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The Kiwanis Club of Lucasville held its Annual Installation of Officers Ceremony on Monday, September 22. Installed as 2014-2015 officers were: Angela Castle - President; Gary Crandall - Treasurer; and Leanne Allen - Secretary. The Board of Director members who were installed for 2014-2015 are as follows: Steve Allen, Lisa Buckler, Audrey Trusz, Sandy Cable, Jerry Buckler, Randy Rucker, and Bruce Coburn.Newly installed President Angela Castle addressed the group and gave each member their committee assignments for the upcoming year. Ms. Castle has also challenged the group to complete 100 community service projects in the next 12 months.

 

Veterinary Assistant Training Program offered at Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – From October 13 to March 2 of 2015, Shawnee State University will be offering a two-part program for aspiring veterinary assistants.The veterinary assistant training program is intended to help individuals gain basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform in a veterinary office, animal shelter, pet store or kennel at entry-level positions.Veterinary assistants play a hands-on role with animals under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian a...

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Dan Rogers Retires from Centrus

PIKETON, Ohio – Dan Rogers, general manager of American Centrifuge Plant operations for Centrus Energy Corp., has retired, concluding an accomplished 40-year career at the Piketon site.

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Jim Lewis Named General Manager at the American Centrifuge Plant

Centrus Energy Corp. has named Jim Lewis to serve as general manager of American Centrifuge Plant operations, effective October 1. He will be responsible for leading the Company’s activities at the site associated with the American Centrifuge Technology Demonstration and Operations Agreement under contract with UT-Battelle, LLC, the operator of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This agreement provides for continued research, development and demonstration of the American Centrifuge technolo...

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St. Peters Over 55 Club to continue with HEAP

The St. Peters Over 55 Club of Wheelersburg met on Monday, Sept. 8 with a covered dish dinner served. John Pendkand, president opened the meeting with a blessing over the meal. He then opened the business meeting with the pledge to the flag. The secretaries report and treasurers report was given and approved.The president announced that the HEAP winter program will be continued this year and more information on location and times will be available soon. ...

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Majority of motorists overlook routine vehicle maintenance

October is Car Care Month and to celebrate, AAA East Central is offering free battery and electrical system checks to help motorists prepare for the winter driving season. Battery wellness clinics will be held at select AAA locations throughout the month.“Learning how to handle common maintenance issues is beneficial to anyone who gets behind the wheel,” said Steve Popovich, managing director of AAA East Central’s Auto Service Department. “Proper maintenance...

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Culinary Students at Scioto Tech make amazing pizzas

Spencer Swayne from Valley Wholesale Foods was a guest speaker for the Scioto County Career Technical Center’s Culinary and Food Service program. Swayne demonstrated how to compare types of pizza dough, sauces, cheeses, and calculating costs. Each student made a pizza and from the experience gained the confidence and skills to create an amazing product. Valley Wholesale Foods donated all the flour, pizza sauce and toppings used for the demonstrations. Culinary student Charles Meadows (L...

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Historic Malabar Farm is Worth a Trip

Steve BoehmeOnce upon a time, our family uprooted from suburban Philadelphia and moved to Adams County, Ohio. It wasn’t a hasty decision. For several years we read and studied about small farms and country living, explored Ohio during vacation trips, and prepared ourselves for a major lifestyle change. Among our favorite books during those years was the classic “Pleasant Valley” by Louis Bromfield, but it wasn’t until this past September that we finally visi...

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Leaf Pickup Schedule

The Portsmouth Public Service Department will be starting its annual leaf pickup on October 29, 2014. The entire City will be covered twice in six weeks according to the following schedule.There are some changes, so please read the schedule.Citizens are asked to rake their leaves in the street next to the curb at least one day ahead of the schedule. Please rake leaves separately from brush or other objects, if you have bagged leaves place them where you place your garbag...

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Retaining Walls Solve Many Landscape Problems

Steve BoehmeOne of the most cost-effective and dramatic improvements you can make in your landscape is to define your planting beds with retaining walls. Landscape walls can “tie together” your foundation plantings and extend your home visually, enhancing its value and making maintenance easier. They can solve landscape problems such as slopes along the foundation, bringing plantings up level with the house for a more professional look. You can also use them to visually...

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Scioto County roadwork schedule

Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced the work schedule for the week of October 20, 2014 through October 24, 2014 for his office.ROAD CLOSUREBennett School House Road – CR-12 at the 8.00 mile marker in Bloom Township will be closed Monday, October 20th, from 7:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. The location of the closure is between Skull Hollow Road and Hanes Road. County Engineer’s Crews will be installing plastic pipe.Bennett School Ho...

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Bicentennial Events at the Portsmouth Public LibraryJoin us as we celebrate Portsmouth’s BicentennialEerie Library ReadingAs part of the Eerie Library series, the Portsmouth Public Library will host a reading from the book Idolum authored by Tracee Ford. A fictional account of an Ohio murder mystery. Join us at the Portsmouth library location October 23 at 5pm.Portsmouth History in Post CardThe Local History Department of the Portsm...

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Ohio Department of Health and State Healthcare Leaders Conduct Ebola Preparedness Tabletop Exercise and Planning Seminar

COLUMBUS – Building on preparations which began over the summer, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and state healthcare leaders conducted a tabletop exercise and planning seminar today at the State Emergency Operations Center to identify ways to improve Ohio’s Ebola preparedness at the local and state levels and coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Leaders from the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, th...

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Area church services

* Fall Festival/Benefit at Rush Free Baptist Church at 2281 Duck Run Road Saturday, October 25th, 12 noon -Late evening. Music will be furnished by Voice of Praise, Rose and Alice, Spirit Led and Other Local talent. A full meal including Drink and dessert at $6 will be available. An Auction of baked goods, and other donated items will be about 3:00 P.M. Hayrides will begin about 5 P.M. A Bon Fire will be started around 5:00 P.M. All proceeds will go for the Brandon Parker Family to help pay f...

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From Bad To Worse And Then…

By Tim Throckmorton

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Tau Kappa Epsilon presents Rock for the Kids

Sodexo, Shawnee State University, the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and a host of local bands are teaming up Thursday, Oct. 9 to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Taking place in SSU’s Sodexo Ballroom, the event will include several concerts, a raffle, food, and a variety of games and prizes.At 7 p.m., Full Fledged Assault takes the stage, followed by Ashes Arose at 8 p.m., May Prevail at 9 p.m., and Avanti, the headlining act, at 10 p.m....

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Orientation held for pageant contestants

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOver 120 contestants for the 2015 Miss Ohio USA and Miss Ohio Teen USA pageants gathered at the Holiday Inn Sunday to learn about the pageant.“The orientation is an opportunity for them (contestants and families) to submit their paperwork and make sure everything is in order before the pageant,” Kim Bauer, local pageant director said. “As a part of the orientation, the contestants will have their photos ta...

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Near Peak Conditions Begin to Cover Most of the State

Ohio’s woodlands will provide a beautiful backdrop for hikers and paddle enthusiasts this weekend as dynamic oranges and yellows will dominate landscapes with near peak fall foliage conditions being reported in most parts of the state, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).“The weekend rain and wind caused some of the early changers to fall from the trees, but we are still seeing oranges and yellows in the maples, sycamores and yellow poplars,R...

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