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Annual Reading Program

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Time Out for Me pre-teen program located at the 14th Street Community Center meet with Shawnee State University’s Upward Bound Program for their Annual Reading Program. This fifth year has been so exciting as our preteen continue to build on past year relationships feeling more confident than ever in their reading abilities. Shawnee State has shown great interest in interacting and encouraging the Time Out for Me program to excell in their reading selecting subjects of interest as well as building new relationships with others who are excelling in their studies. For additional questions on how to become involved with Time Out for Me and Shawnee State University annual event contact Barb Bazler at Shawnee State University 740-354-3205 or Marcia Harris, program director at...


Faster, easier website unveiled today

The Portsmouth Daily Times is today unveiling a significant upgrade of its website, making easier to navigate, faster to load and more effective for advertisers.As with this week’s launch of our redesigned print product, the new website is largely the result of feedback from both readers and advertisers over the past several months.Among our improved and upgraded features are:• Easier to read headlines with one-click acces...

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Shawnee State University announces spring graduates

Shawnee State University held commencement on Saturday, May 3, conferring degrees on 579 students with 338 receiving Bachelor’s Degrees, 234 receiving Associate’s Degrees and seven graduates receiving Master’s Degrees.• 33 are graduating Summa Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.9 or above;• 35 are graduating Magna Cum Laude with a grade average of 3.75 to 3.89• 93 are graduating Cum Laude with an average of 3.50 to 3....

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Students graduate from The University of Akron

Congratulations to all the students who graduated from The University of Akron in Spring 2014! The following local students graduated in spring 2014 from The University of Akron:Anthony Snider of Caldwell (43724)Cody Crum of Caldwell (43724)Michael Workman of Portsmouth (45662)

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New Salvation Army leadership welcomed

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comJeremiah Eisley and Kathryn (Furman) Eisley were recently appointed as the new leadership of the Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps. The Eisley’s recently arrived in town to assume their new duties.When asked about their experience thus far, Jeremiah Eisley said.”it was kind of like coming home. I’ve lived in a small town next to a river, so it’s already feeling like home.”Jeremiah Eisl...

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Dr. Bobby G. Russell named new BWCS chief engineer

Bobby G. Russell, Ph.D., formerly division engineering manager of B&W Pantex, has been named chief engineer of Babcock & Wilcox Conversion Services, LLC (BWCS) starting immediately. The announcement was made by John Woolery, president and project manager of BWCS.Dr. Bobby G. RussellBWCS is the Department of Energy contractor on the Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) Conversion Project, reporting to the Department’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office in Lexington, ...

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Local Students Named to the Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University

The following area students have been named to the Dean’s List at Ohio Christian University for the Spring 2014 Semester.Nastassja Alania of Ironton (45638)Fayth Lore of Portsmouth (45662)To be eligible for the Dean’s List, a student must achieve a semester GPA of 3.5 or better and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours.

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Glockner Enterprises Monday Night Elks Golf League

Results Monday July 7, 20141) Deemer’s Market 65.52) Dakota’s Roadhouse 64.53) Cottle Financial Services 64.04) Johnson’s Shirt Shop 63.55) Desco 61.56) Trophies Unlimited 57.07) Cross Management 54.08) Luther Transfer 52.09) Crystal Klean Car Wash 51.5Quality Car & Truck Leasing 51.5Low RoundsA) Dave Augustine (33)B) Tom Pitts (38)...

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SOMC Hospice Memorial Ride set for July 26

Southern Ohio Medical Center has announced that it will hold the 2014 Hospice Memorial Bike Ride on Saturday, July 26. Registration begins at 11am at the Hospice Center on SOMC’s East Campus, with riders departing at noon.The 90-mile ride through southern Ohio was created in memory of motorcycle enthusiast and Hospice patient, Ricky Bryan.“The event is a great opportunity for local motorcyclists to serve a good cause and help Hospice Services,” Teresa R...

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Local films set for national distribution

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe films River Voices: Portrait of an American River Community and Beyond these Walls: Building Community Through Public Art are set to be aired nationally by PBS (Public Broadcast System).

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Commissioners vote yes to relocating jail

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn Thursday the Lawrence County Commissioners voted yes to enter into an agreement with the state on leasing a building on the campus of the Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV) located in Scioto County for a jail.“On Tuesday we had a hearing where we were able to gather information. We heard testimony from the sheriff, we heard in the past from judges, our prosecuting attorney, our auditor and we...

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June Board Meeting Notes

The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities met June 30 and took the following actions:- Approved six sets of meeting minutes- Approved the fiscal report- Approved six direct service contracts- Adopted a new policy for the provision of service and support administration- Abolished three obsolete polices regarding case management services- Adopted a new policy for the implementation of the Employment First initiative...

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What’s Your Limit?

Marcia HarrisWelcome to “Do You Have What it Takes” monthly personal development program for the month of June.The month of June reminds you that your year is just about half over. Stop and take a moment to glance back to monitor your progress in the last few months. Now ask yourself the following questions: (1) What has been my greatest challenge? (2) Have I remembered to compare myself only with me? (3)Have I remembered that each day is an opportunity to mo...

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Time to Control Invasive Bermudagrass

Steve BoehmeRegular readers of this column already know about “Bermudagrass”, and some of you have already taken steps to banish this nasty weed from your gardens and lawns. Because there is seed in your soil and beds, you need to be vigilant in future years or it will get re-established. Bermudagrass control is most effective if done in July with a follow-up in August. If you wait too long the grass will go dormant and spraying won’t be effective.

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EKU Announces Spring 2014 Dean’s List

Eastern Kentucky University has announced that 2,880 students earned Dean’s List honors for the Spring 2014 semester.Anna Carolyn Adkins of South Shore (41175), sophomore Music majorDavid Joseph Aeh of South Shore (41175), junior Biology majorJennifer Nicole Seelhorst of South Shore (41175), sophomore Music majorJessica A Applegate of Blue Creek (45616), sophomore Social Work majorJonathan Wray Huck of Ironton (45638), senior Occupa...

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Court Approves USEC Disclosure Statement

BETHESDA, Md. – USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU) announced that it will soon begin soliciting holders of USEC’s convertible notes as well as its two preferred stockholders for votes on the Company’s Plan of Reorganization following today’s hearing and order by Judge Christopher S. Sontchi in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.USEC filed the Disclosure Statement describing the Plan of Reorganization with the court on March 5, 2014, and update...

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Demand for services at Scioto County Board of DD continues to rise

The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) has a long history of providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Over the last few years, the demand for services has increased significantly.

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Scioto County officials upset over Lawrence jail

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comSeveral Scioto County officials have expressed their displeasure with the idea of Lawrence County opening a jail in the Liberation Unity of the former Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV) located in Scioto County for a jail.“I think it’s ridiculous and unheard of,” Scioto County Sheriff Martti Donini said.Donini said his is still trying to wrap his mind around a prevision in Ho...

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