Donate Life Month Spring showers in blue and green this April for National Donate Life Month! The month-long annual observance honors those everyday heroes who say yes to organ, eye and tissue donation.
Support the power of donation by getting creative with blue and green.
Join me in drawing attention to the need for organ and tissue donors by wearing the blue and green colors of Donate Life for National Blue and Green Day on Friday, April 19. The initiati...
Biennial STIP Meetings Scheduled The public review and comment period for the 2014-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) will get under way next week as the Ohio Department of Transportation hosts a series of meetings in April.
Identifying maintenance and capacity needs for highways and other transportation-related projects, the STIP is a biennially updated list of transportation improvement projects that are under consideration for some phase of impleme...
Community Leader To Be Recognized Plans are underway for the Tecumseh District Leadership Dinner presented by the Simon Kenton Council, Boy Scouts of America. Now in its thirty-third year, the dinner is one of the longest running fund raising events in the Portsmouth area. Scheduled for April 23rd at the SODEXO Ballroom on the campus of Shawnee State University, the dinner is sponsored by the Glockner Family of Dealerships. All proceeds benefit the Scouting programs in Simon ...
Big Sandy to open a home furnishings superstore Big Sandy Superstore has announced plans to expand into the Lancaster, Ohio market with a 50,000 square foot home furnishings superstore in 2013. This will be the newest location for the Furniture, Appliance, HDTV and Mattress retailer, currently operating stores in Southern Ohio, Southeastern Kentucky and West Virginia.
“We felt led to the opportunity in Lancaster”, said Robert Vanhoose, CEO of Big Sandy Superstore. “It is a market much li...
Green Elementary Preschool and Kindergarten Registration The Green Elementary Preschool and Kindergarten Registration will be held April 11 from 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and April 12 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Required documents include birth certificate, social security card, immunization record, proof of residence, custody documents and income statement.
County roof project may be done this week Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Mike Crabtree, Chairman of the Scioto County Commissioners said on Tuesday the roof project on the county courthouse could be done as soon as next week.
He also said possible first steps in the renovation of the fourth floor are also being explored.
When it comes to the roof Crabtree said, crews have found “a considerable amount of deterioration of the material underneath the rubber (on the roof).”
Kasich Announces Appointments To State Councils and Board Governor John R. Kasich announced the following appointments:
Raqueal A. Howard of Portsmouth (Scioto Co.) and Richard P. Broderick of Springfield (Clark Co.) have been appointed to the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice for terms beginning March 28, 2013, and ending October 31, 2015.
Susan H. Peet of Bowling Green (Wood Co.) has been appointed to the Early Childhood Advisory Council for a term beginning March 28, 2013, and ending at ...
Fire department to test Storm Warning siren The Porter Township Fire Department will begin testing their Storm Warning siren on the first Tuesday of each month during Tornado Season (April thru July) at 7:30 p.m. The test will consist of a three minute Solid Blast. For more information call the station at 574-6030.
New Southern Ohio Addiction Treatment Center Opens Doors with State Support Southern Ohio has been focused on attacking the epidemic of addiction to prescription drugs and heroin over the past several years. Since 2011, Governor John R. Kasich has made this battle a target of efforts by his administration. As a result, the Health Recovery Services (HRS) Southern Ohio Treatment Center will open in Jackson, Ohio, today. Jackson County, near the epicenter of this crisis of drug abuse, overdoses, and crime, is a logical ...
Area Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center Southern Ohio Medical Center
Amy Bertram of South Shore (Ky.), son
Jon and Sarah Ward of Piketon, son
Bethany Weber of Vanceburg (Ky.), daughter
Devin and Staci Ward of Minford, daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Loop of Portsmouth, daughter
Melissa Stiltner and Marlin Yates II of Wheelersburg, son
Joseph and Heather Reynolds of Minford, daughter
Brittany Richardson and Randy Borders of Wheelersb...
Death notices Fox
Wheelersburg- James Calvin Fox, 85, of Wheelersburg, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Best Care Nursing Home. Services were held at the Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene on Monday, April 1, 2013.
West Portsmouth- Charles Robert “Bob” Jones, 85, of West Portsmouth, died Sunday March 31, 2013 at SOMC Hospice. Services were held Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. David Young officiating.
