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Oyo continues ‘Scary Camp’

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comCamp Oyo, in Shawnee Forest, has been around for nearly 90 years, providing a location for local Boy Scouts to hone skills and trades that will follow them the rest of their lives. Nearly 800 Boy Scouts camped out this weekend, in honor of their annual Scary Camp.


Salvation Army to hold celebration

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Salvation Army Portsmouth Corps is set to hold a celebration on Friday, Oct. 24, in Tracy Park from 4-7 p.m, honoring the organization’s 120-year history in Portsmouth.

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Council communication issues continues

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comThe exchange of communication between First Ward City Councilman Kevin W. Johnson and City Solicitor John Haas over a proposed council-staff communications memo continues. The directive essentially set the only method city council has in dealing with department heads, or any city employees, is to submit the question to Portsmouth City Manager Derek Allen as the person who would actually deal with the situation. It also fosters the sce...

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Bengals: Ups and downs

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIndianapolis, Ind. — The Cincinnati Bengals fell to the Indianapolis Colts 27-0 Sunday at Lucas Oil stadium. Here is an initial reaction to players who saw their stock rise or fall based on their game performance.UpKevin Huber — It’s not often that a punter is highlighted as a key contributor. However, Huber was the most valuable player for the Bengals as he punted a career-high 11...

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Bengals blanked in Indy

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIndianapolis, Ind. — The Cincinnati Bengals must have seen shades of the 1985 Chicago Bears on the opposing sidelines Sunday as Andy Dalton and Co. struggled mightily to gain yards.The Bengals porous offensive performance led to a 27-0 shutout at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts.Cincinnati (3-2-1) picked up a total of eight first downs, two of which came via a defensive penalty. The Bengals didn’t mov...

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Meet the candidates for commissioner

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThere are just 17 days until the Tuesday, Nov. 4, General Election in Scioto County. One of the many contested races on this year’s ballot is the race for Scioto County Commissioner. Voters will chose between Democrat Don Rachford and Republican Bryan Davis — vying for a seat vacated by retiring Commissioner Skip Riffe after 23 years.Davis said his campaign is staying busy in the days leading up to the election....

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Kentucky drug czar pays visit to Scioto County

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comVan Ingram, executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, recently visited with members of the Scioto County Drug Action Team to learn about successes and challenges the area has face in combating prescription drug abuse and misuse.“Kentucky is very similar to Scioto County when it comes to drug overdose deaths and everything that goes along with that. (Kentucky) Governor (Steve) Beshear has given ...

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Bengals trail Colts 10-0 at half

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIndianapolis, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts lead the Cincinnati Bengals 10-0 at the half. The Bengals were out gained 268-27 in the opening 30 minutes.Cincinnati recovered two fumbles in the first half as the the Colts were driving or the Bengals would be staring at a much larger deficit. The Bengals had nine possessions in the first half, punting eight times with the half ending on the last possession.Cincinn...

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South Webster moves on to district finals with victory over Lynchburg-Clay

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduJACKSON, Ohio – Facing adversity early on can be looked at with either a positive or a negative approach. The former option can help any team come back to win a close contest.South Webster used that early adversity to their advantage Saturday afternoon. The Jeeps answered a goal from Lynchburg-Clay’s Noah Scott early in the first half owith a Shane Zimmerman goal off of a penalty kick in the 28th minute to tie ...

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PLT flies ‘Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth Little Theatre (PLT) is a mad house this October, as they rehearse for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” as their annual fall production.“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is a play based on Ken Kesey’s novel of the same name. The adaptation was written by playwright Dale Wasserman. The story has also been adapted for the screen, with the famous portrayal of protagonist R...

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Bengals inactives

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIndianapolis, Ind. — As expected, Cincinnati Bengals all-pro wide receiver AJ Green will miss his second-consecutive game against the Indianapolis Colts. Primary kick returner Brandon Tate will replace Green in the starting lineup. Without the presence of No. 18, the Bengals will be counting on Mohammad Sanu to replace the lost production.Sanu stepped up in a major way last week against the Carolina Panthers as he hauled...

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Welcome to Lucas Oil Stadium

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comIndianapolis, Ind. — Welcome to Lucas Oil Stadium where the 3-1-1 Cincinnati Bengals prepare to face the 4-2 Indianapolis Colts.Weather Conditions — It’s currently 46 degrees and windy in downtown Indianapolis. However, inside the domed stadium, the weather conditions are of no consequence as the field is in perfect condition for football. The elements, or lack thereof, will be no barring on ...

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Titans get first SOC I win over Green, 49-8

Kevin Colleycolleyk@mymail.shawnee.eduAs a tribute to the 1967 and 1970 Ohio AP State Champion football teams, the Notre Dame Titans decided to go with a specially designed throwback look Saturday night. But Notre Dame didn’t just look like the Titans of old on this night; they played like them.Sam Kayser scored three rushing touchdowns, Michael Collins added a rushing touchdown of his own and accounted for one of Notre Dame’s two scoop-and-scores ...

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West grabs second sectional title with sweep of Fairland

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The West Lady Senators have waited 14 years for a sectional title in volleyball. The wait is finally over.Fourth-seeded West clinched its first sectional championship since 2000 Saturday evening with a 3-game sweep of fifth-seeded Fairland, 25-10, 25-14, 25-17.“We’ve been in a rebuilding stage for a really long time,” West head coach Brittany Sessor said. “My girl...

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Johnson discusses Ebola with CDC director

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comU.S. Representative Bill Johnson quizzed the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Thomas Frieden about his knowledge about the preparedness of hospitals in our area to handle an Ebola breakout. Johnson questioned Frieden on Capitol Hill Thursday afternoon.“Do you know of any hospitals in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio that have participated in any kind of real-world scenario of an Ebola outbreak?” Joh...

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Indians handle Pointers in blowout

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Valley Indians rebounded after suffering their first regular-season defeat in three years by beating the South Point Points 41-14.Indians quarterback Bryan Rolfe had a strong game, completing 17-of-22 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns. Ryan Brown and Bryce Romanello were the recipients of those scores, catching two touchdowns a piece.Valley’s defense also rebounded nicely, allowing 133 total yards. ...

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Wheelersburg advances on extra-time goal

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comJACKSON, Ohio — In a game marked by great defense, it was only fitting that a defender scored the game-winning goal.Alex Munion sent Wheelersburg to the district finals with an extra-time goal in the 100th minute of play, as the Pirates defeated Albany Alexander 2-1.“If I look back in the records, we’ve probably played Alexander in overtime now about four or five times,” Wheelersburg coach Pau...

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Oaks fall in OT

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Oak Hill Oaks and the Symmes Valley Vikings needed extra time Friday night to decide a game that a had pivotal ramifications in the SOC I standings.When the smoke cleared, Symmes Valley walked away with the three-point victory, 31-28, over Oak Hill.Vikings running back Tanner Mays had another strong performance, rushing for 87 yards on 15 attempts and two touchdowns.Despite the loss, Willy Harris put ...

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