Steve BoehmeWe often get the question “is it too late to landscape this year?” The short answer is “no”. While most people think about landscaping in the spring, there are many reasons why fall is a better time, and only a few reasons to wait.We just completed one of the largest projects we’ve installed this year; it was a total “makeover” that took us a month to do. We built a three-foot high stone wall, stone steps, 750 feet of natural stone bed edging, three 20-foot seating walls and a 75-foot paver walk. The plantings included 150 perennials, 500 groundcover plants, over 100 shrubs, and eight large trees.
The Office of Counseling & Health Services at Shawnee State University is partnering with MyStudentBody® by Inflexxion to provide online interactive wellness information to students.“We are very excited about this resource,” Linda Koenig, Ph.D., said. “The program covers a variety of health areas including, alcohol, drugs, stress, sexual health and relationships, tobacco and nutrition.”SSU can use MyStudentBody® in a variety of ways, ran...
Wayne AllenCommon Staff WriterThe Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps, held its annual Red Kettle Kick-Off on Friday afternoon, in which members of the community gathered at the Portsmouth Kroger to start the season.“We are kicking off our red kettle campaign today (Friday) for this year, which will run from today (Friday) to Christmas Eve,” said Lt. Mark Ferreira with the Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps,As apart of that celebration Portsmou...
Motorists will be paying a bit more when filling up their tanks this week for Thanksgiving travel. South Central Ohio gas prices have risen almost six cents to $3.28 a gallon, according to AAA East Central.On the National FrontAfter falling to a multi-year low of $3.18 per gallon on November 12, the national average price of gas has now increased for 14 straight days and jumped 11 cents to a current average of $3.29.Today’s national average price at the ...
Army Pvt. Brian L. Bender has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).During basic military training, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.
The Scioto County 4-H Program will be holding steer weigh-in and tagging from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, December 7, at the Scioto County Fairgrounds in the horse barn. Any market steer that will be taken as a 4-H Project in 2014 must be tagged that day. Please refer to county 4-H rules and policies that are located at http://scioto.osu.edu. In case of inclement weather, please listen to 99.3 WNXT for any delays or cancellations. If you have questions, please call the Ohio State University Ex...
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s Postcard History series is Portsmouth from local authors Keith and Pam Atkins. The book boasts more than 200 vintage postcards and memories of days gone by.In 1752, the General Assembly of Virginia passed an act approving Col. William Crawford’s survey for a town, which he would name Portsmouth after his hometown in England. Crawford envisioned a port that would be known for its commerce and naval capabilities.
Seven high-achieving Scioto County high school seniors received the Honda/OSU Math Medal Award from a partnership between Honda of America Manufacturing Inc. and The Ohio State University. The award recognizes the top senior mathematics student in 230 high schools in southwest and central Ohio.Math Medal winners from Scioto County and their high schools are Nathan Arnett, Valley; Paige Ballard, Wheelersburg; Hannah Cassidy, Notre Dame; Jason Montavon, Northwest Local; Alex Napper, ...
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