Community Common- RSS Feed http://communitycommon.com/ http://communitycommon.com/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:48:51 EST 1800 Tau Kappa Epsilon presents Rock for the Kids http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150096558/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... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 11:40:13 EST Orientation held for pageant contestants http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-news/150086960/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. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:58:10 EST Near Peak Conditions Begin to Cover Most of the State http://communitycommon.com/news/sports/150102465/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... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:29:16 EST American Legion gives thanks http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-news/150103970/American-Legion-gives-thanks American Legion Post #23 held a concert/cruise-in in August featuring Phil Dirt and the Dozers to support the Wreaths Across America program. The. Washington Twp. Fire Department was an active part of that program, graciously donating their time and... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:39:09 EST South Central Ohio Gas Prices Plummet Eleven Cents http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150087639/South-Central-Ohio-Gas-Prices-Plummet-Eleven-Cents South Central Ohio gas prices fell 11 cents to $3.348 a gallon, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge Report.This week's South Central Ohio average price:$ 3.240 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:27:24 EST Mako opens in Portsmouth http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150087278/Mako-opens-in-Portsmouth By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.com Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:11:07 EST October is Energy Awareness Month http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150099942/October-is-Energy-Awareness-Month The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and Ohio Development Services Agency are partnering to increase awareness of energy efficiency during Energy Awareness month. Throughout October, the agencies will provide tips on reducing energy costs as... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:38:11 EST City’s Annual Financial Report Filed http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150097746/Citys-Annual-Financial-Report-Filed Portsmouth City Auditor Trent Williams announced the 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the City of Portsmouth has been completed and filed with office of the Auditor of the State of Ohio. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:48:18 EST Scioto Tech holds blood drive http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-news/150086851/Scioto-Tech-holds-blood-drive The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross held a blood drive October 6 at the Scioto County Career Technical Center. Josh Ward, a senior masonry student, is donating two units of red blood cells using the double red collection system. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:47:20 EST DeWine Announces National $105 Million Cramming Settlement with AT&T Mobility http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150102631/DeWine-Announces-National-$105-Million-Cramming-Settlement-with-ATT-Mobility Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, along with other state attorneys general and federal agencies, announced today a national settlement with AT&T Mobility LLC to resolve allegations that it placed unauthorized third-party charges on consumers'... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 16:37:08 EST DeWine Certifies Petition for Bottle Bill For Ohio http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150101205/DeWine-Certifies-Petition-for-Bottle-Bill-For-Ohio Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition for the proposed Bottle Bill for Ohio amendment to the Ohio Constitution. A previous submission of the amendment was rejected in March because the minimum petition signatures could not be... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:37:07 EST Big SandyAnnounces Results of Charity Challenge Weekend http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150097182/Big-SandyAnnounces-Results-of-Charity-Challenge-Weekend Big Sandy Superstore, headquartered in Franklin Furnace Ohio, is pleased to announce the results from its Charity Challenge Weekend, which took place from August 15th through August 19th 2014. The Charity Challenge Weekend included all 13 Big Sandy... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:46:17 EST Nearly 600 runners take part in Fall 2014 Bear Run http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-sports/150080345/Nearly-600-runners-take-part-in-Fall-2014-Bear-Run PORTSMOUTH, Ohio –- Wednesday, Sept. 17, Shawnee State University's annual Fall Bear Run took place as 599 individuals, both runners and walkers, took part in the 39th edition of the event. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:46:15 EST Portsmouth, OH America in Bloom Awards Results Announced http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150097718/Portsmouth-OH-America-in-Bloom-Awards-Results-Announced Top honors for the prestigious 2014 America in Bloom national awards program were announced at the annual awards held in Philadelphia, PA on October 4. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:45:11 EST Ohioans Urged to be Alert for Deer on Roadways http://communitycommon.com/news/sports/150097567/Ohioans-Urged-to-be-Alert-for-Deer-on-Roadways COLUMBUS – The change to Autumn in Ohio brings wondrous colors but also an annual increased risk of deer related crashes and millions of dollars in related damages, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:45:10 EST Hands Free Isn’t Risk Free, AAA Study Shows http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150095678/Hands-Free-Isnt-Risk-Free-AAA-Study-Shows With three out of four drivers believing that hands-free technology is safe to use, Americans may be surprised to learn that these popular new vehicle features may actually increase mental distraction, according to new research by the AAA Foundation... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:44:06 EST Celebrating 50 years of marriage http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-news/150095522/Celebrating-50-years-of-marriage Willard and Sheila (Floyd) Fife were married October 10, 1964 in St. Paul, Kentucky. Willard is retired from N&S Railroad and enjoys the outdoors. Sheila worked as an LPN and continues to be a homemaker. They have three... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:41:14 EST AAA7 Annual Appreciation Brunch http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150102564/AAA7-Annual-Appreciation-Brunch Giving thanks. That was common place at this year's Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) Annual Appreciation Brunch, which was recently held at the Southern Ohio Medical Center Friends Center in Portsmouth. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:43:06 EST Department of Corrections opens up on jail issue http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150087329/Department-of-Corrections-opens-up-on-jail-issue Department of Corrections opens up on jail issueBy Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.com Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:43:05 EST Healthpath Foundation Awards Healthcare Grants http://communitycommon.com/news/news/150099161/Healthpath-Foundation-Awards-Healthcare-Grants The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HPF-Ohio) awarded a total of $267,078 in grants to nonprofit organizations across the state of Ohio. HPF-Ohio's Community Connections program is a small-grants initiative to bring evidence-based and promising... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:42:10 EST