Ohio Pest Control, in conjunction with the city of Portsmouth, will conduct mosquito spraying from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Portsmouth area. If inclement weather prevents spraying, the spraying will be done at the same time Aug. 13 and 14.
Anyone with respiratory problems should consider closing windows and shutting off any window-unit air conditioners until the fog has dissipated.
Jumping demo is Tuesday
A free jumping demo show, hosted by Myhio Haven Horse Farm, will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Scioto County Fair. Trainers, Janine Hansing and Emily Uldrich, along with some of their students and friends, will demonstrate show jumping and offer help to 4-H riders and horses.
DOE conducts aerial survey
The U.S. Department of Energy plans to conduct a site-wide aerial radiological survey of Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant and the immediate surrounding area during daylight hours Tuesday and Wednesday, pending favorable weather conditions. The public may notice a low-flying helicopter in the area during the survey.
The helicopter is part of the department's Aerial Measuring System, and carries highly sophisticated detection systems providing real-time measurements used to update the site-wide radiological survey. AMS conducts regularly scheduled surveys to create a baseline of radiological data.
The department performs aerial surveys at its sites across the country about every five years. The survey records precise data to support the environmental monitoring program. The last aerial radiological survey of the plant was conducted in 1993.
Library plans fundraiser
Read for the Gold, a fundraiser race where proceeds benefit the Garnet A. Wilson Public Library of Pike County, will be Aug. 18. The 5K Run and 3K Walk will take place rain or shine in Bristol Village, beginning at the Activity Center, 625 Fifth St., Waverly. Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m., with the race beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m.
The registration fee will be $10 if registered on or before Monday, $15 if registered after Monday. Participants are ensured a T-shirt commemorating the event. Race registration sheets may be picked up at the Waverly, Piketon, Beaver and Western library branches, and also at the Bristol Village Activity Center and the Pike County Chamber of Commerce. You also may download a form via www.pike.lib.oh.us, or register the day of the race.
For more information, contact Jennifer Wright at the library at (740) 947-4921.
Operation Lifesaver set for Monday
Operation Lifesaver, in cooperation with Norfolk Southern Railroad, OL volunteers, local and state law enforcement will have a crossing blitz at the Gallia Street crossing from 10 a.m. until noon Monday.
The purpose of this blitz is to help inform the motoring public and pedestrians of the dangers of crossing railroad tracks and the illegal trespassing upon railroads' property.