COVID-19 NUMBERS

JACKSON COUNTY
(LEVEL 2 - ORANGE)


Cases: 234

Hospitalizations: 27

Deaths: 4

PIKE COUNTY
(LEVEL 2 - ORANGE)


Cases: 167

Hospitalizations: 17

Deaths: 0

ROSS COUNTY
(LEVEL 1- YELLOW)


Cases: 861

Hospitalizations: 116

Deaths: 23

SCIOTO COUNTY
(LEVEL 2 - ORANGE


Cases: 474

Hospitalizations: 48

Deaths: 6

SOURCE: Ohio Department of Health

By RICK GREENE

Southern Ohio Today


In a virtual meeting Tuesday, the Ohio EPA announced it plans to issue the Waste Acceptance Criteria Implementation Plan, which outlines the disposition process for materials allowed to be placed into the controversial On-Site Waste Disposal Facility at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant near Piketon.


The announcement comes despite calls from officials with the Village of Piketon and the Pike County Board of Commissioners for more engagement from the public on the contaminants that will be permitted inside the radiological landfill.


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By LISA MASCARO, ZEKE MILLER and MARY CLARE JALONICK

Associated Press


WASHINGTON — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat before the Nov. 3 election, launching a divisive fight over Democratic objections before a nominee is even announced.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


PORTSMOUTH – Permissive sales tax and a timeline for the improvements at Earl Thomas Conley Park headlined discussion at the meeting of the Scioto County Commissioners on Tuesday.


The permissive sales tax for July was for local sales of $791,547.10 and for local sales of $391,775.63 for a total amount of nearly $1.2 million. The permissive sales tax for July 2020 is an increase of $173.609.46 from July 2019.


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By DEL DUDUIT

Southern Ohio Today


With the shortened high school football season coming down to the wire with two weeks left, conferences have some tight races for championships.


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By AMBER GINTER

Southern Ohio Today


The Portsmouth Unity Art Project will honor the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, which was the date in 1862 that President Abraham Lincoln declared slaves would be free beginning in 1863.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


PIKETON – Piketon Village Council voted to go move forward with a Tax Increment Financing District aimed at providing dollars for economic development.


A TIF District is a public financing method used as a subsidy for redevelopment, infrastructure, and other community-improvement projects.


Solicitor Dale Seif advised the council that he thought creating a TIF District would be “well worth the investment.”


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By DEL DUDUIT

Southern Ohio Today


There are new regional alignments for the approaching high school playoffs, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association.


This after 664 schools opted in for the postseason.


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By AMBER GINTER

Southern Ohio Today


With the crumbling of leaves, cooler weather, and the addition of pumpkin spice everything, fall seems to be missing one significant event that travelers near and far look forward to every year: The Pumpkin Show.


Although Circleville made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show because of COVID-19, festival participants can look forward to attending a new event, all from the comfort and safety of their vehicles.


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By AMBER GINTER

Southern Ohio Today


In an uncertain year that has brought anxiety and uncertainty to many, local churches have come together to remind everyone that faith plays a role in the fight against the pandemic.


Tonight from 7-9 p.m. in Yoctangee Park in Chillicothe, the National Day of Prayer, Ross County group will welcome visitors to “Rejoice Ross County.” 


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By LYNN ELBER

AP Television Writer


LOS ANGELES — “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve.


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