Carney graduates from basic infantry training Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew A. Carney has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and...
Class of 1958 Reunion The Portsmouth High School Class of 1958 will hold its 55th reunion on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14, at Shawnee State Park Lodge, Route 125.
Class members will gather in the lodge ballroom on Friday night for an informal social hours and Italian dinner buffet at 6 p.m.
Saturday night’s schedule will include a social hour at 6 p.m. with a prime rib and chicken buffet dinner at 7 p.m. An informal program of remarks and reminisci...
Comment Period Open For Covered Bridge Restoration Project As part of the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9’s Planning & Engineering Department, the district’s Environmental Office is seeking public input on the following proposed restoration project in Scioto County.
Scioto County – SCI-TR573-Covered Bridge (PID: 93991) – The project calls for the restoration of the Otway Covered Bridge, which is situated over Scioto Brush Creek on Township Road 573 in the village of Otway. Constructi...
Bill Passes House to Honor Beloved Southern Ohioans State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) is pleased to announce the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 36, legislation that memorializes three important individuals from Southern Ohio.
House Bill 36 would name the bridge slated to replace the Ironton-Russell Bridge after Oakley C. Collins, a long-time public servant and former state legislator. Collins served in the Ohio Legislature for 37 years. He served as the chair and the ranki...
Remains of former jail to be removed Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
On Tuesday, the Scioto County Commissioners signed a contract with Southern Ohio Salvage & Contracting, Inc., of Ironton, Ohio to remove the remains of the former Scioto County Jail from the fourth floor of the courthouse. Crews are anticipated to get started as soon as next week.
“This is going to be done at no cost to the county. They (Southern Ohio Salvage & Contracting, Inc.) will take the bars down, ...
Bartlett graduates from basic training Air Force Airman Michael J. Bartlett 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 Comm...
Volunteer Coaches Needed for Falls Management Program Do you know someone who has fallen or who is afraid of falling? Would you like to help people manage their concerns about falls and increase their physical activity? The Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) is looking for community coaches to assist with facilitating its falls management program entitled “Matter of Balance.” Volunteer coaches will continue to support the classes in their individual communities after they complete training t...
Area births at Southern Ohio Medical Center April 24
Lisa Newman and Nicolas Browning of Portsmouth, son
Steven Theiss and Jamie Clark of Garrison (Ky.), son
Janet M. West of Portsmouth, daughter
Taylor Jenkins and Brandy Sprouse of Ironton, son
Melissa and David Rucker of Wheelersburg, son
Megan Cade and DonRicko Greene Sr. of Portsmouth, daughter
Helena Hood and Josh Beamon-Stone of Minford, son
Mr. and Mrs. Justi...
American Centrifuge Achieves Two RD&D Program Milestones USEC Inc.’s (NYSE:USU) American Centrifuge uranium enrichment technology recently achieved two important technical milestones under its research, development and demonstration (RD&D) program with the Department of Energy (DOE). The DOE certified completion of two key tests. To date, four milestones have been achieved and five remain. In addition, with the final installation of 120 AC100 centrifuges in a commercial cascade in January 2013, the...
• McDermott Community of Christ will have a guest speaker • McDermott Community of Christ will have a guest speaker, Priest Tonda Gonce from Columbus for the 10:45 Sunday worship service. Elder Betty Strickland will preside and Annette Miller will provide children’s ministry. Rhonda Morkassel will be pianist for the service and the ministry of music will be given by Becky Montgomery. Preceding the worship service, Priest Wanda Joslin will have the morning devotions at the 9:30am Church School servic...
Hike for Hospice set for May 18; t-shirts on sale now The 27th annual Hike for Hospice will take place at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18 at the SOMC Hospice Center. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m.
“Hike for Hospice is an important fundraiser for SOMC Hospice and an opportunity for community members to honor their loved ones,” Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Scott Hilbert said. “We are looking forward to this year’s hike. It always generates a large crowd.”
Participants of the hike raise funds by ...
Area Death Notices Craft
Rosemount-Clayton Ray Craft, 75 of Rosemount, died Monday May 6, 2013 at his residence. Services were held Monday May 6, 2013 at North Moreland Christian Baptist Church with Pastor Paul Hagen officiating.
Rosemount-William E. Flanagan, 81, of Rosemount, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at the SOMC Hospice Center. Service were held Wednesday at the Brant Funeral Home in Sciotoville with Pastor Randy Wickham officiating.
Lane, Width Restrictions Set For Scioto-73 Route To Be Reduced To One Lane Next Week A slip repair will get under way next week in Scioto County as contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation begin preliminary operations and impart lane restrictions on state Route 73.
