Group donates to food pantries The Catholic Ladies of Columbia offers $200 to their councils yearly. This year local council #162 voted to divide the money equally to St. Mary and St. Monica Food Pantries.
The public, including men are invited to join the group, meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Golden Corral in New Boston.
Spriggs becomes state champion Conor Spriggs, 6 is the son of David and Bethaney Spriggs of Xenia, Ohio, Grandson of Alice and Pat Spriggs of Portsmouth.
Conor was the Mens state champion March 23-24, 2013 at Gahanna-Lincon High School on Columbus. Making it to the state championships is a great honor in the first place, so to perform at a high level, as such an important meet is fantastic.
Connor is the reigning state champion in the vault. He also metaled in all the ...
OLBH Free Bicycle Safety Camp May 14 May is National Bicycle Safety Month and Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH), in conjunction with Tri-State Pediatrics, Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte and the Ashland Cycling Enthusiasts, will celebrate by hosting the 15th annual OLBH Bicycle Safety Camp Tuesday, May 14 from 6 to 8 p.m., with registration and minor bike repair beginning at 5:30 p.m.
The free camp for children ages 5-12 takes place at the Community Presbyteri...
Three County Regional Meeting Lake White Club was venue for Region 10 Garden Clubs from three counties Three County Regional Meeting
Lake White Club was venue for Region 10 Garden Clubs from three counties, Scioto, Pike and Lawrence, for a Spring Regional meeting on April 18. Members participated in a beautiful flower show entitled “East Meets West”. Best of Show Ribbon was awarded to Carolyn Wilcox and the Award of Distinction was won by Diane Reese. Faye McGinnis was the flower show judge.
Bees are very important to gardeners and Beekeep...
Grant aids in teaching anti-choking techniques In an emergency, it is not only important to react quickly, but also to respond correctly to the needs at hand. The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD), through a grant from the Walmart Foundation, will be able to learn proper response when choking occurs.
“We received a $250 grant from the Walmart Foundation to purchase the ActFast® AntiChoking Trainer. This device allows trainees hands-on education to ensure that we ...
Bible quiz playoff scheduled at Northwest High School Quiz teams from 28 churches have been involved in Bible quizzes in four locations during the winter. Top teams from all four locations will participate Friday, May 10 in an Olympic Quiz playoff at the Northwest High School Gymnasium (located on Mohawk Drive off State Route 348 between Otway and Lucasville). Winning teams will receive trophies and members will receive gold, silver or bronze medals.
Activities will start at 7:30 p.m. with sin...
Otway Youth Rally The Otway Youth Raily was held Apri! 1, 2013-There were 148 present. The Attendance banner was awarded to Faith Fellowship, and the Faithful Attendance banner was presented to White Oak.
Lombardsville, first, Alex DeemerJrent Deemer,Dalton Pertuset
Mt. Joy- second, Valerie Eury.Lynn Tackett
Rocky Fork Community- third,Dylan Essman, Carter Essman, Ricky
Gambill, Jaxon Powell
Rehoboth Mission-first,Ariel ...
Recorder to bring records online Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
When Gail Alley was campaigning to become Scioto County Recorder she said she would look into the possibility of bringing the offices records online. On Tuesday the commissioners signed a contract with Fidlar Technologies that would help the office achieve this goal.
“This will allow us to upgrade our systems that have not been upgraded since 2005. We are going to get new hardware and software. We are goi...
• Rosemount Nazarene Church • Rosemount Nazarene Church, 1422 Rosemount Road will hold Revival services on April 28th with Rev. Wayne McLaughlin, Services will be held at 10:45 a.m. with Sunday evening services starting at 6 p.m.
• Rosemount Community Church, 1313 Rosemount Road will be having a youth rally on April 27th at 7 p.m. with speaker Pastor Rob and featuring the group The Aftermath.
• White Gravel Community Church, 4979 White Gravel Road, Minford will hold...
Colorful Daylilies Are Tough As Nails Steve Boehme
Daylilies are such a popular perennial we often take them for granted. We’ve all seen colonies of orange “ditch lilies”, also called “tiger lilies”, growing by the roadsides, but today’s daylilies have become very exotic with stunning colors, ruffled petals and complicated bloom shapes.
Daylilies get their name from the fact that each flower bud will bloom for one day and then wither. Healthy plants have many buds on each sta...
CAO responds to LSSWMD suit Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
The Ironton Lawrence County Community Action Organization (CAO) on Friday responded to the claim filed in Lawrence County Common Please Court against them by the Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District (LSSWMD).
In November of 2012 LSSWMD cut ties with CAO and became employees of Scioto County.
In the transition, a dispute arose between the agencies regarding the ownership of vehicles formerly o...
