Rethinking Martings

Rethinking Martings By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   Two weeks ago, a large group of community leaders took a tour of one of the most controversial buildings in Portsmouth’s history: Marting’s. The guest list for the tour included Mayor Kevin E. Johnson, 1st Ward Councilman Sean Dunne, 2nd Ward Councilwoman Jo Anne Aeh,…

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Elmer Schweinsberg

Elmer Schweinsberg, 85, of Wheelersburg, died Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Crystal Care Center in Franklin Furnace.  Born on April 12, 1933 in Portsmouth, he was a son of the late Elmer and Alberta Foster Schweinsberg.  Elmer was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War and a retired brakeman and conductor for the…

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Virginia Agnes McCall

Virginia Agnes McCall, 87 of West Portsmouth, died Sunday April 22, 2018 at SOMC Hospice. She was born October 5, 1930 in McDermott, to the late Albert Eugene and Mary Agnes Orlett Montavon. She was a former Beautician at Marting’s, a farm owner and a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. She was…

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Lenore A. Williams

Lenore A. Williams, of Sciotoville, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at SOMC Hospice. She was born December 15, 1932 in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Moses and Locke Arms. She was a 1951 graduate of Portsmouth High School. Surviving is her husband of 65 years, Ernest Williams, whom she married December 21, 1952. Also surviving are…

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Jean Rosemary Allen

Jean Rosemary Allen, 93, of Waverly, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She was born September 1, 1924 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Elza Richard and Lucille Tackett Brown. Jean was a Licensed Practical Nurse formerly from Portsmouth Receiving Hospital and retiring from Southern Ohio…

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Joanne Teresa Spencer

Joanne Teresa Spencer, 83, of Wheelersburg, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Best Care Nursing & Rehabilitation in Wheelersburg.  Joanne was born December 1, 1934 in Sciotoville, Ohio to the late Estill and Juanita Caudill Hall.  Joanne worked at the former Nancy Rae Festival Foods and City Limits Meals on Wheels.  She was a…

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Richard Douglas Spriggs

Richard Douglas Spriggs, 65, of Gahanna, formerly of Rosemount, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 15, 2018, after an extended illness.  He was a son of Harold and Judith Brown Spriggs and was a 1971 graduate of Clay High School. Rick was a huge fan of the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State football teams.  He…

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JoAnn Porter

JoAnn Porter 85, of Wheelersburg, went to be with her Lord peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  JoAnn was born on November 22, 1932 in New Holland, Ohio to the late Howard and Dorothy Arledge Mahan. She was a former employee of Mercy Hospital where she…

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Rosemary Atkins

Rosemary Atkins, 81, of Lucasville, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018 at Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Emergency Room. She was born August 2, 1936 in Portsmouth, a daughter of the late Elza Clyde and Charlotte Pearl Luckett Stambaugh. Rosemary was a retired from Bank One in the bookkeeping department for over 40 years. She was…

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Mollie Helen Battle

Mollie Helen Battle, 77, of Portsmouth, passed away Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Seasons Hospice in Cumming, GA. She was born August 8, 1940 in Guilford County, NC, a daughter of the late George “Pete” Gilliam and Alberta Fulp Gilliam Whitehead.    Mollie was a longtime active member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church and a…

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