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DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit

DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet w...

August 6th, 2020 updated: August 7th, 2020. |  


New Boston cancels Party in the Park

New Boston cancels Party in the Park

NEW BOSTON — The Village of New Boston held its first meeting for August Tuesday evening with all members in attendance of the once again, Zoom ...

August 6th, 2020 |  


Voter fraud in Scioto County? Not existent says Board of Elections.

Voter fraud in Scioto County? Not existent says Board of Elections.

SCIOTO — The Scioto County Board of Elections wants to assure the public that voter fraud in cases of mail-in voting is not a concern after Pres...

August 5th, 2020 |  


Ohio’s Tax-Free Holiday set for this weekend

Ohio’s Tax-Free Holiday set for this weekend

SCIOTO — As schools start to announce their return to school plans, parents who have children returning to school can get a tax break this weeke...

August 5th, 2020 |  


Portsmouth King’s Daughter’s offering Mako System knee replacements

Portsmouth King’s Daughter’s offering Mako System knee replacements

PORTSMOUTH — Total knee replacements are not the easiest surgeries, many people have a hard time, especially during the recovery, but King’...

August 5th, 2020 |  


SCCS plans to review background checks again

SCIOTO- During its Monday meeting, the Scioto County Children Services Board fielded questions and comments from the public who have grown frustrated ...

August 4th, 2020 |  


SPORTS


OHSAA adjusts football season if DeWine approves

OHSAA adjusts football season if DeWine approves

COLUMBUS — Following a recommendation this week from the Governor’s Office to shorten the season due to concerns that COVID-19 may spike i...

August 7th, 2020 |  


Portsmouth Invite kicks off fall sports season

Portsmouth Invite kicks off fall sports season

PORTSMOUTH — Seventy-two golfers from 15 southern Ohio high schools helped tee off the fall sports season on Thursday at the Elks Country Club f...

August 7th, 2020 updated: August 7th, 2020. |  


Stollings fired as Texas Tech women’s coach

Stollings fired as Texas Tech women’s coach

LUBBOCK, Texas — Texas Tech fired women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings on Thursday, a day after a scathing newspaper report alleging...

August 7th, 2020 |  


Barrick named new NHSBCA president

Barrick named new NHSBCA president

RUSSELL, Ky. — Tom Barrick, to almost everybody affiliated with Ohio high school basketball for almost a quarter-century, has been heavily invol...

August 7th, 2020 |  


Hicks reunites with Cadogan, swimming at SSU

Hicks reunites with Cadogan, swimming at SSU

PORTSMOUTH — In life, one can never truly predict when doors will open or close.When he graduated from Portsmouth High School in 2015, Delmer Hi...

August 7th, 2020 |  


Fulton rounds out SSU women’s golf signees

Fulton rounds out SSU women’s golf signees

WEST UNION — As far as the 2020 recruiting class is concerned, Shawnee State’s Dave Hopkins has placed a high value on getting the best st...

August 5th, 2020 |  


LIFE


The New Boston Board of Education will be having a special board meeting Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 6 p.m. in the Cafetorium to employ personnel.Val...

August 4th, 2020 |  


Community Calendar

Scioto County Commissioners meeting canceled: The special meeting for Monday, Aug. 3 has been canceled on the part of the County Commissioners due to ...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


General Jacob H. Smith & the Philippine War’s Samar Campaign

General Jacob H. Smith & the Philippine War’s Samar Campaign

“A monster public reception followed by a complimentary banquet was last night tendered to Gen. Jacob H. Smith, by local Grand Army men and citi...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Family-friendly outdoor activities

Family-friendly outdoor activities

Children who spend a lot of time outdoors benefit from exposure to nature in myriad ways, some of which may surprise even the most devoted outdoorsmen...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Refrigerator Dill Pickles

Brine2 cups white vinegar2 cups water2 Tablespoons kosher salt2 Tablespoons sugar (optional)Bring to boil in saucepan. Make sure salt is dissolved. Re...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Scioto County: Weekly construction update

Scioto County: Weekly construction update

CHILLICOTHE — The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Scioto County the week of Aug. 3. All outlined work is w...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


OPINION


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Feelings
Kim’s Korner: Science Fun

Kim’s Korner: Science Fun

This week has been very interesting as I began looking for the local school districts’ plans for going to school in just a short while. Being a ...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


What Makes a Good Rivalry?

What Makes a Good Rivalry?

In a couple of weeks, I will launch two books that are based on an intense rivalry.Over the years, I have either played, covered or watched rivalries ...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


The Stewardship of Liberty

The Stewardship of Liberty

As I write this I find myself in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania. English Quaker William Penn founded Pennsylvania in 1681 when King Charles II gr...

August 2nd, 2020 |  


Kim’s Korner: Reading with the stars

Kim’s Korner: Reading with the stars

Now, as the school year is set to begin soon, schools are setting up plans on how they plan to reopen for students. It is a really scary time for scho...

July 26th, 2020 |  


There is Nothing New Under the Sun

There is Nothing New Under the Sun

As you live from day to day in challenging times, it is absolutely necessary to maintain a hopeful emotional state of mind in order to maintain your f...

July 26th, 2020 |  


Where honor resides

Defined, a hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. An Old English proverbs says, ̶...

July 26th, 2020 |  


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