About Us

The Ironton Tribune/Tri-State Living
211 Center Street
P.O. Box 647
Ironton, OH 45638

PHONE: 740-532-1441

The Ironton Tribune started publication on Aug. 1, 1928, when the Irontonian and the Ironton Register were merged into one publication. The Register was founded in 1850 and the Irontonian in 1874. The Ironton Tribune moved from Railroad St. in downtown Ironton to its location at 2903 S. Fifth St. in 1974. In 2021, The Ironton Tribune moved back to historic downtown Ironton to its current location, 211 Center St.

The Ironton Tribune, owned and operated by Ironton Publications, Inc. strives to be the number one source for news, sports and advertising in all of Lawrence County, Ohio, and the surrounding communities of Ashland, Ky., and Huntington, W.Va. The Ironton Tribune offers the best news, sports and marketing coverage in these areas. Its products reach more than 75 percent of households in a month. Additionally, a bi-monthly lifestyle magazine, Tri-State Living, showcases all the great people and places in the communities we serve throughout the region. The Ironton Tribune also produces and prints several niche products and special sections throughout the year.

Editions of The Ironton Tribune are published Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Reader services

Main switchboard (740) 532-1445
Circulation Ext. 220
Obits, Calendar Ext. 223
Advertising Ext. 207
Customer service hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.


Call or e-mail the following newsroom employees with story ideas, news tips or comments about coverage:

James Walker : Sports Editor

James Walker

Sports Editor

Ext. 209
Mark Shaffer : Reporter

Mark Shaffer


Ext. 223
Heath Harrison : Community Editor

Heath Harrison

Community Editor

Ext. 214


To place advertising or request rate information, contact:
Advertising Director

Christie Coleman : Marketing Specialist

Christie Coleman

Marketing Specialist

Ext. 207


To become a print customer or get a printing quote for your publication, contact:



To start a subscription or have questions about your delivery, contact:

MacLean James : Administrative Assistant

MacLean James

Administrative Assistant


Subscription rates

Local Mail Delivery, 1 month $10.95
Local Mail Delivery, 3 months $32.85
Local Mail Delivery, 12 months $131.40
For subscriber services, call 532-1445 Ext. 220
For information on The Tribune’s Newspapers in Education program, call 740-532-1441, Ext. 220.