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‘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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

December 17th, 2015 |  

Pratt’s Preferences

Pratt’s Preferences

Joseph Pratt [email protected] I love participating in community activities, tasting new wines and beers, trying unique recipes and foods, listening …

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 …

December 14th, 2015 |  

Supporting small business

Supporting small business

Joseph Pratt [email protected] Portsmouth is ever-growing with small businesses that provide opportunities and options for the community. From gourmet coffee …

December 1st, 2015 updated: December 1st, 2015. |  

Newspaper reflects positives in our community

Newspaper reflects positives in our community

By Frank Lewis [email protected] Over the last several years I have refrained from defending our newspaper when someone has a …

October 8th, 2015 |  

‘The Martian’ is out of this world

‘The Martian’ is out of this world

By Wayne Allen [email protected] If you see one more movie this year, make it “The Martian” — an action and …

October 7th, 2015 |  

Linda Poage: A Trojan legacy

Linda Poage: A Trojan legacy

By Joseph Pratt [email protected] Education isn’t about learning from books. It isn’t about studying vocabulary or mathematical formulas. It definitely …

September 10th, 2015 |  

The love of South Webster’s community

The love of South Webster’s community

By Joseph Pratt [email protected] I’ve covered school events for a while now and one of the things I’ve noticed about …

September 4th, 2015 |  

Too cold for comfort food

Too cold for comfort food

By Frank Lewis [email protected] I just returned from shivering through my entire lunch. I didn’t enjoy the food because all …

August 14th, 2015 |  

‘Embrace Your Greater’

‘Embrace Your Greater’

By Portia Williams [email protected] In the book of John 14:12 our Savior Jesus Christ said these words: “Verily, verily, I …

August 6th, 2015 |  

Shonkwiler is always there

Shonkwiler is always there

By Joseph Pratt [email protected] Over the years, I’ve come across some pretty great people who give me continuous hope for …

July 10th, 2015 |  

Releasing the old, embracing the new

Releasing the old, embracing the new

Portia Williams Staff Writer By Portia Williams [email protected] Friday, July 10, 2015, during the 10 a.m. hour, was a monumental …

July 10th, 2015 |  

Celebrating the Fourth

Celebrating the Fourth

Webb By Sen. Robin Webb Red, white and blue bows and bunting decorated every town, cookouts were scheduled, parade routes …

July 3rd, 2015 updated: July 3rd, 2015. |  

Goodbye Mr. Mayor

Goodbye Mr. Mayor

I, along with many people in Scioto County, were shocked to hear the news of the passing of village of …

July 1st, 2015 |  

Goodbye to a good guy

Goodbye to a good guy

By Frank Lewis [email protected] It was the only description I could think of Saturday after hearing of the death of …

June 29th, 2015 updated: June 29th, 2015. |  

SCOTUS, freedom, and my fabulous brother

SCOTUS, freedom, and my fabulous brother

By Joseph Pratt [email protected] About two years ago, my little brother asked to meet with me for a talk. As …

June 26th, 2015 |  

Happy belated Father’s Day, dad

Happy belated Father’s Day, dad

By Frank Lewis [email protected] Sometimes I’m a day late and a dollar short. I hadn’t given much thought to writing …

June 22nd, 2015 |  

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