NEWS


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Jerry Skiver seeks 3rd Ward seat
Local teacher explains why he took the COVID-19 vaccine

Local teacher explains why he took the COVID-19 vaccine

PORTSMOUTH- Gerald Cadogan is a prominent name in the Portsmouth community. The Portsmouth native has a long list of accomplishments and has lived a l...

April 15th, 2021 |  


Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end ‘forever war’

Biden to pull US troops from Afghanistan, end ‘forever war’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Wednesday he will withdraw remaining U.S. troops from the “forever war” in Afghanistan, d...

April 15th, 2021 |  


Scioto Foundation announces first quarter grants for 2021

PORTSMOUTH — The Scioto Foundation has awarded grants totaling $105,756.54 to ten local nonprofit organizations for the first quarter of 2021.Th...

April 15th, 2021 |  


Lucasville Trade Days make return for 2021 season

Lucasville Trade Days make return for 2021 season

LUCASVILLE — After one set of days last September, the Lucasville Trade Days are coming back in 2021 with three events throughout the course of ...

April 14th, 2021 |  


Protests over man shot dead at hospital reach police station

Protests over man shot dead at hospital reach police station

COLUMBUS (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital city used pepper spray on a small group of people who briefly breached the outer doors of the age...

April 14th, 2021 |  


ODH: 5 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

ODH: 5 new COVID-19 cases reported Wednesday

SCIOTO — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported five new cases Wednesday for Scioto County.The new cases total stays at 6,271 since the st...

April 14th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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Tartans hammer Indians for first win
Valley pitching allows two hits in shutout win over Oak Hill

Valley pitching allows two hits in shutout win over Oak Hill

OAK HILL — The least amount of runs you allow your opponent to score is typically best.For the third time this season, the Valley Indians (7-4) ...

April 16th, 2021 updated: April 16th, 2021. |  


Titans score in bunches, best South Point

Titans score in bunches, best South Point

SOUTH POINT — Notre Dame did their scoring in bunches on Thursday.The Titans scored at-least three runs in four different innings during their 1...

April 16th, 2021 |  


Risner’s walk off helps Minford edge Fairland

Risner’s walk off helps Minford edge Fairland

MINFORD — Minford senior Matthew Risner’s walk off single with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning gave the Falcons their second ex...

April 16th, 2021 updated: April 16th, 2021. |  


Early runs pace Lady Pirates past SW: ‘Burg takes meeting of SOC II unbeatens

Early runs pace Lady Pirates past SW: ‘Burg takes meeting of SOC II unbeatens

SOUTH WEBSTER — Sometime’s it’s about how you start and not how you finish.The Wheelersburg Lady Pirates bolstered a 10-0 lead over ...

April 16th, 2021 updated: April 16th, 2021. |  


Persistence pays off: Lady Titans stay unbeaten with road win over Portsmouth

Persistence pays off: Lady Titans stay unbeaten with road win over Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Persistency is a trait that can help one in the classroom, in a work environment, or in a quest for doing something on a consistent...

April 16th, 2021 updated: April 16th, 2021. |  


SPRING SCOREBOARD — April 15

SPRING SCOREBOARD — April 15

SPRING SCOREBOARD — April 15BaseballMinford 4, Fairland 3 (8 innings)Valley 5, Oak Hill 0Portsmouth West 5, South Webster 3Northwest 4, Eastern ...

April 15th, 2021 updated: April 16th, 2021. |  


LIFE


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Movie Review: The Unholy
Tips to avoid bringing job stress home to the family

Tips to avoid bringing job stress home to the family

The lines between work and home life can easily become blurred. Such lines became even more blurry during the pandemic, when many children did not att...

April 11th, 2021 |  


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 |  


OPINION


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What we do now!
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What is your identity?
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