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Karate Tournament Winners

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Recently, 15 students from the Dogwood Ridge Tokoshi Martial Arts Dojo competed at the Karate for Christ Smoky Mountain Classic Karate Tournament that was held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Pictured (front) Aya Soumakieh, 1st. fighting, 2nd. Kata and 3rd. Weapons Kata. Front row kneeling, (Left-Right) Brelan Baldridge, 3rd. fighting, Jackson Rawlings 3rd. Weapons Kata, Rama Soumakieh, 1st. fighting, Kata and Weapons Kata, Alexander Thomas, 2nd. fighting, 3rd. Kata, Tate Duncan, 1st. fighting, 2nd. Weapons Kata, Jaekyn Ridout, 1st. Kata and Weapons Kata, Leann Howard, 1st. Weapons Kata, 2nd. Kata and Fighting. Back row (standing), Malek Soumakieh, 1st. Kata, 2nd. Weapons Kata and Fighting, Nathan Simmering, 1st. Kata and Fighting, 2nd. Weapons Kata, Jessica Howard, 1st. Kata and Weapons...

 

High School Recognized in Newsweek Magazine

This year, Newsweek sought to recognize schools that beat the odds; performing better than statistically expected for their level of poverty. In a recently released Newsweek article, Wheelersburg High School was ranked number 265 among schools across the nation for student academic performance when poverty is factored into the ranking. Mark Knapp, Superintendent, stated, “We are extremely proud to be recognized in a national publication like Newsweek. It is a tribute to the hard work of...

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Walk raises over $2K

The ninth annual Walk for Special Olympics was held in Tracy Park on Friday, Sept. 19. The event is a kick-off for the sports season and a primary fundraiser for the local chapter.Participants raised money through sponsorship donations and then took part in a walk around the park.“We had nearly 500 participants at this year’s event,” said Shawn Jordan, co-coordinator for this year’s event and awareness coordinator for the Scioto County Board of De...

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Audit finds $48,000 in misused funds

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOhio Auditor of State Dave Yost said on Tuesday afternoon as a result of a recent audit, it was discovered $48,000 had been misused by to former Scioto County Employees.According to released information, “the Scioto County Revolving Loan Fund Department held a Staples credit card during the audit period. From January 2006 – November 2012, former Revolving Loan Manager Kendra Hobson used the credit card to make u...

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DeWine Launches 2014 Take Action Video Contest

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the start of the sixth annual Take Action Video Contest, which gives Ohio high school students a chance to win up to $2,500 in college scholarships.“In order to be informed consumers, students must be able to recognize common scams, guard against identity theft, and know how to protect themselves in the cyber world,” Attorney General DeWine said. “This contest is a great opportunity for students to better understan...

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Bluebird Featured on 2015 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp

The photograph of an eastern bluebird perched on a redbud tree was selected as the winning image of the 2015 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp contest, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Photographer James Mundy, of Cincinnati, captured the bluebird photo at Winton Woods near his Hamilton County home. Second and third place were awarded to David Shaw, of New Vienna, and Don Lozier, of West Jefferson, respectively. For the sixth annual competition, the ODNR Divisi...

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Taylor Urges Ohioans to Prepare for Upcoming Medicare Open Enrollment

COLUMBUS – A free Ohio Department of Insurance educational program that helped Ohioans with Medicare save a record $16.4 million last year is holding events across Ohio now and through the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 annual open enrollment period, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor said. The events are intended to help people better understand their Medicare coverage options.The Department’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHII...

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Local Medicare Presentations Scheduled

Pamela K. Matura, Executive Director, Area Agency on Aging District 7Are you a Medicare beneficiary? Want to find out more information about how the Medicare Annual Coordinated Election Period can work for you? Want to stay informed and healthy and save money? If so, then mark yourcalendar for a Medicare presentation that will soon be available in your county.

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IRS Warns Financial Institutions of Scams Designed to Steal FATCA-Related Account Data

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued a fraud alert for international financial institutions complying with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Scam artists posing as the IRS have fraudulently solicited financial institutions seeking account holder identity and financial account information.The IRS does not require financial institutions to provide specific account holder identity information or financial account information over the phone or by f...

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Shawnee State University President’s List for Summer 2014 released

Shawnee State University President Rita Rice Morris, Ph.D., has released the President’s List for the Summer Semester 2014. To be named on the list, students must be full-time and have achieved a grade point average of 4.0.The following students have been named to the list for Summer Semester:Brittany Fitzgerald of Lucasville, General Studies major.Sharon Cremeans of McDermott, Business Administration major.Dawnmarie Baisden of Minford, Nursin...

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Imposter Calls from ‘U.S. Treasury’ Targeting Ohioans

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned that Ohio consumers are receiving scam phone calls from individuals pretending to represent the U.S. Treasury.The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received approximately 50 reports of the scam in the last four weeks.“It can be intimidating to get a call from someone claiming to represent the government and threatening you by demanding immediate payment or personal information,” Attorney General DeWine said. ...

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Veterinary Assistant Training Program offered at Shawnee State

From October 13 to March 2 of 2015, Shawnee State University will be offering a two-part program for aspiring veterinary assistants.The veterinary assistant training program is intended to help individuals gain basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform in a veterinary office, animal shelter, pet store or kennel at entry-level positions.Veterinary assistants play a hands-on role with animals under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian and veterinary technician....

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Scioto County roadwork schedule

Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced the work schedule for the week of September 29, 2014 through October 3, 2014 for his office.ROAD CLOSUREBack Road – CR-276 at the 0.76, 0.88 and 1.18 mile markers in Green Township will be closed Monday, September 29th, from 7:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. The location of the closure is between Haverhill-Ohio Furnace Road and the Lawrence County Line. County Engineer’s Crews will be installing plastic pipe....

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Bicentennial Events at the Portsmouth Public LibraryJoin us as we celebrate Portsmouth’s BicentennialBicentennial Puppet ShowChildren of all ages are invited to the Portsmouth library location for our “Old Time” Puppet Show. Listen to Ma and Pa talk about life in Ohio in the 1800’s. The audience will also get the chance to “milk our library cow.” Join us September 30 at 6pm.Portsmouth History in Post Card...

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Ogg Addresses League of Women Voters

Melanie Ogg, State Committeewoman (D-14th Senate District) was the featured speaker for the Portsmouth/Scioto County League of Women Voters Annual Dinner/Meeting held at Hillview Retirement Center in May 2014. Ms. Ogg was reelected for another four-year term as an elected official and County Party Representative last May on the state ballot. Ms. Ogg is married to Scioto County Treasurer Bill Ogg and is a member of the LWV and the AAUW. She has also served as president of both the Scioto Count...

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HARLOWSCIOTOVILLE-Rick Edward Harlow, 59, of Sciotoville, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2014. Arrangements will be at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Brant Funeral Service in Sciotoville.

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Natural High 5K Trail Run/Walk set

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comPreparations are being made for the 6th annual Natural High 5k Trail Run/Walk set for Oct. 4. Proceeds from the event will benefit youth prevention and outreach programs of The Counseling Center.Youth prevention and youth programs include the annual Summer Outreach Club.According to released information, through the Summer Outreach Club, children ages 5-12 are provided with quality recreational, motivational and ...

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