Virginia L. Harness

Virginia L. Harness, 77, of West Portsmouth, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at SOMC. Born July 21, 1942, in Lucasville, a daughter of the late Arthur and Geneva Morgan Harness, she retired from OSCO Industries and was a 1960 Valley High School graduate.    She is survived by a brother-in-law, David (Dorothy) Scott, a…

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Donald C. Hunt

Donald C. Hunt, 82, of Clarktown, passed away on January 14, 2020 at the SOMC Hospice Care Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born on February 12, 1937 in Portsmouth, Ohio the son of the late Edward C.  and Mary Belle May Hunt. He is survived by two daughters, Kathy Cook of Columbus, Vikki (Larry) Smith…

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Patrick Curtiss

Patrick Curtiss, 74, of Columbus, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 in Westerville. He was born Dec. 31, 1945 in Portsmouth, a son of the late Ralph Orville and Dorothy Mae Mays Curtiss. Patrick retired after 30 years at G.E. in Worthington where he was a machinist and grinder. He had formerly worked at JC…

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PORTSMOUTH MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND WEAPON CHARGES

  Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Interim Portsmouth Police Chief Debby Brewer announce that a Portsmouth man has been arrested on drug and weapon charges. On January 15, 2020 at approximately 10:16a.m., officers with the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, which consists of narcotics detectives from the Scioto Co. Sheriff’s Office and the…

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Kenneth H. Holsinger

Kenneth H. Holsinger, 78 of Friendship died Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his home.  He was born April 2, 1941 in Portsmouth to the late Earl and Frances Schiltz Holsinger.  Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Sue Holsinger whom he married September 1, 1962, a brother, George Holsinger,…

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James Edward Neace, Sr.

James Edward Neace Sr., 75, of Lucasville, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at VAMC Chillicothe.    He was born May 7, 1944 in Carter County, Kentucky, a son of the late Jasper and Ora Kiser Neace.    Jim was a Laborer and farmer and a Viet Nam Era US Navy veteran.    He is survived by one daughter, Vera Sue…

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Rev. Delbert Jordan

Rev. Delbert Jordan, 86, of Portsmouth, went to his heavenly home Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the SOMC Hospice Center. He was born September 30, 1933 in Carter County, KY, a son of the late Albert Francis and Pearlie McGinnis Jordan. Delbert pastored several local churches, the last being Bible Chapel in West Portsmouth. In…

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IRENE W. “JUNE” BROWN

WHEELERSBURG – Irene W. “June” Brown, age 93, of Wheelersburg, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth.  She was born September 28, 1926 in Portsmouth to Robert Lee and Anna (Parsley) Wilson. June received her Bachelor of Education degree from Ohio University and taught Math and Science…

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Detective Jodi Conkel testifies in Groves murder trial

Scioto County Sheriff’s Detective Jodi Conkel describes her interaction with defendant Daniel Groves as to the location of Dylan Groves body. After lying to Detective Conkel previously about the location , Groves later guided law enforcement to the 30 foot deep well where he had disposed of Dylan’s lifeless body.

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Bradford L. Monroe

Bradford L. Monroe, 45, of Portsmouth, died Tuesday, January 7, 2020, at his home.  Born on November 10, 1974, he was a son of the Walt and Jeanie Hoffman Monroe. Brad is also survived by a daughter, Peyton Madison Monroe; two brothers, Kevin (Beth) Monroe and Chad (Misty) Monroe; chosen sisters, Ashley (Tim) Brown and…

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