Family Caregiver Support Group to meet The Scioto County Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group is a peer support group for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
The group provides an opportunity to discuss caregiving challenges and share helpful tips, while receiving support from others who are in similar situations.
The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the United Scioto Senior Activit...
Visually Literate High School Art Show to Open in April On Thursday, April 11, the annual “Visually Literate” High School Art Exhibition will open at the Southern Ohio Museum. 140 entries were submitted for judging to become part of the exhibition. There are 7 categories including: black & white drawing, color drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, utilitarian three dimensional work, and photography, graphic arts and digital media.
The judge for the show was Professor Lane Raiser, who teache...
Red Cross Blood Drives The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has scheduled the following blood drives during the month of April;
Mon. 8th – Paramount Beauty Academy (1745 – 11th Street, Portsmouth) – 10:00am to 3:00pm – Call 353-2436 to schedule an appointment.
- Piketon High School (1414 Piketon Road, Piketon) – 10:00am to 6:00pm – Call 740-289-2254 to schedule an appointment.
Wed. 10th – Minford High School (491 Bond Road, Minford) – 9:00a...
Scioto County Hepatitis rates take a dive Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Scioto Counties hepatitis cases as reported by the Portsmouth and Scioto County Health Departments have decreased dramatically in 2012 according to numbers recently released by the Ohio Department of Health.
“We’ve had a really drastic reduction in one years time, the reduction equates to about a 55 percent reduction,” said Lisa Roberts R.N./ Public Health Nurse with the Portsmouth City Health Department....
Women and Social Security By Tonie Garcia
Social Security District Manager in Portsmouth, OH
March is Women’s History Month.
The Social Security program treats all workers — men and women — exactly the same in terms of the benefits they can receive. But women may want to familiarize themselves with what the program means to them in their particular circumstances. Understanding the benefits may mean the difference between living more comfortably versus just getti...
Proehl Honored in Who’s Who Among Students for 2013 Erinn Proehl of Wheelersburg has received national recognition as an outstanding campus leader for 2013 by the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges® program. He is the son of Rev. Garry and Annette Proehl.
Proehl is one of a select group of 53 seniors from Olivet Nazarene University to accept this prestigious award. More than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated in nominating their...
Macdonald Named To President’s List Serena Louise Macdonald of Wheelersburg (Scioto County, OH) was named to the Miami University president’s list.
Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2012-13 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.
Miami University is a public university located in southwestern Ohio, offering more than 100 degree programs in human...
Portsmouth City Schools Accepting Preschool Applications Portsmouth City Schools will be accepting preschool applications for the 2013-2014 school year from April 3 through April 17. Registration for interested applicants for an upcoming play date also will be made.
Interested families should call 354-1849 for an application packet and to sign up for the play date which will be held in April.
Preschool classes are housed at East Portsmouth Elementary School in Sciotoville and at Portsmouth Elem...
McFarland satisfied with progress Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
With the snow and heavy rains earlier this week and a clogged downspout on the roof of the Scioto County Courthouse, the offices 4th District Court of Appeals Judge Matt McFarland’s were flooded.
As a result McFarland and his staff have set up a temporary office in the Courthouse Annex.
Also earlier this week McFarland turned to the commissioners for answers to this reoccurring problem. As a result the ...
Scioto County ranked Ohio’s unhealthiest Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
The 2013 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, A Healthier Nation, County by County, ranks Scioto County as Ohio’s unhealthiest county.
The annual report, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, examines every county in the United States and ranks them on a state level based on health outcomes and factors.
Scioto County ranks 88th for heal...
Local Students Make the Dean’s List at Miami University Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2012-2013 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.
Sarah R. Hardin of Seaman (Adams County, OH.)
Lauren Elaine Scott of Lucasville (Scioto County, OH.)
Weston Howard Craig of Portsmouth (Scioto County, OH.)
Stephanie Grace Chaffin of Wheelersburg (Scioto County, OH.)
Kirk named to Dean’s List Rebecca Kirk of Ironton, Ohio (45638), has been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean’s List.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degr...
Lyna Penwell Retires Lyna Penwell began working in the treasurer’s office in 1986 as a substitute secretary, and was hired as full time secretary that same year. Her job titles and duties changed over the many years in the treasurer’s office, but dedication to her job never wavered. After twenty-seven years with the Wheelersburg School District she is now retiring from the position of Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer, effective January 1, 2013.