April Board Meeting Notes The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Thursday, April 18 at STAR, Inc. As routine business, the Board approved the minutes from the March Board meeting, the March Ethics Committee meeting and the April Personnel Committee meeting, and approved the expenses. Additionally, they accepted the Superintendent’s report, the program reports and the reports from four committees. The Board also approved two direct service contracts ...
Area Residents earn awards at Marietta’s annual Spring Convocation he following local residents received a special award during the annual Spring Convocation at Marietta (Ohio) College.
Zachary Utley ‘14 of Lucasville, OH, received the Bert T. Glaze Scholarship Fund
Jeffrey Lucas ‘14 of Ironton, OH, received the Ohio Space Grant Consortium
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Musking...
MyOwn Apps a gateway to mobile consumers Common Staff Report
The Community Common is opening new doors to its advertisers, their current customers and a whole world of new ones, all with the stroke of a fingertip.
Through MyOwn Apps, a new high-tech advertising venue that offers advertisers a way to reach on-the-go consumers looking for information fast and in the palm of their hand.
With the help of mobile experts at Civitas Media, the Community Common parent company, a buffe...
ODOT announces $20 million in area projects Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
This week is Work Zone Safety Week and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) used this opportunity to remind area motorists to remain safe and announced upcoming projects.
ODOT District 9 held an event with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet last week to promote work zone safety week and to announce upcoming projects.
“The national work zone safety week message is, we’re all in this together. Oh...
Memorial Day Association Events The Scioto County Memorial Day Association President Paul Claxon would like to announce the 145th Memorial Day services in Portsmouth, Ohio on Monday, May 27th 2013.
The following Memorial Services are scheduled as follows.
8:30 a.m.High School floats line up for judging on 10th Street (Enter 10th St. from Gay Street).
9:00 a.m.POW-MIA Memorial Services at Tracy Park.
9:00 a.m.Parade line up at Tracy Park.
10:00 a.m.Memorial Day Par...
Local Artist Book Signing and Reading at BAC Boneyfiddle Arts Center will be hosting a book signing and reading by local
author, Douglas Roberts, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Originally
published as an e-book in June 2011, The Man who Fooled SAVAK, went into print
when the movie, Argo, became popular. This novel, a suspenseful romance, was
inspired by true events from his U.S. Army experience in Iran.
Boneyfiddle Arts Center is located at 546 Second Street in Por...
Lucasville air base gets a new helicopter Wayne Allen
PDT Staff Writer
The Healthnet 4 / Medflight 7 air base located at 7106 Big Bear Creek Road in Lucasville recently received a new and larger helicopter to serve the air medical needs of the community.
“The new ride we got is an American Eurocopter EC130. It’s got all of the latest bells and whistles on it and it’s been in service for almost two weeks now,” said Jeff Hall, a flight paramedic with Healthnet 4 / Medflight 7 for...
Summer Time Shouldn’t be Hungry Time Help Feed Hungry Kids through USDA’s Summer Food Service Program By Kevin Concannon, USDA Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services
In the midst of winter/spring, it can be easy to forget those long, hot days of June, July, and August. Even so, now is the time to start applying and planning to feed hungry children when the school year ends.
More than 21 million children in the country receive free and reduced price meals during the school year, but when summer rolls around, only about 1...
Kiwanis Objects play important role in community cohesion Can you recite the six Kiwanis Objects? If so, can you share examples of how you put those objects into practice? A visit from Division 9 Lt. Gov. Robert Lindsey helped those in attendance at the April 10 Kiwanis meeting reflect on their own practices.
“The Objects of Kiwanis were approved by Kiwanis club delegates in 1929. They’re so powerful in their meaning that even over the decades, they have never been revised,” said Lindsey.
ODNR Awards more than $574,000 to 24 Communities for Marine Patrols Twenty-four Ohio communities will receive a total of $574,711 in from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) to support local marine patrol units. These assistance funds provided by the ODNR Division of Watercraft represent a continued effort to keep Ohio waterways safe and enhance recreational boating experiences. The 2013 Marine Patrol Assistance Grants will help local law enforcement agencies provide emergency response to boating-...
Do You Have What It Takes? “Receiving your April Showers” Marcia Harris
Your pleasant reminder for today is that April showers bring May flowers. I wonder what will your April showers bring you in the month of May? Showers provide moisture, freshness, and a stimulus for growth and may come in various patterns. They may be warm, cold, heavy, or light.
You may wonder, what does this all mean? The showers in your life represent activities or actions which may add or take away value in your life. Yo...
Ohio Homeland Security reminds the public to be aware COLUMBUS – In response to the tragic events at the Boston Marathon, officials from Ohio Homeland Security and the state’s three fusion centers located in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati are working closely with federal authorities and monitoring the situation as it unfolds. If information becomes available that could affect the safety and security of Ohio, it will be shared with state and local authorities, as well as the general public an...