WHO officially deems ‘gaming disorder’ an illness

WHO officially deems ‘gaming disorder’ an illness By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially added gaming disorder to the list of modern diseases. Last June, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) added gaming addiction under its section of potentially harmful technology related behaviors, which also includes too…

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City awarded grants for Front Street Multi-Use Path Project

City awarded grants for Front Street Multi-Use Path Project By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   The City of Portsmouth has been awarded two grants (totaling $622,725) to go towards the Front Street Multi-Use Path Project. The project will create a walking, jogging, and biking lane on Front Street and is part of the…

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14thStreet Community Center help set the table for the holidays

  By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   The holidays are a great time of year for many. People from all different backgrounds, ethnicities, and religions come together to celebrate family, community, and human decency. But for some families, the holidays can also be a stressful time of year. Money can be an issue,…

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Portsmouth Christmas Parade rescheduled for December 15th

  By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   The 80thAnnual Jaycees Christmas Parade is rescheduled for Saturday, December 15that 5PM. The original parade was canceled because of poor weather conditions. Line up for the parade starts at 4PM at Portsmouth High School. The parade route will run from Gallia Street by Portsmouth High School…

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2018 Holiday Calendar

2018 Holiday Calendar   Seasons greetings from the staff at the Scioto Voice! Check out our 2018 Holiday Calendar for the best Christmas events in our area!     The Christmas Cave   The Christmas Cave is a self-guided Christmas light display presented uniquely in the beautiful and mysterious passageways of an old underground mine.…

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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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