Time to Plant Sweet Potatoes Steve Boehme
Now that the unseasonably cool spring weather is behind us, it’s time to get your sweet potatoes started. Sweet potatoes need a long season of sunny days to mature, so you need to them into the ground by early June.
In the same plant family as morning glories, sweet potatoes won’t forgive you for letting them get cold. They need warm soil, so now is the time to prepare your garden for these delicious tubers. You’ll need to ma...
May recognized as Asthma Awareness Month The month of May is recognized as Asthma Awareness Month, drawing attention to the more than 25 million people in the United States– including more than 7 million children – who suffer from asthma.
Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can be worsened by factors such as allergies, respiratory infections and exposure to environmental toxins. Although asthma can start at any age, it is the third leading cause of hospitalization among children...
Fluor-B&W Employees Surpass 3 Million Hours Without Lost Time Injury PIKETON, Ohio — Employees of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth LLC, the primary contractor for cleanup operations at the former uranium enrichment facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth Site, have surpassed 3 million work hours without a lost-time injury, the company announced recently.
The safety milestone was reached despite a challenging winter with plenty of ice and snow at the end of April during ramp-up of field work..
DOE Public Meeting May 23 The U.S. Department of Energy invites area community members to a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Waverly High School, 1 Tiger Drive, Waverly. The event is an update on the environmental cleanup of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant .
“Attendees will be welcomed by a DOE representative, and will be able to talk one-on-one with site leadership and subject matter experts on a variety of activities related to the site,” said K...
Fourth District Court of Appeals to convene The Fourth District Court of Appeals will convene on Thursday, May 23 at 9:30 a.m. in the Scioto County Court of Appeals Courtroom, Scioto County Courthouse in Portsmouth to consider appeals from Scioto County. Cases will be argued before Presiding Judge McFarland and Judges Harsha and Abele.
Counseling Center adds Compass Health If you ask Gina Collinsworth to explain the programs and services offered through the Counseling Center, be prepared to be amazed. Collinsworth, director of Community Relations for the Counseling Center, along with Occupational Therapist Barb Warnock, were guest speakers at the regular meeting of the Kiwanis Cub of Portsmouth on May 8.
“We believe in all encompassing care, which includes mind, body and soul. And at our new Compass Community...
Celebrity Chef Dinner and Auction “South of the Border”: On Wednesday, May 29th from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, The Counseling Center will host the 5th Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner and Auction “South of the Border.” The evening will include a fiesta-flavored dinner buffet catered by Toro Loco, with tapas appetizers, and 10 different varieties of desserts prepared by our Celebrity Chefs, who consist of community members, bakery chefs, educators, business professionals and a local, prize winning team from Th...
Chell graduated from basic training Air Force Airman Jennifer N. Chell graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Commun...
31st Annual Senior Citizens Art Show in May! Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging District 7
It’s hard to believe it is already May! Our Agency loves a lot of things about May, especially the observance of Older Americans Month and the opportunity to host our annual Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) Senior Citizens Art Show!
For those not familiar with our Art Show, this year marks 31 years for this fun and popular event that we have the privilege of hosti...
Area Residents Make the Spring 2013 Dean’s List at Marietta College The following local residents made the Spring 2013 Dean’s List at Marietta (Ohio) College.
Morgan Massaro ‘16 is majoring in Psychology and is a resident of Caldwell, OH.
Morgan Otto ‘15 is majoring in Studio Art and is a resident of Caldwell, OH.
Robert Schehl ‘13 is majoring in Graphic Design and is a resident of Caldwell, OH.
Joseph Unger ‘14 is majoring in Petroleum Engineering and is a resident of Ironton, OH.
Zachary Utley ‘14...
Community Leaders Needed for Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Interested in being trained to help your community better manage their chronic disease conditions? The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) is looking for community leaders to assist with facilitating its Chronic Disease Self-Management Class. Community, or lay, leaders will continue to support the classes in their individual communities after they complete training through the AAA7. An upcoming training is scheduled in Wheelersburg in June...
Trustees’ Award presented at Celebration of Scholarship The SSU Board of Trustees has established a Trustees’ Award as part of the Shawnee State University Celebration of Scholarship. The award goes to an outstanding student, based on research that is investigative, project-based, inquiry-based, open-minded and/or exploratory.
The 2013 winners of the Trustee Award are Elijah Gerlach and Brandon Mays who presented “Protein Profiling of Bordetella Bronchiseptica to Identify Attachment Capabilities...
Church News * Lucasville Community of Christ, Thomas Hollow Rd., will begin their services on May 18 with a few minutes of fellowship, followed with Sunday School at 9:45 am.
