Monday, March 01, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
IRONTON — First-half Lawrence County taxes are due by 4 p.m. Friday, March 5, according to Treasurer Steve Burcham. Taxes can be paid at most local banks and at the treasurer’s office on the second floor of the Lawrence County Courthouse.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — House Republicans have pulled a crackdown on distracted driving from their version of the state transportation budget and also killed proposed vehicle registration fee increases. Both measures were sought by GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.
Ohio on Thursday became the first state to challenge the U.S. Census Bureau’s decision to push back the release of 2020 census figures so more time can be spent on fixing any inaccuracies in the data.
Friday, February 26, 2021
PEDRO, Ohio — A sixth ambulance station for the Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services program opened Friday adjacent to Rock Hill Elementary School.
PROCTORVILLE — The Fairland East Playground Fund has received a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance and additional support locally from the Rickey Shifko State Farm Agency, according to a news release from the fund.
IRONTON — Ohio University Southern and the regional campuses of Ohio University have joined forces to host the 15th annual Celebrate Women virtual conference on Friday, March 19.
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Thursday, February 25, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Social service advocates are criticizing an Ohio bill that would toughen eligibility for food stamps and Medicaid benefits.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
HUNTINGTON — The ability of the Ohio governor to issue public health orders during a pandemic would be restricted under a bill in the Ohio House that is the GOP’s latest effort to rein in the state’s authority.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two Ohio men are among the latest people to be charged in connection with the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S Capitol after being identified by family and acquaintances to the FBI, according to U.S. District Court documents.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Racism would be declared a public health crisis in Ohio and the day celebrating the official end of slavery would become a paid state holiday under racial justice measures reintroduced Tuesday.
IRONTON — About 2,000 Lawrence County residents remained without electricity on Tuesday, but progress is being made, said Commission President DeAnna Holliday.
Sunday, February 21, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Several southern Ohio sheriffs and representatives gathered at the Ohio Statehouse last Tuesday to show support for a bill that would help build better jail facilities in their districts.
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Friday, February 19, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Legislative testimony made Wednesday in support of a GOP-backed effort to limit public health orders made by Ohio’s governor was removed from YouTube after the service deemed it contained COVID-19 misinformation.
COLUMBUS -- Ohio EPA is accepting nominations for drinking water infrastructure improvements that need financial assistance through the state’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account, according to a news release.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Lawrence County students are among those who are eligible to apply for a variety of post-secondary education scholarships from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio.
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ATHENS, Ohio — As part of its celebration of Women’s History Month, Ohio University will virtually welcome Secretary Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton for a fireside chat at 4 p.m. on March 2.
IRONTON — The Ironton in Bloom Businesses of the Month for February and March, respectively, are The Goblin Traders and The Traders Café, located at 525 S. 3rd St. and 222 S. 2nd St. in Ironton.
ATHENS, Ohio — Ohio University’s Kennedy Lecture Series will present “An Evening with Al Roker,” a virtual event, at 7:30 p.m. March 2.
Thursday, February 18, 2021
IRONTON — More than 5,000 homes remained without power Thursday following severe winter weather, according to Mike Boster, director of the Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Legislation to help expand high-speed internet access in underserved and rural areas of Ohio is getting bipartisan support and fast-tracked consideration at the Statehouse as the coronavirus pandemic increases pressure to address that digital divide.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Capital punishment would be banned in Ohio under upcoming legislation announced Thursday with both Democratic and Republican support, the latest bipartisan effort to end executions in the state.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Although many nursing homes continue to accept new residents, Ohio’s two homes for veterans still aren’t accepting additional patients nearly a year after the coronavirus pandemic first hit the state.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday passed through the Senate the latest legislative action aimed at limiting the emergency powers of Ohio’s governor.
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
IRONTON — The Lawrence County Emergency Medical Services has agreed to buy respirators for emergency medical technicians and paramedics to protect them against patients with COVID-19, according to Commission President DeAnna Holliday.
Monday, February 15, 2021
IRONTON — A South Point, Ohio, man who admitted violating community control sanctions was sentenced in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to 22-and-a-half months in prison.
Sunday, February 14, 2021
Saturday, February 13, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Overtime and other costs for the State Highway Patrol topped $2.4 million for providing extra security around the Ohio Statehouse in the wake of the U.S. Capitol breach, the patrol said.
Friday, February 12, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's inmate population is still above capacity despite a dramatic drop in the number of prisoners during the pandemic, the director of the state's corrections agency told lawmakers.
COAL GROVE, Ohio — Two Chesapeake area residents have been appointed to the Lawrence County Board of Developmental Disabilities, according to a news release.
IRONTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a lot from us, but it has not silenced our writers. Ohio University Southern is seeing to that by continuing its Writer’s Series in a safe format.
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ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The Fairland East Playground Fund has received an $800 community grant from the Barboursville Walmart, according to a news release from the fund.
IRONTON — A Portsmouth man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to charges of tampering with evidence and possession of heroin and was sentenced to a year in prison.
Thursday, February 11, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s Health Department is restructuring its infectious disease division following the discovery of as many as 4,000 unreported COVID-19 deaths and will investigate how the error happened, the state health director said Thursday.
Tuesday, February 09, 2021
HUNTINGTON — Nursing home workers who declined the coronavirus vaccine during the first round of shots will be given another opportunity to take it, Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday as he outlined plans for providing ongoing access to the vaccine in the state’s long-term care facilities.
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — The Union Township Board of Trustees is now accepting bids for the mowing of cemeteries at Gataway and Ward Hill in Union Township for 2021 season.
Monday, February 08, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A bill to repeal a bailout of two aging nuclear power plants at the heart of a federal $60 million bribery probe has been re-introduced in the Ohio House by its Republican sponsor.
Sunday, February 07, 2021
IRONTON — Ohio Investigative Unit agents visited Boomers Sports Bar in Ironton on Feb. 6 and issued a citation after witnessing violations, according to a news release.
IRONTON — Bond was set at $500,000 last week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court for a Kentucky man charged with aggravated burglary in connection with a home invasion in December.
Friday, February 05, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s public school enrollment dropped significantly in autumn amid the coronavirus pandemic as widespread use of remote learning led some families to consider other options and some students disappeared from schooling altogether, state data shows.
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IRONTON — A former Hamilton Township fiscal officer pleaded guilty this week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to two counts of theft in office, tampering with evidence and forgery.
Thursday, February 04, 2021
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio can expect to see more doses of the coronavirus vaccine that it’s receiving from both Pfizer and Moderna in the coming weeks, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday.
IRONTON — Ohio University Southern Associate Degree Nursing students prepare for the real world of nursing by providing care to patients during clinical rotations, which becomes more complex as they progress through the program.
IRONTON — A COVID-19 pop-up testing site will be available at the Ohio University Southern Campus, 1804 Liberty Ave. in Ironton, on Thursday, Feb. 4. Anyone can get a no-cost test at this location from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is needed; anyone can arrive on the scheduled day. A heal…