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Scioto County Grand Jury Indictments

  Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the January term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on May 29 and returned   _25  __Public Indictments.   The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:   MICHAEL L. REXROAD, 42 Minford, Ohio, was indicted on: 17 Counts of Rape Sexual Battery Gross Sexual Imposition  …

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Lucasville man arrested for felonious assault

LUCASVILLE MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONIOUS ASSAULT   Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that his 911 communication center received a call on Sunday May 31, 2020 at 4:02 pm stating that a man had been run over by a car. The Ohio State Highway Patrol along with deputies responded to the roadway located in…

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 PORTSMOUTH MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPE

 PORTSMOUTH MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPE.   Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that his 911 communication center received a call on Friday May 29, 2020 from a cell phone repair business located in Wheelersburg Ohio stating that a male subject had come into the store wanting work done on his phone. The clerk observed…

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Week in Review For the week ending May 8, 2020 Throughout the week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine was joined by Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton M.D., MPH, and provided the following updates on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, Governor DeWine provided…

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Coronavirus Outbreak 2019

Coronavirus Outbreak 2019 For Immediate Release: April 18, 2020 – 10:45 am Portsmouth City Health Department and Scioto County Health Department COVID-19 Update. In accordance with the Ohio Department of Health’s decision to publish information about COVID-19 cases associated with long-term care and assisted living facilities, the Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Departments would…

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First, official COVID case hits Scioto County

First, official COVID case hits Scioto County By Bill Shope Scoto Voice Writer       The COVID-19 virus has officially arrived in Scioto County.   In an interview with Dr. MIchael Martin, The Scioto Voice learned that “The first patient tested with the return of a positive result came back, today, April 4th. The patient has…

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Important Election Day Announcement.

Important Election Day Announcement. It has been the past practice for candidates and spectators to congregate within the rotunda of the Scioto County Courthouse to watch as the election results are reported. In order to comply with the Director’s Order issued by Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), in conjunction with…

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Governor DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, today provided an update on Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 public health crisis. There are currently 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. SCHOOL LUNCHES: In response to a request from the DeWine administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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Order to Prohibit Mass Gatherings

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH has signed an order to prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio. Mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together 100 or more persons in a single room or single space at the…

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