Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth High School (PHS) is preparing to bring the magic to their stage this year, as the PHS choral music department rehearses and prepares for the classic French fairy tale of “Beauty and the Beast.”The music was written by Alan Menken, with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The book is by Linda Woolverton and is an adaptation of the 1991 Disney movie of the same name. The musical has grossed over $1.4 billion worldwide and has become a favorite among high schools to produce. The show ran for 5,461 performances on Broadway between 1994 and 2007, and now tours the country with Broadway Across America.
Justin OttneyPDT Sports ContributorDefense was the main theme in Saturday’s low-scoring Division III Regional Finals at the Convocation Center in Athens, which the Valley Indians lost 38-33 to the Bishop Ready Silver Knights.Valley head coach Scott Rolfe said that the defensive scheme of the Silver Knights was the deciding factor in the contest.“We knew they were very physical and fast, and some of the matchups they decided to play kind ...
Recently, after an absence of many years, I took a trip up to central Ohio looking for the farm where I spent a happy year of my boyhood. We were not farmers, our family of five. My father made his living – and ours – as a track maintenance worker on the C&O line, and he had rented the big two-story farmhouse because it was close-by his work.But it was a working farm. There was a barn where the man who owned the place kept his farm implements. Crop fields stretched off ...
You’ve heard the saying, “My life is like a country song” and in my case it could be true. I don’t think it’s that unique because country songs are about everyday situations and they’re pretty diversified. Sooner or later they will apply to most of us. “Even a blind hog finds an acorn sooner or later.”
By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. - The Greenup County-owned animal shelter is renovating, and making some adjustments to allow the shelter to operate more efficiently. Bobby Carpenter, judge-executive, said renovations are underway, and only animals from Greenup County will be allowed at the shelter.According to Carpenter, the county took ownership of the animal shelter in 2007.“We’ve got a good little shelte...
By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Appleton Gallery of Shawnee State University (SSU) has opened its annual undergraduate gallery, which features Shawnee State students of all majors in all different mediums of visual art. The show’s judicator was Jimi Jones.
Joseph Prattjpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth Area Childrens Theater (PACT) is producing their annual senior company musical production with “Seussical, the Musical,” which is the closing show of their fourth season. The colorful characters in “Seussical” will transport you from your seat to the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGrurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos.
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County Prosecutor Mark E. Kuhn announced Friday that through the civil division of his office, $221,938.12 was collected in delinquent taxes during the month of February.
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