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Short-Fraley

Amber Short, of Ironton, daughter of Tina Rose and Gary Short, married Kyle Fraley, of Ironton, son of Joni and Kenny Fraley, on March 21, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

PROFILE 2020 – Seven Decades: Unger’s Shoes has been an Ironton fixture since 1937

For decades, Unger’s Shoes has been a fixture of downtown Ironton. In 1937, Gene Unger got tired of working at the Shelby Shoe factory and ... Read more

1 month ago by Mark Shaffer.

PROFILE 2020 – Civil War veteran served as mayor

John Corns was mayor of Ironton for 12 terms, totaling 27 years from 1870-1897, his great-grandson George M. Corns, said. “He was an important person ... Read more

1 month ago by Heath Harrison.

PROFILE 2020 – Helping Hands: Lodge began in 1891, has long been a supporter of charities

The Elks Club is one of Ironton’s oldest organizations, celebrating its 119 years as an organization. The club, properly known as the Benevolent and Protective ... Read more

1 month ago by Mark Shaffer.

PROFILE 2020 – ‘Beautiful City of the Dead’: Woodland Cemetery serves as resting places and wealth of history

With more than 29,000 interments and more than a century of operation, Woodland Cemetery serves as a final resting place for many of the county’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Heath Harrison.

PROFILE 2020 – A Continuing Legacy: Central Hardware’s owners are latest in a long line of locals

Figuring just how long Central Hardware has been a part of Ironton’s downtown history is a little complicated. But, no matter which measure you use, ... Read more

1 month ago by Heath Harrison.

PROFILE 2020 – Visiting Ironton in the 1940s: A Child’s Perspective

When I was a child, our family lived on a farm in Rome Township. Papa was a farmer for many years. However, in 1941, he ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

PROFILE 2020 – In the family: Three generations of Hackers have been in the ‘people business’ at Iron City Hardware

Coming up on its 100th anniversary in business, Iron City Hardware, is one of the city’s oldest continuously-run businesses and likely one of the county’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Heath Harrison.

PROFILE 2020 – Family Ties Run Deep: Selb family has long history in Ironton business

One of the longest-residing families in Lawrence County is the Selb family, who have been in the area for about a century and a half ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

PROFILE 2020 – 100 Years of Aaron’s Creek

In the 1920s, my grandfather, George Dempse Mitchell, purchased 120 acres of land on Aaron’s Creek in Lawrence County. Though I wasn’t in existence then, ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

PROFILE 2020 – Stories of the Skies: Lawrence County Airport has more than 90 years of history

The Lawrence County Airport passed Its 90th birthday on Labor Day 2019 and, according the Federal Aviation Administration, it has been in continuous operation all ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

PROFILE 2020 – A view from Windwillows: Wheel of Fortune announcer Jim Thornton is preserving Jacob Proctor’s home

The house that Jacob Proctor built is owned by one of America’s most familiar voices. Jim Thornton, who is the announcer for Wheel of Fortune, ... Read more

1 month ago by Mark Shaffer.

PROFILE 2020 – The Paths They Took

Whether it is a bin of old photos in an antique store or looking at a portrait on a museum wall, the question often enters ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

PROFILE 2020 – Mission to Serve: Ironton Lions Club has been serving community for nearly a century

The Ironton Lions Club was organized by Fred T. Davis, receiving its charter on Dec. 19, 1923. The Ironton Lions Club was the 18th club ... Read more

1 month ago by Guest Columnist.

A tribute to ‘Captain Call’

Editor’s note: Bob Leith is a retired history professor at Ohio University Southern. He wrote this piece in honor to his former colleague Steve Call, ... Read more

8 months ago by Guest Columnist.

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