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COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to rise locally

Cases top 4,000, deaths now at 47 The number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Lawrence County with another 1,000 cases in three weeks. ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

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Viaduct bridge work ahead of schedule

Completion expected sometime this summer RUSSELL, Ky. — The work on the new bridge into Russell, Kentucky is going well for its late summer opening. ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

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Flood levy damaged by vandals

Small vehicle leaves ruts, runs over sign The city is looking at the damage to the Ironton floodwall defense after someone used their vehicle to ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:13 am

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New phone scam circulating

Fake deputy tries to get personal, financial info The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office is warning about a new telephone scam circulating in the area. According ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, January 9, 2021 12:00 am

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$1M lottery ticket leads to trouble

Couple charged with felony drug trafficking An Ironton man is in legal trouble after he tried to cash in a $1 million dollar lottery ticket ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:00 am

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Remembering veterans

On Saturday, roughly 100 people gathered at Soldiers Plot in Woodland Cemetery to place evergreen wreaths on the graves of those who served America in ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Friday, December 25, 2020 5:14 am

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Angels bearing gifts: Family honors mother by helping kids

Like many Christmas events, Sis’s Angels started small. It began as a simple way to honor the family matriarch Clara “Sis” Brown. “Christmas was her ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 5:09 am

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Back to full staff: Solid waste district hopes to restart programs in 2021

2020 has been a time of change for the Lawrence-Scioto Solid Waste Management District. In May, the LSSWMD’s long-time executive director, Dan Palmer, retired. Many ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, December 19, 2020 12:15 am

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Fighting litter — South Point resident turns daily walks into trash pickup

It’s a rare day when Sharon Poston isn’t walking the roads of South Point on her mission of picking up litter from the side of ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:12 am

COVID-19

Lawrence County now has had over 3,000 COVID-19 cases

On Tuesday, the number of Lawrence Countians who have tested positive for COVID-19 broke 3,000. The total number was 3,020, up 42 cases from Monday, ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:04 pm

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Joint Vocational School board meeting will be Tuesday

The Lawrence County Joint Vocational School District will be having its December board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at its main campus. The Meeting ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Monday, December 14, 2020 10:40 am

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Civic group donates $2K to food pantry

Challenges other to ‘chip in’ On Wednesday, an Ironton civic group donated to the Harvest for the Hungry food pantry and brought a challenge to ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:01 am

COVID-19

Scioto County reports 157 new COVID-19 cases

The Scioto County Health Department reported a staggering 157 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total for the county to 3,105 cases since ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Friday, December 11, 2020 5:57 pm

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Chuck Yeager, 1st to break sound barrier, dies at 97

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles “Chuck” Yeager, the World War II fighter pilot ace and quintessential test pilot who ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:07 pm

COVID-19

COVID-19 cases over 2,500

Health department pleads with people to take precautions The Lawrence County commissioners had two meetings this week. On Tuesday, the commissioners discussed the recent COVID-19 ... Read more

by Mark Shaffer, Saturday, December 5, 2020 12:41 am

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