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The man with the vision

Longtime CCTC head Dodgion retires after 47 years in education GETAWAY — Today is Steve Dodgion’s last official ... Read more | Add your comment

Liberty Bank celebrating its 125th anniversary

In 1896, one of Ironton’s longest running businesses got its start, and continues to serve Lawrence County to ... Read more | Add your comment

ARC co-chair visits projects up close

Manchin visits with CCTC, CAO GETAWAY — The head of the Appalachian Regional Commission paid a visit to ... Read more | Add your comment

Six decades of service

Burcham retires from public office and Proctorville council PROCTORVILLE — When Dale Burcham retired from Proctorville’s village council ... Read more | Add your comment

Lifestyles

Local author earns acclaim for children’s books

Has been taking part in children’s events at libraries, schools SOUTH POINT — A Lawrence County author and former staff member at the Huntington Museum ... Read more | Add your comment

by Heath Harrison.

News

Brown reintroduces bill to protect vulnerable call center jobs in the U.S.

Senator seeks to to prevent offshoring, create public list of companies that send jobs overseas WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, along with ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Browns

Chubb, Browns agree to extension

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns weren’t going to let Nick Chubb run away. Cleveland and the star running back agreed Saturday night to a three-year, $36.6 ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:01 pm

Coal Grove Hornets

CGLL election meeting Aug. 15

The Coal Grove Little League will conduct elections at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, at the little league fields. Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:34 pm

Reds

Reds whip Mets as Votto fill-in Schrock gets 5 hits, homers

NEW YORK (AP) — Reds rookie Max Schrock did his best Joey Votto imitation. Schrock went 5 for 5 with a home run while giving the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:52 pm

Reds

Votto inches from HR record; Báez helps Mets rally past Reds

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto could not have come any closer. The star slugger fell inches short of matching the major league record with a ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:51 pm

Sports

Pedro Bass Club Cave Run Tournament

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by Staff Reports, Sunday, August 1, 2021 8:50 pm

Columnists

Doug Johnson: Our worldly treasures can weigh us down sometimes

A few years ago, Pastor Chuck Swindoll told the story of Yussiff, the Terrible Turk. He was a 350-pound wrestler who won the European wrestling ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, August 1, 2021 12:00 am

News

Ironton Wizardfest is set to return in November

After an absence last year, Ironton Wizardfest will make a comeback this fall. Organizer Brad Bear said this year’s festival is set for Nov. 13-14 ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, July 31, 2021 9:00 am

Columnists

Tindall’s work was critical for the Apollo mission

EDITOR’S NOTE: Don Lee is taking a break from his column this week. The following is a piece that originally was published on July 24, ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, July 31, 2021 5:56 am

News

Ohio University suspends Delta Pi frat for hazing violations

ATHENS (AP) — Ohio University has suspended another fraternity for violating hazing rules. The Athens-based school has notified the Delta Pi chapter of Sigma Chi ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Huntington, W. Va.

Pallottine Foundation of Huntington has new health program officer and communications, research manager

HUNTINGTON — The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington recently welcomed Claire Snyder, health program officer, and Kim Price, communications and research manager, to the foundation’s grantmaking ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Gallery

GALLERY: Memory Lane 7-31-21

Scenes from our region’s past Read more

by Heath Harrison, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Gallery

FOCUS: Scenes from CCTC

Superintendent Steve Dodgion has retired after 42 years at Collins Career Technical Center. Here are scenes from the last few years of the school’s programs ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyles

Jehovah’s Witnesses to hold global event

Breaking a century-old tradition in the name of health and safety, the largest convention organization in the world has moved its annual in-person event to ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

News

Baldridge issues statement on Commercial Liability Partners, Killen Power Plant decommissioning

COLUMBUS — State Rep. Brian Baldridge, R-90, on Monday issued a statement vowing to keep tabs on Commercial Liability Partners and the Killen Power Plant ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

News

Lawsuit: Ohio wrongly denying parole to ex-death row inmates

COLUMBUS (AP) — Former death row inmates in Ohio are being denied the opportunity for parole despite legal precedent requiring they receive “meaningful consideration” for ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

News

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in county

286 cases since June 1 At Tuesday’s meeting of the Lawrence County Commissioners, one of the topics of discussion was the county’s rising COVID-19 infection ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Mark McCown: Attorney can be noble, but can’t be nobility

Dear Lawyer Mark: I’ve got a question for you that deals with lawyers, but not really the law. I’m sending you this letter my cousin ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

News

Ohio offering $100 coronavirus vaccination incentive to state employees

COLUMBUS (AP) — State employees will receive $100 for getting the coronavirus vaccine and their spouses will receive $25 if they also get vaccinated, under ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Editorials

EDITORIAL: Dodgion built much success

Next week, Collins Career Technical Center will have a new superintendent for the first time in two decades. Longtime educator Steve Dodgion has retired, after ... Read more

by Editorial Board, Saturday, July 31, 2021 12:00 am

Reds

India, Votto belt HRs as Reds down Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey Votto homered for the seventh straight game, one shy of a major league record, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 30, 2021 11:20 pm

Bengals

Burrow ready but Bengals stay cautious

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joe Burrow says his surgically repaired knee is “just about 100 percent,” but the Cincinnati Bengals really don't want anyone knocking their ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 30, 2021 11:19 pm

Browns

Tretter blasts NFL wristband rule

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns center and NFLPA President J.C. Tretter feels the NFL is trying to shame players by urging teams to require vaccinated and ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 30, 2021 11:18 pm

Sports

Group shares wins at Ladies 9-Hole outing

PINE GROVE — The Ironton Ladies 9-Hole Golf Association went 3-for-4. After hostess Pat Lambert served breakfast treats and tea made by Theresa at the Pine ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, July 30, 2021 11:16 pm

Browns

Browns, Mayfield not yet talking contract extension

“Honestly, all he needs to do is work, perform and he’s going to be fine,” Browns general manager Andrew Berry said when asked what the ... Read more

by Associated Press, Friday, July 30, 2021 11:14 pm

News

Diedrich Boulevard by Kroger to be down to one lane next week

RUSSELL, Ky. –  Traffic on the southbound lane of Diedrich Boulevard by the Kroger shopping center will be down to one lane next week. The ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, July 30, 2021 6:14 pm