Time to Plant Potatoes Now? Steve Boehme
Experienced gardeners plant two crops of potatoes, in late March and again after last frost. Potato plants can survive frost if they get a little protection, so it’s time to get ready for that first planting now. Potatoes will begin to grow as soon as the soil temperature has reached 45 degrees F. The soil should be evenly moist, but not wet or soggy. We recommend using peat moss to dry wet soil; simply till it into your potato...
Portsmouth Garden Club In several ceremonies Portsmouth Garden Club Portsmouth Garden Club
In several ceremonies Portsmouth Garden Club, represented by Alison Barrett, Vice President, made monetary gifts to local establishments engaged in the beautification of the Portsmouth area. In March Barrett presented $150.00 to Dottie Justus of the 1810 House to be used on 2013 activities. The 1810 House is located on Waller Street and seeks to preserve Portsmouth’s historic beginnings.
Earlier Barrett presented a ...
Local Students Receive Degrees at Miami University Fall Commencement Miami University awarded 934 degrees to students during fall commencement exercises Friday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Millett Hall.
Miami University is a public university located in southwestern Ohio, offering more than 100 degree programs in humanities, science, engineering, business, education and fine arts.
Students with more than one listing have earned additional degrees or honors.
Ryan Shane Caseman of Lucasville, OH (Pike County, OH) re...
IRS Releases the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2013 The Internal Revenue Service today issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.
The Dirty Dozen listing, compiled by the IRS each year, lists a variety of common scams taxpayers can encounter at any point during the year. But many of these schemes peak during filing season as ...
Congressman Johnson visits area Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Ohio’s 6th District Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) was in Portsmouth, Monday to meet with area officials and tour the new King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio. While in Portsmouth Johnson sat down for an exclusive interview with the Daily Times, to discuss issues facing Washington.
“Most of the stuff that’s going on in Washington, deals with our (United States) fiscal issues. The house (of represen...
Senate Democrats’ Budget Taxes, Spends, and Borrows Too Much from U.S. Senator Rob Portman
Washington’s runaway spending and massive deficits must be stopped. In the past five years, federal spending soared by nearly $600 billion, doubling the national debt. The total national debt now equals $140,000 for every American household, and is growing steeply.
Despite the Administration’s promises, the big increase in federal spending has not led to a strong economy. In fact, we’re living through the wea...
Teri Caudill Chosen as the FSA County Executive Director for the Scioto/Pike County Office State Executive Director for Ohio’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), Steve Maurer, would like to announce that Teri Caudill has been selected as the County Executive Director (CED) for the Scioto/Pike County FSA office. Teri will begin her new duties on March 25, 2013.
Teri began her career for the Scioto County FSA office as a Program Technician in 1986. She was responsible for multiple program areas including; Administrative, Automation, Tobacc...
And They’re Off! Cub Scouts from Scioto, Lawrence, Adams and Greenup counties along with their families and friends gathered Saturday, March 24th at the Portsmouth High School gym on Waller for the Tecumseh District Pinewood Derby. The 135 racers qualified for the District Derby at their Pack Derbies held during February and March. The top three finishers in each division advanced to the district event.
Tiger Cubs, first grade boys, finishing in the top 3 p...
3rd annual Dulcimer Festival scheduled The Rail City Dulcimer Society is hosting its 3rd annual Dulcimer Festival at Greenbo Lake State Park in Greenup, Ky. The festival will start at 6 pm on Thursday, April 4th, then Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th free Dulcimer Workshops will begin every hour from 9 am until noon. The entire afternoon will be filled with Dulcimer Music beginning at 1 pm until around 8 pm. Events will take place in the Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo Lake...
Death Notices Broughton Portsmouth—Donna Jean Broughton Death Notices
Portsmouth—Donna Jean Broughton, 52, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, March 25, 2013, at her home. Services were held Thursday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth with Rev. Howard Pruitt officiating.
Portsmouth—Lois Jean Campbell, 85, of Portsmouth, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at the SOMC - Emergency Room. Services were held Monday at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmou...
• Pleasant Valley Community of Christ • Pleasant Valley Community of Christ, 723 Sedan Crabtree Road, Lucasville will be holding services on Sunday, March 31 with Services starting at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School, Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. with Alvin Breech delivering the morning message on the theme “Christ Is Risen.”
• Berean Baptist Church, 5526 Winchester Ave. Sciotoville, Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Beginner Church (3 to 5 years olds) 10:40 a.m. Kids Church (first t...
