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Local nurse administers vaccine

SOUTH POINT — A nurse with the Lawrence County Health Department was featured in Gov. Mike DeWine’s statewide ... Read more | Add your comment

Morning Pointe celebrates ‘striking out’ COVID-19

RUSSELL, Ky. — If you were to visit the senior living facility Morning Pointe in Russell on Wednesday, ... Read more | Add your comment

Former Marshal University multicultural VP dies at 89

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall University is mourning one of its longtime faculty members, who was a pioneer in ... Read more | Add your comment

Former chief showed strong leadership

McFarland died last week at age 80 Those who knew Rodney McFarland recall a good man who provided ... Read more | Add your comment

News

Girders going into place on Russell viaduct project

RUSSELL, Ky. — Motorists traveling on U.S. 23 and Ky. Route 244 in Russell can expect delays in traffic three days a week as workers ... Read more | Add your comment

by Sarah Simmons.

News

Optometrist set to move into strip mall: LEDC, Port Authority host January meetings

SOUTH POINT — A new tenant will be moving into the strip mall next to the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. The Lawrence County Economic ... Read more | Add your comment

by Heath Harrison.

Education

ACTC ranks among top colleges for associate’s degrees

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland Community and Technical College has been recognized as being one of The Best Colleges for Associate’s Degrees in 2021 by Intelligent.com. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Monday, January 25, 2021 1:58 am

News

Ohio to spend $50M on 2M home coronavirus tests

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio will use $50 million in federal pandemic aid dollars to buy 2 million at-home rapid coronavirus tests to help local health ... Read more

by Associated Press, Monday, January 25, 2021 1:06 am

Ironton Tigers

Ironton Middle School baseball signups start

All boys attending Ironton Middle School in grades 6-8 who are interested in playing baseball this spring should call the following numbers: Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:05 pm

Sports

Defending champion Chiefs beat Bills to make return to Super Bowl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It took the Kansas City Chiefs five frustrating decades to make their second Super Bowl appearance. Now, the defending champs are ... Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, January 24, 2021 10:53 pm

Sports

Brady leads Bucs to a Super Bowl home game

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Tom Brady has a new team, in a new town. The destination is the same: another Super Bowl. At home, too. Read more

by Associated Press, Sunday, January 24, 2021 9:41 pm

Education

Ohio U to have virtual career, internship fair

The deadline to register for Ohio University’s campus-wide recruiting event is approaching. The Spring Career and Internship Fair is one of the most popular recruiting ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 3:54 am

Rock Hill Redmen

Leith’s big 4th quarter triggers Vikings’ victory over Redmen

WILLOW WOOD — When it came down to crunch time, Luke Leith was crunching numbers. The numbers were points as Leith helped the Symmes Valley Vikings ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:56 am

Sports

‘Rusty’ Lady Vikings return to action with win over East

The Symmes Valley Lady Vikings seemed to be standing still in the first quarter Saturday and finally got their shooting joints loosened up as they ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:55 am

News

Brown calling for applicants to fill U.S. attorney, U.S. marshal vacancies in Ohio’s Southern District

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a new presidential administration comes vacancies in U.S. attorney and U.S. marshal positions and, on Wednesday U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, issued ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:54 am

Chesapeake Panthers

Clutch FT shooting gives Lady Panthers 37-30 win

GALLIPOLIS — The game was on the line, literally and figuratively. Facing a one-point game going into the fourth quarter, the Chesapeake Lady Panthers and Gallipolis ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:54 am

South Point Pointers

Jackson slips by Lady Pointers

SOUTH POINT — The defense was there again for the South Point Lady Pointers. Unfortunately, the offense failed to show up. The Lady Pointers played another strong ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:53 am

Chesapeake Panthers

Panthers lose shootout with Bulldogs, 82-71

The Panthers seemed to forget what they were supposed to do in an 82-71 loss to the Lawrence County Bulldogs at the Boyd County Roundball ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:51 am

South Point Pointers

Pointers can’t get offense going in loss to Pirates

WHEELERSBURG — When you play against a good team, you want to start strong and finish strong. The South Point Pointers failed to do either and ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:50 am

News

Portman commends those who defended U.S. Capitol, ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, expressed his gratitude on the Senate floor on Thursday for the men and women of the United ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Sunday, January 24, 2021 1:04 am

News

LaRose: Ohio shatters record for new businesses created in a year

COLUMBUS — In December, 13,735 new business filings were filed to the Ohio Secretary of State Business Services Division. With the 2020 numbers now final, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:57 am

News

Child advocates: Ohio state foster plan illegal, inadequate

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio’s plan for addressing disparities in payments made to adults caring for related children but who aren’t licensed foster parents is illegal ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:03 am

News

Arts & Culture: Tai Newman

What are three adjectives to describe your style? Classical, evocative, emotive. Walk us through your creative process. Does it vary, if so, how? This one ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:30 pm

News

AG Yost asks congress for safe harbor while Ohio investigates unemployment fraud

COLUMBUS — Attorney General Dave Yost has asked Congress to protect hundreds of thousands of working Ohioans who may have had fraudulent unemployment claims filed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:01 pm

News

Fayette Township Trustees special meeting Friday

The Fayette Township Trustees will have a special meeting  at 4:45 p.m. today at the Burlington fire station. Meeting is about the CARES Act money ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 11:10 am

Rock Hill Redmen

Bailey, Pancake spark Redwomen by Trojans

PEDRO — When people see a BP sign, they think oil. When the Rock Hill Redwomen see BP, they think of something pretty slick, too. Rock ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:51 am

Ironton Tigers

Defense keys Lady Pointers victory over Ironton, 40-22

SOUTH POINT — Coach Dave Adams wasn’t trying to do his best impersonation of Captain Obvious. But after watching his South Point Lady Pointers beat the ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:50 am

Sports

Lady Flyers fall short in upset bid of New Boston

NEW BOSTON — Playing two of the better teams in Scioto County on back-to-back nights was a tall order for the St. Joseph Lady Flyers. But ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:49 am

Chesapeake Panthers

Holmes triggers Lady Hornets win over Lady Panthers, 64-47

CHESAPEAKE — The Chesapeake Lady Panthers clawed at the Coal Grove Lady Hornets, but their attempts would not hit “Holmes.” In this case, it was Elli ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:48 am

Fairland Dragons

Lady Dragons breeze past Blue Angels

PROCTORVILLE — Things got hot and heavy between the Fairland Lady Dragons against the Gallia Academy Blue Angels. Fairland got hot and the Blue Angels felt ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 2:46 am

Education

ACTC names students to president’s list

Ashland Community and Technical College has named students to the President’s List for the fall 2020 semester. To be eligible for the president’s list, a ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, January 22, 2021 1:12 am