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Fluor B&W addresses possible layoffs

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By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPIKETON — For two hours, Fluor B&W Portsmouth Project Manager Dennis Carr, union officers and government officials talked about the devastating effect the loss of funding for the decontamination and decommissioning project would have on the counties of Pike, Scioto, Jackson and Ross at a town hall meeting called by the Pike County Commissioners Thursday night at the Pike County Government Center in Waverly.During the meeting, two numbers were central to every thought - $110 million and 675.


Spartans look to rebound at struggling Carter County

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIn the weeks leading up to last Saturday’s game with the Kentucky Warriors, the Southern Ohio Spartans seemed to be on a roll. They were riding a small winning streak, and coming off a big 22-20 victory against the River City Bulldogs. Now, they’re smarting after a 34-9 beat down at the hands of their cross-town rivals.“One week we look good, the next week we’re a totally different team and we look terri...

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Warriors have tough task ahead in Xtreme

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAfter the Kentucky Warriors rolled their in-town rivals last weekend, head coach Jamie Rice stressed the need to move on quickly and begin focusing on the next opponent.“That’s a good team we’re playing next week,” Rice said after Saturday’s game with the Southern Ohio Spartans.Still fighting for a home game in the first round of the Northern Frontier Football League, the Warriors (7-1) ...

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West girls celebrate demolition style

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe West softball team, along with the six-, seven- and eight-year-old state runner-ups in the Pitching Machine Little League, decided to demolish the end of their summer — in style.Or, at least the car carrying the names of the high school team and the younger girls will be heavily involved in the demolishing.As a prize to the little league team for finishing a the state runner-ups this past season, West coac...

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Local track star to compete for national championship

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAfter winning a USA Track & Field regional high jump event in Charleston, West Virginia, recent West High School graduate Ryan Roe will be competing in the National USA Track & Field Meet this Sunday in Houston, Texas.Roe, who has signed on to jump collegiality with Rio Grande University, won the Charleston event at a height of 6’3” with no misses. He will be one of more than fifty athletes competing for the nationa...

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Red Cross appealing for blood donors

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe American Red Cross through the Ohio River Valley Chapter is sending out an urgent appeal for blood and platelet donors. According to the Red Cross, they are facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll-up a sleeve and give.The Red Cross is seeking donors of all blood types, and specifically types O negative, B negative and A negative.

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Sewer project declared ‘substantially complete’

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Eden Park Sanitary Sewer Project has been declared substantially complete. Scioto County Sanitary Engineer Joe Delong said contractor J&H Erectors is now working on a punch list of items that remain before the project is fully finished.As the project continues, the costs are continuing to mount. This week the Scioto County Commissioners approved a contract extension until the end of August, for the engineer on the proje...

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Portsmouth Daily Times print edition has new look

The print edition of The Portsmouth Daily Times now features a new look designed to make the newspaper easier to read, more dependable in its layout, and more effective for our advertisers.Even though we live in a digital age, with more people than ever turning to digital platforms to get the news and information they want, we recognize that our print products remain extremely important, both to thousands of readers and to our advertisers.

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McFarland shows consistent effort, finishes 7th in tourney

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comMitchell McFarland’s week just keeps getting better.After qualifying for the Memorial Junior, sponsored by the American Junior Golf Association, the Wheelersburg resident finished tied for seventh place, 11 strokes off the lead.For McFarland, whose goal was to finish in the top five, was ecstatic to play well after working hard all summer to improve his game.“It felt great,” McFarland sa...

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Wallace Jr. handles dirt, Sprint Cup drivers at Eldora

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comDarrell Wallace Jr. claimed his second NASCAR World Camping Truck Series race of the season Wednesday by winning the 1-800 CarCrash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway.The driver of the No. 54 Toyotacare Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports led the final 97 laps of the 150-lap race. Wallace held off the relentless attack of Sprint Cup regular Kyle Larson who creamed the wall with two laps remaining.

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Care packages collected for the 1191st

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comWhen the 1191st Engineer Company pulled out of the armory on Cole Boulevard, family members and friends knew they were not expecting to see them until they return from deployment in Afghanistan in May of 2015. At the same time, James Dickey Post 23 of the American Legion teamed up with the 1191st Family Readiness Group (FRG) and the Portsmouth Area Ladies (P.A.L.S Inc.) to begin the process of helping the deployed soldiers and their f...

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SSU releases 2014 volleyball schedule

Head volleyball coach Susan Shelton has released the 2014 volleyball schedule Wednesday. The Bears will compete in 15 home matches, nine bouts on the road and a pair of tournaments away from home.Shawnee State opens the season at the Early Bird Tournament in Dearborn, Mich., versus Indiana University-South Bend on Aug. 22. They will face Lawrence Tech immediately following the first match. The next day, the Bears square off against host-squad University of Michigan-Dearborn and Mad...

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Special election to decide alcohol sales

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. — The city of Russell, Ky., is seeking to expand the sale of alcohol within the city. According to Greenup County Judge Executive, Robert Carpenter, Sept. 23, 2014, is the date for the special election for voters to decide if alcohol sells will be increased to wet/dry status.According to Carpenter, voters in three precincts in Russell, Ky., will decide the fate of alcohol sells in the city on ...

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County continues to see increased tax revenue

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Commissioners received communication Thursday from the Ohio Department of Taxation, reporting the county’s portion of sales tax for the month of May is up $3,262 when compared to the same period last year.According to records obtained by the Daily Times from the Scioto County Auditor’s Office for this year the estimated sales tax revenue is currently $226,560.41 above budget estimates....

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Minford man arrested for drugs

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comVANCEBURG, Ky. — According to reports from the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, they along with the Vanceburg Police Department and Detectives with the FADE Drug Task Force arrested John Sparks, 55, of Minford, at B-Mart gas station on AA Highway in Vanceburg, Ky. on Wednesday, July 23, after conducting a controlled-buy of a large quantity of prescription pills.Johnny Bivens, Lewis County Sheriff, said...

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Miss West’s colorful platform

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comKelsey Davis, Miss Portsmouth West, is stretching and warming up for her colorful platform this weekend, which will be the area’s first-ever color run.Davis’s event is called “Color Me Cheerful Color Run.” The color runs are often described as the happiest run on the planet. Runners receive a packet of color that is to be deployed into the air at the start of the race. A haze of colors explodes all ...

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Teen killed in Jackson County crash

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comFuneral services are scheduled for Saturday for a Shawnee State University student and former captain of the Jackson High School football team.William J. (Jay) Spires, 19, of Jackson, was killed Tuesday night, when he lost control of a 2008 Hyundai while driving southbound on Ohio 139 in Jackson County.Lieutenant Karla Taulbee of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Spires’ vehicle went off the right side of ...

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Library director talks about need for levy renewal

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comAn informational meeting was facilitated this week by Paige Williams, director of The Portsmouth Public Library, regarding the renewal of the library levy. The one-mill, five-year levy was passed in by Scioto County voters in November of 2010, and will be on the ballot for renewal Nov. 4.Williams said Tuesday’s meeting was about informing the community, and not campaigning.

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