Murals gets Rickey family endorsement for Bible Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Portsmouth Murals Inc. is in the process of collecting letters of support from across the community in its efforts to get a Bible formerly owned by Scioto County native Branch Rickey, donated to them.
Bob Morton, President of Portsmouth Murals Inc., believes they may have recently received a letter of support recently that will help sway the decision.
Thus far the group has received letters of support l...
ODOT Spaghetti Bowl project set to begin Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
The Ohio Department Of Transportation (ODOT) has awarded a $12 million contract to Complete General Construction, of Columbus to rehabilitate bridges on and resurface U.S. 52, S.R. 239, S.R. 73, S.R. 852 in West Portsmouth.
This project has been deemed the Spaghetti Bowl project by ODOT, because of the configuration of the highways.
The contractor has begun some preliminary preparation work on the roadw...
SSU appoints Simms Dean of Students Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Marcie Hatfield Simms has had the role of interim Dean of Students at Shawnee State University (SSU) since October. On Friday SSU officials announced Simms has been appointed to position.
The Dean of Students is responsible for the student judicial process. The position oversees several areas of student affairs, including career development, multicultural student affairs, student activities, and volunteer...
Scioto Foundation Progress The Scioto Foundation announces improvement in investments reports for 2012 and continuing progress in achieving goals set for its UCAN (University/College Access Network) initiative.
“The Scioto Foundation reports an ending market balance of approximately $24,565,560 as of December 31, 2012,” Executive Director Kimberly Cutlip has announced. “Contributions numbered 887 for last year and totaled over $968,000.
Four and a half years of dat...
Microsoft Word 2010 Level 1 Training Workshop Offered The Business Development Program of the Community Action Committee of Pike County, the Pike County Career Technology Center and the OSU Small Business Development Center are offering an all-day Microsoft Office Word 2010 Level 1 Training Workshop on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the OSU Endeavor Center in Piketon, Ohio. This is a hands-on course that teaches participants how to create and edit basic documents, ...
New Boston Homemakers The New Boston Homemakers met at the New Boston Community Center on March 14 with seven members present.
The pledge to the flag was given by Dolores Lightner and the creed was given by Vicki Riepenhoff.
In the absence of the secretary, the secretary and treasurers reports were given by Janice Tomlin.
The president gave a short report on the council meeting.
Janice Tomlin, gave devotions “Sight and Sounds of Spring” by Frankie Davis Av...
Ohio University reports decrease in student high risk drinking behavior Over the past six years, Ohio University has seen a consistent reduction in high risk drinking behavior by an overall 15 percent, according to a 2013 survey from the Division of Student Affairs. The current survey indicates high risk drinking behaviors at 63 percent versus 78 percent in 2007.
The Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) survey is administered every other year by the area of Health Promotion in the Campus Involvement Center, as part of ...
Otway Youth Rally The Otway Youth Rally was held March 4, 2013. There were 132
in attendance. The Attendance Banner was awarded to
Rehoboth Mission and the Faithful Attendace Banner was
presented to White Oak.
Rocky Fork Community Church, Ricky Gambill, Dylan
Essman,Carter Essman,Jaxon Powell,first
Mt. Joy,Valerie Eury,second.
Lombardsville A, Carley McGlone, McKenzie Seals, third.
Lombardsville.Dalton Pertuset, Tr...
Prescribed Burn to Sustain Oak-Hickory Forest Ecosystem and Improve Wildlife Habitat The USDA Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest, Ironton Ranger District are planning to conduct prescribed burning operations within the next two months. Depending on weather conditions, the district anticipates conditions may be favorable for prescribed burning operations during the period of March 18th through May 30th 2013. Areas include;
Youngs Branch Prescribed Burn
Size: Approximately 480 acres
Location: Lawrence and Scioto Count...
Hardwood Heroes Celebrity Basketball game set Ha
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) is currently making plans to celebrate and educate as part of National Developmental Disabilities month. Players and celebrities are gearing up to match off during the Hardwood Heroes Celebrity Basketball game.
“Each year our Special Olympics committee works hard to make our Celebrity Basketball game an exciting opportunity for our community to take part,” said Julie Monroe,...
Fabulous Friday Conference scheduled for child care providers Shawnee State University has scheduled another “Fabulous Friday” for child care providers and early childhood educators from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5.
Dr. William Mosier, author and professor of Early Childhood Education at Wright State University, is the keynote speaker opening the conference at 8:30 a.m.
Mosier is a licensed marriage and family therapist, director of the Center for the Study of Child Development, and an or...