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Former writer, columnist Sam Piatt remembered

Former writer, columnist Sam Piatt remembered

PORTSMOUTH — G. Sam Piatt wore several hats during his time in southern Ohio and northeastern Kentucky.Readers of this publication likely know P...

July 1st, 2022 |  


Patrol continues focus on impaired driving enforcement

LUCASVILLE — As part of the Patrol’s ongoing efforts to make Ohio’s roadways safer, troopers are continuing to focus on impaired dri...

July 1st, 2022 |  


New Boston to celebrate July 4th with a bang

New Boston to celebrate July 4th with a bang

NEW BOSTON—Mark your calendars for the Village of New Boston’s upcoming Fourth of July fireworks display, which is sure to bring loads of ...

June 30th, 2022 |  


Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson has been sworn in to the Supreme Court, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the natio...

June 30th, 2022 |  


WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to...

June 30th, 2022 |  


Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Phillip Lackey, M.D., joins King’s Daughters medical staff

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Phillip Lackey, M.D., joins King’s Daughters medical staff

ASHLAND, Ky.– King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome plastic and reconstructive surgeon Phillip Lackey, M.D., to its medical staff beginni...

June 30th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


Almora’s walk-off single lifts Reds over Braves

Almora’s walk-off single lifts Reds over Braves

CINCINNATI (AP) — Albert Almora Jr. slapped a bases-loaded single past a drawn-in infield in the ninth inning to give the Cincinnati Reds a 4-3 ...

July 3rd, 2022 |  


Attorneys seek Watson NFL investigation documents

Attorneys seek Watson NFL investigation documents

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for multiple women suing Deshaun Watson over allegations of sexual misconduct are seeking the documents from the ...

July 3rd, 2022 |  


Paints Win Third Straight, Beat Johnstown 7-2

Paints Win Third Straight, Beat Johnstown 7-2

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - The Chillicothe Paints, presented by Adena Health System, used a four-run sixth inning to propel them to a 7-2 win over the Johnst...

July 3rd, 2022 |  


Riley homers as Braves beat Reds 4-1

Riley homers as Braves beat Reds 4-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — Spencer Strider allowed one hit over six innings and matched a career high with 11 strikeouts, Austin Riley homered for the se...

July 3rd, 2022 |  


Frantz reflects on Northwest life

Frantz reflects on Northwest life

McDERMOTT — First, there was Roy Rogers most associated with the Northwest quadrant of Scioto County.Then, for the last 34 years in the Northwes...

July 1st, 2022 |  


Portsmouth LL 9, 10, 11 SB heading to state

Portsmouth LL 9, 10, 11 SB heading to state

PORTSMOUTH — There’s nothing quite like winning a championship in your hometown.The Portsmouth Little League 9, 10, 11 year old softball t...

July 1st, 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...

July 4th, 2022 |  


6 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5

6 Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5

(StatePoint) COVID-19 vaccines are now available for children under 5 years old, and the American Medical Association (AMA) is urging parents to get t...

July 3rd, 2022 |  


A newfound love for Elvis

A newfound love for Elvis

“You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog…” A famous line from one of the late, great Elvis’s famous songs. We had a horr...

July 1st, 2022 updated: July 1st, 2022. |  


WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

WHO: COVID-19 cases rising nearly everywhere in the world

GENEVA (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases rose by 18% in the last week, with more than 4.1 million cases reported globally, according to...

June 30th, 2022 |  


Dish up dessert to complete summer meals

Dish up dessert to complete summer meals

A summer barbecue or picnic just wouldn’t be the same without the perfect dessert. While a slice of pie with ice cream on top is a fan favorite,...

June 27th, 2022 |  


Dogs can be vulnerable to sunburn, too

Dogs can be vulnerable to sunburn, too

Human beings are accustomed to taking certain measures to protect themselves when spending time in the sun. Applying and reapplying sunscreen, avoidin...

June 27th, 2022 |  


OPINION


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A newfound love for Elvis

LTE: Saying thank you to the fair

One of my earliest memories of the Scioto County Fair is gathering flakes of hay and straw with my father. We then would wait in line on Monday mornin...

June 21st, 2022 |  


fun, but not infinity…or beyond

fun, but not infinity…or beyond

Buzz Lightyear……To Infinity and BEYOND. As I sat down to write this review it dawned on me how famous this character is. We are used to th...

June 17th, 2022 |  


If you’re a fan of the series, see this film

If you’re a fan of the series, see this film

Summer is here! We had an absolute blockbuster and AMAZING summer film with Top Gun: Maverick and Hollywood is hitting its groove on the big budget fi...

June 10th, 2022 |  


One of the best films I’ve ever seen

One of the best films I’ve ever seen

This review is dedicated to the men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice as we honor them and our freedoms on this Memorial day….and ...

May 27th, 2022 |  


A lesser version of Gladiator yet more visually appealing

A lesser version of Gladiator yet more visually appealing

This film I had followed closely during production as the premise intrigued me. As a history major at The Ohio State University, I always enjoy anythi...

May 20th, 2022 |  


OPINION: Reindustrialization Project presents enormous opportunity for Ohio workers, families and communities

Throughout Ohio, communities have experienced job loss and deepening economic hardship with changes to energy production and declines in manufacturing...

May 10th, 2022 |  


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