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BillyBruce, Author at The Tribune

Inspired

At the top of his game

Ironton senior makes hall of fame   The average life expectancy for males in the United States is 76 years. Ironton’s Herm Zornes doesn’t care ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Friday, September 30, 2016 10:15 am

Columnists

County doesn’t have drug court

This just in – Lawrence County has a drug court. I knew nearly every county in Ohio had a court specifically designed to assist low-level ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:37 am

Inspired

Shattering secrets: Woman opens up about sexual abuse

When Ginger Gillenwater was 5 years old, those observing her stellar twirling routine would never have guessed the secrets the young child was keeping. Now ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:35 pm

Inspired

Breaking down barriers: Vietnamese immigrant thriving as physician

Thuy Nguyen, who works as a primary care physician in family medicine at Bellefonte Primary Care in Ironton, has overcome many challenges to get to ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Wednesday, August 31, 2016 2:32 pm

Inspired

Woman turned tragedy into way of helping others

On Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, just 25 days after two Ironton Middle School students were killed by a train near the McPherson Street emergency exit ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:10 pm

Inspired

Memories of train accident still haunt survivor

Alli Freeman sat on the cold, rocky ground next to the embankment of two train tracks trying to figure out what happened. Moments earlier, she ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Saturday, July 30, 2016 4:10 pm

Ironton Tigers

Ex-Buckeyes Clarett, Wells featured at Friday’s benefit game

From 2001 through 2004, former Ironton standout Jason Harmon excelled as a free safety for the Michigan State Spartans. He was one of the best ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:13 am

EDITOR'S PICK

A father’s hero

U.S. Air Force airman honored at Red’s baseball game   Remember the scene in “Rudy,” when Rudy’s father, knowing his son was going to be ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Friday, July 22, 2016 1:15 pm

Inspired

Overcoming tragedy, woman teaches life lessons

  Ashley Witt knows all about pain — how to absorb it, how to inflict it, and, most importantly, how to help others walk through ... Read more

by Billy Bruce, Thursday, July 7, 2016 10:14 am