In the midst of controversy and criticism surrounding the death of Scioto County infant Dylan Groves, Scioto County Children Services Board Chairman A...

July 19th, 2019 |  


Rash of city burglaries may be connected

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 |  


McFarland’s nomination to federal bench moves to full Senate

McFarland’s nomination to federal bench moves to full Senate

“I think it’s a matter of time, I think he’s home free,” said Carl Tobias a professor of law at the University of Richmond in ...

July 18th, 2019 |  



Man arrested in string of Lucasville thefts

Man arrested in string of Lucasville thefts

Judging from comments coming from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, more charges likely are on the way for a Lucasville man arrested Wednesday...

July 18th, 2019 |  


County drug court earns state certification

County drug court earns state certification

The STOP (Scioto Treatment Options Program) Adult Drug Court of the Scioto County Court of Common Pleas recently earned final certification from the O...

July 17th, 2019 |  


Heat index could reach over 100 Friday and Saturday

Heat index could reach over 100 Friday and Saturday

Unless you have been hiding under a rock – possibly hunting for shade – you probably already know there is a heat wave headed Portsmouth&#...

July 17th, 2019 |  


CSB plans private, closed door meeting

CSB plans private, closed door meeting

It wasn’t slated as a public meeting as initially announced, but the Scioto County Children Services Board were to meet Wednesday evening in a c...

July 17th, 2019 |  


Class action suit draws big crowd

Class action suit draws big crowd

Their stories were extremely varied. But many had one unfortunate commonality: cancer.Larry and Janie Williams describe themselves as being fence line...

July 16th, 2019 |  


Juvenile girl allgedly shot, raped after refusing teenage male sex

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office alleges after a 15-year-old girl refused to have sex with a 16-year-old male she met via social media, the ma...

July 16th, 2019 |  


SOMC patient sets self, hospital room on fire

Portsmouth Fire Department Chief Deputy Chris Lowery termed as ongoing an investigation into what some might call a unique incident just before noon S...

July 15th, 2019 |