Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comHow do you describe the color red to someone who cannot see? Or teach a frustrated child to behave when they cannot hear? These lessons are the same issues that Anne Sullivan was confronted with, when she received the responsibility of teaching the young Helen Keller the foundation for everything she would ever achieve in life.The Miracle Worker is a three-act play that is based on the autobiography of Helen Keller’s earlier years and her relationship with Anne Sullivan, the woman who broke through and was able to educate Keller, although she was deaf and blind.
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comNineteen students escaped serious injury Monday when a Northwest School bus struck a vehicle operated by a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier. The letter carrier, Mark E. Miller, was westbound on Ohio 348, when he stopped at a mailbox.Ohio State Highway Patrol Dispatcher Mark Duncan told the Daily Times that a Northwest school bus, operated by Carol Webb, was westbound on Ohio 348 and was unable to stop, striking t...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comNew Boston Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who has been reported missing. Captain Steve Goins said on Monday the New Boston Police Department took a missing person’s report on a James Lewis, 39, of New Boston.Lewis’ mother, Patty Stout, advised NBPD that her son had been living with her since September of 2013 after he separated from his wife.
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth City Council is informing the citizens of Portsmouth that they have scheduled a hearing to look into the city’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) budget, and may possibly schedule another one.Council decided Monday night to call a meeting for Saturday, March 22 at 9 a.m., two days before the March 24 City Council meeting. If another meeting would be needed, they would also get together again on March 26 at 6 ...
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comState and local officials met in Lawrence County last week to discuss a possible plan that, if implemented would reopen the now closed Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV) in Franklin Furnace.“They (Lawrence County) held a meeting (last week) and it included representatives from all levels of state government. I was invited and welcome any opportunity to find a useful purpose for that facility to put...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth police officers are again allowed to take their city police cruisers home with them. In making the announcement, Portsmouth City Manager Derek Allen said in his two months on the job, there have been three significant robberies — including a bank, a restaurant and a commercial establishment.
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth City Manager Derek Allen, who has put together the most thorough budget members of Portsmouth City Council say they have ever seen, told Council Monday night that he has another important job he has to accomplish if he is to have the city straightened out financially.“I have the responsibility to change the mentality that we have in the city,” Allen said. “What I’ve noticed in two months i...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth Health Department nurse and anti-illegal drug activist Lisa Roberts says she was to be in Columbus Tuesday when Governor John Kasich signs House Bill 170 into law. That law, sponsored by Terry Johnson (R-90) and Michael Stinziano (D-18), defines a much broader use of the drug Naloxone.Naloxone is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, for example heroin or morphine overdose. Naloxone is specifical...
The Northwest Board of education met for their regular...
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