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Ohio Backyard Ultra race this weekend


LUCASVILLE-The Ohio’s Backyard Ultra will be challenging 110 runners from all over this March 18 at the McChesney Ridge Athletic Club in Lucasville.

Bringing back Portsmouth Today


PORTSMOUTH- Main Street Portsmouth in Bloom, the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, and Scioto County Visitor’s Bureau are set to bring back Portsmouth Today, the popular public community forum this March 29 at 9 a.m. in the Welcome Center.

SSU graduates complete GPS tagging of Greenlawn Cemetery


PORTSMOUTH-Building on the success of the mapping of trees on Shawnee State University’s campus in 2019, Class of 2021 graduates Brianna Combs and Emily Dean worked with university professors Dr. Erik Larson and Dr. Logan Minter during their senior year to complete a GPS tagging of the trees and greenery in Greenlawn Cemetery located in Portsmouth, Ohio.

In the Kitchen: Mama K’s Deer Chili


Hello! In the kitchen with Sharon this week is Kirsten Elam, the first place winner in the mild category in this week’s Hillsboro Rotary Club Chili Cook Off. Wow! Her chili was great. I ate two bowls. Congratulations.

DeWine, Norfolk Southern announce First Responders Training Center to be located in Ohio


COLUMBUS—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced today that Norfolk Southern Corporation has agreed to his idea to improve and expand firefighter training by creating a new first responders training center and expanding its Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program, which travels the company’s 22-state network and trains first responders on how to respond safely to rail incidents.

Update on missing Oklahoma woman


Update: Missing woman was located

local Kroger store leader nominated for FMI Store Leader of the Year


WESTERVILLE, OH– Kroger is honoring Katie Frantz, store leader at the Wheelersburg Kroger, with the nomination of 2023 Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Store Leader of the Year. Every year FMI, The Food Industry Association, honors outstanding store leaders who generate sales growth, effectively communicate company and store goals and objectives, demonstrates team leadership in their store or company, provide exceptional customer service through in-store programs and improve community relations.

Bloom-Vernon goes to war for Bella


Bloom-Vernon Elementary students and staff battled it out in February, in which they fought at grade levels to raise the most money through a penny war. In fact, students worked so hard that they were finding new and creative ways to earn money just to donate.

Scioto Foundation Announces Friends of Adams County 4-H & Extension Fund


A new organizational fund, The Friends of Adams County 4-H & Extension Endowment Fund, has been established at the Adams County Community Foundation in partnership with the Scioto Foundation.

Shawnee State Alumnus builds career in extended reality


PORTSMOUTH- Jonathan Reynolds found success networking in the gaming field while at Shawnee State University, leading to an internship with the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) his senior year and after graduation before moving on to work at Aptima, Inc. in Fairborn, Ohio.


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