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Sheriff’s office looking for sex offender

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By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comSheriff Marty V. Donini says his office has a warrant for the arrest of a sex offender who failed to provide a change of address. Wanted is Jonathon D. Brown, 20, whose last known address was on Winchester Avenue in Sciotoville. Brown is wanted on a third-degree felony charge of failure to change address.“He moved here from Clinton County,” Scioto County Sheriff’s Captain David Hall said. “And when he moved here he had like three addresses in the first two weeks. He is what we would consider a problem child. We were having issues with him when he was hopping from place to place.”


Dunn named to Ohio State All-Star team

Chris Slonecslone@civitasmedia.comA week after signing to play his collegiate ball at Ohio Christian University, Valley senior Hayden Dunn isn’t quite finished with his high school basketball obligations.Dunn has been chosen to compete in the North-South Boys State Basketball All-Star Game. He will compete against the top players throughout Ohio.According to Valley coach Scott Rolfe, Dunn is only the second player in Indian history to play in ...

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Valley’s Jordan West choses Otterbein

Alex Hiderahider@civitasmedia.comAfter four long years in purple and gold, Jordan West will need to find some room in his wardrobe for some red and white. The four-year basketball starter signed a letter of intent to play his college ball at Otterbein Wednesday afternoon.“It just felt like a home away from home,” West said. “It was just the perfect scenario for me.”West, who earned second team All-District honors for his part...

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U.S. Dept of Commerce questions county’s revolving loan fund

By Wayne Allentallen@civitasmedia.comIn a letter dated April 21, the U.S. Department of Commerce is calling into question some apparent discrepancies in Scioto County’s Revolving Loan Fund (RLF).According to the letter, from Jeannette P. Tamayo, U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, it states, “We (U.S. Department of Commerce) have noted a significant discrepancy in the value of the RLF.”Tamayo stated the...

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Portsmouth Municipal Court beginning its own drug court

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comPortsmouth Municipal Court is looking to build on the success of the Scioto County Drug Court with a drug court of its own.“Judge (William T.) Marshall’s court, on which our model is going to be based, has been so darned successful, I think if we can get a lot of those folks earlier, over in Municipal Court, they may not need to get to them in Common Pleas Court,” Portsmouth Municipal Court Judge Russell D...

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New Boston Autism Walk, April 26

By Joseph Prattrpratt@civitasmedia.comThe Autism Project of Southern Ohio is presenting its 2014 Walk for Autism event Saturday, April 26, at Millbrook Park in New Boston. The event is more than a walk — with a concert planned, guest speakers arranged, vendors available, games, a car show and more. The event is both a fundraiser and an awareness event, in which all proceeds will go towards the Autism Project.Money raised stays locally and goes to fund pr...

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Portsmouth man arrested for theft and forgery

By Frank Lewisflewis@civitasmedia.comA Portsmouth man faces felony charges in the alleged theft of a credit card from an elderly woman. Arrested was Arthur L Personett, 41, of Portsmouth. Personett was charged with one count of felony theft and one count of forgery, both felonies of the fifth degree. He was held on a $5,000 bond.Sheriff Marty V. Donini said his office received a call from an elderly victim stating that somebody had stolen her credit card and m...

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Sheba Chapter No. 14 helping with pill bottle collection

By Portia Williamsportiawilliams@civitasmedia.comSheba Chapter No. 14 Order of Eastern Stars recently launched a local pill bottle collection in conjunction with Matthew 25: Ministries from Cincinnati, which sponsors a Pill Bottle Ministry.Worthy Matron Cassandra Block, who heads up the Sheba Chapter No. 14, and the other members of the Chapter wanted to assist Matthew 25: Ministries with the pill bottle collection.Jeanette Langford, secretary/treas...

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