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Commissioners speak on sales tax, roads and community housing


Sales tax revenue is down in Scioto County, as well as around Ohio, according to the county commissioners.

HulaDays to fundraise for jollier days this weekend


PORTSMOUTH- The days have been humid and hot, with temperatures resting in the 80s and 90s. Naturally, this has everyone’s minds on one obvious thing: Christmas.

PLT closes season, opens season, casts, and develops


PORTSMOUTH- The Portsmouth Little Theatre’s (PLT) Shawshank Redemption cast recently took final bows after extending their season closer to additional performances after major community interest. Despite that closure on season 75, the board of governors aren’t slowing down as one may expect.

Scioto Foundation announces Katie Stapleton Scholarship Fund


PORTSMOUTH- The Scioto Foundation has announced the establishment of the new Just a Kid from Sciotoville, Katie Stapleton Scholarship Fund, created by Lori Stapleton Jenkins along with family and community members in the Sciotoville area.

Scioto County Sheriff Reports


NEIGHBOR COMPLAINT—Several calls from the Garden City area about fireworks being shot off. 12:13 a.m., Monday, July 8.

Art walk to craft day of art this Saturday


PORTSMOUTH- With summer halfway done, the Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center (SOMACC) at the heart of their 2024 Acid Walk event series in downtown Portsmouth, specifically held within the arts district established in recent years, promising great artistic showcases, displays, music, vendors, and more.

Judicial release hearing set for Rule


PORTSMOUTH- A hearing date has been set for Rusty Rule’s judicial release motion.

Connex kicks off summer season of regular events


PORTSMOUTH- With the major forest cycling event, The Wild Ride, behind Portsmouth Connex, the group has now relaxed and planned the return of two key events that people have grown to know them for: Tour de Portsmouth and regularly scheduled hiking sessions.

Local childcare centers meet to network and share growth opportunities


PORTSMOUTH- Childcare is important in a country where most parents work to provide for their home and the future of their children. Not only is it hotly debated in state and federal budget meetings, discussed in length on local levels, and constantly a topic of consideration in elections, but it is something that impact nearly every home in America with children.

Council to hear third reading on Spartan property transfer


In a departure from their normal meeting schedule due to conflicts, Portsmouth City Council will meet in regular session again Monday night. Among other items, councilmembers will hear a third reading on the transfer of Spartan Municipal Stadium and surrounding properties to Southern Ohio Port Authority for eventual takeover by Shawnee State University.


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