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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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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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Local Sports Briefs

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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Jonathon Schweickart: A football lifer

Alex HiderPDT Sports WriterTo Kentucky Warriors quarterback Jonathon Schweickart, football is a religion.“It’s like going to church on Sunday,” he said. “I’ve got to get my football fix and I’m good for the rest of the week.”Football has been there for Schweickart throughout his life, since he was in second grade. It’s been a constant for him, from his highest of highs to his lowest of lows.

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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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Porter Township awards electrical contract

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Porter Township Trustees held their regular meeting Monday, July 7, in which they granted an electrical service contract to IGS Energy. Porter Township hasn’t previously entered a service contract concerning their electric utilities and Chairman Dave Hayden, who has an expansive background in buying and selling power, believes that the contract will be an exponential saving for the Porter Township citizens.

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The elusive bacon sandwich

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comEverybody is into bacon these days. Every restaurant has its own version. Most of the time it is the bacon cheeseburger. Sometimes it’s the bacon-chicken sandwich. Maybe it’s a salad with bacon bits throughout. Other times you may have had a bacon sundae. Even the BLT has a burger now. They may tell you it’s a BLT, but the last one I saw advertised turned out to have turkey on it.Here is the problem. If we...

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Johnson receives OUHCOM promotion

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) has announced the appointment of Terry Johnson, D.O., to the academic rank of Clinical Professor of Family Medicine.Johnson is the current medical director for Compass Community Health Care Center and has been a teacher and medical educator since his early days as an intern, with his first appointment coming as a clinical instructor. In 1998, Johnson adva...

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County retains legal advisor for Eden Park Sewer issue

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn confirmed to the Daily Times that his office has retained a legal advisor in the Eden Park Sewer Project issue. On Tuesday Eden Park residents turned over petitions asking the commissioners to take action.“The prosecutor’s office and the sanitary engineer’s office thought it was a big enough issue that we should get an expert on these types of contracts and agree...

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Damp Shockers win 4-2 in rain-shortened game

PDT Sports ReportThe Waverly Post 142 Shockers (19-7) used a few late runs and some inclement weather to their advantage Monday night as they knocked off the Licking County Athletics 4-2.Garrett Carmichael went 2-for-3 with a homer and Brady Knittel picked up a win in a shortened complete game.“This was a nice win for us,” Shockers coach Jonathon Teeters said. “They’re a travel team and all of their kids are signed to play collegiality ...

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Cooper finds success in Legion ball, preps for SSU

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comMany great players began their careers at small institutions. The NFL’s all-time receptions leader Jerry Rice played his college ball at Mississippi Valley State, and Cincinnati Bengals’ all-time great quarterback Kenny Anderson attended Augustana College.Most players have to fight and claw their way to the top of the ladder when beginning at smaller schools. Clay graduate and current Waverly Post 142 player Adam C...

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