2018 Scioto County Fair Schedule of Events

The 2018 Scioto County Fair kicks off on Monday, August 6th. Gates open at 10AM Monday, and 8AM from Tuesday through Saturday. Admission to the fair is just $10 and includes all grandstand shows, rides, and health testing. Active Duty Service men and women get in free of charge. The Scioto County Fair is renowned…

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Henry Gross to play charity event for Sierra’s Haven

  Henry Gross is performing at Port City Pub on Thursday, July 26th to raise proceeds for Sierra’s Haven animal shelter. Gross is an American Singer songwriter best known for his work with the group Sha Na Na and for the hit song ‘Shannon’. He was also the youngest person (18) to play Woodstock in…

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PAAC Presents: The Addams Family

The Portsmouth Area Arts Council and Children’s Theater are presenting The Addams Family Musical from Friday, July 20th until Sunday, July 22 at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. Showtimes for the event are 7PM on Friday, 2:30PM and 7PM on Saturday, and 2:30PM Sunday. Tickets for the event are $12, or $6 per…

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Portsmouth’s water problem: The Price of Progress

  Portsmouth has a water problem. That will neither surprise nor shock most our readers. What is shocking is that much of the city’s water lines and accompanying infrastructure dates back almost 100 years. “We’ve honestly been lucky,” said Acting City Manager Sam Sutherland. “The pipes were installed in 1923. Their lifespan is supposed to…

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Final Friday: ‘Welcome to Portsmouth’

Final Friday events have become an important summertime tradition in Portsmouth and the Boneyfiddle area. The last Friday of each warm-weather month is set aside for live music, vendors, and an opportunity for fellowship within the community. Friday, June 29th is no different. ‘Welcome to Portsmouth’, which runs from 5:30 to 10PM, will feature a…

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State warns of Hepatitis outbreak

    The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection that is spread when a person ingests fecal matter from contaminated objects, food, and drink. It can also be spread through close personal contact with infected persons. 82 cases have been reported…

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Canary to raise awareness for ADHD

  By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is characterized as a mental disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity and impulsiveness that interferes with functioning or development. It is one of the most commonly misunderstood mental disorders among parents and teachers in the United…

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Old Lincoln Theater faces possible demolition

In 1924, the Lincoln Theater was built at 1157 11th Street in Portsmouth. It served as the only movie theater open to African Americans in the community, as businesses and other facilities in the city still operated under the blanket of segregation. The theater was also a popular meeting place for the North End community.…

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