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News in Brief – 5/23/12

Water meter changes slated

Contractors for the City of Ironton working on the Automated Water Meter Project will change water meters tonight into Thursday morning that may cause low pressure or a brief water outage for some homes and businesses in the city. The work will take place between the hours of 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. Thursday morning.

The areas that may be affected include:

• Ironton Hills Plaza

• Lawrence Street

• Yellow Branch Road

• Deep Cut Road

• Orchard Hollow

Residents and businesses in these areas are asked to please minimize water usage during this time and be aware that low pressure or a brief water outage is possible. Questions regarding this project or information relating to your water services should be directed to the City of Ironton. Ironton Water Department 740-532-3412.


Ironton Rotary Club Annual Nursing Scholarship.

The Ironton Rotary Club has a long-standing tradition of annually helping two junior or senior class nursing students attain their goal of becoming a registered nurse with a four-year degree.

The club will award two $500 scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year to students who have the academic standing and can show a need for assistance. In addition, each scholarship recipient will also receive $200 for textbook/fee expenses.

If you are from and living in Lawrence County, and you will be a junior or senior in a four year nursing program in the 2012-13 academic year, you are eligible to apply for the nursing scholarship.

Scholarship applications can be obtained by sending an email request to irontonrotaryclub@gmail.com or by writing to Ironton Rotary Club, P.O. Box 432, Ironton, OH 45638. The deadline for applications will be July 18.


Historical society to host walking tour Saturday

The Lawrence County Historical Society will host a walking tour of the Rankin Historic district, Saturday.

The tour will begin and end at the historical Museum at 506 S. Sixth St. Society volunteers will be portray noted abolitionist, the Rev. John Rankin and his granddaughter, Elizabeth Gray.

The historic homes will not be open to visitors but brief descriptions will be given to all those who pass by. The tour will begin at 5p.m. and will last two hours.

Jim Monte will share his John Campbell collection, including the compass that was used to map out the City of Ironton.