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National Day of Mourning

Due to the “National Day of Mourning” for the late President Bush, the post offices will be closed. Due to the closing of the Post Office the Scioto Voice Newspaper will be delivered a day late.   Thank you  

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OSHP to Participate in Multi-State Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Operation Involving interstates 70 and 75

COLUMBUS – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers and motor carrier enforcement inspectors, along with members of the Great Lakes Initiative will focus on a coordinated enforcement operation. Troopers and inspectors will focus on conducting roadside level 3 inspections and traffic enforcement on interstates 70 and 75. Level 3 inspections target driver qualifications, including proper licensing,…

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Missing: Tyler Gillespie

Tyler Gillespie Missing Since: Nov 5, 2018 Missing From: Ironton, OH DOB: Jan 5, 2001 Age Now: 17 Sex: Male Race: White Hair Color: Brown Eye Color: Brown Height: 5’8″ Weight: 163 lbs Tyler was last seen on November 5, 2018.  He is missing from Ironton, Ohio If you know his whereabouts please call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-843-5678 or…

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Moon Songs: A collaboration between local icons Josiah Whitley and Charlie Haskins

Moon Songs: A collaboration between local icons Josiah Whitley and Charlie Haskins By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   Charlie Haskins and Josiah Whitley are both well known names throughout Southern Ohio. Haskins owns his own art studio and record shop called Haskins House. His artwork is unmistakable, featuring unique, quirky, and delightfully cartoonish…

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Joint Statement from Shawnee State University and Shawnee Education Association

Joint Statement from Shawnee State University and Shawnee Education Association               PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – In a joint statement released today, Shawnee State University (SSU) and Shawnee Education Association (SEA) announced that SEA members voted to ratify a tentative agreement for a three-year successor contract for faculty of Shawnee State University. The Shawnee State University…

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Six arrested in Rhoden murders

    “We are a place that does not let cowardly murderers get away with their crimes under cover of the darkness”- Sheriff Charles Reader By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer   “We promised the day would come when we would make arrests in the case of the Pike County massacre. Today is that day,”…

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OSHP Pursuit on US23 Near Portsmouth

OSHP Pursuit on US23 Near Portsmouth     Portsmouth – On Monday, November 5th at about 3:30pm, a Trooper from the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was directing traffic in a construction zone on U.S. 23 in Lucasville. A subject in a 2006 White Chevy Cobalt drove through the construction zone at…

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Spock Memorial Dog Park becoming a reality

Spock Memorial Dog Park becoming a reality By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer       First Ward Councilman Sean Dunne unveiled a new $43,098 grant awarded to the City of Portsmouth that will go to construct the upcoming Spock Memorial Dog Park. The grant comes from the Ohio department of Natural Resources (ODNR)…

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Hunt Conviction and Sentence upheld on appeal

In September 2017, a Common Pleas Court jury took just over an hour to find Douglas Lee Hunt, 33 of Portsmouth, guilty of the August 2016 murder of an autistic 6-year-old child who was living with him and his friend, Margarita White, the mother of the child. Ms. White entered a plea of guilty to murder…

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Scioto County Judges Issue Statement In Opposition To Issue 1

As Scioto County Judges, we have the responsibility of sanctioning convicted drug offenders and try to direct them to treatment while holding them accountable for their actions.  Although the concept of Issue 1 sounds good, we strongly disagree  with the proposed language and urge voters to vote NO on Issue 1. Scioto County has seen…

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