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By WAYNE ALLEN


PDT Staff Writer


Gov. John Kasich will be the keynote speaker May 3 at the dedication of Scioto County Habitat For Humanity’s 10th home.


“We are excited to have Gov. Kasich to be a part of our celebration,” said Laura Walker, Scioto County Habitat For Humanity co-president.


She said the West Portsmouth build is being dedicated to the late Dr. Thomas Swope. Swope was member of Habitat’s board of directors at the time of his death.


“There will be a ceremony starting at 1:30 p.m. at the house (315 Lincoln St.) in which the governor will deliver remarks. We encourage people to come and help us celebrate. All of this would not have been possible without the help of the community. With the continued support of the community, we will be able to provide safe, decent and affordable housing into the future,” Walker said.


She said the group is slated to complete three homes this year, one in West Portsmouth and two in Portsmouth.


Scioto County Habitat for Humanity has nine homes throughout Scioto County, with four homes in Portsmouth, four in New Boston and one in South Webster.


For more information about the Scioto County Habitat for Humanity, visit sciotohabitat.org, call 740-353-4993 or email sciotohabitat@gmail.com.


Wayne Allen may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 208, or wallen@heartlandpublications.com.

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