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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.


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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Cayton to take over at Clay

Alex HiderPDT Sports WriterFormer Minford girls’ basketball coach Scott Cayton has accepted the girls’ head coach position at Clay High School according to Clay Athletic Director Mike Rose.“He brings a wealth of experience,” Rose said. ” He has experience in both leagues and he knows the coaches and knows the league, so I’m sure he’s going to continue our success in the girls’ program.”

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Carmichael hones skills during summer

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comAfter building a successful high school resume, which includes two state titles, Wheelersburg graduate Garrett Carmichael is spending the summer toning his baseball skills preparing for the next challenge.The former Pirate has already committed to Sinclair Community College and the shortstop isn’t wasting anytime preparing for his next role.Before Carmichael makes the trek to Dayton, he decided to spending his...

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To place an item in the calendar please email pdtsports@civitasmedia.com or call 740-353-3101 ext. 294.Western Sun Masonic Lodge Golf TournamentThe Western Sun Masonic Lodge Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, July 12, at the Elks Club beginning at 2 p.m.Interested participants can register by calling Ed Davis at 740-776-2556 or by visiting the lodge.The entry fee will be $200 per team, with th...

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