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More than just statistics

Family members recall experience of losing loved ones to COVID-19 EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, daily deaths in the ... Read more | Add your comment

A bridge to the past

Monday marked four years since the closure of the old Ironton-Russell bridge and the opening of the Oakley ... Read more | Add your comment

Raising spirits for Thanksgiving

SOUTH POINT — On Thursday, members of the South Hills Longbeards chapter of the National Wild Turkey federation ... Read more | Add your comment

Rustic Beauty carves out a space downtown

Downtown Ironton got a new shop on Wednesday, offering two different types of products. Rustic Beauty is located ... Read more | Add your comment

Chesapeake

Chesapeake tree lighting event canceled

CHESAPEAKE — For the first time since its inception more than 25 years ago, the annual Chesapeake tree lighting event is canceled. Dick Gilpin, with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Heath Harrison.

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in county

At their meeting on Tuesday, the Lawrence County Commissioners discussed the COVID-19 situation with Lawrence County Health Department director Georgia Dillon. On Nov. 22, the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Mark Shaffer.

Rock Hill Redmen

Redwomen lose heartbreaker

With the game tied and five seconds to play, Hannah Jakes hit two foul shots to give the River Valley Lady Raiders a 45-43 win ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, November 29, 2020 12:13 am

Coal Grove Hornets

Lady Hornets rally past Lady Senators

Trailing by four points heading into the fourth quarter, the Lady Hornets outscored the Portsmouth West Lady Senators 23-7 and came away with a season-opening ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:19 pm

Ohio State

COVID outbreak may put Buckeyes’ season in jeopardy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials say they are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, November 28, 2020 7:18 pm

News

Library, downtown businesses offering Story Walk

While COVID-19 has led to cancellations and scaling down of traditional holiday events this year, there will still be safe events for families to enjoy ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:54 am

News

Harvest for the Hungry distributes food to hundreds for Thanksgiving

Harvest for the Hungry food pantry director Diane Porter said cars began lining up four hours ahead of the start of their Thanksgiving food giveaway ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:50 am

Editorials

Editorial: Shop local this season

Today is Small Business Saturday and, like everything else this year, it has been retooled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With restrictions in place, a ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:46 am

News

Pandemic postpones national math, reading tests until 2022

COLUMBUS (AP) — National reading and math tests long used to track what U.S. students know in those subjects are being postponed from next year ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:36 am

News

Rock Hill schools to host Christmas drive-through event

Each building in the Rock Hill Local Schools campus will be decorated for the holiday season and the community is invited to a drive through ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:34 am

News

Money promised to combat U.S. overdose crisis sits unused

(AP) — When it filed for bankruptcy last year, Purdue Pharma agreed to an innovative plan: It would make $200 million available immediately to help ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:32 am

Lifestyles

ARTS AND CULTURE: Bare featured on two upcoming tribute albums

NASHVILLE — Country Music Hall of Fame member and Lawrence County native Bobby Bare will be among the many big names featured on upcoming tribute ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:03 am

News

DeWine sees growing criticism from fellow Republicans

COLUMBUS (AP) — For months, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine steered clear of second-guessing President Donald Trump, a fellow Republican, despite their polar-opposite responses to the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, November 28, 2020 12:00 am

Ohio State

COVID-19 deals Buckeyes their first setback

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 3 Ohio State’s game at Illinois on Saturday has been canceled because the Buckeyes have had a spike of COVID-19 ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 27, 2020 11:02 pm

Ironton Tigers

Seniors leaving impressive legacy on Ironton football program

When the Division 5 state championship game ended last Saturday, it didn’t just mark the end of the football season for the Ironton Fighting Tigers. Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 27, 2020 9:51 pm

Ohio State

Buckeyes head to Illinois without coach Day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Justin Fields and Ohio State are scoring points by the truckload, as expected, but cracks in the defense have made for ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 27, 2020 9:44 pm

Bengals

Burrow-less Bengals face playoff seeking Giants

COLUMBUS (AP) — Despite losing their first five games and starting 3-7, the New York Giants find themselves in a surprising playoff derby in the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 27, 2020 9:42 pm

Browns

Injuries, virus thin Browns’ defense

CLEVELAND (AP) — Olivier Vernon’s dominating, three-sack performance last week resulted in an award for the Browns defensive end — and a plea from one ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 27, 2020 9:41 pm

Sports

Notre Dame beats Tar Heels, 31-17

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book kept No. 2 Notre Dame’s offense moving while the Fighting Irish defense locked down Sam Howell and No. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 27, 2020 9:39 pm

Marshall University

Herd opens season with win over Red Wolves

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team (1-0) opened the 2020-21 season with a 70-56 win over the Arkansas Red Wolves (0-1) ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, November 27, 2020 9:37 pm

Columnists

WWI ace Rickenbacker survived a crash in the Pacific

This week, we will again learn more about Ohio’s other WWI ace, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker. As we learned last week, he lost his father at ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, November 27, 2020 4:57 pm

Lifestyles

Giving thanks doesn’t end when Thanksgiving is over

I love Thanksgiving time because it’s a time for me to remember all that God has given me and to thank Him for it. The ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, November 27, 2020 4:53 pm

Columnists

Being thankful in 2020

This year is rough, no question about it. But Thanksgiving is the time to be appreciative of all that we have. It is also the ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, November 27, 2020 4:50 pm

News

Sharon Jenkins

Sharon Jenkins Sharon Louise Jenkins, 65, of Ironton, died on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. Sharon is survived by her husband, Stephen Jenkins. Grave service will ... Read more

by Obituaries, Friday, November 27, 2020 3:33 pm

News

Pamela Henson

Pamela Kay Henson, 79, of Huntington, West Virginia, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, Huntington, West Virginia. She is survived by ... Read more

by Obituaries, Friday, November 27, 2020 3:33 pm

News

GOP clashes as deadline to repeal tainted bailout law nears

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hopes of repealing an energy bailout law are in danger at the Ohio Statehouse as Republican lawmakers argue sharply different positions ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 27, 2020 2:03 pm

COVID-19

Ohio’s oldest death-row inmate likely died from coronavirus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The oldest inmate on Ohio’s death row has died, and a prison spokesperson said it was likely due to the coronavirus. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, November 27, 2020 1:56 pm