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Hill View Retirement Center scholarship awarded

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Hill View Retirement Center Resident Scholarships for 2014 have been awarded to Jamie Hagen Rockwell and Lyndsey Joy Wells, employees of the retirement facility.Rockwell, a resident of South Webster, has received a $3,000 scholarship to pursue a Master’s of Science in Social Administration at Case Western University. She is a 1994 graduate of Northwest High School.Wells, who lives in South Shore, Kentucky, is the recipient of a $2,000 scholarship which she will use to complete a degree in practical nursing and an associate’s degree in Health Sciences at Ashland Community and Technical College. She graduated from Greenup County High School in 2010.


Time to start fall vegetables

By Steve BoehmeSummer isn’t just about harvesting the vegetables you planted in the spring. Serious gardeners are getting started with their late season crops during the next few weeks, and it’s a bigger deal than you might think. In our garden center we’ve had a brisk demand for late season vegetable plants and seeds; for many gardeners, this is just another phase of the gardening season.

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Morehead State dean’s list recipients

The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the 2014 Spring Semester includes the following local students:Stacy Lynn Clark of South Portsmouth, KYAmber Dawn Bradley of South Shore, KYOlivia S Brown of South Shore, KYWilliam D Greenslate of South Shore, KYRebecca Renee Hensley of South Shore, KYMatthew G Hudson of South Shore, KYDakota Lee Wooten of South Shore, KYAustin Dakota Clark of Ironton, OH...

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New medical oncologist in Ashland Bellefonte

Ashland, KY, July 1st 2014 - Dr. Venu M. Konala, a medical oncologist, has joined Ashland Bellefonte Cancer Center (ABCC). He will be joining Dr. Kirti K. Jain and Dr Robert C. O’Laughlin.Dr. Konala completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia followed by a fellowship in medical oncology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He has held several leadership positions including the Chief Fellow at Texas Tech University ...

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Main Street Portsmouth to Award $25,000 to Property Owners

Main Street Portsmouth and the City of Portsmouth have partnered to offer a grant program for the purpose of promoting exterior building improvements to existing commercial properties in Portsmouth’s Downtown Improvement District.The Building Improvement Grant Program was initiated when Main Street Portsmouth was awarded a $25,000 grant from Heritage Ohio and the Ohio Department of Development. Main Street Portsmouth has been able to continue the program with generous support...

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Miami University student Weston Craig named to President’s List

Weston Craig of Portsmouth was named to the Miami University spring 2014 president’s list.Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for second semester 2013-14 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.Miami University is a public university located in southwestern Ohio, offering 120 degree programs in humanities, science, engineering, business, education and ...

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Flags Donated

Joan Phillips, Registrar, Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter, United States Daughters of 1812, is seen with the “Presidential Series” Star Spangled Banner Flag and a Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter Banner Flag. She generously donated the flags to the Chapter in memory of her sister, Patricia Lu Vicars Lacy (former SVV Organizing Recording Secretary). The flags will be proudly displayed at SVV meetings, civic events and members’ funerals.

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AAA Says Gas Prices in Good Position for the Remainder of Summer Driving Season

There’s good news for motorists this month, according to AAA’s Monthly Gas Price Report. Gas prices may cost less than in recent years in August as long as refinery production remains strong and oil costs do not rise due to unexpected issues.August is the busiest driving month of the year, according to data collected by the Federal Highway Administration. Last August, U.S. drivers drove an estimated 266.9 billion miles.Today’s national average price of ...

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Are you ready for your last summer trip?

The last days of summer are upon us and with the waning days of sun and fun, we rush to get in our last adventures. In fact in August, we’re on the road more than any month of the year.Last August, Americans drove a total of 266.9 billion miles en route to vacations or to spend time with their families. Road trips to Mid-Atlantic and Southern beaches are among the top domestic driving vacations in our area.Have a Plan and Stay SafeAAA advises travelers t...

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South Central Ohio Gas Prices Tick Up

South Central Ohio gas prices rose five cents a gallon to $3.46 this week, 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 Marietta at $3.296 a gallon for regular unleaded and the most expensive gas was in Washington Court House at $3.542.

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Junior fair queen royalty named

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn Tuesday, July 1, the Scioto County Junior Fair Royalty Contest was held at the SOMC Friend Center, naming the top five contestants and junior fair royalty.Over the course of the competition the contestants are judged in the areas of activities, achievements and interview skills.“The girls have been interviewed throughout the day and they came back in their formal wear,” said Mary Evans, with the Sc...

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Wayne Allen | Daily TimesMany residents turned out on Monday for the first day of the Scioto County Fair. Pictured are some of the rides available at the this years fair.

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Garden Club News

FLORAL DESIGN SHOW AT THE FAIRArea Garden Clubs, in conjunction with the Scioto County Fair Board, will present two separate, unique flower shows for the 2014 county fair. The first show will open on Monday afternoon, August 4. The second show will be presented on Thursday afternoon, August 7. Both shows will follow the current rules of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs for floral design. Since a floral design show is a competitive environment, it is important that ev...

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Delaney-Shaffer, engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Terry (Lynn) Delaney are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Ann Delaney, to Jerry Michael Shaffer II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry (Carlene) Shaffer I. Ashley is a graduate of Portsmouth High School and Southern State Community College and Jerry is a graduate of Glenwood High School and SCCTC. Ashley is employed by Dr. Harry Driedger Inc. and Jerry is employed by OSCO Industries. They will wed in a private ceremony in November of this year and will b...

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Redding-Wood, engagement

Lyndsey Redding, of Columbus, and John Wood, of Urbana, have recently announced their engagement and upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of John and Jane Redding, Portsmouth. Her fiancé is the son of Tim and Pat Wood, Forest. The couple will exchange vows August 16 at Atonement Lutheran Church in Columbus. Redding is a 2004 graduate of Clay High School and a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is an Information Associate wit...

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Summer energy efficiency tips

As the heat index outside rises, the consumption of energy to cool the inside of your home likely increases too. With the help of these tips from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) you have the ability to use energy efficiently and possibly save money on your energy bills.Each day, most of you rely on electric, natural gas and water to run your homes. During the summer, the electric used to run air conditioning and appliances can become costly. The PUCO encourages you t...

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Attorney General offers consumer tips following Russian hacker breach Announcement

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today encouraged consumers to change their passwords and to monitor their accounts following news that Russian hackers have stolen more than a billion user IDs and passwords.DeWine offered consumers the following tips:If you have online accounts, change your passwords. If you have used the same password for multiple accounts, consider changing those passwords as well.Choose a different password for each ...

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Commissioners hire outside legal counsel

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Commissioners passed a resolution on Tuesday, authorizing the hire of attorney Chad Sayer as outside legal counsel to possibly challenge the constitutionality of House Bill 483.The commissioners said they hired Sayer on the recommendation of Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn. Sayer is a former Assistant Scioto County Prosecutor with the knowledge of county operations.

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