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Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Ironton man gets 10 years in prison on drug charges

IRONTON -- An Ironton man was sentenced to eight years in prison Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court in a drug case.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Scioto jail prisoners found with drugs

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- Two prisoners being held in the Scioto County Jail were charged with hiding drugs within their bodies, according to a news release from the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Roadwork to affect Ohio US 52 traffic

COAL GROVE, Ohio -- A $187,606 bench clean project is scheduled to begin next week on U.S. 52 near the two bridges connecting Ashland and Coal Grove, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Apr. 16, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Gallipolis training center branch opens

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio -- A training center that opened earlier this week in Gallipolis, Ohio, already has helped 17 people find a job, said State Rep. Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:49 PM

Discovered explosives bring US 23 to stop

RUSSELL, Ky. -- All four lanes of U.S. 23 near the construction of the new Ironton-Russell Bridge were closed to traffic for more than an hour-and-a-half Tuesday after old, undetonated explosives were found on a hillside rock cut, according to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Treasurer accused of taking funds from fire department

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- A Valley Township Fire Department firefighter and treasurer of the department was arrested Saturday on charges of taking several thousand dollars from funds that were earmarked to build a new fire department, according to the office of Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Pennington to lead Ohio University-Southern

IRONTON -- J. Nicole Pennington, director of the nursing program at Ohio University-Southern, has been named the fourth dean in the history of the regional campus of Ohio University.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Ashland man gets 7 years for burglary, robbery

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. -- Eight people were sentenced Friday in Boyd County Circuit Court, according to the office of Commonwealth's Attorney David Justice.

Apr. 15, 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Man accused of sexual activity with two girls

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio -- A 27-year-old Gallia County man was arrested Friday on sex-related charges involving a 15-year-old and an 11-year-old in Scioto County, according to the office of Sheriff Marty V. Donini.

Apr. 14, 2014 @ 11:14 PM

Greenup sheriff warns of scam

GREENUP, Ky. -- Greenup County Sheriff Keith M. Cooper said someone is calling residents in the county trying to scam people and defraud them by saying he is from the sheriff's department.