Northwest High School Alumni Association The next meeting will be held Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the high school.
The agenda for this meeting will be:
Secretary & Treasurers Report
Finalization of plans for the Alumni Banquet to be held July 13, 2013
NHSAA Scholarship Gift Brick Project
If you have any questions or items of business to add to the agenda please e-mail the officers at nort...
Two Easy Steps Discourage Deer Steve Boehme
Deer and rabbit damage to plants is such a problem for most of us that we’ve almost given up trying to plant home gardens, landscapes and orchards. Short of surrounding our yards with ten-foot fences, no deer deterrent seems to work for long. According to the U.S. government, “… there is no single product or device that will provide consistent long term plant protection from animal browsing damage.” , we’ve found this to be tru...
Kiwanis playground closed, until further notice Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
The city of Portsmouth Service Department in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth has closed the playground in Tracy Park, until further notice due to a number of issues with the structure including sharp edges.
In March a sizeable tree that surrounded the structure, came up by its roots and smashed a large portion of it.
“It really should have been closed off the day the tree fell. We don’t ...
Glenwood High School Graduates Glenwood High School Graduation is Friday, May 24, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. at the New Boston Municipal Stadium
Salutatorian is Audriana McKayla Lindamood
Valedictorian is Sara LeeAnna Adkins
Speaker is Michael R. Smith, Class of 1975
Senior Class Roll 2013
Sara LeeAnna Adkins Audriana McKayla Lindamood
Morgan Nicole Basham Katherine Lynn Meehan
Hannah Brook Bender Matthew Anthony Mohr
Subrina Chevelle Bentley Nicole Marie Moore
IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.
Applications will be accepted only through Grants.gov until May 31, 2013. Previous grant recipients will have the option to apply for up to three years of annual funding which would reduce the amoun...
KDMC numbers continue to rise King’s Daughters Medical Center President and CEO Fred Jackson said the continual growth of services offered in their more than 50 facilities, including their new KDMC Ohio hospital, is due to the quality and advanced medical treatments provided.
“We are proud to have the latest technology and the most advanced professionals working to make our services some of the best in the nation,” Jackson shared. “In our new hospital here in Portsmouth...
Community health improvement plan proposed Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
A draft of the 2013 Scioto County, Ohio Community Health Improvement Plan has been sent to the membership of the Scioto County Health Coalition for consideration and revision. The coalition meets on Friday and made final revisions to this years plan.
“We have our community need assessments, the health department did one. SOMC (Southern Ohio Medical Center) did one on their own, KDMC (King’s Daughters Medi...
Older Americans Month Proclaimed in Scioto County Your local Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) celebrates the accomplishments of our older citizens in recognition of May as Older Americans Month.
Each May is celebrated nationwide as Older Americans Month and this year’s theme for Ohio is “Unleash Your Power: Be a Golden Buckeye!” The AAA7 joins the Ohio Department of Aging in encouraging all of our Golden Buckeyes to unleash their power! Ohio is home to nearly 2.4 million adults...
Dean’s Awards presented at Celebration of Scholarship Awards were presented at the ninth annual Celebration of Scholarship at Shawnee State University. The celebration is a special opportunity for students to showcase academic, creative and research projects.
Five $100 awards were presented to students in the College of Arts & Sciences and five $100 awards were presented to students in the College of Professional Studies for outstanding research papers and/or projects.
“We believe that the o...
Engineer gets $800,000 for guardrail project Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman has received $800,000 in grants to install guardrails along county roadways this summer.
“This is a project we applied for last year for funds in 2018, we go notified in January the project moved up to this year. It is a $300,000 grant,” Opperman said.
He said the grant will cover the installation of guardrails in Valley and Jefferson Townships.
“We are going to b...
Fluor B&W Supports DOE through Removal and Recycling of Large Electrical Equipment The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and contractor Fluor-B&W Portsmouth recently safely managed the recycling of millions of pounds of metal from the demolition of a de-energized electrical switchyard that served the former gaseous diffusion plant at the Portsmouth site near Piketon. The effort diverted more than 4 million tons of steel, aluminum and copper from landfills and avoided costs of $7 million.
“This is the latest success in a lon...
Carney graduates from basic infantry training Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew A. Carney has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and...
Class of 1958 Reunion The Portsmouth High School Class of 1958 will hold its 55th reunion on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, at Shawnee State Park Lodge, Route 125.
