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Oyo continues ‘Scary Camp’

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comCamp Oyo, in Shawnee Forest, has been around for nearly 90 years, providing a location for local Boy Scouts to hone skills and trades that will follow them the rest of their lives. Nearly 800 Boy Scouts camped out this weekend, in honor of their annual Scary Camp.

 

Meyer doesn’t want OSU to be satisfied

Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – The J.T. Barrett bandwagon is rolling along, but there is one important person who hasn’t purchased his ticket yet.Ohio State’s redshirt freshman quarterback was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 107 yards and two TDs in a 56-17 win over Rutgers.It was the second time Bar...

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Ohio State makes football dean’s list again

Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comA Monday morning grade card for Ohio State’s football team after it gave Rutgers the same kind of welcome to the Big Ten that it gave Maryland two weeks ago.OFFENSEIt is no exaggeration to say redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett gets better every week.He passed for 261 yards and three touchdowns and had his first 100-yard rushing game when he ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns in a 56-17 wi...

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Piketon leads the way in cross country district meet

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Piketon boys cross country team swept the top three spots on the podium, and the Redstreaks finished first in the Division II, district one race on Saturday at Rio Grande University.The Redstreaks’ Kane Dixon finished a step ahead of teammate Seth Farmer for first place in the district with a time of 16:25. Zach Varney finished a few seconds behind to sweep the medal stand. Piketon’s top three runners finished a...

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OSU will learn if it’s ready for prime time

Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS, Ohio – After four straight dominating performances, Ohio State’s reputation has recovered some of what was lost in a shocking 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech in the second game of the season.But it is a stretch of three consecutive night games in prime time the next three weeks that will go a long way to determining the course of Ohio State’s season.It starts with a trip to Penn State next Sa...

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Lady Trojans advance to district semifinals

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Lady Trojans continued its dominance over its fellow OVC opponents and advanced to the district semifinals with a four-game win over Chesapeake on Saturday at Portsmouth High School.The Lady Trojans dropped the first game of the match 25-21, but squeaked out a win in game two and dominated the final two games to improve to 13-0 against OVC teams in 2014.Aiden Fields led the way offensively for Portsmou...

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LaValley gears up for Himalayan hike

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth Kiwanian and local optometrist Robin LaValley will leave on Wednesday to embark on a journey for health — hiking the Himalayan Mountains.LaValley said her motivation behind going includes her “wanting to do something to help raise money for two organizations (Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth and the Lions Club of Portsmouth) who do positive things in our community to promote change and highlight the need to...

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All-District golf teams released

Division II All-District Golf TeamsFIRST TEAMDerek Lemley — ChesapeakeMitchell McFarland — Wheelersburg Caleb Herd — Fairfield UnionCaleb Arnold — Zane TraceAndrew Harley — New LexingtonSam Calvin — UniotoAndrew Pettenski — WestfallSECOND TEAMCasey Moore — ...

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SOC announces soccer All-Stars

SOC Soccer All-StarsBoys, SOC IFirst TeamElijah Ruark (South Webster), Shane Zimmerman (South Webster), Alek Blevins (South Webster), Tyler Sowards (South Webster), P.J. Winters (South Webster), Drew Dutiel (South Webster), Kyle Keaton (South Webster), Kahler Rockwell (South Webster), Cody Hagler (Valley), Aaron Linne (Valley), Bryce Romoanello (Valley), Rodney Spriggs (V...

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PPL seeking support for levy renewal

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comVolunteers and supporters from the Portsmouth Public Library (PPL) are traveling around the community gathering support for their renewal levy on the ballot this November. Paige Williams, director of the Portsmouth Public Library, said the people of the community have had positive response to their campaign.The levy funds a number of programs and activities that otherwise would not be possible. The PPL system along with oth...

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Forecast predicts below-normal snowfall

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIf you are wondering if winter will be as cold this year as last year, you might be in for a pleasant surprise.The long range forecast begins along the east coast. After record-shattering temperatures and high snow totals last winter in the Northeast, a similar theme will continue into the 2014-15 season. Cold air will surge into the Northeast in late November, but the brunt of the season will hold off until January and Feb...

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SOPA to attend council meetings

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comJason Kester, executive director of the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA), is spending the next couple of weeks attending conferences in different parts of the country. While away, Kester and others from the area will meet with economic development officials and professional site selectors. Currently Kester is attending the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with Chris Manegold, CEO, Economic Development Alliance of S...

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Emergency services warns of telephone scam

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. — The Greenup County Emergency 911 office is warning the public of a telephone scam, and is encouraging residents to be cognizant and prepare for potential phone calls.According to reports, the caller advises they are with Washington DC Finance, followed by informing residents with whom they are speaking that the have been chosen to receive $ 9,000 in grant money. GCE-911, said the caller uses...

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Salvation Army to hold celebration

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps is set to hold a celebration on Friday, Oct. 24, in Tracy Park from 4-7 p.m, honoring the organization’s 120-year history in Portsmouth.

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Council communication issues continues

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe exchange of communication between First Ward City Councilman Kevin W. Johnson and City Solicitor John Haas over a proposed council-staff communications memo continues. The directive essentially set the only method city council has in dealing with department heads, or any city employees, is to submit the question to Portsmouth City Manager Derek Allen as the person who would actually deal with the situation. It also fosters the sce...

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Bengals: Ups and downs

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIndianapolis, Ind. — The Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Indianapolis Colts 27-0 Sunday at Lucas Oil stadium. Here is an initial reaction to players who saw their stock rise or fall based on their game performance.UpKevin Huber — It’s not often that a punter is highlighted as a key contributor. However, Huber was the most valuable player for the Bengals as he punted a career-high 11...

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Bengals blanked in Indy

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIndianapolis, Ind. — The Cincinnati Bengals must have seen shades of the 1985 Chicago Bears on the opposing sidelines Sunday as Andy Dalton and Co. struggled mightily to gain yards.The Bengals porous offensive performance led to a 27-0 shutout at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts.Cincinnati (3-2-1) picked up a total of eight first downs, two of which came via a defensive penalty. The Bengals didn’t mov...

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Meet the candidates for commissioner

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThere are just 17 days until the Tuesday, Nov. 4, General Election in Scioto County. One of the many contested races on this year’s ballot is the race for Scioto County Commissioner. Voters will chose between Democrat Don Rachford and Republican Bryan Davis — vying for a seat vacated by retiring Commissioner Skip Riffe after 23 years.Davis said his campaign is staying busy in the days leading up to the election....

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