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SunCoke shares progress in proposed Ky. plant

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSOUTH SHORE, Ky. — SunCoke Energy held a public meeting Tuesday at McKell Middle School, where more than 100 residents and community members assembled to acquire information regarding the proposed coke plant for South Shore, Ky.Dave Schwake, business development director for SunCoke Energy, said they are excited about the proposal for a coke plant in South Shore.

 

GOP picks Cleveland for 2016 convention

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOhioans in key positions are commenting on the choice of Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

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MADD endorses ‘Annie’s Law’

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comMothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) will hold a press conference on Thursday to ask for support of HB 469, lifesaving ignition interlock legislation known as Annie’s Law, sponsored by Terry Johnson (R-McDermott). Annie’s Law, will require all repeat and first-time offenders with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher to use an ignition interlock on their vehicle for at least six months.

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County engineer awarded more than $1M for projects

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County Engineer Craig Opperman recently announced that his office has received over a million dollars to pave a number of roads and replace two bridges in county. Opperman explained a portion of the funding for each project is coming from the Ohio Public Works Commission, through State Issue One.State Issue One allows the state to issue bonds for infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges.“Thi...

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Wish granted for Georgia teen at Portsmouth Raceway

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comJosh Thompson, of Milledgeville, GA, received a wish from the Georgia Make-A-Wish Foundation and spent the fourth of July at the Portsmouth Raceway Park, as a member of pit crew for the Georgia Boot Racing Team.Thompson’s wish was to visit Rocky Brands and participate in a photo shoot. Rocky Brands took his wish one-step further and invited Thompson and his family to attend the Portsmouth Race. Thompson got to meet d...

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Lawrence sheriff investigating robbery

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public to help them find the person who robbed the Speedway station located at 439 County Road 406, in South Point, around midnight Tuesday.

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Habitat for Humanity plans 12th home

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comHabitat for Humanity of Scioto County continues to move forward with plans to build its 12th home in the next month or so, and will continue the practice of naming those homes in honor of former Habitat volunteers who have passed away.“We named the one in West Portsmouth after Dr. Thomas Swope and his wife (Esther), and we’re going to be naming building one on 15th (Street) and Findlay, and we’re going to ...

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Wind Symphony begins search for new director

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Wind Symphony (PWS) has begun the process of searching for a new conductor for its 22nd season.According to information released by the symphony, “current conductor Lee Auer assumed the PWS conducting position in May of 2013, (Auer) is leaving the Lucasville Valley School District for a new music education position in Newark, Ohio.”Because of Auer’s departure from the area, the PW...

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