NEWS


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 |  


18 indictments handed down

18 indictments handed down

SCIOTO — Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on May 13 and returned 18 Public I...

May 18th, 2022 |  


Student athletes showcase skills at Special Olympics event

Student athletes showcase skills at Special Olympics event

WEST PORTSMOUTH—Students from the Vern Riffe School (VRS) recently participated in the Special Olympics Track and Field Day after a long hiatus ...

May 17th, 2022 |  


American Legion Post 471 hosts community event for Memorial Day

American Legion Post 471 hosts community event for Memorial Day

PORTSMOUTH—A local American Legion post is gearing up to host a free community event this Memorial Day to benefit local veterans.Chartered by Co...

May 17th, 2022 |  


Agents remind parents and students of Ohio’s alcohol law ahead of graduation

COLUMBUS– Agents with the Ohio Investigative Unit (OIU) and the Ohio Division of Liquor Control are reminding high school students not to use dr...

May 17th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


5:55 pm
Updated: 9:11 pm. |    
Jeeps take down Belpre
Falcons run-rule Panthers in sectional final

Falcons run-rule Panthers in sectional final

MINFORD — As the saying goes, better late than never.Thanks to their offense scoring 11 runs in their final three trips to the plate, the No. 4-...

May 20th, 2022 |  


Pirates are district bound

Pirates are district bound

WHEELERSBURG — The Southeast District’s No. 2-seed in Division III, the Wheelersburg Pirates, overcame an early deficit in Thursday’...

May 20th, 2022 updated: May 20th, 2022. |  


Trojans return to districts

Trojans return to districts

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Trojans will be making their return to the Division III district tournament following Thursday’s 7-1 victory o...

May 20th, 2022 updated: May 20th, 2022. |  


Portsmouth puts delay aside: Lady Trojans defeat Zane Trace in district semi

Portsmouth puts delay aside: Lady Trojans defeat Zane Trace in district semi

CHILLICOTHE — An additional 23-hour wait made sure the Portsmouth Lady Trojans (21-6) were ready for their Division III district semifinal again...

May 20th, 2022 updated: May 20th, 2022. |  


SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 19

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 19

SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 19BASEBALLDivision III Sectional FinalsZane Trace 13, Westfall 3Rock Hill 3, Crooksville 1Minford 12, Southeastern 2Well...

May 20th, 2022 updated: May 20th, 2022. |  


Reds down Guardians for 2-game sweep

Reds down Guardians for 2-game sweep

CLEVELAND (AP) — Tyler Naquin wasn’t aware there was an award given to the most outstanding player in the Ohio Cup until it was handed to ...

May 20th, 2022 |  


LIFE


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 |  


Dad’s Day dining he’s bound to love

Dad’s Day dining he’s bound to love

Father’s Day is an opportunity to shower Dad with extra love and attention. Special outings and heartfelt gifts typically are part of the celebr...

May 15th, 2022 |  


Portsmouth Public Library book recommendations

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Public Library would like to recommend these book titles. Each title is available to borrow with your library card! ...

May 15th, 2022 |  


OVP HEALTH CARE selects Wade Martin as CEO

OVP HEALTH CARE selects Wade Martin as CEO

Huntington, WV — The Board of Directors of OVP HEALTH CARE, a non-profit organization committed to making quality health care services accessibl...

May 9th, 2022 |  


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 8th, 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