Community Common- RSS NEWS Feed http://communitycommon.com/section/NEWS http://communitycommon.com/section/NEWS Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:48:16 EST 1800 Taylor Urges Parents to Discuss Safe Driving With Teen, Review Insurance http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50047945/Taylor-Urges-Parents-to-Discuss-Safe-Driving-With-Teen-Review-Insurance COLUMBUS – With the excitement and fun of summer in full swing, Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor is urging parents and family members to discuss driving safety with their teen driver(s) and to secure... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Valley Alumni Annual Banquet http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-news/50047279/Valley-Alumni-Annual-Banquet The Valley Alumni Association held their annual banquet on the evening of Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the American Legion Post on Court Street in Portsmouth. Graduates representing nine decades from the 1930's to the present were in attendance. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Ohio Crew Called for Western Wildfire Assistance http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50047498/Ohio-Crew-Called-for-Western-Wildfire-Assistance An Ohio crew departed the State Fire Academy in Reynoldsburg early Saturday morning to travel to Redmond, Oregon, where they will be dispatched to help fight wildfires, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST SSU accepted into honorary organization of women educators http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50046247/SSU-accepted-into-honorary-organization-of-women-educators PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Shawnee State University has been accepted by Alpha Kappa Delta, an international honorary organization of women educators. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Salvation Army donation bin set ablaze http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-news/50044795/Salvation-Army-donation-bin-set-ablaze By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Rush Township placed in fiscal caution http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50044708/Rush-Township-placed-in-fiscal-caution By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn an announcement made earlier this this week, Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost placed Rush Township in fiscal caution. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Mosley retires http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-news/50046971/Mosley-retires CUTLINE: The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently held a retirement tea for Lyvette Mosley, July 17 at STAR, Inc. Mosley retired after eight years, working in the Service and Support Administration office, the... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Secretary of State Husted Announces Mandatory Training for All 2014 General Election Poll Workers http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50045926/Secretary-of-State-Husted-Announces-Mandatory-Training-for-All-2014-General-Election-Poll-Workers COLUMBUS – Recognizing the importance of having properly trained elections officials in place, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today issued Directive 2014-21, requiring all poll workers for the upcoming general election to undergo mandatory... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST How Do Red Maples Get Their name? http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-local_features-news/50046001/How-Do-Red-Maples-Get-Their-name Steve Boehme Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST County still exploring options on Lawrence County Jail http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50044637/County-still-exploring-options-on-Lawrence-County-Jail By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Comment Period Open For Scioto County Bridge Projects http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50045753/Comment-Period-Open-For-Scioto-County-Bridge-Projects As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9's Planning & Engineering Department, the district's Environmental Office is seeking public input on the following proposed bridge replacement projects in Scioto... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Scioto County Road Work Schedule http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50045196/Scioto-County-Road-Work-Schedule Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced the work schedule for the week of July 28, 2014 through August 1, 2014 for his office.ROAD CLOSURE Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Schedule for Pike County Fair filled to the brim http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50044676/Schedule-for-Pike-County-Fair-filled-to-the-brim By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOrganizers with the 2014 Pike County Fair have prepared a schedule of events that will keep interested fairgoers busy. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Upcomming activities at the Portsmouth Public Library http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50047144/Upcomming-activities-at-the-Portsmouth-Public-Library Kids' Events AnnouncedBack to School Bash Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST ODNR Natural Resources Park Offers Families Outdoor Fun http://communitycommon.com/news/news-sports/50047614/ODNR-Natural-Resources-Park-Offers-Families-Outdoor-Fun The Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday, July 23, at the Ohio Expo Center and State Fairgrounds. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) provides visitors the opportunity to experience the great outdoors only steps from the busy midway at the ODNR... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST (No heading) http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50047541/ STEELEPORTSMOUTH-Carolyn Sue Steele, 56, of Portsmouth, died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Southern Ohio Medical Center.Services will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements under the direction of Melcher Funeral Home. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Area church services http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50045153/Area-church-services * McDermott Community of Christ Church will have guest speaker, Seventy Brenda Strickland of West Portsmouth at the 10:45 Sunday worship service. Priest Wanda Joslin will preside; Nancy Crabtree will provide children's ministry. Barb Koch will... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Aktion/!MPACT help with Christmas in July http://communitycommon.com/news/home_top-news/50046657/Aktion/MPACT-help-with-Christmas-in-July Members of the Aktion Club and the STAR, Inc. !MPACT team started the Christmas season early by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during their annual Christmas in July Kettle Campaign. The Aktion Club, which is a chartered member of Kiwanis... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50046352/Births-at-Southern-Ohio-Medical-Center July 14Amber Rice and Christopher Rice of Greenup (Ky.), daughterJuly 15James Miller and Chrystian Cantrell of Portsmouth, daughterRebecca McClary and Alex Jordan of Portsmouth, son Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST Bently Family Reunion http://communitycommon.com/news/news/50048493/Bently-Family-Reunion Descendants of W.S. Bentley and Laura Bentley will host a reunion August 2 and 3. On Sunday August 3 there will be a covered dish dinner at 1 p.m., table service provided. The reunion will be held on the old Bentley Farm on Schultz Road in Greenup... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:01:00 EST