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Marlee Martin Appointed as Student Trustee to SSU Board

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Governor Kasich has appointed Marlee Martin, a junior international relations student from Circleville, Ohio, as student trustee on the Shawnee State University Board to serve a two-year term.“I’ve had such amazing experiences and opportunities at Shawnee State University,” Martin said. “I’m looking forward to building upon those experiences as a student trustee and learning more about how decisions are made that impact students.”


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Tim Throckmorton

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Utility question or concern? Call the PUCO Call Center

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) urges consumers to contact the PUCO Call Center at (800) 686-PUCO (7826) when faced with an issue. The PUCO affects every household in Ohio by regulating various utilities including electric and natural gas utilities, local and long distance telephone companies, water and wastewater companies and rail and trucking companies. The PUCO has a staff of dedicated individuals that are highly capable of resolving issues between you (the consumer) and an...

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Secretary of State Husted Announces Details for 2014 Statewide Absentee Ballot Mailing

COLUMBUS – As part of an ongoing mission to ensure it is both easy to vote and hard to cheat in Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted today announced that absentee ballot applications for November’s General Election will be mailed later this month to Ohio voters and start arriving in mailboxes around Labor Day.By simply completing the required information and returning the application to their county board of elections, voters can have their ballots mailed to them, giving...

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Port of South Point Dedication and Grand Opening a Huge Success!

South Point, OH – It was standing room only for the 300 plus people that gathered to hear dignitaries, public officials and Ohio Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor laud the positive outcomes and outline the possibilities for the new Port of South Point located in the Point Industrial Park in South Point, Ohio. Dr. Bill Dingus, executive director of the Lawrence County Development Corporation said, “We are gratified at the excitement and enthusiasm all players and stakeholders exhibit...

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Public Input Sought on Draft Environmental Assessment for Public Access Site Development Projects for the State of Ohio

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife, invites the public to review and comment on a draft Environmental Assessment for the development of public water access sites in Ohio. The draft EA evaluates several alternatives. This includes a proposed alternative that would continue developing and renovating access facilities on lakes and rivers using Sport Fish Restoration funds. These funds come from federal excise taxes on...

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American Lung Association in Kentucky Stresses Back-to-School Checklist for Students with Asthma

As summer sizzles by, families across the nation are prepping for a new school year. A new school environment can sometimes be difficult for children with asthma. This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association highlights tips for families of children with asthma and stresses the importance of crafting a plan to properly manage asthma in a school environment.

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Legislation to protect victims of human trafficking gets national recognition

FRANKFORT – A 4-month-old state law that allows victims of human trafficking forced into prostitution to clear their criminal records was recognized this week as model legislation.The Council of State Governments (CSG) added Senate Bill 184 to its annual list of suggested legislation for the rest of the nation.“This measure allows people who are trafficked to move on and hopefully lead constructive lives,” said bill co-sponsor Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Lo...

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Glockner Enterprises Monday Night Elks Golf League

Results Monday August 11, 20141) Johnson Shirt Shop 176.02) Deemer’s Market 166.03) Dakota’s Roadhouse 162.54) Desco 160.55) Cottle Financial Services 160.06) Crystal Klean Car Wash 158.07) Trophies Unlimited 145.58) Cross Management 145.09) Luther Transfer 144.510) Quality Car & Truck Leasing 136.0Low RoundsA) P.D. Moore (34)B) Dean Bussa/...

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AAA: Kids, Cars, Congestion Coming to Ohio School Zones Near You

As students across Ohio start the school year, AAA reminds motorists to be aware of increased child pedestrian activity, school bus presence and traffic congestion in and around neighborhoods and school zones.“School zone speed limits are in place to save lives,” said Lori cook, safety advisor, AAA East Central. “Motorists need to be especially vigilant during the morning and afternoon hours when children are walking to and from school.”

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Karate National Winners

The A.K.J.U. National Karate & Jitsu tournament was held recently in Chillicothe Ohio. Bender Karate Academy competitors Pete & Levi Newman returned home with 5 medals. Pictured L-R. Levi Newman Gold Kata, Gold Kumite Pete Newman Gold Kata, Silver Kumite , Bronze Weapons The Newman brothers were also presented with All American patches and certificates.

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USEC Inc. Names Glenn Strausser to Manage Quality Assurance at the American Centrifuge Plant

USEC Inc. has named Glenn Strausser to serve as manager of quality assurance at its American Centrifuge Plant. In this role, he will oversee independent oversight and assessment of the plant and will work to ensure the plant’s compliance with safety, safeguards and quality requirements. Strausser reports to Steven Penrod, vice president of enrichment operations. Strausser has served as director of engineering, procurement and construction for the American Centrifuge program since Septem...

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Ducky derby set for Aug. 31

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comThe United Way of Scioto and Adams Counties is set to host its 4th annual Ducky Derby on Aug. 31 at the Court Street Landing in Portsmouth at 11 a.m.According to Mary Ann Miars-Peercy, United Way of Scioto and Adams Counties Executive Director, Pistol’s Auto has donated a 1997 S-10 Truck as the grand prize for this years event.

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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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Plant Mums Early For Success

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.

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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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