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Final Fridays at Bonneyfiddle

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comLocal artists and businesses have rallied together to plan a musical and visual art event that they hope to make a monthly gathering called Final Fridays Boneyfiddle Art and Music Fest.The event is being headed by local musician Gail Valentine and artist Charlie Haskins. Valentine has been heavily involved in the local music scene and Haskins teaches art at Shawnee State University and operates as owner of local art gallery Haskins House.


Stewart named Mid-South Runner of the Week

Sports ReleasePORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Shawnee State runner Joe Stewart has been named the Mid-South Conference runner of the week after posting a victory in the 16th Annual Shawnee State Invitational, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon.The Crown City, Ohio, native finished the 8k race in 26:43 ahead of three other SSU runners who rounded out the top four at Earl Thomas Conley Riverside Park, leading the No. 7 ranked squad to a team victory, as well....

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‘Hawks rally to beat Jeeps

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Northwest Mohawks won a five-set match against the South Webster Jeeps in McDermott Tuesday. Northwest beat South Webster 22-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13 to earn the victory.Haleigh Vastine, Alli Sargent, Alexus Lisath, Rachel Jenkins and Brooke Miller had strong performances for the Mohawks. Vastine recorded 18 kills while Lisath added 10 kills and 10 blocks in the winning effort.Offensively, Jenkins led the ...

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Lady Trojans fall back to .500

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Trojans volleyball team dropped to 0-2 on the week Tuesday night with a 4 game loss to West. The Senators defeated the Trojans 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16. The Lady Trojans’ Bailey Horsley and Aiden Fields played well despite the loss. Horsley totaled 12 kills and 4 aces, and Fields added 13 kills of her own.The loss to West the the second in as many days for the Lady Trojans, who also lost in a thrilling fi...

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Pike County eradicates $475,000 in marijuana

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPike County authorities, with the help of other agencies, have eradicated $475,000 worth of marijuana plants.Pike County Sheriff Richard Henderson says members of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) and the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) conducted their annual marijuana eradication in Pike County recently.Henderson said the agencies w...

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Greenup schools closed following threat

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — According to reports from Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 14, the 11-year old female juvenile responsible for creating the ficticious Facebook account and posting a threat of violence toward Greenup County Schools, has been charged with Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree. Terroristic Threatening is a Class C Felony and is punishable by imprisonment not less than five years nor more tha...

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Suit filed against former Carter County bailiff

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comAccording to U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky officials, Michael Ann Porter, a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted while in custody, has filed a lawsuit against Carter County.Reports reveal that a motion was filed Aug. 21, 2014, in U.S. District Court, in which Porter (plaintiff) names former Carter County Bailiff Earl E. Buckler, Sheriff Casey Brammell, the sheriff’s office, Carter ...

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County ranks high is state infrastructure

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County is known for a number of things — in some circles it’s known for the number of roads and bridges within it.Recently Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman shared a ranking put out by the County Engineers Association of Ohio on the amount of roads and bridges each county has. Opperman said his office maintains 414 miles of roadway throughout Scioto County and is ranked number 12 in the state for the ...

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Right to Life to host annual Life Chain

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comNEW BOSTON — The Scioto County Right to Life (SCRL) will conduct its annual Lila Donley Life Chain on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Vinyl Kraft, 3404 Rhodes Avenue, New Boston, at 1:45 p.m. The Life Chain will begin at 2 p.m.Rev. Robert Coffey of Apostolic Gospel Church, and president of SCRL, said the annual Life Chain is an important event for the local community.

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Lawrence considers building jail by 2020

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comLes Boggs, chairman of the Lawrence County Commissioners, recently formed a committee with the objective of forming a plan to build a new jail in Lawrence County by 2020.Meanwhile, the Lawrence County Commissioners are still working in corporation with the state of Ohio to lease the Liberation Unit of the former Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV) in Scioto County for a jail. The commissioners have expres...

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Carter County drug take back event

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe Carter County, Ky., Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) is reporting that they will be working in conjunction with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), to host a Take Back event of prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.According to reports, the CCSD and DEA will offer the public what will be the ninth opportunity in four years t...

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Phone home

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comI want to make sure you don’t throw away your new Frontier Portsmouth telephone directory.Maybe you need just about a quarter of an inch boost in that restaurant booth - the Frontier Portsmouth telephone directory is perfect. Maybe you need something to stuff under that drafty door - the Frontier Portsmouth telephone directory is perfect. And then, that pesky fly buzzing around your head is probably expecting a fly sw...

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River Valley Beer Fest this weekend

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comTwelve breweries will be participating in the River Valley Craft Beer Fest this Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. on the parking lot of The Party Connection on 11th Street in Portsmouth.“The public is invited,” Curtis DuPuy, one of the organizers, said. “You have to have a ticket to get in. You have to be 21 to get in and you can buy tickets at the gate or you can buy pre-sale tickets which are currently bei...

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Judge considers testimony in sex abuse trial

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comTwo girls, ages 9 and 11, and an 8-year-old boy rescued from an alleged abusive home in Wheelersburg in February will most likely testify in the trial of three people charged with sexual abuse from another room other than the courtroom.Assistant Scioto County Prosecutor Pat Apel said Judge William T. Marshall held a hearing on Friday to determine whether the children would testify or not.“It was on the stat...

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Company relocates jobs to Portsmouth

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comMako Finished Products has relocated between 10 and 15 jobs from China to a facility in Portsmouth, where they have began machining and finishing castings produced by OSCO Industries.“It’s very exciting that we are ‘reshoring’ jobs from overseas,” said Jason Kester, Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) director.Kester said a grand opening for the facility has been schedule for Oct. 2....

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‘Burg remains perfect with thrilling win over Waverly

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comTuesday night’s volleyball matchup in Wheelersburg featured the reigning three-time SOC II champions against the league’s undefeated first-place team. The match lived up to the hype.The Lady Pirates (7-0, 7-0 SOC) used two furious comebacks in the third and fourth games to defeat Waverly (8-5, 5-2 SOC) 20-25, 25-22, 27-24, 25-22. Wheelersburg trailed 19-11 in game three and 22-19 in game four, but big runs from thei...

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‘Love Your Neighbor’ 5k and BBQ

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSOUTH SHORE, Ky. — First United Methodist Church (FUMC) reports they will host a ‘Love Your Neighbor’ 5k run and block party. The event will kick off with a health fair on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m., followed by the 5k and community block party to begin at 6 p.m.According to reports, the health fair will be equipped with informational booths as well as simple free testing (Blood pressure, cho...

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‘Burg ranked third in State

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Wheelersburg Pirates have been deemed has one of the best football teams in the state of Ohio.According to the first Associated Press (AP) poll released this week, Wheelersburg (3-0) is ranked third in Division V, while receiving one first-place vote.Wheelersburg coach Rob Woodward is pleased with his team’s recognition but didn’t want to dwell on the early poll rankings.

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