Community Common- RSS NEWS Feed Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:54:26 EST 1800 (No heading) Tim Throckmorton Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:48:09 EST Utility question or concern? Call the PUCO Call Center The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) urges consumers to contact the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) when faced with an issue. The PUCO affects every household in Ohio by regulating various utilities including electric and natural... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:32:14 EST Secretary of State Husted Announces Details for 2014 Statewide Absentee Ballot Mailing COLUMBUS – As part of an ongoing mission to ensure it is both easy to vote and hard to cheat in Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that absentee ballot applications for November's General Election will be mailed later this... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:06:11 EST Port of South Point Dedication and Grand Opening a Huge Success! South Point, OH – It was standing room only for the 300 plus people that gathered to hear dignitaries, public officials and Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor laud the positive outcomes and outline the possibilities for the new Port of South... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:51:14 EST Public Input Sought on Draft Environmental Assessment for Public Access Site Development Projects for the State of Ohio The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, invites the public to review and comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for the development of public water access sites in Ohio. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:48:13 EST American Lung Association in Kentucky Stresses Back-to-School Checklist for Students with Asthma As summer sizzles by, families across the nation are prepping for a new school year. A new school environment can sometimes be difficult for children with asthma. This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association highlights tips for families... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:39:10 EST Legislation to protect victims of human trafficking gets national recognition FRANKFORT – A 4-month-old state law that allows victims of human trafficking forced into prostitution to clear their criminal records was recognized this week as model legislation. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:27:09 EST Marlee Martin Appointed as Student Trustee to SSU Board Governor Kasich has appointed Marlee Martin, a junior international relations student from Circleville, Ohio, as student trustee on the Shawnee State University Board to serve a two-year term. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:43:08 EST AAA: Kids, Cars, Congestion Coming to Ohio School Zones Near You As students across Ohio start the school year, AAA reminds motorists to be aware of increased child pedestrian activity, school bus presence and traffic congestion in and around neighborhoods and school zones. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:12:11 EST Karate National Winners The A.K.J.U. National Karate & Jitsu tournament was held recently in Chillicothe Ohio. Bender Karate Academy competitors Pete & Levi Newman returned home with 5 medals. Pictured L-R. Levi Newman Gold Kata, Gold Kumite Pete Newman Gold Kata, Silver... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:34:12 EST USEC Inc. Names Glenn Strausser to Manage Quality Assurance at the American Centrifuge Plant USEC Inc. has named Glenn Strausser to serve as manager of quality assurance at its American Centrifuge Plant. In this role, he will oversee independent oversight and assessment of the plant and will work to ensure the plant's compliance with... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:01:18 EST Ducky derby set for Aug. 31 By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe United Way of Scioto and Adams Counties is set to host its 4th annual Ducky Derby on Aug. 31 at the Court Street Landing in Portsmouth at 11 a.m. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:05:16 EST DeWine Sends Fraud Education Toolkits to Ohio Libraries (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office has sent Senior Advocate Fraud Education (SAFE) Toolkits to more than 700 Ohio libraries. The project is funded through a grant obtained by the Attorney... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:56:09 EST Plant Mums Early For Success Steve Boehme Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:45:07 EST Area students named to dean’s list at Olivet Olivet Nazarene University announces that area students were named to the dean's list during the spring 2014 semester. To qualify for inclusion, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:18:11 EST South Central Ohio Gas Prices Dip South Central Ohio gas prices fell about seven cents a gallon to $3.44, according to AAA East Central's Fuel Gauge Report. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:59:08 EST Covered Bridge restoration project finished By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe $421,900 project aimed at extending the life of the of Otway Covered Bridge is now complete. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:37:09 EST Commissioners appropriate $48k to BOE$48k-to-BOE By Wayne Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:37:08 EST Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center July 16Mr. and Mrs. Jed and Jennifer Picklesimer of West Portsmouth, daughterAugust 7Brandi and Heath Lewis of Wheelersburg, daughterMr. and Mrs. Copley of Beaver, sonAugust 8 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:36:08 EST Big Sandy Superstore Hosting Charity Challenge Weekend Big Sandy Superstore, a Top 50 Home Furnishings Retailer, based in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, has announced a Charity Challenge event, which will benefit numerous charities throughout the Tri-State area. The opportunity to give back to the local... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:34:10 EST