1216 Fourth Street in Portsmouth, will host a celebration from 4 to 7 p.m.Gina Collinsworth, Director Community Relations and Development Compass Community Health and The Counseling Center, Inc. said they are inviting the enti...

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Solid Waste District to implement glass recycling

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District is working to implement a glass recycling program for area bars by the end of the year. Dan Palmer, Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District director, said there are 16 participating bars.“Between those bars we’re seeing in excess of 19,000 bottles a week,” Palmer said.Palmer said the 19,000 bottles do not include bottles from events suc...

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Flatwoods to host Fall Festival

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFLATWOODS, Ky. — The city of Flatwoods, Ky., will usher the fall season in with the annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. According Norma Justice, chairperson of the Parks and Recreation Fall Festival, said the event provides a myriad of activities to engage in, and will kick off with the pancake breakfast at 8 a.m.“It started in about 2001, for the state of Kentucky’s birthday, the...

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Curtain call: celebrating a legacy

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comI always enjoy checking out a Southern Ohio Museum exhibition during the early days of its opening to take it in slowly. I’ve checked out the current show, “Highlights and Gracenotes,” several times in the past few weeks and I believe that museum officials have truly outdone themselves with this exhibition.

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SOPA schedules public meeting

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comSouthern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) is in the process of applying for an Area-Wide Brownfield Planning Grant, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If awarded it could lead to the remediation of local brownfield sites.As a part of the application proces,s SOPA has scheduled a community meeting for Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. in the University Center, Room 215, on the campus of Shawnee State University in Portsmouth....

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Funding provided for Piketon work

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe United States Senate passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) Thursday evening, funding government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at 2014 funding levels, and avoiding a government shutdown. Included in the resolution was finding for the Decontaminating and Decommissioning (D&D) work at Fluor-B&W in Piketon.

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Smart quilts for the 1191st

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comLocal quilt making club, Patches and Pieces of Lucasville, is asking for funding for a project that will provide special quilts for local soldiers of the 1191st, who are being deployed to Afghanistan this year after basic training.The organization often takes donations to provide quilts for local veterans in nursing homes that they make themselves, but this new project is one they are sponsoring through a third-party....

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Pleasant Green to celebrate National Back to Church Sunday

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comOn Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, Pleasant Green Baptist Church (PGBC), 1421 Waller St., in Portsmouth, will join with other local churches, as well as church across the United States in celebration of National Back to Church Sunday (NBTCS). The morning worship service is 11.am., followed by a spaghetti dinner immediately following the service.

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Portsmouth beats Ironton 4-1 in tennis

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Trojans beat Ironton 4-1 Thursday. After losing the No. 1 singles match, the Trojans ran the table on the Fighting Tigers.Portsmouth travels to Ironton Monday for a rematch.Aleigha Justice (IHS) def. Lydia Cohen (PHS) 6-3, 6-2Mazie Lawson (PHS) def. Ariel Whitt (IHS) 6-4, 4-6, 6-3Chelsea Cartee (PHS) def. Holly Bruce (IHS) 6-0, 6-1Allison Raies/Molly Kammler (PHS) def....

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CAO ‘Zoctoberfest’ will convene Oct. 25

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe month of October will be recognized by the Scioto County Community Action Organization (CAO) as ‘Zoctober.’ CAO is preparing to host a Zombie Run and Car Show event Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, beginning at 9 a.m.Angela Davis, Social Service Deputy Director at CAO, said the Zoctoberfest event is the their first fundraiser to held for their senior citizen nutrition programs.“This is g...

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Teacher publishes children’s book

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comRetired Portsmouth Middle School teacher Elizabeth Toombs recently realized one of her lifelong dreams of publishing a book.Toombs shares a playful, poetic tale of what it means to be a true “winner” in her book “Oh Howard, You’re a Hit!” In the book, Howard is off for an adventure at his very first baseball game. Howard wants you to come with him, and see what happens as he tries to help his ...

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Lewis County man arrested for drug trafficking

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with detectives from FADE Drug Task Force, arrested Anthony Hardymon, 46, at his residence of KY 344 in Lewis County, Ky., on Thursday, Sept. 18.Reports from the sheriff’s office confirm that Hardymon was arrested after authorities conducted a controlled buy of several prescription pills. Officers said they seized additional evidence consisting of 78 ...

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Threatening letter found in elementary school

By Portia Willliamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — According to reports from Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 14, an 11-year-old boy has been charged with terroristic threatening after a hand-written threat was found at a Greenup County school on Thursday, Sept., 18. KSP said the threat was found at an elementary school.Greenup County Superintendent Sherry Horsely said the threatening note did not put any of the students in danger....

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Late goal pushes Clay past New Boston

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWhenever the Clay Panthers and the New Boston Eagles meet for a soccer match, it’s going to be intense. Thursday night’s match was no exception.“When New Boston and Clay meet, you can throw out the record books, because it’s going to be a hard fought game,” Panther head coach Mark Trapp.The Panthers came away with a 2-1 victory thanks to the efforts of Dennis Conkel and a stifling defens...

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Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWhenever the Clay Panthers and the New Boston Eagles meet for a soccer match, it’s going to be intense. Thursday night’s match was no exception.“When New Boston and Clay meet, you can throw out the record books, because it’s going to be a hard fought game,” Panther head coach Mark Trapp.The Panthers came away with a 2-1 victory thanks to the efforts of Dennis Conkel and a stifling defens...

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Wheelersburg sweeps West

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Wheelersburg Lady Pirates remained a perfect 8-0 on the season and atop the SOC standings with a three-game sweep of the West Senators Thursday evening at West High School.Makayla Adams led the way for Wheelersburg with 12 kills, and Brooklyn Adams added 10 kills and 10 blocks. Brittany Adams led the way on the defensive end with 10 digs.After an emotionally draining win at home against the reigning three-time SO...

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