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Commissioners set priority of saving jobs

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comMike Crabtree, chairman of the Scioto County Commissioners, said he and the other commissioners have set a priority of working towards saving the jobs that may be in jeopardy at the Piketon Department of Energy Plant.In a recent interview with the Daily Times, about ongoing issues in the county, Crabtree said most of the issues have been put on the back-burner while they focus on working to saving the jobs.

 

Wheelerburg’s Dempsey chooses SSU

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comFor nearly a decade, Taylor Dempsey has been catching for her best friend and pitcher Abbi Sparks. After Sparks graduated from Wheelersburg earlier this year, it was unsure whether the two would share the softball field again.But just days after Sparks signed to play collegiality at Shawnee State, Dempsey followed with her own commitment to the Bears on Friday. It seems the former teammates and best friends will get three more ...

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SCBDD nearing end of superintendent search

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) met last Friday and Saturday, interviewing three individuals for the position of superintendent. The role of superintendent is currently in interim status, under the direction of SCBDD employee Julie Monroe.The position was last held officially by Jim Krumer, who was terminated for having improper licensure.Julie Monroe was then interviewed, along wit...

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Ground broken for new air medical base

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comMedFlight and HealthNet Aeromedical Services announced Friday that ground has been broken to begin construction on the new home of the HealthNet4/MedFlight 7 base at Greater Portsmouth Regional Airport in Minford.HealthNet4/MedFlight 7 base is currently located at 7106 Big Bear Creek Road in Lucasville.According to the company, “MedFlight and HealthNet Aeromedical Services has secured another three year Pre...

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August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comAugust is Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and Malissa Sarver MS, RD, a registered dietician at King’s Daughter’s Ohio, says King’s Daughters is looking for support from the entire community for women who breastfeed.

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Underwood’s long journey back to football

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comBryon Underwood has been a ball hawk for the Southern Ohio Spartans this season. The second-year strong safety ranks among the team leaders with four interceptions, and has scored two defensive touchdowns. With lightning quick speed and a nose for the football, Underwood has become one of the Spartans’ leaders on and off the gridiron. But Underwood is no ordinary second-year player. He’s 40 years old, and he’s preparing ...

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Sparks signs with SSU

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comAfter four successful years in high school, Wheelersburg softball player Abbi Sparks has decided to remain in the area for the next four years. After careful deliberation, Sparks has signed with Shawnee State University to continue her softball career.Sparks wanted to stay relatively close to home and wants to major in Occupational Therapy. She contacted Ohio Christian University and SSU, and once she realized only Shawnee car...

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DeWine tours domestic violence shelter

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe Southern Ohio Task Force on Domestic Violence shelter, which is a United Way agency, welcomed Attorney General Mike DeWine Wednesday morning. DeWine was given a tour of facility, and interacted with the shelter staff, as well as local judges and city officials who were present.DeWine, accompanied by his wife Fran DeWine, daughter, granddaughter, and two staff persons were given a tour of the shelter located ...

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Carmichael signs with Sinclair

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comWith two state championship victories and four final four appearances on his resume, Garrett Carmichael leaves a winning pedigree at Wheelersburg to start a new chapter in his life.Carmichael began writing that chapter Wednesday as he signed with Sinclair Community College to play baseball.The former Pirate will most likely play second base or shortstop at the next level, which is where he played exclusively for coa...

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Engineer receives grant for equipment

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County Engineer Craig Opperman announced on Thursday that his office has received a grant of up to $454,654 to fund the purchase of vehicles and equipment. According to Opperman’s office, they have been waiting nearly two years for a grant application submitted in March of 2012 to come to fruition.“That day has arrived with a federal authorization of funds being received by the county engineer. The grant ...

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Outreach Program closes another successful season

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThey played. They competed. They learned. The 25th year for The Counseling Center’s Summer Outreach Program for youth concluded with the traditional closing ceremony on Wednesday. The grand finale is the field trip which was held Thursday at the 14th Street Community Center.The Summer Outreach Club Program which kicked off on June 1, 2014, is wrapping up another season of recreational, motivational, and ed...

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Harris donation largest Hunter fund has seen

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comC.B. Kelland once said, “My father didn’t tell me how to live; He lived and let me watch him do it.” For one former Portsmouth resident, this is illustrated between him and his father perfectly, which has resulted in a $5,000 donation to feed local kids.When local Ron Harris passed away in February of 2013, his son, Joe Harris, wanted to commemorate his father’s life in a productive way that his fat...

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County considers outside counsel

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn on Thursday publicly addressed the Scioto County Commissioners about the prospective jail issue with Lawrence County, as the county considers hiring outside legal counsel.“As we’ve discussed before. the question with House Bill (H.B.) 483 is in my mind, does that violate the state constitution. Specifically certain provisions as to the one issue rule and the uniformity clause,&...

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Warrior defense starts with Lee

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comSteve Lee is easy to overlook off of the football field. Low key, calm and humble, the defensive lineman often goes about his business quietly and undetected.But if you’re playing the Kentucky Warriors, you better not overlook Lee on the football field.In his fifth season for the Warriors, Lee has recorded 45 tackles and a team-high four sacks in 2014. A team captain and Northern Frontier Football League All-St...

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McFarland places third in Chicago tourney

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comRiding a wave of momentum, Mitchell McFarland participated in one last golf tournament before his obligations to the Wheelersburg High School golf team resume during his senior season.However, McFarland didn’t travel to Chicago to just participate in the tournament. He made the trek to the Windy City looking to make some noise.

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Centrifuge project awaits funding approval

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIn an article published in Roll Call, Randy Leonard writes that Senate appropriators want to allocate $110 Million for the American Centrifuge Project at Piketon formerly headed by USEC, Inc. According to the report, the bill stalled last month, but it is possible that the allocation could survive in other spending legislation.The report goes on to say, with dim prospects for the passage of the Energy-Water bill, S...

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STAR volunteers ringing bells for the Army

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comAfter the very active winter we’ve recently had, not a lot of people want to think about Christmas and the season that brought so much snow last year, but volunteers with the Aktion Club and the STAR, Inc. !MPACT team started the season early when they volunteered by ringing bells for the Salvation Army during their annual Christmas in July Kettle Campaign.

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Roy Rogers Character Awards Breakfast kicks off festival

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe second annual Roy Rogers Character Awards Breakfast officially kicked-off the Roy Rogers Festival Wednesday morning at the Scioto County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Portsmouth.“Character is the cornerstone of good citizenship,” former Assistant Secretary of State Monty Lobb, one of the organizers of the event, said. “Good citizenship is the foundation of a healthy, vibrant community. That’s...

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