Halfway there

Halfway there

The new Ironton-Russell bridge has officially reached the halfway mark, according to Kathleen Fuller, a public information officer with the Ohio Department of Transportation. The ... Read more | Add your comment

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EMS employee facing theft charges

CHESAPEAKE — A paramedic with the Lawrence County EMS has been terminated for cause following charges filed against her for theft. Sharleen Hemminger, 23, pleaded ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Rally ‘quiet’ for officers  | Add your comment
  2. She was a friend to everyone  | Add your comment
  3. Festival attracts connoisseurs  | Add your comment

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Pump station repairs discussed

Ironton wastewater superintendent Mike Shaw told city council this past Thursday that aging and overworked equipment at the East Ring Road pump station is in ... Read more | Add your comment

Rally brings business boom

Rally brings business boom

The rumbling crackle and pop of motorcycle engines sound like money to anyone doing business in downtown Ironton during the Rally on the River. Unger’s ... Read more | Add your comment

A new path: Rally goer looks to mentor younger bikers

For 10 years Rally on the River in Ironton has been bringing thousands to the city once known as “little Chicago.” Those people vary in ... Read more | Add your comment

State postpones jail move meeting

A meeting scheduled for next Thursday concerning moving the county jail to Franklin Furnace has been canceled by the state. No reason was given by ... Read more | Add your comment

Sick Air flips on banks of the Ohio

Sick Air flips on banks of the Ohio

Christian rap music blared from speakers while 4-year-old Eli Murray rode a bike around the Ironhorse Campground on Saturday. Eli’s mother, Connie, looked after 10-month ... Read more | Add your comment

  1. Area family shops for school, stocks supplies for children in need  | Add your comment
  2. Nelson ordained into the priesthood  | Add your comment
  3. Rallying point  | Add your comment
  4. Alleged city center vandal incompetent  | Add your comment
  5. Progress made on riverfront property  | Add your comment
  6. Farmers Market will relocate during Rally  | Add your comment
  7. Water outage reported in Perry Township  | Add your comment
  8. Dedication nears for opening of Port of South Point  | Add your comment
  9. Official visits county  | Add your comment
  10. Boat ramps won’t be cleaned by corps  | Add your comment
  11. SOARA sponsoring geocaching event  | Add your comment
  12. Pay raises, sewer separation on council agenda  | Add your comment
  13. County bus drivers undergo crisis training  | Add your comment
  14. Flags of Honor  | Add your comment


Buckeyes lose QB Miller for entire season

Buckeyes lose QB Miller for entire season

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes. Read more | Add your comment

  1. Miller’s status uncertain after shoulder injury  | Add your comment
  2. Cards beat Reds 6-5 in 10 innings  | Add your comment
  3. Manziel’s gesture upsets Pettine  | Add your comment


Cheering one of our own

Glitz and glamour, red carpets and flashing lights. Ironton was transformed into Hollywood for one night to celebrate one of the most anticipated new television ... Read more | Add your comment

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Port affords opportunity

Beginning next week another component of the economic development upswing will be realized for Lawrence County, Southern Ohio and the region when the intermodal port ... Read more | Add your comment


Encourage people to seek help

Anyone who has ever lost a family member or close friend — whether it be from ... Read more | Add your comment


The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

Most people start getting into the Christmas spirit when the Thanksgiving meal is finished. But 61-year-old Keith Boggs, of Pedro, feels the spirit of Christmas ... Read more | Add your comment

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KDMC, Paulus named in civil suit

  Complaint alleges negligence, fraud in heart stent surgeries   ASHLAND, Ky. — A Chesapeake man has filed a civil lawsuit against King’s Daughters Medical Center ... Read more | Add your comment

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