NEWS


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Grandmothers arraigned in court
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Alleged conspiracy
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Arrests made in Rhoden murders

Scioto Economic Development recieves more than $68,000

Over $68,000 has been awarded to the Scioto County Economic Development Department by Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth. “Out of that money $18,000 has gone...

November 13th, 2018 |  


SSU/SEA reach contract agreement

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – In a joint statement released today (Tuesday), Shawnee State University (SSU) and Shawnee Education Association (SEA) announc...

November 13th, 2018 |  


Arrests made in Rhoden murders

Arrests made in Rhoden murders

“We’re not going to leave the county until we have solved these horrible murders.”These were the words of Ohio Attorney General, now...

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


Local activist launches online petition to stop A-plant waste facility

Well-known local activist and former worker at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Vina Colley is attempting to take nationwide her quest to block...

November 12th, 2018 |  


Locals reach 100 and 102 milestones

Locals reach 100 and 102 milestones

Margaret Kuhn Turns 100 Margaret Amelia Victoria Burk Kuhn was born on November 11, 1918, the day that World War I ended, and the reason for the ̶...

November 12th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Harris, Kammler compete at state

Harris, Kammler compete at state

On a cold and frigid morning in Hebron, Ohio near Columbus, the two qualifiers for the state cross country races, Matthew Harris of Minford and Aiden ...

November 13th, 2018 |  


OSSCA releases all-state honors

OSSCA releases all-state honors

On Saturday, the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA) released their all-state honorees for all-state first and second teams, and once a...

November 12th, 2018 |  


Pirates outlast Greeneview, 35-13

Pirates outlast Greeneview, 35-13

The Jamestown Greeneview Rams gave the Wheelersburg Pirates absolutely everything they had Saturday night at Herrnstein Field in Chillicothe, but stil...

November 10th, 2018 updated: November 11th, 2018. |  


West 5th/6th grade claims Peewee Super Bowl

West 5th/6th grade claims Peewee Super Bowl

On a cold, frigid afternoon, the Portsmouth West Senators were able to win the 5th and 6th grade peewee football Super Bowl over the Minford Falcons 1...

November 10th, 2018 updated: November 10th, 2018. |  


Hammond to compete against the world

Hammond to compete against the world

For Chad Hammond, keeping fit and competing in power lifting events is a way of life.The 45 year old school teacher at Portsmouth High School has been...

November 9th, 2018 |  


SOC football honors

On Friday, the SOC their first and second team honors for the SOC I as well as the conference’s superlative accolades for the first division. Th...

November 9th, 2018 |  


LIFE


From Elvis to Elvira: Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban talks about their holiday show

From Elvis to Elvira: Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban talks about their holiday show

“Giddy up oom poppa, mow mow.”The above lyric, for lack of a better word, is probably not the most artistic composition ever written. But ...

October 26th, 2018 |  


Relationships: can someone’s inner critic cause them to put up with abusive behaviour?

Relationships: can someone’s inner critic cause them to put up with abusive behaviour?

If one is used to spending time around people who are abusive, they can come to the conclusion that they are a victim. It is then not that one is play...

October 24th, 2018 |  


New administration may equal some changes at Riffe Center

New administration may equal some changes at Riffe Center

The new artistic director for the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts at Shawnee State University, Stan Workman, who is also a professor in the university&...

October 24th, 2018 |  


Goodwill of Southern Ohio to hold first Halloween bash

The event is labeled Goodwill’s “Inaugural Halloween Bash and Live Auction.”Goodwill of Southern Ohio Communications Director Jonath...

October 23rd, 2018 |  


Community of Christ 2237 Russell Avenue West Portsmouth will gather for 10:30 AM Morning Worship on Sunday October 14 with guest ministers, Doug and C...

October 13th, 2018 |  


OPINION


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Give thanks

Helping veterans and active duty service members

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members o...

November 13th, 2018 |  


Too good to be true?

Too good to be true?

Remember how we always say that diet and exercise aka lifestyle stuff, are abysmally poor explanations or treatments for weight problems. The message ...

November 12th, 2018 |  


Musings on a dark and gloomy day

Musings on a dark and gloomy day

Friday was a rainy, overcast, gloomy day, not fit for outdoor activity, but perfect for curling up in front of the fireplace with a good book.I have t...

November 12th, 2018 |  


When life reminds us that we don’t have a clue

When life reminds us that we don’t have a clue

When life bears its teeth for absolutely no reason at all (or at least it seems that way) we have a choice to make. And likewise, when we cannot belie...

November 11th, 2018 |  


Lt. Thomas K. Coles 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Lt. Thomas K. Coles 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

As I was walking through Greenlawn Cemetery, I spotted a large monument midway through the cemetery. The memorial seemed to be reaching toward the hea...

November 9th, 2018 |  


An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

After more than two decades of ministry to people, I have come to believe that a failure to give thanks is at the heart of much, if not most, of the s...

November 8th, 2018 |  


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