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Church triumphs in tragedy

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comNEW BOSTON — A people united can withstand any adversity; such is the case for Pastor Mike Percell and his congregation of New Boston First Church of the Nazarene (NBFCN). After a pickup truck crashed into the church’s sanctuary wall last Friday, the pastor and parishioners have been growing closer despite their present challenges.Pastor Mike Percell the truck crashing incident has drawn the members of NBFCN closer to one another.

 

SSU Men’s soccer raises $250 with Hat-Tricks for Hodgkin’s

Sports ReleaseThe Associated PressPORTSMOUTH, Ohio – The Shawnee State men’s soccer team took the opportunity to both raise money for a worthy cause and promote the five core values of the NAIA Champions of Character program during a Hat-Tricks for Hodgkin’s event last Saturday at Minford High School.On Wednesday, head soccer coach Ron Goodson presented Dr. Nathan Bennington with a check for $250 raised for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma during...

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Big expectations nothing new for OSU’s McMillan

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Before the 5-star ratings from the recruiting analysts, before Ohio State won the battle to sign him, Raekwon McMillan was a highly anticipated athlete.McMillan, a freshman from Hinesville, Ga., was regarded as the top high school linebacker in the country when he signed with Ohio State and enrolled early in January.Middle linebacker has not been a position of strength lately for Ohio State. From...

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Miller’s injury might throw Ohio State’s dreams for a loss

Jim NaveauCOLUMBUS – All those big plays. All those times he eluded violent hits. And it was a little pass – maybe not even 10 yards – in a no-contact practice situation that brought Braxton Miller down.Ohio State’s senior quarterback learned Tuesday that his 2014 season was over before it began.An injury to his throwing shoulder that happened during a Monday afternoon practice delivered a devastating blow to Miller and put Ohio State&#...

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Franklin Furnace man charged with theft

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFRANKLIN FURNACE — According to reports from Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini’s office, a call was received by an elderly Franklin Furnace female on July 4, 2014, who stated that a safe in her residence containing medication had been broken into, and medication stolen from the safe.Reports reveal sheriff’s deputies responded to the Franklin Furnace location and a report was taken and forwa...

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SSU opens Hatcher Hall for nursing students

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comShawnee State University (SSU) nursing students are starting off the fall semester in a fresh and new, to them, building. The Department of Nursing has moved four offices and all nursing laboratories to Hatcher Hall, located at 1001 Fourth St., just east of the Education Building.“This building, made possible through the SSU Development Foundation and a generous gift from the Hatcher family, provides much needed clas...

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe $421,900 project aimed at extending the life of the of Otway Covered Bridge is now complete.Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman said earlier this week the project is finished and a ribbon cutting is schedule for Aug. 30, at 3 p.m., to ceremoniously reopen the bridge.“They (the contractor) still has a storage container left at the site that needs to be moved away. They are essentially done and we have ...

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Greenup County Sheriff warns of telephone scam

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper is reporting a scam in Greenup County, Ky. According to reports, county residents have been receiving out of state calls in which residents are being told they have criminal or civil charges.Cooper said the out of state callers are informing Greenup County residents that they have criminal or civil charges which can only be resolved with a credit ca...

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Transition Center opening for D&D employees

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe first of two PORTS D&D Project OhioMeansJobs Transition Centers will be opening on Monday, Aug. 25, for Fluor-B&W Portsmouth Employees. The center will be housed in the OSU Endeavor Center and is open to Fluor-B&W employees and spouses.According to a memo to employees from Bess Evans, acting human resources director for Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, “the center is staffed by job-search professionals who are there to assis...

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Former county employee indicted for theft

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comA Scioto County grand jury handed down an indictment on former Scioto County employee Kendra Hobson.The indictment, filed on Aug. 19, includes three counts: theft in office (a felony of the third degree), tampering with records (a felony of the fourth degree), and grand theft (a felony of the fourth degree).In July of 2013 it was reported that Hobson was being investigated by the State Auditor’s office. Acc...

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Ky. man charged with illegal communication with juvenile

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comASHLAND, Ky. — The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reporting that Larry B. Stevens, 31, of Worthington, Ky., has been charged with multiple crimes after authorities conducted an investigation into unlawful communication between he and a female juvenile.According to reports from KSP Post 14, on June 24, 2014, KSP received a report alleging Larry Stevens had engaged in illegal communication with a 17-year-old...

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Local sports roundup, 8/19/2014

TENNISPortsmouth 4, Unioto 1Lydia Cohen (PHS) def. Macey Sprague (UHS) 6-0, 6-2Mazie Lawson (PHS) def. Meghan Helton (UHS) 6-0, 6-1Chelsea Cartee (PHS) def. Kassadee Lechner 4-6, 6-1, 10-7 (tie break)Allison Raies/Molly Kammler (PHS) def. Courtney Looper/Michelle Kerns (UHS) 6-2, 6-4Brantly Warren/Kaitlyn Matthews (UHS) def. Emily Hicks/Ayla Towns 6-4, 6-0...

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Sports Briefs

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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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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Ohio State rebuilding faulty pass defense

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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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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Scioto County board honors local golfers

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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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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