NEWS


Scioto County EMA seeks PPE donations

Scioto County EMA seeks PPE donations

Scioto EMA is urging all that are using Governor DeWine’s Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) request list to add an urgent plea to donate local...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


Ohio extends stay at home order to May 1

Ohio extends stay at home order to May 1

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton announced on Thursday that there were 2,902 cases of COVID-19 in Ohio, up 703 from the 2,199 cases re...

April 1st, 2020 updated: April 2nd, 2020. |  


Disaster loans available for businesses, homeowners

Disaster loans available for businesses, homeowners

PORTSMOUTH — As part of the $2 trillion stimulus package, otherwise known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act),...

April 1st, 2020 updated: April 1st, 2020. |  


Community members star in Main Street reading series

Community members star in Main Street reading series

PORTSMOUTH-While the COVID-19 issue hits everyone nearly everywhere imaginable, Main Street Portsmouth has been keeping downtown business owners and c...

April 1st, 2020 |  


New Boston Village offices closed

New Boston Village offices closed

In consideration of the ever-changing situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), in keeping with recommendations from both federal and state governme...

April 1st, 2020 |  


First COVID-19 case in Greenup County

First COVID-19 case in Greenup County

Greenup County officials have confirmed their first case of COVID-19.The department said it received the official notification from Chris Crum, Direct...

April 1st, 2020 updated: April 1st, 2020. |  


SPORTS


Greenup’s Bentley ready to make strides at SSU

Greenup’s Bentley ready to make strides at SSU

When one plays golf inside Kentucky’s 12th Region, everybody knows that the competition is fierce — year in and year out.As a result, ther...

April 2nd, 2020 |  


Canal Fulton NW’s Kolinoff standing out at SSU

Canal Fulton NW’s Kolinoff standing out at SSU

In volleyball, it’s not uncommon for a player to perform at different positions due to the natural rotations of the game itself.However, Maria K...

April 1st, 2020 |  


Arrowood named new Rio men’s coach

Arrowood named new Rio men’s coach

RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande’s national search for a new men’s basketball head coach ended up taking a circuitous route...

April 1st, 2020 |  


OHSAA offers spring sports update

OHSAA offers spring sports update

PORTSMOUTH — Fortunately for Ohio’s spring sports student-athletes, there is still hope — even if the wait will go on throughout ALL...

April 1st, 2020 |  


Pirates’ Davis plays tennis waiting game

Pirates’ Davis plays tennis waiting game

WHEELERSBURG — Logan Davis is making the best of what has to be a double whammy.As a junior at Wheelersburg High School, Davis — a Divisio...

March 31st, 2020 |  


Waverly’s Downing looks to transition strong play to SSU

Waverly’s Downing looks to transition strong play to SSU

From a doubles standpoint, winning has come naturally for Waverly’s Chase Downing.The winner of three consecutive Southern Ohio Conference (SOC)...

March 31st, 2020 |  


LIFE


3:25 pm |    
Movie Review: Contagion
3:13 pm |    
Movie Review: Onward

Portsmouth Public Library Programs the week of March 16 – 21, 2020.

“Youthful Visions” High School Art Exhibit (March 1-31) In celebration of Youth Art Month, the Local History Department of the Portsmouth ...

March 11th, 2020 |  


Movie Review: The Invisible Man

Movie Review: The Invisible Man

Directed by Leigh WhannelStarring: Elisabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer, Michael DormanRuntime: 125 minutesRating: R (for s...

March 4th, 2020 |  


SOMC 2/12 – 2/28

February 12Montana Hilton of Piketon, sonFebruary 13Roman and Lacey Gentil of Piketon, sonChasity Boldman of Manchester, sonFebruary 14Nycole and Jaco...

March 3rd, 2020 |  


Movie Review: The Call of the Wild

Movie Review: The Call of the Wild

Starring: Harrison Ford, Dan Stevens, Omar Sy, Karen Gillian, Cara GeeRuntime: 100 minutesRating: PG (for some violence, peril, thematic elements, and...

February 26th, 2020 |  


Fantasy Island

Fantasy Island

Directed by Jeff WadlowStarring: Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Ryan Hansen, Jimmy O. Yang, Michael RookerRuntime: 109 minute...

February 19th, 2020 |  


OPINION


Self-isolation leads to wife-beating

Self-isolation leads to wife-beating

Blame it on the coronavirus: Isolation. Stir crazy.And, finally, a wife-beating in our little home.In the 65 years of life, I have shared with Bonnie ...

March 29th, 2020 |  


How and why to keep kids on a schedule during school closures

(StatePoint) School closures have forced families nationwide to readjust to the current reality. However, a sense of structure is important for childr...

March 26th, 2020 |  


Don’t Tell Me What To Do!

Don’t Tell Me What To Do!

We, humans, are complex creatures. We want what we want, we want to do what we want to do, and we resist anything to the contrary.One of my grandchild...

March 26th, 2020 |  


The good outweighs the bad

The good outweighs the bad

Anyone who follows me knows that 95 percent of my posts are inspirational and encouraging.On occasion, I let my opinions be known about how I feel abo...

March 25th, 2020 |  


The Gospel was made for times like these

“There is a tide in the affairs of men, a nick of time. We perceive it now before us. To hesitate is to consent to our own slavery. He that will...

March 25th, 2020 |  


Managing screen time while kids are home from school

(StatePoint) With many kids out of school and spending more time at home, finding ways to fill the time is essential. As most parents know, it can be ...

March 24th, 2020 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA