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March 2, 2008 1:45 PM

A response from Portsmouth, Ohio

Posted by David Postman

I got an e-mail from someone in Portsmouth commenting on my post about the little town on the Ohio River.

The portrayal of our city is not necessarily off, but political races, gas prices, and a brief visit by a former president are just ripples compared to the waves of volunteer hours, financial sacrifice, and fresh vision that is being invested by the citizens of this community who are determined to make this a better place to live, work, and play. While the campaigns roll on, our sleeves roll up! As president of the Main Street Portsmouth board of directors I am proud of the potential that lies, hidden to most eyes, smoldering like an ember waiting for breath. Hopefully you will visit our town in the next few years, asking a clerk in a convenience store to ensure you are in the correct place. Thanks

Craig DeAtley
General Manager
DeAtley's Greenhouse

Portsmouth was my favorite stop on my Ohio tour. I could have spent hours just sitting in the music store. I made a point of going back through on my way back from Hanging Rock. It was my second visit to the Ohio River Valley. I was on the Kentucky side a few years back. I hope I get the chance to go again some day and see what's happening there.

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