Minford area youth rally The Minford area youth rally met on February 11th, 2013. There were 120 in attendance. The Faithful Attendance banner was awarded to Three Mile Christian Baptist Church. They were also awarded a certificate for having over 50% of their average attendance at the rally. The attendance banner for the largest attendance was presented to Swauger Valley FWB Church. The next rally will be held on March 11th, 2013 at Porter FWB Church fellowship hall...
Scioto County Retired Teachers Establish New Scholarship Fund at Foundation The Scioto Foundation has announced a new scholarship fund established by the Scioto County Retired Teachers Association. Beginning in 2014, the new scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from a Scioto County high school who plans to major in education at an accredited college or university.
SCRTA will make annual scholarship selections. If the organization ceases to exist, the Scioto Foundation volunteer scholarship committee w...
Local school official to serve on OSBA committee G. Raymond Belcher, a member of the South Central Ohio Educational Service Center and Scioto County Career Technical Center, has been named to the Southeast Regional Executive Committee for the Ohio School Boards Association. The Southeast Regional Executive Committee provides governance and leadership to school board members in Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, ...
Forestland and Gardening - Perfect Together Steve Boehme
If you’re reading this there’s an excellent chance you love trees, and a fairly good chance you actually own some woodland yourself. Managing woodlands is a constant challenge, so it was exciting to discover a wonderful local group of woodland owners, the Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA). Based in nearby Piketon, this friendly group is a terrific resource and a wealth of useful information about living with woodlands...
Local school official to serve on OSBA committee Craig Hazelbaker, a member of the Washington-Nile Local Schools, has been named to the Southeast Regional Executive Committee for the Ohio School Boards Association. The Southeast Regional Executive Committee provides governance and leadership to school board members in Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Scioto, Vinton and Washington Counties. The com...
Local school official to serve on OSBA committee Dr. George Pettit. a members of the Portsmouth city School Board has been named to the arrangements and hospitality team for the Ohio School Boards Association. The arrangements and hospitality team members assist the five regional managers at the capital conference and trade show as well as regional events. Committee members also serve as regional liaisons at the region resource center at the capital conference.
Committee appointments were...
Wheelersburg Resident Emily Jarrells Named to Dean’s List at Olivet Emily Jarrells of Wheelersburg was named to the dean’s list at Olivet Nazarene University during the recently completed fall 2012 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale.
Olivet Nazarene University is an accredited Christian, liberal arts university offering mor...
Great American Cleanup Recruitment Underway Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful, a regional affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. is looking for volunteers throughout southeast Ohio to host a Great American Cleanup event, the nation’s largest annual community improvement program. A Great American Cleanup project can include beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational ...
Do You Have What it Takes to Jumpstart your Life and Keep it Running? Marcia Harris
The month of February celebrates love and Black History Month. Both topics touch the heart in so many ways. What do they have in common? Let me share a few ways of how they impact our lives.
Love brings much energy and prompts you to want to dedicate your life to that special person or family member. Love urges you to play an important part in making their world a better place in which to live. In other words, you are giving...
Southern Ohio Medical Center February 10 Shane and Becky Montgomery of West Portsmouth Southern Ohio Medical Center
Shane and Becky Montgomery of West Portsmouth,s on
Sherman and Billie Smith of South Webster, son
Tim Smith and Heather Smith of McDermott, son
Aaron and Tracie Kuhner of Portsmouth, daughter
Cheryel Miller of Garrison (Ky.), daughter
Megan Ferrell and Rodney Hatch of Wheelersburg, son
Christopher Wolfe and Megan Tracey of Portsmouth, daughter
Watkins named to Clear Creek Baptist Bible College Dean’s List PINEVILLE, Ky. — Ian Watkins of Portsmouth has been named to the Dean’s List at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College in Pineville, Ky. Inclusion to the Dean’s List means they have achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher for the 2012 Fall semester.
Watkins is the spouse of Andrea Watkins and the son of Gary Watkins and Margaret Atkins of Lucasville, Ohio.
A Kentucky Baptist Convention Institution, Clear Creek Baptist Bible College ex...
Washington-Nile Local School District Board Report The Washington-Nile Local Board of Education met on January 23, 2013 at Portsmouth West High School. Mr. Chris Jordan, middle school principal gave the prayer and led Pledge of Allegiance.
