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Man charged with involuntary manslaughter, drug charges

A South Point man was indicted for the death of another person. According to an indictment from the Lawrence County Grand Jury, Brian Keith Pinkerman, 47, caused the death of another “as a proximate result of the offender’s committing or attempting to commit a felony” on June 26, 2022.
SOUTH POINT, OH
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Ironton Tribune

Chamber, CAO collecting for Kentucky flood victims

A drive to collect emergency goods is being held to assist those who are affected by the flooding in eastern Kentucky. The Lawrence County Community Action Organization in association with the Chamber of Commerce and other business leaders are heading up this drive. • Collection site: Old Woolahan Lumber building,...
IRONTON, OH
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Ironton Tribune

Wilkin to face Boone in 17th District race

Tuesday’s special election primary saw a very small turnout in Lawrence County, but the results did set up one of the few contested local races on ballots for the fall. In the race for the 17th District State Senate seat, Shane Wilkin easily won over businessman Thomas Hwang, 82.2-17.7 percent.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, OH
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U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson meets with small business owners at NFIB event

The National Federation of Independent Business hosted a luncheon for local small business owners at Frisch’s Big Boy in Ironton on Wednesday and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, served as keynote speaker for the event. Johnson represents the state’s 6th Congressional District, which includes Lawrence County until January, at...
IRONTON, OH

Bounty on the Bricks Returns Saturday

Following a two-year COVID-19-motivated break, Bounty on the Bricks returns this weekend. According to https://hapcap.org., in Southeast Ohio 1 in 6 individuals and 1 in 4 children currently struggle with food insecurity. However, an upcoming event, entitled, Bounty on the Bricks, hopes to lessen the odds of any local residents having to go hungry. The 8th annual Bounty of the Bricks fundraiser will be taking place Saturday, on West Union...
ATHENS, OH
Ironton Tribune

EDITORIAL: A foundation for a bright tomorrow

On Thursday, a new foundation was announced that will help improve Lawrence County’s future. Thanks to support from three local entities and several private donors, as well as matching funds from the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, the Lawrence County Foundation will start off with $2 million dollars toward a goal of improving philanthropy and business opportunities in the county.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, OH
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Businesses, groups helping Kentucky flood victims

CHESAPEAKE, Ohio (WSAZ) - People all over the region are finding ways to try to help the flood victims in need in Eastern Kentucky. Jim Galloway is the president of Pickett Concrete in Lawrence County, Ohio. He says the video of the devastation was so disturbing, he’s had difficulty sleeping....
CHESAPEAKE, OH
Ironton Tribune

Statehouse, party central committees on ballot for Tuesday primary

Ohio will have a special primary election on Tuesday for statehouse races, due to redistricting, but, in Lawrence County, the vast majority of ballots will see uncontested races. On the Republican side, incumbent Rep. Jason Stephens is running unopposed in his party for the 93rd District nomination. The district’s boundaries...
LAWRENCE COUNTY, OH
Ironton Tribune

Creating a foundation to build on

New Lawrence County Community Foundation starts with $2M endowment. A new organization has been created with the goal of improving Lawrence County and it has $2 million to get things going. Called the Lawrence County Community Foundation, it was started to nurture philanthropy throughout the county. Its formation was announced...
LAWRENCE COUNTY, OH
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Police officer faces drug charges, among others

IRONTON, Ohio (WSAZ) - An Ironton Police Department officer was arrested Wednesday night on charges, including aggravated possession of drugs, according to information from the Lawrence County Jail. Bradley Spoljaric, 29, faces domestic violence, aggravated possession of drugs, and tampering with evidence charges, the Ironton Police Department said Thursday in...
IRONTON, OH