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Artist Larry May’s work featured in Grayson Gallery

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGRAYSON, Ky. — The Grayson Gallery & Art Center will be presenting “The ART of Larry May” for the monthly Final Fridays Art Walk with an opening reception on Aug. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free to the public and will feature live music by Larry Whitt and refreshments by Friends of the Gallery.According to Grayson Gallery Coordinator, Dan Click, the gallery will also be open on Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature 60 pieces of artist Lay May’s fine art and assemblage works on exhibit.

 

Local sports roundup, 8/19/2014

SOCCERNew Boston 5, West 1New Boston 1 4 — 5West 0 1 — 1First Half — 1, New Boston, Dylan Rawlins (unassisted), 39th minuteSecond Half — 2, New Boston, Kyle McQuithy (unassisted), 45th minute. 3, New Boston, Cody Pool (penalty kick), 49th minute. 4, Wes...

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Michael Weber: It starts with a message

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThis story is the first part of a two-part series on the life of Kentucky Warrior wide receiver Michael Weber. Part two will run in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Times.

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To place an item in the calendar please email pdtsports@civitasmedia.com or call 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.Adams County Fall Basketball LeagueThe second annual Adams County Fall Basketball League will start August 23rd for boys and girls in grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. The Cost is $45 a player, which includes a T-shirt and five weekends of games. For more information or to register, contact Ted Pennington at 937-549-0021 or at 740-981-9406. The league is open t...

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By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – A year ago, Ohio State’s pass defense was a disaster scene. The only thing missing was a declaration from the governor.The reaction from Urban Meyer as he sorted through the rubble was drastic.“We completely blew it up,” Meyer said about OSU’s 2013 pass defense. “Anything associated with that is gone. It had to change.”Until quarterback Braxton Mille...

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Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comOn Tuesday, the Scioto County Board of Commissioners passed an official resolution honoring local golfers Mitchell McFarland, Jordan Tieman and Brynden Roark for their outstanding performances on the links.The board congratulated McFarland for his performance at the Memorial Junior Golf Tournament and the Golf Week Midwest Junior Invitational.McFarland shot a 73 at the Memorial Junior Golf Tournament, which placed h...

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Ducky Derby set for Aug. 31

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe United Way of Scioto and Adams Counties is set to host its 4th annual Ducky Derby on Aug. 31 at the Court Street Landing in Portsmouth at 11 a.m.According to Mary Ann Miars-Peercy, United Way of Scioto and Adams Counties executive director, Pistol’s Auto has donated a 1997 S-10 Truck as the grand prize for this years event.

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Artist Larry May’s work featured in Grayson Gallery

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGRAYSON, Ky. — The Grayson Gallery & Art Center will be presenting “The ART of Larry May” for the monthly Final Fridays Art Walk with an opening reception on Aug. 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is free to the public and will feature live music by Larry Whitt and refreshments by Friends of the Gallery.According to Grayson Gallery Coordinator, Dan Click, the gallery will also be open on Saturday,...

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Ducky Derby set for Aug. 31

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe United Way of Scioto and Adams Counties is set to host its 4th annual Ducky Derby on Aug. 31 at the Court Street Landing in Portsmouth at 11 a.m.According to Mary Ann Miars-Peercy, United Way of Scioto and Adams Counties executive director, Pistol’s Auto has donated a 1997 S-10 Truck as the grand prize for this years event.

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Local pastor’s book leads others to positive path

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWHEELERSBURG — Local pastor and author, Sam Peters, is excited about the release his new book, “It’s Time: How to Make Positive Changes in Your Life.” The book focuses on helping people find the right motivation for improving their life and life style, from drugery and despair to hope and happiness.Peters said his new book springs out of his dysfunctional childhood.

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Mohawks will play first game at Portsmouth

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Northwest Mohawks have a temporary home for the first week of the 2014 football season. Northwest will play its week-one opponent Southeastern at Portsmouth High School.After careful negations with different area schools, including Valley, Northwest officials felt Portsmouth’s offer was the most beneficial for all parties involved.“We had talked to some other local county schools in regards to being ...

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County Health Department informs about vaccines

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWHEELERSBURG — As a part of their monthly forum events, Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center invited family and friends of their residents to acquire useful information while enjoying a meal. The event was held in the center’s main dining room, and featured guest speaker Tracey Henderson, RN and Public Health Nurse of the Scioto County Health Department (SHD).Henderson was emphatic about her m...

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Slone’s Sidelines: Flag fest

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comFor years now, the NFL preseason has been deemed unwatchable — with the exception of the hard-core fan who gets excited watching the undrafted rookie free agents playing the majority of the reps in preseason games, me being one of those people. For most fans, they disregard preseason action and look forward to regular-season play.This year, the term “unwatchable” has been taken to a whole new level. During th...

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SOPA receives $35,000 in grant funding

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOne of the main goals of the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) is to bring economic development to Scioto County and become the primary economic organization in the county. The organization announced this week they will receive a $35,000 in development grants from AEP and Fluor B&W.“American Electric Power notified us on Friday, that we received a local economic advancement program grant for $10,000.,” said Ja...

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Commissioners appropriate $48k to BOE

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Commissioners appropriated $48,000 on Tuesday to the Scioto County Board of Elections (BOE), with $23,000 earmarked to pay poll workers and $25,000 for supplies for the upcoming general election. This after officials with the BOE recently met with the commissioners and requested $93,000 to fund the office and its operations through the rest of the year, including paying for the upcoming general election.Ra...

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Curtain Call: JAX following breadcrumbs to their niche

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comI recently had the pleasure of making the opening night of JAX Theatre’s “Hansel and Gretel: The Musical.” This was the third written, produced and directed Jordan Nickles original that I’ve seen and I was pleased with the growth.The largest growth was plot. While I loved the plots of past shows, they were a bit too much to cover in an hour and a half performance. I would certainly watch a movie bas...

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Warriors advance to championship on last-second field goal

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comFor the Kentucky Warriors, it’s sweeter the second time around.For the second straight season, they are headed to the Northern Frontier Football League Championship Game after kicker Mark Dheel converted a 32-yard field goal with less than a second remaining to give the Warriors a 17-14 victory over the Columbus Gladiators.After trailing 14-0 early in the game, the Gladiators made a furious comeback in the seco...

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BOE ask commissioners to fund operations, election

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOfficials from the Scioto County Board of Elections (BOE) met with the Scioto County Commissioners recently, asking for $93,000 — money over and beyond what was already budgeted to fund the general election and get the office through necessary training and the rest of the year.

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