Up North

Up North

This July, Laura and I were fortunate enough to be invited to go on vacation with our son Jon and his family. That makes Momaw, Popaw, Jon, Carrie, Re...

January 6th, 2016 |  


Making the World a Better Place

Making the World a Better Place

We’ve all heard the comments:“Nothing good ever happens here…”“The old money in town doesn’t want anything good to...

January 6th, 2016 |  


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 |  


How old is too old to sit on Santa’s lap?

How old is too old to sit on Santa’s lap?

Finishing up my second week as the new editor of the newspaper here in Portsmouth has been an exciting and challenging experience to this point.The ci...

December 17th, 2015 |  


Pratt’s Preferences

Pratt’s Preferences

Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comI love participating in community activities, tasting new wines and beers, trying unique recipes and foods, listeni...

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. |  


WHY FALL?

WHY FALL?

Dudley WootenWhy is fall for planting? Why not? Let me count the ways this is a win-win situation.ONE – Temperatures are going down and watering...

November 10th, 2015 |  


Newspaper reflects positives in our community

Newspaper reflects positives in our community

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comOver the last several years I have refrained from defending our newspaper when someone has a misconception about ...

October 8th, 2015 |  


‘The Martian’ is out of this world

‘The Martian’ is out of this world

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIf you see one more movie this year, make it “The Martian” — an action and emotionally packed t...

October 7th, 2015 |