Community Common- RSS NEWS Feed Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:53:45 EST 1800 Local churches participate in Feinstein Challenge By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThis is 17th year Alan Feinstein of the Feinstein Foundation will be dividing $1 million to food pantries and hunger fighting agencies across the United States. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST This Week at the Kentucky State Capitol FRANKFORT — There are usually three main drivers of state budget negotiations during the late days of a legislative session: the Senate, the House and the ticking clock. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Lecturer Sharon Sullivan presents ‘Human Trafficking in Our Backyard’ at SSU On April 1, Shawnee State University welcomed Dr. Sharon Sullivan, Assoc. Professor at Washburn University who lectured on 'Human Trafficking in Our Backyard” as its final Women's History Month event sponsored and organized by the... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Northwest Board Of Education The Northwest Board of Education met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Northwest High School Media Center. The board conducted the following business; Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST New Boston Homemaker’s Club Minutes The New Boston Homemakers and Community Education Club met Friday, March 14 at the home of Rosella Riepenhoff. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Concerns arise over former New Boston Coke site By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comSome local officials have expressed concerns over the current state of the former New Boston Coke site in New Boston. Some concerns center around security and vandalism. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Special Meeting Announced The Scioto County Board of DD will hold a special meeting Monday, April 14 at STAR, Inc., 2625 Gallia Street beginning a 6:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to interview candidates for the position of superintendent. The meeting is open to the... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST IRS Warns of New Email Phishing Scheme Falsely Claiming to be from the Taxpayer Advocate Service The Internal Revenue Service today warned consumers to be on the lookout for a new email phishing scam. The emails appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Union at odds with county By Wayne Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Hunt holds awareness event Miss Northwest Makala Hunt held her community event and it was a success. She had many bone marrow donors! Along with that she also had many people participate with Locks of Love. Makala would like to thank Be the Match, Locks of Love and everyone... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Officials Discover Hemlock Pest in Lawrence, Monroe and Vinton Counties The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) today announced the discovery of a hemlock-killing pest in Lawrence, Monroe and Vinton counties in southeast Ohio. Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is a small,... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST One Emmitt House investigation closes while another continues By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOne investigation centered around the Emmitt House fire earlier this year, while the investigation with the Ohio Fire Marshal's office continues. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Attorney General DeWine Rejects Petition for ‘Bottle Bill for Ohio’ (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today rejected the petition for the proposed “Bottle Bill for Ohio” because the petitioners did not submit the minimum valid signatures required. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Commissioners endorse State Issue 1 By Wayne Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center March 17Susan an Joe Dillow of South Shore (Ky.), sonConstance Timberlak and Zirkles of New Boston, sonMr. and Mrs. Heather McClain of McDermott, daughterMarch 18 Thu, 10 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Wheelersburg team brings home championship A Wheelersburg Pirate 6th grade basketball team brought home a State Championship Title from the Ohio Youth Basketball School Team State Championships Tournament held in Columbus, Ohio, over the weekend of February 22, 2014. Over 125 teams... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST New autism numbers increase 30 percent By Wayne Wed, 9 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Martin crowned South Webster Junior High student, Baylee Martin, was crowned the 2014 Pure American Young Miss Ohio on Sunday March 23rd in Columbus, Ohio. After competing in modeling, personal introduction, and personal interview, she was selected for the title. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST Industry Attraction Requires Lots of Data and Quick Response How to attract new industry was the topic of a recent one-day seminar attended by Jason Kester, executive director, and Bud Sayre, Bryan Davis and John Kennard, board members, of the Southern Port Authority. A team of site consultants who work... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST PUCO concludes retail electric market investigation The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) adopted changes and recommendations affecting the competitive retail electric market. The ruling concludes the PUCO's 15-month review of the competitive market structure. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 00:01:00 EST