NEWS


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 |  


Calendar of Fourth of July Festivities

SCIOTO—As Independence Day weekend approaches, many looking to celebrate the occasion will have a bevy of community events and celebrations from...

June 29th, 2022 |  


Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

Last remaining WWII Medal of Honor recipient dies at 98

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Hershel W. “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, died Wednesday....

June 29th, 2022 |  


Miss STEM Academy brings foster care awareness to community

Miss STEM Academy brings foster care awareness to community

PORTSMOUTH—Faith Claypool, the first ever Miss River Days candidate to represent Portsmouth STEM Academy, recently hosted a gala supporting loca...

June 29th, 2022 |  


47.9 million people expected to travel this July 4th

Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from...

June 29th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


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 |  


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 |  


NFL adamant on indefinite suspension for Watson

NFL adamant on indefinite suspension for Watson

Deshaun Watson’s disciplinary hearing concluded on Thursday with the NFL adamant about an indefinite suspension of at least one year and the qua...

July 1st, 2022 |  


Wisdom’s slam, 6 RBIs lift Cubs over Reds

Wisdom’s slam, 6 RBIs lift Cubs over Reds

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Wisdom hit a grand slam and a solo homer en route to a career-high six RBIs, rookie Christopher Morel had a career-high f...

July 1st, 2022 |  


Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA

In a surprising and seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted on Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginn...

July 1st, 2022 |  


Dettwiller new ND volleyball coach

Dettwiller new ND volleyball coach

PORTSMOUTH — Pretty much, for the past half-decade for sure, the surname Dettwiller is well-associated with Notre Dame High School athletics.Tha...

June 30th, 2022 |  


LIFE


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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 |  


Roe decision stokes opinions in community

SCIOTO—On Friday, The United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a ruling which has eliminated constitutional protect...

June 26th, 2022 |  


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 26th, 2022 |  


A great evening at the theater

A great evening at the theater

Happy Saturday everyone! We actually have a horror film this week. Some of you may have been expecting Elvis. I know he was/is my Mamaw Jane’s f...

June 24th, 2022 |  


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 20th, 2022 |  


OPINION


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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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