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Snow blast means long hours for road crews It would have been a little easier to deal with Mother Nature, if she had cooperated just ... Read more | Add your comment

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Teen dead in fatal crash

Troopers from the Ironton Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol were dispatched to the scene of a fatal crash at about 12:30 p.m. today ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. High water signs being stolen  | Add your comment
  2. Service stations cleared to become other business opportunities  | Add your comment
  3. Chesapeake man denies B&E charges  | Add your comment

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SOMC named to FORTUNE’s ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’

PORTSMOUTH — Southern Ohio Medical Center has once again been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE ... Read more | Add your comment

Woman, boyfriend admit to raping her young children

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after ... Read more | Add your comment

Church open as warming station

As of 12:30 p.m. AEP Ohio reports more than 2,800 people are still without power in Lawrence County. First Baptist Church in Ironton, located at ... Read more | Add your comment

Crews work to clear roadways

Lawrence County is on a level 2 snow emergency and more than 100 snowplow operators from the Ohio Department of Transportation – District 9 continue ... Read more | Add your comment

Winter outlook

Winter outlook

  The rain may have washed away the snow that often seemed close to paralyzing the area for the past two weeks. But that doesn’t ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Alleged murderer denies charges  | Add your comment
  2. Downtown building in code violation  | Add your comment
  3. SP village council meets for March  | Add your comment
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  5. Ironton monthly water bill date extended this month  | Add your comment
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  7. Proctorville officers get body cameras  | Add your comment
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  13. $7B budget adjusts training, credit card options  | Add your comment
  14. Community Mission Outreach gathers for special anniversary  | Add your comment


Bengals, Maualuga reach agreement on 3-year deal

Bengals, Maualuga reach agreement on 3-year deal

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals agreed to a three-year deal with Rey Maualuga on Thursday, keeping one of their top linebackers from leaving as a ... Read more | Add your comment

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Museum volunteer lauded

Colleagues recall Deer’s contributions to county   A leading light in the county’s historical society is being remembered for her contributions to the community. Naomi ... Read more | Add your comment

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Common sense must prevail

Wednesday’s steady rains caused flooding all over the county and region, making driving quite hazardous for many in the area. Later in the evening, the ... Read more | Add your comment


Since when is clothing news?

Somehow I managed to miss the first day of DressGate, and for that, I am truly ... Read more | Add your comment




The beginnings of a bridge that’s been around for four decades; a long-gone taxi service in Proctorville and onetime high school court stars make up ... Read more | Add your comment

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Protest against housing complex continues

ROME TOWNSHIP — A proposed project for senior citizens in Rome Township that neighbors there are fighting brought the protest once again before the Lawrence ... Read more | Add your comment