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Sonora Mexican Grille to open in Portsmouth

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWhen it comes to Mexican food, Portsmouth will soon have another restaurant to choose from, at Sonora Mexican Grille, located at 1701 Grandview Ave. The owner, Martin Miranda, said he is excited about his new restaurant.Named after his native land, Sonora, Miranda said the venture has been a long time coming. He resides in Portsmouth with his wife Tonyan Miranda, son Julion, and daughter Brittany.“I moved here to Portsmouth in 2006. I have seen this building sitting for a lot of years. I even tried to lease it once. It was very difficult trying to locate the owners. When I finally did make contact with them, I’d decided not to pursue it,” he said.

 

Shawnee Marksmen 12U Baseball Wins Fourth Tournament of Season

Jill TiptonSubmitted ArticleCIRCLEVILLE, Ohio — The Shawnee Marksmen won the 2014 Roundtown Classic at Barthelmas Park on July 20 in Cirlceville. In the Roundtown Classic pool play games, the Marksmen beat the Ohio Dawgs 9-1 and the Chillicothe Vipers 11-2 to earn the second overall seed in the tournament. In the Championship round, the Marksmen beat the Ohio Dawgs 5-1, Kingston Carnage 16-0 and then beat the number one seed, Springfield Trojans 7-2 in the champion...

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Judge postpones decision on uranium barter issue

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comWhen Pike County officials hold a town hall meeting to deal with the possible layoff issues at the Decommissioning and Decontamination project at Piketon Thursday, one component of the problem will not be resolved — that of barter transfers, which is the selling by the U.S. Department of Energy of stockpiled uranium on the open market, which accounts for 70 percent of the D&D project.

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Johnson comments on ACA court rulings

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comTwo different circuit courts ruled two different ways Tuesday in the legal challenge to the U.S. government’s distribution of subsidies to people who purchased health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Derby to be a smash hit

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Pike County Fair is revving up for its annual demolition derby, which will run two nights and draw in the attention of their crowds with mowers, street cars, compacts and more.The Pike County Fair’s Schedule lists Friday, Aug. 1 for “smash it class, minis, street stock, and mod mowers,” which is set to begin at 7 p.m. The same schedule lists Saturday, Aug. 2 for “smash it class, clean up mod cla...

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Senators endorse McDonald for VA job

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comWith horror stories continuing to roll in from Veterans’ Affairs medical facilities, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) introduced Robert McDonald, Nominee for Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, at the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Tuesday.

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Spears charged in armed robbery

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA Portsmouth man has been charged with the armed robbery of a local store.Jonathan D. Spears, 22, is charged with aggravated robbery, a first degree felony, after being taken into custody by local authorities in connection with the robbery of the Super Quick store on Scioto Trail in Portsmouth.

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Rock concerts make way in Portsmouth

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmail.comLocal musician James Rhea has been working with the Blockhouse bar in Portsmouth to provide what he hopes to be a true metal and rock concert experience. He has been eagerly planning his third event with much response from the community.The concert will showcase four local metal bands, Full Fledged Assault, Ashes Arose, May Prevail and Avanti. Special guest Dave Packard will also be present.Rhea claims that his m...

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Salvation Army donations set on fire

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comAccording to Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps, their donation located on the back side of their ninth street building was set on fire earlier this week, ruining the bin and its contents.“It happened earlier this morning (Tuesday, July 23) during the dark hours. I guess someone must have called the (Portsmouth) fire department,” said Jeremiah Eisley, a leader of the Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps. “It turns...

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City may ask for another income tax increase

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comJust a couple of years after Portsmouth voters gave the city the okay to raise the income tax, the city may come calling again in response to the Auditor of State’s Office to show the city is attempting to move forward with a plan to keep them out of fiscal emergency status.Portsmouth City Manager Derek Allen and City Solicitor John Haas met with three representatives from the Auditor of State’s Office two weeks...

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Greenup water treatment plant recognized

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. — According to reports from the Energy and Environment Cabinet, 61 drinking water treatment plants in Kentucky consistently produced drinking water in 2013 that exceeded state and federal water quality standards. Greenup County Water System is among the plants recognized for superior performance.Reports form EEC said The 61 systems are among 149 public and private water treatment plants in the...

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Country star Swindell highlights Pike County Fair

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOn Aug. 5, singer Cole Swindell will be delivering a unique live performance on “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock”, a special filmed during this year’s sold out 2014 CMA Fest in Nashville, Tennessee in June. But you can see him before his TV performance, at the Pike County Fair on Wednesday, July 30. Swindell will be the week’s main attraction.“Those who need tickets can call m...

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Rush Township placed in fiscal caution

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOhio Auditor of State Dave Yost announced this week that Rush Township, in Scioto County, has been placed in fiscal caution.Rush Township Trustee Phil Lajoye called it a good thing, and will said help in the long run. He said when the township started using a new accounting system it caused the a number of problems, and the township has various accounts in which they can spend money.

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Greenup school settles in racial discrimination suit

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comASHLAND, Ky. — According to reports from the Eastern District Court in Ashland, Ky., a settlement conference took place on Monday, July 21 for David Parker, a former custodian for Greenup County High School who filed a federal lawsuit against the Greenup County School District for racial discrimination.According to U.S District court officials, Judge Henry R. Wilhoit is presiding over the case between Davi...

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Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Portsmouth Daily Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making portsmouth-dailytimes.com easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click acces...

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Reddick takes youth and experience to Eldora dirt

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comOn a Saturday night, with dirt flying through the air as the cars are slipping and sliding through every imminent corner, the crowd becomes more engaged, lap after lap. As the cars navigate through the high-bank turns, the action intensifies until the ultimate climax — who is the winner and who will be bringing their machines home in pieces?Dirt track racing has often been described as some of the most intense racing thr...

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Local golfers named Tri-State Junior Tour Players of the Year

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThis week, two West Portsmouth golfers were named “Player of the Year” in their respective age divisions in the Tri-State Junior Golf Tour. Twelve-year-old Brynden Roark was awarded the honor in the 10-12 Division, while 15-year-old Jordan Tieman took top spot in the 13-15 Division.For Roark, this is his second straight player of the year award in his third year of competing on the Tour. He picked up the sport when ...

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Millions left unclaimed by Scioto residents

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Ohio Department of Commerce is asking Ohio residents to join in the 2014 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt, find out if they are one of thousands of people entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the department.According to the Ohio Department of Commerce, Scioto County residents and businesses have an unclaimed amount of more than $5 million dollars, with the average account be $209.85.Unclaimed funds are mon...

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