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Ohioans urged to wear masks

COLUMBUS — The number of coronavirus cases topped 4,000 over the weekend and Gov. Mike DeWine advised residents ... Read more | Add your comment

4-Hers continue projects under COVID-19 restrictions

With restrictions on crowd size in place for the foreseeable future, organizers of many large events in the ... Read more | Add your comment

LaRose shares design of vote-by-mail postcard

COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose released on Thursday the postcard that state voters will soon ... Read more | Add your comment

Local art spreads messages of safety and inspiration

While businesses are closed and the streets are quiet under the state of emergency around the coronavirus, some ... Read more | Add your comment

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Recycling sites to stay open

Commissioners in Lawrence and Scioto counties said they have worked to keep recycling bins in place for now. The Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District announced ... Read more | Add your comment

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Board taking requests for primary ballots

Due to the restrictions around the coronavirus, Ohio will have a nearly all-mail primary election on Tuesday April 28. Ohio Secretary of State Frank Larose ... Read more | Add your comment

by Heath Harrison.

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Ashland’s Summer Motion postponed

ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland’s annual music and arts festival Summer Motion has been postponed until 2021. The committee that puts on the event made the ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:58 am

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Trump promotes non-medical masks

(MCT) — President Donald Trump said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that people wear “non-medical cloth” face coverings when entering public ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:55 am

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Ohio ballot applications are now online

With the primary election delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Lawrence County Board of Elections is reminding voters that the new date for the ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 7:48 am

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Community Calendar – 4/7/2020

Thursday Ironton City Council Meeting The Ironton City Council will meet at 6 p.m. The meeting not open to the public. It can be viewed ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:27 am

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Cancellations – 4/7/2020

Lawrence County DD Board Lawrence County Developmental Disabilities has canceled its April board meeting. Chesapeake Village Council Meeting Canceled The Chesapeake Village Council meeting scheduled ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:25 am

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Announcements – 4/7/20

— The leadership of Healing Our Nation Prayer Rally has canceled the Healing Our Nation Community Bible Giveaway 2020, scheduled for the Memorial Day parade, ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Tuesday, April 7, 2020 1:20 am

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Trump meets with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders Saturday to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, April 4, 2020 6:15 pm

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County has third case of COVID-19

On Thursday and Friday, the Lawrence County commissioners and the Lawrence County Health Department announced that there were a second and a third case of ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:41 am

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Recycling halted because of trash dumping

Effective next week, the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District is pulling its 30 recycling containers from 12 sites in Lawrence and Scioto counties because of ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:31 am

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Senior Shopping Hours – 4/4/2020

Senior hours of local stores listed below: • Bartram & Son 2407 South 6th Street, Ironton 7-8 a.m. daily • Dollar General 520 South 3rd ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:08 am

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Community Calendar – 4/4/2020

Thursday Ironton City Council Meeting Ironton City Council Meeting The Ironton City Council will meet at 6 p.m. The meeting not open to the public. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:07 am

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Briggs Library news – 4/4/2020

The Briggs Lawrence County Public Library will remain closed until at least Monday, April 20 to ensure social distancing and public safety during the COVID-19 ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:07 am

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FSA offices open, still helping farmers

COLUMBUS – USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) county offices are open in Ohio by phone appointment only until further notice, and FSA staff are available ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Saturday, April 4, 2020 8:01 am

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Maloney can stake claim to greatest Reds’ pitcher

FRESNO, CA — Jim Maloney strove for perfection. He settled for greatness. The pitcher with a .44 magnum for a right arm was on a path ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:29 am

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Naismith HOF to announce new class

The Associated Press A unique Hall of Fame class will be announced Saturday in a unique way. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are ... Read more

by Jim Walker, Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:26 am

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NC State’s NCAA case recommended for independent process

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. has been recommended to ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:25 am

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Toppin awarded Naismith Trophy

ATLANTA (AP) — Dayton forward Obi Toppin has been awarded the Naismith Trophy as college basketball's most outstanding player. Toppin was named the Naismith Trophy winner ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:24 am

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NFLPA accused of stonewalling disability funds

The attorney representing retired NFL players alleges the players’ union stonewalled his clients when confronted with questions whether their Social Security disability payments would be ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:23 am

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Saban favors extra teaching time, not longer fall camp

Alabama coach Nick Saban doesn’t believe extending preseason camp for college football teams around the country is necessarily the best way to get them ready ... Read more

by Associated Press, Saturday, April 4, 2020 1:23 am

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Unemployment ‘tsunami’

With many businesses shut down or altering hours because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation saw a record number of 6.6 million unemployment claims in ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Friday, April 3, 2020 9:31 am

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Blood donations desperately needed

ASHLAND, Ky.—The spread of COVID-19 across the U.S. has led to many blood drives being canceled, resulting in significant shortages in blood and blood products. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 8:59 am

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Seven more cases of COVID-19 in Tri-State area

The Boyd County Health Department in Ashland, Kentucky announced on Thursday afternoon there were three more confirmed cases of COVID-19, including a 49-year-old male who ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 8:46 am

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Announcements – 4/3/2020

— The deadline for the Winter Crisis program is May 1. The Ironton and Lawrence County Area CAO began the program on Nov. 1, 2019. ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 8:22 am

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Community Calendar – 4/3/2020

April 13 Fairland BOE Meeting The Fairland Board of Education will meet at 6 p.m. at Fairland High School, 812 County Road 411, Proctorville. Fayette ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 8:21 am

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Senior Shopping Hours – 4/3/2020

Senior hours of local stores listed below: • Bartram & Son 2407 South 6th Street, Ironton 7-8 a.m. daily • Dollar General 520 South 3rd ... Read more

by Staff Reports, Friday, April 3, 2020 8:19 am