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McConnell House Homecoming honors its history

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By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comWURTLAND, Ky. — The doors of the McConnell House in Wurtland, Ky., were recently opened for what will be regarded by many as a monumental event —- the first McConnell House Homecoming held at the historic location on Sunday, Sept. 21.The Heritage Arts, Science and Tourism Center (HASTC) hosted the McConnell House Homecoming, welcoming all people who have ties to the historic house through past ownership, or slavery, to share their stories and family history.Franklin D. Harris, Jr., of Portsmouth, whose family is affiliated with the McConnell house through his great, great, great, great-grandmother Rachel McConnell, said he enjoyed being a part of the homecoming immensely.

 

South Webster soccer clinches 12th straight SOC title

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comIt’s been a while since the South Webster Jeeps failed to win an SOC championship in soccer. In fact, the oldest members on this season’s Jeep squad were just six years old the last time South Webster finished lower than first in the conference standings.The Jeeps made it 12 SOC titles in a row Tuesday night by clinching the conference with a 6-0 win over Clay. South Webster holds at least a two-game lead over Valle...

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Lady Trojans defeat Lady Panthers in four sets

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Lady Trojans were able to break a 3-match losing streak Monday night with a 4-game win over Chesapeake.The Lady Trojans earned a close 25-23 in game one and a 25-20 win in game two. Portsmouth seemed to be in trouble after struggling in a 12-25 loss in game three, but left no doubt in the match clincher, a 25-14 win.“We came ready to play tonight and wanting to win,” Portsmouth coach Sarah ...

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High-speed offense just what OSU wants

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Coaches. They’re never satisfied.After Ohio State rolled up 710 yards against Cincinnati last week, Urban Meyer had a question for Ohio State’s offense.“Coach Meyer was asking, ‘You got 700 yards, why didn’t we get 800?’ offensive tackle Darryl Baldwin said. “We did a lot of good things on offense but we know we can do even better than that.”...

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Local employee to donate tips to coat drive

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe fall season is here, and winter weather is fast approaching. The Wings of Healing Worship Center, in conjunction with other local churches and businesses, will host a coat give-away on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 2-5 p.m. in Tracy Park. Donna Kay Kerecz, of Portsmouth Pizza Hut, will be donating all of her tips collected on Oct. 2 to the coat drive effort.Kerecz said she is donating all of the tips that she earns ...

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Bengals-Browns have impressed in different ways

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIn the midst of all the story lines surrounding the NFL over the last month — all off the field issues — it’s time to focus on the actual game. At the quarter mark of the NFL schedule, there are plenty of top stories to analyze over the first four weeks.The Cincinnati Bengals haven’t had many complaints over the first month, unless they want to complain about having an insanely early bye week, which is ...

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Police make meth lab arrest

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Police Department has made another methamphetamine lab arrest in the city of Portsmouth. On Monday, Deputy Steve Sissel of the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office received information that the subjects that lived at 1211 24th Street were making methamphetamine in their basement.Sissel and Portsmouth Police Officer Gabe Metzler went to the 24th Street address and made contact with the residents there. Command...

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County revolving loan funds suspended

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Commissioners approved hiring The Fyffe Jones Group, of Portsmouth, on Tuesday, for $6,500 to conduct a third-party audit of the counties Revolving Loan Fund as required by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA).When asking about the current functionality of the fund, Michele Throckmorton, grants administrator/assistant economic development director said, “it’...

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Former USEC Company is officially Centrus

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comTuesday marked the official end of the bankruptcy restructuring process for USEC Inc. It also marks the beginning of a new era as the company emerges from Chapter 11 as Centrus Energy Corp. a supplier of fuel to the nuclear power industry and a supporter of U.S. national security objectives.

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OLBH ready for All Hallow’s Eve Bash

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. - Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Foundation is preparing to host All Hallow’s Eve Bash. This ‘night of fright’ will include food and fun and will be held Friday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. at Bellefonte Pavillion, 2000 Ashland Drive.The 2014 All Hallow’s Eve Bash is the fifth of its kind, and Chuck Charles, OLBH Foundation vice president, said they are excited about hosting the even...

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Bears’ Zornes tied for second after first day of UPike Invitational

Sports ReleasePRESTONVILLE, Ky. – Josh Zornes shot an even-par 72 in the opening round of the University of Pikeville Invitational, as the Bears opened the 36-hole tournament with a team score of 315 to finish the day in fifth place at Stonecrest Golf Course.Zornes score was good enough to put the junior in a tie for second, six strokes behind the University of Pikeville’s Will Boyd, who shot 66. The host-squad shot 293 as a team to lead the way.Sh...

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PRP concludes its season in dramatic fashion

Sports ReleasePortsmouth Raceway Park’s regular season concluded this past Saturday with exciting points battles that came right down to the wire in three of the track’s four divisions.Saturday’s action marked the last evening of racing at PRP until mid-October’s Dirt Track World Championship and fans were treated to plenty of entertainment. Some drivers were looking to be crowned champions, a feat that would culminate an entire season’s wor...

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Blevins’ art highlights autumn

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comBoneyfiddle Arts Center (BAC) Artist Don Blevins has been known for his large pieces of color and abstract shapes, but has taken it one step further with his newly finished installation in the BAC showcase space entitled “Autumn.”“Autumn” is a three dimensional display, with eight floating cut canvas pieces, which are all hung by wire and displayed in front of a bright blue background. Each canvas is p...

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Rubyville Fire Department open house

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Rubyville Fire Department will be hosting an open house of their new facility to honor the closing of Fire Prevention Week on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The new location, at 3019 Maple Benner Road, hasn’t been opened to the public yet and the department is excited to show the new facility and technology they are now equipped with.

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RWR throwing party at Noggins

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comLocal band Raw Word Revival (RWR), most known for their popular song, “What the Hell You Know about That 740?,” recently returned from a paid trip to Miami, Florida, where they competed in a competition after winning Coast to Coast in Cincinnati. The group didn’t place during their Miami trip, but claimed it introduced them to a larger musical world.“The trip let me know that we can do it, ya know?&...

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month to be celebrated

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGoodwill Industries of Southern Ohio will host a dinner in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) for October. NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.Kyle Davis, vocational rehabilitation manager at Goodwill Industries of Southern Ohio, said...

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Ware graduates from FBI Academy

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware believes education is the wave of the future for law enforcement, and for the community as well.“This is a lesson the community should learn,” Ware told the Daily Times. “If we stand still the world will pass us by.”In order to get a leg up on that progression, last week Ware graduated from the FBI Academy.

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