Shannon Staggs age 41 years of West Union, Ohio passed away Sunday July 14, 2019. Shannon was born on January 4, 1978 the son of Paul Craig Staggs and Connie Shultz in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was preceded by grandparents Edgar and Sarah Shultz, Paul and Gladys Staggs, Marianne Spriggs; brother Brad Edgar Staggs, sister Megan…

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Gary F. Skaggs

Gary F. “Butch” Skaggs, 75 of West Portsmouth died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at SOMC Hospice.  He was born November 28, 1943 in Portsmouth to the late Willie Everett and Bertha Skaggs. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 brothers; Phillip and Robert Skaggs.  He was a retired laborer and a…

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Adelia Florence Hinze

Adelia Florence “Dee” Hinze, 99 of West Portsmouth died Friday, July 12, 2019. She was born April 27, 1920 in Friendship to the late Willis and Anna Sowards Tatman. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 79 1/2 years, Vaughn Hinze, son-in-law, Buster Stall; 2 brothers, Eddie and Orville…

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George R. Ralstin

George R. Ralstin, 93 of Rocky Fork Rd. Otway, died Wednesday July 10, 2019 at the SOMC Hospice Center in Portsmouth, Ohio. He was born on October 8, 1925 in Otway to the late Levi Frank and Mary Leeth Ralstin. He was united in marriage to Phyllis Humphreys Ralstin who survives. Also surviving are two…

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Jean Stone

Jean Stone, 88, of Lucasville, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at The Pavilion in Piketon. Born February 22, 1931 in Sciotoville, a daughter of the late Dewey and Lorraine Colley Holsinger, she was a homemaker. She is survived by one son, Eric Stone; three daughters, Teresa Stone, Terry (David) Conley, Erica (Burt) Latone; four grandchildren; six…

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West Portsmouth man arrested and charged with rape

WEST PORTSMOUTH MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH RAPE.   Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that his 911 center received a call on Sunday July 14, 2019 from a caller stating that a large fight was taking place in Lett Terrace apartments.   Captain John Murphy stated deputies responded to this location and were…

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Missing mans believed to have been recovered

Officers from the Portsmouth Police Department have located remains, believed to be that of a 57 year old man who was reported missing to Portsmouth Police on Friday, June 28, 2019. Terry Cupp was last seen around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, in the area of the intersection of 9th Street and Chillicothe Street…

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Joyce Jaunita Varney

Joyce Jaunita Varney, 70, of McDermott, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington, WV. She was born September 30, 1948 in Beckley, WV, a daughter of the late Grover and Imogene Layton Baber. Joyce was a homemaker and a Christian. She was also preceded in death by her husband,…

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Pike County Sheriff indicted on 16 charges

A grand jury has indicted the sheriff of Pike County, Ohio for theft, tampering with evidence, and other charges. The 16-count indictment was filed Friday in the Pike County Court of Common Pleas. Sheriff Charles Reader is facing several different charges – both felonies and misdemeanors – including seven counts of conflict of interest. The…

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Ann Marie Robinson

Ann Marie Robison, 59, of Sciotoville, died Friday, June 28, 2019, at the SOMC Hospice Center.  Born on August 24, 1959 in Portsmouth, she was a daughter of the late Vernon and Evelyn Richendollar Robison and was a homemaker. Ann attended various churches, where she enjoyed singing for them.  An activity she enjoyed was eating…

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