NEWS


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DOE extends Piketon comment period

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has extended to April 19, 2017 the period of time it will accept public comments on the Draft Environmental Assess...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Columbia Gas of Ohio to begin Robinson Avenue project

Columbia Gas of Ohio to begin Robinson Avenue project

Columbia Gas is continuing their infrastructure improvement with an approximately $1.5 million job, serving 250 customers, on Robinson Avenue and seve...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Now is the time for students to sign up for College Credit Plus

Students intending to participate in the third year of College Credit Plus, the program that provides Ohio students with the opportunity to earn colle...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Adopt-A-Park discussed

If your organization signed up to adopt-a-park in the city of Portsmouth, and has sort of let the effort slip, now might be a good time to contact Por...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Three vehicle crash downtown

Three vehicle crash downtown

While the drivers appeared to be shaken up, it appears no one was seriously injured in three vehicle crash at the intersection of Seventh Street and W...

February 16th, 2017 |  


School Cancellation Notice for February 16, 2017 Scioto County Career Technical Center

According to a post by Stan Jennings on the school’s website (sciototech.org), “All classes are closed for the Scioto County Career Techni...

February 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Indoor Track competes at inaugural MSC Championships

Indoor Track competes at inaugural MSC Championships

Shawnee State indoor track and field competed at the inaugural Mid-South Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon, held at Capital University (O...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Trojans lose to GA

Trojans lose to GA

Portsmouth had a tough weekend as both boys and girls lost in some tough competitions. The girls basketball team lost in sectionals on Saturday agains...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Falcons advance to next round

Falcons advance to next round

The Minford Falcons girls basketball team were fierce and determined during Saturday’s Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) sec...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Pirates advance in tournaments

Pirates advance in tournaments

The Wheelersburg Lady Pirates smashed the Coal Grove Hornets during Saturday’s Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (OHSAA) district to...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Ironton girls head to district semifinals

Ironton girls head to district semifinals

The Ironton and Chesapeake girls basketball teams battled it out at Rock Hill during Saturday’s Ohio High School Athletic Association’s (O...

February 19th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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2,000 feet of art
Celebrity chef, Dawn Scott and Sean Little bio

Celebrity chef, Dawn Scott and Sean Little bio

Names: Dawn Scott and son Sean LittleJob title and company: Dawn- Vice President at the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in PortsmouthSean- Seventh grade s...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Celebrity chefs, week one — ask the chefs

Celebrity chefs, week one — ask the chefs

The 9th Annual Celebrity Chef Dinner and Silent Auction is Tuesday, March 14th, at the SOMC Friends Community Center, with doors opening at 6 p.m.This...

February 14th, 2017 |  


Celebrity chef, Pegi Wilkes and Trisha Schmidt bios

Celebrity chef, Pegi Wilkes and Trisha Schmidt bios

Names: Pegi Wilkes & Trisha Schmidt.Job title & company: Pegi is the Co-Director of Cirque d’Art Theatre and Trisha is also Co-Director ...

February 14th, 2017 |  


New Boston Local Schools honor roll

Glenwood Jr. High/High School Honor RollA-Honor Rlol – Samantha Gullett-Justice, RJ Hayes, Jeffrey Pierce, Morgan Hendrickson, Kayla Phipps, Ali...

February 12th, 2017 |  


Fall 2016 Dean’s List

Jeff Bauer, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Shawnee State University, has released the Dean’s List for the 2016 Fall Semester...

February 12th, 2017 |  


OPINION


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The pain of obesity
The incredible reach of love

The incredible reach of love

Someone once said in a song that Love is a many splendored thing, and in the realm and capacity of humanity it is true. I in my lifetime have seen and...

February 17th, 2017 |  


It was no coincidence

It was no coincidence

This is the last of a four part series about Joe. In part one, we considered the human instinct or impulse for adventure; about how it may be cloaked ...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Thank you Dr. Khraisha

Thank you Dr. Khraisha

Every once in a while in the course of covering a news story, I run into something that really impresses me.Last Saturday, Feb. 11, I attended an even...

February 15th, 2017 |  


It’s your flag

It’s your flag

Dear Editor,In the recent article by Ciara Conley titled “Local Group Creates Movement in Southern Ohio,” I saw a quote that stunned me. R...

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


A new direction on education

American public school students fall well behind students around the world in math and science proficiency. This is not debatable. According to the Tr...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Why trade deals are complicated

The new administration has introduced Washington to a new mantra on trade. Complicated multilateral trade deals, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership...

February 14th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA