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Dials Awarded Scholarship

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Zion Dials of Portsmouth is one of 11 McDonald’s employees in the Tri-State area that have been awarded a scholarship courtesy of the Betty Hadler Memorial Scholarship Fund. Zion is the recipient of a $500 scholarship.The scholarship is locally funded by McDonald’s Owner/Operators in the Tri-State area, who know their employees work hard to balance school, work and family. They are pleased to support these efforts by providing educational assistance. The recipients were selected based on academic achievement, job performance, leadership qualities, school and community involvement and financial need. Four $2,500 scholarships, two $1,000 and five $500 scholarships were awarded.

 

Repairs slated for ORV Facility

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comWhen the Lawrence County Commissioners agreed to enter into a lease agreement with the state, for use of the Liberation Unit of the Ohio River Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV), it was done with the expectations of repairs being made to the facility. Frances Russ, communications chief of the Ohio Department of Youth Services, said the $542,260 in repairs are being made.Since the facility was a former juvenile correctiona...

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SOMC releases plans for West Portsmouth facility

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn 2013 Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) purchased land from the Scioto County Commissioners in West Portsmouth that was deemed, no longer needed for public use. Since the purchase the land has sat vacant.Recently SOMC officials released on the facility to be built on the land.

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Let’s Talk About Medicare

By Tonie GarciaSocial Security District Manager in Portsmouth, OHOctober is “Talk About Prescriptions Month” and marks the beginning of this year’s Medicare open enrollment period. It’s the perfect time to talk about Medicare prescriptions and the Extra Help available from Social Security. Newly eligible Medicare beneficiaries and current beneficiaries who are considering changes to their Medicare Part D (prescription drug coverage) plan, should a...

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PERI Meeting

The local chapter of Public Employees Retirement, Inc., PERI, will meet Thursday, Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at the New Boston Community Center, 3980 Rhodes Ave. in New Boston. The speaker will be a representative from OPERS Board, Sharon Downs.

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Stage set for third Dancing With Our Stars

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn November 7 the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross will announce those competing in the third season of Dancing With Our Stars.Dancing With Stars is an event designed as a fundraiser for the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. The second season of the event was held earlier this year and raised $98,500.

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ODOT District 9 Travel Report

For the week ending October 18, 2014: The following traffic advisory includes road construction and major maintenance projects requiring lane restrictions and/or closures along the state and federal highway system within ODOT District 9. For statewide information regarding road conditions affected by weather, construction, maintenance or accidents, visit ODOT on the web at www.Ohgo.comDISTRICTWIDE

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Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period Oct. 15 to Dec. 7

A top state official is urging Ohioans on Medicare to utilize the free services provided by the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) for assistance navigating Medicare’s Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 annual open enrollment period. OSHIIP helped Ohioans with Medicare save a record $16.4 million last year.“This is the window for Ohioans to review their options and select Medicare coverage for 2015,” Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director M...

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The Kiwanis Club of Lucasville held its Annual Installation of Officers Ceremony on Monday, September 22. Installed as 2014-2015 officers were: Angela Castle - President; Gary Crandall - Treasurer; and Leanne Allen - Secretary. The Board of Director members who were installed for 2014-2015 are as follows: Steve Allen, Lisa Buckler, Audrey Trusz, Sandy Cable, Jerry Buckler, Randy Rucker, and Bruce Coburn.Newly installed President Angela Castle addressed the group and gave each membe...

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Veterinary Assistant Training Program offered at Shawnee State

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – From October 13 to March 2 of 2015, Shawnee State University will be offering a two-part program for aspiring veterinary assistants.The veterinary assistant training program is intended to help individuals gain basic skills and knowledge necessary to perform in a veterinary office, animal shelter, pet store or kennel at entry-level positions.Veterinary assistants play a hands-on role with animals under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian a...

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Dan Rogers Retires from Centrus

PIKETON, Ohio – Dan Rogers, general manager of American Centrifuge Plant operations for Centrus Energy Corp., has retired, concluding an accomplished 40-year career at the Piketon site.

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Jim Lewis Named General Manager at the American Centrifuge Plant

Centrus Energy Corp. has named Jim Lewis to serve as general manager of American Centrifuge Plant operations, effective October 1. He will be responsible for leading the Company’s activities at the site associated with the American Centrifuge Technology Demonstration and Operations Agreement under contract with UT-Battelle, LLC, the operator of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. This agreement provides for continued research, development and demonstration of the American Centrifuge technolo...

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St. Peters Over 55 Club to continue with HEAP

The St. Peters Over 55 Club of Wheelersburg met on Monday, Sept. 8 with a covered dish dinner served. John Pendkand, president opened the meeting with a blessing over the meal. He then opened the business meeting with the pledge to the flag. The secretaries report and treasurers report was given and approved.The president announced that the HEAP winter program will be continued this year and more information on location and times will be available soon. ...

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Majority of motorists overlook routine vehicle maintenance

October is Car Care Month and to celebrate, AAA East Central is offering free battery and electrical system checks to help motorists prepare for the winter driving season. Battery wellness clinics will be held at select AAA locations throughout the month.“Learning how to handle common maintenance issues is beneficial to anyone who gets behind the wheel,” said Steve Popovich, managing director of AAA East Central’s Auto Service Department. “Proper maintenance...

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Culinary Students at Scioto Tech make amazing pizzas

Spencer Swayne from Valley Wholesale Foods was a guest speaker for the Scioto County Career Technical Center’s Culinary and Food Service program. Swayne demonstrated how to compare types of pizza dough, sauces, cheeses, and calculating costs. Each student made a pizza and from the experience gained the confidence and skills to create an amazing product. Valley Wholesale Foods donated all the flour, pizza sauce and toppings used for the demonstrations. Culinary student Charles Meadows (L...

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Historic Malabar Farm is Worth a Trip

Steve BoehmeOnce upon a time, our family uprooted from suburban Philadelphia and moved to Adams County, Ohio. It wasn’t a hasty decision. For several years we read and studied about small farms and country living, explored Ohio during vacation trips, and prepared ourselves for a major lifestyle change. Among our favorite books during those years was the classic “Pleasant Valley” by Louis Bromfield, but it wasn’t until this past September that we finally visi...

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Leaf Pickup Schedule

The Portsmouth Public Service Department will be starting its annual leaf pickup on October 29, 2014. The entire City will be covered twice in six weeks according to the following schedule.There are some changes, so please read the schedule.Citizens are asked to rake their leaves in the street next to the curb at least one day ahead of the schedule. Please rake leaves separately from brush or other objects, if you have bagged leaves place them where you place your garbag...

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Retaining Walls Solve Many Landscape Problems

Steve BoehmeOne of the most cost-effective and dramatic improvements you can make in your landscape is to define your planting beds with retaining walls. Landscape walls can “tie together” your foundation plantings and extend your home visually, enhancing its value and making maintenance easier. They can solve landscape problems such as slopes along the foundation, bringing plantings up level with the house for a more professional look. You can also use them to visually...

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