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Nikki Blankenship - Inside Sales/CSR/Classifieds

About Nikki Blankenship:

Nikki Blankenship, Inside Sales/CSR/Classifieds, graduated from Minford High School before attending Shawnee State University where she earned bachelor’s degrees in English/Humanities and History and minors in communications, linguistics, and journalism.  She then went on to grad school, earning a master’s in psychology with concentration in psychology of culture and is currently working on her dissertation for a Ph.D. in public policy and administration with concentration in local government management for sustainable communities.
Nikki has three daughters – Haylee, Nicole, and Darby – and a son, Cambridge who live with her in New Boston and take part in band and sports at Minford Local School District.
In her free time, Nikki is a dedicated cinephile, enjoys concerts, traveling, and her time with The Tri-State Transylvanians, a shadow cast that has performed such films at The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Repo the Genetic Opera, and Shock Treatment.


Amanda Wilson - Media Consultant

About Amanda Wilson:

Amanda Wilson, Media Consultant, is a lifelong resident of Scioto County. She has 3 children. Amanda brings retail management and customer service to the team. She serves customers in the East end of Portsmouth, Sciotoville, Wheelersburg, and South Shore Kentucky. She is excited to start her journey in selling news print, digital, and our other products.

Hope Comer - Publisher

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Michael Hamilton - Sports Writer

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Michelle Bentley - New Media Consultant

About Michelle Bentley:

Michelle Bentley, Media Consultant, is a lifelong resident of Scioto County. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at Ohio University Southern in the Science of Applied Business Management with a minor in English Magma Cum Laude, in 2013. Michelle has experience in marketing and serves customers in Minford, Portsmouth, Lucasville, and Pike County. Michelle is extremely excited to offer versatile marketing programs that allow advertisers to reach a broader audience. Michelle considered it a pleasure to help business owners reach their marketing goals in both print and digital media.

Sharon Cassidy - New Media Consultant

About Sharon Cassidy:

Sharon Cassidy, Media Consultant, resides in Scioto County. She has 2 sons, Shane and Brandon and 6 grandchildren. Sharon started her Business Development career with Civitas Media in 2007. Sharon serves clients in Scioto County, Ironton Ohio and Greenup, Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky and West Virginia for the Daily Times and Community Common in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Tracy Ison - Senior Media Consultant

About Tracy Ison:

Tracy Ison, Senior Media Consultant, is a lifelong resident of Portsmouth, Ohio. Tracy has over 15 years sales experience. She serves customers with marketing plans in Scioto County and Portsmouth for The Portsmouth Daily Times and Community Common. She is also the President of the Lucasville Kiwanis and a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Scioto and Pike counties. Tracy has 2 children and 1 grandchild.

Ciara Williams - Writer

About Ciara Williams:

Ciara has been at the Daily Times since May 2015.
She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in English at Shawnee State University, with the hopes of going to graduate school to become a professor of Comparative Literature. She has a minor in British Literature and Linguistics.
Outside of work, she enjoys reading, watching films, and spending time with her husband and her dog.
She can be reached at 740-353-3101 Ext. 1924 or [email protected]

Wayne Allen - Writer

About Wayne Allen:

Wayne is a life long resident of Scioto County and has lived in West Portsmouth for the majority of it. He is a writer for the Portsmouth Daily Times and Community Common. Wayne is a minister with Community of Christ that travels to throughout southern Ohio, preaching and teaching.


Frank Lewis - Writer

About Frank Lewis:

Married to Joyce Ann for 48 years, with two children, Tony and Michael. Both live in Columbus. Two grandchildren, Tyler and Caitlin.

Spent 40 years in the broadcast industry, four years in the cellular phone industry, and has been at the Portsmouth Daily Times for 15 years.

Frank is associate pastor at New Life Family Worship Center where he teaches Bible on Sunday. He also preaches at First Christian Church in Portsmouth.

Frank and Joyce have six cats and two dogs and live in the country.

Frank's favorite thing to do is to study the Bible and read related books

Portia Williams - Writer

About Portia Williams:

Portia Williams, is a native of Portsmouth, is the wife of Mark Williams, and have two daughters, Jori who attends Marshall University, Pajah who attends Tiffin University, and son Micah who attends Marshall University. Portia has been employed at The Portsmouth Daily Times/Civitas Media as a content producer since 2012. She has written for PDT as a contributing columnist, and now staff writer since April 2002. As a content producer, Portia enjoys covering church news, and Greenup County, Ky., and was recently assigned the townships of Jefferson, Madison, Morgan, Rush, and Valley townships.

Chris Slone - Sports Editor

About Chris Slone:

Chris has been the sports editor since April 2013. He is an Associated Press award-winning journalist. He's a husband and father of two children. Chris has a journalism degree from Morehead State University and is a published author. 

Ed Litteral - Regional Circulation Director

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John Kelly - Customer Service Representative

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Kathy Venturino - Office Administrator and Legal Advertising

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