Suspended Pike County sheriff gets February trial date

Suspended Pike County sheriff gets February trial date

Indicted on eight felony and eight misdemeanor counts ranging from theft in office to tampering with evidence, suspended Pike County Sheriff Charles R...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Professor suggests A-plant contaminants are in area’s drinking water

Professor suggests A-plant contaminants are in area’s drinking water

Is there radioactive neptunium in your drinking water? Is it present at a level which should ignite concern? Is any level of radioactive material in y...

August 12th, 2019 |  


Spock Memorial Park attracts large crowd for grand opening

Spock Memorial Park attracts large crowd for grand opening

“On an early Tuesday morning Scioto County Sheriff’s officer K-9 ‘Spock’ was shot and killed in the line of duty while in purs...

August 11th, 2019 |  



Children’s Services may get more case workers, state report complete

Apparently under siege since the well-publicized death of a months old infant once in their care, Scioto County Children Services actually was a recip...

August 8th, 2019 |  


Recreation, street and water projects highlight city manager’s annual talk

Recreation, street and water projects highlight city manager’s annual talk

Portsmouth City Manager Sam Sutherland touched on a myriad range of topics during a presentation Tuesday morning to the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of ...

August 6th, 2019 |  


DOE: No radiation problems at closed school

DOE: No radiation problems at closed school

The script for the first of two Department of Energy public meetings seemingly could have been written well ahead of time.DOE administrators, consulta...

August 6th, 2019 |  


Use of Ohio’s prescription tracking program hits record high

Use of Ohio’s prescription tracking program hits record high

Use of the Ohio system tracking prescriptions for controlled substances has reached record levels, Gov. Mike DeWine and State of Ohio Board of Pharmac...

August 5th, 2019 |  


Scioto County Fair in photos: Day One

Scioto County Fair in photos: Day One

Kids enjoying one of the Scioto County Fair rides on the first day of the fair.Dean Montroso has seven food trailers at the fair. He and his family ha...

August 5th, 2019 updated: August 5th, 2019. |  


Spock park grand opening is Friday

Spock park grand opening is Friday

Last Friday, one week before its official grand opening, Ward 1 Portsmouth City Councilman Sean Dunne said on Thursday evening he saw some 15 dogs in ...

August 4th, 2019 |  


Gun proponents: background checks an attempt to limit legal gun possession

With their initial petition approved by the Ohio Attorney General’s office, a group known as Ohioans for Gun Safety are combing the state attemp...

August 2nd, 2019 |