NEWS


5:56 pm
Updated: 9:23 pm. |    
Texas school shooting kills 18 children, 3 adults

Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State to dedicate 148th habitat homes on May 23

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. –Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State will dedicate our 148th on Monday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. The event will be streamed via F...

May 22nd, 2022 |  


Clay alumni sets date for banquet

PORTSMOUTH-The Clay Alumni has announced plans to hold their annual alumni banquet on Saturday, July 9, 2022. The Banquet will be held at the new Clay...

May 22nd, 2022 |  


Commissioners approve funding for renovations to former Odd Fellows building

Commissioners approve funding for renovations to former Odd Fellows building

PORTSMOUTH — The Scioto County Commissioners approved funding to move forward with engineering to renovate the first floor of the former Odd Fel...

May 20th, 2022 |  


Lucinda L. Kessler Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund established at Scioto Foundation

Lucinda L. Kessler Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund established at Scioto Foundation

PORTSMOUTH — The Lucinda L. Kessler Fine and Performing Arts Scholarship Fund has been established as an endowment at the Scioto Foundation in P...

May 20th, 2022 |  


Preparation underway for Scioto County’s Memorial Day parade

Preparation underway for Scioto County’s Memorial Day parade

PORTSMOUTH—Preparation is underway for Scioto County’s Memorial Day Association as the holiday weekend draws near.Donna Lewis, President o...

May 20th, 2022 |  


Art awards presented to local students

Art awards presented to local students

PORTSMOUTH — The 2022 Scioto County Regional High School Art Show “Visually Literate” took place from May 4-17, in the Appleton Gall...

May 20th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


6:35 pm
Updated: 9:07 pm. |    
Jeeps blast way past Wildcats
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Updated: 2:20 pm. |    
SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 23-May 25
Indians go back-to-back: Valley wins Chillicothe No. 2 district final

Indians go back-to-back: Valley wins Chillicothe No. 2 district final

CHILLICOTHE — For the second-straight season, the Valley Indians have punched their ticket into the Division IV, Region 15 tournament.The defend...

May 24th, 2022 |  


A Jeep keeper at VA

A Jeep keeper at VA

CHILLICOTHE — Apparently, on Saturday night, the baseball gods all were with Connor Bender, Robert Martin, head coach Ryan McClintic — and...

May 23rd, 2022 |  


Indians blow away Tornadoes: Valley back in D-IV district final

Indians blow away Tornadoes: Valley back in D-IV district final

CHILLICOTHE — The time of day didn’t matter to the Valley Indians baseball team — as long as they got the chance to take the field o...

May 23rd, 2022 |  


Bichette HRs twice, Manoah goes 8 as Jays beat Reds 3-1

Bichette HRs twice, Manoah goes 8 as Jays beat Reds 3-1

TORONTO (AP) — Bo Bichette hit two home runs, pitcher Alek Manoah matched his career high by working eight innings, and the Toronto Blue Jays be...

May 22nd, 2022 |  


SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 21 & May 23

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 21 & May 23

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 21Division III Softball — District FinalsWheelersburg 7, Ironton 0Portsmouth West 1, Fairfield 0 (10 innings)Crook...

May 22nd, 2022 updated: May 23rd, 2022. |  


‘Burg back to defend Region 11 title: Lady Pirates defeat Lady Tigers in Unioto No. 3 district final

‘Burg back to defend Region 11 title: Lady Pirates defeat Lady Tigers in Unioto No. 3 district final

CHILLICOTHE — The reigning Region 11 champions will have an opportunity to defend that title in next week’s Division III regional tourname...

May 21st, 2022 updated: May 21st, 2022. |  


LIFE


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...

May 22nd, 2022 |  


“Music & Motion” festival to kick off summer

“Music & Motion” festival to kick off summer

PORTSMOUTH — Three Bridges will host the first “Music & Motion” spring festival highlighting music, health, recreation, exercise...

May 19th, 2022 |  


2 hospitalized, 112 infected by illness at local camp

2 hospitalized, 112 infected by illness at local camp

SCIOTO — More than 110 individuals who attended a Girl Scout camp in Lucasville have fallen ill with what is believed to be the Norovirus, accor...

May 18th, 2022 |  


King’s Daughters earns national recognition for excellence from American College of Cardiology

King’s Daughters earns national recognition for excellence from American College of Cardiology

ASHLAND, KY – King’s Daughters Medical Center has earned the American College of Cardiology’s HeartCARE Center: National Distinction...

May 18th, 2022 |  


The functions of different parts of the brain

The functions of different parts of the brain

The human brain is a marvel. Everything from thought to memory to emotion is controlled by the brain, which only underscores how impressive this incre...

May 15th, 2022 |  


OPINION


12:04 pm |    

Letter to the editor

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe go see this film

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe go see this film

We leave Hogwarts and head to the Marvel universe this week with the sequel to Doctor Strange (2016) this is also the 28th film in the Marvel Universe...

May 6th, 2022 |  


Magically hard to follow or care

Magically hard to follow or care

Well, we made it to Hogwarts this week. I will start this review by stating I’m not the biggest Harry Potter fan. I’ve watched the films b...

April 29th, 2022 updated: April 29th, 2022. |  


If you are a fan of the video game series go see this

If you are a fan of the video game series go see this

Hey everyone! I took two weeks off as I have been pretty sick. I joked that some weeks I don’t love seeing a new movie but I truly missed it in ...

April 15th, 2022 |  


Where courage abounds

Where courage abounds

It was the English statesman Sir Edmund Burke who said, “But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possi...

April 1st, 2022 |  


Grow in grace and knowledge

Grow in grace and knowledge

If you’ve ever planted a garden, you know that the only way it can grow properly is if they are carefully nurtured. In order to have good flower...

April 1st, 2022 |  


Did I ask you for your advice?

Did I ask you for your advice?

This week I’m not writing about a hospice patient; I’m confessing my sins. I confess that giving unsolicited advice and making premature s...

April 1st, 2022 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA