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Praying for America

National Day of Prayer held on courthouse steps As is the tradition, on Thursday, local ministers from the ... Read more | Add your comment

Keeping it fresh: Market returns

Saturday brought the return of the produce and crafts to Market Square in Ironton. “Ironton aLive’s Ironton Farmers ... Read more | Add your comment

GENERATIONS: She’s the boss

She never wanted to be a business owner, but Cindy Barnes has owned Peddler’s Family Restaurant since 2013. ... Read more | Add your comment

Shake Shoppe to have fundraiser

The Shake Shoppe will be helping to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity of the Tri-State on Saturday, ... Read more | Add your comment

News

House passes Baldridge’s bill to allow Ohioans to discharge fireworks

COLUMBUS — The Ohio House of Representatives passed on Thursday House Bill 172, legislation sponsored by State Rep. Brian Baldridge, R-90, that would remove the ... Read more | Add your comment

by Staff Reports.

Columnists

Don Lee: Rickenbacker survived plane crash in Pacific Ocean

EDITOR’S NOTE: Don Lee is taking a break from his column this week. The following is a piece that originally was published on Dec. 22, ... Read more | Add your comment

by Guest Columnist.

Rock Hill Redmen

Redwomen swing and sting Lady Panthers

CHESAPEAKE — There’s an old John Anderson country song where he sings, “We’re just a swingin’.” The Rock Hill Redwomen came out swinging and never stopped ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 1:08 am

Reds

Naquin, Barnhart spark Reds 14-2 rout of Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Naquin homered and drove in four runs, Tucker Barnhart keyed a six-run fourth inning with a two-run double and the Cincinnati ... Read more

by Associated Press, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:35 am

Sports

Lady Vikings’ comeback falls just short

AID — What if? Pt. Pleasant made two outstanding catches that robbed extra base hits by Jocelyn Carpenter and Emily Estep that cost the Symmes Valley ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyles

ARTS AND CULTURE: Rustic Rachy – Rachael Sanders

Artistic Style: Arts & Crafts Location: Ironton How did the project start? I began painting and drawing in junior high and stuck with it in ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, May 11, 2021 12:00 am

Ironton Tigers

Lady Titans edge Lady Tigers in 16-inning pitcher’s duel

This wasn’t a pitcher’s duel. It was a pitching clinic. Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers’ Keegan Moore pitched a 16-inning complete game while the Portsmouth Notre Dame ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:27 pm

News

Ironton: Boil water advisory issued

A boil water advisory has been issued for Ironton residents along Kevin street in the north end of town due to a water main break. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 2:28 pm

News

Ironton man arrested for drugs, attempting to solicit sex with a minor

An Ironton man who is an assistant coach at Dawson-Bryant schools was arrested in an Ashland, Kentucky, park on Friday evening after he allegedly attempted ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 11:44 am

News

Ohio Department of Aging seeks ‘Stories of Strength’ to celebrate Older Americans Month

COLUMBUS – Each year, Ohio and the nation celebrate May as Older Americans Month. This year’s theme is “Communities of Strength.” To help show the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 6:00 am

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases down to 24 in county this past week

Among the items on the commission agenda was a proclamation making May 3-7 Teacher Appreciation Week in Lawrence County. Commission president DeAnna Holliday said it ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Monday, May 10, 2021 12:00 am

Education

OUS announces ADN, BSN graduates

Ohio University Southern has announced its list of Spring 2021 Associate Degree Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduates. During the spring semester, 51 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 12:00 am

Lifestyles

FOOD: Fresh Fruit Pizza Tart, Garlic pasta w/Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

Fresh Fruit Pizza Tart • 16.5 ounces sugar cookie dough, prepared • 4 ounces nonfat cream cheese, softened • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream • ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, May 10, 2021 12:00 am

Columnists

Jim Crawford: Making government serve the people

In the 1990 Tom Hanks movie “Joe vs. the Volcano,” Hanks is portrayed as a down-on-his-luck everyman working in a dead-end job like so many ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Monday, May 10, 2021 12:00 am

Sports

Tortorella out after 6 years as Blue Jackets’ coach

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — John Tortorella is out as coach of the Columbus Blue Jackets after six seasons. General manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a statement ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:38 pm

Chesapeake Panthers

Southeast Ohio Sectional Baseball Pairings

Northwest/Portsmouth at Nelsonville-York/Rock Hill Wellston/Piketon at 3. Ironton (17-4) Chesapeake/North Adams at South Point/Eastern Brown Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:29 pm

Reds

Reds-Indians makeup date Aug. 9

CLEVELAND (AP) — The three-game series finale between the Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians set for Sunday has been postponed by rain and re-scheduled for ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:35 pm

Gallery

Gallery: National Day of Prayer

Local pastors gather on Lawrence County Courthouse steps for National Day of Prayer. Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Sunday, May 9, 2021 9:00 am

Columnists

Celebrating 30 years as a veterinarian

Guardian Animal had a birthday this past week. Facebook thought it was my birthday so a lot of well-wishers thought I lied about my age. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:30 am

Columnists

Doug Johnson: Just because we want it now, doesn’t mean we get it

Have you ever asked God for something and didn’t get it? Has it ever seemed like God was too late to meet your need? In ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 am

News

Johnson visits U.S.-Mexico border

Calls on Biden and Harris to tackle immigration WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, was part of a three-member group of Congressional Republicans from ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 am

COVID-19

COVID-19 case rate continues to drop in Ohio

Less than half now at Red Level Three COLUMBUS — Ohio’s average number of COVID-19 cases continued to fall for a third consecutive week, but ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 am

COVID-19

Acton to receive JFK Profile In Courage Award

Former health department director cited for work during pandemic BOSTON — The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation has announced that it will honor the former ... Read more

by Heath Harrison, Sunday, May 9, 2021 12:00 am

Reds

Indians bounce back to beat Reds 9-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — César Hernández hit a three-run triple and Aaron Civale pitched seven strong innings to stay unbeaten as the Cleveland Indians struck back ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, May 8, 2021 10:08 pm

Ironton Tigers

Eagles soar by Fighting Tigers

COLUMBUS — This wasn’t the way you want to celebrate. The Ironton Fighting Tigers clinched the Ohio Valley Conference baseball title outright on Friday when Fairland ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:56 pm

Sports

Seniors lead Flyers easy win over Pointers

Jimmy Mahlmeister wasn’t the star of the show. However, he was the emcee. Mahlmeister pitched a three-hitter and went 3-for-3 as the St. Joseph Flyers blanked ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:56 pm

South Point Pointers

Pointers rally in 7th to beat Titans, 7-5

PORTSMOUTH — From the start of the game to the end, the South Point Pointers got better, much like their season. The Pointers rallied for three ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, May 8, 2021 9:54 pm