NEWS


11:06 am |    
18 indictments handed down

Portsmouth man sentenced to 10 to 13 years

PORTSMOUTH — On April 22, 2022, Rockie Johnson, of Portsmouth Ohio was sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison for his convictions for narcotics-r...

May 16th, 2022 |  


AAA: Nearly every state above $4 per gallon

AAA: Nearly every state above $4 per gallon

The average price of gasoline across South Central Ohio is 19 cents higher this week at $4.283 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas P...

May 16th, 2022 |  


Former vet tech arrested for animal cruelty

Former vet tech arrested for animal cruelty

PORTSMOUTH—A former veterinary technician has been arrested on animal cruelty charges.Officers responded on May 12 to a house on Sycamore Street...

May 16th, 2022 |  


Prosecutor’s office concludes latest RICO case

Prosecutor’s office concludes latest RICO case

PORTSMOUTH — The Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office has pursued the modern day racketeers who are bringing hundreds of pounds of drugs into...

May 16th, 2022 |  


Army STEM Truck at Shawnee State University on May 17

Army STEM Truck at Shawnee State University on May 17

PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University’s Office of Military & Veterans Services will host the U.S. Army’s Science, Technology, En...

May 15th, 2022 |  


Mundhenk recipient of the Family Hearing Centers Foundation

Mundhenk recipient of the Family Hearing Centers Foundation

NEW BOSTON — Family Hearing Centers in New Boston, Ohio announced that West Portsmouth local, Peggy Mundhenk was a recipient of the Family Heari...

May 15th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


4:30 pm |    
Pirates power past Mohawks
Valley edges Peebles in sectional final

Valley edges Peebles in sectional final

LUCASVILLE — The Valley Indians took their first step in repeating as Region 15 champions — defeating visiting Peebles 7-4 in Tuesday̵...

May 18th, 2022 |  


Scioto County athletes compete at Jr. High State Track and Field

Scioto County athletes compete at Jr. High State Track and Field

HILLIARD — The 2022 OHSAA 7th and 8th Grade State Track and Field Championships took place on Saturday, May 14th at Hilliard Darby High School.S...

May 18th, 2022 |  


Reds blow lead, hit into 5 double plays, edge Guardians

Reds blow lead, hit into 5 double plays, edge Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds made unwanted history two days ago by not allowing a hit and losing.On Tuesday night, they hit into five do...

May 18th, 2022 |  


West to play for first district title since ‘15

West to play for first district title since ‘15

CHILLICOTHE — It was all smiles for the Portsmouth West Lady Senators on Tuesday — and for good reason.In the program’s return to th...

May 18th, 2022 updated: May 18th, 2022. |  


SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 17

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 17

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 17BASEBALLDivision III Sectional SemifinalsMinford 11, West Union 0 (6 innings)Southeastern 5, Oak Hill 2Eastern Brown 7...

May 17th, 2022 updated: May 18th, 2022. |  


Pirates go perfect in SOC II…again

Pirates go perfect in SOC II…again

WAVERLY — Before what Wheelersburg’s softball squad desires is another Division III “Final Four” bid, there was first its conq...

May 17th, 2022 |  


LIFE


Dad’s Day dining he’s bound to love

Dad’s Day dining he’s bound to love

Father’s Day is an opportunity to shower Dad with extra love and attention. Special outings and heartfelt gifts typically are part of the celebr...

May 15th, 2022 |  


Portsmouth Public Library book recommendations

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Public Library would like to recommend these book titles. Each title is available to borrow with your library card! ...

May 15th, 2022 |  


OVP HEALTH CARE selects Wade Martin as CEO

OVP HEALTH CARE selects Wade Martin as CEO

Huntington, WV — The Board of Directors of OVP HEALTH CARE, a non-profit organization committed to making quality health care services accessibl...

May 9th, 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 8th, 2022 |  


Common triggers for headaches

Common triggers for headaches

Headaches can be a nuisance unlike any other. When suffering from headache, it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience difficulty concentra...

May 8th, 2022 |  


Cheese is the focus of classic comfort dish

Cheese is the focus of classic comfort dish

Much like bacon, cheese makes many meals more flavorful. When cheese is the centerpiece of a dish, cheese lovers know it will be tasty and potentially...

May 8th, 2022 |  


OPINION


12:04 pm |    

Letter to the editor

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 |  


The plot is a little cookie-cutter

The plot is a little cookie-cutter

Ok. We have a RETRO REVIEW this week. The plan is The Lost City next week but Beth and I watched a classic (she had never seen) recently and I think i...

March 25th, 2022 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA