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Plant Mums Early For Success

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Steve BoehmeHave you planted hardy mums that never came back the next year? One secret to success is to buy them before they bloom and plant them right away. The sooner you plant mums the happier they’ll be. Mums that are trapped in a small pot for too long, or allowed to dry out, rarely come back the following year. If your goal is to have hardy perennial mums, you should treat them as you would any other container-grown flower or vegetable plant.

 

DeWine Sends Fraud Education Toolkits to Ohio Libraries

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced that his office has sent Senior Advocate Fraud Education (SAFE) Toolkits to more than 700 Ohio libraries. The project is funded through a grant obtained by the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section.“Nearly every day in Ohio, someone falls victim to a scam,” Attorney General DeWine said. “We know that prevention and awareness are critical. These toolkits are designed to help com...

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Area students named to dean’s list at Olivet

Olivet Nazarene University announces that area students were named to the dean’s list during the spring 2014 semester. To qualify for inclusion, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale.Ethan Hiles of WheelersburgEmily Jarrells of Wheelersburg

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South Central Ohio Gas Prices Dip

South Central Ohio gas prices fell about seven cents a gallon to $3.44, 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 $3.31 a gallon for regular unleaded and the most expensive gas was in Athens at $3.60.

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Covered Bridge restoration project finished

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe $421,900 project aimed at extending the life of the of Otway Covered Bridge is now complete.Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman said earlier this week the project is finished and a ribbon cutting is schedule for Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. to ceremoniously reopen the bridge.“They (contractor) still has a storage container left at the site that needs to be moved away. They are essentially done and we have the fi...

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Commissioners appropriate $48k to BOE

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOn Tuesday morning the Scioto County Commissioners appropriated $48,000 to the Scioto County Board of Elections (BOE). The money was appropriated as $23,000 to pay poll workers and $25,000 for supplies for the upcoming general election.Officials with the BOE recently met with the commissioners and requested $93,000 to fund the office and its operations through the rest of the year, including paying for the upcoming general ...

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Births at Southern Ohio Medical Center

July 16Mr. and Mrs. Jed and Jennifer Picklesimer of West Portsmouth, daughterAugust 7Brandi and Heath Lewis of Wheelersburg, daughterMr. and Mrs. Copley of Beaver, sonAugust 8Samantha Hodge and Bobby Blevins of Portsmouth, daughterTara Holbrook and Chris Shover of West Portsmouth, sonErica Dyer of Vanceburg (Ky.), daughterAugust 9Genia Sumpter and George Abbott of Peebles, daughter...

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Big Sandy Superstore Hosting Charity Challenge Weekend

Big Sandy Superstore, a Top 50 Home Furnishings Retailer, based in Franklin Furnace, Ohio, has announced a Charity Challenge event, which will benefit numerous charities throughout the Tri-State area. The opportunity to give back to the local community is something that is important to Big Sandy Superstore and its Executive Team. “We hosted a similar event last August and raised nearly $10,000 for charities throughout our communities.”, said CEO Robert Vanhoose. “We are exci...

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Bicentennial Committee Meeting

The Portsmouth Area Bicentennial Committee will hold their regular meeting on Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. At the Welcome Center in Portsmouth. Anyone interested in helping with activities or events is welcome to attend. Join us as we prepare to celebrate this exciting year in our history.

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Start the School Year Off Right; Get Up-to-Date on Your Vaccines

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Back-to-school season is just days away for some students, and that means parents are out getting supplies, new clothes and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines.Unvaccinated children are at increased risk for contracting vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough. They also may spread such diseases which are serious or potentially life-threatening for high-risk individuals such...

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American Cancer Society Looking for Volunteers

Scioto County Relay For Life is looking for volunteers to help in the planning of 2015 Relay For Life. If you enjoy being part of a team, planning events and more importantly helping to finish the fight against cancer please join us!The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. At R...

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College Bound: Parents Should Ensure Children Have Adequate Insurance

COLUMBUS — Classes are starting soon and Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor wants Ohio parents to make sure their children headed to college have adequate insurance protection.“As students prepare for school to start, setting aside time to review insurance can easily get overlooked,” Taylor said. “It’s important that parents talk with their agent to ensure their student(s) is financially protected.”Tay...

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To the Editor,The UNESCO World Heritage Site program is considering three historic sites in southern Ohio for designation as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These sites are Fort Ancient, the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park and the Newark Earthworks.Within the tourism industry, recognition as a World Heritage Site is the equivalent of winning four stars for a restaurant or an Olympic gold medal for an athlete. Having the Hopewell sites listed would bring tourists f...

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New Boston Alumni Association holds banquet

The New Boston Alumni Association held its 18th annual alumni banquet on Saturday, July 26, 2014. The 2014-15 Glenwood High School cheerleaders and band entertained 198 alumni members attending the event. Mr. Steve Hamilton gave the invocation. A buffet style dinner and dancing followed.Teagen Queen, 2014 Valedictorian, received a $1,000 Merit Scholarship. She is the daughter of Abbey Searls and Charles Queen. Teagen will be attending the University of Cincinnati and will study to ...

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SOPA receives $35,000 in grants

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comOne of the main goals of the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) is to bring economic development to Scioto County and to become the primary economic organization in the county.“American Electric Power notified us on Friday, that we (SOPA) are going to receive a local economic advancement program grant for $10,000. The first thing we’re going to use that on is for a brownfield inventory,” said Jason Kester...

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RedStorm men’s soccer No. 7 in preseason poll

Rio Grande/NAIA Sports InformationKANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Rio Grande men’s soccer team is ranked seventh in the 2014 NAIA Coaches’ Preseason Top 25 poll, the national office announced Tuesday.The poll was voted upon by a panel of head coaches representing each of the conferences, independents and unaffiliated groups.The RedStorm is coming off a 16-3-3 finish last season, winning the Mid-South Conference Tournament championship an...

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Craig J. Opperman P.E., Scioto County Engineer, announced the work schedule for the week of August 25, 2014 through August 29, 2014 for his office.ROAD CLOSUREWrights Run Road – TR-121 at the 1.28 mile marker in Union Township will be closed Monday, August 25th, and Tuesday, August 26th, day and night. The closure will be between Tatman-Arion Road and State Route 73. County Engineer’s Crews will be installing a concrete box culvert.Wrights Run Road...

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Glockner Enterprises Monday Night Elks Golf League Results Monday August 18, 2014

1) Johnson’s Shirt Shop (191.5) Winner of Second Half -> will play Crystal Klean Car Wash winner of first half next Monday night for league championship2) Cottle Financial Services (187.0)3) Dakota’s Roadhouse (185.5)4) Desco (183.0)5) Deemer’s Market (181.0)6) Crystal Klean Car Wash (180.0)7) Trophies Unlimited (163.5)8) Luther Transfer (163.0)9) Cross Management (162.5)10) Qu...

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