Community Calendar


  • The Scioto County Right to Life will conduct its next chapter meeting on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at 6 p.m. at 5581 State Route 139 in Rubyville — just across the street from Craft’s Custom Kitchens. All supporters of life are welcome to attend.If you are interested in helping to educate the local public on life issues, or you want to receive periodic updates from Scioto County Right to Life on issues and upcoming events, join us on Facebook, or e-mail us at [email protected] SCRTL also has speakers available to address life issues for local church, school and civic groups. For more information about Scioto County Right to Life, visit online at


  • AFSCME Retirees Subchapter 135 will be having their Christmas Luncheon at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the New Boston Community Center, 3980 Rhodes Ave. New Boston.


  • The South Webster Annual Christmas Parade/Craft Show, Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 10-2 pm at the new fire department on Jackson Street in South Webster. All festivities will be held at the new fire department. Santa will pass out treats. Lunch will be on sale and served by the First Dept. Ladies Auxiliary. Parade line-up will be at 10:30 on Tripp Street (instead of at the high school). The parade starts at 11:00 a.m. New parade route – leave fire dept, going down Jackson Street to McDonald Street turning left going to the end, turn left onto Clingman Street following behind old station back to Jackson Street, turn right coming back to the fire department. Anyone interested in either the parade or sitting up a table at the craft who can call Sharon Bauer at 740-778-3369 for details.


  • The local chapter of Public Employees Retirement Inc., PERI will meet Thursday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at the New Boston Community Center, 3980 Rhodes Ave in New Boston. The group will hold a Christmas Luncheon, participants are being asked to bring a covered dish to share. The meat, coffee and dinnerware will be provided.


  • STAR, INC. will be holding a Craft and Vendor Bazaar on December 10 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 2625 Gallia Street in Portsmouth. The event is anticipated to include a number of local craft vendors with vendor spots available for $15. Interested vendors can call 740-353-7945 to reserve a spot. The event will also include a free spaghetti meal from Noon – 4 p.m.
  • The Flatwoods Lions Club annual Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 3rd. It is not too late for you or your group to join the lineup. We will join together near the General Heating and Air building at 12PM. The parade will begin at 1PM (barring inclement weather).

    The theme for this year is “Visions of Christmas”. WLGC Personality Kent Robinson and Lions Club President Susie Gullett will be doing commentary in front of Carman Funeral Home. Tri-State Party Doctor DJ Services will provide sound.

    Grand Marshal for the parade will be Mrs. Sheila Cook, owner and operator of Service Office Supply.

    We encourage all churches, civic organizations, schools, businesses and individuals to enter floats, cars, trucks or simply walk in the parade and join us for the festivities.

    For further information or to R.S.V.P., contact 1stVice- President Lion Jonathon Charles (606-923-3583) or Lion President Susie Gullett (606-922-2504); leave a message if no answer-someone will get back to you.

    Also, the Lions Club is selling nuts (Pecans, Pecan Pieces, Black Walnuts and English Walnuts) and brooms (Utility $15.00, Kitchen $12). English Walnuts are $9.00 all others $11. If you would like to purchase nuts or brooms, contact a Lions Club member.

    Bring your family and friends to join in the fun and festivities. Santa will be making an early appearance from the North Pole!


  • The U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest Ironton Ranger District is seeking volunteers from the community to assist in a trail maintenance project in Lawrence County. The event is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th & Sunday, December 11th from 8 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. Volunteers will be assigned tasks on the Districts off-highway vehicle trails, with projects focused on natural resource protection and trail safety. Volunteers will use various tools to make surface improvements, remove unwanted vegetation, install signs and trail markers. For donating your time, each participant will receive a 2017 Wayne National Forest Annual Trail Permit after 16 hours of contributed time. Trail Permits are valid April through December of 2017. To assist planners in coordinating equipment and supply needs, volunteers are asked to pre-register for the event by Friday, November 18, 2016, by contacting Gary Chancey at 740-753-0862, or via email at [email protected] This project is collaboratively funded through the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, the Wayne National Forest and volunteers. The grant program is distributed annually after applicants are approved by the Recreation Trails Program (RTP). Since 2002, approximately $1.9 million has been invested through this collaboration to provide safe off-highway vehicle trail opportunities on the Ironton Ranger District. For more information, visit our website at Follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter: @waynenationalfs and on Facebook.


  • The Scioto County Airport Board will meet in regular session on Wednesday, December 14th at 8 a.m. in the conference room at the airport, 138 Barklow Rd, Portsmouth. Regular meetings for 2017 have been set for the second Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m.