Steve BoehmeOne of the most frustrating things gardeners face here in southern Ohio is clay soil. Hard and gooey. Glue in spring, brick in summer. For some reason, weeds don’t have a problem growing in it, but vegetable plants, fruits and landscape ornamentals hate it. Not to mention how it sticks to your shoes and tools, making any garden task a chore.You can improve your soil dramatically by mixing in organic ingredients like mushroom compost, peat moss, or potting soil. Plants breathe through their roots, so the lighter and fluffier your soil the better plants grow. The spongy soil allows plants to breathe, making it easier for roots to spread and water to reach the roots instead of running off.
Scioto Tech is on the cutting edge of connecting students to their futures through relevant career technical education programs. Partnering with business and industry, Scioto Tech designs and delivers programs that are results-driven and demonstrate a positive return on investment. Scioto Tech programs provide students with the education and training necessary to be highly competitive in the labor market.
The American Red Cross recently launched a vehicle donation program with Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) that converts unneeded vehicles into Red Cross donations to help those in need. The program with IAA’s Donation Division is available to supporters in all 50 states.“People may think their old vehicle is worthless but the donation could be priceless to someone in need of Red Cross services,” said Debbie Smith Red Cross Representative. “This program turns cl...
Just imagine downtown Portsmouth with each building beautifully restored, filled with successful businesses, and overflowing with people. In 2013, that was the exact scene happening in the downtown area. Over a 12 month period, 9 new businesses opened and 1 business expanded, downtown was flourishing and people were shopping. Main Street Portsmouth completed 39 downtown promotional events, 5 of those were brand new events. Of the 39 promotional events our Farmer’s Market is the longest ...
Efforts to create bike routes throughout the Portsmouth area began approximately a year ago when several local biking enthusiasts felt that timing was appropriate to reinitiate some work began by Shawnee Recreational Trail (SRT). SRT, a non-profit organization formed locally in 2006, had a vision to build a bicycle route from the West Side to Portsmouth. Although the project gained traction, the group fell short in obtaining a grant. But the group did successfully secure approximately $45,000...
Incorporated in 1985, The Animal Welfare League is devoted to helping owners to improve the lives of their pets.We provide reduced spay/neuter services to low and fixed income households, with a total of 94 in 2013. Promoting Spay Day, which is held the last Tuesday of February each year, is another function of The League. This year Shawnee Animal Clinic, Wheelersburg Animal Clinic and Scioto Trail Animal Clinic plan to participate.Our yearly vaccination clinics are held...
The Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization, which was founded in 1976 and remains active in 2014 with 102 members. The society’s purpose is to collect and preserve historical records of Scioto County and to make available for use in genealogical research. History is not only found in text books but also in records stored in our communities. Researching family history in court houses, cemeteries, libraries, family members and yes even the keyb...
By: Kaitlyn Thompson, community outreach coordinatorDonatos and the local Donate Life affiliate, Lifeline of Ohio, announced a promotional partnership on February 11, 2014 to register organ, eye and tissue donors in Ohio. Donatos CEO Jane Grote Abell, associate and donor sister Kanisha Dumas and Lifeline of Ohio CEO Kent Holloway invited customers and the community to learn about the power everyone has to donate life as a donor at an event to kick off the partnership in Columbus, O...
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