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Fun Fridays: Volunteers, donations create neighborhood activities for children

For the past three months, children in Ironton have been treated to an opportunity for fun each week, ... Read more | Add your comment

Concerns raised on upkeep at cemetery

Trustee meeting set for Thursday Tall grass and upkeep at Woodland Cemetery have been the subject of concerns ... Read more | Add your comment

A tremendous legacy — South Point couple remembered for work on DD issues, love of family

SOUTH POINT — Those who knew and worked with LoRena and Steve Cahal recall two people who were ... Read more | Add your comment

Dawson-Bryant students mark 9-11 anniversary

DEERING — Every year, Dawson-Bryant Elementary school commemorates the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks with an ... Read more | Add your comment


Several Ohio groups oppose bill to freeze school assessments during pandemic

By The Center Square COLUMBUS — As Ohio schools, parents, students and teachers continue to navigate through COVID-19 restrictions, adjustments and challenges, the public needs ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


Lawrence County Developmental Disabilities sells building to Autism Services Center

Lawrence County Developmental Disabilities sold their Early Childhood Center facility located at 1749 Co. Rd. 1, South Point, to the Autism Services Center of Huntington. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.


Ohio ITT students to receive $20.6M secured by Yost

Students of the former for-profit school were victims of predatory loan practices COLUMBUS — Attorney General Dave Yost has secured $20.6 million in debt relief ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:54 am


Diabetes self-management telephone class to begin Oct. 7

Wellness classes provided by the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) have started back up after a time off due to the coronavirus pandemic. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:48 am


Trustees talk about mowing issues at Woodland Cemetery

After initially only letting in five people at a time at their Thursday meeting, the Woodland Cemetery Trustees came outside the cemetery’s brick office to ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:36 am


Editorial: Safe fun for end of season

This summer has seen a lot of cancellations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Regular attractions such as the Lawrence County Fair were canceled and the ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:34 am


Residents hope to inspire others

Highlight number of hours being sober FRANKLIN FURNACE — September is National Recovery Month and STAR Community Justice Center is highlighting the positive achievements of ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:14 am


ARTS & CULTURE: American Routes to begin airing on WOUB FM today

Replaces cancelled ‘Live from Here with Chris Thile’ ATHENS — WOUB FM will begin airing a new music program at 6 p.m. today. American Routes ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:09 am


FOOD: Big Boy combats pandemic difficulties with new items, classic service

By Jeremy Holtzapfel The Ironton Tribune Frisch’s Big Boy has only been on Ninth Street in Ironton since 2014 but it’s held a special place ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:05 am


Marietta College enrolls local students for fall

MARIETTA — When in-person classes began for the 2020 fall semester, Marietta College welcomed approximately 375 new students who are studying in one of the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:02 am


Brown calls for more support for schools during pandemic

Senator says Republicans continue to stall WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, hosted a news conference on Wednesday in which he demanded President ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:00 am


Nora Swango Stanger: The gift of time

What kind of present to you give a person who is 88 years old? I was struggling with this dilemma and asked my mom prior ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, September 19, 2020 12:00 am

Coal Grove

Names released in fatal Coal Grove crash

COAL GROVE — Two people were reported dead following a two-vehicle crash in Coal Grove on Wednesday. According to Trooper Darrin Webb of the Ohio ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Friday, September 18, 2020 5:41 pm


Scavenger hunt to provide socially-distanced family fun

AID TOWNSHIP — Those looking to get out this weekend, enjoy the countryside and take part in a safe, socially-distanced activity will have an opportunity ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Friday, September 18, 2020 4:28 pm

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COVID-19 case reported at Burlington Elementary

BURLINGTON —South Point Local Schools announced on Friday that an individual has tested positive for COVID-19 at Burlington Elementary School “We immediately began working with ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, September 18, 2020 4:23 pm


Nina Keller: Help available as Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7

Are you a Medicare beneficiary? Are you aware that open enrollment for some Medicare benefits ends Dec. 7? Open enrollment is the time of the ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:53 am


Mayfield, Chubb lead Browns over Bengals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield found Odell Beckham Jr. and maybe some of his missing swagger. Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for two ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:32 am

Chesapeake Panthers

Pointers start fast to down Panthers, 6-2

SOUTH POINT — This time, there was no tape delay for the South Point Pointers. Playing well from start to finish, the Pointers posted a 6-2 ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:30 am

South Point Pointers

Ellison leads Lady Pointers’ romp

SOUTH POINT — It was time to step up or step back. After losing 2-1 at Fairland on Tuesday, the South Point Lady Pointers’ coach Erin ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:28 am

Coal Grove Hornets

Lady Hornets fall at Gallipolis

GALLIPOLIS — It’s tough to dethrone a defending champion, especially if they have won five straight Ohio Valley Conference titles. That happened to be the case ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, September 18, 2020 12:26 am


South Point schedules yard sale, clean up

Third food truck rally is today SOUTH POINT — The village of South Point has announced its upcoming yard sale and clean up day. Mayor ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:35 pm

Coal Grove

Two DBHS students test positive for COVID-19

COAL GROVE — Dawson-Bryant schools announced on Wednesday that two students in the district have tested positive for COVID-19. According to a Facebook post by ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Thursday, September 17, 2020 1:31 pm


Phone callers claims to raise funds for local fire, EMS

  Mac Yates, Lawrence County EMS executive director of operations, said they had heard that telemarketers, under the name of “Firefighters and EMS Fund,” are ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:00 am


Ohio judge derides restriction of one ballot box per county

COLUMBUS (AP) — A directive that restricted Ohio counties to one ballot drop box in November was arbitrary and unreasonable, a county judge ruled Tuesday, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:00 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Reforms should build on current health system

As a retired electrician, I understand how essential access to exceptional — and affordable — health coverage is for vital members of Ohio’s working men ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:52 am

Rock Hill Redmen

Redwomen tie Blue Angels in defensive soccer battle

PEDRO — Even when the Rock Hill Redwomen don’t play their best, they still play pretty well. Rock Hill was locked in a defensive battle on ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:31 am


Reds, Castillo blank Pirates 1-0 to sweep series

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati’s Luis Castillo pitched a masterful seven innings, Shogo Akiyama drove in the game’s only run, and the Reds extended their winning ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:33 pm