NEWS


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Is this Appalachia?
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Bloom-Vernon gives back to the community
‘Our job is to create jobs’

‘Our job is to create jobs’

Even though it sits in Piketon, what has long been known as the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant — and commonly referred to as the A-Plant bec...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Is this Appalachia?

Is this Appalachia?

“In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared unconditional war on poverty in the United States, and nowhere was this war more photographed than A...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Legislation tops council agenda

When the Portsmouth City Council meets for its regular session at 6 p.m. Monday, three pieces of legislation will top the agenda.The first is an ordin...

April 20th, 2018 |  


New Boston also opposes A-Plant dump

New Boston joined Portsmouth, Piketon, Jackson and Chillicothe this week, unanimously adopting a resolution confirming they, too, are against the the ...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Bill introduced in effort to enhance addiction treatment

Bill introduced in effort to enhance addiction treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) have introduced the bipartisan Enhancing Access to Addiction Treatment A...

April 19th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Valley baseball, softball programs walk off against Oak Hill

Wednesday (4/18)BASEBALLValley 4, Oak Hill 3Behind two hits and two RBI from Jared Morrow, including a walkoff double, the Valley Indians’ baseb...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Falcons soar in wild walkoff win over Waverly

Falcons soar in wild walkoff win over Waverly

MINFORD — Dream seasons are nothing new for Scioto County as a whole — there’s been plenty of them in a county full of rich sports t...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds’ worst start since the Great Depression prompted a quick hook for Bryan Price.The Reds fired their fifth-year m...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Baseball/Softball Roundup:

Tuesday (4/17)SOFTBALLMinford 5, Notre Dame 4Behind a 3-for-3 day at the plate by Brittani Wolfenbarker, the Minford Falcons’ softball program w...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Two-out hitting propels Senators to 4-0 win

Two-out hitting propels Senators to 4-0 win

WEST PORTSMOUTH — When the players that take the bump for your respective squads perform at a high level, the result is usually a well-contested...

April 18th, 2018 |  


LIFE


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Created for a purpose
Jumper cables for God

Jumper cables for God

Why me? Just one little light left on in our car overnight killed the battery. But there is always a bright spot, isn’t there? Not long after th...

April 14th, 2018 |  


The yellow tablet test

The yellow tablet test

This is part four of a series about Bill, who enrolled in hospice when he was 89. Bill was the superintendent of the electrical and communications dep...

April 14th, 2018 |  


Understanding our identity

Understanding our identity

A man typically defines himself by what he does; a woman by her relationships. Both use their physical attributes, heritage, possessions, backgrounds ...

April 14th, 2018 |  


Visiting Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene

Visiting Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene

Recently, as I was sitting outside a Wheelersburg business, I looked up and saw a gorgeous rainbow circling right over a church that Beverly and I had...

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


Kizers celebrate 50 years

Kizers celebrate 50 years

John and Sue Bennett Kizer Sr. were married April 15, 1968 in Richmond, Ind., by the Reverend George Goris. The couple eloped, and were told by the mi...

April 13th, 2018 updated: April 14th, 2018. |  


ACMs return to Las Vegas with a purpose beyond the party

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six months after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, the genre’s biggest stars are heading back...

April 12th, 2018 |  


OPINION


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Starbucks incident painful wake-up call to confront racial bias

The recent treatment of two black customers by a Starbucks manager in Philadelphia and their resulting arrest was disgraceful.Exactly what transpired ...

April 20th, 2018 |  


What’s on your mind?

What’s on your mind?

As soon as you finish reading this sentence, I’d like you to close your eyes, take three deep breaths – inhaling through your nose, exhali...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Comey’s shoes walk us toward his real motive

Come walk with me. Today we are accepting a post-publication, book-peddling challenge that was issued as a footnote, of sorts.Fired FBI Director James...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Girls play baseball, too

Girls play baseball, too

Did you watch the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own”? Many viewers, including me, learned about the All-American Girls Professional Baseba...

April 20th, 2018 |  


Remembering Barbara Bush — and Robin

Remembering Barbara Bush — and Robin

Only two women were both wife to a president and mother to a president. One was Abigail Adams, who died 200 years ago, Oct. 28, 1818; the other was Ba...

April 19th, 2018 updated: April 20th, 2018. |  


Raising readers

Raising readers

Why is it important to expose babies, toddlers, and younger children to the world of books? Why is it important to read aloud to babies and toddlers? ...

April 19th, 2018 |  


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