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Fairland East Playground Fund awarded $5K grant from State Farm

ROME TOWNSHIP — The Fairland East Playground Fund is excited to announce that it has received a $5,000 ... Read more | Add your comment

At divided time, Ohio unites behind statue of John Glenn

COLUMBUS (AP) — Political divisions these days may be deep, but Ohioans never cease to agree on John ... Read more | Add your comment

Donations sought for shoe drive

The members of District 24 of the Order of the Eastern Star are finishing a shoe drive and ... Read more | Add your comment

PROFILE 2021: Key to the Future

In the two decades since its founding, The Point Industrial Park has brought numerous companies to Lawrence County, ... Read more | Add your comment

Education

Vocational school board meeting

The Lawrence County Joint Vocational School District will be having its February board meeting at 5 p.m. today on the main campus. Social distancing measures ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columnists

Denied a card, man thinks credit report is wrong

Dear Lawyer Mark: I am having trouble with a credit bureau over my file and I want to share this with you and your readers. ... Read more | Add your comment

by Guest Columnist.

News

LaRose says he opposes federal takeover of elections

COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose called on Thursday for the United States Congress to vote against House Resolution 1, a bill he ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, March 1, 2021 1:17 am

Ironton Tigers

Lady Tigers end season with win

The Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers had a happy ending. The Lady Tigers ended their season with a 51-20 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Portsmouth Lady ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Monday, March 1, 2021 12:52 am

Columnists

Tom Purcell: Finding the puppy solution

Coffee. I need coffee. And sleep. And food. I picked up my Lab puppy, Thurber, four days ago. I have spent every waking moment since ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

County-wide spaghetti dinner to benefit Kent Sanborn

PROCTORVILLE — The Fairland High School Student Council will be holding a drive-thru spaghetti dinner for Kent Sanborn on Thursday, March 4, from 5-8 p.m. Read more

by Chance Short, Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:36 pm

Ohio State

Garza, Weiskamp lead No. 9 Iowa over No. 4 Ohio State, 73-57

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Luka Garza rushed through a national TV interview after No. 9 Iowa routed No. 4 Ohio State on Sunday because he ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:53 pm

Reds

Votto solid but Reds lose spring opener to Indians, 5-1

Kyle Farmer doubled and scored on Votto’s single for Cincinnati. Votto had two of the Reds’ four hits. Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:53 pm

Columnists

If you fail, it just means it is time to pick yourself up

Do you know any successful people? If you do, chances are they haven’t always been successful. In fact, some of the most successful people in ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:20 am

News

United Way grant applications now open

The mission of United Way of the River Cities (UWRC) is to connect the community with resources to reduce poverty and improve lives. URWC envisions ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 28, 2021 1:11 am

Sports

Cold-shooting Flyers fall to Lions in sectional finals

The only thing that has been consistent about the 2020-21 basketball season has been its inconsistency. And the St. Joseph Flyers’ offense was a prime example. Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:37 am

Sports

Tigers rally in second half to down Vikings for sectional title

NEW BOSTON — It was the best of basketball, it was the worst of basketball. With apologies to Charles Dickens and his book “A Tale of ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:35 am

Marshall University

Thundering Herd slips past North Texas, 73-72

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—The Marshall University men’s basketball team defeated the University of North Texas Mean Green on Saturday afternoon with a final score of 73-72 at ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:34 am

News

‘Closer to getting our lives back’

As it has been for the past month, the gymnasium in the South Point Board of Education building was the site of a mass COVID-19 ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:09 am

Ironton Tigers

West tops Ironton in sectional finals

Jim Walker jim.walker@irontontribune.com WEST PORTSMOUTH — The Ironton Fighting Tigers couldn’t see the basket for the trees. Playing the tallest team they have faced all ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:21 am

Coal Grove Hornets

South Point holds off Coal Grove

SOUTH POINT — They say the third time’s the charm, but Coal Grove may disagree after falling short against the South Point Pointers for the ... Read more

by Chance Short, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:19 am

Fairland Dragons

Dragons rout Trojans for D3 sectional title

PROCTORVILLE — Someone call the Rome Fire Department! Clayton Thomas is on fire! The senior guard netted five 3-pointers in the first quarter alone for the ... Read more

by Chance Short, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:17 am

Sports

Sanborn more than just a photographer

It was 1982. A young, slender and clean shaven man came through the front doors of The Ironton Tribune. He spoke to one of the women ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:16 am

Chesapeake Panthers

Blankenship scored 33 but Panthers fall to Piketon in D3 sectional finals

PIKETON — The Chesapeake Panthers need more Levi Blankenships. Blankenship scored 33 points but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers lost 62-53 to the Piketon Redstreaks ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:15 am

Sports

Frank Martin ESBA basketball training camp set for March 1-5

The Frank Martin ballhandling and shooting camp will be held Monday through Friday at the 26th Street Baptist Church, 2510 10th Ave., Huntington, W.Va. Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:14 am

Fairland Dragons

Fuller extends his career at Shawnee St.

PROCTORVILLE — Trenton Fuller signed a scholarship on Tuesday to continue his bowling career with Shawnee State University. Fuller is a bowler for the Fairland Dragons ... Read more

by Chance Short, Saturday, February 27, 2021 1:13 am

News

COVID-19 map sees slight improvements

COLUMBUS — Ohio’s COVID-19 map saw some improvements after several weeks with no change. At his news conference on Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:41 pm

News

Huntington native releases debut album of new band

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Andrea Anderson has been playing music for a long time and, last month, she released the debut CD of her new band, ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Friday, February 26, 2021 2:37 pm

News

Ohio is first state to sue Census Bureau over delay in data

COLUMBUS — Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:30 am

News

Ohio Valley Physicians gets telemedicine service grant for Lawrence, other counties

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Kentucky announced today over $2 million in telemedicine and distance learning investments across the area, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, February 26, 2021 6:30 am

Sports

Webb wins weekly RSC honors

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Dean Martin used to do a television show where a celebrity was “roasted” each week. Taylor Webb decided to “roast” Rio Grande opponents ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, February 26, 2021 1:25 am

Columnists

Jeri Fields: Workers in your home and Social Security

Do you plan to pay a cleaning person, cook, gardener, babysitter or other household worker at least $2,300 in 2021? This amount includes any cash ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 am