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Ohio residents can enjoy Free Fishing Weekend, June 19-20

COLUMBUS– The free fishing weekend for Ohio residents is Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources ...

June 17th, 2021 |  


KIH hosting inaugural Ignite Portsmouth competition

KIH hosting inaugural Ignite Portsmouth competition

PORTSMOUTH — For the past few weeks, local entrepreneurs have been building their skills and learning the ins and outs of the business world.Thr...

June 16th, 2021 |  


Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote

Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the Ohio House expelled a defiant Larry Householder, the indicted Republican ex-speaker, in a bipartisan vote W...

June 16th, 2021 |  


New Boston officers back to work and fireworks are set for July 4

New Boston officers back to work and fireworks are set for July 4

NEW BOSTON — The Village of New Boston Council had a long night after going into executive session and answering residents’ questions.Duri...

June 16th, 2021 updated: June 16th, 2021. |  


Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

Senate approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19, a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in...

June 16th, 2021 |  


Ohio-based mall owner files for bankruptcy

Ohio-based mall owner files for bankruptcy

COLUMBUS — An Ohio-based mall owner with more than 100 properties across the country has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.Washington Prime Group ...

June 16th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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‘Burg’s Miller signs with Georgetown (Ky.) football

‘Burg’s Miller signs with Georgetown (Ky.) football

WHEELERSBURG — The orange and black color scheme of Georgetown College (Ky.) won’t be a difficult transition for the Miller family and Whe...

June 18th, 2021 updated: June 18th, 2021. |  


Recalling 2 Saturdays in Akron

Recalling 2 Saturdays in Akron

AKRON — As you read this, by the end of Saturday morning, just know that — unlike the past two Saturdays — we’re not in Akron ...

June 18th, 2021 |  


Onu preparing for NBA G-League Elite Camp

Onu preparing for NBA G-League Elite Camp

PORTSMOUTH — Throughout his basketball career, E.J. Onu has proven to be a great player.After all, the great ones always come up the largest on ...

June 18th, 2021 |  


Arnett’s pitching, Valley’s defense did their jobs

Arnett’s pitching, Valley’s defense did their jobs

AKRON — They say when you go to a dance, you dance with who took you.It’s that simple, and by George, it’s not complicated.For the V...

June 17th, 2021 |  


New coaches take over Clay hoops

New coaches take over Clay hoops

ROSEMOUNT — Truth be told, the Clay Panther basketball programs —both boys and girls — are in rebuilding mode.Both struggled last se...

June 17th, 2021 updated: June 17th, 2021. |  


Post 23 Juniors fall at Wellston

Post 23 Juniors fall at Wellston

WELLSTON — The Portsmouth Post 23 Junior Baseball team got its second opportunity at winning over Wellston in as many games.Unfortunately for th...

June 17th, 2021 |  


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...

June 13th, 2021 |  


“But I never really lost a thing”

“But I never really lost a thing”

Owen, nicknamed “Deek”, was admitted to our outpatient hospice services when he was eighty-two years old, with end-stage congestive heart ...

June 11th, 2021 |  


bigger, worse, and even….LOUDER

bigger, worse, and even….LOUDER

Two horror movies in two weeks!!! No, it’s not October, but this has been fun! The first film came out in 2018 and absolutely crushed it at the ...

June 10th, 2021 |  


FOP ready for summer

FOP ready for summer

PORTSMOUTH — As the summer months continue to heat up, Friends of Portsmouth is hoping to set off the summer with a bang.After a year of many ev...

June 9th, 2021 |  


Pet of the week: Jackson

Pet of the week: Jackson

The pet of the week this week is Jackson. He is a 4-year-old Golden Doodle owned by Ron and Shawna Ward of Lucasville. Jackson was obtained at a local...

June 6th, 2021 |  


OPINION


bigger, worse, and even….LOUDER

bigger, worse, and even….LOUDER

Two horror movies in two weeks!!! No, it’s not October, but this has been fun! The first film came out in 2018 and absolutely crushed it at the ...

June 10th, 2021 |  


KimsKorner: Summertime at the library

KimsKorner: Summertime at the library

The beginning of Summer is here now in June and I bet some of your kids are already saying they are bored! Graduations are over, schools are dismissed...

June 7th, 2021 |  


Yes, COVID-19 may be having a positive impact on household dynamics

(NewsUSA) – Turns out a lot of us actually like certain changes we’ve made in our lives while holed up at home since the coronavirus hit.N...

June 6th, 2021 |  


Nicotine for weight loss

Nicotine for weight loss

We’ve talked variously about the interrelations between smoking cigarettes and fat accumulation, most recently on June 25, 2019. (“As if s...

June 6th, 2021 |  


Continuing the legacy, one step at a time

Continuing the legacy, one step at a time

LONDON, Ohio — Over the weekend, I made the trip to London. It was a much shorter voyage than expected, but then again it was only a ride mostly...

May 31st, 2021 |  


KimsKorner: A school year to remember

KimsKorner: A school year to remember

May becomes the month where it is the end of some things and the beginning of others. For seniors in both high school and college, it is the end of wh...

May 31st, 2021 |  


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