NEWS


Thursday storm causes flooding and damage

Thursday storm causes flooding and damage

SCIOTO — Powerful storms tore through the area Thursday, leaving numerous power outages, flash flooding, and several trees down.Green Township w...

July 30th, 2021 |  


Phone call and text message scam using the sheriff’s name

SCIOTO — Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman stated that his office is continuing to be contacted by citizens, advising of a scam.The Sherif...

July 30th, 2021 |  


Local State Farm agent donates fire prevention kits to Portsmouth Fire Department

Local State Farm agent donates fire prevention kits to Portsmouth Fire Department

PORTSMOUTH — Every day, seven people die in home fires, most often in homes without working smoke alarms. That’s why State Farm agents acr...

July 29th, 2021 |  


May indictments handed down

May indictments handed down

SCIOTO — Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on May 23 and returned 48 Public I...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Scioto Foundation awards $50,000 grant to “Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth”

Scioto Foundation awards $50,000 grant to “Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth”

PORTSMOUTH — The Scioto Foundation has awarded a 2021 “Rethinking Downtown Portsmouth” grant for $50,000 to the City of Portsmouth t...

July 29th, 2021 |  


Former Portsmouth West graduate to hold music recital in Portsmouth

Former Portsmouth West graduate to hold music recital in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Alec Arnett a Portsmouth West graduate is holding a recital at the All Saints Episcopal Church on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 6 p.m....

July 28th, 2021 |  


SPORTS


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Quow signs with SSU WBB
Votto named July NL POTM

Votto named July NL POTM

Angels right-hander/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani and Reds first baseman Joey Votto were named MLB’s Players of the Month for July on Monday.O...

August 2nd, 2021 |  


Schauffle leads U.S. to golf gold

Schauffle leads U.S. to golf gold

KAWAGOE, Japan (AP) — Four feet between his golf ball and the cup was all that separated Xander Schauffele from an Olympic gold medal, and he co...

August 1st, 2021 |  


Schrock 5 hits, homers filling in for Votto, Reds beat Mets

Schrock 5 hits, homers filling in for Votto, Reds beat Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Max Schrock went 5 for 5 with a home run while giving All-Star Joey Votto a break, leading fellow newcomer Vladimir Gutie...

August 1st, 2021 |  


The kayak becomes fishing boat

The kayak becomes fishing boat

I felt like a bull rider in a Wild West rodeo, carefully and gingerly straddling the beast and hoping they couldn’t get the gate open and releas...

July 30th, 2021 |  


This one’s for Mom

This one’s for Mom

SCIOTO COUNTY — I’m not usually one for making public dedications or even declarations, and can often times skip the ceremonials.However, ...

July 30th, 2021 updated: July 31st, 2021. |  


Onu goes undrafted, signs contract with Mavs

Onu goes undrafted, signs contract with Mavs

PORTSMOUTH — Standout men’s basketball big man and Shawnee State University graduate E.J. Onu has signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the N...

July 30th, 2021 |  


LIFE


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Rotary led arch sponsors
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Pet of the week: Ellie
Fall flavors shine in a chewy cookie

Fall flavors shine in a chewy cookie

Fall is a season of cooler temperatures and changing leaves, and it also marks the return of autumn flavor profiles. Root vegetables, roasts and heart...

August 1st, 2021 |  


Pet of the week: Bebe

Pet of the week: Bebe

The pet of the week this week is Bebe. One of the many dogs that have filled the Scioto County Dog Shelter up to capacity.Who says bald isn’t be...

July 25th, 2021 |  


Veggies and pasta are an ideal pairing

Veggies and pasta are an ideal pairing

Pasta recipes are versatile and can quickly feed a crowd when increased accordingly. Another benefit to pasta is it often is a safe bet when hosting a...

July 25th, 2021 |  


How school shopping has changed in the pandemic era

How school shopping has changed in the pandemic era

Back-to-school shopping sales have long been indicators that the summer vacation season is coming to a close. Students and their parents may visit are...

July 25th, 2021 |  


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...

July 25th, 2021 |  


Movie doesn’t live up to the hype

Movie doesn’t live up to the hype

It seems we get sequels or prequels EVERY week. This week is no different. Escape Room: Tournament of Champions is a direct sequel to Escape Room (201...

July 22nd, 2021 |  


OPINION


KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

The computer can be a good teacher and I remember when I taught Summer School to the younger children, they loved to learn skills on the computer so I...

July 26th, 2021 |  


COVID-19 leaves lasting impact on heart health

(NewsUSA) – As the threat of COVID-19 continues, doctors and patients are considering the long-term impact of the pandemic on public health, esp...

July 25th, 2021 |  


The extraordinary Gary Taubes

The extraordinary Gary Taubes

I just spent three hours and 13 minutes listening to Peter Attia and Gary Taubes talk about the cause of obesity. (1) Actually it was mostly about a l...

July 25th, 2021 |  


KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

KimsKorner: More Summer learning fun

During my search for some more ideas to keep the brain alive for your kids this summer, I started reading something that caught my eye because it said...

July 19th, 2021 |  


Choose a representative payee for social security to consider before you may need one

The future is uncertain. Our Advance Designation program allows you to pre-select a trusted individual if a time comes when you need a representative ...

July 18th, 2021 |  


God has it in hand

God has it in hand

Last week I had the grandparent-ly joy of picking up my 6-year-old grandson from Bible Day Camp… which I loved! We drove around running a few er...

July 18th, 2021 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA