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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.


Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Portsmouth Daily Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making portsmouth-dailytimes.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click acces...

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Reddick takes youth and experience to Eldora dirt

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comOn a Saturday night, with dirt flying through the air as the cars are slipping and sliding through every imminent corner, the crowd becomes more engaged, lap after lap. As the cars navigate through the high-bank turns, the action intensifies until the ultimate climax — who is the winner and who will be bringing their machines home in pieces?Dirt track racing has often been described as some of the most intense racing thr...

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Local golfers named Tri-State Junior Tour Players of the Year

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThis week, two West Portsmouth golfers were named “Player of the Year” in their respective age divisions in the Tri-State Junior Golf Tour. Twelve-year-old Brynden Roark was awarded the honor in the 10-12 Division, while 15-year-old Jordan Tieman took top spot in the 13-15 Division.For Roark, this is his second straight player of the year award in his third year of competing on the Tour. He picked up the sport when ...

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Millions left unclaimed by Scioto residents

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Ohio Department of Commerce is asking Ohio residents to join in the 2014 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt, find out if they are one of thousands of people entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the department.According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, Scioto County residents and businesses have an unclaimed amount of more than $5 million dollars, with the average account be $209.85.Unclaimed funds are mon...

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County still exploring options on Lawrence County Jail

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Commissioners reported on Tuesday they are still exploring their options when it comes to doing something about Lawrence County’s intention to open a jail in Scioto County.The Lawrence County Commissioners, in cooperation with the state of Ohio, are intending to open the Liberation Unit of the former Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility in Scioto County as a jail. Scioto County officials ...

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Hensley charged with breaking and entering

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comEmployees at a Scioto County business had a few anxious moments Monday when an intruder tried to gain entrance while they were inside.Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call from the Blair’s Construction, located at 888 Ohio 522, in Wheelersburg, stating that a male subject had just broken out the window to the door trying to gain entry into the business. Employees were inside when the al...

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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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