IRONTON — A Chesapeake area man was indicted Monday on charges including murder and aggravated murder, according to the office of Prosecuting Attorney Brigham Anderson.
Monday, January 30, 2023
IRONTON — A Lawrence County man was convicted on charges of burglary, receiving stolen property and aggravated possession of drugs Friday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
Saturday, January 28, 2023
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The new Lawrence County Senior Center housed its biggest event Friday, welcoming representatives from local businesses to enjoy a hot meal while checking out the new space.
Friday, January 27, 2023
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — Shirley Dyer was recognized for her dedication to and hard work for the Lawrence County community as Jan. 27, 2023, was declared Shirley Dyer Day.
WINCHESTER, Ohio — State Rep. Brian Baldridge, R-Winchester, has been nominated by Gov. Mike DeWine to serve as director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
IRONTON — A 27-year-old Columbus man was sentenced to eight years in prison during a hearing Wednesday in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court.
ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio — The new Lawrence County Senior Center at the county fairgrounds is now open, according to Freddie Hayes Jr., a former county commissioner who worked on the project for about a decade.
Thursday, January 26, 2023
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio — The Southern Ohio Council of Governments (SOCOG) will hold its next board meeting on Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m. at Southern Ohio Council of Governments, 167 W. Main St., Chillicothe Ohio.
Saturday, January 21, 2023
BURLINGTON, Ohio — A $2 million appropriation for a waterline project in Lawrence County was included in the federal omnibus bill approved last month, according to the office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.
Friday, January 20, 2023
IRONTON — Visitors to the Ohio University Southern Art Gallery can step inside a world created by artist Cedric Michael Cox.
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Several people were injured Thursday night when a vehicle crashed after heading the wrong way on U.S. 35 in Gallia County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — While there are a few concerns, 2023 could be a good year for Lawrence County, according to Bill Dingus, executive director of the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation.
BURLINGTON, Ohio — The historic Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Burlington, Ohio, is one of 35 churches across the nation to receive a National Trust for Historic Preservation African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund’s Preserving Black Churches Grant.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Main Street Portsmouth and the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce are bringing back Portsmouth Today, a public community forum, on Jan. 25.
Thursday, January 19, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder goes on trial next week in the highest-profile reckoning yet to arise from a $60 million federal bribery investigation that federal prosecutors call the largest corruption case in state history.
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — The Union Township Board of Trustees will have a special meeting at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at the Chesapeake Municipal Courthouse in Chesapeake, Ohio.
IRONTON — The Lawrence County Board of Commissioners adopted a resolution seeking $1 million in community development block grant funds for a water project in Coal Grove and a sewer project in Ironton.
Monday, January 16, 2023
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — Grant I. Gifford of Wheelersburg, Ohio, a recent graduate from the 170th Academy Class of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, has been assigned to the Ironton post, according to a news release.
Sunday, January 15, 2023
IRONTON — A Columbus man who brought drugs into the Lawrence County Jail in 2020 and gave some of it to an inmate who died was sentenced last week in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to eight to 12 years in prison.
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Friday, January 13, 2023
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — An assets purchase agreement for the sale of the Union-Rome sewer district for $25.5 million to Aqua Water planned for this summer needs the approval of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, according to a news release.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A conservative state lawmaker who lost to a fellow Republican in last week’s vote to determine who will lead the Ohio House as speaker said Wednesday that he has the support of most of the members of his party in the chamber.
IRONTON — Ohio University Southern invites the public to an online Fireside Chat with the Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr., the cousin and best friend of the late Emmett Till.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A Scioto County grand jury has returned a 72-count indictment charging 18 people with drug charges, according to a news release from the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
GETAWAY, Ohio — Collins Career Center is one of 12 schools in Ohio to participate in a pilot program focusing on students’ strengths instead of weaknesses, according to Superintendent Adam Pittis.
Monday, January 09, 2023
GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Three people, including an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, were injured Monday following a three-car crash on U.S. 35 in Gallia County, according to a news release.
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — A Chesapeake man charged with the death of a neighbor last month waived a preliminary hearing Friday in Lawrence County Municipal Court and was bound over to an upcoming Lawrence County grand jury.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State workers in Ohio will be banned from using TikTok, WeChat and other Chinese-owned social media apps on state-issued devices over concerns that sensitive personal information and business data collected by those platforms may be shared with the Chinese government.
Sunday, January 08, 2023
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — Sewer rates for more than 5,000 Union-Rome sewer district customers could more than double by 2028 under a rate schedule established by Aqua Water.
Friday, January 06, 2023
CHESAPEAKE, Ohio — The Union Township Board of Trustees met at their regular meeting on Jan. 5, 2023. A motion was passed to have the meetings stay the same, which will be the first Thursday of each month, at 6 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s capital city can keep its ban on sales of flavored tobacco products, after Republican Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have put such regulation in the hands of the state instead of local communities.
AKRON, Ohio — An Ohio man who had snow stuffed into his mouth by a police officer during an arrest in Akron has filed an excessive force lawsuit against the city and several officers, claiming his civil rights were violated.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — The village of South Point has spent more than $4 million over the past two years to replace its oldest and most breakage-prone water lines, and there are plans to do more, according to South Point Mayor Jeff Gaskin.
Wednesday, January 04, 2023
COVINGTON, Ky. — President Joe Biden on Wednesday held out the promised makeover of a dilapidated bridge over the Ohio River as a symbol of what can happen when Republicans and Democrats work together — even as he condemned what he labeled an “embarrassing” scene of GOP disarray back in Washington.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio House lawmakers on Tuesday picked a Republican from rural southern Ohio as the GOP-led chamber’s next leader, after support shifted away from another representative who’d won an informal vote weeks ago for that powerful role in state politics.
Tuesday, January 03, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sweeping criminal justice legislation signed Tuesday by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will allow police to stop people solely for holding a cellphone while driving, with certain exceptions.
SOUTH POINT, Ohio — The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency is requiring the village of South Point to install water meters for its 1,200 customers, according to Mayor Jeff Gaskin.
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Two people were arrested last week on charges of theft from Glockner’s, a Scioto County car dealership, according to Sheriff David Thoroughman.
CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — A man who escaped from the Twin Valley Behavioral Health Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, was arrested earlier this week near Chapmanville, West Virginia, according to a release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Monday, January 02, 2023
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — A Dayton, Ohio, man and a Portsmouth woman were arrested following an investigation by the Southern Ohio Drug Task Force, according to a news release.