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Bridge restoration just about finished

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County Engineer Craig Opperman said on Friday the Otway Covered Bridge restoration project only has a few items left to be completed by the contractor, then it will be complete.“They (contractor) have a few items remaining. They are getting the site cleaned up and there is a little bit of electrical work that still need to be done in order to complete the project,” Opperman said.He said once that’s complete the project will be inspected by the state.“The project should be finished in the coming weeks. Once of those items are complete we can open it back up to traffic,” Opperman said.


Commissioners see increased casino revenue

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County recently received a second quarter check from their portion of the state casino tax. Budget projections have the county receiving $800,000 to date they have received $701,317.According to records obtained by the Daily Times, from the Scioto County Auditors Office, in 2012 the county received $207,321.93. The county received two payments in 2012 representing second and third quarter payments.

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USEC Reports Second Quarter 2014 Results

BETHESDA, Md. – USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU) reported a net loss of $28.0 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to a net loss of $40.9 million for the second quarter of 2013. For the six months ended June 30, 2014, USEC reported a loss of $78.8 million compared to $42.9 million in the same period of 2013.

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LaValley to climb Himalayan Mountain for health

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth Kiwanian and local optometrist Robin LaValley will soon embark on a journey for health. LaValley will be hiking the Himalayan Mountains, later this year.“I wanted to do something to help raise money for two organizations who do positive things in our community to promote change and highlight the need to provide programs for children to promote a healthy lifestyle,” LaValley said.She said pa...

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Engineer receives grant for equipment

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County Engineer Craig Opperman announced on Thursday his office has received a grant of up to $454,654 to fund the purchase of vehicles and equipment.According to released information from engineers office, Opperman has 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 ...

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Wright graduates

Col. Tony L. Wright has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in strategic studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution.The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level com...

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Paramount Arts Center receives nearly $70,000 to Grow Its Arts Education Programs

The Paramount Arts Center’s noted arts education programs have received a major boost this past month, with grants and gifts totaling $69,198. These new funds will allow the PAC to expandits programs for area students and teachers, enabling it to serve more schools and reach more children who have limited access to the arts.

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RRSCLC August Trail Ride

RRSCLC August trail ride will be at Bear Lake Horse Trails in Ohio (located Shawnee Forest) on Saturday, August 23th (rain date is following Saturday, Aug. 30th). Be in the saddle ready to hit the trails by 10AM. Ride should last 4 to 5 hours. For questions (or directions) call Jim Riffe at 606-757-4276 or Rick Myers at 606-541-7757. Pack your own lunch, snacks and drinks. This is a drug and alcohol free event. You do not need to be a member to ride with the club. The RRSCLC is a non-profit o...

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Time Warner Cable Deploys Amber Alert To Cable Technicians

Time Warner Cable (TWC) announced that all of its 18,000 cable technicians around the country have been deployed with technology that allows them to receive AMBER Alerts when they are in the area of an active alert, and training to be vigilant and contact law enforcement if they see the abducted child. This new effort is part of an agreement with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), a partner of TWC. Through the TWC Eyes and Ears AMBER Alert initiative, the company be...

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Portsmouth Women’s Tennis League

On July 30 following the final match of the season, the Portsmouth Women’s Tennis League (PWTL) enjoyed a carry-in lunch as the home of Ann Oberling. Awards were presented to the following players; Judy Bayes-First Place, Division One, Jennifer Reffitt-Second Place, Division One.Kalyn Purdy, First Place Division Two and Karen Patrick, Second Place Division Two.New officers were designated for the 2015 season. Co-Presidents-Jennifer Johnson and Christie Wilcox. Secr...

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Local Horse Show’s at New Ironton Arena

Ironton, OH, August 1212 2014 - We are pleased to let you know that the Lawrence County Horseman’sAssociation (LCHA) still has a few more horse shows planned for 2014 in the new Ironton Horse Area. Entry fees have been lowered to $5 per class for the open shows. To see full class list visit our Facebook group under LCHA.Show Schedule is as follows: August 23rd Open & Speed Show w/ $MONEY$ Added, starts at 2pm. September 6th Speed Show only w/ $MONEY$ Added, starts ...

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Johnson’s Improving Trauma Care Act Signed into Law

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after President Obama signed his bipartisan legislation, H.R. 3548, the Improving Trauma Care Act, into law.

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DeCamp receives training

Nathaniel L. Decamp is an Army ROTC cadet involved in Cadet Language and Cultural Immersion Training — their first training deployment as a cadet. After a week-long training session at Fort Knox, Ky., the selected cadets are deployed to partner nations where they are immersed in the local cultures and languages. The selected cadets will spend three weeks involved in assisting with current Army missions that range from helping build community projects to teaching English to local childre...

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Bailey graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Joshua R. Bailey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force....

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As Back-to-School Lists Grow Longer, Parents Look for Ways to Manage Costs

The first day of school is just around the corner. For parents, this means a sprint to the finish line for savings on everything from pens and paper to computers and rental trucks.The National Retail Federation says the average family of kids in K-12 will spend about $669 per child while parents of college students will spend about $916, up about three percent from 2013. The list of what’s needed for school gets longer every year too. The National School Supply Lists Director...

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Glockner Enterprises Monday Night Elks Golf League

Results Monday August 4, 20141) Johnson’s Shirt Shop 153.02) Deemer’s Market 148.53) Dakota’s Roadhouse 143.04) Cottle Financial Services 139.55) Desco 139.06) Crystal Klean Car Wash 133.57) Luther Transfer 127.5Trophies Unlimited 127.59) Cross Management 127.010) Quality Car/Truck Leasing 122.5Low RoundsA) Dave Augustine (33)B) Dean ...

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State cancels jail meeting

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOfficials with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections were making efforts to organize a meeting between officials in Lawrence and Scioto County Officials to talk about issue they have revolving around Lawrence County opening a jail in Scioto County.The Lawrence County Commissioners have made it known they are anticipating entering into an agreement with the state of Ohio. The agreement would allow the commiss...

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Do You HATE Your Landscaping?

Steve BoehmeAre you a homeowner who is dissatisfied with your landscaping? Perhaps you’ve been living with the shrubs your builder installed “way back when”, or landscaping done by the previous owner. Perhaps you’ve nibbled your way to your present situation in many small steps, afraid to do anything really bold. Most likely you have a plant collection instead of a landscape.

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