NEWS


PPL upcoming display to honor local veterans, celebrate Library of Congress inclusion

PORTSMOUTH—from July 1 through July 30, the Portsmouth Public Library will celebrate local veterans with a display comprised of submitted photos...

June 22nd, 2022 updated: June 22nd, 2022. |  


Biden to call for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

Biden to call for 3-month suspension of gas and diesel taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months — a...

June 22nd, 2022 |  


Judge allows testimony against man accused in 8 Ohio deaths

Judge allows testimony against man accused in 8 Ohio deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who has admitted to killing five members from a single family will be allowed to testify at the death penalty ...

June 22nd, 2022 |  


Portsmouth Public Library hears citizen complaints, support of Pride Month display

Portsmouth Public Library hears citizen complaints, support of Pride Month display

PORTSMOUTH—Community members gathered to voice concerns about a recent display at the Portsmouth Public Library.The PPL’s most recent boar...

June 21st, 2022 |  


AAA: Gas averages fall below $5 nationally and in Ohio

AAA: Gas averages fall below $5 nationally and in Ohio

The average price of gasoline across South Central Ohio is nine cents lower this week at $4.945 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas ...

June 21st, 2022 |  


Eleven area students receive 2022 Dorothy Knost Music Scholarships

PORTSMOUTH — Eleven high school graduates from Scioto County and Greenup County schools are recipients of 2022 Dorothy Knost Music Scholarships ...

June 21st, 2022 |  


SPORTS


Magic take Banchero 1st in NBA draft

Magic take Banchero 1st in NBA draft

NEW YORK (AP) — The question for weeks leading into the NBA draft was whether the first pick would be Paolo Banchero, Chet Holmgren or Jabari Sm...

June 24th, 2022 |  


Dodgers complete sweep of Reds

Dodgers complete sweep of Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddie Freeman insisted he hasn’t had much time yet to ponder his pending return to Atlanta, where he was the beloved f...

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


King takes reigns of Green boys

King takes reigns of Green boys

FRANKLIN FURNACE — This wasn’t exactly how J.D. King planned on becoming a head basketball coach.But as they say, events in life happen fo...

June 23rd, 2022 |  


Gordon’s homer helps Twins slow Guardians

Gordon’s homer helps Twins slow Guardians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Gordon hit a third-inning home run that stood up for Minnesota starter Devin Smeltzer, and the Twins dodged a sweep, coo...

June 23rd, 2022 |  


Bengals lose DL Ogunjobi to Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran defensive end Larry Ogunjobi to a one-year deal on Tuesday, shoring up a position of ne...

June 23rd, 2022 |  


Miller takes over Lady Falcons

Miller takes over Lady Falcons

MINFORD — The Minford Lady Falcons, in the most recent seasons, have hovered around the .500 mark —but basically haven’t been in the...

June 22nd, 2022 |  


LIFE


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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 |  


Essential summer skin care tips

Essential summer skin care tips

Protecting and caring for skin should be part of people’s year-round health care regimens. Such an approach can help people look their best and ...

June 20th, 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 |  


Start thinking summer with desserts that refresh

Start thinking summer with desserts that refresh

Ice cream is a go-to dessert in warm weather. Creamy, cold and refreshing, ice cream makes for the perfect complement to a hot afternoon.Ice cream can...

June 12th, 2022 |  


Summer fun for active seniors

Summer fun for active seniors

Seniors may have more time for leisure and recreation than working adults, and the summer months provide ample opportunities to get active.After month...

June 12th, 2022 |  


OPINION


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 |  


Letter to the editor

Our elected officials at the statehouse have done some very costly political feet dragging at the expense of the Ohio constitution.In 2015 Ohio voters...

May 10th, 2022 |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA