Plant and yard sale set Edgewood Manor 1 Will be having their annual Plant and Yard Sale
Friday May 10th 9:00A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Clothes (all sizes), dishes, toys and more.
Most items .50 cents each or all you can get in a bag for $2.00 (bag provided)
Most flats of flowers and hanging baskets are $12.00 ea. (several varieties)
From 10:00-12:00 we will be selling: Hot dogs with sauce, chips, and cookies
For $2.50 each plate. All proceeds to be used for residen...
Help needed to place flags The Scioto county Memorial Day Association is in charge of placing flags on veterans’ graves throughout Scioto County. As there are 2500+ veterans in Greenlawn Cemetery alone, help is needed to make sure these veterans receive the honor the so richly deserve. This daunting task could not be completed properly if not for the volunteers from previous years. So we need your help to complete flagging this year.
On Friday, May 24, Saturday, May ...
Moeser receives Alumni Award The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA recently bestowed its “Alumni Award in Specialized Ministry” upon the Rev. Donald H. Moeser, ACSW, a Huntington, WV native. The award was presented by Seminary President, Dr. Michael Cooper-White, upon the recommendation of the Seminary’s Alumni Council. The award is given annually to a graduate who has made lasting contributions to the ministry over a significant period of time. The Rev. Jo...
KDMC receives grants to provide services Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
King’s Daughters Medical Center’s (KDMC) Pink Ribbon Initiative has received a couple of grants from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Columbus, and Lexington to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women in several counties in the area.
In April KDMC received a grant from Komen Columbus for $34,814 to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic ...
Haider receives James P. Chapman Distinguished Service Award Rita Haider, director of the Center for International Programs and Activities (CIPA) at Shawnee State University received the James P. Chapman Distinguished Service Award at a luncheon on April 23.
The award honors a SSU employee who has significantly contributed to the advancement of women at Shawnee State by:
· Increasing awareness of gender related issues affecting the status of women within academia and the workplace;
· Serving as a...
Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1 Training Workshop Offered The Business Development Program of the Community Action Committee of Pike County, the Pike County Career Technology Center, and OSU Small Business Development Center are offering a one-day Microsoft Excel 2010 Level 1 Training Workshop on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Community Action Committee of Pike County. This workshop teaches participants how to explore the Microsoft Office Excel® 2010 environment and cr...
Glockner’s win custom guitar in national promotion Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
The Glockner Body Shop was recently awarded a custom 3M Gibson Guitar for winning a national promotion.
According to Mitch Keating, President of Barbour Auto Parts Inc. Auto Value ran a promotion during the first quarter of the year, sponsored by 3M, NGK Spark Plugs and Valvoline Motor Oil.
Shops were entered into the drawling for one of three custom guitars every time they had a $100 invoice with one o...
Eastern Star Scholarships The Order of the Eastern Star in Adams and Scioto Counties which includes Portsmouth Chapter #424, Lucasville Chapter #495, and Wheelersburg Chapter #516 will be offering two $500 scholarships to deserving Scioto County college students who will be Sophomores or higher in the Fall of 2013 in a 2,3 or 4 year degree program and who are currently enrolled in a college or university. The applicants need to have a 3.0 GPA or higher. The applicants...
Clay Local Board of Education At it’s regular meeting held on April 22, the Clay Local Board of Education acted on the following measures:
• Approved minutes of the March meeting.
• Accepted the financial reports.
• Heard reports from principals’ Tony Piguet and Todd Warnock.
• Authorized the Superintendent to submit applications for 2013-2014 state and
• Approved the graduating class of 2013.
• Approved a three day early dismissal for seni...
Donaldson resigns from Goodwill Board After 40 years of service James Donaldson has resigned as a member of the Goodwill Advisory Board. Throughout the years he as served in various rolls on the board including president and secretary.
Donaldson and his wife Clara’s parents were instrumental in Goodwill Industries of Central Ohio, opening an agency in Portsmouth, the thrift store opened in 1967 with six disabled employees.
Goodwill Industries depends on the local community fo...
2013 Visually Literate High School Art Show Student Awards The 2013 Scioto County High School Art Show “Visually Literate” is on exhibit from April 11 through May 9 at the Southern Ohio Museum. An Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony were held Thursday night, April 11, at the Museum. This event was sponsored by General Electric Peebles Test Operation, Gary and Marilyn Hairston, Richard D. Marting Foundation, Portsmouth Area Arts Council, Portsmouth Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club of Portsmouth, Scioto Fou...
