Community Common- RSS Feed Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:39:22 EST 1800 AAA: Gas Prices Expected to Fall in September AAA says gasoline prices should fall in September through the end of the year as people drive less and because refineries can produce a less expensive winter-blend gasoline. AAA expects gas prices nationally could decline another 10-20 cents per... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:08:14 EST Grandparent Scams Continue to Target Ohioans In recognition of Grandparents Day this Sunday, Sept. 7, Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to watch out for the grandparent scam, a costly telephone ploy in which con artists pose as grandchildren in need. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:03:11 EST South Central Ohio Gas Prices Dip South Central Ohio gas prices dipped about three cents a gallon to $3.48, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge Report. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:20:09 EST SSU Concludes Recruitment Season with “Greek Week” SSU's fraternity/sorority recruitment season drew to a close during the week of Sept. 1-5th with a final series of meet-and-greets orchestrated by the university's four Greek organizations: Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), Phi Mu Delta (PMD),... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:56:11 EST First responders honored By Wayne Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:46:06 EST Bill Johnson Invites Students to Apply for Nomination to U.S. Service Academies MARIETTA – Representative Bill Johnson is proud to announce that his office is currently accepting applications from young men and women interested in seeking a nomination for 2015 admission to a United States service academy. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:45:07 EST PUCO reminds Ohioans of 740/220 area code overlay COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 8, 2014) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds residential and business customers in the existing 740 area code to be prepared for the introduction of the new 220 area code. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:25:16 EST Appling wins award Taylor Appling, son of Amy Rammel and Bobby Howard of Sciotoville, Taylor has been named the Class of 2015 Honda-OSU Math Medal award recipient for East High School. These awards are presented by the Honda-Ohio State Partnership Program, which... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:25:15 EST Time to Adopt-A-Highway and ‘fall sweep’ roadsides, help preserve the scenic beauty of the Commonwealth Volunteers will be out in force to “fall sweep” state highways in northeast Kentucky next week, Sept. 15-21, as part of the Transportation Cabinet's Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:25:13 EST Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grants to Local Literacy Program This week, The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth a youth literacy grant in the amount of $2722.46 to support their e Books for Grads Program. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:24:12 EST SSU’s Appleton Art Gallery Presents an Artistically Unique “Expansion” Married art duo Ron Kroutel (left) and Pat Wolf (right) of Athens, Ohio, stand by their collaborative diptych oil painting titled “Fight” (2013) at the opening night meet-and-greet of the new gallery, “Expansion,” at Shawnee... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:24:09 EST Scam Phone Calls Continue; IRS Identifies 5 Easy Ways to Spot Suspicious Calls;-IRS-Identifies-5-Easy-Ways-to-Spot-Suspicious-Calls WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service issued a consumer alert today providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:23:21 EST Recycling record in site By Wayne Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:23:19 EST Presidential Search Advisory Committee Meeting, September 16, 2014 PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – The Shawnee State University Presidential Search Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting at 4 p.m. on Sept. 16 in the President's Conference Room in the Administration Building at Shawnee State University. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:23:19 EST Shawnee Nature Club The Shawnee Nature Club will be welcoming speaker Geoffrey Sea as he presents “The Greatest Serpent Mound: The Gigantic Prehistoric Rattlesnake Effigy at Portsmouth.” Sea will speak Tuesday, September 16 at Hill View Retirement Center at 7... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:11:06 EST County road work Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced the work schedule for the week of September 15, 2014 through September 19, 2014 for his office.ROAD CLOSURE Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:09:13 EST Upcoming activities at the Portsmouth Public Library Bicentennial Events at the Portsmouth Public LibraryJoin us as we celebrate Portsmouth's BicentennialHistorical Portsmouth Art Contest Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:08:11 EST (No heading) ENTLERWEST PORTSMOUTH-James D. Entler Jr., 54, of West Portsmouth died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014. Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Melcher Funeral Home. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:01:13 EST Area church services * Charity FWB, 7432 St. Rt. 139 will be hosting a Revival Sept. 15-19 with services starting at 7 p.m. nightly with Rev. Fary Brown Preaching. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:50:08 EST ODOT District 9 Weekly Travel Report For the week ending September 13, 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... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:22:08 EST