MAX GREENE

For Southern Ohio Today


ABOVE: Jeremiah Sautter, of Waverly, takes part in the Lake White Boat Parade, shown right.

By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


     PORTSMOUTH - The Friends of Portsmouth, along with nine corporate sponsors, the Portsmouth Rotary Club and the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce put on the only free community organization or municipality-operated fireworks display in the area on Saturday night at Spartan Stadium.


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By AMBER GINTER

Southern Ohio Today


     Susan Frasher’s father was a decorated World War I veteran who did not receive military rights at the time of his death and that never sat well with her.


     So, she did something about it and became a member of the Portsmouth American Legion Post 23 Honor Guard to make sure local veterans are shown the respect they deserve. 


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By TOM WITHERS

AP Sports Writer


     CLEVELAND — They've been known as the Cleveland Indians since 1915. Those days could be over.


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     Once again, hope dangles in Cincinnati.


     Ohio football hero and Athens native Joe Burrow is the buzz all over the Queen City.


     Who-dey fans are excited with anticipation that he might be the savior the Jungle faithful have been waiting for all these years.


     They are not asking for much either --- just a winning season for starters.


     Last year, the Bengals were 2-14. They have not had a winning season since 2015 when they went 12-4 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.


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By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and KANTELE FRANKO

Associated Press


     COLUMBUS — Ohio is using a new color-coded, county-by-county coronavirus alert and advisory system to assess which areas may be seeing flare-ups of cases and should take additional precautions, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday as he also announced much-awaited guidance for reopening schools.


     The alert system, begun Thursday, takes into account seven indicators for each county, such as sustained increases in cases and in coronavirus-related hospital admissions, outpatient visits and emergency room visits.


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STAFF REPORT


     Sunil Ahuja, Ph.D., has been appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Shawnee State University, according to a statement issued Thursday.


     Dr. Ahuja will also hold the academic rank of Professor of Political Science with tenure in the Department of Social Sciences at SSU. The appointment followed a nationwide search in preparation for the retirement of former Provost Becky Thiel.


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By DEL DUDUIT

Southern Ohio Today


     What a way to finish a career.


     Bailey Cummins has been named the Mid-South Conference Female Student Athlete of the Year for the 2019-2020 season.


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By AMBER GINTER

Southern Ohio Today


     For a Georgian style home in Ross County that had seen its better days, some thought of demolition and other uses for the space on West Springfield Street in Frankfort.


     Curtis Claytor and Emmely Corkwell Claytor, had other ideas.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


     The controversial issue of a city tax in Jackson is back on the table as Jackson City Council announced plans to establish a ballot issue in November for a 1.5 percent income tax for city residents.


     City Council passed the first readings of an ordinances and two resolutions to put these plans into action at Monday’s special meeting.


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Southern Ohio Today


     One positive adjustment that has come out of the coronavirus pandemic for colleges and universities has been the ability to continue to recruit athletes without players coming onto campuses.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


     The COVID-19 pandemic has had dramatic impacts on the American way of life and not even the revered election process has been spared.


     After the passage of Ohio House Bill 680, the legislation is now moving through the Government Oversight and Reform Committee of the Ohio Senate, and local election officials wait to see what changes they will have to implement to their election processes.


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By AMBER GINTER

Southern Ohio Today


     From throwing fastballs to spiking serves, running miles, dribbling down courts, and launching weights, Taylor Baker played a little bit of everything and was once known for her triathlete ambitions.


     Baker was approached by numerous schools for her track and field ability, but when she began being courted by the staff at Cornell University, she knew she couldn’t turn the opportunity down. And then, her faith played a key role.


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