NEWS


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Winterfest returns to Portsmouth
Helen Welch: A Carpenter’s Christmas coming to Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on Dec. 7

Helen Welch: A Carpenter’s Christmas coming to Vern Riffe Center for the Arts on Dec. 7

PORTSMOUTH — Helen Welch will be presenting “Helen Welch: A Carpenter’s Christmas” at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts (VRCF...

November 24th, 2021 |  


PWHS Girl’s Basketball Team gives back to community

PWHS Girl’s Basketball Team gives back to community

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth West High School (PWHS) Girl’s Basketball Team chose to give back to their community this season.To celebrate...

November 24th, 2021 |  


Council discusses new paving levy

PORTSMOUTH – City Manager Sam Sutherland has formally asked the council to approve legislation for the placement of a proposed levy in the City ...

November 23rd, 2021 |  


56 new cases reported Tuesday

SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 56 new cases on Tuesday for Scioto County bringing the total to 12,047 since the start of ...

November 23rd, 2021 |  


Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis

Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tue...

November 23rd, 2021 |  


AAA: Gas prices decrease in ohio; crude prices continue to drop

AAA: Gas prices decrease in ohio; crude prices continue to drop

The average price of gasoline across South Central Ohio is four cents lower this week at $3.235 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas ...

November 23rd, 2021 |  


SPORTS


Basketball Scoreboard — November 26 & 27

Basketball Scoreboard — November 26 & 27

BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD — November 26Boys BasketballPortsmouth 87, Ripley 66 (Portsmouth Tipoff Classic)Coal Grove 63, Green 56 (Portsmouth Tipoff...

November 27th, 2021 updated: November 28th, 2021. |  


Trojans outlast Blue Jays in opener: PHS’ Berry ties program record with 8 3-pointers

Trojans outlast Blue Jays in opener: PHS’ Berry ties program record with 8 3-pointers

PORTSMOUTH — An early-season Portsmouth Trojan test was provided by visiting Ripley in Friday’s season-opening contest as part of the Port...

November 27th, 2021 updated: November 27th, 2021. |  


SW’s Baker signs with SSU golf

SW’s Baker signs with SSU golf

SOUTH WEBSTER — It’s not often a person becomes the first to do something.South Webster senior Gavin Baker experienced that earlier this w...

November 26th, 2021 updated: November 26th, 2021. |  


Ohio State’s two decades of dominance

Ohio State’s two decades of dominance

Where it began: Ann Arbor, Michigan. Nov. 24, 2001Where it ends: No one knowsOhio State has defeated its biggest rival, Michigan, the last eight times...

November 26th, 2021 updated: November 26th, 2021. |  


Roe named OVC POY

Roe named OVC POY

PORTSMOUTH —Apparently, in more ways than one, Drew Roe has been a Portsmouth Trojans’ trendsetter.That’s because the Portsmouth Hig...

November 26th, 2021 |  


Ravens, Browns meet for 1st time since wild December clash

Ravens, Browns meet for 1st time since wild December clash

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Of all the times Lamar Jackson has rescued the Baltimore Ravens in his young career, last season’s game at Clevel...

November 26th, 2021 |  


LIFE


1:54 pm |    
Comforting chicken soup

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...

November 21st, 2021 |  


Chocolate cookies are a sweet finale to Thanksgiving dinners

Chocolate cookies are a sweet finale to Thanksgiving dinners

Holiday entertaining season begins on Thanksgiving. Anyone who has been tasked with hosting Thanksgiving understands the commitment required to prepar...

November 21st, 2021 |  


Tips to simplify Thanksgiving entertaining

Tips to simplify Thanksgiving entertaining

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for a houseful of close friends and relatives can be a tad overwhelming. Thanksgiving is a food- and tradition-centric h...

November 21st, 2021 |  


Hopes for a 5-star film were in vain

Hopes for a 5-star film were in vain

We are back revisiting an old classic. GHOSTBUSTERS!!! Who you gonna call? If you’re a fan of the original films you’ll know the original ...

November 19th, 2021 |  


28 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported 28 new cases on Wednesday for Scioto County bringing the total to 11,907 since the start o...

November 17th, 2021 |  


Sticking to a diet while eating out

Sticking to a diet while eating out

What to do when dining out is a challenge dieters know well. It’s easy to control ingredients and portion sizes at home, but not nearly as easy ...

November 14th, 2021 |  


OPINION


1:48 pm |    
More of the salt saga
Fourth graders in Ulaanbaatar who exercise are smarter

Fourth graders in Ulaanbaatar who exercise are smarter

Those of you who avidly read my column may have noticed a lapse in the last few weeks. There is a simple explanation. Nothing I have read has inspired...

November 21st, 2021 |  


Hopes for a 5-star film were in vain

Hopes for a 5-star film were in vain

We are back revisiting an old classic. GHOSTBUSTERS!!! Who you gonna call? If you’re a fan of the original films you’ll know the original ...

November 19th, 2021 |  


Addiction: A defining moment

Addiction: A defining moment

Our news outlets and Facebook feeds have been overwhelmingly active – and, though you might not have known it before… most of your friends...

November 14th, 2021 |  


You do what you believe

You do what you believe

C. S. Lewis in “A Grief Observed” wrote, “You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a...

November 14th, 2021 |  


KimsKorner: A – Z Thanks

KimsKorner: A – Z Thanks

November is a month of thanks, thanks to our veterans and then thanks for our families and things we love or appreciate. I wanted to do something for ...

November 7th, 2021 |  


You divided when you should of multiplied

You divided when you should of multiplied

“And”; Substance Use Disorders AND Mental Health – 2 separate things. Personally and professionally, there is a distinct designation...

November 7th, 2021 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA