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Lawrence County Clean-up event set for May 14

Lawrence County has scheduled its first clean-up event for the year, county commission president DeAnna Holliday announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the Lawrence County Commission. ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Monday, April 19, 2021 1:42 am


Ohio River Revival returns to riverfront

Music lovers across the region can plan to spend the day on Ironton’s riverfront for the return of The Ohio River Revival on Sept. 11. ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Saturday, April 17, 2021 1:05 am


Cleaning up: City has new Environmental Compliance coordinator

Jon Sites, Environmental Compliance coordinator for the City of Ironton, knows a thing or two about caring for the environment. After graduating from Ohio University ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:00 am


Senators split on infrastructure proposal

WASHINGTON — Ohio’s U.S. senators offered differing view on Wednesday regarding President Joe Biden’s proposal for spending on the nation’s infrastructure. Democrat Sherrod Brown said ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Tuesday, April 6, 2021 8:59 am


Ohio National Guard finishes cleanup mission in Lawrence County

COLUMBUS — On Tuesday, the Ohio National Guard announced that its members had completed a mission in Southern Ohio where they helped clear nearly 230 ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Monday, March 15, 2021 3:42 am


Memory Lane

A look at our region’s past Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:26 am


Fairland East Playground Fund awarded $5K grant from State Farm

ROME TOWNSHIP — The Fairland East Playground Fund is excited to announce that it has received a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance and additional ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Monday, March 1, 2021 3:22 am


Lawrence County Commissioners declare state of emergency

Tuesday morning at 10:06 the Lawrence County Commissioners held an emergency meeting on their Facebook page. Because of the limited internet capacity, only audio was ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 11:08 am


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

by Sarah Simmons, Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:25 am


Morning Pointe celebrates ‘striking out’ COVID-19

RUSSELL, Ky. — If you were to visit the senior living facility Morning Pointe in Russell on Wednesday, you would’ve seen inflatable baseballs, cookies iced ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Friday, January 22, 2021 3:10 pm


Rotary Fountain decorations expanded

The winter nights will be a little brighter this season in Ironton. Strings of lights adorn a large Christmas tree and bushes in Rotary fountain, ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Sunday, December 27, 2020 12:00 am


DeWine makes unexpected trip to Tri-State

(HUNTINGTON, W.VA.) —Gov. Mike DeWine made a visit to the Tri-State region Monday to discuss the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Monday, November 16, 2020 1:21 pm


Food: Laidback gets new look, management

The Laidback Bar & Grill has been under new management since August. Krista Blankenship is now in charge, and she has been working to make ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Sunday, August 23, 2020 2:06 am


Not your average hamburger: Wise Guy’s Restaurant serves up angus beef and more at Elks

Wise Guy’s Restaurant, located at the street entrance of the Ironton Elks Club, isn’t your average burger joint. “They’re fresh-pattied burgers, and are high quality ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Monday, August 10, 2020 10:03 am


A dream realized: New dance studio opened by high school student in downtown Chesapeake

By Taylor Burnette For The Tribune CHESAPEAKE — Kenzie Buchanan, a student at Fairland High School, fulfilled her lifelong dream of opening her own dance ... Read more

by Sarah Simmons, Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:10 am

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