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County tops lists for infrastructure

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County is known for a number of things, in some circles it’s known for the amount of roads and bridges within it.Recently Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman shared a ranking put out by the County Engineers Association of Ohio on the amount of roads and bridges each county has.Opperman said his office maintains 414 miles of roadway throughout Scioto County and is ranked number 12 in the state for the most road mileage.Opperman said throughout Scioto County his office is responsible for maintaining 500 bridges, putting them third in the state for the most bridges.


Scioto Foundation to sponsor second Scioto Gives Day

The Scioto Foundation will sponsor its second annual Scioto Gives charitable campaign on Oct. 23, 2014. The purpose of the event is to help local nonprofit organizations build their endowment funds invested at the Foundation. The one-day campaign encourages contributions from area donors to support and aid numerous charitable causes and programs in the Portsmouth area.

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Change order adds thousands to phone system

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn June the Scioto County Commissioners approved a contract with Frontier Communications of America for $58,000 to install a new phone system for courthouse offices. On Tuesday the commissioners approved a change order to the contract that added nearly $10,000 to the cost.The commissioners allocated funds in this years budget for a new phone system. The funding was allocated to the prosecutors office.

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Girls can be “Princess for a Day” at Shawnee State University

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — All girls ages 3-10 are cordially invited to be a princess for a day at Shawnee State University.On Saturday, Sept. 27 at 12:30 p.m., the sisters of SSU’s Delta Phi Epsilon sorority will help make dreams come true in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts’ Howland Recital Hall.The event will include hairstyling, makeup, manicures, tiara and wand crafts, candy and cookies, along with plenty of other royal activities. Attendees will enjoy a...

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South Central Ohio Gas Prices Down Eight Cents

South Central Ohio gas prices dipped eight cents a gallon to $3.394, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge Report.This week’s South Central Ohio average price:$ 3.394Average price during the week of Sept. 9, 2014:$ 3.477Average price during the week of Sept. 17, 2013:$ 3.412AAA East Central surveys more than 180 gas stations in South Central Ohio every week. It says the cheapest average price was in ...

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Third Ohio Crew Called Upon for Western Wildfire Assistance

COLUMBUS, OH – An Ohio crew departed the State Fire Academy in Reynoldsburg early Tuesday morning to travel to Northern California, where they have been dispatched to help fight the King wildfire located 60 miles east of Sacramento, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This is the third 20-person Ohio crew sent to help in the western fire suppression efforts this summer.“Ohio has a good track record for training and experience with local and out...

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2014 Recipients of the Jared “Hammer” Dever Memorial Scholarships

On May 21 , 2014, at the Minford High School Senior Awards Assembly, Kylie P. Berry (daughter of Rhonda and the late John Berry) and Abigail M. Fuhrmann (daughter of Paul and Leanne Fuhrmann) each were awarded a $500.00 scholarship honoring the memory of Jared “Hammer” Dever, who passed away tragically on January 1, 2005.

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Ohio’s General Election is November 4, 2014, military and overseas voting begins Saturday.

Secretary of State Jon Husted announced today that absentee voting for military and overseas voters begins Saturday, September 20, 2014, for the upcoming General Election. Ohioans will vote on statewide races that include governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor and state supreme court, a number of legislative races including congressional and state legislative offices, court of appeals, state board of education, county races, as well as decide the outcome of more th...

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Wheelersburg Board of Education MeetingThe Wheelersburg Local Schools Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:00PM on Monday, September 22, 2014 at the Board of Education office at 620 Center Street. Due to the construction project on Center Street, the public will be provided additional parking and access through the South Street bus lot if necessary.Tick or TreatThe Scioto County Commissioners have designated Oc...

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Lila Donley Life Chain Set for Sunday, October 5

The Scioto County Right to Life will conduct its annual Lila Donley Life Chain on Sunday, October 5, from 2-3 p.m. The Life Chain is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life Americans, praying for our nation and an end to abortion. It is a visible statement to our community that we support the sanctity of human life.Interested participants are asked to meet on the parking lot of Vinyl Kraft, 3404 Rhodes Avenue, New Boston, at 1:45 p.m. The Life Chain will begin at 2 p.m....

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Company relocates jobs

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comMako Finished Products has relocated between 10 and 15 jobs from China to a facility in Portsmouth where they have began machining and finishing castings produced by OSCO Industries.“It’s very exciting that we are ‘reshoring’ jobs from overseas,” said Jason Kester, Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) Director.Kester said a grand opening for the facility has been schedule for Oct. 2....

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Clay Alumni Presents Gift of Forty Tables to Clay Schools

The Clay Alumni Association recently purchased forty, eight-foot folding tables and presented them to Clay Schools. Past President, Charles T. Leonard, made the presentation on behalf of the Clay Alumni Association. Accepting the tables on behalf of Clay Schools was Superintendent of Clay Schools, Tony Mantell. Also present at the presentation were Todd Warnock, Clay High School Principal and Matt Kuehne, Clay Schools Facilities Director and Technology Coordinator.

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Cancer screenings

Breast and cervical cancer screenings and mammograms will be provided by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (OU-HCOM) Community Health Program’s mobile van on October 21, 2014 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The clinic will be held at Central Christian Church, 1541 South 7th Street, Ironton, Oh.Free Pap tests, breast examinations, mammograms and breast health education, and will be provided to uninsured and underinsured women.Appointment...

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History-making activist to visit Shawnee State University

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Legendary activist Mary Beth Tinker will offer a lecture on Tuesday, September 23 at 6 p.m. in SSU’s Clark Memorial Library Flohr Lecture Hall. Entitled “Mary Beth Tinker: From the History Books to Our Community,” the event is sponsored by the SSU Women’s Center, Department of Social Sciences and ACLU of Ohio.

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Committee set goal of building jail

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comLess Boggs, Chairman of the Lawrence County Commissioners recently formed a committee with the objective of forming a plan to build a jail in Lawrence County by 2020.The Lawrence County Commissioners are working in corporation with the state of Ohio to lease the Liberation Unit of the former Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV) in Scioto County for a jail.The commissioners have expressed interes...

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SSU Softball joins with Notre Dame Elementary

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (Softball) – The Shawnee State softball team showed off their Champions of Character Live 5 colors by helping with “Boston Garden-Where Friendship Grows” at Notre Dame Elementary.Lauren Hill, the Food Services Director at Notre Dame Elementary, is in her first year of creating a garden in memory of Boston Schwamburger. Boston was a special young boy that attended Notre Dame and passed away from brain cancer last year. Not only will Boston’s ...

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Back-to-School Reminder for Parents and Students: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2014 and Years Ahead

With another school year now in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits when they file their 2014 federal income tax returns.

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SSU Theatre Department presents O’Neill’s play ‘Beyond the Horizon’

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – “Beyond the Horizon” is Eugene O’Neill’s first full-length drama and first published play earning him the 1920 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.The Shawnee State University Theatre Department will be performing the play September 25-27 and October 2-4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts Kahl Theater.“Beyond the Horizon” focuses on the lives of the two Mayo brothers, Robert and Andrew. Though unalike in t...

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