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Officials break ground on $31 million Minford Sewer Project

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comCounty and state officials gathered on Wednesday at the Greater Portsmouth Airport to ceremoniously break ground on the $31 million dollar Minford Sewer Project.Among those attending the ceremony was Sandy Doyle-Ahern, president of EMH&T — the engineering firm on the project.“We celebrate today the culmination of five years of dedication by hundreds of stake holders. There has been a significant drive and persistence to peruse this project, that has come with a lot of time and work, it’s exciting to be able to deliver on promises to people of the Minford area,” she said.


Child dies in Pike County crash

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA two-vehicle crash in Pike County has claimed the life of a child. Ten-year-old Christopher Sprouse of Beaver, Ohio, was pronounced dead a short time after being transported to Pike Community Hospital.The Chillicothe Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said they are investigating the crash which occurred on Ohio 32 at around 7:55 a.m. Wednesday. Troopers said a 2001 Honda Civic driven by Donna S. Bowling, 66, of Beaver, ...

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Welcome, spring!

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comColeman’s Lawn and Landscaping has added another dimension to their business, called Coleman Garden Center, located at 216 Jefferson Street in Portsmouth, and offering a variety of garden needs and services.Chris and Sarah Coleman, owners of Coleman Garden Center, said they are excited about the new addition to their business.“We are just excited about this opportunity to serve the communi...

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Minch named to Veterans Service Commission

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOne of Terry Minch’s first loves is helping fellow veterans. That’s why he is excited about his new appointment to serve an unexpired term as a member of the Scioto County Veterans Service Commission.“Veterans mean a lot because you have to respect them regardless of who they are and what they’ve done,” Minch said, directly after being sworn in by Scioto County Common Pleas Judge William T. Mar...

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BAC presenting student art month

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Boneyfiddle Arts Center (BAC) is dedicating their April exhibits to artwork created by local students. Three separate exhibits are dominating the space, from the giant dinosaur trash sculpture dominating the front window space to the major color collage taking up the west wall. One thing is certain when you look at all of the student artwork; local teachers are really pushing students to express their creativity in interesting ways....

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Red Cross fundraiser exceeds expectations

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comWith all of the bills paid, the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross recently announced they were able to raise $98,500 from their recent Dancing With Our Stars event. Previous reports had the event raising $112,000, before all of the final bills were paid.“The final results are in and we are thrilled”, said Vicky Hatcher, 2014 Dancing With our Stars coordinator.

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Couple charged with conveying drugs into jail

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA Piketon couple with drugs allegedly “inside their bodies” in the Scioto County Jail has been arrested and charged.Cody W. Cox, 26 and Lindsay Dawn Kneisley, 24, both of Tennyson Road in Piketon, face charges of illegal conveyance of drugs and prohibited items into a detention facility, a felony of the third degree.Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert Ware said aro...

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Dillow, 91st birthday

Submitted photoThelma Dillow celebrated her 91st birthday, April 10, at 419 Waller St. The party was at noon. Friends and relatives were invited to attend. The family thanks Hospice for their care.

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