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Livestock Show set for fairgrounds

Event will run from July 14-16 ROME TOWNSHIP — When it was announced in May that the Lawrence ... Read more | Add your comment

DeWine unveils guidelines for schools reopening

Masks required for faculty, strongly advised for students third grade and up COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ... Read more | Add your comment

Four decades of service

Bowman retires after being with IPD, sheriff’s office After four decades in law enforcement, Chris Bowman is bowing ... Read more | Add your comment

Museum showcases 160 years of local history

By Taylor Burnette The Ironton Tribune Ceredo home dates back to town’s abolitionist beginnings CEREDO, W.Va. — Another ... Read more | Add your comment


James Burns: Love story comes from war

This is the story of John and Eliza. It is a Civil War love story. It is also a story of war, death, disease, and ... Read more | Add your comment

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Tim Throckmorton: Starting off on the right foot!

It was Founding Father George Mason, who helped write the Constitution in 1787 and aided in crafting the original Constitution of Virginia back in 1776, ... Read more | Add your comment

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Don Lee: Automated take off, landing a boon to pilots

As I was reading about Airbus research into automated take off and landing, I remembered my son-in-law, Riley Stevens, telling me about his automated landing ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:29 pm


MJ Wixsom: Gorilla Glue attracts dogs, can have fatal results

Felix is a cute, almost two-year-old small border collie mix. He was in for annual vaccinations, when his mom mentioned that, four days ago, he ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:27 pm


Patti Howerton: Different type of treats for your table

Want to raise some eyebrows? This week’s recipes are just the thing for conversations of how and what is that? We will keep it a ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 3, 2020 11:25 pm


Wayne National Forest prepares to open campsites

NELSONVILLE — The Wayne National Forest is working hard to reopen camping sites and facilities in time for Independence Day Weekend. The following sites will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 4:29 pm


Patrol warns against drinking and driving this Fourth of July

OSHP made over 700 OVI stops in 2019 The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be out on the highways cracking down on impaired drivers during ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 1:22 am


Funding available to expand community WIFI in Appalachian Ohio

Foundation for Appalachian Ohio and AEP Ohio announce new funding opportunity to increase Internet access NELSONVILLE — Through a partnership between the Foundation for Appalachian ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:48 am


USDA Forest Service seeks applicants for Landscape Scale Restoration Grants

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service Eastern Region is requesting applications for the FY 2021 Landscape Scale Restoration (LSR) competitive grant program. The LSR ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:45 am


Feeding the needy: Ironton Lawrence CAO hosts food giveaway

By Austin Johnson For The Ironton Tribune SOUTH POINT — Ironton Lawrence County Community Action Organization partnered with the Ohio Food Bank Thursday morning to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:32 am


Two arrested on drug charges

SOUTH POINT — Two people were arrested on Thursday morning after a months-long investigation into drug trafficking. Around 9 a.m., members of the Lawrence County ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:31 am


South Point gets $200,000 for community center

Will be used to modernize building The village of South Point will be receiving $200,000 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for renovating its ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:26 am


Chesapeake resident named to Harding University dean’s list

SEARCY, ARKANSAS — Andrew Miller, Sophomore exercise science major, is among more than 1,500 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:23 am


Expanding its footprint: Central Hardware grows into Kresge building

Central Hardware & Furniture continues to expand its retail space with the purchase of the old Kresge store on Third Street in downtown Ironton. The ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:17 am


School news

Miami University names local to dean’s list OXFORD — Kalee Gannon was named to the dean’s list at Miami University for the 2019-20 spring semester. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:14 am


Jim Crawford: ‘The Last Hurrah’ for outdated values

In 1956, Edwin O’Connor wrote a best-selling political novel about the end of an era in American politics. “The Last Hurrah” takes notice that, in ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:12 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Ohio may likely regret fireworks legalization

Iowa was another state, like Ohio, who decided to legalize fireworks in 2017 and have regretted that action ever since. Most of Iowa’s larger cities ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:11 am


Editorial: Funds will be put to good use

On Thursday, it was announced that the village of South Point will be receiving $200,000 in funding from the state for the purpose of improving ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:07 am


Johnson, Brown introduce broadband legislation proposals

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, introduced the Wireless Broadband Competition and Efficient Deployment Act this week as part of what he said is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:01 am


Huntington dance studio takes to the great outdoors in Lawrence County

By Taylor Burnette The Ironton Tribune CHESAPEAKE — A Huntington, West Virginia, dance studio has adapted by taking their classes outside, and across the Ohio ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 3, 2020 12:00 am


Tennessee fugitive arrested in Ironton

A woman wanted out of Tennessee on a weapons charge was arrested in Ironton on Wednesday. At 8 a.m., the Ironton Police Department and the ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:23 pm


State sets ups color-coded COVID-19 health advisory system

Lawrence County is in second alert level of four-level system COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled a color-coded health advisory system on Thursday, designed ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Thursday, July 2, 2020 5:09 pm


Powerball winner Whittaker dies at 72

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Andrew “Jack” Whittaker Jr., whose life became rife with setbacks and tragedy after winning a record $315 million Powerball jackpot on ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, July 2, 2020 4:44 pm


Tom Purcell: We grow wiser by giving ourselves to the elderly

Pope Francis couldn’t have said it better. During Monday’s Angelus prayer in St. Peter’s Square, he told the crowd not to toss out older family ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, July 2, 2020 3:24 pm

Coal Grove

Coal Grove residents could see discolored water after line repair on Sunset Drive

Some residents of Coal Grove are likely to see discolored water after the repair of a two-inch water line on Sunset Drive. Discolored water is ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 10:54 am


Reds to host free fireworks show Friday at Coney Island

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds and PNC Bank are excited to offer a free Reds, White & Blue drive-in fireworks show at Coney Island on ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, July 2, 2020 12:02 am


Editorial: Two who served city well

Over this last week, the Ironton Police Department said good-bye and paid tribute to two men who, combined, had nearly seven decades of service to ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:23 am