NEWS


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Purdy to the Point
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Celebrity Chef — Wirty and Sean Penix
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Celebrity Chef — the Putnams

Influenza on the rise

Two schools closed their doors this week due to a high number of Influenza (flu) related illnesses.With a high number of absences, both Northwest Loca...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Security at a cost

Security at a cost

The Scioto County Commissioners met for the first time this week on Thursday to take action on a 12-item agenda. An item of discussion after the agend...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Police seekhelp in identifying Subway robber

Police seekhelp in identifying Subway robber

On the heels of a convenience store robbery, Portsmouth police detectives find themselves looking for another robber, and just as they did the first t...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


2,000 feet of art – 1900’s streetcar

2,000 feet of art – 1900’s streetcar

Located along Front Street in downtown Portsmouth, the murals play an important role in the towns vitality. But despite being a staple in the history ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


City may extend moratorium on medical marijuana

On Aug. 22, 2016 the city of Portsmouth passed a resolution placing a six month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries in the city. Council said...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


New amendment on condemned houses

New amendment on condemned houses

The city of Portsmouth is running into a problem with their condemned houses. It seems people want to live in them and that has brought about a propos...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


SPORTS


8:38 pm |    
Queen signs with Franciscan
Cougars pull away late, oust Rio women

Cougars pull away late, oust Rio women

The roller-coaster that was the 2016-17 season for the University of Rio Grande women’s basketball team made one more run on Wednesday night.The...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


No. 18 Grenadiers take down upset-minded RedStorm men

No. 18 Grenadiers take down upset-minded RedStorm men

Even when they’ve come up short in the end, the University of Rio Grande men’s basketball - more often than not, of late - has made the op...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


‘Burg advances to sectional finals

‘Burg advances to sectional finals

JACKSON — Tanner Holden recorded a double-double, scoring a team-high 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds — while also notching a game-...

February 22nd, 2017 updated: February 23rd, 2017. |  


Tigers cross the ‘Peake

Tigers cross the ‘Peake

The Ironton Tigers will continue their tournament run after beating Chesapeake 45-28.Ironton’s Jourdyn Barrow led all scorers with 17 points. Ba...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Falcons head to face Tigers

Falcons head to face Tigers

The Minford Falcons have fought their way into another round of sectionals after beating Crooksville at Jackson Tuesday night. The Falcons won with a ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Bobcat season continues

The Green Bobcats boys basketball team knocked Eastern Reedsville out of tournaments with a 59-50 win Tuesday night, a win that took a total team effo...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


4:29 pm |    
This land is your land
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Tomorrow is only a day away
2,000 feet of art – 1900’s streetcar

2,000 feet of art – 1900’s streetcar

Located along Front Street in downtown Portsmouth, the murals play an important role in the towns vitality. But despite being a staple in the history ...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Paramount screens ‘To Kill a Mockingbird”

The Paramount Arts Center will show To Kill a Mockingbird on the big screen Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm. The movie is rated PG and is free to the p...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Know where to go

FEB. 24The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts will be presenting ‘Promises, Promises,” at 7:30. The show will run Feb. 22-25. Please contact t...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Birth announcements

January 9Kirsten Waggoner and Justin Davis of Beaver, daughterDerrick and Sonja Griffith of Portsmouth, daughterJanuary 10Melissa Tackett and Brett De...

February 17th, 2017 |  


LEGO Batman plot blocky

Last year, when I saw “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” the biggest audience reaction came before the movie when we got the teaser tr...

February 15th, 2017 |  


2,000 feet of art

2,000 feet of art

Located along Front Street in downtown Portsmouth, the murals play an important role in the towns vitality. But despite being a staple in the history ...

February 15th, 2017 |  


OPINION


Once lost, liberal journalists’ mission suddenly found in time of Trump

Journalists “find a renewed sense of mission,” reports The New York Times.That’s nice. There is some truth to this. And it’s n...

February 24th, 2017 |  


A special appreciation

A special appreciation

Education in America is not a popular topic. It’s almost become a political issue while the most important aspect — the education of our c...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Pre-spring fishing the float-and-fly

Pre-spring fishing the float-and-fly

With the warmer weather like we had for a spell last week it’s difficult not to think, talk, and write about fishing, which is perhaps the great...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Thanks for the memories

Thanks for the memories

“Thanks for the memories” was the song that Bob Hope ended his shows with and it very appropriately describes this past week. A lot of fam...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Open your eyes; you’re not looking at me

Open your eyes; you’re not looking at me

This is part one of a three part series about Patrick who was admitted to hospice with end stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at age fifty-fi...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


Trump’s agenda includes hitting back — hard

Ironically, it was a billionaire businessman who broke the mold in the 2016 presidential campaign and brought a new voice into Republican politics. Do...

February 21st, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA