Sheriff’s office investigating possible homicide in Lucasville

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office said the initial 911 call reaching their office 6:12 p.m., Sunday from a resident at 3125 Blue Run County Rd....

July 29th, 2019 |  


Retired Piketon chief tabbed as Pike County Sheriff

Retired Piketon chief tabbed as Pike County Sheriff

A total of at least 10 members of the Pike County Democratic Central Committee on Thursday chose retired Piketon Police Chief Jim Nelson, 71, to tempo...

July 28th, 2019 |  


Pike official, scientist clash with DOE

The Pike County General Health District, members of the Scioto Valley Local School District, and other stakeholders met Thursday with the federal Depa...

July 26th, 2019 |  



Two men arrested for home invasion

Two men arrested for home invasion

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office said a county grand jury last month indicted two men on several charges related to an alleged home invasion M...

July 26th, 2019 |  


Improper phone conversations topic of hearing

Improper phone conversations topic of hearing

Rita Newcomb, 65, charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and three counts of forgery in relation to the 2016 murders of eight people in Pike Cou...

July 25th, 2019 |  


Murder suspect fails to show for arraignment

The last of three persons indicted in connection with the murder of Portsmouth man David Ronald Scott, Sasha J. Little, 28, and listed as homeless on ...

July 24th, 2019 |  


Wagner IV’s jury trial delayed

Wagner IV’s jury trial delayed

Perhaps it’s not surprising given the fact the overall case involves eight murders and six suspects – four of whom face the death penalty ...

July 24th, 2019 |  


Jessica Groves pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

Jessica Groves pleads not guilty by reason of insanity

On July 11, Jessica Groves, 39, through her attorney, entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in relation to the death of her infant son, D...

July 22nd, 2019 |  


Franklin Furnace man arrested on grand theft, gun charges

Franklin Furnace man arrested on grand theft, gun charges

On July 3, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office put out a release detailing their search for Paul R. Blevins, 44, of Franklin Furnace, wanted in c...

July 19th, 2019 |  


Burglary suspect arrested following chase

Burglary suspect arrested following chase

For the five days between July 9 to July 14, the Portsmouth Police Department reported a total of seven burglaries. On Thursday, police Capt. Jason He...

July 19th, 2019 |