Easter Egg Hunt planned for March 30th The Kiwanis Club of Lucasville will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 2 through 12 on Saturday, March 30th. The Egg Hunt will be held on the grounds of Valley Elementary School off Route 728 near Lucasville. Over three thousand eggs filled with candy or prizes will be hidden and there is NO charge for the egg hunt. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. The children will be divided up into age groups and the Hunt will begin at 11:00 ...
Commissioners endorse third street closure Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
On Thursday the Scioto County Commissioners signed a letter of support, calling for the closure of third street in the city of Portsmouth for Shawnee State University (SSU).
The letter addressed to Portsmouth Mayor David Malone states, “as friends of Shawnee State University, we are writing to ask you and members of City Council to support the closing of Third Street between Gay and Waller so that the uni...
Go Social Security! Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day by going paperless By Tonie Garcia
Social Security District Manager in Portsmouth, OH
With St. Patrick’s Day at its heart, March is a very green month. People celebrating the luck of the Irish wear green clothing, drink green beverages, and can even be found enjoying a shamrock milkshake from time to time.
We’d like to encourage you to go green in another way, too. Being environmentally friendly isn’t an elusive pot of gold at the end of some rainbow — it...
Opperman; covered bridge is going to get funded Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman, and others have been working for months on efforts to restore the Otway Covered Bridge. In an exclusive interview with the Times, Opperman said the project will get funded but to what extent is still unknown.
In August of 2012 a federal grant of $285,025 was awarded to fund needed repairs and upgrades to the Otway Covered Bridge. In order to receive the funding $70,0...
Medical Malpractice Reform: An Ohio Success, A National Imperative U.S. Senator Rob Portman
All eyes were on Washington this week as Congress and the President debated taxes and spending. The nation’s trillion-dollar deficits and record debt are at dangerous levels and Washington needs to do much more to get our fiscal house in order.
As this debate continues, very few lawmakers are mentioning an important reform proposal that the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and the bipartisan Bowles-Si...
2013 Civic Forum spelling bee By successfully spelling papoose and cardiac Nate Marcum of Wheelersburg Middle School won the 62nd Civic Forum spelling bee held at the SOMC Friends Center on the evening of March 2. The event started at 7pm with twenty-eight contestants and did not end until 9 pm when the four finalists were 1st Nate Marcum, 2nd Doug Bryant of Minford Middle School, 3rd Luke Bradley of Bloom Vernon Elem and 4th Brianna Arnett of Minford Middle School.
Clay Local Board of Education At its regular meeting held on February 21, the Clay Local Board of Education acted on the following measures;
- Approved minutes of the January meeting.
- Accepted the financial reports.
- Approved an updated five-year forecast.
- Heard reports from principals Tony Pigtiet and Todd Warnock,
• Employed substitute teachers.
- Accepted resignations for the purpose of retirement from two teachers and
accepted a resignation from a s...
Classical Pianist Stewart Goodyear returns to Vern Riffe Center Shawnee State University and the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association with the support of the Ohio Arts Council present classical pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear, a rising star among Canadian artists. He will be performing at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21.
Goodyear is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Julliard School of Music. He has performed with top-tier orchestras thro...
Boating Safety Education Course Offered in Franklin Furnace The Ohio Boating Education Course will be offered March 16, 2013 at The Scioto County Field Office in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft. The fee for the course is $5 which covers the cost of course materials. Interested persons may register to take the course by calling 740-353-7668.
The Ohio Boating Education Course covers a variety of boating topics such as the navigation ...
Lute-La Framboise announce wedding Kendra Lute and Jeremiah La Framboise were married on Feb. 1, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. in a small intimate ceremony at Church of Christ on Coles Boulevard. The bride is a graduate of Portsmouth West High School and Scioto County Career Technical Center in cosmetology. Kendra is the only daughter of Ken and Sherry Lute of West Portsmouth. The groom is a graduate of Wheelersburg High School, and is now serving as a Cav. Scout in the U.S. Army. Jeremi...
Southern Ohio Social Work Association and Health Care Alliance meeting The Southern Ohio Social Work Association and Health Care Alliance held its February meeting on February 15th at Heartland of Portsmouth with Dr. Peace Jessa as the events main speaker. Old business, a thank you went out to all of the groups members that attended the monthly meeting in January at the South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
The groups next meeting is scheduled for March 15th at SOMC Hospice.