On Monday, May 6, crews from Shelly and Sands, Incorporated will begin construction on S.R. 73 at the 8.50-mile marker, approximately 1.5 miles east of S.R. 348 at Otway and near Township Road 339 (Milt Jones Road). The route will be reduced to one, ...
Students inducted into SSU’s first psychological honor society On Friday, March 29, the induction of 13 members officiated Shawnee State University’s first international psychological honor society, Psi Chi.
The Psi Chi Honor Society, which was founded in 1929 with the purpose of promoting educational excellence in the field of psychology, requires that new members meet an overall GPA that is in the top 35 percent and a psychology GPA of at least 3.00.
Additionally, members must be at least second-se...
SOMC occupational therapists address unique needs with customized plans Debra Page was walking out her front door in November when she suddenly fell, landing on her hand and breaking her elbow. When she arrived at the hospital, she got more bad news: the fall had also severed an artery.
“Having injuries to both my hand and my elbow have made this a unique situation,” Page said. “If I had one injury or the other, it wouldn’t have been nearly as hard to take care of.”
Page knew she needed help recovering from t...
Workforce Connections of Scioto County Schedule of Services for May 2013
Monday May 6, 2013
SCDJFS Accepting PRC, Food Stamp, & Child Support Applications
8:00 am-10:00 am
SCABLE Orientation to Adult Basic Literacy & Education
9:00 am-1:00 pm Call to register (740)354-0211 (SCABLE)
Veteran’s Services Available
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday May 7, 2013
FREE WORKSHOP! “Career Readiness”
10:00 am-11:30 am
Veteran’s Services Available
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday May 9...
Tracee Ford’s new paranormal novel released Author Tracee Ford, of Piketon, was at the SSU Barnes and Noble Bookstore recently signing autographs for her new paranormal novel, “The Fine Line.”
The novel is set in southwestern Ohio. In a typical romance story, two people meet, fall in love, get married and buy a house. Their newly restored home is site of another world, filled with paranormal phenomenon.
The family soon learns that there is a fine line between the world they live in...
Officials set to tour Franklin Furnace facility Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
On May 16th state and local officials will be touring the former Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility in Franklin Furnace to talk about possible repurposing the facility.
According to Steven Alexander, Legislative Aid for State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson said invitations have been sent to regional and state officials to tour the facility and talk about the idea of making it a regional ja...
ODOT garage to remain open Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced Monday that after consideration the garage in Lucasville and its employees will remain in Scioto County after the construction of the proposed Portsmouth Bypass is complete.
ODOT was considering allowing the contractor that builds the $600 million, 17-mile bypass to maintain all of the state and federal roadways as a part of the contract.
As a resul...
ODOT District 9 Weekly Travel Report The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For statewide information regarding road conditions affected by weather, construction, maintenance or accidents, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.com Districtwide
A raised pavement marker project is under way, and crews will be replacing RPMs ...
Plant and yard sale set Edgewood Manor 1 Will be having their annual Plant and Yard Sale
Friday May 10th 9:00A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Clothes (all sizes), dishes, toys and more.
Most items .50 cents each or all you can get in a bag for $2.00 (bag provided)
Most flats of flowers and hanging baskets are $12.00 ea. (several varieties)
From 10:00-12:00 we will be selling: Hot dogs with sauce, chips, and cookies
For $2.50 each plate. All proceeds to be used for residen...
Help needed to place flags The Scioto county Memorial Day Association is in charge of placing flags on veterans’ graves throughout Scioto County. As there are 2500+ veterans in Greenlawn Cemetery alone, help is needed to make sure these veterans receive the honor the so richly deserve. This daunting task could not be completed properly if not for the volunteers from previous years. So we need your help to complete flagging this year.
On Friday, May 24, Saturday, May ...
Moeser receives Alumni Award The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, PA recently bestowed its “Alumni Award in Specialized Ministry” upon the Rev. Donald H. Moeser, ACSW, a Huntington, WV native. The award was presented by Seminary President, Dr. Michael Cooper-White, upon the recommendation of the Seminary’s Alumni Council. The award is given annually to a graduate who has made lasting contributions to the ministry over a significant period of time. The Rev. Jo...
KDMC receives grants to provide services Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
King’s Daughters Medical Center’s (KDMC) Pink Ribbon Initiative has received a couple of grants from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Columbus, and Lexington to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women in several counties in the area.
In April KDMC received a grant from Komen Columbus for $34,814 to provide screening mammograms and diagnostic ...