Worship Service with Elder Carolyn Crabtree presiding, starts at 10:30 a.m. The Theme for Sunday is “Come Holy Spirit” with Elder Lenora Webb bringing the Morning Message. Wednesday Evening Service - 6:00 p.m., “Adult Night Out” - Monday May 19 at 5:30 p.m.
• Bonser Run Christia...
Williams Appointed to SSU Board of Trustees Governor John Kasich has appointed Scott R. Williams, of Dublin, to the Shawnee State University Board of Trustees for a nine-year term beginning May 3 and ending June 30, 2021.
Williams is director of governmental affairs with the Ohio Association of Realtors, a position he has held for the past ten years. A native of Adams County, Williams says that he is looking forward to being a part of the future of Shawnee State University.
Death Notices Craig
North Moreland- Edna Jewel Craig, 93, of North Moreland, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Heartland of Portsmouth. Service were held Monday at the Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville with Rev. Jim Benner officiating.
Portsmouth-Ollie A. Davis,53, of Portsmouth, died Monday May 6,2013
at her residence. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Wheelersburg-David Jackson “Jack” Hall, 75, of Wheeler...
Northwest High School Alumni Association The next meeting will be held Tuesday May 14, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the conference room at the high school.
The agenda for this meeting will be:
Secretary & Treasurers Report
Finalization of plans for the Alumni Banquet to be held July 13, 2013
NHSAA Scholarship Gift Brick Project
If you have any questions or items of business to add to the agenda please e-mail the officers at nort...
KDMC numbers continue to rise King’s Daughters Medical Center President and CEO Fred Jackson said the continual growth of services offered in their more than 50 facilities, including their new KDMC Ohio hospital, is due to the quality and advanced medical treatments provided.
“We are proud to have the latest technology and the most advanced professionals working to make our services some of the best in the nation,” Jackson shared. “In our new hospital here in Portsmouth...
Two Easy Steps Discourage Deer Steve Boehme
Deer and rabbit damage to plants is such a problem for most of us that we’ve almost given up trying to plant home gardens, landscapes and orchards. Short of surrounding our yards with ten-foot fences, no deer deterrent seems to work for long. According to the U.S. government, “… there is no single product or device that will provide consistent long term plant protection from animal browsing damage.” , we’ve found this to be tru...
Kiwanis playground closed, until further notice Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
The city of Portsmouth Service Department in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of Portsmouth has closed the playground in Tracy Park, until further notice due to a number of issues with the structure including sharp edges.
In March a sizeable tree that surrounded the structure, came up by its roots and smashed a large portion of it.
“It really should have been closed off the day the tree fell. We don’t ...
Glenwood High School Graduates Glenwood High School Graduation is Friday, May 24, 2013 - 7:00 p.m. at the New Boston Municipal Stadium
Salutatorian is Audriana McKayla Lindamood
Valedictorian is Sara LeeAnna Adkins
Speaker is Michael R. Smith, Class of 1975
Senior Class Roll 2013
Sara LeeAnna Adkins Audriana McKayla Lindamood
Morgan Nicole Basham Katherine Lynn Meehan
Hannah Brook Bender Matthew Anthony Mohr
Subrina Chevelle Bentley Nicole Marie Moore
IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants The Internal Revenue Service is accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.
Applications will be accepted only through Grants.gov until May 31, 2013. Previous grant recipients will have the option to apply for up to three years of annual funding which would reduce the amoun...
Community health improvement plan proposed Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
A draft of the 2013 Scioto County, Ohio Community Health Improvement Plan has been sent to the membership of the Scioto County Health Coalition for consideration and revision. The coalition meets on Friday and made final revisions to this years plan.
“We have our community need assessments, the health department did one. SOMC (Southern Ohio Medical Center) did one on their own, KDMC (King’s Daughters Medi...
Dean’s Awards presented at Celebration of Scholarship Awards were presented at the ninth annual Celebration of Scholarship at Shawnee State University. The celebration is a special opportunity for students to showcase academic, creative and research projects.
Five $100 awards were presented to students in the College of Arts & Sciences and five $100 awards were presented to students in the College of Professional Studies for outstanding research papers and/or projects.
“We believe that the o...
Engineer gets $800,000 for guardrail project Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman has received $800,000 in grants to install guardrails along county roadways this summer.
“This is a project we applied for last year for funds in 2018, we go notified in January the project moved up to this year. It is a $300,000 grant,” Opperman said.
He said the grant will cover the installation of guardrails in Valley and Jefferson Townships.
“We are going to b...