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SCCTC repair cemetery brick

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comSeniors in the masonry program at the Scioto County Career Technical Center (SCCTC) are donating their time to repairing a damaged brick wall in Greenlawn Cemetery, which is falling in and damaging nearby graves.Larry Moore has been an instructor at SCCTC for 12 years and is leading the students in this project.“We are taking the brick in this section of the cemetery, removing the caps and rebuilding the structure,” Moore said. “It has started to fall onto other tombstones.”


OSU’s Elliott different from Hyde, but that’s OK

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Comparisons are inevitable at Ohio State.From the day he was recruited out of St. Louis in a spirited battle with Missouri, the alma mater of both his parents, Ezekiel Elliott was supposed to be the next Carlos Hyde, the next Beanie Wells, the next big thing at running back.While Elliott is a different type running back than Hyde who does different things, he appeared to send a message last Satur...

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Bears close UPike Invitational in fourth place

Sports ReleasePRESTONVILLE, Ky.– After finishing day one six strokes off the leads, SSU’s Josh Zornes shot a second-day best 70 in the final 18 holes to force a three-way playoff at the University of Pikeville Invitational on Tuesday at Stone Crest Golf Corse.The junior was bested by UPike’s Will Boyd, who birdied the second playoff hole en route to the top medalist position. Zornes’ two-under-par 70 in round two was tied for the best round of the...

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SSU volleyball falls in straight sets at No. 16 Georgetown

Sports ReleaseGEORGETOWN, Ky. – The Shawnee State volleyball team fell down early in both the second and third sets, and let a close game slip away in the second set, as the Bears fell in straight sets (25-17, 25-14, 25-16) to No. 16 Georgetown College on Tuesday night at Davis-Reid Alumni Gym.The Bears (10-7, 3-3 Mid-South) struggled to form any type of momentum throughout the three sets, collecting just 20 kills while committing 19 attack errors. Christina Shelto...

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Ky. Kroger waiting to expand with alcohol sells

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. — The Kroger store, located at 370 Diederich Blvd. in Russell, Ky., is hopeful they will soon add beer and wine to the host of other items they will offer to their customers. The special election held in three precincts of Russell, Ky. on Sept. 23 in favor of packaged beer and wine sells created this opportunity for the city.Brent Strickland, store manager at Kroger in Russell, said expansion ...

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Northwest wins in straight sets

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Northwest Mohawks beat the West Senators in straight sets Tuesday night.Northwest (15-2, 10-1) received strong performances from Haleigh Vastine, Brooke Miller and Alyssa Sparks. Vastine finished the game with eight kills while Miller recorded 16 assists. Sparks had 16 strong serves to lead the Mohawks, including one ace.Northwest travels Thursday to Waverly and Mohawks’ head coach Alisha Riley knows her t...

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Titans defeat Indians in three sets

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Notre Dame Titans defeated the Western Indians in three sets Tuesday.Notre Dame (16-2) had strong performances from Regan Kayser, Maggie Hoover, Brooke Pierron and Lexi Smith.Kayser finished the game with 14 kills while being the beneficiary of Hoover’s 37 assists. Pierron had 12 kills and 10 digs on the evening while Smith recorded 11 kills of her own.Notre Dame coach Kayla Landaker was pleased...

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Horseman’s Council hosts fall event

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Ohio Horseman’s Council held a public event over the weekend in the parking lot of Tractor Supply in New Boston. The event became a biannual endeavor last spring, where the group has food, pony rides, information on the organization and presentations. This is the first fall event to be held at the Tractor Supply lot and the organization is already planning for their spring showcase.

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Jaycees preparing for another Halloween

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comHalloween is right around the corner, and Portsmouth’s longest lasting haunted attraction, Jaycees Haunted House, is ready for another scary season.As always, the house layout has been redone to give the returning patrons new features and layouts to look forward to.Kenneth Scarberry, president of Portsmouth Jaycees, said that he built this year’s haunted house, which has consisted of entirely new roo...

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‘Burg defeats Minford in three sets

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Wheelersburg Pirates defeated the Minford Falcons in three sets Tuesday night.Wheelersburg (11-2, 11-0) received strong offensive performances from Marley Hanzel and Kasey Bergan. Hanzel finished the game with nine kills while Bergan recorded 23 points.Defensively, Josie Silvey and Bailey Bowen recorded 12 and 11 digs respectively. Overall, Brooklyn Adams played a well-rounded game by recording six kills while b...

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Extension Office to host Pumpkin Party event

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWURTLAND, Ky. — T’is the season for pumpkins, and the Greenup County Extension Office (GCEO) is gearing up to host ‘Ready, Set, Learn Pumpkin Party. This free, fun-filled event will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, from 10 a.m. until noon at the GCEO in Wurtland, Ky.According to staff from the GCEO, all parents, guardians and children ages one to five are invited to join to participate in the...

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Scioto County earns Purple Heart designation

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County received a new designation for the county on Tuesday, approving a resolution designating Scioto County as a Purple Heart County.The resolution reads, “Chartered by an act of Congress in 1958 for combat wounded veterans, the Military Order of the Purple Heart is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal, which (is) awarded in the name of the President of the United States ...

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PWES students learn about peace

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth West Elementary School students learned about peace in a colorful and lengthy art project to kick off their year, featuring 1,000 paper origami cranes. The project was inspired by Armed with the Arts, an organization aimed towards artistic projects and giving students a creative outlet, rather than resulting in violence.Elementary art teacher Kim Platzer has worked with cranes before, one significant time being ...

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Harvest Open House this weekend

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comLUCASVILLE — The season of fall is harvest time, and the right time for Prodigal House Ministries (PHM) to host a Harvest Open House at 813 Caldwell Road, in Lucasville, Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon until 7 p.m.Tonya Osborne of PHM, said they are looking forward to hosting the open house event, which will provide the opportunity for PHM to connect with the community.“We want this to be a co...

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Lady Trojans sweep Rock Hill

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Lady Trojans improved to 9-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference with a sweep of Rock Hill on Monday night.Jacqueline Merriwether and Jada Jenkins led the way offensively for Portsmouth, as they combined for 16 kills on the night. Merriwether reached double figures with 11 kills.Much of the Portsmouth offense was run through Madeline Clayton, who led the Lady Trojans with 21 assists. Abbey Halcomb added 10 p...

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Anti-bullying event at Greenup school

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. - Greenup County High School (GCHS) student Hayden Coffey is inviting the community to be pro-active about the issue of bullying. On Thursday, Oct. 2, Coffey, along with the Greenup County Anti-Bullying Coalition will host ‘Walk in Another’s Shoes’ Awareness on Bullying event will take place at GCHS at 4 p.m.

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Miss Ohio pageants returning for 13th year

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe 2015 Miss Ohio USA and Miss Ohio Teen USA pageants will be returning to the Vern Riffe Center For the Arts in Portsmouth, Nov. 8-9, for the 13th consecutive year.“This is good news for the area that the pageants are coming back,”said Kim Bauer, local pageant director.Bauer said this year’s pageant will be unique because it will be held on a Saturday and Sunday.

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Tolliver to perform this weekend

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth native Jacob Tolliver is participating in Southern Ohio Medical Center’s (SOMC) Paint it Pink events, which are held in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To raise funds and spread awareness, Tolliver will be taking the stage at Noggins this Saturday, for One Buck at a Time Auction and Live Music event, to the themes of breast cancer and Ohio State University (OSU).

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