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Roy Rogers awards beakfast kicks-off annual festival

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By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Second Annual Roy Rogers Character Awards Breakfast at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at the Scioto County Visitors Bureau, will kick off the 31st Annual Roy Rogers Festival in Portsmouth.


Negron’s first career homer powers Reds past Pirates

Alex HiderPDT Sports WriterCINCINNATI — Kristopher Negron couldn’t have picked a better time for his first major-league homer. With runners on first and third and two outs in the bottom of the second, Negron unlesahed a bomb to right field on a 1-1 count.“I knew I hit it out, but I was just so amped up,” he said. I just put my head down and ran around the bases.”

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Curtain call: Take a bow, Foster

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comI’ve worked with Susan Foster over the years in different capacities, a member of the press, a volunteer with PACT, a techie in her shows; she is one director I’ve worked with more than any other. Over my time spent around Foster, I’ve constantly heard the same remark from nearly everyone, which is the observation of her highly skilled nerves and the recommendation she become canonized as a saint as quickly as possi...

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PACT to breathe life into amphibious show

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre (PACT) is rehearsing for its third session of summer camps, where they teach theatre newcomers the art and dedication of theatre, while giving seasoned actors a chance to have a summer theatrical outlet. This season’s summer show is “A Year With Frog and Toad, Kids,” which is licensed through Musical Theatre International (MTI).

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Conference Realignment, Part V: How do Rutgers and Maryland fit in the Big Ten Conference?

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorOver the past five years, three things have seemed to be a certainty in our world: death, taxes, and conference realignment in college football.If you have kept up with the changing landscape of college football, you will find that hardly anything has been the same since the 2010 season, as power-hungry programs have looked to better themselves from soley a financial standpoint at the expense of long-standing rivalries and an ...

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New faces to patrol sidelines this fall for Notre Dame

Alex HiderPDT Sports WriterNotre Dame high school will have a couple of fresh face patrolling the sidelines this fall, as the Titans have hired new golf and volleyball coaches for the 2014 season. But for many who follow golf in southern Ohio, one fresh face is also a familiar one.After nearly 10 years away from coaching, Don Pollard has agreed to become the Titans’ head golf coach.

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SOMACC recognizes winners of local gallery

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center (SOMACC) is in the middle of showcasing the Cream of the Crop exhibition and has announced the winning pieces.The Cream of the Crop is the museum’s premier, juried exhibition featuring the most outstanding art created by artists living within an 85 mile radius of Portsmouth. Included in the exhibition are over 100 works in a variety of media, techniques and styles, reflect...

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How Sweet It Is

Dudley WootenPDT Outdoor ColumnistDefine sweet. In your estimation, is it the fragrance of honeysuckle in the woods or the lavender and lilac in your landscape? Could it be the taste of apples or pears from your own orchard? Maybe it’s as simple as a plan coming together.Sweet may be the sound of songbirds in spring, busy whistling while they work to build nests and perpetuate the species. It may be a cardinal, robin, sparrow, warbler or even a mocking b...

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Down the Kinni and Tygarts Gorge

G. Sam PiattPDT Outdoor ColumnistThis time of the year, when the temperature climbs into the 90s, is the time for a float trip down a cool, meandering stream.Park one vehicle at the take-out point, then drive upstream to park the other at the put-in point. Here you slide your craft into the water for a rounding-the-bend adventure.A canoe is best, but a square-nosed aluminum boat that will fit into the back of your pickup will give you more stability...

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‘Burg resident requesting ownership of NW caboose

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comA Wheelersburg local has requested ownership of the Norfolk and Western Caboose, which is owned by Porter Township and sits on the lot attached to the Porter Township firehouse.Local resident Russell Porter submitted his formal proposal to the Porter Township Trustees on their June 16, 2014, regularly scheduled meeting and the proposal is currently being reviewed by the township’s attorney.“I’v...

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SCBDD to host 10th annual golf scramble

By Joseph PrattRpratt@civitasmedia.comFor the past 10 years, members of the Levy Campaign Committee for the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities have arranged a golf scramble to raise funds for future levy campaigns.“Our levy dollars are an important part of funding for the services we provide,” said Chad Phipps, golf scramble coordinator. “We cannot use tax dollars to advertise a levy. Should we ever need to pass a levy, we want...

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The Burning Question: What to do with Gordon?

PDT Sports ColumnPDTSports@civitasmedia.comCleveland Browns second-year wide receiver Josh Gordon left his mark on the NFL in 2014, racking up a league-best 1,646 receiving yards in just 12 games. But once his magical year ended, the problems of his past reared their ugly head.On July 5, Gordon was arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated in Raleigh, North Carolina. The arrest comes a few months after ESPN reported that he faces a season-long suspens...

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Gerald included on ESPN, Scout, 24/7 Sports Top 300 lists

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorFor young sports enthusiasts who grow up loving watching and playing sports, getting national notoriety on media publications such as ESPN and Scout.com are one of the many dreams that a young athlete can only hope to accomplish.However, that dream that’s held by so many individuals across our country has become a reality for one young football star in Southeastern Ohio.Tyler Gerald, who committed to Ohio Stat...

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Shockers break out bats in win over Athens

PDT Sports ReportAfter falling behind early, the Waverly Post 142 Shockers saw their bats come alive as they defeated the Athens Post 21 Gunners 9-4 in the final game of the regular season.“I was very pleased with our effort tonight,” Shockers coach Jonathon Teeters said.The Gunners were able to get two runs in the first inning off of Shocker ace Pierce Knisley, but Waverly would respond in the third and fourth innings. The Shockers would score sev...

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Warriors gear up for road game with Dukes

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comLooking to lock down one of the top two seeds in the NFFL playoffs, the Kentucky Warriors (5-1, ranked 16th nationally in both AA and AFPR semi-pro polls) will travel to Cincinnati for a critical road game with the Northwest Dukes (1-5).After committing eight turnovers over the course of two games, Warrior head coach Jamie Rice knows his team will need to take care of the football if they want to come away with a victory....

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Local Sports Briefs

To place an item in the calendar please email pdtsports@civitasmedia.com or call 740-353-3101 ext. 294.West Portsmouth Youth Football Sign-UpsThe West Portsmouth Youth Football/Cheerleading Sign-ups will be Saturday, July12th from 9-11am at The Complex. The league is open to K-6th Grades and parents need to bring a birth certificate with them to sign-ups. Follow The Complex on Facebook for future Sign-Up Dates.Western Sun Masonic Lodge...

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Faith community gathers in support of ‘Invasion’

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn anticipation of City Invasion taking place at Spartan Municipal Stadium on Saturday, members of the local faith community gathered Thursday night at Christ Community Church for worship and support of the activities of the event.Invasion founder Amy Lambert has been working for months in anticipation of the event. She addressed those in attendance.

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Regional Economic Development Marketing program launched

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn Thursday, economic development officials gathered at the OSU Endeavor Center to learn about a new marketing program being launched in Scioto, Jackson, Pike and Ross Counties.To develop the program, the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) hired consultants Ady Voltedge. Since beginning their work in January, a number of key economic assets were identified. A number of target industries were als...

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