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Fluor-B&W Awards Grant for Plastic Recycling

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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.

 

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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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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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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