NEWS


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High court weighs end of $300 weekly unemployment payment

High court weighs end of $300 weekly unemployment payment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In June 2021, Gov. Mike DeWine ended Ohio’s participation in a federal pandemic unemployment aid program ahead of a ...

May 25th, 2022 |  


SSU students take educational experience trip to Panama

SSU students take educational experience trip to Panama

PORTSMOUTH — At the end of the Spring 2022 semester, Shawnee State University students enrolled in Spanish courses with Professor Pablo Salinas ...

May 25th, 2022 |  


Camp Molly Lauman illness confirmed as norovirus

LUCASVILLE — The Scioto County Health Department has confirmed the cause of more than 112 participants at Camporee becoming ill after a weekend ...

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


Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in Texas school rampage

Gunman kills 19 children, 2 teachers in Texas school rampage

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The 18-year-old gunman who slaughtered 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school barricaded himself inside ...

May 25th, 2022 |  


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 |  


SPORTS


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Titans fall to Tigers in Elite Eight
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SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 27 & 28
Four-straight for the Falcons: Minford rallies past Pioneers in district final

Four-straight for the Falcons: Minford rallies past Pioneers in district final

CHILLICOTHE — There’s just no quit in the Minford Falcons baseball team.Trailing No. 1-seed Zane Trace 3-1 entering the top of the sixth i...

May 27th, 2022 |  


Jenkins jumps way to state

Jenkins jumps way to state

CHILLICOTHE — No amount of rainfall, not even amid a downpour on Thursday, was going to rain on Ava Jenkins’ regional parade.That’s ...

May 27th, 2022 |  


Down with carp, up with crappie

Down with carp, up with crappie

Asian carp now inhabit the Ohio River in large numbers from the Falls of the Ohio at Louisville downstream to the Mississippi River.None have been doc...

May 27th, 2022 |  


Sammons signs with Murray State

Sammons signs with Murray State

WHEELERSBURG — One of the more elite special teams weapons in the Southern Ohio Conference, or even Southeastern Ohio, history will be continuin...

May 27th, 2022 updated: May 27th, 2022. |  


Reds have highest-scoring day in 23 years, rout Cubs 20-5

Reds have highest-scoring day in 23 years, rout Cubs 20-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — After getting a cortisone shot and a few days off, Kyle Farmer helped power the Cincinnati Reds to their highest-scoring game ...

May 27th, 2022 |  


East Greenup Kiwanis Run By The River returns

RUSSELL, Ky. — These 45th annual 5K and 10K road races — scheduled in downtown Russell, Ky. at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11 — will...

May 27th, 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 |  


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 |  


“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 |  


OPINION


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 |  


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 |  


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