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Signs identify local ‘hotspots’

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By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comWhile driving in town the next few days you might notice “Hotspot” signs around the areas of the Roy Rogers Esplanade, Fourth and Seventh street municipal parking lots, the city building, Market Street, Front Street, and Alexandria Point Park. Sue Burke, Main Street Portsmouth Design Committee chairperson and 2014 River Day’s Grand Marshall, purchased 20 “Hotspot” signs to identify the beautification work areas.

 

Compass working towards status

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Commissioners last week signed a letter of support for Compass Community Health and their pursuit toward a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) status.Compass currently has an application to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for a FQHC-Look Alike designation. While their application is under review, new access point funding opportunity became available. Compass is in the process o...

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Falcons fall to Red Devils, 7-0

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduRUSSELL, Ky. – When one well-respected program from one state schedules a well-respected program in another state in a non-conference contest, it can be used as a barometer for what both teams need to improve.That’s exactly what this match could do for the Minford Falcons in girls’ soccer, as the SOC II squad fell to the Russell Red Devils 7-0 at the Russell Soccer Complex on Monday evening.How...

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Clay captures 13th SOC golf title in 14 years

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comLast Thursday, the Clay High School golf team wrapped up its third-straight SOC golf title with a combined team score of 173 at Shawnee Golf Course. The title is also the Panthers’ 13th in the last 14 years, a streak that began when Clay golf coach Jason Van Deusen was a senior on the team in 2001.“I’m proud of my seniors,” he said. “They’ve stuck together and gotten better.”

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Pass defense not only OSU question against UC

Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – When the first question about how Ohio State’s often-maligned pass defense will hold up against Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel and his receivers on Saturday was asked a few minutes into Urban Meyer’s press conference on Monday, he said, “Here we go.”The Ohio State football coach might have been thinking, “What took you so long?”Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Ki...

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Portsmouth volleyball falls to Warren

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIt was a rough road trip for the Lady Trojans on Saturday, as a two-hour trek to Warren High School ended in a straight-set loss.Ali Andre led Portsmouth in kills with 15, and Anne Marie Raies had a well-rounded day with five kills, three blocks and 10 points. The always reliable Aiden Fields added six kills of her own.Portsmouth head coach Sarah Prosch said the Lady Trojans came out with a new lineup for Saturday...

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Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIt was a rough road trip for the Lady Trojans on Saturday, as a two-hour trek to Warren High School ended in a straight-set loss.Ali Andre led Portsmouth in kills with 15, and Anne Marie Raies had a well-rounded day with five kills, three blocks and 10 points. The always reliable Aiden Fields added six kills of her own.Portsmouth head coach Sarah Prosch said the Lady Trojans came out with a new lineup for Saturday...

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Shon Flanary get first win at PRP

Portsmouth Raceway Park welcomed its largest car count of the season Saturday evening, as over 130 race teams were present on a night dedicated to The Lemley Motorsports “Mod Squad Spectacular.” The event was initially scheduled for Aug. 2, but rain forced it to be pushed back to this past Saturday.Feature winners included R.J. Conley (Giovanni’s Pizza Late Models), Shon Flanary (R.W. Rental and Supplies Modifieds), Mitchell Fields (Sport Mods), and Jeremie Bretz ...

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Hamm joins prosecutor’s office

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comScioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn says attorney George “GR” Hamm, has joined his office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. Kuhn said Hamm has been assigned to the Civil Division, primarily acting to collect unpaid child support owed through the Scioto County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Hamm will also be serving as trial counsel on criminal non-support of dependent’s cases.

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Harvest Christian to host festival

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSOUTH PORTSMOUTH, Ky. — Harvest Christian Academy is ushering in the fall season with the ninth annual Harvest Festival event set for Friday, Sept. 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The festival will be held on the school grounds, located at 73 Old Schoolhouse Road in South Portsmouth, Ky.Angie Elkins, principal of Harvest Christian Academy, said they are looking forward to hosting the annual festival event....

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Natural High 5K Run/Walk set

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comPreparations are being made for the 6th annual Natural High 5k Trail Run/Walk on Oct. 4. Proceeds from the event will benefit youth prevention and outreach programs of The Counseling Center, such as the annual Summer Outreach Club.According to released information, through the Summer Outreach Club, children ages 5-12 are provided with quality recreational, motivational and educational opportunities 9 weeks every summer.

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Timeline set for Portsmouth Bypass

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOver the next several weeks, the Ohio Department of Transportation will be reviewing all facets of the operation as they prepare for the largest single construction project ODOT has ever embarked upon - the Portsmouth Bypass - with a cost of approximately $429 million. The Portsmouth Bypass is a 16-mile, four-lane limited access highway from U.S. 23 north of Lucasville to U.S. 52 near Sciotoville. The new roadway will complete the mis...

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Tartans rack up 413 rushing yards in win

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Manchester Greyhounds were no match for East’s ground game on Friday night, as the Tartans racked up 413 rushing yards in a 64-34 road victory.The Tartans were led by sophomore running back Akia Brown who picked up 176 yards with two touchdowns. Junior Richard Barkley rushed for 101 yards on 11 carries while scoring two touchdo...

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Could Cavaliers challenge Ohio State’s supremacy with fans?

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comAfter a long time alone at the top, Ohio State has a new rival.No, not Michigan State, even though Sparty outplayed the Buckeyes in the Big Ten championship game in December. And it’s certainly not one of the Big Ten’s two new teams, Rutgers and Maryland.We’re talking about a different type of rival here.Ever since OSU won the 2002 national championship in double overtime against Miam...

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ODOT releases crash statistics

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOhio officials have a long-term goal of eliminating all traffic fatalities, and a short term goal to reduce the number of fatalities on Ohio roadways by five percent by 2015.In a fact sheet from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) detailing crash data from 2011-2013 both statewide and for Scioto County, it states, in reports 269,078 crashes across Ohio; 990 people were killed and 9,231 people were seriously injured...

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Agency participating in National Preparedness Month

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comLUCASVILLE — September is National Preparedness Month (NPM). The National Day of Action is Sept. 30, 2014. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has committed to participate in America’s PrepareAthon in September in order to increase preparedness throughout the U.S.Theresa Caudill, county executive director Scioto-Pike County FSA in Lucasville, said they are glad to participate in the NPM National D...

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DiTraglia places lone bid on Babcock Building

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth pediatrician Dr. John DiTraglia has placed the only bid for the former Babcock property at 720-722 Sixth Street in Portsmouth, currently owned by the city of Portsmouth.On Sept. 10, DiTraglia sent a one-sentence letter that read - “I bid $50,000 for the Babcock property contingent on testing for asbestos and abatement of any found.” City Council was to consider selling the property to DiTraglia, shoul...

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Purple Purse campaign for domestic violence

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comPIKETON — The Pike County Partnership Against Domestic Violence (PCPADV) was nominated as a Community Partner in the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Campaign which began Sept. 2 and will continue through Oct. 3. The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness and funding for domestic violence.The Partnership applied to become a Community Partner of the Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Ca...

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