Nichols Given Army Commendation Medal Army National Guard Sgt. Elic M. Nichols has been decorated with the Army Commendation Medal.
The medal is awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, have distinguished themselves by acts of heroism, meritorious achievement or meritorious service.
Nichols is a combat engineer assigned to the 1204th Aviation Support Battalion at Independence. The sergeant has served in the military for five years.
He is the ...
2013 Ware Scholarships Presented Six Eagle Scouts from Scioto County have been awarded a 2013 Samuel Wilson Ware Eagle Scholarship. Established in 2008 by the estate of the late Samuel Wilson Ware, the scholarship is available to any Eagle Scout who is a high school graduate or graduating senior and resident of Scioto County when earning his Eagle rank.
The recipients were recognized at the Tecumseh District’s 2013 Leadership Dinner at Shawnee State University. This year’s...
Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene in Revival with Rev. Billy Huddleston Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene will be in revival with Rev. Billy Huddleston beginning May 12, 2013 with the 10:30 AM worship service. The revival will continue with the May 12, 2013 evening service at 6:00 PM and through May 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM each evening.
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Rev. Huddleston is an ordained elder and a commissioned evangelist in the Church of the Nazarene. He received his education at Olivet Nazarene University in K...
Area Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center April 12
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Scaff of Wheelersburg, son
Josh and Marie Bates of South Shore (Ky.), son
Audria Smith and Robbie Filius of Ironton, daughter
Patrick and Diana Rooney of Minford, son
Emily Free and Jordan McIntire of Peebles, daughter
Eric and Jackie Bell of West Portsmouth, son
Ashley Williams and Justin N. Dunn of Portsmouth, son
Brian and Stephany Journey of West Portsmouth, daug...
A royal look at heart disease Many associate heart disease with adults who have high risk factors and family history, but Olivia Thoroughman, a junior at Minford High School, believes that heart disease should be considered at an early age.
Thoroughman, who is vying for the crown in the Miss Ohio Outstanding Teen Pageant, shared her platform with the Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth during their regular meeting April 24. Her main focus - children and heart disease.
Area Death Notices Boehm
Portsmouth-Marcella June Boehm, 83, of Portsmouth, died Friday April 26, 2013 at he SOMC Hospice Center. Services were held Tuesday at Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Mike Breidenbaugh, Evangelist officiating.
Springfield-Tommy Joe Gifford, 60, of Springfield, formerly of Piketon, died Saturday, April 27, 2013 at home. Services were held Tuesday under the direction of the Brant Funeral Service in Sciotoville...
• Christ’s Restoration Branch • Christ’s Restoration Branch, 585 Pine Land and Rt. 348, Lucasville will hold a fist dinner on Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Price for the meal is Adults $6, Children 12 and under $3, Children 2 and under free.
• The Lucasville Community of Christ, Thomas Hollow Rd., Pastor Carolyn Crabtree, invites you to worship with us on Sunday May 5. The Theme for this Sunday is “Proclaim the Good News”. The Sacrament of Communion will be obs...
Public Utilities Department to flush fire hydrants The Department of Public Utilities will be flushing fire hydrants in the city beginning Monday, April 29, 2013 through Thursday, May 23, 2013. During periods of flushing, customers may experience loss of water/low pressure/colored water for a period of time. When flushing is completed, customers should notice an improvement in their water service.
Monday, May 6th - West on Gallia St. from Mabert Rd., all areas south of 11th S...
Ramp Closure Slated At Scioto-52 Rehab Project As part of a major rehabilitation project on U.S. Route 52 in Scioto County, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation will close the state Route 239 exit ramp early next month.
On Monday, May 6, crews from Complete General Construction will close the exit ramp (Ramp F) from U.S. 52 East to S.R. 239 at the bridge situated over the Lousy Run tributary in order to rehabilitate the structure.
“Construction and maintenance project...
SOMC Sleep Diagnostic Center offers treatment for sleep apnea patients Sleep apnea is a disorder that affects an estimated 22million Americans, many of whom who are unaware of their condition. For patients who suffer from the disorder or suspect that they may, the Sleep Diagnostic Center at Southern Ohio Medical Center is ready to provide care.
Treatment for sleep apnea often begins because an individual has general complaints about their sleep, but other times it comes because of something noticed by a partne...
Reeves graduates from basic training Army Pvt. Cory Reeves has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics,...
SOCF Memorial Ceremony The Southern Ohio Correctional Facility will hold it’s 20th annual memorial ceremony on Tuesday, May 14 at Noon. The ceremony will be held on the memorial lawn in front of the facility. For more information call the facility at 740-259-5544.