Class members will gather in the lodge ballroom on Friday night for an informal social hours and Italian dinner buffet at 6 p.m.
Saturday night’s schedule will include a social hour at 6 p.m. with a prime rib and chicken buffet dinner at 7 p.m. An informal program of remarks and reminisci...
Comment Period Open For Covered Bridge Restoration Project As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input on the following proposed restoration project in Scioto County.
Scioto County – SCI-TR573-Covered Bridge (PID: 93991) – The project calls for the restoration of the Otway Covered Bridge, which is situated over Scioto Brush Creek on Township Road 573 in the village of Otway. Constructi...
Bill Passes House to Honor Beloved Southern Ohioans State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) is pleased to announce the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 36, legislation that memorializes three important individuals from Southern Ohio.
House Bill 36 would name the bridge slated to replace the Ironton-Russell Bridge after Oakley C. Collins, a long-time public servant and former state legislator. Collins served in the Ohio Legislature for 37 years. He served as the chair and the ranki...
Remains of former jail to be removed Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
On Tuesday, the Scioto County Commissioners signed a contract with Southern Ohio Salvage & Contracting, Inc., of Ironton, Ohio to remove the remains of the former Scioto County Jail from the fourth floor of the courthouse. Crews are anticipated to get started as soon as next week.
“This is going to be done at no cost to the county. They (Southern Ohio Salvage & Contracting, Inc.) will take the bars down, ...
Bartlett graduates from basic training Air Force Airman Michael J. Bartlett 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 Comm...
Volunteer Coaches Needed for Falls Management Program Do you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling? Would you like to help people manage their concerns about falls and increase their physical activity? The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) is looking for community coaches to assist with facilitating its falls management program entitled “Matter of Balance.” Volunteer coaches will continue to support the classes in their individual communities after they complete training t...
Area births at Southern Ohio Medical Center April 24
Lisa Newman and Nicolas Browning of Portsmouth, son
Steven Theiss and Jamie Clark of Garrison (Ky.), son
Janet M. West of Portsmouth, daughter
Taylor Jenkins and Brandy Sprouse of Ironton, son
Melissa and David Rucker of Wheelersburg, son
Megan Cade and DonRicko Greene Sr. of Portsmouth, daughter
Helena Hood and Josh Beamon-Stone of Minford, son
Mr. and Mrs. Justi...
American Centrifuge Achieves Two RD&D Program Milestones USEC Inc.’s (NYSE:USU) American Centrifuge uranium enrichment technology recently achieved two important technical milestones under its research, development and demonstration (RD&D) program with the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE certified completion of two key tests. To date, four milestones have been achieved and five remain. In addition, with the final installation of 120 AC100 centrifuges in a commercial cascade in January 2013, the...
• McDermott Community of Christ will have a guest speaker • McDermott Community of Christ will have a guest speaker, Priest Tonda Gonce from Columbus for the 10:45 Sunday worship service. Elder Betty Strickland will preside and Annette Miller will provide children’s ministry. Rhonda Morkassel will be pianist for the service and the ministry of music will be given by Becky Montgomery. Preceding the worship service, Priest Wanda Joslin will have the morning devotions at the 9:30am Church School servic...
Hike for Hospice set for May 18; t-shirts on sale now The 27th annual Hike for Hospice will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at the SOMC Hospice Center. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.
“Hike for Hospice is an important fundraiser for SOMC Hospice and an opportunity for community members to honor their loved ones,” Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Scott Hilbert said. “We are looking forward to this year’s hike. It always generates a large crowd.”
Participants of the hike raise funds by ...
Area Death Notices Craft
Rosemount-Clayton Ray Craft, 75 of Rosemount, died Monday May 6, 2013 at his residence. Services were held Monday May 6, 2013 at North Moreland Christian Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Hagen officiating.
Rosemount-William E. Flanagan, 81, of Rosemount, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the SOMC Hospice Center. Service were held Wednesday at the Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville with Pastor Randy Wickham officiating.
Lane, Width Restrictions Set For Scioto-73 Route To Be Reduced To One Lane Next Week A slip repair will get under way next week in Scioto County as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation begin preliminary operations and impart lane restrictions on state Route 73.
On Monday, May 6, crews from Shelly and Sands, Incorporated will begin construction on S.R. 73 at the 8.50-mile marker, approximately 1.5 miles east of S.R. 348 at Otway and near Township Road 339 (Milt Jones Road). The route will be reduced to one, ...