OSHP Pursuit on US23 Near Portsmouth

OSHP Pursuit on US23 Near Portsmouth     Portsmouth – On Monday, November 5th at about 3:30pm, a Trooper from the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was directing traffic in a construction zone on U.S. 23 in Lucasville. A subject in a 2006 White Chevy Cobalt drove through the construction zone at…

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Louella Belle Dutton

Louella Belle Dutton, 82, of Portsmouth, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at SOMC’s emergency room. She was born July 20, 1936 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late William and Clara Walker Ward. Louella was a homemaker, a 1954 Minford High School graduate. She so loved and appreciated the ministry of the Wings of…

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James Vallance

Age 78, of Lucasville, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  She was born July 21, 1940 in Portsmouth to Carl and Alice (Conkel) Middaugh. Rena enjoyed crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, watching reruns of her favorite show, MASH, and watching NASCAR, especially when her favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was competing.  Rena…

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Rena Elizabeth Middaugh Carden

Age 78, of Lucasville, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  She was born July 21, 1940 in Portsmouth to Carl and Alice (Conkel) Middaugh. Rena enjoyed crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, watching reruns of her favorite show, MASH, and watching NASCAR, especially when her favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. was competing.  Rena…

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Candy Dawn Sowards Kelley

Age 44 of South Webster, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2018. She was born February 16, 1974 in Portsmouth, a daughter of Glenda (Smith) Shaffer and the late Ralph Shaffer. Candy was a graduate of South Webster High School, loved the outdoors, working in the garden, working on crafts, drawing, and watching dirt track racing.…

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Leah Prior Bailey

Age 89 of Portsmouth passed away Sunday, November 4, 2018. She was born March 14, 1929 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Floyd and Winford (Jones) Prior. Leah was a former Deputy Clerk at the Scioto Co. Treasurer’s Office, a graduate of Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth Interstate Business College, and had worked at the…

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Dewey Smith, Jr.

Age 65, of South Webster, passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Southern Ohio Medical Center.  He was born June 9, 1953 to Dewey and Pauline (Farley) Smith in Logan, West Virginia.  Dewey was a graduate of South Webster High School.  He enjoyed fishing, riding four wheelers with his grandchildren, and collecting coins. Dewey is survived…

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Ronald Lee Clay

Ronald Lee “Ronnie” Clay, Jr., 44, of Sciotodale, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 at his home. He was born July 21, 1974 in Clarksville, TN, a son of Ronald Lee Clay, Sr. of Sciotoville and the late Sheila Faye Lawrence Clay. Ronnie was a former employee of Meenach’s Garage and Giovanni’s in Wheelersburg. Known…

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Joseph Michael Runyon

Joseph Michael Runyon, 54, of Wheelersburg, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018 at his home. He was born Sept.19, 1964 in Portsmouth to the late Silas Edward and Anna Mae Steele Runyon. A Christian, Joe was a 1982 Clay High School graduate and a former construction worker. He had worked at the former Mill’s Pride…

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James Daniel Morgan

James Daniel Morgan, 56, of Portsmouth, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.  Dan was born May 11, 1962 in Georgetown, OH, a son of Paula K. Chapman Morgan of Portsmouth and the late James C. Morgan. Dan was a self-employed carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Army. He…

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