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In preparation for a fall fundraiser, ladies of the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter, USD 1812, met to distribute flyers, tickets and prize basket items. Left to right are: Marilyn Schomburg, Monica Karasek, Sharon Karasek, Gail Swick, Anna Meyers and Naomi Shewman. The “Giveaway!” will be held on October 2nd at Gatti’s Pizza, 11th Street in Portsmouth. Prize baskets (appropriately named in reference to the War of 1812 and the USD 1812 Society) include the “Monumental Madison” which contains two Ohio State Football tickets for the OSU vs. Illinois game on November 1st at OSU!; the “Key’s Star Spangled Banner” a musical basket donated by the Childer’s family honoring the memory of Daniel Childers, and containing a 3/4 Acoustic...

 

Ohio Schools Report Invoice Scam

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warned that schools throughout Ohio are reporting phony invoices sent to their schools.“Schools are saying they’re receiving invoices for books they never ordered,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We want Ohioans to be aware of this potential scam, so that no Ohio school districts end up paying for something they never ordered or received.”The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has re...

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Ohio’s Horizontal Shale Wells Reach New Marks in Second Quarter

During the second quarter of 2014, Ohio’s horizontal shale wells produced 2,467,283 barrels of oil and 88,673,741 Mcf (88 billion cubic feet) of natural gas, according to figures released today by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).The report lists 562 wells, 504 of which reported production results. Fifty-eight wells reported no production as they are waiting on pipeline infrastructure. Of the 504 wells reporting production results:The average amount ...

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Patterson graduated from basic training

U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Brice H. Patterson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community Colleg...

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Resthaven Offering Nurse Aide Classes

Resthaven Rehab and Skilled Health Care is proud to announce that they will be providing State Tested Nursing Assistants’ Classes starting in October. State Tested Nursing Assistants are always in high demand due to the increasing elderly population.The STNA class will be taught by Dana Hammond, R.N., Certified STNA Instructor. Dana received an Associate in Allied Science-Nursing Degree from Ashland Community College, located in Ashland, KY, in 1986. In 2013, Dana received th...

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PUCO issues winter heating season reconnection for 2014–2015

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) ordered Ohio electric and natural gas utilities to reconnect or maintain service for customers who have been disconnected or are facing disconnection. Last winter heating season, more than 274,000 Ohio utility customers utilized the PUCO’s winter reconnect program.

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Court approves USEC plan

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comUSEC reported on Friday afternoon the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has confirmed the company’s plan of reorganization. Under the plan the company would emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and changes its name to Centrus Energy Corp. once the plan becomes effective in late September.According to USEC, “The confirmation of the plan of reorganization is the last major court step in the Chapter 1...

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AAA: Gas Prices Expected to Fall in September

AAA says gasoline prices should fall in September through the end of the year as people drive less and because refineries can produce a less expensive winter-blend gasoline. AAA expects gas prices nationally could decline another 10-20 cents per gallon by the end of October, barring any major refinery or overseas problems.Last year, U.S. driving declined nearly 10 percent in September compared to August, according to the Federal Highway Administration. The decline in driving during...

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Grandparent Scams Continue to Target Ohioans

In recognition of Grandparents Day this Sunday, Sept. 7, Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to watch out for the grandparent scam, a costly telephone ploy in which con artists pose as grandchildren in need.Thus far in 2014, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received 22 complaints involving grandparent scams. Most of those consumers report losing money, and losses range from about $1,000 to as much as $8,000. Additional consumers have reported receiving the...

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South Central Ohio Gas Prices Dip

South Central Ohio gas prices dipped about three cents a gallon to $3.48, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge Report.AAA East Central surveys more than 211 gas stations in South Central Ohio every week. It says the cheapest gas was in Columbiana at $3.299 a gallon for regular unleaded and the most expensive gas was in Portsmouth at $3.595.The average price per gallon of regular unleaded across Ohio was $3.51.This week’s South Central Ohio av...

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SSU Concludes Recruitment Season with “Greek Week”

SSU’s fraternity/sorority recruitment season drew to a close during the week of Sept. 1-5th with a final series of meet-and-greets orchestrated by the university’s four Greek organizations: Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE), Phi Mu Delta (PMD), Theta Phi Alpha (TPA) and Delta Phi Epsilon (DPE). Each event was designed as a means of introducing prospective members to Greek life, as well as the current members of the groups. In addition to outdoor activities—including the TKE obstacle c...

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First responders honored

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comCash Express of South Shore, Kentucky, honored Scioto County First Responders on Wednesday with message boards and cakes in an event held at the KIA-MIA Memorial in Tracy Park in Portsmouth.The Scioto County Sheriffs Department, Portsmouth Police Department, Portsmouth Fire Department, Life Medical Response and Portsmouth Ambulance were each presented with a cake and a message board signed by Cash Express consumers. Also in...

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Bill Johnson Invites Students to Apply for Nomination to U.S. Service Academies

MARIETTA – Representative Bill Johnson is proud to announce that his office is currently accepting applications from young men and women interested in seeking a nomination for 2015 admission to a United States service academy.“The Academy nomination process is one of my most important responsibilities as your representative to Congress,” Johnson said. “The process of selecting future leaders who embody the best of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio is a duty I ta...

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PUCO reminds Ohioans of 740/220 area code overlay

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Sept. 8, 2014) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) reminds residential and business customers in the existing 740 area code to be prepared for the introduction of the new 220 area code.The PUCO recommends that beginning Sept. 20, 2014 customers start to use 10 or 11-digit dialing (area code + seven digit phone number or 1 + area code + seven digit phone number) so that it is second nature for when it becomes necessary on March 21, 2015 to dial all...

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Appling wins award

Taylor Appling, son of Amy Rammel and Bobby Howard of Sciotoville, Taylor has been named the Class of 2015 Honda-OSU Math Medal award recipient for East High School. These awards are presented by the Honda-Ohio State Partnership Program, which supports programs in both education and research that benefit the transportation industry, and they recognize the top senior math students in high schools throughout southwest and central Ohio. The Class of 2015 Math Medal winners with be honored at a c...

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Time to Adopt-A-Highway and ‘fall sweep’ roadsides, help preserve the scenic beauty of the Commonwealth

Volunteers will be out in force to “fall sweep” state highways in northeast Kentucky next week, Sept. 15-21, as part of the Transportation Cabinet’s Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week.“The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the efforts of our Adopt-a-Highway volunteers. For 25 years they have worked selflessly to keep roadways in their communities beautiful and litter-free,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.Nearly 700 groups ...

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Dollar General Literacy Foundation Awards Grants to Local Literacy Program

This week, The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth a youth literacy grant in the amount of $2722.46 to support their e Books for Grads Program.Awarded at the beginning of the academic year, youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation help provide teachers, schools and organizations with the funding and resources they need to properly begin the school year.

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SSU’s Appleton Art Gallery Presents an Artistically Unique “Expansion”

Married art duo Ron Kroutel (left) and Pat Wolf (right) of Athens, Ohio, stand by their collaborative diptych oil painting titled “Fight” (2013) at the opening night meet-and-greet of the new gallery, “Expansion,” at Shawnee State’s Appleton Art Gallery in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. The gallery features the artistically diverse works of 16 artists from the Nelsonville-based art co-op Majestic Gallery, ranging from abstract paper designs and face-molds to...

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