NEWS


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Fake check cashed
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STIR teaches advocacy
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Local bands do well at state

Downtown Portsmouth prepares for holiday season

Downtown Portsmouth businesses and Main Street Portsmouth are preparing for the holiday season again this year with their two annual shopping events, ...

November 16th, 2018 |  


DOE waste facility at A-plant fight continues

An attorney for the U.S. Department of Energy, Jason Sherman had what might be considered some bad news for opponents of the permanent waste disposal ...

November 15th, 2018 |  


Grandmothers arraigned in court

Grandmothers arraigned in court

The first pair of six suspects arrested earlier this week in connection with the infamous Rhoden family murders in 2016 each had their first day in co...

November 15th, 2018 updated: November 15th, 2018. |  


Bloom Vernon to present Les Mise’rables

Bloom Vernon to present Les Mise’rables

Les Mise’rables is a very tough musical to take on and perform well, and the students at Bloom Vernon High School are ready and willing to take ...

November 15th, 2018 |  


Christmas Parade cancelled

The Jaycee’s Christmas parade is CANCELLED. Reschedule to be determined according to the organization’s facebook page. Donations for the C...

November 15th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


3:38 pm |    
Massie named Mid-South POTW
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SSU Men shock Cedarville
12:44 am
Updated: 12:46 am. |    
Pirates survive, defeat Madison 24-16
Pirates continue quest for repeat

Pirates continue quest for repeat

On Saturday night, the Wheelersburg Pirates will travel to the western suburbs of the Ohio state capital in Hilliard to Hilliard Darby High School whe...

November 16th, 2018 |  


SSU women start 18-19 campaign 5-0

SSU women start 18-19 campaign 5-0

In what should be no surprise to anyone who lives in Southern Ohio, the Shawnee State women’s basketball team is off to yet another great start ...

November 15th, 2018 |  


NW’s Rice signs with Kent State

NW’s Rice signs with Kent State

Laiken Rice, a senior at Northwest High School, signed her letter of intent to play softball for Division I Kent State University on Wednesday.Laiken ...

November 14th, 2018 |  


SW’s Cook signs with Trevecca Nazarene

SW’s Cook signs with Trevecca Nazarene

For South Webster senior Maddie Cook, her college choice of Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville has just as much to do with the lifestyle Trevec...

November 14th, 2018 |  


Harris, Kammler compete at state

Harris, Kammler compete at state

On a cold and frigid morning in Hebron, Ohio near Columbus, the two qualifiers for the state cross country races, Matthew Harris of Minford and Aiden ...

November 13th, 2018 |  


OSSCA releases all-state honors

OSSCA releases all-state honors

On Saturday, the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA) released their all-state honorees for all-state first and second teams, and once a...

November 12th, 2018 |  


LIFE


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“I’m a Server”
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God’s Love
Charity Freewill Baptist Church

Charity Freewill Baptist Church

In Minford Ohio there is a tributary to the Little Scioto River. It is Rocky Fork Creek, a frequent Baptismal site before many churches found ways to ...

November 9th, 2018 |  


SOMC promoting importance of lung cancer screening available locally

SOMC promoting importance of lung cancer screening available locally

Maybe the cause needs a catchy slogan, like “Think Pink.”At least one of the promotional advertisements being run by the Southern Ohio Med...

November 8th, 2018 |  


The Sixth Annual Vern Riffe After Dark Event is calling all artists

The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCFA) is now seeking entries for the Sixth Annual Vern Riffe After Dark Event that will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov....

October 31st, 2018 |  


The Happy Trail to Duck Run Community Church

The Happy Trail to Duck Run Community Church

It was Branch Rickey, “Baseball’s ferocious gentleman” who brought Jackie Robinson into baseball. Though he was born in Stockdale Oh...

October 26th, 2018 |  


From Elvis to Elvira: Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban talks about their holiday show

From Elvis to Elvira: Oak Ridge Boy Richard Sterban talks about their holiday show

“Giddy up oom poppa, mow mow.”The above lyric, for lack of a better word, is probably not the most artistic composition ever written. But ...

October 26th, 2018 |  


Relationships: can someone’s inner critic cause them to put up with abusive behaviour?

Relationships: can someone’s inner critic cause them to put up with abusive behaviour?

If one is used to spending time around people who are abusive, they can come to the conclusion that they are a victim. It is then not that one is play...

October 24th, 2018 |  


OPINION


Memories of a cattle drive

Memories of a cattle drive

I recently discovered a hand written story - that was among documents pertaining to family history. This is a story that relates to my Uncle Norman Ha...

November 17th, 2018 |  


Right here in River City

Right here in River City

“Freedoms come in “threes.” Writes my friend Jim Garlow, “Political freedom, economic freedom and religious liberty coexist to...

November 16th, 2018 |  


Give thanks

Give thanks

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time with family and friends. We come together to give God thanks for all the blessings He has given us. In 1 Thessal...

November 15th, 2018 |  


Reasons your life is okay no matter how bad things are

Reasons your life is okay no matter how bad things are

Present problems provide a perception that lacks perspective.As I browsed photos I’d posted on social media over the past two years I noticed so...

November 15th, 2018 |  


I’m thankful for my blessings

I’m thankful for my blessings

This post will be a little different than ones I usually write. I enjoy writing about inspirational and ordinary people I meet along the way and conve...

November 14th, 2018 |  


Helping veterans and active duty service members

Every year on Veterans Day, we honor the people who risk their lives to protect our freedom. Social Security honors veterans and active duty members o...

November 13th, 2018 |  


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