“Youthful Visions” Exhibit at the Portsmouth Public Library In celebration of Youth Art Month, the Local History Department of the Portsmouth Public Library will once again display “Youthful Visions”, an exhibit of artwork created by Scioto County High School art students. The display consists of both 2 and 3 dimensional work in a variety of media. During the exhibit, bookmarks designed by the students will be available to library patrons.
The exhibit will be displayed from March 1 through March 28 ...
Area Agency on Aging Recruiting Volunteers Looking for an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of others? If so, the Area Agency on Aging District 7, Inc. (AAA7) has an opportunity for you or someone you know who may be interested in helping provide a voice for residents in long-term care nursing facilities.
Through the AAA7’s Volunteer Ombudsman Program, these special helpers visit nursing home residents on a regular basis to provide them with a link to the outside wo...
SSU photographer to study in Germany Janine Grey, photography major at Shawnee State University, will begin studying at the Ludwigsburg University of Education, a sister-university to SSU, later this semester.
Grey received a 1600-euro (about $2000) scholarship known as the Baden-Wuttenberg Stipendium, which will cover her dorm and visa expenses.
“I want to go into photojournalism and work internationally,” Grey said.
Grey was inspired to study abroad after taking a 10-day...
Portsmouth Area Arts Council Seeks Nominations for Arts Awards Event The Portsmouth Area Arts Council will add an exciting new event to the Portsmouth scene in 2013 when it hosts “A Town and Its Artists: Awards for Artistic and Creative Excellence” on June 8 at Shawnee State University’s Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. The festive evening will pay tribute to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the Portsmouth community over time.
PAAC invites area residents and groups to ...
Darrell says teamwork makes all the difference When it comes to matters of the heart, Dr. John Darrell, cardiothoracic surgeon at Southern Ohio Medical Center, says it takes a team to provide excellent care. Darrell, who has been in the Portsmouth area for a little over a year, shared information on how a few of the many procedures offered by the SOMC Heart Team has saved thousands of lives.
“We have an excellent team at SOMC. I have only been a physician in the area for a little over a...
SOMC holding March 12 mental health in-service Southern Ohio Medical Center will be holding a mental health in-service on March 12 at 1:00 p.m. in the Gibson Building, located on SOMC’s East Campus.
The in-service will cover the topic of “Dementia with Behavioral Disturbances.” The featured speaker is Melissa Dever from the Alzheimer’s Association.
Space is limited, so individuals planning to attend are asked to RSVP by contacting Erica Kegley at 740-356-6845 or by email at KegleyE@so...
Griffith graduates from basic training Army National Guard Pvt. Colbie Griffith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map read...
Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465 2012 Longevity Award Recipients Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465 held its’ Longevity Awards Night for 2012 on the evening of Saturday, December 8that the Lucasville Masonic Lodge. Awards were given to the Brethren who have been a member of the Lodge for 50 or more years in five year increments. Those receiving awards were Philip Carver and Harry McGiffin received 50 year awards. Nelson Bellar, Ralph Bradshaw, Estle Stall, and George Zaler received 60 year awards. Charles Fl...
21st Century Learning Center Program enriches local youth Shawnee State University Outreach Services is helping middle school students by offering 21st Century Learning Center Programs to 10 participating schools.
The 21st Century LCP provides a safe place for homework centers, intensive mentoring in basic skills, drug and violence prevention counseling, and helps middle school students prepare for college preparatory courses in high school.
Several programs are available for LCP participants:
Binder Portsmouth—Violet R Binder
Portsmouth—Violet R. Binder, 87, of Portsmouth, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at her daughter’s residence. Services were Thursday, March 7, 2013 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with John Baker officiating.
Portsmouth—Alma A. Canary, age 95, formerly of Portsmouth, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at the Walnut Creek Nursing Center in Dayton. Services were held on Friday at the Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville with ...
Southern Ohio Medical Center February 10 Shane and Becky Montgomery of West Portsmouth Southern Ohio Medical Center
Shane and Becky Montgomery of West Portsmouth, son
Sherman and Billie Smith of South Webster, son
Tim Smith and Heather Smith of McDermott, son
Aaron and Tracie Kuhner of Portsmouth, daughter
Cheryel Miller of Garrison (Ky.), daughter
Megan Ferrell and Rodney Hatch of Wheelersburg, son
Christopher Wolfe and Megan Tracey of Portsmouth, daughter
Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth Pancake Festival The Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth is set to host it’s annual Pancake Festival on Wednesday, April 17 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Friends Community Center, 1202 18th Street in Portsmouth. Tickets are $5 each (all you can eat pancakes) and can be purchased from any Kiwanis member or at the door.