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SSU students receive Johnson and Johnson vaccine

SSU students receive Johnson and Johnson vaccine

PORTSMOUTH- In the simplest terms, Shawnee State University students and faculty have not had lead a normal past few semesters. An event started on Th...

April 8th, 2021 |  


Brother and sister donate Easter baskets

Brother and sister donate Easter baskets

PORTSMOUTH — A local pair of family members have gone above and beyond to give joy by sharing with others.Eli and Ava Jones, a brother and siste...

April 8th, 2021 |  


Bridges, broadband, water treatment detailed in Commissioners

Bridges, broadband, water treatment detailed in Commissioners

SCIOTO — Community Development week will conclude on Friday and the Scioto County Commissioners took note of it by passing several items pertain...

April 8th, 2021 |  


ODH: 6 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday

ODH: 6 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday

SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported six new cases Thursday for Scioto County.The new cases total stays at 6,243 since the star...

April 8th, 2021 |  


Local man discusses faith, wrestling, and more in podcast

Local man discusses faith, wrestling, and more in podcast

PORTSMOUTH — More and more people have started tuning into podcasts, getting their fix of the latest news, sports, politics, or seemingly in wha...

April 7th, 2021 |  


ODH: 4 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

ODH: 4 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported four new cases Wednesday for Scioto County.The new cases total stays at 6,237 since the st...

April 7th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


Singleton, Sanders combine for 14 Ks as Bobcats down Western

Singleton, Sanders combine for 14 Ks as Bobcats down Western

LATHAM — The drive to Latham from Franklin Furnace is always better when the Green Bobcats come away with a W.On the backs of seniors Levi Singl...

April 10th, 2021 |  


Clay plates 11 against Symmes in meeting of SOC unbeatens

Clay plates 11 against Symmes in meeting of SOC unbeatens

PORTSMOUTH — The wheels went on for Clay and off for Symmes Valley in the home half of the fourth inning of their meeting on Friday in Portsmout...

April 10th, 2021 updated: April 10th, 2021. |  


Late game runs lift Northwest to first league win

Late game runs lift Northwest to first league win

SOUTH WEBSTER — Northwest tallied runs in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings and earned their first SOC II win of the young season — a ...

April 10th, 2021 updated: April 10th, 2021. |  


Big hits, shutout performance lead Valley over West

Big hits, shutout performance lead Valley over West

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Scoring at-least two runs in each of the first four innings, the Valley Indians took early control and held on for a shutout i...

April 10th, 2021 |  


Five-run sixth pushes Minford past ‘Burg

Five-run sixth pushes Minford past ‘Burg

MINFORD — With the crowd on hand for the Minford Invitational Track Meet, the softball game next door, and a matchup between the defending SOC I...

April 10th, 2021 updated: April 10th, 2021. |  


Spring Scoreboard — April 9

Spring Scoreboard — April 9BaseballMinford 6, Wheelersburg 2Valley 12, Portsmouth West 0Northwest 4, South Webster 2Waverly 8, Eastern 0Clay 11,...

April 9th, 2021 updated: April 10th, 2021. |  


LIFE


Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

Movie Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

Directed by: Adam WingardStarring: Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Demian Bichir, Kaylee HottleRuntime: 113 ...

April 8th, 2021 |  


How to save on family expenses

How to save on family expenses

The pandemic sparked by the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the winter of 2019-20 blindsided much of the world. Since the World Health Org...

April 4th, 2021 |  


Modified graduations again likely for many schools

Modified graduations again likely for many schools

Students continue to face many challenges related to the global pandemic. No one could have predicted at the start of 2020 that the schooling students...

April 4th, 2021 |  


How to master grilling a thick cut of meat

How to master grilling a thick cut of meat

A thick cut of meat grilled over an open flame can make for a mouth-watering meal. While such an endeavor likely won’t lead to any complaints ar...

April 4th, 2021 |  


“Here’s your sign!”

“Here’s your sign!”

Butch was fifty-five when he enrolled in outpatient hospice services with terminal cancer. He recounted, “It sneaked up on me and bit me on the ...

April 2nd, 2021 |  


Church news

Nauvoo United Methodist Church-Nauvoo United Methodist Church, 1410 5th Street in West Portsmouth, would like to welcome you to worship with us. Sunda...

April 2nd, 2021 |  


OPINION


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Yet another magic bullet

Yet another magic bullet

You’re probably tired of me proclaiming magic bullets for the cure of obesity which is still pretty intractable. But one day one of these magic ...

April 4th, 2021 |  


Keeping Women’s History Month on the Front Burner

Keeping Women’s History Month on the Front Burner

We have all been reminded that it all began with March 8, 1978 with a weeklong celebration coordinating with International Women’s day first cel...

April 4th, 2021 |  


The solution to be found in the word of God

The solution to be found in the word of God

According to sportslingo.com, “A personal foul is assessed whenever illegal physical contact takes place during a game. This may include chargin...

March 31st, 2021 |  


Don’t toss that chair

Don’t toss that chair

When I was younger, I loved to watch college basketball almost as much as the National Basketball Association.Back then in the NBA, players let their ...

March 31st, 2021 |  


Trouble with a capital “T”

Trouble with a capital “T”

“Freedoms come in “threes.” writes my good friend, Pastor Jim Garlow, “Political freedom, economic freedom and religious liber...

March 28th, 2021 |  


Movie Review: The Courier

Movie Review: The Courier

Directed by: Dominic CookeStarring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Jessie Buckley, Rachel Brosnahan, Angus WrightRuntime: 111 minutesRating: PG-...

March 25th, 2021 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA