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Construction begins at St. Mary’s medical campus in Ironton

Ralph Kline, Ironton-Lawrence County CAO assistant executive director, presents a check for $2 million to Lawrence County Commission President Les Boggs. Also pictured are senior leaders from St. Mary’s Medical Center, LEDC, The Lawrence County Commission, Peoples Bank and the Lawrence County Port Authority. The Lawrence County Commission loaned the money to help secure the land for the site and the money recently paid back to the commission was part of overall financing for the project provided by Peoples Bank.

IRONTON — St. Mary’s Medical Campus Ironton took another major step forward as the general contractor for construction moved on-site to start construction of the multi-million dollar medical campus with a 24/7 emergency department.

The general contractor for construction is R. W. Setterlin of Columbus. The entire project is expected to be complete and open in the Spring of 2012.

The Ironton-Lawrence County CAO and St. Mary’s Medical Center are partnering to build the campus with help from the Lawrence County Commission, the LEDC and the Lawrence County Port Authority.

The CAO and St. Mary’s recently gave the Lawrence County Commission a $2 million check that serves as a repayment for the loan used to secure property for the project.