NEWS


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SOMC opens up for visitors
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SOFPOP awards first annual $500.00 scholarship
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Commissioners discuss COVID cases

King’s Daughters now offers convenient Urgent Care virtual visits

ASHLAND, Ky – King’s Daughters Health System is pleased to announce the availability of Urgent Care virtual visits. Urgent Care telehealth...

June 4th, 2020 |  


Inmate dies after incident at Scioto County Jail

Inmate dies after incident at Scioto County Jail

PORTSMOUTH- An inmate at the Scioto County Jail has died following an incident with jail staff. Kevin L. Bailey, 56, of Portsmouth, was being escorted...

June 4th, 2020 |  


The Village of New Boston makes plans for in-person meeting

NEW BOSTON — The first meeting of the Village of New Boston Council took place via Zoom Tuesday evening.Mayor Junior William began as he mention...

June 3rd, 2020 |  


Lucasville man arrested for felonious assault

Lucasville man arrested for felonious assault

LUCASVILLE — Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announced his 911 communication center received a call Sunday, May 31, 2020, at 4:02 p.m. sta...

June 3rd, 2020 |  


Portsmouth hedges revitalized

Portsmouth hedges revitalized

PORTSMOUTH- A newly established group spent some time Saturday working on a beautification project in Portsmouth.The Scioto County Young Republicans, ...

June 3rd, 2020 |  


US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force

COLUMBUS (AP) — A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but...

June 3rd, 2020 |  


SPORTS


Stockton thrilled with SSU tennis experience

Stockton thrilled with SSU tennis experience

PORTSMOUTH — Picking a school for the right reasons — in both academic and athletic fit — is crucial to the growth of any student-at...

June 4th, 2020 |  


It’s a new ballgame

It’s a new ballgame

PORTSMOUTH — Like so many summer softball programs, the West Virginia Dusters are indeed overjoyed to be back playing ball.Although, no doubt, i...

June 4th, 2020 |  


Scarberry returns home after superb NDC career

Scarberry returns home after superb NDC career

McDERMOTT — Although only a newbie in terms of a college graduate, Drew Scarberry has already been —and likely will continue to be —...

June 4th, 2020 |  


Myers ready to add to SSU backline

Myers ready to add to SSU backline

PEEBLES — To protect the goal in soccer, you not only have to find goalies that can stop shots, but defenders that can make getting shots off fo...

June 4th, 2020 |  


Health department gives guidance to McGraw League

Health department gives guidance to McGraw League

PORTSMOUTH — After meeting with local officials in the Scioto County Health Department, McGraw Basketball League director Kurt McGraw announced ...

June 3rd, 2020 |  


OHSAA makes changes on ejections

OHSAA makes changes on ejections

PORTSMOUTH — Simply put, before you fight, the Ohio High School Athletic Association adamantly advises you to first think.That’s because t...

June 3rd, 2020 |  


LIFE


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Community Calendar
Portsmouth History: Eclipse Livery Building

Portsmouth History: Eclipse Livery Building

With its two large arched entryways facing Second Street, the Eclipse Livery Building (now the home of Wright’s Farm Center) was constructed by ...

May 17th, 2020 |  


Portsmouth History: John Dice

Portsmouth History: John Dice

A native of Germany, John Dice was born in 1841 and immigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio with his parents at the age of five. When thirteen years old, ̶...

May 10th, 2020 |  


Community Calendar

Community Calendar

The Portsmouth Civil Service Commission will meet on Monday,May 11, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. in the conference room of the City Health Department at 605 Was...

May 8th, 2020 |  


Portsmouth History: Thomas Gaylord

Portsmouth History: Thomas Gaylord

Thomas Gould Gaylord provided the capital and entrepreneurial drive to establish Portsmouth as a major center for iron manufacturing, securing his pig...

May 3rd, 2020 |  


Tie Dye Slime

Peace, love and slime! Here’s a far out idea for craft time: tie dye slime made with ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda. Mix and match colors f...

May 3rd, 2020 |  


OPINION


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What we need
ADAM BLACK: Her “beautiful bouquet”

ADAM BLACK: Her “beautiful bouquet”

I had an interesting upbringing. Before moving to Russell, Kentucky, as a middle schooler I lived in Orlando, Florida, where my parents served as fost...

June 2nd, 2020 updated: June 2nd, 2020. |  


Marcia Harris: “Who are you really?”

Marcia Harris: “Who are you really?”

“Imagine and revisit your original New Year’s vision for 2020.2020 had such a perfect sound! This was going  to be...

June 2nd, 2020 updated: June 2nd, 2020. |  


Methionine restriction causes weight loss in mice

Methionine restriction causes weight loss in mice

Last time we talked about the new fad of intermittent fasting that has most of the benefits of calorie restriction on longevity and good health withou...

May 31st, 2020 |  


Kim’s Korner: We’ll have fun fun fun til…

Kim’s Korner: We’ll have fun fun fun til…

Toilet paper shortage is what people right now are hearing over and over, but how about creative ideas using these rolls after the toilet paper is gon...

May 29th, 2020 |  


Remembering Well

Remembering Well

In the ancient days under Moses, God was so concerned that his people remember His truth that with His finger wrote it into stone. The stone tablets c...

May 29th, 2020 |  


Bitterness strikes out

Bitterness strikes out

Not too many people can say they are friends with a Major League Baseball batting champion.But Al Oliver and I know each other well. And most people i...

May 24th, 2020 |  


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