Pike Outreach Food Pantry To Open New Location May 17th

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

A ribbon cutting takes place Tuesday, May 17th for the Pike Outreach Food Pantry’s new location at 306 Bridge Street in Waverly. The ceremony takes place at 4pm Tuesday

Pike Outreach Council of Churches

The Pike Council Outreach Council of Churches announced their plans to move in late January, telling Litter Media they hoped to move their Operation Center to a new location as early as the end February, from their former location at 107 West Second Street in Waverly.

The new location is the former Heritage Nazarene Church at 306 Bridge Street in Waverly, according to Executive Director Techia Potter, who spoke with Litter Media’s Mike Smith on January 31st, 2022.

The Outreach Council started their food pantry in 1968, assisting needy Pike County residents. Their co-ed homeless shelter observed their 25th year of operation in March.

According to their original Facebook page post, From 1968, the Outreach Council had worked from donated space, which frequently changed. In 1997, we acquired a run-down home, which was converted to a pleasant homeless shelter — (Bridgehaven, 109 W. 2nd St., Waverly, OH.) In 2002, the two-story building next door (107 W. 2nd St.) became available. For the first time ever, we were able to dispense food and other services from a single location. The Outreach Council is funded through its Friends and Supporters, regional church bodies, local congregations, organizations, companies, the CROP walk, volunteers and grants.”

Potter says the new outreach center location enables the Outreach Council to expand the operation in order to help more people, create more supply storage, and comply with standards established by the Americans with Disability Act.

However, with that larger facility and outreach, it will also require more volunteers to help the operation. If you would like to become involved as a volunteer or donate to their community work, call the Pike County Outreach Council at (740) 947-7151.

Portsmouth Connex Wild Ride Scheduled For June 18th

Presented By Hometown-Motors, Inc.

(Portsmouth) – The Wild Ride  is not a race and launches from the Shawnee State Beach Parking Lot by the Black Bear DGC (Disc Golf Course).

The cyclist may choose from three route options, for the June 18th 2022 event.

The Bear Cub is meant to challenge beginner riders, the Bobcat is an intermediate route for more experienced riders, and the Rattler Roll is an advanced route full of challenging hills and twisting downhill turns.

Aid stations will be provided along all three courses.

A registration fee of $25/rider is required in advance no later than 8pm on Sunday, June 12th.

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The U Crowned Boys & Girls Champs of the SVC Meet

Presented by Atomic Speedway

The Unioto Boys and Girls Track & Field teams are SVC Champs. Dan Ramey/Litter Media

The Unioto Boys and Girls swept the 2022 Scioto Valley Conference Meet held at Zane Trace Friday.

The Shermans (162) finished 34 points ahead of Adena (128) in the Girls Meet. Westfall (113) placed third ahead of Zane Trace (97), Huntington (86), Piketon (38), Paint Valley (13) and Southeastern (6).

For the Boys’, The U (149) was followed by Zane Trace (133), Southeastern (83.5), Piketon (74.5), Paint Valley (66), Westfall (59), Huntington (57) and Adena (37).

Top performances included SVC records set in the Pole Vault by Mustangs Tyler Shipley and Peyton Proffitt. Shipley’s 14’4” vault shattered the mark set by Huntington’s Logan Chaney in 2013 (13’8”). Proffitt’s 11’6” vault broke the 2015 record set by Piketon’s Maddie Reed (11’).

In the other Field Events, Adena’s Sydney Foglesong won the Shot Put and Discus with Peyton Proffitt winning the Long Jump and Makaela Lovely won the High Jump. Lucas Ray from Zane Trace won the High Jump, Paint Valley’s Cole Miller the Long Jump, Spencer Brower of Zane Trace took the Shot put and Alan Auston threw the Discus the farthest.  

Paris DeBord finished ahead of the field in the Girls 100 and 200 meter dashes. Paint Valley’s Cole Miller did the same in the Boys Meet.

Zane Trace’s Brooklyn Wade grabbed the top spot in the Girls 400 while Huntington’s Seth McCloskey won the Boys 400. The Pioneers’ Marie Southern finished ahead of the field in the 800 and 1600 Meter Runs and Gabe Lynch from Unioto placed ahead of the field in both as well.

Unioto’s Briana Nelson took the Girls 3200 and Corey Schobelock finished first.

The Shermans took first in the Girls 4×100, 4×200 and 4×400 relays while Zane Trace finished ahead of Unioto in the 4×800. It was similar for the Boys, winning the 4×100, 4×200 and 4×800, but Huntington took the 4×400.

The Girls 100 Meter Hurdles went to Westfall’s Peyton Proffitt and Unioto’s Karlee Renner was tops in the 300 Meter Hurdles. For the Boys, Jacob Lennox of Southeastern took the 100 Hurdles and Unioto’s Maddox Fox won the 300 Hurdles.

Up next for the teams, the District Tournaments beginning Monday and Tuesday.