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 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 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.


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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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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


     The Pike County General Health District has distributed information recently about students and staff at schools in Pike County testing positive for the coronavirus, but that the occurrence of positive cases does not indicate any fault or wrongdoing. 


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By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS 

Associated Press


     COLUMBUS — About one in six Ohio school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events, exceeding the limits set by Gov. Mike DeWine in last month's sports order, records show.


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By BRET BEVENS

Southern Ohio Today


     JACKSON – The Jackson Board of Commissioners appropriated funds to meet local match requirements for a Community Oriented Policing Services grant through the Department of Justice.


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