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Fight at 7th and 8th grade game being investigated

A fight that broke out among adults and escalated to include players at a 7th and 8th grade basketball game at Clay Local Schools Monday is being inve...

January 17th, 2017 |  


DOE updates citizens

Sometimes it is difficult to keep up with all the projects on the Piketon reservation, which is why they periodically hold a meeting to bring the publ...

January 17th, 2017 |  


MLK events a success

The weekend activities in Portsmouth, honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., are being termed a success by the organizers. The activities were...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Toastmasters Club formed locally

Toastmasters Club formed locally

Leadership is an acquired talent. It takes dedication and hard work. Leaders must not only be accomplished, they must communicate. By regularly giving...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Area real estate sales on the rise

Now that the sun has set on 2016, officials can now look back on the year that was. Craig DeAtley/Owner of Century 21 Empire Realty S.E. provided some...

January 16th, 2017 |  


Johnson named vet’s chair

Johnson named vet’s chair

State Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) has again been named Chairman for the Armed Services, Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security Committe...

January 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Youth Basketball Championships asks for entries by Feb. 19

The 14th Annual Ohio Youth Basketball School Team State Championship for Boys and Girls in the 3rd through 6th grade is being held Feb. 25-26 in Colum...

January 19th, 2017 |  


HS athletes honor local sports legend

HS athletes honor local sports legend

The Valley Lady Indians visited Portsmouth West last Thursday, for their second conference meeting of the 2016-17 season. The first meeting ended as M...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Panthers drive past Bobcats

The Clay Panthers girls basketball team improved their recod to 10-4 and 7-2 in Southern Ohio Conference I (SOC) after defeating the Green Bobcats at ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Trojans hold off Tigers

Trojans hold off Tigers

The Portsmouth Trojans held off a late Tigers rally and defeated Ironton 55-46 Tuesday night at Conley Center. Portsmouth outscored the Tigers every q...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Tigers, Jeeps fight into overtime

The Waverly Lady Tigers went to battle against the South Webster Jeeps in a close game tha took the Tigers into overtime to win. After an aggressive g...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Titans overpower Western

The Notre Dame Lady Titans kicked the week off right with a 19 point win on the road at Western, beating the Indians 52-33.“We got off to a good...

January 18th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


‘Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ is a new take on Christian-themed movies

Here are three descriptors for a movie that you thought you’d never see placed together: “faith-based,” “comedy” and ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

NEW YORK — “Hidden Figures,” the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the N...

January 18th, 2017 |  


EP7 Memorial Futsal Tournament

On Jan. 22, 2017, the EP7 Youth Outreach, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) social service/youth organization will hold its first fundraiser.The EP7 Memorial Fu...

January 15th, 2017 updated: January 15th, 2017. |  


Wheelersburg Basketball Homecoming

Wheelersburg Basketball Homecoming

Wheelersburg High School Basketball Homecoming will take place Saturday, January 21 when the Pirates host South Point. The Homecoming ceremony will ta...

January 15th, 2017 |  


Church News

First Church of Christ The congregation of the First Church of Christ, 1224 Dogwood Ridge Road, Wheelersburg, will join the congregation of Central Ch...

January 13th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Obama’s legacy is one of not taking risks, not thinking big

Nobody thinks Margaret Thatcher’s claim on posterity is that she was Britain’s first female prime minister. Admirers and critics alike kno...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Disregard all those farewells: Obama isn’t really leaving

Donald Trump will give his closely watched inaugural address this week. It will be a great one. Trust him. Fantastic, even. Possibly beyond belief. Be...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Why not you?

Why not you?

We live in a society where everyone is looking for leadership. I learned this at a young age as football captain and class president. Also, having my ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Grandma and the Worth of $2

Grandma and the Worth of $2

For every year of my life, I’ve been gifted two dollars. One dollar came to me before December 25, for Christmas, and one dollar on February 11,...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Where Obama went wrong on foreign policy

On a trip to Manila in 2014, President Barack Obama was pressed by reporters about the “weakness” of his foreign policy, especially in Syr...

January 17th, 2017 |  


That’s what I look to

That’s what I look to

Hobart was fifty-four years old when referred to Hospice for brain cancer. He and his wife, Gail, lived alone in their large one-hundred year old home...

January 17th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA