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Final Fridays at Bonneyfiddle

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By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comLocal artists and businesses have rallied together to plan a musical and visual art event that they hope to make a monthly gathering called Final Fridays Boneyfiddle Art and Music Fest.The event is being headed by local musician Gail Valentine and artist Charlie Haskins. Valentine has been heavily involved in the local music scene and Haskins teaches art at Shawnee State University and operates as owner of local art gallery Haskins House.


Clay golf takes tri-match in tune-up for Sectionals

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Clay Panthers finished with a team score of 169 Wednesday afternoon on the front nine of Shawnee Golf Course, a score good enough for first place in a tri-match with Portsmouth (174) and North Adams (196).“They played really well,” Clay golf coach Jason Van Deusen. “This is our first time breaking 170 at at Shawnee.”Taylor Swayne led the way for Clay with a low score of 38. He shared the m...

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Minford stays unbeaten in SOC play

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comWEST PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Playing their third game in as many days, the Minford girls soccer coach knew how important it was to take an early lead.“It was important that we started out strong and got out to an early lead so I could get some subs in. Otherwise, we would have been dragging pretty bad,” he said.The Lady Falcons did just that in their 2-0 victory over West Wednesday evening. Five minutes ...

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Clay downs Western in four

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Clay Panthers improved their record to 6-4 overall and 5-2 in SOC play with a victory over Western. The Panthers beat the Indians 25-15, 23-25, 25-13, 25-21 to take the match in four sets.Statistics usually don’t tell the story but in this contest, they bear a close resemblance to reality. Clay coach Jill Tipton said, “Our team played a well-rounded game,” and the stats back up that claim.The P...

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Steven A. Hunter Hope Fund Tennis Tournament raises funds for area children

Submitted Press ReleaseThe eighth annual Steven A Hunter Hope Fund was held Sept. 6 and 7 at the Steven A. Hunter Tennis Center at Portsmouth High School and the Dr. William E Daehler Tennis Center at Shawnee State University. The weather was beautiful Saturday morning for the start of regular tournament play as 25 teams competed in nine different events. The finals were played on Sunday afternoon.

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Romanello scores two as Valley tops Clay

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comOn the back of junior Brice Romanello, the Valley Indians cruised to a 5-0 victory over the Clay Panthers in Lucasville Tuesday night.Romanello scored two goals and added two assists in the contest. Adam Friend, Zack Gahm and Aaron Linne also added goals for the Indians.Valley goalie Alex Gahm stopped 11 shots and recorded a shutout. Clay goalie Michael Gleason totaled 12 saves.Valley travels to Piketon on...

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Stewart named Mid-South Runner of the Week

Sports ReleasePORTSMOUTH, Ohio – Shawnee State runner Joe Stewart has been named the Mid-South Conference runner of the week after posting a victory in the 16th Annual Shawnee State Invitational, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon.The Crown City, Ohio, native finished the 8k race in 26:43 ahead of three other SSU runners who rounded out the top four at Earl Thomas Conley Riverside Park, leading the No. 7 ranked squad to a team victory, as well....

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‘Hawks rally to beat Jeeps

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comThe Northwest Mohawks won a five-set match against the South Webster Jeeps in McDermott Tuesday. Northwest beat South Webster 22-25, 25-23, 23-25, 25-20, 15-13 to earn the victory.Haleigh Vastine, Alli Sargent, Alexus Lisath, Rachel Jenkins and Brooke Miller had strong performances for the Mohawks. Vastine recorded 18 kills while Lisath added 10 kills and 10 blocks in the winning effort.Offensively, Jenkins led the ...

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Lady Trojans fall back to .500

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comThe Portsmouth Trojans volleyball team dropped to 0-2 on the week Tuesday night with a 4 game loss to West. The Senators defeated the Trojans 25-21, 21-25, 25-20, 25-16. The Lady Trojans’ Bailey Horsley and Aiden Fields played well despite the loss. Horsley totaled 12 kills and 4 aces, and Fields added 13 kills of her own.The loss to West the the second in as many days for the Lady Trojans, who also lost in a thrilling fi...

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Pike County eradicates $475,000 in marijuana

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPike County authorities, with the help of other agencies, have eradicated $475,000 worth of marijuana plants.Pike County Sheriff Richard Henderson says members of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation (BCI&I) and the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) conducted their annual marijuana eradication in Pike County recently.Henderson said the agencies w...

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Greenup schools closed following threat

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comGREENUP COUNTY, Ky. — According to reports from Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 14, the 11-year old female juvenile responsible for creating the ficticious Facebook account and posting a threat of violence toward Greenup County Schools, has been charged with Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree. Terroristic Threatening is a Class C Felony and is punishable by imprisonment not less than five years nor more tha...

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Suit filed against former Carter County bailiff

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comAccording to U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky officials, Michael Ann Porter, a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted while in custody, has filed a lawsuit against Carter County.Reports reveal that a motion was filed Aug. 21, 2014, in U.S. District Court, in which Porter (plaintiff) names former Carter County Bailiff Earl E. Buckler, Sheriff Casey Brammell, the sheriff’s office, Carter ...

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County ranks high is state infrastructure

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comScioto County is known for a number of things — in some circles it’s known for the number of roads and bridges within it.Recently Scioto County Engineer Craig Opperman shared a ranking put out by the County Engineers Association of Ohio on the amount of roads and bridges each county has. Opperman said his office maintains 414 miles of roadway throughout Scioto County and is ranked number 12 in the state for the ...

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Right to Life to host annual Life Chain

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comNEW BOSTON — The Scioto County Right to Life (SCRL) will conduct its annual Lila Donley Life Chain on Sunday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Vinyl Kraft, 3404 Rhodes Avenue, New Boston, at 1:45 p.m. The Life Chain will begin at 2 p.m.Rev. Robert Coffey of Apostolic Gospel Church, and president of SCRL, said the annual Life Chain is an important event for the local community.

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Lawrence considers building jail by 2020

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comLes Boggs, chairman of the Lawrence County Commissioners, recently formed a committee with the objective of forming a plan to build a new jail in Lawrence County by 2020.Meanwhile, the Lawrence County Commissioners are still working in corporation with the state of Ohio to lease the Liberation Unit of the former Ohio River Valley Juvenile Correctional Facility (ORV) in Scioto County for a jail. The commissioners have expres...

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Carter County drug take back event

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comThe Carter County, Ky., Sheriff’s Department (CCSD) is reporting that they will be working in conjunction with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), to host a Take Back event of prescription drugs on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.According to reports, the CCSD and DEA will offer the public what will be the ninth opportunity in four years t...

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Phone home

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comI want to make sure you don’t throw away your new Frontier Portsmouth telephone directory.Maybe you need just about a quarter of an inch boost in that restaurant booth - the Frontier Portsmouth telephone directory is perfect. Maybe you need something to stuff under that drafty door - the Frontier Portsmouth telephone directory is perfect. And then, that pesky fly buzzing around your head is probably expecting a fly sw...

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