Area News

Undercover drug operation

On September 18, 2018 Detectives with the F.A.D.E Drug Task Force the Olive Hill Police Department and the Carter County Sheriffs Office executed a search warrant at the home of Aaron Sturgill located in the Mills Branch area in Olive Hill, Kentucky. A number of subjects were arrested and Detectives seized multiple items along with…

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Standoff in Pike County

On 9/15/2018 at 12:40 p.m., Pike County Sheriff Charles S. Reader advised two Deputies attempted to serve a Felony Warrant on Willis Bowshier IV at his residence in the 1000 Block of Alma Omega Rd. Mr. Bowshier was hiding in an upstairs bedroom, and when approached, attempted to swing a knife at a Deputy. The…

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Road Work

Darren C. LeBrun, P.E., P.S., Scioto County Engineer, announced the work schedule for the week September 17, 2018 through September 21, 2018 for the Engineer’s Department. All dates shown are weather permitting. COUNTY CREW WORK BERM REPAIR Duck Run Road (CR33) in Rush Township at the 1.622 mile marker will have lane restrictions on Monday,…

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Mill Road Bridge Completion

Scioto County Engineer Darren LeBrun, PE, PS has announced the completion of a new bridge constructed on MIll Road in Porter Township. The new bridge is a prestressed concrete box beam bridge that spans 136 feet over Pine Creek and replaces a truss structure built in 1938. The design build project was successfully completed on…

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Smith carries winning flag for Clay in 2018 River Days Pageant

Learning qualities about yourself and others, while participating in a platform of your own, is always going to be a special quality that endears people to the said person who does such a thing. On Saturday evening, one could argue that it was Ally Smith’s presentation, as much as her style, that helped the Miss…

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Hall using nephew’s life as teaching tool

Sometimes, the greatest things that we can learn with death arises is how to live. Even though it will be seven years on December 16, seven years seems like just yesterday when the life of Susan Hall, among other family members of 14-year old Jimmy Blackburn, was turned upside down. Before the date of December…

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Fatal Crash

On Sunday, August 19th at 2:45pm, the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a call of a two vehicle injury crash on Disterdick Lane near Franklin Furnace. Kacey M. Crisp, 23, of Ironton was traveling north on Disterdick Lane in a 2011 Ford Fusion. Travis J. Stormes, 33, of Ironton was traveling…

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11th Annual Ohio National Guard Reunion for the 216th Engineer Battalion

The 11th Annual Ohio National Guard Reunion for the 216th Engineer Battalion will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at noon at the American Legion Post 23 in Portsmouth.   The 216th Battalion was created on March 24th, 1942 during World War II. It’s headquarters were moved to Portsmouth in 1963 and remained there before…

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Shawnee State to close Bond Street and 4th Street for new student move-in

  PORTSMOUTH, Ohio – As part of new student move-in, Shawnee State University will be closing down parts of Bond Street and 4th Street in Portsmouth from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, August 24.    Closures will be Bond Street from 3rd to 4th Street, and 4th Street from Bond to Waller.    For more information, please contact the…

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BROWN ANNOUNCES NEARLY $14 BILLION TO COMBAT OPIOID CRISIS IN APPROPRIATIONS BILLS EXPECTED TO PASS SENATE THIS WEEK

Senator Fought to Include $3.7 Billion in Funding to Combat Addiction in Labor/Health Appropriations Bill, Funding will Prioritize Hardest-Hit States Like Ohio   Senator also Pushed to Include $10 Million to Create Opioid & Non-Addictive Alternatives Research Program at Department of Defense WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that he helped…

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