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SSU receives nearly $850,000 in Choose Ohio First scholarship funding


Shawnee State University has received $849,909.90 from the Ohio Department of Higher Education in Choose Ohio First (COF) scholarship funding. As part of a statewide strategy to develop STEM talent throughout the state of Ohio, SSU has received funding through the COF program for the past five years for various STEM programs.

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Teacher bootcamp program applications being accepted through Dec. 8


Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted this week announced that the application period for Ohio’s Teacher Bootcamp Program is now open for institutions of higher education. Teacher bootcamps bring educators into local businesses to help expose them to the in-demand career skillsets their communities need so they can better prepare students to be career ready upon graduation.

Vance letter to POTUS urges denial of protected status to Palestinians


WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Sen. JD Vance, R-Ohio, sent a letter to President Biden urging against the implementation of special immigration protections for Palestinian aliens, a step that would create a “magnet for migration” to the United States. In the letter, Senators Vance, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, both R-Florida, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rick Scott urge President Biden to neither authorize Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for Palestinians in the United States nor designate the Palestinian territories for temporary protected status.

Bubp considering a run for Congress


Former state representative and retired judge Danny Bubp is considering run for Congress.

MSPiB ready for Tour of Historic Places


Main Street Portsmouth in Bloom rarely makes an ask or hosts events strictly for the beautification fund that benefits the entire downtown by planting seasonal pots and urns, park displays, hanging baskets, improving high trafficked areas, developing local parks, special projects such as their pyramids and butterflies, and more. One effortless ask they make each year is their Tour of Lofts and Other Historical Places. The event continues this year, with a rebrand of “Tour of Historic Places.”

Nearly $40 million to be awarded for STEM workforce


New scholarships funded through the Choose Ohio First program will boost Ohio’s efforts to strengthen the state’s workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

House Committee passes legislation allowing local government expand concealed carry access


House Bill 272, legislation that will give local governments the permissive authority to expand concealed carry access, today passed out of the House Government Oversight Committee, announced bill sponsor, State Rep. Justin Pizzulli, R-Scioto County.

41st Annual Senior Citizens Art Show winners recognized


The artwork of local seniors was recently showcased at the Area Agency on Aging District 7’s 41st Annual Senior Citizens Art Show that was recently held at Bristol Village’s Glenn Activity Center in Waverly.

Time to think about Thanksgiving dinner


Hello! It’s November and time to think about Thanksgiving Day dinner. In the kitchen this week is my good friend Patricia Nicholes with her awesome pumpkin pie. It’s on my list to make.


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