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Dec. 17, 2014 @ 08:30 PM

Ohio coach in rape case admits violating probation

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players has pleaded guilty to violating probation.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 06:54 PM

House OKs redistricting plan; fireworks bill dies

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Applause from the gallery was permitted Wednesday as the Ohio House gave final clearance to a bipartisan agreement to overhaul the way the state draws its legislative districts and sent it to voters, culminating years of difficult negotiations.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:51 AM

Health agency confirms flu death in southern Ohio

A wave of flu illnesses has forced some Ohio schools to shut down over the past week — and one even asked parents if they could volunteer and to help disinfect the school while students were kept home.

Dec. 17, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Budget squabble arises over jail

An additional $500,000 was added to Lawrence County's $10.7 million budget for 2015 despite protests from Auditor Jason Stephens that the transfer isn't proper.

Dec. 16, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Money for Lawrence jail move debated

A request for an additional $500,000 to be added to the 2015 budget to help pay to move the Lawrence County Jail to Franklin Furnace, Ohio, in April was unresolved following a Lawrence County Budget Commission meeting Monday afternoon.

Dec. 15, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Family Medical Centers recognized nationally

The seven Family Medical Centers in Lawrence County have been named a national quality leader by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, according to a news release.

Dec. 13, 2014 @ 07:32 PM

Jury convicts Ohio inmate of strangling cellmate

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — As a jury convicted an Ohio prisoner in the 2013 strangulation death of his cellmate this week, the slain man’s family filed suit against the state for failing to protect him.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 11:16 PM

Money may not be in the budget for jail move

IRONTON — A proposal to set aside another $500,000 to move the Lawrence County Jail to Franklin Furnace, Ohio, will be debated during a budget commission meeting at 1 p.m. Monday.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 11:11 PM

Big E Classic starts Friday

ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The second annual Big E Classic is scheduled to tip off this evening with games from middle school teams followed by seven high school games on Saturday.

Dec. 11, 2014 @ 12:01 AM

Ironton man gets 7 years in drug case

IRONTON — An Ironton area man facing up to 13 years in prison, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to trafficking in drugs and tampering with evidence.