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Here are the unofficial 2022 primary election results for Lawrence County.

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) – Here are the results of the 2022 primary election for Lawrence County. Mike Finley won amid a flooded GOP ballot for Lawrence County Commissioner. Running against four other candidates, Finley won with 2,306 votes to Freddie L Hayes, 1,623, Brian Pinkerman, 1,467, Tim Sexton, 1,385 and Lester Brumfield, Jr., 142. Voters… Read More

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The unofficial 2021 General Election results for Lawrence County

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WOUB) –  The unofficial results for Lawrence County are in for contested races and levies. Voter turnout in the county was 21% with 8,976 ballots cast. The race for Ironton City Council featured six candidates vying for four seats. The winners were Craig Harvey with 1,076 votes, Chris Perry with 997 votes,… Read More

Southeast Ohio is receiving more than $25 million for local jail projects

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The state is awarding $50 million to rebuild or expand local jails, and more than half of that is coming to southeast Ohio. The funding was announced Friday by Gov. Mike DeWine and Annette Chambers-Smith, director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. Here are the allocations, as detailed in… Read More

Recovery Through Employment: ARC Funding Makes Ohio Valley Programs Possible

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Jessica Stapleton was in the thralls of active addiction when she first heard of the Recovery to Work program. She had lost the trust of her family and custody of her six children. She credits the program with not only changing her life, but saving it as well. “It pretty much saved my life. I… Read More

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Ohio National Guard To Assist Winter Storm Cleanup In Lawrence And Gallia Counties

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOUB) — Residents of Lawrence and Gallia Counties now have assistance in the cleanup of recent ice storms. Gov. Mike DeWine activated the Ohio National Guard Friday to assist the two counties currently under a State of Emergency. Members of the 1191st Engineer Company in Portsmouth were placed on state active duty to help… Read More

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Lawrence County Confirms First Positive COVID-19 Case

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IRONTON, Ohio (WOUB) — Health officials in Lawrence County confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The Lawrence County Health Department announced the result Wednesday in a statement. According to the statement, the person has not been hospitalized, did not have any recent travel history and hand no known exposure to a… Read More

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Man who Pleaded Guilty in 4 Lawrence County Slayings Sentenced to Death

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IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in the deadly Ohio shootings of four relatives, including a young boy, has been sentenced to the death penalty. A panel of three judges sentenced 24-year-old Arron Lawson on Thursday in the 2017 slayings near Ironton in southern Ohio’s Lawrence County. Prosecutors say he killed his… Read More