The Herald-Dispatch Ohio News RSS 2015-07-27T21:31:06-04:00 urn:uuid:3e3c293b-cc71-4988-b15f-06c61ae78cf6 Original content available for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported), except where noted. Commissioners to consider change to jobs program By DAVID E. MALLOY 2015-07-25T00:01:01-04:00 <p>IRONTON - The Lawrence County Board of Commissioners has been asked to overturn a decision it made last week that would cause five or six people at the One Stop office in Ironton to lose their jobs.</p> <p></p> 3 arrested on charges of trafficking Alpha-PVP By DAVID E. MALLOY 2015-07-24T07:02:53-04:00 <p> SOUTH POINT, Ohio - Three people were arrested Wednesday evening on charges of trafficking Alpha-PVP, a synthetic drug similar to bath salts, according to Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless.</p> <p> &#160;</p> Families of freed slaves to meet in Burlington By DAVID E. MALLOY 2015-07-24T00:01:01-04:00 <p>BURLINGTON, Ohio - A path not taken 166 years ago is being traveled this week as the descendants of 37 freed slaves are participating in the Burlington Reunion this weekend.</p> <p></p> Teacher writes book about WV snake handlers By DAVID E. MALLOY 2015-07-23T00:01:01-04:00 <p>CHESAPEAKE, Ohio - It took six years, but veteran Chesapeake High School teacher Colleen Sexton finally turned her fascination about West Virginia snake handlers into a book.</p> <p></p> Chesapeake UMC welcomes the Victory Trio this Sunday The Herald-Dispatch 2015-07-23T00:01:01-04:00 <p>The Lawrence Herald</p> <p>CHESAPEAKE - The Victory Trio will appear live in concert at Chesapeake United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 26.</p> <p></p> OUS art students showcase yearly achievements The Herald-Dispatch 2015-07-23T00:01:01-04:00 <p>Courtesy of OUS</p> <p>IRONTON - Tom Suter, senior lecturer of art and campus program liaison at Ohio University Southern, along with two of his students, Kelsey Dillow and Valerie Windhorst, had the opportunity to spotlight the associate in arts degree program during the Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting held on the University's Southern Camus. </p> <p></p> Pastor thanks community for successful Ice Cream Festival The Herald-Dispatch 2015-07-23T00:01:01-04:00 <p>Thanks for making Ice Cream Festival successful</p> <p>Dear Neighbors,</p> <p>I want to thank our community for supporting Chesapeake United Methodist Church's 11th annual Ice Cream Festival on Saturday. The rain slid off to the east and west and gave us a great evening. The evening was rather warm, but that made the homemade ice cream even more delicious.</p> <p></p> Fairland girls win Battle of the Burg The Herald-Dispatch 2015-07-23T00:01:01-04:00 <p>WHEELERSBURG, Ohio - Fairland Minor League Girls Softball won first place in the Battle of the Burg, a two-day tournament in Wheelersburg, Ohio.</p> <p></p> Volunteer advocates still needed for aging program The Herald-Dispatch 2015-07-23T00:01:01-04:00 <p>We have a unique opportunity at the Area Agency on Aging District 7 for those who are interested in serving as a volunteer advocate for nursing home residents. This opportunity is made available through our Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which is committed to protecting the rights of long-term care consumers. The Ombudsman Program provides this support for nursing home residents by helping them resolve problems and advocating for their rights with the overall goal of enhancing the quality of life and care for all long-term care consumers in nursing homes or other home and community-based settings.</p> <p></p> Lawrence County records The Herald-Dispatch 2015-07-23T00:01:01-04:00 <p>Billy and Erma Scarberry to Billy J. and Carol L. Harless et al, a parcel in Fayette Township, $8,000.</p> <p>Scott Hutchison Enterprises to Lawrence Park Properties, 25 parcels in Fayette Township, $2,050,000.</p> <p></p>