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Rape Survivor Shares her Story at Shawnee State University

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PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Liz Seccuro knows what it’s like to be a victim of rape. In her book, “Crash Into Me: A Survivor’s Search for Justice,” she tells her story. Her book tells the horror story of a young woman’s freshman year at the University of Virginia.A book discussion group will meet to talk about Seccuro’s book at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 and at noon on Thursday, Sept. 11 at Clark Memorial Library on the Shawnee State campus.Seccuro will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Clark Memorial Library’s Flohr Lecture Hall.


Rough Riders Saddle Club

The Rough Riders Saddle Club of Lewis County Pleasure Horse Show: Sat. September 13th (Rain Date: Sat. Sept. 20th). Pre-registration starts at 12:30pm. Show begins at 2:00pm & is at the Jim Everman Memorial Horse Park in Garrison. Winners will be presented with trophies and ribbons. Ring is open for youth-beginner riders at 10am. Mature horses with adult supervision is available for those kids wanting to ride. Concession stand will be open for the event. Seating is available but it’s su...

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Shawnee State alum begins Peace Corps service in Armenia

Janine Grey, of Pickerington, Ohio, a 2013 graduate of Shawnee State University, has been accepted into the Peace Corps with an assignment in Armenia.She will begin training as a community and youth development volunteer living and working at a community level conducting community outreach and needs assessments, and developing projects focusing on education, youth development, health, the environment and business.“I wanted to do something on a large scale to help o...

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WeE Remember Once Again

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Taylor Urges Ohioans to Prepare for Upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment

COLUMBUS – A free Ohio Department of Insurance educational program that helped Ohioans with Medicare save a record $16.4 million last year will be holding events across Ohio to help consumers better understand their options.The Department’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) is holding Medicare Check-up Day events in every county through the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 annual open enrollment period, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director M...

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ODOT District 9 Weekly Travel Report

For the week ending September 6, 2014: The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For statewide information regarding road conditions affected by weather, construction, maintenance or accidents, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.comDistrictwide

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VRCFA replaces Peter and the Star Catcher

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCFA) and Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association (SOPAA) announced today that due to some difficulties in scheduling, the producers of Peter and the Star Catcher, slated to appear in Portsmouth on April 27, have cancelled the performance.In the show’s place, VRCFA and SOPAA have arranged for a performance of the musical Memphis on Monday, April 20, 2015.

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Pierron crowned Miss River Days

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOne of the many highlights to the annual River Days festival for many people is the Miss River Days Pageant, which was held on Saturday night at the Vern Riffe Center For the Arts. During the pageant Brooke Pierron, Miss Notre Dame was crowned the 51st Miss River Days.When asked about how the pageant went, Director Lori Lowe said, “remarkably well we sold out, so (we had) a capacity crowd. We had twelve great contesta...

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New dialing option to become available

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn December of 2013 the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) announced that new dialing options would become available to residents in the 740 area code this month.According to PUCO, “while new technology can make life easier, the devices all require phone numbers. The growth of the telecommunications industry in recent years has led to a new phenomenon known as area code exhaust. Although the demand has somewha...

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Interim Provost has Passion for Growth and Pursuit of Excellence

Described as a “visionary” leader, interim Provost Alan Walker, Ph.D., has more than 30 years of progressively responsible teaching administrative and leadership experience in public and private postsecondary education.Walker comes to Shawnee State University with an excellent track record in achieving strategic goals and objectives and in building high-achieving teams and developing and implementing strategic plans.“I have a passion for growing organiz...

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Representative Wenstrup Accepting Academy Nomination Applications

Representative Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) is accepting applications for nominations to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Naval Academy, the Air Force Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy, known collectively as the U.S. Service Academies.The U.S. Service Academies offer opportunities for motivated young men and women to serve their country while receiving an excellent education and developing valuable leadership skills. In place of tuition, the Academies require military se...

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Ceremony pays tribute to those who lost their lives due to workplace injuries

COLUMBUS – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) held the fourth annual Fallen Workers Memorial honoring workers who died in the past year due to workplace injuries. The annual service commemorates these workers and recognizes their service and sacrifice. The names of 118 workers were read aloud during this year’s ceremony.*“Each life lost represents a hardworking Ohioan who left behind grieving loved ones, friends and colleagues,” said BWC Ad...

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Feng Shui Leads to Better Landscaping

Steve BoehmeRegular readers of this column know that we are hard-headed realists when it comes to landscape design. “Form follows function” is our guiding principle. “Less is more” is equally important. So is “paint with the big brush first”. These are well-known design clichés that help us decide what to do (and NOT to do) in landscaping. We believe that if you focus on practical, common-sense solutions, beauty will fall into place almost a...

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Come Fly Away with Landau Murphy and Friends

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. who won “America’s Got Talent” in 2011 will kick off the 2014-15 season at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23.Murphy, who comes from Logan, W.Va., wowed audiences with his “Sinatra Style” singing and has fulfilled his lifelong dream as he performs across the country and internationally, having toured China and performed for U.S. troops stationed in Europe..We...

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South Central Ohio Gas Prices Up

South Central Ohio gas prices rose about seven cents gallon to $3.50, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge Report.AAA East Central surveys more than 211 gas stations in South Central Ohio on a weekly basis. It says the cheapest gas was in East Liverpool at $3.33 a gallon for regular unleaded and the most expensive gas was in Waverly at 3.58. The average price per gallon of regular unleaded across Ohio was $3.51.This week’s South Central Ohio average pri...

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SSU Student Career Development Office holds Jobapalooza

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – The Shawnee State University Student Career Development Office, which is an organization that is designed to help students achieve their long-term career goals, hosted Jobapalooza in the University Center’s Sodexo Ballroom in August.Jobapalooza, according to Career Development director Nikki Karabinis, is a part-time job and volunteer fair that allows SSU students to get a feel for what the job market consists of as each student begins to look for job...

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Advanced Placement Summer Institute at Shawnee State Shows Growth

The Advanced Placement Summer Institute held in July at Shawnee State University has shown impressive growth over its six years of providing educators with the support and training needed to teach a variety of AP courses and to utilize Pre-AP teaching strategies.

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Local Competes Basic Training at West Point

Cadet Jacob Charles Albrecht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Albrecht of Portsmouth, Ohio, completed Cadet Basic Training at the U.S. Military Academy.Albrecht entered West Point on July 2 and has successfully completed six weeks of CBT. CBT is one of the most challenging events a cadet will encounter over the course of their four years at the academy.The initial military training program provides cadets with basic skills to instill discipline, pride, cohesion, confidence and a...

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