NEWS


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NBPD chief remains on leave
Scioto Foundation awards $50,000 grant to “Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth”

Scioto Foundation awards $50,000 grant to “Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth”

PORTSMOUTH — The Scioto Foundation has awarded a 2021 “Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth” grant for $50,000 to the City of Portsmouth t...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Former Portsmouth West graduate to hold music recital in Portsmouth

Former Portsmouth West graduate to hold music recital in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Alec Arnett a Portsmouth West graduate is holding a recital at the All Saints Episcopal Church on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 6 p.m....

July 28th, 2021 |  


Feight awarded SSU Shannon Lawson Faculty Service Award

Feight awarded SSU Shannon Lawson Faculty Service Award

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

July 28th, 2021 |  


Sheriff announces new way to deposit money into commissary accounts

Sheriff announces new way to deposit money into commissary accounts

PORTSMOUTH — Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announced that his office has modernized the process by which family and friends can deposi...

July 28th, 2021 |  


Sheriff’s report: NBPD officers can be charged

Sheriff’s report: NBPD officers can be charged

NEW BOSTON — More than six months after an incident involving a former Village of New Boston Councilmember, questions remain unanswered concerni...

July 28th, 2021 |  


CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

CDC reverses course on indoor masks in some parts of US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to ...

July 27th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


This one’s for Mom

This one’s for Mom

SCIOTO COUNTY — I’m not usually one for making public dedications or even declarations, and can often times skip the ceremonials.However, ...

July 30th, 2021 updated: July 31st, 2021. |  


Onu goes undrafted, signs contract with Mavs

Onu goes undrafted, signs contract with Mavs

PORTSMOUTH — Standout men’s basketball big man and Shawnee State University graduate E.J. Onu has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the N...

July 30th, 2021 |  


Reds beat Cubs 7-4

Reds beat Cubs 7-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Joey Votto set a Reds franchise record by homering in his sixth consecutive game as Cincinnati beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Thurs...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Trading places at Clay

Trading places at Clay

ROSEMOUNT — The movie Trading Places was considered a box office success, and even can be considered a smash.Now, with two coaches trading place...

July 29th, 2021 |  


OHSAA updates, precautions as fall sports begin

OHSAA updates, precautions as fall sports begin

COLUMBUS — With practices for all fall sports beginning this Sunday, Aug. 1 and the season kicking off later that month, the Ohio High School At...

July 29th, 2021 |  


E.J. Onu’s NBA Pre-Draft Bio

E.J. Onu’s NBA Pre-Draft Bio

PORTSMOUTH — In less than a day’s time, E.J. Onu will find out what his future NBA Draft status holds.The 6-11 graduate of Shawnee State U...

July 28th, 2021 |  


LIFE


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Pet of the week: Ellie
Pet of the week: Bebe

Pet of the week: Bebe

The pet of the week this week is Bebe. One of the many dogs that have filled the Scioto County Dog Shelter up to capacity.Who says bald isn’t be...

July 25th, 2021 |  


Veggies and pasta are an ideal pairing

Veggies and pasta are an ideal pairing

Pasta recipes are versatile and can quickly feed a crowd when increased accordingly. Another benefit to pasta is it often is a safe bet when hosting a...

July 25th, 2021 |  


How school shopping has changed in the pandemic era

How school shopping has changed in the pandemic era

Back-to-school shopping sales have long been indicators that the summer vacation season is coming to a close. Students and their parents may visit are...

July 25th, 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...

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 |  


OPINION


COVID-19 leaves lasting impact on heart health

(NewsUSA) – As the threat of COVID-19 continues, doctors and patients are considering the long-term impact of the pandemic on public health, esp...

July 25th, 2021 |  


The extraordinary Gary Taubes

The extraordinary Gary Taubes

I just spent three hours and 13 minutes listening to Peter Attia and Gary Taubes talk about the cause of obesity. (1) Actually it was mostly about a l...

July 25th, 2021 |  


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 |  


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