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PACT AlumNight this Saturday

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre (PACT) is rehearsing for AlumNight, the first-ever event solely dedicated for the performances of graduated alumni of the Children’s Theatre. Alumni, in the past, have been incorporated into a pre-show performance of a production in PACT’s regularly scheduled season.This event is also the first of what directors Becky Lovins and Susan Foster hope to be many various events to be scheduled outside of their annual series, now that they have their own location.


Wheelersburg man charged with grand theft auto

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA Wheelersburg man is facing a charge of grand theft auto and several other charges after being arrested by deputies and detectives from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to the fourth-degree felony grand theft auto charge, Russell D. “Rusty” Bond, 31, of Cherry Street, is charged with breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony, failure to comply, a third-degree felony, and failure to appear....

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CBO projects every family’s share of national debt

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comAccording to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, over the next two decades, your family’s portion of the national debt will be $250,000. In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) says the CBO’s forecast means there is a need to rein in the soaring debt and reform Social Security as well as health entitlements.The CBO’s 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook projects the natio...

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West Little League’s season ends with loss in state tournament

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAfter winning the District 11 championship two weeks ago, the West Portsmouth Senior League baseball team saw its season come to an end over the weekend with two losses in the Little League State Tournament.West fell 11-1 to North Canton Holmes County on Saturday and 5-2 to Miami Little League on Sunday.“It’s been a really long time since West Little League has been to state,” said Anthony Knittel, ...

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McFarland makes the cut

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comAs summer has drawn to a conclusion and the new school year sits on the horizon, the American Junior Golf Association wraps up another amateur season with its biggest annual event of the year — the Memorial Junior tournament.Wheelersburg resident Mitchell McFarland has spent his summer trying to qualify for the prestigious tournament but his efforts have been futile.What a difference a day makes.The...

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Town hall meeting to discuss possible Piketon layoffs

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comBecause of the possibility of mass layoffs of Fluor B&W employees, the Pike County Commissioners — in cooperation with county commissioners from Scioto, Jackson and Ross counties — will host a town hall meeting Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Pike County Government Center, 230 Waverly Plaza, in Waverly.According to the Pike County Commissioners, representatives from the Decommissioning and Decontamination (D&D) projec...

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Car theft suspect arrested

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA man who saw a picture of himself in a Daily Times story about the theft of a car with a purse and a gun in it, decided he would turn himself in before police chased him down. On Saturday, Ryan Marcum, 21, of Warfield, Kentucky, contacted the Portsmouth Police Department Detective Division where he spoke with Detective Steve Brewer, who had been assigned to investigate the case.Marcum reportedly told Brewer that h...

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Original Hamburger Inn to reopen

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comFor over half a century when folks in the city of Portsmouth wanted a real honest-to-goodness hamburger they knew where to find it - the Original Hamburger Inn Number 1. Then, several years ago, the lights went out. Scott Horr of the Vandervort’s family, said eating lunch at the Original Hamburger Inn Number 1 was a regular routine for him.

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Prison 5K raises money for Relay for Life

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comOnce again, inmates of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) have proven that they are still productive citizens. This time, the inmates have raised $470, which is being donated to the American Cancer Society.The event was planned after the inmates received information on the Scioto County Relay for Life and were interested in the concept.“A lot of these guys have family members who have had cance...

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‘Warm Up America’ brings warmth through knitting

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFor eight years, ‘Warm Up America,’ a local group of people utilize their enjoyment of knitting in order to help others that are in need. On Saturday, WUA gathered at the main branch of the Portsmouth Public Library for a knitting session.Robin Storey, founder of the local Warm Up America knitting group, said their purpose is to help people in need.“This is ‘Warm Up AmericaR...

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“Celebrate Art & Life” at Grayson Gallery

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGRAYSON, Ky. — The Grayson Gallery & Art Center will present “Celebrate Art & Life” with a multimedia art show during the monthly Final Fridays Art Walk. An opening reception for artists and the public will be Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. According to Dan Click, the Grayson Gallery & Art Center coordinator, the gallery has been making contact with artists from all over the region, across the stat...

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Two-vehicle crash claims two lives

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA two-vehicle crash has claimed two lives. The Chillicothe Post investigated a two-vehicle fatal crash that occurred on U.S. 23 in Pike County Thursday at around 1:50 p.m. Killed were John W. Mullins, 44, and Geneva F. Mullins, 72, both of Ironton.Troopers said John Mullins was operating a 1992 Toyota Tacoma southbound on U.S. 23. when he reportedly drove his vehicle left of center striking a northbound 2003 Kenworth tracto...

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Warriors roll Spartans in rivalry game

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Southern Ohio Spartans came into Saturday’s matchup looking for revenge for a Week 1 blowout at the hands of the Kentucky Warriors. Instead, they got a good case of deja vu.In another stout defensive effort, the Kentucky Warriors (7-1) left no doubt that they’re the superior semi-pro team in Portsmouth by defeating the Spartans 40-6 at Spartan Stadium.“It’s the best feeling, especially aga...

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International families united through Facebook

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThirty years later, after finishing higher education, starting a family, building a foundation for his career, an election win and a life full of events, Domestic Relations Judge Jerry Buckler received a message on the social media network Facebook from a lady by the name Ellen Gibson. After an initial discussion and a quick profile check, Buckler realized Ellen Gibson is Ellen Pringle, his long lost high school pen-pal, who is of Sc...

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Can we keep high school amateur?

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIn case you haven’t heard, college sports are at a crossroads.Seemingly every day, more news and opinions about the NCAA flood the newswires. Players at Northwestern vote to form a players’ union. Star athletes claim they go to bed hungry. Columnists push for athletes to be paid.One thing is certain: With the time and effort players put in, and the billions in dollars in revenue they create, amateurism in...

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Now and then a dream fish, now and then comes a big one

G. Sam PiattPDT Outdoor ColumnistRecord fish are few and far between, but now and then a big one swims along to give us a thrill and make us think about the records.About this time of the year last year, Tyler Dean, 17, was fishing in the inlet of the Ohio River, on the Ohio shore just upstream from the Greenup Dam, when he hooked and landed the kind of fish you dream about.He was fishing from the shore and had baited up with chicken liver and a blu...

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In the Good ol’ Summetime

Dudley WootenPDT Outdoor ColumnistIn other landscape articles, the topic has had the focus primarily on aesthetics. We’ve talked about pink and blue butterfly bush, gold leaf spirea, red leaf crabapple, red berries on blue holly, etc. When we talk landscape, it’s usually about color, right? Yes, that’s pretty typical.Many times we look back and wish we had paid less attention to the pretty picture on the plant’s tag and more attention t...

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Greenup Habitat making progress at Flatwoods, Ky. site

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFLATWOODS, Ky. — Volunteer work crews at the Greenup County Habitat For Humanity (GCHFH) construction site located at 929 Vallance Street in Flatwoods, Ky., endeavors to move one family closer to the reality of home ownership.Mike Garlinger, construction coordinator for GCHFH, said work crews have been working diligently at the site for the last six weeks.

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