Scioto County, OH

Deputies Save Rehab Patient From Suicide

A sharp-eyed railroad maintenance worker helped save the life of a troubled man just after noon. The Railroad Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office at noon and asked them to check on a man on the track under the Greenup Dam. Deputies caught up with the man at the park...
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Teen Asks for Help – CPS Says No

A desperate teenager contacted the Sheriff’s Office about a bad situation at home just before 11 pm. She said her father called her at work and cussed her out and she just can’t take it anymore. She said he had been extremely verbally abusive towards her for several days and that she doesn’t feel safe returning home.
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Forged in tradition: Carter builds successful blacksmithing business in southern Ohio

In the words of American author Mark Twain, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”. Nestled deep in the southern Ohio hills of Scioto County where the woods are thick and the hollows long, a local man has built a successful business that began with a simple hammer, an anvil and a forge that he built himself using a metal coffee can.

David E. Spears

Retired Scioto County Judge David E. Spears, age 78, passed away peacefully at his home in The Villages, Florida, on June 18, 2022 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was born in Ironton, Ohio on February 25, 1944. David was humbled and proud to serve as a judge in Scioto County...

Investing in adventure: How Portsmouth hopes improved trails, parks, and opportunities turn their community into a destination

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — On a summer morning, there are few places Logan Minter and Wendi Waugh would rather be than on their bikes, riding through the Scioto County wilderness. Both members of Portsmouth Connex, they’ve spent years trying to highlight the outdoor opportunities their community has to offer and advocating for more infrastructure to encourage even more activity. Now, with dozens coming to enjoy their local parks, trails and events, they said they’re starting to see that work pay off.

Frantz reflects on Northwest life

McDERMOTT — First, there was Roy Rogers most associated with the Northwest quadrant of Scioto County. Then, for the last 34 years in the Northwest Local School District, there’s been Dave Frantz. Indeed, as The Beach Boys once sang, “Be true to your school”. And, if...

24 New Scioto County Grand Jury Indictments

Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the Scioto County Grand Jury met and returned 24 Public Indictments. An indictment is not a conviction. All Defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:. ASHLEY DAWN HAMMONDS, 31. Portsmouth, Ohio, was indicted on:

24 indictments handed down

SCIOTO — Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the May term of the Scioto County Grand Jury met on June 24 and returned 24 Public Indictments. The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows:. ASHLEY DAWN HAMMONDS, 31. Portsmouth, Ohio, was indicted on:. Failure to Appear. MADELYNN...

Don’t Shoot People, Kids-Scioto County Sheriff’s Report

Children were reported shooting BB guns at other children. Confusion over a life flight. There’s also a man who says his dogs are okay, but someone online says he’s abusive. We break down the Scioto County Sheriff’s Daily Briefing. Don’t Shoot People, Kids. In West Portsmouth,...

Bears —oh my! Scioto residents report black bear sightings

SCIOTO—A handful of recent black bear sightings in the area have some residents wondering how to deter such unexpected guests from visiting their yards and property. Though black bear sightings in Scioto County are relatively rare when compared with sightings across other parts of the state, they aren’t entirely unheard of. According to statistics from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), black bear sightings typically peak from late May to early July, corresponding with the animals’ mating season.
Portsmouth Times

This crisis is far from over

If you live in Scioto County, the opioid epidemic has impacted your life. We know the damage of this epidemic better than most because as everyone knows, Scioto County is where it has done its worst. We’ve felt the pain addiction brings to communities to a greater degree than most counties can imagine.
Ironton Tribune

Brownfield remediation continues in Scioto County

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s Executive Branch announced last week the second round of grants for the Ohio Brownfield Remediation Program. The Scioto County project New Boston Coke Remediation is included among those receiving funding, with $4.7 awarded. “I’d like to thank Gov. DeWine, Lt. Gov. Husted and the Department...

Roe decision stokes opinions in community

SCIOTO—On Friday, The United States Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a ruling which has eliminated constitutional protections for those seeking abortion care has raised questions and debate among the community. It is now up to individual states to decide whether abortions can be legally performed...