Area News

Undercover Drug Investigation & Arrest

Undercover Drug Investigation & Arrest Detectives with the F.A.D.E. Drug Task Force completed a crystal methamphetamine drug trafficking investigation in Russell, Kentucky.  Multiple undercover drug purchases were made by F.A.D.E. Detectives during the course of the investigation. F.A.D.E. detectives obtained multiple warrants for Garri CAREY who resides at 201 ½ Etna Street in Russell, KY.…

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New Boston discusses village improvements, stray cats

New Boston discusses village improvements, stray cats By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   The New Boston Village Council had a number of discussions last Tuesday evening. Among them were in depth discussions about proposed village improvements and a problematic number of stray cats. “Our finances are in excellent condition,” said Village Councilman Dan…

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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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TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES

TWO ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini and Portsmouth Police Chief Robert K. Ware announce that two individuals have been arrested on drugs charges after a joint operation conducted by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. On May 22, 2019…

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Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace set to close

Ohio Horse Park in Franklin Furnace set to close OUS to shift Equine Studies Degree online By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   Ohio University Southern (OUS) started its equine studies program approximately 20 years ago. But now, the regional campus is planning on shifting its degree program online and closing its horse park…

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Indictments

SHANE A. TIEMAN PROSECUTING ATTORNEY SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO   May 17, 2019   PRESS RELEASE     Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the January term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on May 17 and returned  _35  __Public Indictments.   The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:   MICHAEL C. MONTAVON, 35…

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US measles outbreak watched closely

  Vaccinated before 1968? You might need another one   By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer     While there has not been a reported case of measles in the state of Ohio since 2014, there is an increasing unease across the country as the disease was verified in 774 cases across the United States…

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Indictments

    SHANE A. TIEMAN PROSECUTING ATTORNEY SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO   May 3, 2019   PRESS RELEASE     Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on May 3rdand returned  _2  __Public Indictments.  The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:   THOMAS LOUIS COOK,…

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BODY FOUND ON RARDEN CREEK ROAD IN SCIOTO COUNTY IDENTIFIED

BODY FOUND ON RARDEN CREEK ROAD IN SCIOTO COUNTY IDENTIFIED   Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that on April 26, 2019 the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual reporting they had found what they believed to be a body on Rarden Creek Road in Rarden, Ohio.   Captain…

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Fire Hydrant testing

The Portsmouth Fire Department will conduct fire hydrant testing in various areas of the city including Sciotoville beginning Wednesday, May 1, 2019, through Friday, May 3, 2019, from the hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.   During hydrant testing, residents may notice discolored water or air in the lines. This should dissipate a couple…

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