The Commissioner’s Corner

The Commissioner’s Corner

This is the first of what I hope to be many columns written about our area, our past, our progress, and the great people who call Scioto County home. ...

January 1st, 2016 |  


Museum showcasing local painters

Museum showcasing local painters

The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center (SOMACC) is currently welcoming the community to tour its halls and take in the minds of local artists, t...

December 16th, 2015 |  


A year of serendipity with Sara

A year of serendipity with Sara

I’ve written a lot about my wife, Sara, over the past year. She is often mentioned in my columns and Facebook posts. Through little anecdotes, I...

December 14th, 2015 |  


Supporting small business

Supporting small business

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth is ever-growing with small businesses that provide opportunities and options for the community. From gou...

December 1st, 2015 updated: December 1st, 2015. |  


Spinnati does it again and again

Spinnati does it again and again

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comI have had my Christmas season fix. There is absolutely nothing I look more forward to every year than The Christ...

December 1st, 2015 |  


Giving thanks in my world

Giving thanks in my world

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comI have so looked forward to writing my Thanksgiving column this year. I have been chomping at the bit. This has b...

November 24th, 2015 |  


Newspaper media inform readers about the best deals on Black Friday and throughout the season

Newspaper media inform readers about the best deals on Black Friday and throughout the season

By: David Chavern, President & CEO, Newspaper Association of AmericaThe infamous day-after-Thanksgiving retail bonanza – affectionately dubb...

November 22nd, 2015 |  


Mission trip to Brazil

Mission trip to Brazil

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comRecently, God granted me yet another opportunity to travel abroad on a mission trip. This time it was...

November 20th, 2015 |  


Crabtree’s Carpet fire remembered

Crabtree’s Carpet fire remembered

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOne year later, the fire that destroyed Crabtree’s Carpet store in Lucasville, remains fresh on the minds o...

November 19th, 2015 |  


Pratt’s Preferences

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comI love to participate in community activities, taste new wines and beers, try unique recipes and foods, listen to i...

November 11th, 2015 |