Scioto County, OHWSAZ

Severe weather issues reported in parts of southeast Ohio

SCIOTO COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Heavy wind Thursday night has fallen trees and knocked out power, and torrential rain has caused high water in parts of Scioto County. That is according to Scioto County Emergency Management Director Larry Mullins. Mullins told WSAZ that there is some urban and flash flooding...
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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...
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...
Ironton Tribune

FOOD: Making tacos, making friends

Murphy takes passion on the road with ‘Taco and Friends’ food truck. While his main job is in construction, Aaron Murphy of Ironton, always wanted to be in the food game. So about six weeks ago, he made the jump into the field of food trucks with one called “Taco and Friends.”
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Waverly, OHnewswatchman.com

Pet of the Week

Abe is a 7-8 year old black and tan coonhound mix. He is fully vaccinated and treated for parasites. He is very people friendly and shy around other dogs. For more information on Abe and other dogs, visit Pike Pets Pals at their 2575 Alma Omega Rd. Waverly location or on Facebook by searching "Pike Pet Pals."
Portsmouth, OHspectrumnews1.com

How a Portsmouth garden is growing more than produce

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — The corn is three times their size, the peppers are bigger than their hands and some of the names of the veggies, they still struggle to pronounce. Yet, when they find their perfect harvest, their eyes grow big and their smiles even bigger. Carrying out a basket of produce half their weight is a victory.
Scioto County, OHPortsmouth Times

Pet of the week: Bebe

The pet of the week this week is Bebe. One of the many dogs that have filled the Scioto County Dog Shelter up to capacity. Who says bald isn’t beautiful? Miss Bebe is finally getting her fur back. I believe I see some popping out on her back end. This girl gets a bath twice a week in medicated shampoo. She came in with a bacteria infection on her skin. Her whole tiny body looked like stone.
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Ironton Tribune

GALLERY: Pets of the Tri-State

CHESAPEAKE — A petition to recall Chesapeake’s mayor has been ruled invalid by the Lawrence County Prosecutor. Terry Griffith, of... read more.
Ashland, KYDaily Independent

G. SAM PIATT: Bugs, birds and the butterflies

In last week’s column I wrote about the absence of monarch butterflies from the butterfly bush in my yard, plus the fact that I have seen none anywhere. I asked for a response from anyone else who has noted such. “In response to the monarch question, I have seen none...
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Oak Grove, KYwnky.com

Let’s Make A Meal – Garrison Oak Steakhouse

Located in Oak Grove, Ky., Oak Grove Gaming and Racing is a place to game, drink and eat. They have a range of restaurants, from a coffee shop to places with quick bites. Chief among their eateries is the Garrison Oak Steakhouse. We head there for a taste of their...
Waverly, OHnewswatchman.com

Pet of the Week

Patches is a 1-2 year old dog who is full of energy and loves to play! He is neutered, vaccinated and treated for parasites. For more information on Patches and other dogs, visit Pike Pets Pals at their 2575 Alma Omega Rd. Waverly location or on Facebook by searching "Pike Pet Pals."
Lawrence County, OHIronton Tribune

Taking a vacation in space is not going to be cheap

EDITOR’S NOTE: Don Lee is taking a break from his column this week. The following is a piece that originally was published on Dec. 29, 2019:. If you would like to go on a space vacation in 2025, it would be prudent that you start saving for it now. There...
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Appetizing Ashland Area: Fire it up!

Have you ever eaten until you’re full, but it is so delicious that you just keep lifting your fork? Your brain and your stomach tell you to stop, but your taste buds win the argument. That happens to me occasionally and usually at the same dining establishment. Smokin’ J’s Rib and Brewhouse, at 1320 Wolohan Drive just off I-64 in Cannonsburg — that’s the place I’m talking about.
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Pet of the Week: Wednesday

The Daily Independent’s Pet of the Week is Wednesday Layne. She is a 13-year-old Schnauzer who “loves to lay on her couch and watch out the back window because she is the self-proclaimed mayor of South Ashland,” according to owner Tina Wilkes. Wilkes says Wednesday’s favorite foods are “chippies and fries.” Wednesday enjoys long walks close to the cemetery, says Wilkes, “so she can sniff where the deer have been.” She “holds the keys” to her “mommy’s” heart, Wilkes said.
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