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It’s official: City Hall to be moved to former 5/3 Building

PORTSMOUTH – After months of planning, the City of Portsmouth is set to move the location of City Hall from 728 2nd Street to 500 Chillicothe Street – also known as the former 5/3 Bank Building. Council officially approved the move on Monday with the 3rd reading of...
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PRP release from June 25 racing

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Raceway Park welcomed Modifieds, Limited Lates, Sport Mods, and Legends Cars Saturday for an evening of racing presented by On The Esplanade Laser Center and Medical Spa. Brian Skaggs, Robbie Lewis, Luke Jordan, Davey Akers, and Ronnie Niehaus all recorded wins in their respective divisions. Defending...
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Portsmouth City Council considering a resolution opposing a state law

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (WCHS) — Portsmouth City Council is considering whether to move forward a resolution opposing a recently passed bill by state lawmakers that prohibits the teaching of “divisive concepts.”. City leaders said House Bill 327 furthers discrimination, and the resolution is intended to let state lawmakers know...
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Clay 10, 11, 12 SB wins District 11

IRONTON — The Clay 10, 11, 12 year old little league softball team will represent District 11 in the 2022 Ohio state tournament following their district championship tournament win at Ironton over the weekend. Members of the Clay softball team include Kenzie Carter, Heidi Smith, Lillie Wolfenbarker, Khloe Adams,...
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CHILLICOTHE — If you poll members of the Portsmouth Post 23 American Legion Baseball team, they should simply tell you that their weekend was perfect. And, indeed on the diamond, it was. That’s because Post 23, in capturing the championship of the 11th annual Jim Jadwin Memorial Tournament in...
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Lucasville: What happened at the 1993 prison riot that was Ohio's longest and deadliest

In the state of Ohio, Lucasville remains synonymous with the state's largest-ever prison riot. On Easter Sunday of 1993, more than 400 inmates at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility there took over one of three main prison cellblocks. When the uprising in the L-block section ended 11 days later, one guard and nine inmates were dead.  ...
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