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ARC co-chair visits projects up close

Manchin visits with CCTC, CAO GETAWAY — The head of the Appalachian Regional Commission paid a visit to ... Read more | Add your comment

Six decades of service

Burcham retires from public office and Proctorville council PROCTORVILLE — When Dale Burcham retired from Proctorville’s village council ... Read more | Add your comment

Here’s the beef

Fair hosts condensed, one-day cattle show The beef shows on Wednesday had less participants that most years, mainly ... Read more | Add your comment

4-Hers show chickens at fair

ROME TOWNSHIP — The first animal competition took place on Saturday at the Lawrence County Fair, the day ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Veterinarian has to have many skills

One of the things that I love about my job is the wide variety of patients and cases that I see. This is not the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Guest Columnist.

News

Ohio doctor convicted of overprescribing painkillers, fraud

TOLEDO (AP) — A doctor who portrayed himself as an advocate for patients who need legitimate pain treatment has been convicted of overprescribing painkillers. A ... Read more | Add your comment

by Associated Press.

Marshall University

Herd’s Salguero named to Rimington Trophy watch list

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall center Alex Salguero was named to the national watch list for the Rimington Trophy on Friday, an award that honors the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:17 am

Ashland, KY

Work under way on U.S. 23 turn lane project

Watch for lane, shoulder closures near Raceland RACELAND, Ky. — Work’s under way on a $275,000 Kentucky Department of Highways project to extend U.S. 23 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

Foundation receives $50K for African American Community Fund

NELSONVILLE — The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio’s African American Community Fund (AACF) is among 20 nonprofit funds receiving a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Bank ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in settlement in Ohio bribery case

CINCINNATI (AP) — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted to riveting new details of its role ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

Man arraigned on charges from Monday night chase

On Thursday morning, the man who led police on a high-speed chase through two states was arraigned in the Ironton Municipal Court. Adam W. Ray, ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

AG Yost inks a $26B deal with major drug companies that fueled opioid epidemic

COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost on Wednesday announced a historic $26 billion nationwide agreement with the three largest distributors of opioids and Johnson ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

Local veteran of Normandy dies at 98

Rudmann was POW after D-Day A local hero from the Greatest Generation of World War II has passed. Lawrence Rudmann Sr., of Ironton, was a ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

Enjoying the park

Groups help kids reconnect after pandemic The South Point Village Park on Tuesday was filled with kids taking part in Impact Prevention’s summer programs. Besides ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

News

GALLERY: Pets of the Tri-State

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by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Chesapeake

Chesapeake mayor recall effort ruled invalid

CHESAPEAKE — A petition to recall Chesapeake’s mayor has been ruled invalid by the Lawrence County Prosecutor. Terry Griffith, of Chesapeake, a former council member, ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Reds

Reds rally by Cardinals, 6-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tyler Stephenson hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-5 win over the St. ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Editorials

EDITORIAL: A local hero passes

The city of Ironton lost a true hero of the ages when Lawrence Rudmann died this week at age 98. A veteran of World War ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Gallery

GALLERY: Faith and Funfest

Impact Prevention and Parks aLive hosted a Faith and Funfest in South Park for children including a look at first responder equipment and free snacks. Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, July 24, 2021 12:00 am

Ohio State

Big Ten chasing Buckeyes again for league title

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There aren't many revelations to be learned about Ohio State’s recent dominance in the Big Ten. But say the school’s name to Indiana ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:59 pm

Ohio State

Big Ten sets COVID protocols; OSU trio preseason all-league

Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren said the conference will take a “decentralized” approach to COVID-19 protocols by allowing each school to put in place its ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:57 pm

Sports

NFL teams face forfeits, no pay for COVID outbreaks

NFL teams that experience a COVID-19 outbreak among nonvaccinated players could forfeit regular-season games, with players on both teams not getting paid. Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:57 pm

Sports

Ladies 9-Hole League welcomes back Fox

PINE GROVE — As the Sweathog foursome said to their teacher Mr. Kotter in the old TV show, “Welcome back.” Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:56 pm

Sports

Blue Jackets Schedule

Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Hockey 2021-22 Schedule Oct. 14 Arizona Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:55 pm

Browns

Browns’ WR great Speedie finally gets spot into HOF

CLEVELAND (AP) — Mac Speedie spent his life overcoming hurdles both physical and figurative. He's about to clear another. Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:54 pm

Browns

Mayfield not stressing about contract situation

GATES MILLS, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield is letting everyone else stress over his contract situation and future with the Browns. He’s got other priorities. Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:52 pm

Ironton Tigers

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by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:51 pm

Sports

Cleveland will replace Indians nickname with Guardians

CLEVELAND (AP) — While riding his bike over a bridge across the Cuyahoga River near Progressive Field, Indians owner Paul Dolan rarely paid much attention ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 23, 2021 11:49 pm

Columnists

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown: Protecting the ‘Made in the USA’ brand

Ohioans look for the “Made in the USA” label, because they want their dollars to support our economy, and they know it means a quality ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:00 am

News

KBC recruiting summer blood donors to donate

Two cars being given away as reward LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky Blood Center is encouraging blood donors to give blood during the summer months, which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:00 am

News

Donation made for rescued beagles

Charleston, West Virginia shop Kin Ship Goods announced it raised $3,266 from sales of its T-shirts to go to Pitiful Paws rescue group. The funds ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 23, 2021 12:00 am