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Officials break ground on $31 million Minford Sewer Project

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comCounty and state officials gathered on Wednesday at the Greater Portsmouth Airport to ceremoniously break ground on the $31 million dollar Minford Sewer Project.Among those attending the ceremony was Sandy Doyle-Ahern, president of EMH&T — the engineering firm on the project.“We celebrate today the culmination of five years of dedication by hundreds of stake holders. There has been a significant drive and persistence to peruse this project, that has come with a lot of time and work, it’s exciting to be able to deliver on promises to people of the Minford area,” she said.

 

Child dies in Pike County crash

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA two-vehicle crash in Pike County has claimed the life of a child. Ten-year-old Christopher Sprouse of Beaver, Ohio, was pronounced dead a short time after being transported to Pike Community Hospital.The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they are investigating the crash which occurred on Ohio 32 at around 7:55 a.m. Wednesday. Troopers said a 2001 Honda Civic driven by Donna S. Bowling, 66, of Beaver, ...

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Welcome, spring!

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comColeman’s Lawn and Landscaping has added another dimension to their business, called Coleman Garden Center, located at 216 Jefferson Street in Portsmouth, and offering a variety of garden needs and services.Chris and Sarah Coleman, owners of Coleman Garden Center, said they are excited about the new addition to their business.“We are just excited about this opportunity to serve the communi...

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Minch named to Veterans Service Commission

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOne of Terry Minch’s first loves is helping fellow veterans. That’s why he is excited about his new appointment to serve an unexpired term as a member of the Scioto County Veterans Service Commission.“Veterans mean a lot because you have to respect them regardless of who they are and what they’ve done,” Minch said, directly after being sworn in by Scioto County Common Pleas Judge William T. Mar...

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BAC presenting student art month

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Boneyfiddle Arts Center (BAC) is dedicating their April exhibits to artwork created by local students. Three separate exhibits are dominating the space, from the giant dinosaur trash sculpture dominating the front window space to the major color collage taking up the west wall. One thing is certain when you look at all of the student artwork; local teachers are really pushing students to express their creativity in interesting ways....

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Red Cross fundraiser exceeds expectations

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comWith all of the bills paid, the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross recently announced they were able to raise $98,500 from their recent Dancing With Our Stars event. Previous reports had the event raising $112,000, before all of the final bills were paid.“The final results are in and we are thrilled”, said Vicky Hatcher, 2014 Dancing With our Stars coordinator.

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Couple charged with conveying drugs into jail

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA Piketon couple with drugs allegedly “inside their bodies” in the Scioto County Jail has been arrested and charged.Cody W. Cox, 26 and Lindsay Dawn Kneisley, 24, both of Tennyson Road in Piketon, face charges of illegal conveyance of drugs and prohibited items into a detention facility, a felony of the third degree.Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware said aro...

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Dillow, 91st birthday

Submitted photoThelma Dillow celebrated her 91st birthday, April 10, at 419 Waller St. The party was at noon. Friends and relatives were invited to attend. The family thanks Hospice for their care.

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Stapleton out as coach for New Boston

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comDon Stapleton’s tenure as the head coach of the New Boston Tigers has come to an abrupt end.During the Board of Education meeting held April 10, the board voted not to renew Stapleton’s contract as the head coach for next season. However, his status as the Athletic Director as not changed.Last season, according to Max Preps, the Tigers did not win a game as they finished the campaign 0-18 and 0-13 in SOC...

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27th annual Lenten Luncheons underway

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comFor 27 years, the Scioto County Ministerial Association has been hosting the annual Lenten Luncheons at First Christian Church. The tradition continues to attract members of the community beginning Monday, April 14 until Friday, April 18.With daily meals prepared by different churches throughout the community, SCMA looks forward to hosting gatherings accompanied by the singing of hymns, prayer, and brief sermon ...

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Recycling to be removed from Minford

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comLawrence-Scioto Solid Waste District Coordinator Dan Palmer spent a portion of last week looking for a place to relocate recycling containers currently located at the Greater Portsmouth Airport with no success. Officials with the airport have informed Palmer the containers need to be moved to make room for the Heathnet Aeromedical Services Base 4/Medflight 7 base that’s considering moving to the airport.

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Survey: business owners not happy with proposed campground

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comState Senator Joe Uecker and his staff have conducted a survey of local campground owners on the potential impact of the proposed construction of a campground at Earl Thomas Conley Park in West Portsmouth by the Scioto County Commissioners.

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SOLACE gearing up for Wes Workman Weekend

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSOLACE is seeking to continue to spread awareness about the dangers of drug abuse, and direct the community to positive alternatives by hosting Wes Workman Weekend April 18-20.Ray Seth, volunteer and office manager for SOLACE, said they are looking forward to the Wes Workman Weekend event.“To memorialize Wes Workman losing his life to substance abuse is what prompted his mother, Jo Anna Donini K...

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City Manager calls tax credit reduction an unvoted increase

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth City Manager Derek Allen referred to the proposed reduction of the city income tax credit as - “an unvoted tax increase” Monday night at the Portsmouth City Council meeting.As it stands now, if you live in Portsmouth and pay city income tax in another city where you work, you are given credit for those taxes on your Portsmouth income tax bill. That could be reduced to 50 percent credit if Council take...

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West choir sets sail on education

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comSixty-three students and parents with the Portsmouth West High School Choir recently traveled via Carnival Cruise to Nassau, Bahamas. The group departed from Port Canaveral, Fla., and boarded the Sensation.The tour consisted of a four-day/three-night stay. The trip provided a day on the island, where the students were able to observe the customs and music of the Bahamian culture. While aboard the ship, the students performed ...

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Sayre elected chairman of SOPA board

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) held its annual organizational meeting on Tuesday, during which Bud Sayre was elected chairman.Outgoing Chairman Todd Book said he was thankful for the experience over the last year.“I would like to thank the commissioners for the confidence they’ve placed in me and really all of us in trying to make some things happen,” Book said. “I was thinking la...

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Living with a Cause presents “The Guitar”

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comLiving With a Cause and TG-Entertainment LIVE are presenting a free Easter play called “The Guitar.” The show was written by director Mike Gifford, who wishes to spread awareness for Living With a Cause and his faith in Christianity. “The Guitar” is based on true events about an actor in the show and Gifford has the actors all using their actual names for their characters.

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Pepper calls for state help for heroin problem

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comDavid Pepper, Democratic candidate for Ohio Attorney General, says the state has built its surplus on the backs of local municipalities by taking away local funds, and now he wants the state to give some of those funds back to help fight the war on heroin.

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