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Rhoten-Meadows, engagement

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Submitted photo(David) Keith Rhoton Jr., son of David Rhoton Sr. and Arta Kelly (Randy), and Phyllis (Tresera) Meadows, daughter of the late Shirley Howell and the late “Mike” Meadows Sr., would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The ceremony is planned for September 2014 in Portsmouth, Ohio.


Scioto County placed 2nd highest in state drug-deaths

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Ohio Department of Health says Ohio’s efforts to combat the abuse of prescription painkillers are paying off and new data released Thursday by the ODH shows that the number of deaths from unintended overdoses of prescription opiates declined in 2012 for the first time since 2003.“There has actually be an increase in the total number of drug overdoses,” Christy Beeghly, Violence and Injury Prevention Pr...

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Detroit man arrested at Russell motel, facing drug charges

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. — According to reports from FADE Drug Task Force, Christopher Lamont Brown Jr., 20, of Detroit, Mich,. was arrested by FADE Drug Task Force officers Wednesday night at a motel in Russell after prescription pills and cash were discovered in Brown’s room by officers.According to reports, Brown is a suspected drug dealer, as officers from the Raceland Police Department with the assistance o...

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Fire causes damage at a senior center in Russell, Ky.

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. — A fire reportedlty occurred at 10 p.m. Wednesday at Frasure’s Personal Care Home, a senior citizen facility on Riverview Road, in Russell, Ky.Russell Fire Chief Billy Selvage said there is speculation the fire was caused by a toaster located in the kitchen of the facility where the fire occurred.

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Bloom-Vernon health fair serves community

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comBloom-Vernon Local School District hosted its 24th annual health fair this week, topping their past records and really emphasizing how important health education is to the entire community of South Webster. This year’s event brought in 52 participating health agencies and organizations, four area hospitals and the American Red Cross. The event catered to over a 1,000 individuals in a four hour span of time.The Red Cr...

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First Domestic Court Judge honored

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIf there is a “who’s who” in the legal community in Scioto County, they were all in one room, except for those there wasn’t room for Thursday as Scioto County Domestic Relations Court Judge Jerry Buckler honored former Domestic Relations Court Judge David Spears with the unveiling of his photo which will be the first to hang on the wall in that courtroom.

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Bill Johnson raises $380,000 in first quarter

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comCongressman Bill Johnson (R-OH-6) filed his quarterly campaign finance report Tuesday, reporting more than $380,000 raised for the quarter. That brings his total cash on hand for the re-election campaign to nearly $1 million dollars. Johnson said $228,000 of that has been raised from individual donors.Johnson campaign advisor Matt Dole said that more than $960,000 indicates growing support heading into the general election....

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Burchetts, 63rd anniversary

Submitted photoJack and Dovie Burchett of Wheelersburg celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Monday, March 24, 2014. The couple was married on March 24, 1957, in South Webster, Ohio, by Rev. Crabtree. The couple have 11 children, Tom, Gary, Sue, Easter, Janet, Jackie, Steve, Deanna, Dave, Candy, Jessie; 19 grand children and 11 great-grandchildren.

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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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Officials break ground on $31 million Minford Sewer Project

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...

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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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