NEWS


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Private email issue arises at Portsmouth City Council

If a federal government official’s use of their private email to conduct government business hasn’t reached the city of Portsmouth yet, ma...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Two Guys Cook open for business

Two Guys Cook open for business

MORGAN TOWNSHIP — Two Guys Cook, located in Morgan Township, co-owners Wortie Penix and his son, Sean Penix, opened for business late May of thi...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Hospice puts donations to good use

Hospice can be an intimidating suggestion because an individual has often been diagnosed as terminally ill, meaning their fate as already been sealed....

July 26th, 2016 |  


Local author releases new novel

Local author releases new novel

Fielding Bliss has never forgotten the summer of 1984: the year a heat wave scorched Breathed, Ohio. The year he became friends with the devil.Sal see...

July 26th, 2016 |  


A Better Way to Fight Poverty

A Better Way to Fight Poverty

You don’t have to look very far, from any spot in America, to see what poverty looks like. For many in poverty, another way of life is something...

July 26th, 2016 |  


DNC:

DNC:

Find out what delegations had to say at the Democratic National Convention about jobs and fair wages on our DNC page.Click here to see the DNC page. ....

July 26th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Historic night at PRP
Historic night at PRP

Historic night at PRP

History was made at Portsmouth Raceway Park Saturday night as wingless sprint cars returned to PRP for the first time since 1995.The Rick’s Truc...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Any old port in a time of storm

Any old port in a time of storm

The wind has never been my friend. If I’m working the shoreline with the trolling motor, the wind rises up in my face. If I turn around to go wi...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Shultz Field draws huge crowd

SOUTH SHORE, Ky. — It was a smothering hot summer evening Saturday when Shultz Field, located in South Shore, celebrated its 50th year. Despite ...

July 25th, 2016 |  


Questions remain for OSU

Summer’s heading into the back stretch. Or at least it is if you believe fall starts as soon as college football season begins.The Big Ten’...

July 24th, 2016 |  


The coming of a new sports season

The coming of a new sports season

As we approach the last full week of July, I’ve come to terms with the end of high school and legion baseball. To me, there’s no better sp...

July 22nd, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Justice finds success
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Back in my radio days we used to hold drives in which we filled numerous trucks with cleaning supplies and other items to send to disaster victims as ...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Horror flick not worth the hype

Horror flick not worth the hype

I didn’t really understand the appeal of 2013’s “The Conjuring.” Or rather, I didn’t understand the appeal of “The...

June 15th, 2016 |  


Bringing film to life

Bringing film to life

When it comes to the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, many fans are seriously devoted. But a few are so dedicated that they decided to cre...

June 1st, 2016 |  


‘Cream of the Crop’ accepting submissions

The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center is now accepting entries for the biennial juried ‘Cream of the Crop’ art show. Submissions wi...

June 1st, 2016 |  


Street Art Saturday Returns

Street Art Saturday Returns

Street Art Saturday is back. It takes place this Saturday along Second Street in Downtown Portsmouth.After you grab your fresh fruits and veggies from...

June 1st, 2016 |  


OPINION


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“I hope you are never satisfied”
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Social media in times of crisis
I will heal their land

I will heal their land

I am honored this year to be the first to read scripture in the rotunda of the Scioto County Courthouse on Wednesday, May 4 at 12 noon, as a part of t...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Skin Cancer awareness month

What if I told you that there is a certain type of cancer that was 100 percent preventable? Now, what if I told you that this “preventive”...

April 29th, 2016 |  


The Commissioner’s Corner

The Commissioner’s Corner

First, let me apologize for my absence in writing over the last few months. First I had extensive eye surgery making reading and writing difficult. Th...

April 23rd, 2016 |  


Welcome to the Welcome Center

Welcome to the Welcome Center

As I write this, Jason Kester, executive director of Southern Ohio Port Authority, is asking Executive Director of the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Comm...

April 15th, 2016 |  


I’m proud of where I’m from

I’m proud of where I’m from

Despite its many challenges and past experiences, we live in a great community.We live in a community that’s had a rich past and have done a goo...

April 6th, 2016 |  


Easter is over, now what?

Easter is over, now what?

Easter Sunday in many churches is such a spectacular sight to behold.On this religious holiday many churches experience an influx of visitors, and eve...

March 31st, 2016 |  


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