NEWS


Musuem, bees, water: Council back for first session this month

Musuem, bees, water: Council back for first session this month

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth City Council will be back in session for the first time this month Monday, again considering a lease agreement, salary i...

June 11th, 2021 |  


Skatepark designs approved

Skatepark designs approved

PORTSMOUTH — After months of waiting, area skaters finally got the news they were looking for Thursday.Waiting for the word from the Army Civil ...

June 11th, 2021 |  


Dreamland Music Fest slated for June 19

Dreamland Music Fest slated for June 19

Memories of the way it used to be at Dreamland are in the lyrics of Rick Ferrell’s song that he wrote about his memories as a child going to Dre...

June 11th, 2021 |  


US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

US vaccine surplus grows by the day as expiration dates loom

In Tennessee and North Carolina, demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that they have given millions of doses back to the federal go...

June 11th, 2021 |  


$2.5 million loan going to S.O.A.R. Industrial Park

$2.5 million loan going to S.O.A.R. Industrial Park

SCIOTO — The Scioto County Commissioners gathered Thursday for its regularly scheduled meeting, sharing multiple updates surrounding the Greater...

June 10th, 2021 |  


May indictments handed down

May indictments handed down

SCIOTO — Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced Thursday the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on June 4 and returned 41...

June 10th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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SPRING SCOREBOARD — June 11 & 12
2021 all-Southern Ohio Conference Baseball

2021 all-Southern Ohio Conference Baseball

Southern Ohio Conference2021 all-SOC Baseball TeamsSOC I First TeamClay Cottle, ClayShaden Malone, ClayJaden Jessee, ClayCaden Brammer, Symmes ValleyB...

June 14th, 2021 updated: June 14th, 2021. |  


Arnett’s pitching, Valley’s defense did their jobs

Arnett’s pitching, Valley’s defense did their jobs

AKRON — They say when you go to a dance, you dance with who took you.It’s that simple, and by George, it’s not complicated.For the V...

June 12th, 2021 |  


Lancers edge Valley in run-scarce state semi

Lancers edge Valley in run-scarce state semi

AKRON — Something was bound to give, and eventually it did.After six scoreless innings inside Akron’s Canal Park, Valley and Van Wert Linc...

June 12th, 2021 updated: June 12th, 2021. |  


Trojans earn all-OVC honors

Trojans earn all-OVC honors

PORTSMOUTH — This season, the softball and baseballers — and tracksters — of the Ohio Valley Conference got to compete.And, this sea...

June 11th, 2021 |  


West’s Moore signs with SSU baseball

West’s Moore signs with SSU baseball

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth West senior Rodney Moore’s desire to succeed at the next level is something he’s carrying with him foll...

June 11th, 2021 updated: June 11th, 2021. |  


Hard to believe: some never fish

Hard to believe: some never fish

It’s difficult to believe, but some people never fish. One of the greatest compliments I’ve received has come several times when I’m...

June 11th, 2021 |  


LIFE


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...

June 13th, 2021 |  


“But I never really lost a thing”

“But I never really lost a thing”

Owen, nicknamed “Deek”, was admitted to our outpatient hospice services when he was eighty-two years old, with end-stage congestive heart ...

June 11th, 2021 |  


bigger, worse, and even….LOUDER

bigger, worse, and even….LOUDER

Two horror movies in two weeks!!! No, it’s not October, but this has been fun! The first film came out in 2018 and absolutely crushed it at the ...

June 10th, 2021 |  


FOP ready for summer

FOP ready for summer

PORTSMOUTH — As the summer months continue to heat up, Friends of Portsmouth is hoping to set off the summer with a bang.After a year of many ev...

June 9th, 2021 |  


Pet of the week: Jackson

Pet of the week: Jackson

The pet of the week this week is Jackson. He is a 4-year-old Golden Doodle owned by Ron and Shawna Ward of Lucasville. Jackson was obtained at a local...

June 6th, 2021 |  


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...

June 6th, 2021 |  


OPINION


bigger, worse, and even….LOUDER

bigger, worse, and even….LOUDER

Two horror movies in two weeks!!! No, it’s not October, but this has been fun! The first film came out in 2018 and absolutely crushed it at the ...

June 10th, 2021 |  


KimsKorner: Summertime at the library

KimsKorner: Summertime at the library

The beginning of Summer is here now in June and I bet some of your kids are already saying they are bored! Graduations are over, schools are dismissed...

June 7th, 2021 |  


Yes, COVID-19 may be having a positive impact on household dynamics

(NewsUSA) – Turns out a lot of us actually like certain changes we’ve made in our lives while holed up at home since the coronavirus hit.N...

June 6th, 2021 |  


Nicotine for weight loss

Nicotine for weight loss

We’ve talked variously about the interrelations between smoking cigarettes and fat accumulation, most recently on June 25, 2019. (“As if s...

June 6th, 2021 |  


Continuing the legacy, one step at a time

Continuing the legacy, one step at a time

LONDON, Ohio — Over the weekend, I made the trip to London. It was a much shorter voyage than expected, but then again it was only a ride mostly...

May 31st, 2021 |  


KimsKorner: A school year to remember

KimsKorner: A school year to remember

May becomes the month where it is the end of some things and the beginning of others. For seniors in both high school and college, it is the end of wh...

May 31st, 2021 |  


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