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Every cloud has a silver lining

Ironton and Lawrence County residents have shouldered some daunting news lately:<!—->.

Friday, February 02, 2001

Ironton and Lawrence County residents have shouldered some daunting news lately:

– The closure of Ironton Iron and other plants sent the city budget spiraling, and prompted proposals ranging from temporary tax measures to city layoffs.

– River Valley Health System’s shutdown put more than 400 more people on the unemployment line.

– One of the coldest winters ever, coupled with rising costs of electricty, meant grim faces in almost every household.

Yet, in the wake of all the bad news, there’s a ray of sunshine. The annual Ironton High School musical, a tradition many people throughout the Tri-State look forward to, is right around the corner.

Ironton High School will present "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" at the auditorium March 30-31 at 8 p.m. and April 1 at 2 p.m. Admission for adults is $5, and $2 for students.

So, in a couple months, cast off your cares for a day and join the students at Ironton High. They put on a show that’s phenomenal each and every year.

And this year, we can use something to look forward to seeing.