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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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Pepper attacks the state’s cuts on heroin treatment

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comDavid Pepper, Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General, visited Portsmouth Friday on a mission to garner local support for his campaign, and to address the state’s recent cuts in treatment for heroin addiction, something he said his opponent, and present Attorney General, Mike Dewine has failed take proper action against.According to Pepper, the state has changed the way it is paying out federal gran...

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Wheelersburg bank robbed, suspect still at large

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWHEELERSBURG — The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a robbery at US Bank located at 400 Center Street in Wheelersburg. According to Detective Jodie Conkel, the robbery occurred Saturday at approximately 11:05 a.m.On Saturday morning, a white male approximately six feet tall, wearing a cameo hat, hoodie along with a gray t-shirt entered the US Bank, handed one of the tellers a note demandin...

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Spartans, Warriors “amped” for rivalry

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIt’s not difficult to get the Kentucky Warriors (6-1) and the Southern Ohio Spartans (5-3, 4-3 NFFL) excited to play each other.“You don’t have to give pregame speeches in a game like this,” said Warrior head coach Jamie Rice.The Portsmouth-area rivals will face off for the second time this season on Saturday at Spartan Stadium. Earlier this year, in the season opener, the Warriors came away w...

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Davis to take over basketball program at West

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorWhen it comes to building a good high school sports program, many coaches will tell fans that the key to having a successful team in any sport is to build through the feeder programs that surround your school system.That is the plan that Scott Davis will continue to enact at West as the former junior high coach and varsity assistant will be taking over the reins for the Senators’ basketball, after former head coach Travi...

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