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TOSRV continues fall romance during 62nd ride


In recent years, bicycling has been growing in popularity, both on hillsides and on the streets. Groups like Portsmouth Connex have been striving to make the sport social and mainstream in Portsmouth again, with an entire season of events to draw people out and about. They are emphasizing this once again as partners of the Tour of the Scioto River Valley (TOSRV) bicycling event, which took place over the weekend for the 62nd year with over 400 riders.

Otway Covered Bridge Festival this weekend


The Otway Covered Bridge Festival and Car Show is being planned for Saturday, September 30 with plenty to do being pulled together by a group of dedicated volunteers from the Otway Historical Society.

Scioto County DD adds Provider Liaison position


PORTSMOUTH— The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) has created a new position to assist local providers and better serve the community. Providers, referred to as direct support professionals, are private agencies or individuals who are certified to provide a variety of services such as in-home caregiving or transportation to people with developmental disabilities (DD). Kristi Cyrus, who currently works for SCDD, will be transitioning from her current role as a Service and Support Administrator (SSA) to her new position as the county’s first Provider Liaison.

Vascular surgeon seeing patients in Portsmouth


ASHLAND, KY– UK King’s Daughters vascular surgeon David Dockray, M.D., welcomes new patients to his office at 1729 Kinneys Lane in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Community Calendar


LANDMARKS DISCUSSION—Community discussion on landmarks organizations 2:30 to 3:45 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, Room 205, Clark University Library, Shawnee State University. Followed by a presentation by Beth Johnson of the Cincinnati Preservation Association,”Historic Preservation.”

Shawnee State University offering swim lessons


Shawnee State University’s Department of Athletics is now offering swim lessons in group and private lessons. The lessons will be taught by Men’s and Women’s Swimming coach Kenzie Pennington, a past SSU collegiate swimmer and NAIA All-American honoree.

Full moon floats bring joy this season, one left


PORTSMOUTH- Portsmouth’s Connex group has spent a summer showing how they row and exactly what floats their boats, after a busy season of full-moon floats under their belts and one remaining.

GLO breaks ground on two projects


Growing Lucasville Opportunities (GLO) has become a household name to many in Scioto County over the past few years, as they’ve taken a grassroots approach to community development of the Lucasville area, focusing on seasonal events, bringing back the drive-in for limited time engagements, and the development of the first ever community park their home has ever had.

Scioto County Sheriff Reports


THEFT—Landlord reports tenants stole some of his items from residence on Maple Benner Road. 9:33 a.m., Monday, Sept. 18.

New COVID, flu vaccines available locally


The new COVID vaccine has made it to Scioto County and will be the star of local outreach clinics countywide soon. Until then, local residents can get to the Scioto County Health Department to get their jab and help reduce likelihood of severe disease.


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