NEWS


2:20 pm |    
ODH: 8 new cases Wednesday
Habitat for Humanity purchasing Blackburn’s in New Boston

Habitat for Humanity purchasing Blackburn’s in New Boston

NEW BOSTON — Habitat for Humanity in Scioto County has been running solely on donations, recycling and occasionally a grant. Still, with many ho...

May 4th, 2021 |  


PCHD says local demand low for COVID-19 vaccines

PCHD says local demand low for COVID-19 vaccines

PORTSMOUTH — Since the COVID-19 vaccines became available, local health departments said they have been long prepared to distribute doses to Sci...

May 3rd, 2021 |  


SOMC Race for the Roses Auction being held Thursday.

SOMC Race for the Roses Auction being held Thursday.

PORTSMOUTH — The Kentucky Derby was held this past weekend and on that thought, SOMC Development Foundation is holding a Race for the Roses as a...

May 3rd, 2021 |  


ODH: 6 new COVID cases reported Monday

ODH: 6 new COVID cases reported Monday

SCIOTO —The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported six new cases Monday for Scioto County bringing the total to 6,379 since the start of the o...

May 3rd, 2021 |  


AAA: Prices lower at the pump in Ohio as national demand decreases

AAA: Prices lower at the pump in Ohio as national demand decreases

The average price of gasoline across South Central Ohio is five cents lower this week at $2.789 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas ...

May 3rd, 2021 |  


Irwin named ACEL distinguished student

Irwin named ACEL distinguished student

WHEELERSBURG — Allyson Irwin, of Wheelersburg, Ohio, has been named a 2021 Distinguished Senior by the Department of Agricultural Communication,...

May 3rd, 2021 |  


SPORTS


5:25 pm |    
Wiley saves Valley’s day
Titans sweep Green with impressive pitching

Titans sweep Green with impressive pitching

PORTSMOUTH — Notre Dame used a pair of outstanding pitching performances — and their accompanying defense — to sweep a home five inn...

May 5th, 2021 |  


West’s McDermott fires five inning no-no

West’s McDermott fires five inning no-no

WEST PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth West Lady Senators are winners of 11-of-12 games and sophomore pitcher Sydney McDermott continues to out-do her...

May 5th, 2021 |  


Trojans celebrate Senior Night with win over Titans

Trojans celebrate Senior Night with win over Titans

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth’s five-man senior class celebrated their Senior Night and final home game at Hatcher Field in winning fashion on T...

May 5th, 2021 updated: May 5th, 2021. |  


SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 4

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 4

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 4BaseballPortsmouth 11, Notre Dame 0 (5 innings)Valley 11, Clay 8Oak Hill 7, Wellston 2Rock Hill 10, South Point 3Ironto...

May 5th, 2021 updated: May 5th, 2021. |  


OHSAA school membership dues approved by BOD

OHSAA school membership dues approved by BOD

COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors has approved a recommendation from OHSAA Executive Director Doug Ute tha...

May 4th, 2021 |  


McDermott’s record-setting day, again

McDermott’s record-setting day, again

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Another week, another record-setting performance by Portsmouth West sophomore Sydney McDermott.After retiring 17 Minford hitte...

May 4th, 2021 updated: May 4th, 2021. |  


LIFE


3:10 pm |    
Pet of the week: Bella
Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas

Unique Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and many more remarkable women often work tirelessly and without fanfare to provide for their families. Even thoug...

May 2nd, 2021 |  


Grilling chicken is an easy way to transform this versatile food into something even more delicious. Various cultures serve chicken in kebab form afte...

April 25th, 2021 |  


9 signs your young child is having vision problems

9 signs your young child is having vision problems

As many a parent can attest, decoding a youngster’s needs can be challenging when that child is not yet able to fully communicate. Diagnosing he...

April 25th, 2021 |  


Voyage to boredom

Voyage to boredom

As I spoke last week, we had two options with The Unholy and Voyagers. Obviously, The Unholy was a dud. (Even though my counterpart Abby says 3 stars....

April 22nd, 2021 |  


How to celebrate grads despite unique circumstances

How to celebrate grads despite unique circumstances

The end of a school year has traditionally been a time of celebration. Students may celebrate because summer vacation has arrived, and families typica...

April 18th, 2021 |  


Greet overnight guests with the freshly baked bread

Greet overnight guests with the freshly baked bread

The aroma of homemade bread baking in the oven is enough to compel many people to get in the kitchen and bake. That aroma is even more welcoming when ...

April 18th, 2021 |  


OPINION


10:50 am |    
The fat cell flux explained
10:40 am |    
While we still can
9:42 am |    
Emergency Broadband Benefit
The meaning of “Woke” and its dangers

The meaning of “Woke” and its dangers

Charles Gaspirino in the New York Post writes, “Hysteria, groupthink and a fair amount of hypocrisy are the key ingredients in a ruinous cocktai...

April 25th, 2021 |  


Your Glycemic index reminder

Your Glycemic index reminder

We were reminded about this thing called the glycemic index, which is probably really a thing, by the April 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medi...

April 18th, 2021 |  


The fruit of our lives

The fruit of our lives

My friend George Barna once said, “Leadership is the ability to put the plans into practice, and to accomplish the specified objectives through ...

April 18th, 2021 |  


What we do now!

What we do now!

I believe that it was Earl Nightingale who said, “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside...

April 11th, 2021 |  


What is your identity?

What is your identity?

Most of my interviews with professional baseball players are quick hits. I grab them for a few moments before a game and talk about their faith or wha...

April 11th, 2021 |  


Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

Directed by: Adam WingardStarring: Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir, Kaylee HottleRuntime: 113 ...

April 8th, 2021 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA