NEWS


12:08 pm |    
Red Cross celebrates 100th
Bo Vallandingham joins elite squad

Bo Vallandingham joins elite squad

Bo Vallandingham has found his niche. After he graduated from Minford High School in 2012, he worked jobs here and there and then…”I decid...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Wilma Erwin nominated for LifeChanger of the Year award

Wilma Erwin nominated for LifeChanger of the Year award

Former Washington-Nile Local School District special education director Wilma Erwin has been nominated for the 2016-17 national LifeChanger of the Yea...

January 19th, 2017 updated: January 20th, 2017. |  


Lucas Purdy nominated to West Point and Merchant Marine academies

Lucas Purdy nominated to West Point and Merchant Marine academies

Portsmouth High School senior Lucas “Luke” Purdy has been nominated to two U.S. service academies. Purdy, who was a standout in sports and...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Dunne donates little free library

Dunne donates little free library

There’s nothing like a good meal with a good book, and thanks to a donation by Shawnee State University sociology professor Sean Dunne, you can ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Crisis resources available

Crisis resources available

There are times in everyone’s life when we may find ourselves in a crisis with no one to call or no one that will listen. To aid those experienc...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Weekend pageant hands out titles and scholarships

Weekend pageant hands out titles and scholarships

The annual Miss Shawnee and Miss Portsmouth Scholarship Program was held over the weekend. Over the course of the pageant, women from across the state...

January 17th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


5:02 pm |    
Tigers take Tartans
SSU falls to Phoenix 79-67

SSU falls to Phoenix 79-67

Portsmouth – Shawnee State men’s basketball held a halftime lead but couldn’t hold off Cumberland (Tenn.), falling 79-67 on Thursday...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Hornets put the sting to Redmen

Hornets put the sting to Redmen

The Rock Hill Lady Redmen lost to the Coal Grove Hornets on the road Wednesday night. Both teams fought an aggressive battle on the court, but Coal Gr...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Women’s Basketball host #14 Cumberland on Thursday Night

Women’s Basketball host #14 Cumberland on Thursday Night

Shawnee State women’s basketball began a crucial week on Thursday evening when they welcomed #14 Cumberland (Tenn.) to Portsmouth for a huge Mid...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Men’s Basketball face Cumberland on Thursday night

Men’s Basketball face Cumberland on Thursday night

Shawnee State men’s basketball return to Portsmouth on Thursday, starting a five game home stand against Cumberland (Tenn.) in Mid-South Confere...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Youth Basketball Championships asks for entries by Feb. 19

The 14th Annual Ohio Youth Basketball School Team State Championship for Boys and Girls in the 3rd through 6th grade is being held Feb. 25-26 in Colum...

January 19th, 2017 |  


HS athletes honor local sports legend

HS athletes honor local sports legend

The Valley Lady Indians visited Portsmouth West last Thursday, for their second conference meeting of the 2016-17 season. The first meeting ended as M...

January 19th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Portsmouth Public Library Programs

The week of January 23 – Jan. 28, 2017.Story Times:Monday, January 23 – Toddler Time (ages 2 – 3) at 11am at LucasvilleTuesday, Janu...

January 18th, 2017 |  


‘Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ is a new take on Christian-themed movies

Here are three descriptors for a movie that you thought you’d never see placed together: “faith-based,” “comedy” and ...

January 18th, 2017 |  


Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

Film about 1960s black mathematicians tops MLK weekend

NEW YORK — “Hidden Figures,” the uplifting film about African-American mathematicians at NASA during the 1960s space race, led the N...

January 18th, 2017 |  


EP7 Memorial Futsal Tournament

On Jan. 22, 2017, the EP7 Youth Outreach, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) social service/youth organization will hold its first fundraiser.The EP7 Memorial Fu...

January 15th, 2017 updated: January 15th, 2017. |  


Wheelersburg Basketball Homecoming

Wheelersburg Basketball Homecoming

Wheelersburg High School Basketball Homecoming will take place Saturday, January 21 when the Pirates host South Point. The Homecoming ceremony will ta...

January 15th, 2017 |  


OPINION


1:26 pm |    
Don’t Lose Heart

Women’s March hardly inclusive if it excludes pro-life women

Call it the “People With Uteruses Who Hate Donald Trump March.” Or the “Birth Control, Not Self Control March.” Or the “...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Hope the pigs are not in the mud

Hope the pigs are not in the mud

“Hold on here, I’ve got it somewhere,” I said to a friend as I shuffled through a stack of newspapers on my cluttered desk looking f...

January 19th, 2017 |  


The best template for Trump’s inauguration speech? Nixon’s?

Even before his inauguration, Donald Trump has notched up at least one dubious achievement: He’ll be the first modern president to enter the Whi...

January 19th, 2017 |  


What we can learn from Washington’s Farewell Address

With the inauguration of a new president, it seems timely to study the words of the first one, who set the mechanism of our presidential process into ...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Obama’s legacy is one of not taking risks, not thinking big

Nobody thinks Margaret Thatcher’s claim on posterity is that she was Britain’s first female prime minister. Admirers and critics alike kno...

January 19th, 2017 |  


Disregard all those farewells: Obama isn’t really leaving

Donald Trump will give his closely watched inaugural address this week. It will be a great one. Trust him. Fantastic, even. Possibly beyond belief. Be...

January 18th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA