NEWS


Portsmouth PD arrest two, confiscated suspected narcotics and two weapons after bust at motel

Portsmouth PD arrest two, confiscated suspected narcotics and two weapons after bust at motel

At 4:12 a.m. Wednesday Portsmouth police arrested two suspects, confiscated 76 grams of suspected heroin, 45 grams of suspected methamphetamine and tw...

June 20th, 2018 |  


New Boston holds public meeting on 2019 budget

The New Boston Village Council held its 2nd meeting of the month, on Tuesday with all board members in attendance. Before the official meeting began, ...

June 20th, 2018 |  


State group holds ninth opiate conference in Columbus

State group holds ninth opiate conference in Columbus

About 1,200 people from across state gathered in Columbus early last week for Ohio’s 2018 Opiate Conference sponsored by the Ohio Association of...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Wonderful things are happening at the 14th Street Community Center

Wonderful things are happening at the 14th Street Community Center

Great things are happening at the 14th Street Community Center this summer. They started with their second annual fund raiser, Soul Food & Music F...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Plant to have 1-week shutdown

By Tom CorriganThe feud continues between the private company handling the dismantling of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant – a.k.a. the A-...

June 19th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Seven earn PBR All-State honors

Seven earn PBR All-State honors

Being named as the best of the best among your peers is always an accomplishment to behold.On Wednesday morning, seven individuals from the Scioto Cou...

June 21st, 2018 |  


SSU volleyball program signs two additional Buckeyes to roster

The Shawnee State University volleyball program inked two additional strongholds by signing Nashail Shelby of Ontario and Alexis Palazzo of Marietta t...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Tanks pull off thrilling comeback against Gladiators

Tanks pull off thrilling comeback against Gladiators

Coming back from a 23-point deficit to win a game is one thing.Making up said deficit — in just one quarter? That’s completely different.H...

June 19th, 2018 |  


TSJGT: Elks

TSJGT: Elks

MCDERMOTT — A highly competitive tournament with local talent abound across the board.It’s a dream for any person looking to promote a spo...

June 18th, 2018 |  


Allen, WV Thunder continue to show promise

Allen, WV Thunder continue to show promise

Over the course of her time with the West Virginia Thunder, Portsmouth’s Sienna Allen has won a lot of basketball games over her very short life...

June 18th, 2018 |  


LIFE


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God will see you through the storm

God will see you through the storm

After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; ...

June 16th, 2018 |  


Protect your eyes

Protect your eyes

Your time outside can quickly lead to an increased risk of exposure to dangerous ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause a sun spot on the white of the e...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Keeping your summer spending in check

Cookouts, swimming pools, fireworks, vacations — summer is full of fun.But with all that fun, it can be easy to mentally check out on your money...

June 15th, 2018 |  


‘Avengers: Infinity War’ crosses $2 billion in box office

The supersized superhero hit “Avengers: Infinity War” has crossed $2 billion in worldwide ticket sales, becoming only the fourth film to r...

June 13th, 2018 |  


Streisand gives early nod of approval to Lady Gaga’s ‘Star’

Barbra Streisand’s “A Star Is Born” is being reborn online with scenes she’d cut from the 1976 movie.Long known as a perfectio...

June 13th, 2018 |  


OPINION


Martin Schram: Watching democracy’s errant watchdogs – and our enduring foundation

Democracy’s decline and fall seems aided, abetted and hastened when democracy’s watchdogs fail to bark.And sometimes they include my forme...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Tears tell tales

Tears tell tales

Stories are tied up in our salty tears and released when the delicate drops of liquid spill down our cheeks. Tears can represent our physical, emotion...

June 19th, 2018 |  


Do you fear or endear snakes?

Do you fear or endear snakes?

Growing up in the backwoods of Kentucky Appalachia, my grandma learned to identify poisonous snakes — copperheads, water moccasins (also known a...

June 18th, 2018 |  


The controversial issue of abortion

The controversial issue of abortion

Beyond the issue of abortion is the issue of the creation of life. Who created life? What is the purpose of life? What do religious books proclaim abo...

June 17th, 2018 |  


Those hard-working Hurricane Sisters

Those hard-working Hurricane Sisters

Shirley Cunningham-Martin and Judy Cunningham-Hanes — aptly nicknamed “The Hurricane Sisters” due to their whirlwind energy as paint...

June 15th, 2018 |  


Beauty pageants should die out like the dinosaurs they are

In an apparent effort to head off #MeToo backlash or simply appear relevant, the Miss America Organization announced this week that contestants can no...

June 15th, 2018 |  


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