NEWS


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The groundhog was wrong
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Mike Crabtree challenges Billy Spencer
12:23 pm |    
Krogers adds Click List

Auditor happy with new tax revenue

Usually when you predict something and are proven to be off a few bucks, you don’t talk about it, but that is not the case with Portsmouth City ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Pump N Shop robber sought

Pump N Shop robber sought

The Portsmouth Police Department is asking for help from the public in identifying a man who got away with an undetermined amount of cash from a local...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Portsmouth Junior High celebrates Black History

Portsmouth Junior High celebrates Black History

Nearly 60 members of the community came together at Portsmouth Junior High School on Feb. 17 for an afternoon of Black History Month activities.Studen...

February 19th, 2017 |  


The elephant in the room

The elephant in the room when you discuss the financial success of the city is Fund 621, better known as the Sewer Fund. While all other funds are sho...

February 19th, 2017 |  


Main Street Portsmouth’s ‘Celebrate Portsmouth’ dinner set for March 9

Main Street Portsmouth’s ‘Celebrate Portsmouth’ dinner set for March 9

Main Street Portsmouth (MSP) is gearing up for their annual Celebrate Portsmouth dinner, which will be held March 9.Celebrate Portsmouth is Main Stree...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Triplets turned 70

Triplets turned 70

The Runyon triplets turned 70 on Feb. 15. They ad a birthday celebration, Sunday Feb. 12 at New Boston Community Center with family and friends. Georg...

February 17th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Tennis claims historic first victory at Mount Vernon Nazarene

Shawnee State tennis began their season on Saturday, with the men’s team picking up a historic first win in program history and the women also c...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Golf hosts Shawnee State Early Bird Tournament

Shawnee State golf hosted the Shawnee State Early Bird Tournament on Monday afternoon, with the SSU men taking second place overall.Dagan Abdon was th...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Johnson surpasses career goal

Johnson surpasses career goal

When the South Webster Jeeps took the court Saturday, junior sensation Ellie Jo Johnson knew it was going to be a special day.South Webster had a chan...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


Girls continue into district games

Girls continue into district games

This past week saw many local girls basketball teams’ seasons come to end as they dropped out of sectionals. However, several teams fought throu...

February 20th, 2017 |  


It will be a busy week for boys basketball as they head into sectionals. Boys started sectionals last night; however several have still yet to hit the...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Challenger League registration set for Monday 27th

Kids around the nation are gearing up for some good ole’ American hot dogs, ball caps and home runs. Michelle King with District 11 Challenger L...

February 20th, 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


1:06 pm |    
A conflict of interest

Trump and the media: Demolition derby

The traditional media have decided not to take President Trump’s insults lying down. After what may be the strongest — and to his supporte...

February 20th, 2017 |  


The pain of obesity

The pain of obesity

I finally got around to reading a book by my hero Albert Stunkard M.D., called “The Pain of Obesity” that was published in 1976, before I ...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Fly your kite — whatever age

Fly your kite — whatever age

Creating a simple life can be complicated. “Enjoy the simple pleasures,” is a common phrase encouraging us to cut out the excess, yet know...

February 20th, 2017 |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA