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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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