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City Council passes emergency legislation

City Council passes emergency legislation

At Monday night’s meeting of the Portsmouth City Council, council reviewed several pieces of legislation for its respective first, second and th...

February 12th, 2018 |  


Her Royal highness

Her Royal highness

Talk with Baylee Martin, and you may find yourself in awe of this enthusiastic young lady. You’ll find a teenager bubbling with personality, yet...

February 12th, 2018 updated: February 12th, 2018. |  


Home Orchards Step By Step

Home Orchards Step By Step

Many people dream of having a home orchard but keep putting it off. One reason is that there can be such a long time (and a lot of work) between plant...

February 12th, 2018 updated: February 12th, 2018. |  


Update: Scioto County snow emergency level modified to a one

Second Update: Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announced that the level one snow emergency has been cancelled effective 2:20 p.m.Update: Scioto ...

February 12th, 2018 updated: February 12th, 2018. |  


West Teacher receives recognition

West Teacher receives recognition

So many of our teachers work above and beyond of is asked of them, while never expecting much in return for that extra time spent. It is nice to see o...

February 11th, 2018 |  


Weird Science, no Superior Science

Weird Science, no Superior Science

Science Fair Projects are not everyone’s favorite memory of their school days, but many of our local kids find Science interesting and curiously...

February 11th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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Tigers edge Titans on Senior Night
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Falcons fly past Jeeps on Senior Night, 55-44
Tigers edge Titans on Senior Night

Tigers edge Titans on Senior Night

NEW BOSTON — Tight contests with tournament atmospheres are a great way for a pair of teams to get ready for the postseason.On Friday evening, t...

February 17th, 2018 updated: February 17th, 2018. |  


Falcons fly past Jeeps on Senior Night, 55-44

Falcons fly past Jeeps on Senior Night, 55-44

This time of year is one to remember for every high school team.Regardless of records or where a school is at, there’s always a night where seni...

February 17th, 2018 updated: February 17th, 2018. |  


Shawnee State’s Ashton Lovely holds the ball out on the right wing.Shawnee State’s Ashton Lovely shoots a ball from deep.The 2017-18 Shawn...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Bears reign supreme

Bears reign supreme

In any athletic stage, there are great games, and then there are contests that are so intense in every facet that it raises the said program in questi...

February 16th, 2018 |  


Bears bounce back, win 86-84

Bears bounce back, win 86-84

It takes a lot for a basketball coach to believe a game is over.That’s why sometimes you see coaches calling for late timeouts, trying to push o...

February 16th, 2018 |  


LIFE


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Celebrity chefs slated for annual dinner, auction

At 31, Ryan Coogler ascends to the top with ‘Black Panther’

It was only his third feature film and, at just 30-years-old, he was making it with Hollywood’s most powerful studio under enormous cultural exp...

February 14th, 2018 |  


The Portsmouth Public Library Events

The Portsmouth Public Library will be closed Monday, February 19, 2018 for staff in-service. All locations will reopen Tuesday, February 20 with regul...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Celebrity chefs on tap for annual dinner, auction

Celebrity chefs on tap for annual dinner, auction

The Counseling Center’s 10th annual Celebrity Chef Dinner and Silent Auction is March 13 at the SOMC Friends Community Center, 1202 18th Street,...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Celebrity chefs slated for annual dinner, auction

Celebrity chefs slated for annual dinner, auction

The Counseling Center’s 10th annual Celebrity Chef Dinner and Silent Auction is March 13 at the SOMC Friends Community Center, 1202 18th Street,...

February 13th, 2018 updated: February 13th, 2018. |  


Valentine’s Day facts and superstitions

Every February 14th people around the world exchange gifts, chocolates and romantic greetings for a day set aside for lovers. Many traditions are foll...

February 13th, 2018 |  


Music can impact emotions

Music is an integral part of the human experience. Songs have been sung for centuries, and music plays an integral role in many cultural ceremonies, r...

February 13th, 2018 |  


OPINION


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My black Julia doll
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Random Acts of Kindness

Yes, ‘it’ happened here. There’s been a mass school shooting in Florida — now what?

Don’t even bother to say something ridiculous like, “It’s not supposed to happen here … “No, it’s not supposed to ...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Keep on truckin’

Keep on truckin’

It was back in 1958 when Dad had Ernie Stuart deliver 8 Hereford heifers here to the farm. Ernie was a livestock hauler and trader and Dad and his dad...

February 15th, 2018 |  


Fix the debt by fixing entitlements

Congress just passed a two-year bipartisan spending bill that will take our $20 trillion debt and start stuffing it with deficit dynamite until it fin...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Lest we forget

Lest we forget

What happened in Scioto County was not an isolated incident—and those outside peering in on rural Appalachia need to take off their judgmental h...

February 14th, 2018 |  


Fountain of youth discovered at Texas funeral home

Fountain of youth discovered at Texas funeral home

My client, although in his eighties, had the body structure of a man in his twenties. He had been a long distance runner before death: a Hall of Famer...

February 14th, 2018 |  


STAY WELL

STAY WELL

Last week as I packed for a speaking engagement in Florida my darling wife asked me a number of times, do you have your hand sanitizer? Since my heart...

February 13th, 2018 |  


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