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When, Where, How and Why to Water

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Steve BoehmeNewly planted shrubs, perennials and trees struggle to get established when temperatures are in the 90’s and drying winds keep us busy with supplemental watering. Proper watering is an important part of gardening. Lasting damage can occur when leaves and stems wilt. Regular watering helps keep plants and trees growing. Flower and fruit the following spring will be much better with regular watering, and so will fall color.

 

Clay Alumni Honors Past Officers—Dave Richard and Fred Reeder Posthumously

The Clay Alumni honored the memory of David Ray Richard and Fred F. Reeder at their recent alumni banquet by presenting plaques to Nola Richard, wife of David and to Scheryl Reeder, wife of Fred.President of the Clay Alumni, Charles T. Leonard, gave high praise to David Richard, who served as Treasurer of the Clay Alumni for twelve years. David Richard died October of 2013. Leonard said Richard was one of the most dedicated and loyal people he ever had the privilege of working with...

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Attorney General Announces Pilot Program for Heroin Addiction Recovery

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joined Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp, Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, members of the Lucas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. John Laux of the University of Toledo, and other community officials to announce the development of a new pilot program aimed at helping those suffering from heroin addiction get the assistance they need to move towards recovery.During a news conference this afternoon, Attorney General DeWine announced that he is awar...

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Lauren Reiser takes a bite of the Big Apple!

A group of aspiring actors and models from Images Model & Talent Agency from Lexington, KY recently returned from New York City where they attended the International Modeling & Talent Association Convention (IMTA) at the New York Hilton Hotel. There were over 1500 contestants from around the world who competed for trophies, awards, and contracts.Lauren Reiser, Age 19, daughter of Tammy Seaman and Paul “Andy” Reiser of Portsmouth, Ohio received the following awards:...

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Blevings 60th Anniversary

Billy Jack and Charlotte (Allen) Blevings will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on Aug. 17. They are high school sweet hearts. The couple has been quoted as saying they give Jesus the credit for keeping them together. The couple has two daughters (Connie (Lee_ Tomblin and Cheryl (Vic) Justice, five grandchildren and nine great grand children.Mr. Blevings is retired from New Boston Coke with 39 years E.D.S.C. He is a 1954 Portsmouth High School graduate and a Navy Veteran....

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IRS Repeats Warning about Phone Scams

The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration continue to hear from taxpayers who have received unsolicited calls from individuals demanding payment while fraudulently claiming to be from the IRS.Based on the 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims who have lost an estimated $5 million from these scams.

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Farm Credit Mid-America Names Abigail Fuhrmann Scholarship Winner

Lucasville- Farm Credit Mid-America, a $20 billion financial services cooperative serving farmers, argibusinesses and rural residents in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, is committed to the future of agriculture. In 2014 along, Farm Credit will invest almost $150,000 in scholarship funds.One of the scholarship programs is the Farm Credit Customer Scholarship, which is available to children, grandchildren and spouses of customers as well customers themselves. The 2014 Farm Cre...

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Morehead State University Dean’s List Recipients

MOREHEAD, KY — The Morehead State University Dean’s List for the 2014 Spring Semester includes the following local students:Rachel Lauren Chaney of Catlettsburg, KYAdam Michael Davis of Emerson, KYAbby N White of Emerson, KYAshley Cassity of Flatwoods, KYShelby Kaitlin Estep of Flatwoods, KYTimothy M Hildebrandt of Flatwoods, KYDouglass Lloyd Kiser of Flatwoods, KYShawn T Moore of Flatwoods, KY...

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South Central Ohio Gas Prices Tick Up

South Central Ohio gas prices rose five cents a gallon for the second straight week in August to $3.51, according to AAA East Central’s Fuel Gauge Report.AAA East Central surveys more than 211 gas stations in South Central Ohio on a weekly basis. It says the cheapest gas was in East Liverpool at $3.387 a gallon for regular unleaded and the most expensive gas was in Athens at $3.58.Over the past two weeks, average retail prices have dropped in 42 states and Washingt...

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Chapter Members Recognized For Contribution

The Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter, U.S.D. 1812, recently awarded certificates of appreciation to membersJoan Phillips, Registrar, and Monica Karasek, Librarian/Webmaster, for their valuable contribution to the Chapter.Ms. Phillips (pictured left) produced the Chapter’s first members “Yearbook”, and Ms. Karasekcreated, and maintains, the Chapter’s website and facebook page.

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Scioto County roadwork scheduled

Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced a road closure on Friday August 15th..ROAD CLOSUREHigh Street – CR-476 in Harrison Township will be closed Friday, August 15th, from 7:00 A.M. until 1:00P.M. The location of the closure is from Swauger Valley Road to State Route 335. American ElectricPower will be removing trees.NEWS RELEASE, August 13, 2014Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced ...

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Scioto County Right to Life Plans Next Chapter Meeting

The Scioto County Right to Life will conduct its next chapter meeting on Thursday, August 21, at 6:30 p.m. at 5581 State Route 139 in Rubyville — across from Craft’s Custom Kitchens. All supporters of life are welcome to attend.Those interested in helping to educate the local public on life issues, or who want to receive periodic updates from Scioto County Right to Life on issues and upcoming events, may like “Scioto County Right to Life” on Facebook, or e-m...

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Piketon Plant Retirees to Meet August 21 at Gatti’s Pizza

Retirees of the Piketon Plant, both hourly and salary, are invited to meet for their monthly luncheon on Thursday, August 21, 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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Scioto County roadwork scheduled

Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced a road closure on Friday August 15th..ROAD CLOSUREHigh Street – CR-476 in Harrison Township will be closed Friday, August 15th, from 7:00 A.M. until 1:00P.M. The location of the closure is from Swauger Valley Road to State Route 335. American ElectricPower will be removing trees.NEWS RELEASE, August 13, 2014Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced ...

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Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center

June 12Brooke Dennis, daughterJuly 28Mr. and Mrs. Alan Stewart of Greenup (Ky.), sonAron Bradley and Raymond McClary of Portsmouth, sonJuly 29Amber Bridges and Kenneth Nichols of West Union, daughterKaylynn Nunley of Wheelersburg, daughterBrandon Blevins and Christina Zornes of Garrison (Ky.), sonDave and Angie Grashel of Wheelersburg, daughterJuly 30Paul Whisman and Alex D...

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* Berean Baptist Church, 5526 Winchester Ave. Sciotoville. Revival with Dr. Tom Farrell August 17-20. Sunday, August 17 is “Friend Day”; Monday and Tuesday are “Area Church Day” and Wednesday Dr. Farrell will be preaching on Prophecy. August 22-24 Youth Ministry Reunion. Berean’s 134th anniversary of the church will be celebrated on August 24. Dr. Fred Mann will be bringing the message in the Sunday worship service. Missionary Steve Mann will be bringing the mess...

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Portsmouth City Schools begin classes Aug. 19

New student registration is currently underway in all buildings in the Portsmouth City School District from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday. Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization record, Social Security card, and custody papers, if applicable.The first day of classes for students will be August 19. PHS/PJHS students report from 7:40 a.m. to 2:28 p.m.; Portsmouth Elementary students report from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; and East Portsmouth El...

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Upcoming events at the Portsmouth Public Library

Kids’ Events AnnouncedBack to School EventThe Wheelersburg library location will be hosting a Back to School event for children August 19 at 6pm. If you would like additional information, please call 574-6116.School Age CraftThe South Webster library location will be offering a craft program for children ages 12 and under August 21 at 5pm. There will be crafts and games. For more information call 778-2122.Story timesStory...

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