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COVID-19

Health department: More than 7,000 COVID-19 vaccinations done locally

Commissioner Hayes: ‘I think we’ve turned a corner’ At their Tuesday meeting, Lawrence County Health Department director Georgia Dillon said she came to the commissioners ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, March 6, 2021 12:00 am

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Two indicted for attack on activist

Two men have been indicted for alleged attacks on an anti-animal cruelty activist in early January. In indictments handed down by the Lawrence County Grand ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:00 am

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Traffic delays by Ironton bridge until Friday

Drivers crossing the Oakley C. Collins Bridge can expect traffic delays until Friday as contractors place the final steel beams for the new Russell viaduct ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:47 am

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Heavy rains, snow melt brings flooding to county

Flood gate goes up on Second Street in Ironton First came the ice, then came the winds. Now, Lawrence County is overcoming another obstacle-flooding. Images ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:00 am

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Flood gate goes up on Second Street in Ironton

On Monday afternoon, Ironton’s Flood Control Department decided to put up the flood gate on Second Street. At 10 a.m., the water at the Storm ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Monday, March 1, 2021 4:54 pm

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‘Closer to getting our lives back’

As it has been for the past month, the gymnasium in the South Point Board of Education building was the site of a mass COVID-19 ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:09 am

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Canceled COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be today, Friday

Lawrence County Health Department COVID-19 vaccination clinics that were canceled last week due to bad weather have been rescheduled for today and Friday. “We had ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:00 am

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Man arrested for stealing cars

The man who allegedly stole a Hanging Rock Police car last Friday started this week with an appearance in the Ironton Municipal Court on Monday ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:17 am

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Flooding possible, depending on thaw

The Ironton city workers are monitoring the Ohio River in case all the recent snow and ice melting causes it to flood. “It’s possible, but ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 2:16 am

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Bridge in Ironton reopened

The Ohio Department has reopened the Oakley Collins Memorial Bridge to traffic again. The announcement came around 1 p.m. Monday. ODOT had closed the bridge ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Monday, February 22, 2021 1:48 pm

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Those aren’t corn flakes — Cincinnati customs officers find breakfast cereal was coated with cocaine

CINCINNATI — The breakfast cereal boxes proclaimed its contents were corn flakes, but a U.S. Customs and Border Protection drug sniffing dog didn’t think so. ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:14 am

Ashland, KY

Two hypothermia deaths reported in Boyd County

Elderly women were stuck in houses without electric ASHLAND, Ky, — Two people have been reported dead from hypothermia as the result of the cold ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:00 am

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Apartment burns in Ironton

An apartment on the 1100 block of Third Street in Ironton caught on fire on Tuesday night. According to Ironton Fire Department Captain Jeff Joseph, ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, February 20, 2021 12:00 am

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Unoccupied house burns in Ironton

The Ironton Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed an unoccupied house on Sunday night and suspect the fire was caused by homeless people. ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:30 pm

COVID-19

Boomers busted

Local bar cited for failing to follow COVID-19 mandates An Ironton bar got unwelcome visitors on Saturday, officers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Investigative ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Tuesday, February 9, 2021 1:58 pm

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