The wearing o’ the green


“Irish” of all ages turned out Saturday for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade through downtown Portsmouth. The sound of bagpipes by the Cyril Scott Band (above) was again a crowd-pleaser. Among those braving chilly temperatures to enjoy the event were (top, from left) 6-year-old Charlie and 4-year-old Luke Cooper of Portsmouth, 4-year-old Peyton Conley of Lucasville, and County Tipperary native and grand marshall Mark Cardosi.

Elegant Miss Mya Hill

6-year-old Charlie and 4-year-old Luke Cooper of Portsmouth

4-year-old Peyton Conley of Lucasville

County Tipperary native and grand marshall Mark Cardosi

Kayla Volland and Kimberly Crawford, both of Wheelersburg

Erin Conley, 9, of Sciotoville

Kourtney Brown of Minford with son Anderson, 1, and daughter Adalynn, 5

Tye Jones, 7, of Portsmouth, with 6-year-old Kelvyn and 4-year-old Ariyah Purcell of South Webster

Ginger Maillet (back) and Bea Maillet of Portsmouth

“Irish” of all ages turned out Saturday for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade through downtown Portsmouth. The sound of bagpipes by the Cyril Scott Band was again a crowd-pleaser, and royalty from across Scioto County waved to the crowd.