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Ralph Kline: Tree replacement will be a long-term investment for city

As we celebrated Arbor Day nationally last week, we are reminded of the importance of trees within our community. Not only do they provide year ... Read more

19 hours ago by Guest Columnist.

EDITORIAL: Planting seeds of hope

As you can see on today’s Focus page, Saturday was the date for the launch of the Ironton Community Garden on South Seventh Street. A ... Read more

2 days ago by Editorial Board.

Letter to the editor: Please be better stewards of our natural wonders

Recently, I spent two days kayaking and hiking at Lake Vesuvius near Ironton. I have visited the area since the mid 1950s and I have ... Read more

3 days ago by Letters to the Editor.

Nina Keller: AAA7 offering Wellness Wednesday

A weekly livestream focusing on wellness opportunities through the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) is available each Wednesday on the AAA7 Facebook page. ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Reactions to presidential address

President Joe Biden gave an address to a joint session of Congress on Wednesday night, his first since taking office in January. Here are reactions ... Read more

4 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Mark K. McCown: Jerk brother is trying to take over house

Dear Lawyer Mark: I have a question about property. Me and my two brothers inherited the old home place when my dad died. It’s quite ... Read more

5 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Don Lee: Rickenbacker was a WWI ace, race car driver, hero

EDITORS NOTE: Don Lee is taking a break from his column this week. The following is a piece that originally was published on Dec. 15, ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

MJ Wixsom: Taking care of chicks is a project

Ever have one of those times where you buy something major that you really don’t need, but you kinda want? Yeah, me neither. But they ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

Tim Throckmorton: Freedom of choice doesn’t always determine outcome

C. S. Lewis said, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at ... Read more

6 days ago by Guest Columnist.

EDITORIAL: More than just business owners

We at the Ironton Tribune were saddened to hear the news that The Vault Market will be closing its doors at the end of May. ... Read more

6 days ago by Editorial Board.

Jeri Fields: Social Security’s many online services

There’s probably been a time in your life when you’ve wondered, “Can I do this online instead of visiting a Social Security office?” The answer ... Read more

7 days ago by Guest Columnist.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown: Fighting back on unfair competition for workers

For far too long, our trade policy has allowed our steelworkers and other Ohio industries to drown under unfair foreign competition. Too often, we see ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

EDITORIAL: Ready for the future

According to Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, a major problem for businesses in the state is finding talented people to fill positions in IT, software ... Read more

1 week ago by Editorial Board.

Don Lee: World War II vets inspired him to become a pilot

EDITOR’S NOTE: Don Lee is taking a break from his column this week. The following is a piece that originally was published on April 7, ... Read more

1 week ago by Guest Columnist.

James Burns: Reading of the Killing Times

I knocked on the door, holding a bouquet of bright yellow flowers for the minister’s daughter. Would she even remember me? The door swung open, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

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