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Jun. 18, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Woman reports man broke into outbuilding

IRONTON - The following information was compiled from Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reports:

BREAKING AND ENTERING: A 55-year-old Pedro area woman notified authorities last week that someone broke into an outbuilding in Elizabeth Township and was being held at gunpoint until authorities arrived. Christopher L. Shope, 31, of County Road 27, Pedro, was charged with breaking and entering.

Jun. 16, 2015 @ 11:01 PM

Plant closing impacts community

100 Haverhill Chemical employees will lose their jobs in mid-August.

Jun. 15, 2015 @ 11:57 PM

Man sought in connection with Scioto Co. break-ins

FRANKLIN FURNACE, Ohio - The Scioto County sheriff's office is looking for one of several people indicted earlier this year on charges stemming from break-ins at the Big Sandy storage area, Crystal Care nursing home and several other cases.


Jun. 13, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Lawrence County seeks grant for new business

IRONTON - A $400,000 community development block grant is being sought to help start up a new business that would convert millions of scrap tires into renewable energy, crude oil and other industrial projects in Hamilton Township, Ohio.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:59 PM

Sheriff to limit prisoners due to overcrowding

IRONTON - Lawrence County Sheriff Jeff Lawless is notifying local police departments and the highway patrol that the county jail in Ironton can't take some prisoners because of overcrowding.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 11:58 PM

4 arrested in Ironton drug raid

IRONTON - Bond was set at $100,000 for four people arrested during a drug raid Wednesday evening in Ironton.

The four were arrested about 7 p.m. after the Lawrence Drug and Major Crimes Task Force and the sheriff's office executed a search warrant at 826 South 10th St.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Archery day planned for special needs youth

The Lawrence Herald

IRONTON - Special needs youth are invited to learn archery skills and practice their technique at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at the Lake Vesuvius Archery Range.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Book drive to provide summer reading to students

The Lawrence Herald

IRONTON - The Ironton Farmers Market will serve as a sorting site for the United Way of the River Cities' book drive, which aims to prevent the dreaded summer "brain drain" by collecting books for area students to enjoy during their break from school.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Forest supervisor extends closure order for selected sites

Courtesy of the Wayne National Forest

NELSONVILLE, Ohio - To enhance public safety and help prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome among bats, Wayne National Forest Supervisor Tony Scardina has extended an existing closure order for all underground mines, tunnels, and historic iron furnaces on National Forest System lands in the Wayne National Forest.


Jun. 11, 2015 @ 12:01 AM

Worship news

VBS set for June 22-26 at Mount Hope Missionary Baptist

CHESAPEAKE - Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church is hosting VBS, "To the Edge: Encounter the God of the Universe," from June 22-June 26. Classes for children are 6:30-9 p.m.. and for adults 7-8:30 p.m. The church is located on Greasy Ridge, County Road 2, Chesapeake, Ohio.For transportation, contact Ryan Freeman at 304-840-8146; Pastor Mark Roach at 606-465-7831; or Dale Burcham at 740-867-8018.All are welcome for a memorable week.