Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment

Pfizer pill becomes 1st US-authorized home COVID treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Wednesday authorized the first pill against COVID-19, a Pfizer drug that Americans will be able to t...

December 22nd, 2021 |  


Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of new US COVID cases

Omicron sweeps across nation, now 73% of new US COVID cases

NEW YORK (AP) — Omicron has raced ahead of other variants and is now the dominant version of the coronavirus in the U.S., accounting for 73% of ...

December 21st, 2021 |  


Omicron casts a new shadow over economy’s pandemic recovery

Omicron casts a new shadow over economy’s pandemic recovery

Just as Americans and Europeans were eagerly awaiting their most normal holiday season in a couple of years, the omicron variant has unleashed a fresh...

December 21st, 2021 |  



Judge rejects Purdue Pharma’s sweeping opioid settlement

Judge rejects Purdue Pharma’s sweeping opioid settlement

A federal judge rejected OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma’s bankruptcy settlement of thousands of lawsuits over the opioid epidemic Thursday becaus...

December 16th, 2021 |  


Mayor Johnson bids farewell

Mayor Johnson bids farewell

PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth Mayor and 3rd Ward councilperson Kevin E. Johnson bid farewell to residents, city workers, and fellow members of council...

December 14th, 2021 |  


Crews search for the missing after devastating tornadoes

Crews search for the missing after devastating tornadoes

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Rescuers in an increasingly bleak search picked through the tornado-splintered ruins of homes and businesses Sunday, includ...

December 12th, 2021 |  


Portsmouth PD investigating Kendall Ave. shooting

Portsmouth PD investigating Kendall Ave. shooting

PORTSMOUTH — On Nov. 30, at approximately 1:56 p.m., the Portsmouth Police Department emergency 911 center received a call concerning a shooting...

December 1st, 2021 |  


Indicted human-trafficker Micheal Mearan dead at 75

Indicted human-trafficker Micheal Mearan dead at 75

PORTSMOUTH — According to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Portsmouth lawyer and former city councilperson Michael Mearan has died.On Friday, No...

November 26th, 2021 |  


The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

The Santa experience this year is a mix of laps, distancing

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa is back this year, but he pleads caution as he continues to tiptoe through the pandemic.“Be smart. Be caring. If you...

November 24th, 2021 |  


Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis

Jury holds pharmacies responsible for role in opioid crisis

CLEVELAND (AP) — Three retail pharmacy chains recklessly distributed massive amounts of pain pills in two Ohio counties, a federal jury said Tue...

November 23rd, 2021 |