Area News

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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Body Found

On Oct. 11, 2018 at approximately 1717 hours, Officers with the Portsmouth Police Department were called to a vacant lot just west of 2809 Gallia Street in reference to a body being discovered in a wooded area.  Upon officers’ arrival, they discovered human remains in the wooded area.  Investigators with the Portsmouth Police Department and…

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Marie Hoover seeks re-election

Judge Marie Hoover puts in the time-the Presiding Judge of the four panel 4thDistrict Court of Appeals presides over a 14 county area that stretches from southwestern Ohio, all the way to the eastern part of the state-an enormous district with a wide-ranging cross-section of cases to hear. She makes the time, because this is…

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Tieman continues to take on crime in Scioto County

Wants to focus on justice for crime victims with re-election bid     By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer   Current Scioto County Prosecutor Shane Tieman is adamant regarding the outcome of the November 2018 election for his current job-“It’s all about Day One. Whoever ends up sitting in this chair, they will have to…

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Puckett brings honesty, transparency, and leadership to the table

Puckett brings honesty, transparency, and leadership to the table By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   Trampas Puckett is running for Scioto County Commissioner against incumbent Bryan Davis this November. Puckett is running on a set of simple principles: honesty and transparency in government, strong leadership, and a progressive vision for the future. “I…

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Baldridge stands beside his experience

Baldridge stands beside his experience By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   Republican Brian Baldridge is running for the State Representative seat in the 90thDistrict. Baldridge has a plethora of local government experience and has served as a Fire Chief, Township Trustee, and County Commissioner for Adams County. “We’ve been involved in local government…

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