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SOMC Hacked

Patients who had appointments at Southern Ohio Medical Center (SOMC) facilities Thursday received notice that their appointments were canceled due to an emergency. Rumors quickly started circulating that the hospital and its facilities we unable to access their computers or phone lines due to the computer system being down. It was later announced on the…

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Indictments

Indictments   Jury met on November 5 and returned 27 Public Indictments and 5 Secret Indictments.   The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:   Shauna F. Broughton, 38 of Homeless – 2 counts failure to appear Kenneth V. Bearce, 78 of Minford – 3 counts felonious assault William E. Blanton, 52 of Lucasville – possessing…

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Kentucky State Police Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

Kentucky State Police Investigates Officer Involved Shooting Ashland, KY (November 4, 2021) – On November 3, 2021 the Kentucky State Police was requested by the Boyd County Sheriffs Department to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 9:15 PM EST in Boyd County. At the request of the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department, Kentucky State Police, Ashland Post…

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FATAL CRASH

FATAL CRASH Sciotoville – On Monday, August 2nd at 4:17 pm, the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a call of a single vehicle serious injury crash on Highland Bend Road near the intersection of Stockham Hollow Road. Daniel McGuire, 57, of Portsmouth, was driving a 2010 Toyota Highlander westbound on Highland…

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Indictments

    SHANE A. TIEMAN PROSECUTING ATTORNEY SCIOTO COUNTY, OHIO   July 23, 2021   PRESS RELEASE     Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on May 23 and returned    48  __Public Indictments and __1___Secret Indictment.   The Defendants Indicted are charged as…

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Drug Dropoff Day

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Office and the Portsmouth Police Department is partnering with Ohio Attorney Dave Yost’s Drug Drop-Off Day. The event is this Saturday, July 31st, between 10am – 2pm at both Kroger locations, located at 9101 Ohio River Rd. Wheelersburg, Ohio and 811 Gay St. Portsmouth, Ohio.

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Sheriff’s Office employee arrested on multiple charges 

According to the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, a correctional officer, 43-year-old John C. Aeh, of Wheelersburg, has been indicted for his involvement in bringing tobacco and drugs into a correctional facility. These charges stem from Aeh’s arrest on July 9, 2021. On Friday, Aeh was indicted on charges of conspiracy, aggravated trafficking in drugs, two…

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Correctional Officer Arrested

NEWS RELEASE July 23, 2021     Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announces that on July 14, 2021 his office received information regarding possible sexual misconduct involving a male correctional officer and a female inmate.     After receiving this information, the Sheriff’s Office launched an investigation. During the initial steps of the investigation, detectives…

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Scioto County, Four Arrested with Drugs, Guns, and Cash

Police Chief Debby Brewer and Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman announce that three Portsmouth, Ohio residents have been arrested on drug and weapon offenses resulting from an investigation conducted by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.  The task force consists of narcotics detectives from the Portsmouth Police Department, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office, and agents with…

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Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash in Lawrence County

Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash in Lawrence County Ironton – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a vehicle vs. pedestrian fatal crash that occurred on SR 141 near milepost 8 in Lawrence Township, Lawrence County. On July 15, 2021 at approximately 9:08 p.m., a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Paul A. Herrell, age 59 of…

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