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Five new counties reach highest alert level

Lawrence, Scioto, Jackson remain at Red Level Three COLUMBUS — Five new counties reached the highest alert level ... Read more | Add your comment

Students bringing warmth to season

Four student groups in county get grants for charitable efforts HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Four student groups at schools ... Read more | Add your comment

More than just statistics

Family members recall experience of losing loved ones to COVID-19 EDITOR’S NOTE: This week, daily deaths in the ... Read more | Add your comment

A bridge to the past

Monday marked four years since the closure of the old Ironton-Russell bridge and the opening of the Oakley ... Read more | Add your comment

COVID-19

Senate leader promises override of DeWine’s anti-health orders veto

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof said Wednesday he has the votes to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s override of a bill restricting ... Read more | Add your comment

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Holiday movies, music specials arrive to light a bleak year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bring on the sentimental holiday rom-coms, the chorus of Christmas music specials and the nostalgia of last century’s animated charmers. We’ll ... Read more | Add your comment

by Associated Press.

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Stephen Baise

Stephen A. “Steve” Baise, 66, of South Point, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Ironton. He is survived by his ... Read more

by Obituaries, Friday, December 4, 2020 3:53 pm

Columnists

Jeri Fields: Social Security benefits increase in 2021

Nearly 70 million Americans will see a 1.3 percent increase in their Social Security benefits and SSI payments in 2021. Federal benefit rates increase when ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, December 4, 2020 12:22 am

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Sarah Hinds

Sarah “Magadline” Smith Hinds, 80, of Ironton, died Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, at her home. She is survived by her husband, Boyd Hinds Jr. Private ... Read more

by Obituaries, Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:08 pm

Ashland, KY

Kroger 3Q sales jump as virus surges and Americans stock up

Kroger’s sales surged in the third quarter as COVID-19 infections rose rapidly in the fall and Americans restocked pantries in anticipation of spending more time ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, December 3, 2020 3:13 pm

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Senate approves bill making Juneteenth paid Ohio holiday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Juneteenth, the day marking the official end of slavery in the United States, would become an official paid state holiday in ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, December 3, 2020 2:29 pm

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Della DePriest

Della DePriest Della Mae (White) DePriest, 68, of Pedro, died Dec. 1, 2020, at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She is survived by her husband, Milton ... Read more

by Obituaries, Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:25 pm

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Susan Little

Susan Little Susan D. Little, 71, of Ironton, died on Dec. 1, 2020. Visitation will be held 11 a.m.–noon Saturday at Mamre Baptist Church in ... Read more

by Obituaries, Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:22 pm

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Christopher Martin

Christopher Ray Martin, 56, of Proctorville, died Wednesday Dec. 2, 2020 at Pikeville Medical Center, Pikeville, KY. Visitation will be held from 6–8 p.m. Saturday ... Read more

by Obituaries, Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:21 pm

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Judge says no to digging up remains of President Warren G. Harding

MARION (AP) — U.S. President Warren G. Harding’s remains will stay right where they have lain since 1927 after a judge rejected a request to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:47 am

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Senate leader promises override of anti-health orders veto

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof said Wednesday he has the votes to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s threatened override of a bill restricting ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:35 am

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Rafer Johnson, Olympic champion, dies at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rafer Johnson, who won the decathlon at the 1960 Rome Olympics and helped subdue Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin in 1968, died ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:26 am

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Rock Hill school meeting scheduled for Thursday rescheduled

The Rock Hill Local School District special meeting scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to social distancing and COVID-19 issues. The regular meeting will ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Thursday, December 3, 2020 10:12 am

Ohio State

Michigan A.D. angry over remark team would try to avoid Ohio State

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel strongly rebuked any notion that the Wolverines would try to avoid facing rival Ohio State ... Read more

by Associated Press, Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:55 am

Columnists

Tom Purcell: Finding the good in our grief with Charlie Brown

Good grief. It surprised me how sad I was that “A Charlie Brown Christmas” would no longer air on broadcast television. I felt like I’d ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, December 3, 2020 12:00 am

Reds

Reds ink Farmer; cut Casli, Bradly, Goodwin

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds declined to offer contracts to four players for the 2021 season, including reliever Archie Bradley, catcher Curt Casali and ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:11 pm

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2020 All-Ohio Valley Conference Football Team

Player (school) Pos. Ht. Wt. Gr. Cameron Deere, Ironton FB-LB 5-11 185 Sr. Trent Hacker, Ironton WR-DB 6-02 175 Sr. Matthew Davis, Ironton OL-DL 6-00 210 Sr. Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 9:46 pm

Ashland, KY

Walmart in Ashland closed until Friday

Company says store will be cleaned and sanitized ASHLAND — The Walmart Supercenter on River Hill Drive in Ashland closed on Wednesday and will remain ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 5:01 pm

Fairland Dragons

Polcyn living double life in sports

PROCTORVILLE — Jacob Polcyn did not only have himself a great career on the soccer field, but he also has a great career to finish ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:46 am

Bengals

Burrow expected to undergo knee surgery this week

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals rookie quarterback Joe Burrow is expected to have surgery on his injured left knee this week, coach Zac Taylor said ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:40 am

Bengals

Taylor sticking with Allen as quarterback for now

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bengals started the season with a hot-shot rookie quarterback and lots of hope. Now they’re going with a quarterback who was ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:40 am

Browns

Garrett returns to Browns’ lineup

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns got back their most valuable defensive player and lost another vital one. Myles Garrett is ready. Ronnie Harrison won't be for ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:39 am

Ohio State

Buckeyes remain 4th in CFP poll

Ohio State held on to the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday night after having its previous game canceled, landing behind ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:38 am

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COVID outbreak may put OSU’s season in jeopardy

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials say they are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, ... Read more

by Associated Press, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:37 am

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College Football TV Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 5 Ohio State at Michigan State | 12 p.m. | ABC Nebraska at Purdue | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network Penn State at Rutgers | ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:36 am

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Raiders hold on to edge Vikings

BIDWELL — The main story was a battle between the Symmes Valley Vikings and River Valley Raiders. But in a subplot, it was the Vikings’ Luke ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 1:30 am