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Junior fair queen royalty named

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By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn Tuesday, July 1 the Scioto County Junior Fair Royalty Contest was held at the SOMC Friend Center, naming the top five contestants and junior fair royalty.Over the course of the competition the contestants are judge in the areas of activities, achievements and interview skills.“The girls have been interviewed throughout the day and they came back tonight in their formal wear,” said Mary Evans, with the Scioto County Junior Fair Queen Committee. “We had five girls this year so all five make the court.”This years contestants included Holly Collett, Megan Widdig, Jessi Wright, Katie McQuithy and Jordan Hileman.

 

The evolution of 911, communities working towards next generation technology

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comLike most technology these days the moment you purchase it, you see an advertisement for something better and with more features. The same can be said for the technology that runs area 911 systems.According to the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and the Greenup County Enhanced 911 Centers, each are in the process of updating their current 911 system to a system that will allow area residents in addition to calling to s...

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SOMC Waverly Urgent Care Once Again Named Top Performer by PRC

For the second year in a row, the Waverly Urgent Care and Specialty Center of Southern Ohio Medical Center has been presented with the Top Performer Award by Professional Research Consultants, Inc. for achieving the highest scoring overall quality of care survey results in the PRC 2013 National Patient Database.The Top Performer Award is annually given to each healthcare facility, healthcare provider, outpatient service line, and inpatient unit that scores at or above the 100th per...

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ODNR Keeps Ohio’s Waters Safer with Sober Boater Effort

Alcohol use while boating is a leading factor in boater deaths nationwide, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).Alcohol can impair a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time. Alcohol also increases fatigue. Alcohol use is dangerous for passengers as well. Intoxicated passengers can easily slip, fall overboard or suffer other life-threatening accidents.During last weekend’s Operation Dry Water nationwide crackdown to remove ...

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Small Business Classes Offered

The Business Development Program of the Community Action Committee of Pike County in cooperation with the Pike County Career Technology Center, and the OSU Small Business Development Center has scheduled classes for starting your own business. “Self-Employment: From Dream to Reality!” will begin Tuesday, August 12th, 2014, and will meet on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., through Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at the Community Action Committee of P...

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Scioto County Career Technical Center is awarded national accreditation

Lucasville – The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE) has granted accreditation to Scioto County Career Technical Center—Adult Workforce Education. Announcement of the action was made by Mr. Al Salazar, Commission Chair, following the COE Winter Commission Meeting of the Council on Occupational Education on June 7, 2014.The award of accreditation status is based on an evaluation to demonstrate that the institution meets not only the standards of qua...

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Fluor-B&W Awards Grant for Plastic Recycling

A recent $34,000 grant from Fluor-B&W Portsmouth to foster area economic growth will help Geo-Tech Polymers expand their facility where recycled plastic has become the new black gold. Geo-Tech Polymers has pioneered their technology to repurpose post-industrial and post-consumer plastics for all types of industries. They successfully operated a plant in Westerville, Ohio, for nearly a decade before opening their Waverly facility in 2013.

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Piketon Plant Retirees to Meet July 17 at Gatti’s Pizza

Retirees of the Piketon Plant, both hourly and salary, are invited to meet for their monthly luncheon on Thursday, July 17, at 11 a.m. at Gatti’s Pizza, located at 1658 11th Street in Portsmouth. Spouses are also encouraged to attend.This group meets on the third Thursday of each month. For more information, call (740) 897-2863 or (740) 897-2457.

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Ohio’s Natural Gas Production Nearly Doubles from 2012 to 2013

Ohio’s natural gas production nearly doubled from 2012 to 2013 because of increasing activity in the Utica shale and continued development of midstream infrastructure. The announcement came today at the “State of the Play” event at Stark State College.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) released data for 352 horizontal shale wells that reported production in 2013. The wells drilled in the Utica and Marcellus shale produced 3.6 million barrels of oil an...

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Glockner Enterprises Monday Night Elks Golf League

Results Monday June 30, 20141) Dakota’s Roadhouse 46.0Johnson’s Shirt Shop 46.03) Deemer’s Market 44.04) Cottle Financial Services 43.55) Desco 41.06) Trophies Unlimited 36.57) Crystal Klean Car Wash 36.08) Luther Transfer 35.59) Quality Car & Truck Leasing 32.010) Cross Management 29.5Low RoundsA) Phil Moore/Bryan Sturgell (36)B) Dav...

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Shawnee State University awards Master’s Degrees

Shawnee State University held commencement on Saturday, May 3, conferring degrees on 579 students with 338 receiving Bachelor’s Degrees, 234 receiving Associate’s Degrees and seven graduates receiving Master’s Degrees.• 33 are graduating Summa Cum Laude with a grade point average of 3.9 or above;• 35 are graduating Magna Cum Laude with a grade average of 3.75 to 3.89• 93 are graduating Cum Laude with an average of 3.50 to 3....

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Main Street Portsmouth Receives 2014 National Accreditation

Main Street Portsmouth has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center®, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Each year, the National Main Street Center and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street® programs in recognition of their exemplary commitment to historic preservation and community revitalization through t...

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Ohio Watercraft Officers Increase Patrols to Stop Boating Under the Influence

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI) of drugs or alcohol.“Consuming alcohol on a boat can have serious, and even deadly, consequences,” said Gary Obermiller, chief of the ODNR Division of Watercraft. “It is critical for drivers and passengers t...

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Compass Community Health Hosts Free Health Screening at Potter’s House Ministries

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014, Compass Community Health Care Center will partner with area agencies to host a free health screening at The Potter’s House Ministries Food Pantry, located in Sciotoville. In addition to blood pressure, total cholesterol, and blood sugar screenings by Compass healthcare practitioners, representatives from Compass Pediatric Occupation Therapy, AAA7, AppaPhil, and the OSU Extension Office will be on hand with health-related activities and information.

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South Central Ohio Gas Prices Dip

South Central Ohio gas prices fell about eight cents a gallon to $3.70 this week, according to AAA East Central.On The National FrontThe national average price of gas has stopped increasing as we approach the Independence Day holiday, though prices remains at a six-year high for this time of year. Today’s national average for regular unleaded gasoline is $3.67 per gallon. The price has remained relatively stable over the past seven days, and the current price is ab...

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Taylor Announces Insurance Agent Fee Reduction Expected to Generate $11.3 million in Savings

COLUMBUS – A reduction in the fee insurance companies pay to “appoint” insurance agents is expected to result in $11.3 million in reduced annual costs, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor said.“Lowering the cost of doing business in Ohio benefits consumers and further strengthens Ohio’s vibrant insurance market,” Taylor said. “The Ohio Department of Insurance is committed to a common sense regulatory environ...

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Covered bridge restoration nearly complete

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County Engineer Craig Opperman said the Otway Covered Bridge restoration project has reached a milestone and is nearly complete.“Yesterday (Monday, June 30) the covered bridge was taken off its supports, and is standing on it’s own now,” Opperman said.In November of 2013, the Scioto County Commissioners approved a contract with the Righter Company, of Columbus, for $421,900, for the repai...

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Scioto County released from fiscal emergency status

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn Monday, Ohio Auditor of State David Yost officially released Scioto County from Fiscal Emergency status with his office.Yost along with other state and local officials were in attendance at the Monday meeting of the Scioto County Financial Planing and Supervision Commission, where the release was officially announced.On Aug. 19, 2009, Scioto County was declared in a state of fiscal emergency by the Auditor of ...

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