NEWS


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 |  


Lucasville man sentenced to 16-21 years

PORTSMOUTH — On April 27, 2022, a Lucasville man, 35-year-old Carl Dustin Pistole pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter and robbery. He was sent...

May 17th, 2022 |  


Valley opens doors to new athletic complex

Valley opens doors to new athletic complex

LUCASVILLE—Troy Gahm hasn’t grown tired yet of folks’ reactions to seeing the new athletic complex at Valley High School for the fir...

May 16th, 2022 |  


Portsmouth man sentenced to 10 to 13 years

PORTSMOUTH — On April 22, 2022, Rockie Johnson, of Portsmouth Ohio was sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison for his convictions for narcotics-r...

May 16th, 2022 |  


AAA: Nearly every state above $4 per gallon

AAA: Nearly every state above $4 per gallon

The average price of gasoline across South Central Ohio is 19 cents higher this week at $4.283 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas P...

May 16th, 2022 |  


SPORTS


12:55 am |    
SPRING SCOREBOARD — May 19
Titans finally get past Peebles

Titans finally get past Peebles

RIO GRANDE — This time, there was simply no Titan-ic meltdown, and simply no improbable Peebles comeback.Indeed, this time, the Notre Dame queen...

May 19th, 2022 updated: May 20th, 2022. |  


Sayre signs with SSU baseball

Sayre signs with SSU baseball

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth West senior Eli Sayre will be living out his dream of playing the sport he loves at the collegiate level.At a signi...

May 19th, 2022 |  


Francona back managing Guardians following COVID-19 outbreak

Francona back managing Guardians following COVID-19 outbreak

CLEVELAND (AP) — Guardians manager Terry Francona missed so much time over the past two seasons that even a four-game absence was difficult.R...

May 19th, 2022 |  


Raise makes OSU’s Day one of highest-paid coaches

Raise makes OSU’s Day one of highest-paid coaches

Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day’s annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation’...

May 19th, 2022 |  


Reds, Guardians postponed by rain, teams will play Thursday

Reds, Guardians postponed by rain, teams will play Thursday

CLEVELAND (AP) — Steady rain and a wet forecast postponed Wednesday night’s series finale between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Guardi...

May 19th, 2022 |  


Pirates power past Mohawks

Pirates power past Mohawks

CHILLICOTHE — It’s a new postseason tournament, but it’s the same old story, or in this case letter of the alphabet, for the high-po...

May 18th, 2022 |  


LIFE


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 |  


Common triggers for headaches

Common triggers for headaches

Headaches can be a nuisance unlike any other. When suffering from headache, it’s not uncommon for individuals to experience difficulty concentra...

May 8th, 2022 |  


OPINION


12:04 pm |    

Letter to the editor

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 |  


The plot is a little cookie-cutter

The plot is a little cookie-cutter

Ok. We have a RETRO REVIEW this week. The plan is The Lost City next week but Beth and I watched a classic (she had never seen) recently and I think i...

March 25th, 2022 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA