By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe leadership of Fluor-B&W Portsmouth have been meeting with the Scioto County Commissioners quarterly to update them on ongoing activities with the Decontamination and Decommissioning (D&D) of the former gaseous diffusion plant in Piketon.One of the topics of discussion on Tuesday was the waste shipping and disposition.
The Internal Revenue Service today announced the release of its IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) Annual Report for fiscal year 2013, reflecting significant increases in enforcement actions against tax criminals and a robust rise in convictions, including identity theft.CI investigates potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner to foster confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law.
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comTwo years after opening the Roy Rogers Memory’s Museum in downtown Portsmouth, it is now closed and looking for a new home.The museum opened in August of 2012 coinciding with the opening ceremonies of the 29th annual Roy Rogers Festival.Dodie Rogers-Patterson, youngest daughter of the late Roy Rogers, was on hand for the festival and to take part opening ceremonies.At the time of the opening Roge...
Steve BoehmeOne of the most frustrating things gardeners face here in southern Ohio is clay soil. Hard and gooey. Glue in spring, brick in summer. For some reason, weeds don’t have a problem growing in it, but vegetable plants, fruits and landscape ornamentals hate it. Not to mention how it sticks to your shoes and tools, making any garden task a chore.You can improve your soil dramatically by mixing in organic ingredients like mushroom compost, peat moss, or potti...
PIKETON, OH – Interested in seeing what’s behind the security gates at the Department of Energy’s former uranium enrichment facilities in Piketon, Ohio? Then you will have a special opportunity to participate in a limited number of monthly public tours scheduled in 2014. Due to the popularity of the general public tours that began in 2012, additional tours have been scheduled from March through October 2014.
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto county Financial Planing and Supervision Commission met recently and passed a resolution officially requesting Scioto County be taken out of Fiscal Emergency status.Sharon Hanrahan, commission chairwoman presented commission members with a resolution requesting the release.“Now therefor be it resolved that the finical planing and supervision commission for the county of Scioto, formally requests ...
By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn her weekly Friday Letter, Shawnee State University (SSU) President Dr. Rita Rice Morris said the SSU Development Foundation has purchased real estate in downtown Portsmouth that will lead to the expansion of campus.According to Morris, the foundation has purchased three buildings comprising over 45,000 square feet under roof.SSU will lease the buildings from the foundation to expand classroom and program space...
Thursday, February 13, Connect Ohio held the grand opening of its newest Digital Works location in Portsmouth. The event was held at the Digital Works center located inside partner organization Community Action Organization of Scioto County’s building at 433 Third Street, and included remarks from dignitaries and a tour of the center.
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