January is Ohio School Board Recognition month. Each building principal along with the Superintendent and Treasurer honored each board member for their dedication and service.
The board took the following action:
Approved the December 17, 2012, Januar...
Board of Directors/Officers elected for 2013 Portsmouth Bicentennial Committee The Portsmouth Area Bicentennial Committee elected board members and officers for the 2013 planning year at the quarterly meeting held Jan. 23. The Bicentennial Committee is currently in the planning stages for the area’s celebration year, 2015.
Elected to the Board of Directors were: Luanne Valentine, Jim Saddler, Mark Morgan, Vicky Hatcher, Shawn Jordan, Lisa Carver, Becky Carver, Steve Rodeheffer, Dave Stone, Chip Maillet, Wayne Thompson...
SSU and SOMC Offers ‘Rehab Toolkit’ Sessions On Saturday, March 16, Shawnee State University and the Southern Ohio Medical Center will offer a day-long series of lectures on physical and occupational therapy-related topics at the SOMC Friends Community Center.
The seminar will last from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and will cover four specific therapy topics. Humorist Stephanie Schafer will deliver the keynote address, “The Therapeutic Use of Humor.”
After the keynote speech, the breakout...
Workforce Connections of Scioto County Schedule of Services for February 2013
Monday February 25, 2013
SCDJFS Accepting PRC, Food Stamp, & Child Support Applications
8:00 am-10:00 am
SCABLE Orientation to Adult Basic Literacy & Education
9:00 am-2:00 pm Call to register (740)354-0211 (SCABLE)
Veteran’s Services Available
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday February26, 2013
Veteran’s Services Available
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday February 28, 2013
FREE WORKSHOP! “Effective...
Portsmouth Day with the Reds Tickets are now available at the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce offices for the annual Portsmouth Day with the Reds on Sunday, April 7. The Reds play the Washington Nationals. Tickets are discounted at $19 each, regularly priced $28. Tickets are available at the Chamber office at 342 Second Street and Rich’s TV at 911 Gallia. Seats are located in right field.
Minford area youth rally The Minford area youth rally met on January 14th, 2013. There were 105 in attendance. The faithful attendance banner was awarded to Three Mile Christian Baptist Church. They were also awarded a certificate for having over 50% of their average attendance at the rally. The attendance banner for the largest attendance was awarded to Swauger Valley Free Will Baptist. The next rally will be held on February 11th, 2013 at Porter FWB Church fellowsh...
Local Students Named to Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University CIRCLEVILLE — Ohio Christian University, The following local students were named to the Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University for the Fall 2012 Semester.
Amber Blum of Waverly, Ohio
Kelsea Dicks of New Boston, Ohio
Richard French of Beaver, Ohio
Chrissa Hobbs of Wellston, Ohio
Megan MacCrae of Piketon, Ohio
Shana Myers of Peebles, Ohio
To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or better ...
Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society The Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization, which was founded in 1976 and remains active in 2013 with over 100 members. The society’s purpose is to collect and preserve historical records of Scioto County and to make available for use in genealogical research. An ongoing project has been to locate and document cemeteries of Scioto County. Our last update was “Gravestone Inscriptions of Scioto Count...
SOMC named 10th best place to work by Modern Healthcare, first among large employers Southern Ohio Medical Center today announced it has placed 10th overall in Modern Healthcare’s 2012 Best Places to Work in Healthcare awards. Among large employers, SOMC placed first. This is the third year in a row that SOMC has been featured on this list.
The magazine’s annual Best Places to Work in Healthcare program recognizes employers for creating workplaces in healthcare that enable employees to perform at their optimum level to prov...
Group working to save forest An alert to danger- Loss of our forest as we have known it!!
Who is sending the “SOS” ?
Answer- A grass roots group of people who are committed to be the voice of the forest.
This voice was amplified as many more people who live near the forest, and also some who don’t live in close proximity to Shawnee State Forest, became aware that “their” forest was being changed as the state allowed commercial logging to increase potentially to 3-4...
Shawnee State University encourages international relations Shawnee State offers students rich international opportunities by joining universities throughout the nation, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education focusing on ways to help students have experiences in international education.
International programs and activities at Shawnee State take many forms: courses taught by university faculty, courses at foreign educational institutions, field studies, local, state and in...