Area News

Fatal Crash

Fatal Crash Lucasville – On Tuesday, April 23rd at 04:31pm, the Portsmouth Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a call of a single ATV crash on Rarden Bear Creek Road near Van Crabtree Road. Christopher A. Ward, 51 of Lucasville, was the only occupant on the ATV and was traveling east on Rarden…

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Main Street Portsmouth spring cleanup is Saturday

Main Street Portsmouth spring cleanup is Saturday By Mistie Spicer Scioto Voice Staff Writer      After a little hiatus the Main Street Portsmouth spring cleanup has returned and will be held this weekend beginning at 11:00 a.m.      “We used to do these cleanups in the spring and the fall and volunteers dropped off for…

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Land Bank takes down 100th Structure

Land Bank takes down 100thstructure   By Bill Shope Scioto Voice Writer           In what seems to be a never-ending battle to clean up the county, the Scioto County Land Reutilization Corporation (SCLRC) announced that it had recently brought down the 100thdilapidated structure within Scioto County, with another quickly following. “The 100thbuilding to come…

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Public Indictments

Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the January term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on April 5 and returned  _35 __Public Indictments and __4__Secret Indictments.  The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:   HEYWOOD MONROE BELL, 44 Detroit, Michigan, was indicted on: Tampering with Evidence Failure to Comply with an Order…

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City awarded grants for Front Street Multi-Use Path Project

City awarded grants for Front Street Multi-Use Path Project By Derrick C. Parker Scioto Voice Writer   The City of Portsmouth has been awarded two grants (totaling $622,725) to go towards the Front Street Multi-Use Path Project. The project will create a walking, jogging, and biking lane on Front Street and is part of the…

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Indictments

Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the January term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on March 29and returned  _30__Public Indictments and __1__Secret Indictment.  The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:   TINA RENEE GROVES, 46 Otway, Ohio, was indicted on: Failure to Appear   GARY L. FREEMAN, 34 Columbus, Ohio, was…

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Inmate Sentenced to 86 Years

March 29, 2019 Scioto County Prosecutor, Shane Tieman announced today that on March 29, 2019 Greg Reinke, formerly of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, was sentenced to eighty-six years in prison for his role in two separate incidents that occurred at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility while being held as an inmate there. The first incident occurred on…

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VICTIM HOSPITALIZED AFTER HOME INVASION IN FRANKLIN FURNACE, OH

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announces that on Wednesday March 27th the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an individual at 226 Norwich Ave. in Franklin Furnace stating someone had assaulted the resident during a robbery.   Deputies and Detectives responded along with Green Twp. EMS personnel to investigate. The victim,…

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PORTSMOUTH MAN ARRESTED ON DRUG AND FIREARM  OFFENSES  

               Portsmouth Police Chief Robert K. Ware and Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini announce that a Portsmouth, Ohio man has been arrested on drug and firearm related offenses. On Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at approximately 11:17p.m., officers with the Portsmouth Police Department responded to the complaint of subjects…

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