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Jones, 25th anniversary

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Submitted photoMichael Lee Jones and Wendy Jo Jones are celebrating their 25th anniversary on April 15th. Mike and Wendy were married in 1989 at Christ’s Community Church in Portsmouth. They have two sons. Brandon Michael Jones is 17 years old and a senior at Portsmouth High School. Austin Michael (AJ) Jones is 15 and a freshman at Portsmouth High School. Mike is currently the Magistrate at Scioto County Domestic Relations Court, and Wendy is the secretary at IBEW Local 575. The Jones family resides in Portsmouth.

 

PUCO reminds Ohioans to call before you dig

The first days of spring have finally arrived and as Ohioans start to make plans for their outdoor home improvement projects or yard work, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) would like to remind everyone of the importance of digging in a safe, responsible way.April is National Safe Digging Month, so if your outdoor plans involve any sort of digging or excavating, be sure to call 8-1-1 ahead of your scheduled start.

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USEC Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013

BETHESDA, Md. – USEC Inc. (NYSE:USU) reported a net loss of $158.9 million or $32.43 per share for the year ended December 31, 2013. This compares to a net loss of $1.2 billion or $245.02 per share for the year ended December 31, 2012, which reflected the impact of $1.1 billion expense of previously capitalized costs associated with the American Centrifuge project in 2012. For the fourth quarter of 2013, USEC reported a net loss of $71.7 million compared to a net loss of $1,084.3 millio...

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Rhoten-Meadows, engagement

Submitted photo(David) Keith Rhoton Jr., son of David Rhoton Sr. and Arta Kelly (Randy), and Phyllis (Tresera) Meadows, daughter of the late Shirley Howell and the late “Mike” Meadows Sr., would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. The ceremony is planned for September 2014 in Portsmouth, Ohio.

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Bingo for Baskets

Bingo for Baskets, will be held at the New Boston Community Center, 3980 Rhodes Ave. on April 17 starting at 6:30 p.m. The event will feature food, raffles and many other items. Prizes for the event will consist of Longaberger Baskets and other collectable items. All proceeds support the fight against cancer.

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Magnolias Are a Solution for Clay Soil

Steve BoehmeIf you’re looking for a showy flowering tree that’s not too large but grows fast, consider the Magnolia! There are some gorgeous Magnolia hybrids that work well in clay soil, making Magnolias a better choice for most landscapes than dogwoods, which prefer well-drained soils.Magnolias are known for their immense purple-pink and white tulip-shaped blooms. A few varieties have ivory or pale yellow blooms. Right now they are at their best, providing a...

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Scioto Board of DD Meeting Notes for March 2014

The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities met Thursday, March 20 at the STAR, Inc. building. In addition to routine business of approving expenditures, program reports and minutes, the Board took the following actions:- Approved a finalized version of a contract between STAR, Inc. and the County Board that is in effect through the end of 2014- Adopted a master contract with Choice Housing, Inc., a not-for-profit working to provide safe, decent and affordable ...

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Individuals in Scioto County Save Money with the Medicare Prescription Discount Plan – Are You Eligible?

Assisting eligible individuals with Medicare prescription benefits is a service the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) provides through the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) grant from the Ohio Department of Aging. This project provides outreach to and enrollment assistance for individuals who may be eligible for the Low-Income Subsidy and/or Medicare Savings Program.

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Burchetts, 63rd anniversary

Submitted photoJack and Dovie Burchett of Wheelersburg celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on Monday, March 24, 2014. The couple was married on March 24, 1957, in South Webster, Ohio, by Rev. Crabtree. The couple have 11 children, Tom, Gary, Sue, Easter, Janet, Jackie, Steve, Deanna, Dave, Candy, Jessie; 19 grand children and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Rep. Johnson Announces Bill Permitting Use of Hunting Firearm Noise Suppressors Clears Ohio House

COLUMBUS—State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) announced that the Ohio House of Representatives today passed House Bill 234, which will allow hunters to use noise suppressors on their firearms.Under the bill, a person who has a valid hunting license is permitted to attach a suppressor onto their firearm while hunting game birds or wild, four-legged animals, including white-tailed deer, raccoons, rabbits and squirrels. Hunters may only possess a suppressor if it is ...

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SCCTC masonry students show off skills

The masonry program was given the chance to show off their skills by competing against other high school students at the Ohio-Kentucky Masonry Contest. The contest was held at the Ohio-Kentucky Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers new training center in Batavia, Ohio. This year seven SCCTC masonry students participated in the contest.In the senior division, Bennie Jenkins took third place, while Josh Baumgardner placed fourth. Austin Rideout took first place and Cameron Cline second...

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New assistant prosecutor takes oath

Scioto County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn announced that on April 7, Attorney Jay Willis joined the office of the prosecuting attorney for Scioto county. Mr. Willis took his oath of office as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney on April 7. Mr. Willis has been assigned as the lead juvenile prosecutor in all delinquency, unruly and truancy cases in Scioto County. Willis will also be serving as trial counsel on some adult felony indictments.Jay Willis has practiced law since 1995 following his...

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

Retirees of the Piketon Plant, both hourly and salary, are invited to meet for their monthly luncheon on Thursday, April 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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Dillow, 91st birthday

Submitted photoThelma Dillow celebrated her 91st birthday, April 10, at 419 Waller St. The party was at noon. Friends and relatives were invited to attend. The family thanks Hospice for their care.

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Plant a Tree on Arbor Day and Make a Difference at Ohio State Parks

Ohioans wanting to celebrate Arbor Day this year are encouraged to donate and help plant a tree at Ohio State Parks. In return for their efforts, participants will receive two free nights of camping for each tree they donate and help plant.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is encouraging park visitors to donate mature native tree saplings and help park staff and volunteers plant them in an effort to replace trees that were affected by the emerald ash borer infestation...

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Finess F. and M. Juanita Lawson Boggs celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary on March 28th. The couple met and grew up in Lick-Run-Lyra Ohio and were married in Greenup, Kentucky by Rev. W.H. Muncy on March 28, 1945. They have two children, a son Rick and his wife Barbara Boggs of Portsmouth and a daughter Ronita Boggs, deceased. They have four grandchildren Rickey Boggs of Lucasville, Kipra and her husband William Faulkner of Vanceburg, Kentucky, Kelli Kuhn and her fiance Jerry Allen of P...

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Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings set in Sciotoville

Breast and cervical cancer screenings and education will be provided by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Program on May 20 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The clinic will be held on the Community Health Program’s Mobile Health Van parked at the Sciotoville Church of Nazarene, 5409 Winchester Ave., Sciotoville.Free Pap tests, pelvic and breast examinations, breast health education and appointments for mamograms will be provided to uninsured an...

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Helphing Americans With Disabilities

By Tonie GarciaSocial Security District Manager in Portsmouth, OHThe World Health Organization held the first World Health Assembly in 1948, and, beginning in 1950, every year on April 7 the world comes together to observe World Health Day. Each year, World Health Day focuses on a particular subject of interest to global health.At Social Security, we focus on people’s health every day. Specifically, we provide benefits for people with disabilities. To he...

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