By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comGreenup, Ky., theatrical troupe Actors for Children Theatre (ACT) traveled to the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Mobile, Alabama this past weekend and competed in the Southeastern Theatre Conference Community Theatre Festival. They traveled with their second and most recent production,” A Thousand Cranes.”The group is a newer troupe, being formed in the summer of 2012, which focuses on presenting art and extending the education curriculum through shows that they produce to students in grades K-12.
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Dublin, Ohio, attorney long associated with several pain clinics in the area has changed his plea in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati and now is awaiting sentencing. According to a spokeswoman in the Cincinnati office of U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart, Steve Hillman entered a guilty plea to failure to file income tax in court on Monday morning.Steven E. Hillman, 68, pleaded guilty to willfully failing to file federal inc...
Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Valley Local Board of Education recently put out a legal notice, requesting bids for two 2013 or 2014 72 passenger school buses. The deadline for bid applications was Monday at noon, and the school received just one bid. The bidding company was Edwin H. Davis & Son Inc., of Clarksburg, Ohio, who deals in the American manufactured Thomas Built Buses.The bids were to be submitted to the treasurer of Valley Local Schools, wh...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comNineteen students escaped serious injury Monday when a Northwest School bus struck a vehicle operated by a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier. The letter carrier, Mark E. Miller, was westbound on Ohio 348, when he stopped at a mailbox.Ohio State Highway Patrol Dispatcher Mark Duncan told the Daily Times that a Northwest school bus, operated by Carol Webb, was westbound on Ohio 348 and was unable to stop, striking t...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comNew Boston Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who has been reported missing. Captain Steve Goins said on Monday the New Boston Police Department took a missing person’s report on a James Lewis, 39, of New Boston.Lewis’ mother, Patty Stout, advised NBPD that her son had been living with her since September of 2013 after he separated from his wife.
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth City Council is informing the citizens of Portsmouth that they have scheduled a hearing to look into the city’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) budget, and may possibly schedule another one.Council decided Monday night to call a meeting for Saturday, March 22 at 9 a.m., two days before the March 24 City Council meeting. If another meeting would be needed, they would also get together again on March 26 at 6 ...
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comState and local officials met in Lawrence County last week to discuss a possible plan that, if implemented would reopen the now closed Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV) in Franklin Furnace.“They (Lawrence County) held a meeting (last week) and it included representatives from all levels of state government. I was invited and welcome any opportunity to find a useful purpose for that facility to put...
By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth police officers are again allowed to take their city police cruisers home with them. In making the announcement, Portsmouth City Manager Derek Allen said in his two months on the job, there have been three significant robberies — including a bank, a restaurant and a commercial establishment.
The Northwest Board of education met for their regular...
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