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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.


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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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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KDMC corrects problem with insurance network

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comKing’s Daughters Ohio says a technicality that inconvenienced some people including some retired teachers has been solved. Kerry Tague of KDMC said it is important that people know KDMC Ashland and Ohio have always been in the Aetna Commercial network and the Aetna Medicare network since July 15, 2013.Recently, several people were suddenly told their doctor, affiliated with KDMC, was out of network, despite the fact t...

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Jobs and Family Services to offer clothing program

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comProviding clothing for families with multiple children can be a challenge. In light of this fact, the Scioto County Department of Jobs and Family Services will offer the 2014 Back to School Clothing Program. The program will serve Scioto County residents with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) eligibility with school aged children.Director of SCDJFS, Paige Robbins, said the Back to School Clothin...

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22 indicted on pattern of corrupt activity charges

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comMembers of the Scioto County Drug Task Force believe they have “put a significant dent” in a major drug ring, as well as a Columbus gang known as the Columbus 22nd Street or “Deuce Deuce” Bloods, in the indictment of 22 people and the arrest of 19 of them over the weekend.After an approximately 18-month investigation from February of 2013 through this weekend, the Task Force, with the assistance of t...

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Bridges program graduates 10 students

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) Bridges program held a graduation ceremony for 10 participants of the six-week program on July 25 at the Vocation Station.Bridges assists under-served areas of the state in developing employment services for youth with developmental disabilities as they transition from school to employment. The students participate in job shadowing, job coaching and a variety of...

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Local sports briefs

To place an item in the calendar please email pdtsports@civitasmedia.com or call 740-353-3101 ext. 1931.Clay Golf ScrambleClay High School’s Golf team will be holding a scramble at Shawnee Golf Course on Saturday, August 2. The cost is $240 per team. Registration for will take place at 7:30 on Saturday, and the event will begin shortly after. Contact Jason Van Deusen with any questions at (740) 285-5004.Circleville Dog Days 5K Ro...

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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.The Grayson Gallery an...

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New Boston man indicted on sex charge

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA federal grand jury sitting in East St. Louis, Illinois, has indicted Nathan D. Maphis, 36, of New Boston — charging him with travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct, according to Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.The offense charged in the indictment alleges that on June 24 and 25, 2014, Maphis travelled from the State of Ohio to Effingham County, Illin...

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DeWine to vist Southern Ohio Task Force on Domestic Violence

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comOhio Attorney General Mike DeWine will visit the Southern Ohio Task Force on Domestic Violence, located at 2315 Grant St. in Portsmouth, on Wednesday. Yvonne Lyon, co-director of SOTFDV said they are looking forward to the visit with great anticipation.Yvonne Lyon, has worked with the shelter for more than 20 years and currently works as a co-director at the shelter. She said having DeWine visit is an honor. Lyo...

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Talking about the way we were

Over the Memorial Day holiday we all remembered the Veterans of wars gone by. We think particularly of those who lost their lives to make ours better. For me it was a very busy weekend, with family and friends. Amy, Jon and Benji were all here and so were Carrie and Ashlee. It was unique to have all three grandchildren (Connor, Ellee, and Rex) here at the same time. That was pretty special.

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