Area Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center Southern Ohio Medical Center
Amy Bertram of South Shore (Ky.), son
Jon and Sarah Ward of Piketon, son
Bethany Weber of Vanceburg (Ky.), daughter
Devin and Staci Ward of Minford, daughter
Mr. and Mrs. Loop of Portsmouth, daughter
Melissa Stiltner and Marlin Yates II of Wheelersburg, son
Joseph and Heather Reynolds of Minford, daughter
Brittany Richardson and Randy Borders of Wheelersb...
Death notices Fox
Wheelersburg- James Calvin Fox, 85, of Wheelersburg, died Thursday, March 28, 2013 at Best Care Nursing Home. Services were held at the Plymouth Heights Church of the Nazarene on Monday, April 1, 2013.
West Portsmouth- Charles Robert “Bob” Jones, 85, of West Portsmouth, died Sunday March 31, 2013 at SOMC Hospice. Services were held Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church with Rev. David Young officiating.
Family Caregiver Support Group to meet The Scioto County Alzheimer’s/Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group is a peer support group for family caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
The group provides an opportunity to discuss caregiving challenges and share helpful tips, while receiving support from others who are in similar situations.
The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the United Scioto Senior Activit...
Visually Literate High School Art Show to Open in April On Thursday, April 11, the annual “Visually Literate” High School Art Exhibition will open at the Southern Ohio Museum. 140 entries were submitted for judging to become part of the exhibition. There are 7 categories including: black & white drawing, color drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed media, utilitarian three dimensional work, and photography, graphic arts and digital media.
The judge for the show was Professor Lane Raiser, who teache...
Red Cross Blood Drives The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has scheduled the following blood drives during the month of April;
Mon. 8th – Paramount Beauty Academy (1745 – 11th Street, Portsmouth) – 10:00am to 3:00pm – Call 353-2436 to schedule an appointment.
- Piketon High School (1414 Piketon Road, Piketon) – 10:00am to 6:00pm – Call 740-289-2254 to schedule an appointment.
Wed. 10th – Minford High School (491 Bond Road, Minford) – 9:00a...
Scioto County Hepatitis rates take a dive Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
Scioto Counties hepatitis cases as reported by the Portsmouth and Scioto County Health Departments have decreased dramatically in 2012 according to numbers recently released by the Ohio Department of Health.
“We’ve had a really drastic reduction in one years time, the reduction equates to about a 55 percent reduction,” said Lisa Roberts R.N./ Public Health Nurse with the Portsmouth City Health Department....
Women and Social Security By Tonie Garcia
Social Security District Manager in Portsmouth, OH
March is Women’s History Month.
The Social Security program treats all workers — men and women — exactly the same in terms of the benefits they can receive. But women may want to familiarize themselves with what the program means to them in their particular circumstances. Understanding the benefits may mean the difference between living more comfortably versus just getti...
Proehl Honored in Who’s Who Among Students for 2013 Erinn Proehl of Wheelersburg has received national recognition as an outstanding campus leader for 2013 by the Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges® program. He is the son of Rev. Garry and Annette Proehl.
Proehl is one of a select group of 53 seniors from Olivet Nazarene University to accept this prestigious award. More than 2,842 schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia participated in nominating their...
Macdonald Named To President’s List Serena Louise Macdonald of Wheelersburg (Scioto County, OH) was named to the Miami University president’s list.
Miami University students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2012-13 have been named to the president’s list recognizing academic excellence.
Miami University is a public university located in southwestern Ohio, offering more than 100 degree programs in human...
Portsmouth City Schools Accepting Preschool Applications Portsmouth City Schools will be accepting preschool applications for the 2013-2014 school year from April 3 through April 17. Registration for interested applicants for an upcoming play date also will be made.
Interested families should call 354-1849 for an application packet and to sign up for the play date which will be held in April.
Preschool classes are housed at East Portsmouth Elementary School in Sciotoville and at Portsmouth Elem...
McFarland satisfied with progress Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
With the snow and heavy rains earlier this week and a clogged downspout on the roof of the Scioto County Courthouse, the offices 4th District Court of Appeals Judge Matt McFarland’s were flooded.
As a result McFarland and his staff have set up a temporary office in the Courthouse Annex.
Also earlier this week McFarland turned to the commissioners for answers to this reoccurring problem. As a result the ...
Scioto County ranked Ohio’s unhealthiest Wayne Allen
Common Staff Writer
The 2013 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, A Healthier Nation, County by County, ranks Scioto County as Ohio’s unhealthiest county.
The annual report, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, examines every county in the United States and ranks them on a state level based on health outcomes and factors.
Scioto County ranks 88th for heal...
Local Students Make the Dean’s List at Miami University Miami University students who ranked in the top 20 percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2012-2013 have been named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.
Sarah R. Hardin of Seaman (Adams County, OH.)
Lauren Elaine Scott of Lucasville (Scioto County, OH.)
Weston Howard Craig of Portsmouth (Scioto County, OH.)
Stephanie Grace Chaffin of Wheelersburg (Scioto County, OH.)
Kirk named to Dean’s List Rebecca Kirk of Ironton, Ohio (45638), has been named to the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall quarter 2012. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on the Dean’s List.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution conferring bachelor’s and master’s degr...
Lyna Penwell Retires Lyna Penwell began working in the treasurer’s office in 1986 as a substitute secretary, and was hired as full time secretary that same year. Her job titles and duties changed over the many years in the treasurer’s office, but dedication to her job never wavered. After twenty-seven years with the Wheelersburg School District she is now retiring from the position of Administrative Assistant to the Treasurer, effective January 1, 2013.
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...