Scioto County, OHIronton Tribune

Former Scioto jail officer indicted

Four co-conspirators, including Ironton woman also charged. A former Scioto County corrections officer and four co-conspirators, including an Ironton woman, have been indicted by a grand jury. Scioto County Sheriff David Thoroughman said that a grand jury charged ex-correctional officer John C. Aeh, 43, of Wheelersburg, with third-degree felony conspiracy,...
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Megan Hippler

Huntington, WV named eleventh most stressed American city, analysis shows

It should be no surprise that the past year and a half have been stressful for a lot of people. A survey by the American Psychological Association found that one year after the start of the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns across the United States, 31% of adults reported worsening mental health. The rates were even higher for mothers with children distance-learning at home and people of color.
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Increase in Kentucky COVID cases could bring back mask mandate

GRAYSON, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky state employees, and anyone going into a state building, are now required to wear masks. Counties across the Bluegrass state are also being encouraged by Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear to put the masks back on. After a year of mask orders, as vaccinations increased and...

Miners from Appalachia protest investment firm in New York City

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Miners from West Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Ohio are in New York City, striking against investors of Warrior Met Coal. Miners in Alabama have been on strike since April 1. The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) says miners gave about $1.1 billion in concessions during...
Huntington, WVHerald-Dispatch

Miller School Park to be site of Community Craft Fair on Saturday

HUNTINGTON — For those looking for handmade crafts by local artisans, Miller School Park will be the place to be this weekend. The Southside Neighborhood Organization will host its first Community Craft Fair on Saturday, July 31. Vendors with a variety of handmade goods and crafts will be on-site from 8 a.m. to noon. The park is at 12th Avenue and 7th Street in Huntington.
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New WVSSAC rules will benefit vaccinated student athletes

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - After COVID-19 wrecked so many teams’ schedules last season, student athletes are hoping for a return to normalcy this year. Cabell Midland soccer player Emma Chapman will remember 2020 for the games that didn’t get played. She says five games on her team’s schedule were cancelled due to the virus.
Ironton, OHHerald-Dispatch

New affordable housing to open to residents at Depot Square in Ironton

IRONTON — Eight affordable housing units will be ready for occupancy at the Depot Square project off South 8th Street, according to Ralph Kline, assistant executive director of the Ironton Lawrence County Area Community Action Organization. Two additional units are expected to be ready for rental by the end of...
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Was It 'Reasonable' To Ship 81 Million Opioid Pills To This Small West Virginia City?

The outcome of a landmark federal opioid trial in West Virginia that reached closing arguments this week rests on two legally thorny questions. Was it "unreasonable" for three of America's biggest corporations — the drug wholesalers AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health and McKesson — to ship roughly 81 million highly addictive opioid pills to pharmacies in one small Rust Belt city on the Ohio River?
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Herd head coach proud of alum making it to MLB

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Marshall baseball coach Jeff Waggoner has been all smiles the last couple of days as one of his players is now in the big leagues. Corey Bird signed a contract to play for the Miami Marlins and is expected to play this weekend when they host the New York Yankees. Bird played for Waggoner from 2014-2016 and was then picked in the 7th round of the MLB draft by Miami.
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WVU’s Miles McBride selected by Thunder

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - WVU’s Miles McBride was selected in the 2021 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round as he was the 6th overall pick there and the 36th selection overall. Shortly after the selection, McBride was traded to the New York Knicks. This story...
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Vice Admiral JOHN T. PARKER, United States Navy (Ret.), age 89, died peacefully due to heart failure on June 25, 2021. “Ted” was born May 4, 1932, in Wheelwright, Ky., to Ada and John Parker. In 1951, he was accepted to the US Naval Academy, and commissioned an Ensign in June of 1955. Unfortunately, his father had died just a few months earlier, so Ada moved to Huntington and began teaching at Meadows Elementary. She later married Wallace T. Rife of Huntington.
Carter County,

Possible tornado/funnel cloud in Carter County, KY Thursday evening

A severe storm that acquired some rotation moving from Lewis County into western Carter County Kentucky prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Tornado Warning just after 10 p.m. Thursday. The storms velocity signature on radar was at it's most impressive (tightest couplet of inbound/outbound winds from the radar)...
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JUNE FAYE BOOTH ASHWORTH, 80, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away July 26, 2021, in St. Mary’s Medical Center, following a short illness. She was born September 28, 1940, in Wayne, W.Va., a daughter of the late W. Walker Boothe and Ruby Chadwick Boothe. She graduated from Wayne High School and Marshall University in 1961 with an accounting degree. She went on to work for Novamont Corporation until 1980 as a cost accountant, and also worked for attorney Leo Oxley and Dermatologist Nazim Abraham. Her passion was the study of history, genealogy and connecting with people from past generations. June authored a 900-page genealogical work on the Walker family and co-authored the Bethel Cemetery inventory book published by the Daughters of the American Revolution, which included brief biographies of persons buried there. She was a member of the KYOVA Genealogical Society, the Westmoreland Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the West Virginia Garden Club where she served as past president and past treasurer, the Huntington Garden Club and Inwood Garden Club and dedicated countless hours over the years promoting community beautification and stewardship of the environment. She was a 63-year member of Westmoreland Baptist Church where she served as treasurer. For several years she wrote a column for the Wayne County News titled “Wayne County Roots,” in which she assisted families in making connections with ancestors. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Armilda “Milly” Daniels Murphy; her father-in-law, Dorner Ashworth, and mother-in-law, Ruth Evans Ashworth; brothers-in-law, James Daniels, John Murphy, Ira Johnson and Dorner Evans Ashworth. Survivors include her loving husband, James David Ashworth, whom she married August 3, 1974; two sisters, Maudie Booth Karickhoff (David) of Huntington, W.Va., Wilma Booth Johnson of Wayne, W.Va.; two brothers, Larry Joe Booth (JoAnn), Garry Lee Boothe (Diana Sue), all of Wayne, W.Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, at Morris Funeral Home, Wayne, W.Va. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, July 31, 2021, at Morris Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Randy Spurgeon. Burial will follow in the Dickerson section of Community Memorial Gardens.