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Leadership breakfast helps empower students

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWHEELERSBURG — The Wheelersburg High School (WHS) football team is training players to be leaders on and off of the field. Every Friday at 7 a.m. WHS coach Rob Woodward, in conjunction with Wheelersburg United Methodist Church, host a Leadership Breakfast for the team and other members of the student body.More than one 100 students attended the WHS Leadership Breakfast Friday, of which Woodward was the speaker.

 

Indians slip by Trojans, 41-40

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comLUCASVILLE, Ohio —The Valley Indians and the Portsmouth Trojans found themselves engaged in a back-and-fourth affair Thursday night as both teams made crucial mistakes followed by highlight-reel plays.But when the dust settled, Valley (1-0) survived the threat from Portsmouth (0-1), winning 41-40, to increase its current regular-season winning streak to 31 games.After allowing the go-ahead touchdown midway thr...

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Johnson gives reasons for hiring attorney

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comFirst Ward Portsmouth City Councilman Kevin W. Johnson says there were multiple reasons why he chose to solicit outside legal assistance, and that the least of those reasons was the challenge from City Solicitor John Haas to hire an attorney since he could not represent them on the issue of possible charter changes.

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Two local companies rank high in job ads

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA total of 7,861 job openings were posted online according to the Nelsonville-Southeast JobsOhio Network, from June 14, 2014, through July 13, 2014, for Adams, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington counties.Among the top employers placing ads for jobs w...

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Valley defeats Portsmouth, 41-40

Valley continued its streak of 31 straight regular season victories with a 41-40 victory over the Portsmouth Trojans Thursday night in Lucasville. The full game recap, including reactions from both coaches will be available Friday morning. Stay tuned.

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Local sports roundup

Thursday’s ScoresTENNISPortsmouth 4, Jackson 1Lydia Cohen (PHS) over Kelsie Henderson (JHS) 7-5, 6-1Mazie Lawson (PHS) over Gabbie Rowland (JHS) 6-4, 5-7, 6-3Sam Humphreys (JHS) over Chelsea Cartee (PHS) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2Allison Raies and Molly Kammler (PHS) over Amy Smith and Chandler Spriggs (JHS) 6-2, 6-2Emily Hicks a...

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‘Burg opens with Ironton in rivalry game

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIt won’t take long for Wheelersburg and Ironton to renew an old rivalry as the Pirates are preparing to host the Fighting Tigers Friday night.Both storied programs have been synonymous with winning, and this type of rivalry (especially to begin a season), reinvigorates football purists’ passion for Friday night football. At least Wheelersburg coach Rob Woodward thinks so.However, Woodward also knows the ...

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Tigers, ‘Streaks renew Pike County rivalry

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comFresh off their first-ever playoff appearance, the Piketon Redstreaks came into last season’s opener with Waverly riding high. But with a new coach and three years worth of rivalry-game losses stewing in their subconscious, the Tigers had other ideas.The 14-7 road loss set the tone for a difficult 2013 season for Piketon, one that saw the Redstreaks finish with a losing record. Though one game rarely makes or breaks a sea...

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Valley looks to continue run in 2014

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comLUCASVILLE, Ohio — The Valley Indians have won three straight seasons worth of regular season games, won three straight Southern Ohio Conference titles and have appeared in two straight OHSAA regional finals in the past few years. However, in 2014, the Indians will have something they haven’t had for the past five seasons: a veteran quarterback.Bryan Rolfe returns as the Indians starter after winning 11 games as a r...

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Trojans to grow in Sparks’ second year

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comPORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The Portsmouth Trojans struggled throughout the 2013 season, finishing with a 3-7 record in Jason Sparks’ first year as head coach.The Trojans seemed to struggle to learn a new system, which forced Sparks to simplify his game plan on Friday nights to accommodate his team. However, as season two approaches, Portsmouth has a better understanding of Sparks philosophy, which has raised the bar among ...

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Jesus gives hope, suicide is not the solution

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3 officers arrested after jail incident

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThree Lawrence County correction officers have been arrested and arraigned after an investigation involving the sheriff’s office and the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office.Ronald S. Hatfield, 25; Jeremy S. Hanshaw, 36, and Jason Mays, 22, all face charges after an incident that reportedly occurred at the Lawrence County Jail.Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless said his detectives met with him and in...

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SOPA working to bring economic development to area

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe mission of the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) is to promote economic development in Scioto County. SOPA officials say Scioto County is better positioned to compete for possible development projects than it ever has been. SOPA Executive Director Jason Kester said Scioto County has been really close in the last six months to landing some big economic development projects.

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Portman, DOE officials visit Piketon

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPIKETON — U.S. Senator Rob Portman — along with Department of Energy Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management Mark Whitney and Senior Advisor to DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz, David Foster — spent the day in Piketon Thursday meeting with officials of Fluor B&W Portsmouth and others about the company’s need for an appropriation of $110 million to keep the Decommissioning and Decontaminating (D&D) pro...

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2014 River Days Festival is underway

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comPreparation for the annual Portsmouth River Days Festival requires much time and preparation. Some members of the festival committee, volunteers, and festival workers began setting up early Thursday morning for the festival which runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 31.Tim Angel, River Days Festival chairperson, said the committee is looking forward to this year’s event.“We are excited about...

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County looks to fix Eden Park issues

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comAn Eden Park resident went to the Scioto County Commissioners meeting on Thursday to express concerns about the damage done to their property during the installation of the Eden Park Sanitary System.Over the course of discussion about Eden Park, Commissioner Doug Coleman said the county is looking into fixing some of the issues residents have as a result of the work that was done.“Me and Joe (Delong, Scioto...

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Falcons look to contain Pointers’ speed in opener

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorIn any society, first impressions are always important when gauging a person or a group of people, no matter what the task consists of.That point is no different with football as Minford and South Point will be looking to imprint good impressions in the minds of each of their respective fan bases in the opening week of the 2014 OHSAA football season.For the Falcons, the mission that Brent Daniels has set for his tea...

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Extension Office workshop to focus on memory

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWURTLAND, Ky. — The Greenup County Extension Service (GCEO) will host a “Oh, Where Did I Put That?” workshop Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the GCEO Wurtland. The workshop will focus on the reasons for memory loss and ways to improve one’s memory.Lora Pullin, GCEO agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, anticipates the upcoming workshop will be very interesting.“W...

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