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PACT planning fifth anniversary celebration

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Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre (PACT) has finalized the details of its fifth season, and is eager to continue their momentum with a season of favorites. The 2014-2015 season line-up consists of “A Year with Frog and Toad, KIDS,” “Disney’s Aladdin, JR,” and “Dear Edwina.” The age range on all shows goes from students six to 18 years of age.


The Pilgrimage

Dudley WootenPDT Outdoor ColumnistIt’s March 2014 and I’m making my annual visit to Amy, Chris, and Connor in Arizona. Little Laura and I flew in yesterday. This flight was nonstop and went well from Columbus to Phoenix. We called and arranged a shuttle (cab) to get to Tucson.The timing was such that we went to a restaurant there with our luggage and ate. From there, I tied up the loose ends of the week by phone. I arranged payment for a job we had...

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Greenup Christian Church celebrate Easter with Message of Love

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky. - Greenup Christian Church (GCC) is celebrating the Easter season which began on what is known as Good Friday, and lasting throughout the Easter holiday.Greenup Christian Church pastor Mike Dennis, said the Easter is all about love.“Real love is our theme for Easter this year at Greenup Christian Church. Love is what the Easter Story is all about. Today, our generation needs the sam...

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PDT Sports ReportSOFTBALLMinford 5, Oak Hill 2The Minford Falcons picked up their 10th win of the season with by picking up a home victory against the Oak Hill Oaks Saturday afternoon.Kelsey Conkey led the way for Minford, striking out 13 batters and walking only one in a complete game....

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Valley takes double-header with the help of suicide squeeze

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe “Suicide Squeeze” is one of the most exciting plays in all of baseball, but not many teams have the courage to pull it off with the game on the line.But locked in a scoreless tie in extra innings, that’s exactly what the Valley Indians did en route to a 1-0 victory over the Ironton Fighting Tigers in the first game of a double-header on Saturday. The game ended in the eighth inning.Valley coach ...

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Turkey gobbles and old tombstones

G Sam PiattPDT Outdoors ColumnistOne day earlier this week I stood at the top of a lonely Carter County ridge at dawn and gave a couple of calls on a crow call.“Caw, caw-w-w-w-w. Caw, caw-w-w-w-w.”From a flat just under the ridge two gobblers sounded off, confirming my suspicion. This was where the flock was roosting, and it’s there that I plan to be set up in camouflage and giving a few hen clucks on my box call when Kentucky̵...

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Easter Egg Hunt held in Mound Park

Wayne Allen | Daily TimesThe Portsmouth Jaycee’s held their Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Mound Park in Portsmouth on Saturday April 19, 2014. Hundreds of people were estimated to be in attendance.

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Auto Repair Shop in Grayson consumed by fire

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGRAYSON, Ky. — According to the Grayson Sheriff’s Department, Bledsoe Auto Repair, a Carter County family business was struck by flames at about 2 a.m. leaving the small business devastated.According to the Grayson Fire Department, the flames completely destroyed the business, declaring it a total loss. Officials said the garage was destroyed, three cars inside and several cars outside were ruined as...

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Greenup Health Department/KSP to host second Prescription Drug Take- Back event

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP, Ky-The Greenup County Health Department (GCHD) is joining forces with Kentucky State Police (KSP) for the second Prescription Drug Take-Back On Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Greenup County Health Department on the front parking lot.According to officials from the GCHD, across the United States, the public has embraced the opportunity these take-back-day events p...

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OLBH Nurse receives DAISY Award

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) has awarded its inaugural DAISY Award to Pamela Workman, BSN, RN who works in OLBH’s Pediatrics Department.According to OLBH, the DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. The award honorees consistently demonstrate excellence through their...

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First Christian Church donated to SSU student Costa Rica trip

Sabrina Brown accepts donations from First Christian Church at 843 3rd street and another from the Churches Christian Women’s fellowship group. Sabrina and a group of Shawnee State University students will travel to a small village in Costa Rica this May taking school supplies to some 70 needy children purchased with your helping donations. The trip will also give students a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience tropical ecosystem conservation by helping in the clean up of tropic...

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Jones, 25th anniversary

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. ...

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SCBDD extends job offer to Hollinger

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) held their monthly board meeting Thursday and offered the position of Superintendent to Benjamin Hollinger. Also considered for the position was Interim Superintendent Julie Monroe.Hollinger and Monroe were the only people interviewed for the position out of the four applicants who applied.The board told The Daily Times they only recognized the ...

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Sens’ down Oaks 12-2 in five innings

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe West Senators used an offensive explosion to get past the Oak Hill Oaks Friday night. West defeated Oak Hill 12-2 in a game that only lasted five innings.Brady Knittel began the evening for West has he hit a two-run bomb in the home half of the first inning. Then, after the Oaks tied the contest with two runs in the top half of the second inning, Knittel blasted another home run, which plated three more runs.Kni...

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Cross-country walker passes through Portsmouth

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAubrey Benmark makes her way on foot, headed south on a trecherous stretch of US Route 23. With construction taking place in the center lanes, traffic is forced extremely close to the already thin shoulder. Cars wizz past her, coming within inches of slamming into her cart, filled with all her possesions. Still, Benmark has seen worse.“In New Jersey…the road was under construction. It forced me literally into the la...

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RIR offers fans a unique experience

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comProfessional athletes are celebrities and their field of play is considered to be Camelot, which doesn’t bode well for the die-hard fans that aspire to meet their favorite superstar or snap a picture from the 50-yard line of the hometown team.For every day, hard-working individuals, those opportunities are non-existent because the chance of a lifetime comes with a hefty price tag.However, the possibility of ex...

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Falcons defeat Mohawks 10-0

PDT Sports ReportMinford used a five-run sixth inning to pull away from SOC II foe Northwest and took a 10-0 victory in the process Thursday evening.Jared Alley led the hitting for the Falcons by going 3-for-4 on the evening with a double and two RBI. Ian Tolle and Matt Joyce each had 3-for-5 days at the dish for Minford while Quentin Smith added two hits in three at-bats and also batted in three ru...

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Valley’s Dunn signs on with Ohio Christian

By Alex HiderPDT Sports ReporterVery few high school athletes get the chance to play in college. Valley High School’s Hayden Dunn was talented enough to garner college offers in two sports.As a third-team All-State defensive end in football and a first-team All-State selection in basketball, Dunn had a choice to make.“I’ve wanted to play college sports since I was a kid, and until a couple months ago, I didn’t know if it was ...

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