Area News

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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Road Closure

Lang Slocum Road (CR250) in  Porter Township will be closed, Tuesday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The location of the closure is between Hammerstein Road (CR253) and Dogwood Ridge Road (CR53) Solid Waste personnel will be removing litter from the right-of-way,   Please call the Engineer’s Office with any questions or concerns…

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PPL remembers tornado with exhibit

The Portsmouth Public Library (PPL) is doing their part to help the community remember the tornado that ripped through Wheelersburg on its 50 anniversary. According to PPL Director Paige Williams, the library and its staff thought it was important for the community to remember this event on its anniversary. Williams says the idea for such…

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Scioto students present at District 14 Science Day

Thirty local students will advance to State Science Day    More than 100 area students presented at the District 14 Science Day, on Saturday, March 24, at the University of Rio Grande.     Of the 117 local students presenting 98 projects, 25 projects and 28 students qualified to advance to State Science Day on…

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Visualizing Appalachia

Scioto County is certainly a part of Appalachia. We hear it all the time. But, what exactly is Appalachia? What does it encompass? Appalachia is identified as a cultural region of the Eastern United States that stretches from the southern tip of New York down through Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina,…

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Kuhn nominated as judicial candidate for November election

Scioto County Prosecutor Mark E. Kuhn announced that Scioto County Republican Central Committee met on April 10, 2018 to consider the vacancy left on the Scioto County Court of Common Pleas, due to the retirement of Judge William T. Marshall. Kuhn had previously asked the Committee to nominate him as the candidate for the judicial…

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Tornado exhibit to premier April 14th

The 1968 Wheelersburg Tornado Exhibit will be unveiled on Saturday, April 14th at 10AM at the Wheelersburg Baptist Church Community Center located at 11725 Old Gallia Pike. It will feature photographs, recorded interviews, footage, and first hand accounts of the deadly tornado that took the lives of seven residents 50 years ago. The exhibit will…

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Lucasville man arrested for grand theft auto

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that detectives from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Lucasville man after an ongoing investigation involving a theft of a truck. On February 23, 2018 the 911 dispatch center received a call from a man stating that his 1981 Ford F150 truck was stolen from his…

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Portsmouth man arrested for sexual battery

UPDATE: Boyd Robert “Robbie” Shugert, 24, was arrested on sex-related charges involving teenage boys. He has been a teacher in Scioto County, as well as a youth group volunteer and volunteer with an area choir. On Wednesday, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Shugert was a volunteer with the Scioto County Honors Choir. Deputies…

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