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Jim Renacci: Isn’t it time to come clean?

Ohio now ranks Number one in corruption. This ranking has occurred under Mike DeWine’s watch. What did DeWine know, and when did he know it? ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

EDITORIAL: Rescuers deserve credit

On Saturday, a boy wandered away from his home and got lost in the woods. All too often, the story ends tragically, but not this ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Ticks, both annoying and amazing

After doing a bit of yard work, I am reminded that while ticks are not my favorite animal, they certainly are amazing. Like many animals, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Mark McCown: You can be fined for drunk water skiing

Dear Lawyer Mark: A group of us met and went boating on the river last weekend. Most people were drinking beer all day, and we ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

A wide array of of solar planes are flying in the sky

EDITORS NOTE: Don Lee is taking a break from his column this week. The following is a piece that originally was published on May 14, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Doug Johnson: Tired? Feeling puny? You’re not alone in that

Do you ever feel tired and frustrated, overworked and under-appreciated? If so, the following funny, anonymous article is just for you: “Yes, I’m tired. For ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

EDITORIAL: Big day arrives for fair

Crowds will begin flocking to the Lawrence County Fairgrounds today, the first time this has been the case in two years. Last year, the fair ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Jim Crawford: To be or not to be…vaccinated

Thanks to mostly scientific progress and vaccines that have nearly eradicated polio, have managed to make HIV not a death sentence, with half the planet ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Editorial: River communities united for event

The reviews are in and praise could be found across social media over the weekend for a spectacular display. It seems many enjoyed the fireworks, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Editorial Board.

Mike Boster: I guess you had to be there

July 3, 1996. The phone rings. It’s the very first emergency call into the newly-established Lawrence County 911 Dispatch Center in Ironton. A frantic voice ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Happy birthday to Medicare

This July marks the 56th anniversary of Medicare. Did you know you can apply for Medicare online even if you are not ready to start ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Simmons.

A cup of joe keeps the vet on the go

I am in on Sunday morning supervising kennels. Nothing is more important than the animals getting taken care of. Because I am here, I can ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Supporting local includes your local paper

A s we continue to emerge from the pandemic, there’s a sense of relief and optimism that things will return to normal.  Long-awaited family gatherings, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Sarah Simmons.

Divorce raises many issues for filers

Dear Lawyer Mark: My husband and me have been talking about getting a divorce. Really, I’m the one that wants it, he don’t. He told ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

Any excuse will do when you don’t want to go to church

I recently came across a list entitled “Top Ten Reasons Why I Never Bathe.” The purpose of the article was to show the ridiculous reasons ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Guest Columnist.

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