SOPA Board approves measures

On Thursday, the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) passed two items that could lead to a possible $100 million investment and the creation of 60 job...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


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 |  


State sets new standards for police

While many of the new components to a statewide standard on Bias Free Policing may exist in local police protocols, the state is solidifying the stand...

February 22nd, 2017 |  


The groundhog was wrong

The groundhog was wrong

In the early pre-dawn hours Saturday, I sat quietly on my deck, reading “Angels” by Dr. David Jeremiah, by way of my headlamp, and enjoyin...

February 21st, 2017 |  


Local briefs

Portsmouth Blood DriveThe Portsmouth Community blood drive scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at All Saints Episcopal Church has moved locations...

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