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Anderson and Tieman honored by Chamber

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet Tuesday morning, where Sheri Anderson was awarded the Member of the Year Award and Linda Tieman was awarded the Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award.Before Luanne Valentine, vice-president of the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, announced Anderson as chamber’s member of the year, some of the reasons she received the award were given.


SSU star, former ‘Burg standout Moore excelling with Paints

Kevin ColleyPDT Sports ContributorFor many aspiring baseball players in southern Ohio, playing at the famed VA Stadium in Chillicothe just one time is an accomplishment and an experience that those aforementioned players will never forget.However, the friendly confines of the VA Stadium have become something of a second home for Shawnee State standout and former Wheelersburg star Derek Moore as his success with the Pirates allowed the 6-foot-3 inch, 242-pound ...

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Former West slugger chooses Rio Grande

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWest High School’s best hitter of the past two decades has finally chosen a new home.Earlier this week, Austin Howard, the Senators’ hard-hitting first baseman, signed to play baseball for Rio Grande University this upcoming season.“I loved everything about it,” Howard said. “I loved how close it was. I love how down to home it felt. I loved the atmosphere.”“Rio Gr...

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Adkins dominates at PRP

Sports Press ReleasePortsmouth Raceway Park resumed its 2014 season on Saturday. Consequently Ben Adkins, Jackie Boggs, and Mike Meyers resumed their winning ways.After a 22-day layoff, PRP opened its gates to feature a full card of racing with The Giovanni’s Pizza Late Models, RW Rental and Supplies Modifieds, The O’Reilly Auto Parts Limited Lates, as well as Modified Lites.Adkins entered the evening in search of his third PRP win of the season, a...

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How to become a runner

By Mark AltstaetterCivitas News MediaVAN WERT, Ohio — No one can really explain why Van Wert has produced so many good distance runners.The city is just a blip on the map in northwest Ohio, tucked in between rows of corn fields near the Indiana border. The land is so flat here that the farmers like to joke that once you harvest the corn in autumn, you can roll a bowling ball some 100 miles to Lake Erie.People work hard here, they play hard and...

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Shawnee State sports bulletins

Shawnee State Athletics Press ReleaseCross Country releases 2014 scheduleThe 2014 men’s and women’s cross country schedules have been set, head coach Eric Putnam released Monday.The two squads will race identical schedules, participating in seven events during the fall.The Bears will open the schedule on Sept. 16 in West Portsmouth as the host squads of the 16th annual Shawnee State Invitational at Earl Thomas Conley Riv...

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County awards road and bridges contracts

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Commissioners awarded several contracts Tuesday for work to be done on various roadways and bridges throughout the county. During the same meeting, the commissioners also took action that will lead to the replacement of two county bridges.

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Porter paving underway

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Porter Township Trustees awarded a pavement contract of $167,000 to Allard Paving, of South Webster, last month during their regularly scheduled meeting. Allard Paving has begun their work and is planning on a wrap-up in about a week.The roads scheduled for pavement include North Mill Road and South Mill Road, Short Street, Vernon Street from Clay to Ash, Pinehurst Avenue, Edmund Drive, Trouville, Milling and the Porte...

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Council reconsidering tax credit reduction

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comDespite heavy opposition from most of Portsmouth City Council, Third Ward Councilman Kevin E. Johnson continues to oppose efforts to reduce the city income tax credit given to people who live in Portsmouth and work in other jurisdictions where taxes are collected, by 50 percent.After the Auditor of State’s Office apparently looked unfavorably upon the city when it failed to pass the credit reduction, Council chose to ...

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City taking steps to avoid lawsuit

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth City Solicitor John Haas has taken steps to attempt to stave off the shadow of a lawsuit filed against the city, the City Health Department, its director Chris Smith, and Director of Environmental Services Andy Gedeon, on behalf of several citizens who own multiple properties, charging the city’s rental housing mandatory inspection fee is unconstitutional.Haas presented legislation to Portsmouth City Counci...

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It’s Mayor Kalb once again

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comIt was, as they say, De ja vu all over again Monday night at Portsmouth City Council, as City Solicitor John Haas handed Fourth Ward Councilman Jim Kalb the gavel of the mayor of the city of Portsmouth.Several weeks ago, Portsmouth Mayor Steve Sturgill resigned because he was moving outside the city limits. First Ward Councilman Kevin W. Johnson, as vice-mayor, was expected to move into Sturgill’s role and run City Co...

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Child’s death still under investigation

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comA large community turnout appeared before the Minford Local School District Board of Education Monday, in light of the recent suicide of Johnathon Scaff, 13, who took his life July 16 after parents claim he allegedly suffered from bullying.The Minford Local Board of Education moved their regular monthly meeting from Monday, July 21, to Monday, July 28, after locals requested the adjustment be made around the funeral servic...

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Forest open house and public meeting planned

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comBill Tipton, of Save our Shawnee Forest, says the annual open house for Shawnee State Forest and all southern Ohio forests will be held Thursday from 4:30-7 p.m. at 345 Allen Ave., in Chillicothe, and said it is the only public meeting where the public will be able to see the planned cutting in the forest.

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Upcoming grant workshop is a collaborative effort

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGRAYSON, Ky. — According to reports from the Grayson Gallery and Art Center, Jenrose Fitzgerald, Grant Program Manager for the Kentucky Foundation for Women (www.kfw.org) will be hosting a “Participatory Artist Enrichment Grant Workshop” on Aug. 2, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grayson Branch of the Carter County Public Library at 116 West Main Street in Grayson, Ky.Dan Click, coordinator...

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Roe finishes 19th at Junior Olympics

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comBattling extreme heat and stiff competition, recent West High School graduate Ryan Roe was able to finish in 19th place in Sunday’s USA Track & Field Junior Olympics in Houston with a height of 6’2 3/4”. Brendon Rivera of Unattached South Texas Track Club took the gold medal with a height of 7’1/2”.Roe failed three times at 6’4 3/4” and incurred four additional misses on the day. He was...

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Spartans blank Wildcats 26-0

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAfter a tough loss to their cross-town rivals, the Southern Ohio Spartans (5-4) were looking for a pick-me-up in order to stay alive in the playoff race. That’s exactly what they got in the Carter County Wildcats.The Spartans used a dominate rushing attack and a suffocating defensive effort to blow past the Wildcats (1-8) by a score of 26-0.“Coming off of the game against the Warriors, our confidence was ...

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Warriors wrap up third seed, win 35-25

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comSpecial teams has been a huge advantage for the Kentucky Warriors (8-1) all season, and Saturday was no exception.With the Kentucky trailing the Cincinnati Xtreme (4-5) early in the third quarter, Warrior safety Snook Martin blocked an Xtreme punt. Cornerback Mason Jordan returned the block for a touchdown, a score that sparked a dominant second half for the Warriors.“It was huge,” said Warrior head coach...

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Ky. health department to host back to school clinics

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. — In an effort to ensure student enrollment requirements are fulfilled, the Greenup County Health Department is reporting an upcoming clinic for back to school vaccination and physical examinations t beginning Aug. 6, 2014.Connie Wilburn, the Nurse Administrator and Nurse Practitioner for the Greenup County Health Department, said vaccinations are important to counteract potentially fatal dise...

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