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Front Porch Profile: Sarah Nichols

Front Porch Profile: Sarah Nichols

MLIS-Library DirectorCarnegie Public Library, Jeffersonville Branch Library By Jennifer Woods You tend to be a cheery person. How do you always have a smile ready to go? My dad always said, “Life is short, you have to grab all the gusto you can.” I took this to heart. I paired this mantra with my great […]

Art House937 opens creative space to community

Art House937 opens creative space to community

Art House937 opens creative space to community Story by John Hamilton Photos by Tom Barr From left are Dani Byrd, Jennifer Conarroe, Andrew Conarroe, Alex Rhinehart and Emma Buchanan. There’s a place for those who want to explore their artistic aspirations and grow stronger as a community — even in these unusual times, and even […]

Group helps small businesses get started

Group helps small businesses get started

Grow! Highland County helps small businesses establish themselves Story by Jane Beathard Photos courtesy of Grow! Highland County When Lynchburg resident Kati Luschek sought to turn her long-time love of fashion into a business, she asked Tracy Evans at Grow! Highland County for help. The non-profit organization links a wide variety of aspiring and current […]

The marvels of modern medicine

The marvels of modern medicine

Column by Kay Frances It’s easy to take for granted how miraculous modern medicine is. All of us have either had surgery or are familiar with the concept. Makes you wonder who was the first person to have a surgical procedure done on them. “What’s going to happen is this. You are going to bite […]

1 death; 13 new cases reported Wednesday

1 death; 13 new cases reported Wednesday

Staff report SCIOTO — The Scioto County and Portsmouth City Health Departments reported another local death in connection with the COVID19 virus. The victim was a 73-year-old man who died on January 15. The death toll stays at 84 for Scioto County because it was found that an earlier death that had been reported for […]

January indictments handed down

January indictments handed down

Staff report Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced the January term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on February 5 and returned 22 Public Indictments. The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows: Shawn Jason Davis, 37, South Point, Ohio, Conspiracy, Possessing Criminal Tools, 2 Counts Trafficking in a Fentanyl-Related Compound and 2 Counts […]

Front Porch Profile: Lyvette Mosley

Front Porch Profile: Lyvette Mosley

Portsmouth 4th Ward Councilwoman By Patrick Keck You’ve been a councilwoman for nearly a month. Has it been what you expected? It has. I’ve been busy and I have had the opportunity to meet various constituents, assisting them with their concerns. We have gotten quite a few things done. What do you like to do […]

Living a life of adventure

Living a life of adventure

London woman enjoys outdoor pursuits Story by Jane Beathard Photos courtesy of Maxine Kelly They say age is just a number. And for Madison County resident Maxine Kelly, that saying is most true. At age 91, Kelly is an enthusiastic outdoors woman who pursues white-tailed deer each fall, accompanied by a small band of family […]