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New dog behavioral facility to open

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By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comAlicia Bloomfield first fell in love with horses and the art of training them. In the last several years, while living in California, she also turned her passion to rehabilitating dogs with sometimes severe behavioral problems, and when she began working with the world famous Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan, she began a work that now brings her full circle back to Scioto County.


Stargell case could go to jury Wednesday

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe case of a man charged in the murder of a former Portsmouth resident could go to the jury Wednesday. On Friday the prosecution in the trial of Anthony Stargell, Jr., 23, of Dayton, accused of killing Tommy Nickles of Dayton during a robbery, rested, and on Tuesday the defense made fast work of their case.Defense attorneys called their client to the stand. Judge Gregory F. Singer asked Stargell if he understood the possib...

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Boggs wins at PRP

PRP Press ReleaseDrivers came to Portsmouth from all over this past Saturday trying to capture the annual Pepsi 50 “River Days Rumble” but at the race’s end, it was local favorite Jackie Boggs taking the checkered flag.He took the lead away from Scott Bloomquist on lap 43. Boggs stretched his advantage over the final seven laps to cap a stellar evening in which he set quick time and won his heat.Saturday’s Lucas Oil sanctioned win was t...

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Authorities keep holiday weekend safe

By Frank Lewis and Portia Williamsflewis@civitasmedia.comportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWhile you were enjoying the Labor Day holiday, many law enforcement agents redoubled their efforts to try to keep incidents to a minimum and thus save lives.

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BAC and Clevenger providing watercolor classes

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Boneyfiddle Art Center (BAC) is welcoming artist Chuck Clevenger to instruct a watercolor workshop that will span two days.Clevenger is a New Boston native, and son of Boneyfiddle Artist Charlie Clevenger. He has years of experience and teaches as an arts professor at Cedarville University.“He is quite acclaimed for his abilities, both watercolor and piano,” Director Jamie Benedict said. “I...

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‘Memphis’ replaces ‘Starcatcher’ at VRCFA

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.com“Peter and the Starcatcher,” one of the leading Broadway performances of the 2014-2015 performing arts season of the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association (SOPAA), has been canceled.In the show’s place, the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCFA) and SOPAA have arranged for a performance of the musical “Memphis” on Monday, April 20, 2015. The show falls in the same week “Starcatcher&#...

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BOE preparing for November election

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Board of Elections is gearing up for the November General Election with a district meeting of boards of elections.“We’re having a district meeting Friday (Sept. 5), so our office will be closed. We’re having a meeting at the Welcome Center,” Scioto County Board of Elections Deputy Director Teresa Knittel said. “We’ve got seven other counties coming in.”K...

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Portsmouth man arrested for rape

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA Portsmouth man is charged in the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl. Thomas Alonzo Slade, 28, has been charged with one count of rape, a felony of the first degree and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the third degree.Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call on Friday requesting a deputy to respond to a Seventh Street Portsmouth location. Upon arrival the deputy w...

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Meyer hopes OSU offensive line starting to mature

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Urban Meyer said it before Braxton Miller’s injury. He’s still saying it.The offensive line is his biggest concern about this year’s Ohio State football team.That line, with four new starters, struggled in the first half of OSU’s 34-17 win over Navy in its season opener before playing better in the second half.The chances of being able to recover from a similar ...

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Appleton Gallery showcases “Expansion”

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Shawnee State University (SSU) Appleton Gallery in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCFA) recently opened the first gallery of the academic year with “Expansion,” which is work by the Nelsonville, Ohio, Majestic Gallery.Todd Reynolds is the Appleton Gallery director and adjunct professor who has been with the university for 30 years. Reynolds said he discovered the gallery when exploring the Athens art ...

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OSU Monday morning grade card

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comAfter another day to think about it, here’s a Monday morning grade card on Ohio State’s performance against Navy on Saturday:OFFENSEEveryone already knew redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett wouldn’t be Braxton Miller. But there was great curiosity about what he could bring to the field.Barrett threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns and one interception in his f...

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Our hummingbirds are heading out

G. Sam PiattPDT Outdoors ColumnistThe last time I drove straight through from central Florida to my home innortheastern Kentucky the trip took 17 hours. Actually my late brother-in-law,Ross Wright, did all the driving, refusing any relief from me. I think he tookone of those little “truck-driver” pills upon leaving the Sunshine State.My late father, Bruce, was with us on this 1977 fishing trip to Florida, but he...

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PES staff in cold water with students

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThree members of Portsmouth Elementary School’s (PES) administrative staff, Tom Walker, Dana Pollock, and Beth Born, participated in the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) Association Ice Bucket Challenge last Friday.The event was held on the PES playground, with an audience of over a thousand students.Tom Walker is known by most Trojans, having been on Portsmouth City Schools’ payroll for 37 years....

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Three first half goals lead to SSU victory

Sports ReleaseEAST CHICAGO, Ind. – Shawnee State scored three goals in the opening frame, and outlasted a comeback from Saint Mary of the Woods to earn in 3-2 win in the consolation game of the Crimson Wave Soccer Invitational on Sunday morning.Shawnee State controlled the tempo from the outset, taking just seven and a half minutes to register the first score of the match. It was Jenny Campbell who connected first, beating the keeper for her second goal of the tour...

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SSU men’s soccer struggles in Indiana

Sports ReleaseFORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Shawnee State took a 1-0 advantage on an own goal from Indiana Tech in the 39th minute, but the Warriors responded less than two minutes later with an goal of their own to push the contest on Saturday to a 1-1 draw.Following a pair of goals over a two minute span, the Bears and Warriors would go scoreless for more than 75 minutes, through the second half and a pair of overtime periods.The match was not without its sha...

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Pierron crowned Miss River Days

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOne of the many highlights to the annual River Days festival is the Miss River Days Pageant, which was held on Saturday night at the Vern Riffe Center For the Arts, where Miss Notre Dame Brooke Pierron was crowned the 51st Miss River Days.When asked about how the pageant went, Director Lori Lowe said, “remarkably well. We sold out, so (we had) a capacity crowd. We had 12 great contestants, the schools could not have s...

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Local student makes OU 110

By Joseph Prattrpratt@cicivtasmedia.comFrom the first moment she first saw the Ohio University (OU) Marching 110 during her eighth grade year, local Destiny Campbell decided she wanted to be a Bobcat in the marching band. Campbell said that pursuing the opportunity to march in the band she fell in love with five years ago was the deciding factor to her enrolling at OU this fall.Years of collective hard work and determination later, Campbell has not only made t...

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