NEWS


335 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday

SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 335 new cases on Thursday for Scioto County bringing the total to 17,366 since the start o...

January 20th, 2022 |  


Commissioners discuss tourism and Children Services

SCIOTO — Scioto County Commissioner’s announced at their meeting they received a letter of resignation from the board of Scioto County Chi...

January 20th, 2022 |  


Arrest made in New Boston drug raid

Arrest made in New Boston drug raid

NEW BOSTON — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman, New Boston Police Chief Carl Compton, Pike County Sheriff...

January 19th, 2022 |  


8 deaths; 319 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department has confirmed eight additional local deaths in connection with the COVID-19 vir...

January 19th, 2022 |  


Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?

Website for free virus tests is here. How does it work?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under criticism after weeks of shortages, President Joe Biden’s administration is working to make COVID-19 rapid test ki...

January 19th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


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Bengals upset Titans in AFC Divisional Round

Girls Basketball Recaps — January 20

Girls Basketball Rock Hill 59, Portsmouth 31PEDRO — The Portsmouth Lady Trojans fell to the Rock Hill Redwomen in Ohio Valley Conference Play on...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Darnell taking RedStorm by storm

Darnell taking RedStorm by storm

WHEELERSBURG —For Kaylee Darnell, her college basketball career at the University of Rio Grande is only — believe it or not — half a...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Bengals eager for another playoff win

Bengals eager for another playoff win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have survived using more players than any NFL team in a non-strike season and still earned the AFC&...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Healthy Henry will see banged-up Bengals D-line

Healthy Henry will see banged-up Bengals D-line

CINCINNATI (AP) — If Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry returns for the playoffs on Saturday, he’ll be running into a Cincinnati ...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Tracks in snow; deer harvest

Tracks in snow; deer harvest

So what’s the difference between a dog’s tracks and those of the coyote? Not much, except a dog’s tracks are a little farther apart ...

January 21st, 2022 |  


COVID outbreak at Nebraska postpones game at OSU

The Nebraska men’s basketball game at No. 19 Ohio State on Saturday has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Cornhuskers’ ...

January 21st, 2022 |  


LIFE


Fresh herbs that can reduce your reliance on sodium

Fresh herbs that can reduce your reliance on sodium

Salt has long been used to add flavor to people’s favorite foods. In fact, the use of salt as a means to preserving foods and adding flavor to r...

January 23rd, 2022 |  


Are you willing to follow?

Are you willing to follow?

Do you know God’s will for your life? Now that is a question for the ages. You say, “I don’t know how to know God’s will”...

January 21st, 2022 |  


The Stubborn souls are the losers

The Stubborn souls are the losers

Maxine, “Max”, enrolled in outpatient hospice services with end stage renal disease at the age seventy-seven. Max was an attractive lady, ...

January 21st, 2022 |  


6 deaths; 311 new cases reported Friday

SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Department has confirmed six additional local deaths in connection with the COVID-19 virus...

January 21st, 2022 |  


Local nurse experiences extraordinary day

Local nurse experiences extraordinary day

NEW BOSTON —When Emily Whitley RN of Interim HealthCare in Southern Ohio went to work on Jan. 17 she never thought that her ordinary day would t...

January 21st, 2022 |  


OPINION


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Be careful what you drop
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Not good at all!

LTE: Get to know your candidates

As we enter another midterm year I think it is important to remember that our local elected officials only have so many things that are in their spher...

December 26th, 2021 |  


Peace on earth!

Peace on earth!

This seems to be a day of challenge at home and abroad, a day where terror is real and danger abounds. A day where the moorings of character, integrit...

December 26th, 2021 |  


It’s all about the baby!

It’s all about the baby!

You just might be a grandpa if… a sweet grandchild accidentally spills grape juice on your $90.00 Brooks Brothers tie and you could care less! O...

December 19th, 2021 |  


What you’re looking for

What you’re looking for

I do love a good commercial. One of my favorite Christmas commercials from the past is one with a little girl that is encouraged by her mom to go to s...

December 12th, 2021 |  


Gearing up for Spiderman: No way home

Gearing up for Spiderman: No way home

I wanted this week to get you excited for the NEXT Spiderman that comes out next week. I’d imagine most have forgotten this review of the last f...

December 10th, 2021 |  


Is nausea the cure for obesity?

Is nausea the cure for obesity?

Semaglutide (and other drugs like it that imitate the intestinal hormone GLP-1 (Glucagon-like peptide-1)) has been hailed as the holy grail, the gastr...

December 5th, 2021 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA