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...
Fluor-B&W Summer Internship Application Deadline March 31 Fluor-B&W is offering paid internships to area students for the summer.
“Our internship program provides an exciting opportunity to spend a summer working with a team of experienced professionals dedicated to the environmental remediation of the former PORTS site,” coordinator Todd Cron said.
“Our organization strongly believes that internships are an important resource for students, which provides them with invaluable work experience as ...
St. Patrick’s Is Onion Day Steve Boehme
It seems too early to be vegetable gardening, but experienced gardeners have their onions in the ground by St. Patrick’s Day. Onions and shamrocks are perfect together! In order to get fat onion bulbs, you need to grow big healthy tops before the days get long. That’s when the plants switch from growing foliage to storing food in the bulbs, so planting too late means puny bulbs at harvest time.
The easiest way to grow onions ...
DAR Good Citizen’s Essay Winner The DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of Dependability- which includes truthfulness, loyalty, punctuality; Service – which includes cooperation, courtesy, consideration of others; Leadership – which includes personality, self-control, ability to assume leadership; Patriotism – which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community, and nation, to an outstanding degree. The school faculty chooses the student which best represent...
Community Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled Edgewood Manor will be hosting it’s annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on March 29 at Northwest Middle School starting at 2 p.m. The egg hunt will feature three fields for various age ranges from 0-10 years old.
Portsmouth Bypass closer to reality Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
On Thursday, March 7 a meeting was held with area officials and the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) about the proposed Portsmouth Bypass (Ohio 823). According to ODOT officials the meeting was held to update community leaders about on going efforts to make the bypass a reality.
“What they discussion was, right now the bypass is estimated to cost $500 million to construct. They (ODOT) have about $...
Feeding Kids with Every Step The Community Action Organization of Scioto County held the First Annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K race, walk, and ride on Saturday March 16. The Event started and ended at the Scioto County Welcome Center. The racecourse included a trek along the Murals on the floodwall as well as along the Ohio River.
“We’re thrilled with the turnout for our first year” commented Luanne Valentine, Director of Workforce Connections of Scioto County and event coo...
Fabulous Friday conference to cover early childhood education Shawnee State University Outreach Services will be offering a conference for child care providers and early childhood educators on Friday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
“Fabulous Friday” will feature a keynote speaker and numerous sessions for participants to learn about various aspects of child care and early childhood education careers.
Wright State University Professor of Early Childhood Education William Mosier, Ph.D. will be the k...
Spring Into Retirement By Tonie Garcia
Social Security District Manager in Portsmouth, OH
Here are a few important items about Social Security retirement benefits and how to apply for them.
When you work and pay Social Security taxes, you earn “credits” toward Social Security benefits. If you were born in 1929 or later, you need 40 credits (10 years of work) to qualify for retirement benefits.
We determine the amount of your benefit by both how long you wor...