By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth City Manager Derek Allen has taken the gloves off, saying now he realizes the things he had been warned about concerning the way the city is operated are true. And now he is laying it all out in a five-page open letter to City Council in which he says things must change immediately.“That is how it has always been.” That was a sentence he heard from many of his colleagues when they warned him not to take the job in Portsmouth because the city government was not politically stable.He says during the interview process with Novac Consulting Group they discussed the negative factors that he says has lead to political instability in the past.
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn anticipation of City Invasion taking place at Spartan Municipal Stadium on Saturday, members of the local faith community gathered Thursday night at Christ Community Church for worship and support of the activities of the event.Invasion founder Amy Lambert has been working for months in anticipation of the event. She addressed those in attendance.
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn Thursday, economic development officials gathered at the OSU Endeavor Center to learn about a new marketing program being launched in Scioto, Jackson, Pike and Ross Counties.To develop the program, the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) hired consultants Ady Voltedge. Since beginning their work in January, a number of key economic assets were identified. A number of target industries were als...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIn recent weeks reports of bear sightings have become frequent in Scioto County. Now there’s a chance we might have to be on the lookout for wild coyotes.Wild dogs reported to have been roaming the streets of New Boston may not be dogs at all and may be coyotes instead. The Daily Times contacted Village Administrator Steve Hamilton about reports that wild dogs may have been attacking other dogs at night, and ...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comTo the delight of hungry local residents, Buffalo Wild Wings, winner of scores of “best wing” contests and “best sports bar” awards, will reopen its restaurant in Portsmouth Tuesday at 11 a.m., after being closed for one week for upgrades and renovations.The Portsmouth Buffalo Wild Wings will be offering customers an all-new decor and bar, new and larger TVs, and a new and much larger room that can b...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Police Department has released a photo taken from a surveillance camera of a man they say may have stolen a car as it was parked in front of a business around noon on Wednesday.Portsmouth Police Operations Captain Lynn Brewer said Sheryl Fannin, of Minford, told police she parked her vehicle in front of a local business located in the 900 block of 11th Street to drop some items off. Fannin said when she retur...
By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comASHLAND, Ky. — Larry Pancake, of Russell, Ky., will host a release party for his new album entitled, “Fair Weather Friend,” on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at The Sky Tower at 1212 Bath Ave., in Ashland. Pancake’s album was engineered at 9Lives Records in Ashland, Ky.With a music career that spans over a 20-year period, Pancake said he is excited about his new project and the release party, a...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comLeadership training has been the focus of activities this week at Camp Oyo where five Junior ROTC units gathered.“We have the Marines, the Army and the Navy groups here, all from the Kentucky area,” Camp Oyo ranger Matt Taylor said. “They are doing leadership programs, leadership development as part of their Junior ROTC course curriculum.”Taylor said the groups had been traveling a long di...
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