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Ohio elections chief seeks openness for dark money groups

COLUMBUS (AP) — The source of money contributed to so-called dark money groups operating in Ohio and trying ... Read more | Add your comment

Lawrence County gets its first female fire chief

Dutey aims to give back to community By Taylor Burnette The Ironton Tribune HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Kim Dutey ... Read more | Add your comment

Ohio University announces updated plans for fall semester

President Nellis affirms commitment to safety and academic quality ATHENS — Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has ... Read more | Add your comment

Lawrence County remains at Level Three alert

State sees highest daily cases yet; DeWine pushes to change alcohol sales hours COLUMBUS — Lawrence County remained ... Read more | Add your comment

Columnists

Don Lee: Perseverance rover heading to Mars, MAX 737 likely to fly again

Before we go off into space, I really think that the Boeing 737 MAX will fly again this fall. The FAA has given an indication ... Read more | Add your comment

by Guest Columnist.

COVID-19

Education association wants remote learning for schools in counties with higher cases of COVID-19

By The Center Square COLUMBUS– The Ohio Education Association (OEA) wants schools in counties with higher cases of COVID-19 to start the year with remote ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Reds

Votto homer lifts Reds to 3-2 win over Indians

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto hit a two-run, go-ahead homer, Nick Castellanos also connected and the Cincinnati Reds beat Cleveland 3-2 Monday night as the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 1:22 am

News

Baldridge congratulates Cupp on becoming speaker

COLUMBUS – Ohio Rep. Brian Baldridge, R-90, congratulated Bob Cupp, R-4, last week on his selection as the next Speaker of the Ohio House of ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, August 3, 2020 8:09 pm

Columnists

Jim Crawford: Inspiration and anger

We are a nation in crisis. The coronavirus is killing so many of us, so cruelly. Our economy is failing as the virus prevents the ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Monday, August 3, 2020 12:47 am

Reds

Reds sweep Detroit in MLB’s first-ever 7-inning DH

DETROIT (AP) — Trevor Bauer made short work of the Detroit Tigers, throwing a two-hit shutout in Cincinnati's 4-0 victory Sunday that gave the Reds ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:38 pm

Sports

Barrick new president of National High School Basketball Coaches Association

Executive director of the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association (OHSBCA), Tom Barrick assumed the position of president of the National High School Basketball Coaches ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:37 pm

Sports

Cespedes leaves Mets without any prior notice

ATLANTA (AP) — When the New York Mets finally found out Yoenis Céspedes was OK, they suddenly learned something else: The slugger had opted out ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:36 pm

Sports

Group of Pac-12 player threaten with crazy demands

A group of Pac-12 football players on Sunday threatened to opt out of the coming season unless its concerns about competing during the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, August 2, 2020 10:35 pm

Columnists

Michael Reagan: The virus of anarchy threatens U.S.

I have very good reasons to be worried about catching the coronavirus. I fit the demographic profile for the most typical victim – I’m 75 ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, August 2, 2020 12:37 am

News

Cabell Huntington Hospital earns Optum’s Center of Excellence Designation

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell Huntington Hospital’s (CHH) Center for Surgical Weight Control has been named a Center of Excellence (COE) for bariatric surgery by the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:57 am

Ironton Tigers

Carrico on watch list for Player of the Year

Jim Walker jim.walker@irontontribune.com Reid Carrico made the list. This particular list is a good one, though. The Ironton Fighting Tigers’ senior linebacker and running back ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:57 am

Sports

Mahlmeister gets ‘kick start’ from ex-Ohio State players

Jim Walker jim.walker@irontontribune.com This kicking story has a real kicker to it. Back in the spring, St. Joseph Flyers’ senior Jimmy Mahlmeister was just doing ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:55 am

Sports

OHSAA fall sports still on schedule

COLUMBUS — All systems are go. Barring any drastic changes, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors announced early Friday morning that fall sports ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:53 am

Reds

Reds continue to struggle, fall to Detroit, 7-2

DETROIT (AP) — Spencer Turnbull and the Detroit bullpen combined on a three-hitter, Austin Romine and Travis Demeritte each drove in two runs and the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:53 am

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: As infections rise locally, please follow the guidelines

I wanted to update you on King’s Daughters COVID-19 infection rate. It is important to know the infection rate because it reflects the portion of ... Read more

by Letters to the Editor, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:53 am

COVID-19

County urges safe practices on COVID-19

Health department director Dillon discusses testing, social distancing By Austin Johnson The Ironton Tribune The Lawrence County Health Department continues to urge residents to follow ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:51 am

Sports

Scoreboard

Saturday’s Games CINCINNATI (Bauer 0-0) at Detroit (Fulmer 0-0), 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia (TBD) at Toronto (TBD), ppd., 1st game Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:51 am

Editorials

Editorial: A much-welcome return

Yesterday marked the reopening of a valued part of downtown Ironton. The Vault Market opened its doors to customers for the first time since COVID-19 ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:51 am

Sports

On Deck

The Southern Ohio Conference girls’ soccer preview will be held on Saturday, Aug. 15, at Portsmouth West High School. The preview will consist of teams from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:50 am

Ashland, KY

King’s Daughters welcomes general surgeon Sean Ryan, M.D.

ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters is pleased to welcome general surgeon Sean Ryan, M.D., to its medical staff, joining KDMS General Surgery, surgeons Kevin Miller, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:46 am

News

Kitts Hill man indicted on sex charges

Sammons has pleaded not guilty to three counts A Kitts Hill man has found himself caught up in the Gallia County Sheriff’s Operation Predator, which ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:25 am

News

Two suits target Ohio voting procedures ahead of 2020 election

COLUMBUS (AP) — Voting rights groups and Democrats filed separate lawsuits in Ohio on Friday aimed at making voting easier in the battleground state this ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:24 am

Chesapeake

School supply giveaway set for Aug. 8

CHESAPEAKE — New Hope United Methodist Church is hosting a school supply giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 8 for families in the Fairland and Chesapeake school ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:15 am

News

Ohio House picks GOP ex-justice to replace its ousted leader

COLUMBUS (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Thursday chose former state Supreme Court justice and current Rep. Bob Cupp to lead the Ohio House, replacing the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:13 am

News

Ohio among lowest insurance premiums for auto, home in country

COLUMBUS — Ohio insurance consumers pay among the lowest average auto and homeowners insurance premiums in the country according to a recent analysis, Ohio Department ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:00 am

News

ODOT issues travel update

CHILLICOTHE — The following construction projects are anticipated to affect highways in Lawrence County next week. All outlined work is weather permitting. U.S. 52/Wal-Mart Way ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, August 1, 2020 12:00 am