Skin Cancer awareness month

What if I told you that there is a certain type of cancer that was 100 percent preventable? Now, what if I told you that this “preventive”...

April 29th, 2016 |  


Welcome to the Welcome Center

Welcome to the Welcome Center

As I write this, Jason Kester, executive director of Southern Ohio Port Authority, is asking Executive Director of the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Comm...

April 15th, 2016 |  


We aren’t just a strong community, we are family

We aren’t just a strong community, we are family

A reoccurring comment I receive from people, from my past days as a staff writer for the Daily Times, to my current position as executive director of ...

March 25th, 2016 |  


‘Groundhog Day’ reflections

‘Groundhog Day’ reflections

If you are like me, you may have spent the years waking up on February second and turning on your television and watching as a favorite morning progra...

February 10th, 2016 |  


Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of six questions: one “line”...

February 1st, 2016 |  


Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

Lines Lyrics Language & Lore

I hope readers of all ages will enjoy my trivia column, Lines Lyrics Language & Lore! The column consists of six questions: one “line”...

January 19th, 2016 |  


How old is too old to sit on Santa’s lap?

How old is too old to sit on Santa’s lap?

Finishing up my second week as the new editor of the newspaper here in Portsmouth has been an exciting and challenging experience to this point.The ci...

December 17th, 2015 |  


Pratt’s Preferences

Pratt’s Preferences

Joseph [email protected] love participating in community activities, tasting new wines and beers, trying unique recipes and foods, listeni...

December 16th, 2015 |  


A year of serendipity with Sara

A year of serendipity with Sara

I’ve written a lot about my wife, Sara, over the past year. She is often mentioned in my columns and Facebook posts. Through little anecdotes, I...

December 14th, 2015 |  


Supporting small business

Supporting small business

Joseph [email protected] is ever-growing with small businesses that provide opportunities and options for the community. From gou...

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