NEWS


12:22 pm
Updated: 12:33 pm. |    
250 mile canoe trip to launch the Ohio River Way May 31
Preparation underway for Scioto County’s Memorial Day parade

Preparation underway for Scioto County’s Memorial Day parade

PORTSMOUTH—Preparation is underway for Scioto County’s Memorial Day Association as the holiday weekend draws near.Donna Lewis, President o...

May 20th, 2022 |  


Art awards presented to local students

Art awards presented to local students

PORTSMOUTH — The 2022 Scioto County Regional High School Art Show “Visually Literate” took place from May 4-17, in the Appleton Gall...

May 20th, 2022 |  


Friends of Portsmouth looks to beautify downtown with community cleanup event

Friends of Portsmouth looks to beautify downtown with community cleanup event

PORTSMOUTH—Friends of Portsmouth will host a spring cleanup day to beautify downtown this Saturday, May 21.Bryan Smith, Executive Director of Fr...

May 19th, 2022 |  


Soldier’s legacy inspires 5k for PTSD awareness

Soldier’s legacy inspires 5k for PTSD awareness

LATHAM—A soldier’s legacy has inspired his family to rally against PTSD related suicide among veterans and servicemembers.Following the de...

May 19th, 2022 |  


“Music & Motion” festival to kick off summer

“Music & Motion” festival to kick off summer

PORTSMOUTH — Three Bridges will host the first “Music & Motion” spring festival highlighting music, health, recreation, exercise...

May 19th, 2022 |  


OSHP investigating single vehicle injury crash

OSHP investigating single vehicle injury crash

LUCASVILLE–The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred on Morris Lane-Blue Run Road near Pyle...

May 19th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


12:07 pm
Updated: 2:20 pm. |    
SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 23-May 25
5:15 pm |    
A Jeep keeper at VA
Indians blow away Tornadoes: Valley back in D-IV district final

Indians blow away Tornadoes: Valley back in D-IV district final

CHILLICOTHE — The time of day didn’t matter to the Valley Indians baseball team — as long as they got the chance to take the field o...

May 23rd, 2022 |  


Bichette HRs twice, Manoah goes 8 as Jays beat Reds 3-1

Bichette HRs twice, Manoah goes 8 as Jays beat Reds 3-1

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette hit two home runs, pitcher Alek Manoah matched his career high by working eight innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays be...

May 22nd, 2022 |  


SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 21 & May 23

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 21 & May 23

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 21Division III Softball — District FinalsWheelersburg 7, Ironton 0Portsmouth West 1, Fairfield 0 (10 innings)Crook...

May 22nd, 2022 updated: May 23rd, 2022. |  


‘Burg back to defend Region 11 title: Lady Pirates defeat Lady Tigers in Unioto No. 3 district final

‘Burg back to defend Region 11 title: Lady Pirates defeat Lady Tigers in Unioto No. 3 district final

CHILLICOTHE — The reigning Region 11 champions will have an opportunity to defend that title in next week’s Division III regional tourname...

May 21st, 2022 updated: May 21st, 2022. |  


That’s ‘Moore’ like it: West walks-off Unioto No. 2 district final over Fairfield

That’s ‘Moore’ like it: West walks-off Unioto No. 2 district final over Fairfield

PIKETON — 259 pitches, 75 batters, and one long, gone home run.It wasn’t clear until the bottom of the 10th inning who would emerge champi...

May 21st, 2022 updated: May 22nd, 2022. |  


Jeeps take down Belpre

Jeeps take down Belpre

RIO GRANDE — As it turned out, no Wednesday rainfall, no Wednesday darkness, no back-to-back bus rides to the University of Rio Grande, and no b...

May 20th, 2022 updated: May 20th, 2022. |  


LIFE


Portsmouth Public Library Book Recommendations

The Portsmouth Public Library would like to recommend these book titles. Each title is available to borrow with your library card! For more book recom...

May 22nd, 2022 |  


“Music & Motion” festival to kick off summer

“Music & Motion” festival to kick off summer

PORTSMOUTH — Three Bridges will host the first “Music & Motion” spring festival highlighting music, health, recreation, exercise...

May 19th, 2022 |  


2 hospitalized, 112 infected by illness at local camp

2 hospitalized, 112 infected by illness at local camp

SCIOTO — More than 110 individuals who attended a Girl Scout camp in Lucasville have fallen ill with what is believed to be the Norovirus, accor...

May 18th, 2022 |  


King’s Daughters earns national recognition for excellence from American College of Cardiology

King’s Daughters earns national recognition for excellence from American College of Cardiology

ASHLAND, KY – King’s Daughters Medical Center has earned the American College of Cardiology’s HeartCARE Center: National Distinction...

May 18th, 2022 |  


The functions of different parts of the brain

The functions of different parts of the brain

The human brain is a marvel. Everything from thought to memory to emotion is controlled by the brain, which only underscores how impressive this incre...

May 15th, 2022 |  


OPINION


12:04 pm |    

Letter to the editor

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe go see this film

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe go see this film

We leave Hogwarts and head to the Marvel universe this week with the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) this is also the 28th film in the Marvel Universe...

May 6th, 2022 |  


Magically hard to follow or care

Magically hard to follow or care

Well, we made it to Hogwarts this week. I will start this review by stating I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan. I’ve watched the films b...

April 29th, 2022 updated: April 29th, 2022. |  


If you are a fan of the video game series go see this

If you are a fan of the video game series go see this

Hey everyone! I took two weeks off as I have been pretty sick. I joked that some weeks I don’t love seeing a new movie but I truly missed it in ...

April 15th, 2022 |  


Where courage abounds

Where courage abounds

It was the English statesman Sir Edmund Burke who said, “But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possi...

April 1st, 2022 |  


Grow in grace and knowledge

Grow in grace and knowledge

If you’ve ever planted a garden, you know that the only way it can grow properly is if they are carefully nurtured. In order to have good flower...

April 1st, 2022 |  


Did I ask you for your advice?

Did I ask you for your advice?

This week I’m not writing about a hospice patient; I’m confessing my sins. I confess that giving unsolicited advice and making premature s...

April 1st, 2022 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA