NEWS


Bloom-Vernon School Board members receive service awards

Bloom-Vernon School Board members receive service awards

SOUTH WEBSTER – Dr. Timothy Horner and Charles L. Queen, board members for the Bloom-Vernon Local School District, were recognized by the Ohio S...

July 26th, 2021 |  


Ohio health officials won’t mandate mask-wearing in schools

Ohio health officials won’t mandate mask-wearing in schools

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doesn’t plan to mandate masks in schools this fall, but health officials strongly recommend students and staff ...

July 26th, 2021 |  


Dunne receives SSU Distinguished Teaching Award

Dunne receives SSU Distinguished Teaching Award

PORTSMOUTH — Shawnee State University has announced the 2021 Faculty Awards. As part of this year’s presentation, the recipient of the Boa...

July 26th, 2021 |  


AAA: Gas prices drop in Ohio; National average decreases

AAA: Gas prices drop in Ohio; National average decreases

The average price of gasoline across South Central Ohio is four cents lower this week at $3.088 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas ...

July 26th, 2021 |  


Correctional officer indicted; other conspirators named

Correctional officer indicted; other conspirators named

PORTSMOUTH — Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman stated July 23, 2021, correctional officer Aeh was indicted on charges relating to his arre...

July 26th, 2021 |  


SOMC Memorial Ride taking place July 31

PORTSMOUTH — The SOMC Hospice Memorial Ride is scheduled to take place on July 31. The event raises funds for the Hospice Caritas Fund, and was ...

July 25th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


Steward to throw for Rio

Steward to throw for Rio

WHEELERSBURG — Finally, in her senior season, Justus was indeed served.That’s because recent Wheelersburg High School graduate Justus Stew...

July 27th, 2021 |  


PRP hosts Night for the Kids

Portsmouth Raceway Park hosted a big night for the little kids over the weekend with big money on the line for 410 Winged Sprint Cars.Saturday was Jac...

July 27th, 2021 |  


Big 12’s Texas, Oklahoma make request to join powerhouse SEC

Big 12’s Texas, Oklahoma make request to join powerhouse SEC

Texas and Oklahoma made a request Tuesday to join the powerhouse Southeastern Conference, with SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey saying the league would co...

July 27th, 2021 |  


Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self

Biles withdraws from gymnastics final to protect team, self

TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles arrived in Tokyo as the star of the U.S. Olympic movement and perhaps the Games themselves. She convinced herself she ...

July 27th, 2021 |  


SSU’s Kline named 1st-team Academic All-American

SSU’s Kline named 1st-team Academic All-American

PORTSMOUTH — Having recently enjoyed a record-setting season and the fruits of said campaign on the diamond, Shawnee State slugger Jacob Kline c...

July 26th, 2021 |  


Olympics: What to watch

Olympics: What to watch

TOKYO (AP) — The greatest gymnast of all time must rally Team USA for the Americans to win their third consecutive gold medal.Simone Biles and h...

July 26th, 2021 |  


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...

July 25th, 2021 |  


Movie doesn’t live up to the hype

Movie doesn’t live up to the hype

It seems we get sequels or prequels EVERY week. This week is no different. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is a direct sequel to Escape Room (201...

July 22nd, 2021 |  


How to keep gardens safe in summer heatwaves

How to keep gardens safe in summer heatwaves

Summer is a season to relax and enjoy the warm weather. Basking in the summer sun is a great way to relax, but only when the temperatures are safe. Su...

July 18th, 2021 |  


A handheld favorite fit for a crowd

A handheld favorite fit for a crowd

Slow-cooked foods seem tailor-made when the mercury is low. Stews, soups and casseroles can simmer and gain great flavor through slow-cooking methods....

July 18th, 2021 |  


Portsmouth Public Library Book Recommendations

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...

July 18th, 2021 |  


All that jazz: Local jazz musician releases new album

All that jazz: Local jazz musician releases new album

WHEELERSBURG — A new album by a local jazz musician with multiple decades of experience from Wheelersburg has generated positive feedback from a...

July 15th, 2021 |  


OPINION


KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

During my search for some more ideas to keep the brain alive for your kids this summer, I started reading something that caught my eye because it said...

July 19th, 2021 |  


Choose a representative payee for social security to consider before you may need one

The future is uncertain. Our Advance Designation program allows you to pre-select a trusted individual if a time comes when you need a representative ...

July 18th, 2021 |  


God has it in hand

God has it in hand

Last week I had the grandparent-ly joy of picking up my 6-year-old grandson from Bible Day Camp… which I loved! We drove around running a few er...

July 18th, 2021 |  


KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

It is hard to believe that we are in the middle of summer already. And I have been trying to make sure you have some summer learning ideas, I wanted t...

July 12th, 2021 |  


Ultra processed food fight

Ultra processed food fight

Many reports in the medical literature and etc… have shown that ultra-processed food is higher in calories and causes more weight gain. (1,2) Bu...

July 11th, 2021 |  


A very important day in July!

A very important day in July!

Speaking to the new and disturbing phenomenon of athletes refusing to honor the flag, Former Secretary of Education William Bennett said, “These...

July 11th, 2021 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA