NEWS


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NBPD chief remains on leave
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May indictments handed down
Sheriff announces new way to deposit money into commissary accounts

Sheriff announces new way to deposit money into commissary accounts

PORTSMOUTH — Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announced that his office has modernized the process by which family and friends can deposi...

July 28th, 2021 |  


Sheriff’s report: NBPD officers can be charged

Sheriff’s report: NBPD officers can be charged

NEW BOSTON — More than six months after an incident involving a former Village of New Boston Councilmember, questions remain unanswered concerni...

July 28th, 2021 |  


CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to ...

July 27th, 2021 |  


Health departments warn of COVID-19 cases on the rise

SCIOTO — Scioto County is currently experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks, according to the City and Cou...

July 27th, 2021 |  


Summer Outreach Program to present live production of Storybook, Tales, and Treasures

Summer Outreach Program to present live production of Storybook, Tales, and Treasures

PORTSMOUTH — The Summer Outreach Program that is held at the 14th Street Community Center sponsored by Wings of Hope, The Counseling Center, and...

July 27th, 2021 |  


CDC expected to backpedal on some masking guidelines

CDC expected to backpedal on some masking guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people w...

July 27th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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This one’s for Mom
Reds beat Cubs 7-4

Reds beat Cubs 7-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Votto set a Reds franchise record by homering in his sixth consecutive game as Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Thurs...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Trading places at Clay

Trading places at Clay

ROSEMOUNT — The movie Trading Places was considered a box office success, and even can be considered a smash.Now, with two coaches trading place...

July 29th, 2021 |  


OHSAA updates, precautions as fall sports begin

OHSAA updates, precautions as fall sports begin

COLUMBUS — With practices for all fall sports beginning this Sunday, Aug. 1 and the season kicking off later that month, the Ohio High School At...

July 29th, 2021 |  


E.J. Onu’s NBA Pre-Draft Bio

E.J. Onu’s NBA Pre-Draft Bio

PORTSMOUTH — In less than a day’s time, E.J. Onu will find out what his future NBA Draft status holds.The 6-11 graduate of Shawnee State U...

July 28th, 2021 |  


OHSAA issues update upon ODH guidance

OHSAA issues update upon ODH guidance

PORTSMOUTH — As it stands now, a year after a statewide mask mandate and other Ohio Department of Health orders went into effect for Ohio’...

July 28th, 2021 |  


Votto hits 2 more homers as Reds roll past Cubs 7-4

Votto hits 2 more homers as Reds roll past Cubs 7-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Votto continued his power surge with two home runs and started a dazzling double play Tuesday night as the Cincinnati Reds p...

July 28th, 2021 |  


LIFE


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Pet of the week: Bebe

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 25th, 2021 |  


Movie doesn’t live up to the hype

Movie doesn’t live up to the hype

It seems we get sequels or prequels EVERY week. This week is no different. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is a direct sequel to Escape Room (201...

July 22nd, 2021 |  


How to keep gardens safe in summer heatwaves

How to keep gardens safe in summer heatwaves

Summer is a season to relax and enjoy the warm weather. Basking in the summer sun is a great way to relax, but only when the temperatures are safe. Su...

July 18th, 2021 |  


A handheld favorite fit for a crowd

A handheld favorite fit for a crowd

Slow-cooked foods seem tailor-made when the mercury is low. Stews, soups and casseroles can simmer and gain great flavor through slow-cooking methods....

July 18th, 2021 |  


Portsmouth Public Library Book Recommendations

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 18th, 2021 |  


All that jazz: Local jazz musician releases new album

All that jazz: Local jazz musician releases new album

WHEELERSBURG — A new album by a local jazz musician with multiple decades of experience from Wheelersburg has generated positive feedback from a...

July 15th, 2021 |  


OPINION


KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

During my search for some more ideas to keep the brain alive for your kids this summer, I started reading something that caught my eye because it said...

July 19th, 2021 |  


Choose a representative payee for social security to consider before you may need one

The future is uncertain. Our Advance Designation program allows you to pre-select a trusted individual if a time comes when you need a representative ...

July 18th, 2021 |  


God has it in hand

God has it in hand

Last week I had the grandparent-ly joy of picking up my 6-year-old grandson from Bible Day Camp… which I loved! We drove around running a few er...

July 18th, 2021 |  


KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

It is hard to believe that we are in the middle of summer already. And I have been trying to make sure you have some summer learning ideas, I wanted t...

July 12th, 2021 |  


Ultra processed food fight

Ultra processed food fight

Many reports in the medical literature and etc… have shown that ultra-processed food is higher in calories and causes more weight gain. (1,2) Bu...

July 11th, 2021 |  


A very important day in July!

A very important day in July!

Speaking to the new and disturbing phenomenon of athletes refusing to honor the flag, Former Secretary of Education William Bennett said, “These...

July 11th, 2021 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA