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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.

 

Greenup Habitat to host McCruise-In events

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFLATWOODS, Ky. — Greenup County Habitat for Humanity will host a McCruise-In event on July 11, from 5 to 8 p.m. by the McDonald’s in Flatwoods, the sponsors of the event.For five years, GCHFH has offered the McCruise-In events to the community to raise funds for their cause, which is provide affordable housing to families in need, and will continue their efforts on July 11.

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Portman praises passage of Workforce Innovation Act

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comU.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) today praised the House of Representatives passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). All four key components of bipartisan workforce development legislation authored by Portman, known as the Careers Through Responsive, Efficient, and Effective Retraining (CAREER) Act, are reflected in the final package, which now heads to the President’s desk for signature.Portma...

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Wenstrup asks for $15 million for Piketon

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comCongressman Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) introduced an amendment Wednesday to increase Decontamination and Decommission (D&D) cleanup funds for the Piketon reservation by $15 million.Joined by congressmen Bill Johnson and Steve Stivers, the southern Ohio representatives worked to keep the federal government’s commitment to cleaning up Cold War contamination. Ultimately, the amendment failed by a vote of 112-309.

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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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