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Scioto County Set to Open Female Jail

Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman stated that his office is one of six local jails to receive funding under Senate Bill 310.   There were over 50 applications competing for this funding. A total of $50 million was allocated to support local jail renovations in Senate Bill 310 which was passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed by...

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Restaurant Report Card for November 2021

The information for the Restaurant Report Card comes from the Portsmouth Health Department. The results are in random order and not "ranked". Not all restaurants are inspected every month. These inspections occurred within the last 30 days. Health Code violations are separated by "Critical" and "Non-Critical". This report is not...

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Dollar Tree Raising Prices

With the competitive retail environment, Dollar Tree is raising prices on several items. "Over the past several weeks, we have begun to implement price increases to take into account the increased cost of purchasing commodities as well as the cost to acquire and deliver to our stores," company spokeswoman Valerie...

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27 New Scioto County Grand Jury Indictments

Shane A. Tieman, Scioto County Prosecutor announced today that the Scioto County Grand Jury met and returned  27 Public Indictments and 3 Secret Indictments.  An indictment is not a conviction. All parties are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The Defendants Indicted are charged as follows: BRIAN CRAWFORD, 39 Lucasville, Ohio,...

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Domestic Violence Victim Won’t Press Charges

A domestic violence victim refused to press charges and clerks were assaulted by nail polish wielding customers.  We break down the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing. Domestic Violence Victim Doesn’t Want Charges Just after noon, the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office told PPD a woman was screaming on the line that...

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Police Respond To Shots Overnight

A car crash closes Mabert Road and officers investigate shots fired overnight. We hit the highlights of the Portsmouth Police Chief’s Daily Briefing.  Crash Closes Mabert Road A crash shut down part of Mabert Road for more than three hours. Just after 9:22 pm, police responded to a report of...

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