Camp Dix, KY

Man Spotted Lying in Trash Near Grant Bridge

Just before 7 am, a caller reported a man lying in trash next to the road near the Grant Bridge. Officers responding to the scene discovered a homeless man with whom they have frequent contact. The officer noted he was throwing trash into the Ohio River. Police said he was...

Man Exposes Self at Woodbine Apartments

Portsmouth Police Officers received a report of some disturbing behavior at the Woodbine Apartments on Kendall Avenue. At 7:30 pm, a caller contacted officers to report that her next-door neighbor was touching himself with his apartment door wide open. Police responded to the scene 20 minutes later and strongly advised...

Troubled Child Jumps From Second Story Window

Portsmouth, Ohio, Police Officers joined in a desperate search for a troubled child after a worker with Kentucky Child Protective Service told them a child in crisis was inside a Portsmouth home. The caller reported the child had been self-harming, and someone said they had taken a knife from her.

Cougars Split Doubleheader for Series Win

MOREHEAD, Ky. – SIUE baseball split a doubleheader Sunday at Morehead State, winning 11-8 before dropping a 16-15 contest in seven innings. The Cougars and Eagles are both 11-10 in OVC play. SIUE is now 24-24 overall, accounting for its most wins under Head Coach Sean Lyons and its most wins since the 2012 season. Morehead State is 23-26.

Drug Dealers Reported at Rally’s

Portsmouth Police Officers responded to the Rally’s on Monroe Street after a caller told them there was a man and a woman on the property who appeared to be selling drugs. Employees asked them to leave, but the pair refused. When officers arrived at the scene 15 minutes later, the man had left. However, the woman was still there, and police discovered there was an open warrant for her from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office. Police took her into custody.

MSU special education program part of Kentucky LEADS Academy

Students in Morehead State University's Director of Special Education certification program will have the opportunity to participate in the Kentucky Department of Education's (KDE) third cohort of the Kentucky Leading, Educating, Advocating for Directors of Special Education (LEADS) Academy. MSU is one of three institutions involved with the LEADS Academy,...

Man wanted in string of burglaries arrested

SCIOTO — Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman had released information earlier in reference to Garry Schackart, a suspect involved in multiple burglaries and thefts around the Lucasville, McDermott and Pike County areas. Sheriff Thoroughman stated that his detectives and deputies, along with the assistance from the Ohio State Highway...

MSU Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter celebrates 50th anniversary

Members of the Kentucky Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (Sig Ep) fraternity at Morehead State University came together to celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 22 and 23. During this special celebration, a group of more than 175 Sig Ep alumni and active students dedicated the newly named Sigma...
Ledger Independent

KYTC: Please watch for mowing crews

FLEMINGSBURG — With the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s spring mowing season now underway, motorists should use caution and watch for slow-moving equipment on the region’s roads. The agency also wants to remind everyone that private signs and advertising are not allowed on state highway rights of way. As...
Portsmouth Times

Panthers rally past Rebels

PORTSMOUTH — The Clay Panthers baseball team has a chance to continue a program-record streak with a win on Tuesday. Following their 9-4 win over South Gallia in Saturday’s Division IV sectional semifinal, the No. 13-seed Panthers earned the right to advance to the sectional final in the Chillicothe #2 district tournament — where they’re face No. 4-seed Fairfield.

16 Convicted in Large Scale RICO Case

The Scioto County Prosecutor’s Office has pursued the modern-day racketeers who are bringing hundreds of pounds of drugs into Scioto County causing violent crime, prostitution, and addiction. “Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activities” is the Ohio version of the Federal Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, often referred to as RICO.
Portsmouth Times

Frantz goes out on top at SOC

McDERMOTT —The moment the Mohawks crossed the finish for the boys 4x400m relay, the final event of the annual Southern Ohio Conference track and field meet on Thursday night, Northwest’s Dave Frantz first got the water cooler bath —followed by bear hugs of congratulations. There was also...

Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for drug charges

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WSAZ) – A man from Portsmouth has been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison for drug crimes, according to the Southern Ohio Organized and Major Crimes Taskforce. In January, Rockie Johnson, who’s in his mid-50s, was arrested after a drug bust in the 200 block...