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McConnell campaign stops in Vanceburg

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comVANCEBURG, Ky. — U.S. Senate Republican Mitch McConnell and Congressman Thomas Massie, both representing the state of Kentucky, addressed an enthusiastic crowd at Trace Creek Construction in Vanceburg on Wednesday. In the race between incumbent McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan, Grimes has received national attention as both parties contend for the seat in the Senate.Chairman of the Lewis County Republican Party Ben Harrison wasted no time attacking McConnell’s opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes.


Titans march on to district finals with victory over Racine Southern

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduIf adversity is handled correctly, it can prove as a positive learning experience for a high school team as a whole.In a Division IV District Semifinal at Jackson High School on Thursday night, the Notre Dame Titans fell behind the Racine Southern Tornadoes (12-6) by at least three or more points in each of the three sets. However, the Titans (21-3) would respond to that adversity with resolve by storming back in the latte...

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Mohawks can’t overcome early deficit in loss to Meigs

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comNorthwest dug themselves quite a hole in Thursday night’s district semifinals, one they couldn’t pull themselves out of.Though the Lady Mohawks made things interesting with a late-game win, they couldn’t overcome an early two-game deficiet in a 4-set loss to Pomeroy Meigs at Waverly High School.“It just came down to the fact that they had more heart then we did. They wanted it more than we did...

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‘Burg survives scare from Huntington

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comFourth-seeded Chillicothe Huntington gave Wheelersburg quite a scare in the District Semifinals night — and then some.The top-seeded Lady Pirates needed extra points in the fifth game to advance to the District Finals Thursday night at Waverly High School. Wheelersburg was one point away from elimination twice, down 14-15 and 15-16 before rallying to take the final game 18-16.“This was the first time we&#...

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Game day Gurus

Chris SloneSports EditorAlex HiderSports WriterKevin ColleySports ContributorFrank LewisStaff WriterWayne AllenStaff Wr...

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Falcons-Tigers ready to clash

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduIt’s no secret that controlling the ball and the clock can help a team win football games.The Minford Falcons (5-3, 0-2 SOC II) and the Waverly Tigers (2-6, 0-3 SOC II) will look to do both on Friday night as the two SOC II foes will look to square off in Minford on Friday night as each school looks to take its first conference win of the 2014 season.For the Falcons and the Tigers, the past several weeks h...

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Mohawks relish rare opportunity

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comAt the start of every season, as training camp concludes, optimism fills the air as every football team wonders if this is their year.Northweast wad no exception. However, Mohawk fans have often been forced to accept bitter disappointment by the season’s end.Yet, year after year, the Northwest faithful have continued to believe in their program, longing for an opportunity to bask in the glory of a championship...

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‘Burg, Valley rematch classic

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Wheelersburg Pirates were just a few yards away from an SOC II title and an undefeated regular season in 2013. Trailing Valley 10-7, they had the ball on the Indian 15-yard line with less than a minute remaining with a chance to either tie or win the game. But Pirate quarterback Eddie Miller was stripped, and Valley defensive lineman Caleb Miller jumped on the ball to preserve an Indian victory.The loss stung for the Pirate...

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Halloween or not, teach your children

Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comMany people, both young and old invest a tremendous amount of time and effort preparing for Halloween. Due to my religious beliefs and convictions, as an adult I choose not to celebrate Halloween, and my husband and I chose not allow our children to take part in as well. Now, to each his own, it is my prerogative not to celebrate Halloween, and yours to celebrate it, if you so choose. In this life, there are many things that ...

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Ky sees increase in voters

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comAccording to reports from the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office, the state of Kentucky has set a record of having more than three million registered voters.Reports reveal the total number of registered voters – 3,147,157 – represents a new record, beating the 3,105,349 registered for the Primary Election held in May. The difference is an increase of 1.4 percent, or 41,800 voters, during five...

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Head-on collison in Ky.

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comAccording to reports from Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper’s Office, a head-on collision involving two vehicles occurred on Wednesday, Oct. 15.According to reports, a two-vehicle crash occurred on KY 207 Wednesday near the eight-mile marker in Greenup County, Ky. Robert Walters, of Boyd County, Ky., was the driver of the vehicle that was reportedly hit head-on by a truck driven by Paul S. Brown of Argil...

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Meet the candidates for judge

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn the race for Common Pleas Judge, voters in Scioto County are asked to chose between Mike Jones, Magistrate in the Scioto County Domestic Relations Count and incumbent William Marshall.When asked about his campaign, Jones said, “the campaign is going well, we’ve been very busy.” Jones said he and his supporters have been on the campaign trail for nearly a year.“We’ve been trying to...

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Project Merry Christmas prepares for 32nd year

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comOn Dec. 20, 2014, more than 600 children will be the recipients of Christmas gifts from the Project Merry Christmas of Carter County. This will be the 32nd year for the PMCCC charitable event.Robert L. Caummisar, secretary of PMCCC, said they look forward to serving the children each year.“It is so simple. Every child deserves a Christmas. We celebrate quite an event in human history, and this i...

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Dungeon Dwellers ComicFest

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comLocal one-stop geek shop Dungeon Dwellers Comics has recently moved into its own building at 815 Gallia St., on the Portsmouth Esplanade. The business features everything from old to new comics, action figures, games and more. Owner Kevin Doss is celebrating the season with a Halloween ComicFest.Halloween ComicFest is celebrated in comic shops all over the country on the Saturday before Halloween. Guests who visit the shop...

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Jaycees to show another side of haunted house

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Area Jaycees will hold an open house and costume contest Saturday at their clubhouse, located at 2033 Gallia St., in Portsmouth, from 1-3 p.m. for area children.“On Saturday, Oct. 25, we’re going to have an open house for children. They will get to go through the haunted house during the daytime with the lights on. None of the characters will have masks on,” said Curtis DePuy, Jaycees spokes...

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Local sports briefs

To place an item in the calendar, email PDTSports@civitasmedia.com or call 353-3101, ext 1931.Kiwanis Newville Little League Board ElectionsKiwanis Newville Little League will be holding board elections on Wednesday Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. a the New Boston Community Center.West Portsmouth American Little LeagueWest Portsmouth American Little League will hold it’s annual elections and organizational meeting on Wed...

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Committee reverses decision to support Grimes

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comAccording to reports from the Associated Press, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) has reversed their decision concerning providing funds for the Alison Lundergan Grimes in the race for Senate against opponent Republican Mitch McConnell. DSCC announced Wednesday that it would dispense $650,000 in ad time to be allocated for Grimes’s campaign.The DSCC had announced last week that t...

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Social Security announces benefit increase

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Social Security Administration announced this week that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits will increase 1.7 percent beginning in January 2015 as an annual cost-of-living adjustment.The Social Security Office in Portsmouth provides services to Scioto and Adams County.According to released information from the Portsmouth Social Security Office based on 2013 data, in Scioto ...

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