Political Stories

1859 John B. Gregory nominated for Board of Public Works
1875 Mr. George Johnson, Scioto County Rep. dies
1888 Honorable Daniel J. Ryan Runs for Secretary of State
1892 Thomas Henry Carter
1893 Hoke Smith, burned in effigy
1895 John W. Barge Runs for Governor
  Portsmouth Republican
  Leonidas Pyles Has Township in a Muddle
  Former Governor Campbell Visits Portsmouth
  Scioto County Clerk of Courts Investigated
1896 Elias Simpson Owns Half of Township
1897 Senators Hanna & Thurston "Rotten Egged"
1898 Republican Convention
1901 Republican Election
  Nash Wins Portsmouth
1902 James W. Newman Dies
  Festus Walters Nominated for Judge
1904 Henry T. Bannon for Congress
1905 H. S. Grimes Meets with President Roosevelt
1906 Congressman Bannon Nominated
  T. H. B. Jones Nominated for Congress
1908 Scioto County Goes Dry
1911 Portsmouth Citizens Get Caught Selling Votes
  Vote Sellers Plead Guilty
1915 Governor Frank B. Willis and Senator Warren G. Harding in Portsmouth
  Mayor Jacob C. Messer dies
1916 Allen L. Benson, Presidental Candidate campaigns in Portsmouth
1920 Ohio Favors Warren G. Harding
1923 Elmer Dover
1926 Joseph E. Cross Files for Secretary of State
1932 Andy Crowe Starts 40th Year as Trustee
1933 Conrad Roth reappointed to state conservation council
1934 Judge Horace Small Arrested
  Judge James Thomas Picked
1937 Judge Clears Noisy Shoe Workers from Court
1938 Disbarrment Proceeding Against Edward Lamb
  Governor Davey Gets Booed in Portsmouth
1957 Roy Vastine Becomes Auditor