NEWS


Commissioners save more than $1 million in bond refinance

Commissioners save more than $1 million in bond refinance

PORTSMOUTH — With interest rates at historic lows the Scioto County Commissioners have been working since March 2021 with County Auditor David G...

May 13th, 2021 |  


Ohio governor: Coronavirus health orders to end June 2

Ohio governor: Coronavirus health orders to end June 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is offering big lottery incentives — including a $1 million prize and college scholarships ...

May 12th, 2021 |  


Salvation Army Week Continues

Salvation Army Week Continues

PORTSMOUTH — Continuing with the celebration of Salvation Army week, today’s employee highlight is with Jane Jarrells, Emergency Assistanc...

May 12th, 2021 |  


Portsmouth man found guilty of rape, sexual battery and gross sexual imposition

SCIOTO- Scioto County Prosecutor Shane A. Tieman announced that on May 12, 2021 Defendant Juan Salvadore Guerrero Torres was found guilty of all count...

May 12th, 2021 |  


$67 million needed for new water treatment plant

$67 million needed for new water treatment plant

PORTSMOUTH- In his presentation before Portsmouth City Council Monday night, Kris Ruggles of Strand Associates, Inc. shared a common phrase he has hea...

May 12th, 2021 |  


House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

House GOP ousts Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from her post as the chamber’s No. 3 GOP leader on Wednesday, punishing her aft...

May 12th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 14
Division IV powers roll into districts

Division IV powers roll into districts

PORTSMOUTH — Three tickets into next week’s Division IV district softball tournaments were punched with rather ease on Thursday by Scioto ...

May 14th, 2021 |  


Panthers go perfect in SOC I

Panthers go perfect in SOC I

IRONTON — Indeed, it’s been an interesting three Thursdays in a row for the Clay High School baseball team.But for the Panthers, at the en...

May 14th, 2021 |  


Asian carp and crappie time

Asian carp and crappie time

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 do...

May 14th, 2021 |  


‘Burg tennis Final Four

‘Burg tennis Final Four

PORTSMOUTH — Of course, there’s those black-tie affairs, but consider the Southeast District’s Division II sectional boys tennis tou...

May 14th, 2021 |  


SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 13

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 13

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 13Division IV Softball Sectional FinalsNotre Dame 19, Whiteoak 0 (5 innings)Clay 12, Trimble 0 (5 innings)South Webster ...

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


2021 Run By The River Virtual 5K set

2021 Run By The River Virtual 5K set

RUSSELL, Ky. — Registration is now open for the 44th annual Run By The River, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of East Greenup County, Ky.The race ...

May 13th, 2021 |  


LIFE


The dos and don’ts of fire pits

The dos and don’ts of fire pits

Many homeowners relish any opportunity to retreat to their back yards, where they can put up their feet and relax in the great outdoors. That retreat-...

May 9th, 2021 |  


Plants that can keep bugs away from outdoor living spaces

Outdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular among homeowners in recent years, and that popularity grew even more over the last year. As soc...

May 9th, 2021 |  


Tips to making delicious ice cream at home

Tips to making delicious ice cream at home

Ice cream is a favorite dessert across the globe. The average American consumes more than 23 pounds of ice cream per year, says the International Dair...

May 9th, 2021 |  


Mortal Kombat: mediocrity at its finest

Mortal Kombat: mediocrity at its finest

As summer approaches we are seeing more tent-pole films open up. Recently with Godzilla vs. Kong and now MORTAL KOMBAT!I remember the original film th...

May 6th, 2021 |  


Pet of the week: Bella

Pet of the week: Bella

This week’s Pet of the Week is Bella, Bella is seven years old and she is owned by the Parsley family in Minford. We wanted to share why this ph...

May 2nd, 2021 |  


How to foster social skills in an era of social distancing

How to foster social skills in an era of social distancing

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretched on, children who have been called on to do their part still may not fully understand why they have had to skip play...

May 2nd, 2021 |  


OPINION


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Let us pray for our nation
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The fat cell flux explained
While we still can

While we still can

CS Lewis said, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest...

April 28th, 2021 |  


Emergency Broadband Benefit

Emergency Broadband Benefit

Our Agency values the opportunity we have to provide our community with education and information surrounding helpful and beneficial resources. That i...

April 25th, 2021 |  


The meaning of “Woke” and its dangers

The meaning of “Woke” and its dangers

Charles Gaspirino in the New York Post writes, “Hysteria, groupthink and a fair amount of hypocrisy are the key ingredients in a ruinous cocktai...

April 25th, 2021 |  


Your Glycemic index reminder

Your Glycemic index reminder

We were reminded about this thing called the glycemic index, which is probably really a thing, by the April 8 issue of the New England Journal of Medi...

April 18th, 2021 |  


The fruit of our lives

The fruit of our lives

My friend George Barna once said, “Leadership is the ability to put the plans into practice, and to accomplish the specified objectives through ...

April 18th, 2021 |  


What we do now!

What we do now!

I believe that it was Earl Nightingale who said, “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside...

April 11th, 2021 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA