NEWS


1:15 pm |    
8 indictments handed down
Texas school shooting kills 18 children, 3 adults

Texas school shooting kills 18 children, 3 adults

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children, officials said, and t...

May 24th, 2022 updated: May 24th, 2022. |  


Water plant design work 90% complete

Water plant design work 90% complete

PORTSMOUTH – Design work on the upcoming Portsmouth water filtration plant is 90% complete, according to Kris Ruggles, lead engineer at Strand A...

May 24th, 2022 |  


NBPD seeks tips from public in suspected park vandalism

NBPD seeks tips from public in suspected park vandalism

NEW BOSTON—A suspected case of vandalism has the New Boston Police Department eager for the community’s help.According to New Boston Polic...

May 24th, 2022 |  


‘Spelling Bee’ set to bring musical to PLT

‘Spelling Bee’ set to bring musical to PLT

PORTSMOUTH—“PLT” is the best way to spell “a good time” this June, as the Portsmouth Little Theatre prepares to raise th...

May 24th, 2022 |  


AAA: Memorial Day travelers facing higher gas prices this year

AAA: Memorial Day travelers facing higher gas prices this year

The average price of gasoline across South Central Ohio is 20 cents higher this week at $4.482 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas P...

May 23rd, 2022 |  


Celebrating the life of a legend: ‘Burg community remembers Ed Miller

Celebrating the life of a legend: ‘Burg community remembers Ed Miller

WHEELERSBURG — The heat, the full parking lot, the fight song and the cannon blast would have made one think it was an August Friday night in Wh...

May 23rd, 2022 updated: May 23rd, 2022. |  


SPORTS


4:10 pm
Updated: 4:34 pm. |    
Titans to Elite 8
12:05 pm
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SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 25-May 26
‘Burg blasts Tusky Valley in Region 11 semis: Lady Pirates advance to regional final

‘Burg blasts Tusky Valley in Region 11 semis: Lady Pirates advance to regional final

CHILLICOTHE — No, you’re not having déjà vu.Wheelersburg defeated Tuscarawas Valley in Wednesay’s Division III, Region 11 ...

May 25th, 2022 updated: May 25th, 2022. |  


‘Burg back to defend Region 11 title: Lady Pirates defeat Lady Tigers in Unioto No. 3 district final

‘Burg back to defend Region 11 title: Lady Pirates defeat Lady Tigers in Unioto No. 3 district final

CHILLICOTHE — The reigning Region 11 champions will have an opportunity to defend that title in next week’s Division III regional tourname...

May 25th, 2022 |  


Senators blank Ceramics in Region 11 semi: West to play for first trip to state since ‘05

Senators blank Ceramics in Region 11 semi: West to play for first trip to state since ‘05

CHILLICOTHE — The Portsmouth West Lady Senators will play for the program’s first trip to the state softball tournament since 2005 on Satu...

May 25th, 2022 updated: May 25th, 2022. |  


Clowney re-signs with Browns, bookends again with Garrett

Clowney re-signs with Browns, bookends again with Garrett

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney didn’t even want to visit the Browns as a free agent a few years ago. Now, he won’t leave them.C...

May 25th, 2022 |  


Schwindel hits 2 homers, Cubs power past Reds 11-4

Schwindel hits 2 homers, Cubs power past Reds 11-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Frank Schwindel homered twice in a game for the first time in his career, Marcus Stroman recovered from a rough start to pitch...

May 25th, 2022 |  


SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 24-May 25

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 24-May 25

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 24BaseballDivision III District Semifinals(7) Meigs 10, (2) Wheelersburg 2(6) Fairland 7, (3) Portsmouth 0SPRING SCHEDUL...

May 25th, 2022 |  


LIFE


Fire up the grill for fish

Grilling season presents ample opportunities to explore new culinary horizons.Just about anything that can be cooked indoors also can be prepared outd...

May 22nd, 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...

May 22nd, 2022 |  


“Music & Motion” festival to kick off summer

“Music & Motion” festival to kick off summer

PORTSMOUTH — Three Bridges will host the first “Music & Motion” spring festival highlighting music, health, recreation, exercise...

May 19th, 2022 |  


2 hospitalized, 112 infected by illness at local camp

2 hospitalized, 112 infected by illness at local camp

SCIOTO — More than 110 individuals who attended a Girl Scout camp in Lucasville have fallen ill with what is believed to be the Norovirus, accor...

May 18th, 2022 |  


King’s Daughters earns national recognition for excellence from American College of Cardiology

King’s Daughters earns national recognition for excellence from American College of Cardiology

ASHLAND, KY – King’s Daughters Medical Center has earned the American College of Cardiology’s HeartCARE Center: National Distinction...

May 18th, 2022 |  


OPINION


12:04 pm |    

Letter to the editor

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe go see this film

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe go see this film

We leave Hogwarts and head to the Marvel universe this week with the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) this is also the 28th film in the Marvel Universe...

May 6th, 2022 |  


Magically hard to follow or care

Magically hard to follow or care

Well, we made it to Hogwarts this week. I will start this review by stating I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan. I’ve watched the films b...

April 29th, 2022 updated: April 29th, 2022. |  


If you are a fan of the video game series go see this

If you are a fan of the video game series go see this

Hey everyone! I took two weeks off as I have been pretty sick. I joked that some weeks I don’t love seeing a new movie but I truly missed it in ...

April 15th, 2022 |  


Where courage abounds

Where courage abounds

It was the English statesman Sir Edmund Burke who said, “But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possi...

April 1st, 2022 |  


Grow in grace and knowledge

Grow in grace and knowledge

If you’ve ever planted a garden, you know that the only way it can grow properly is if they are carefully nurtured. In order to have good flower...

April 1st, 2022 |  


Did I ask you for your advice?

Did I ask you for your advice?

This week I’m not writing about a hospice patient; I’m confessing my sins. I confess that giving unsolicited advice and making premature s...

April 1st, 2022 |  


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