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industrial city (1990 pop. 12,751), seat of Lawrence co., S Ohio, on the Ohio River; inc. as a city 1865. Chemicals, dyes, metal pipes, plastics, and iron products are manufactured, and some coal is mined. Ironton was a great iron-producing center during the Civil War. From c.1900 to 1910 the city had the largest blast furnace in the world, Big Etna, with a capacity of 100 tons per day. However, the development of the northern iron-ore ranges and improved transportation by rail and on the Great Lakes led to the decline of its iron industry by the early 20th cent. The remains of many giant charcoal iron furnaces are local landmarks.
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After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Adrian College in Michigan, Batory began his railroad career in 1971 working for the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad.
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amp;nbsp;People across the nation are getting into the Halloween spirit, and one of the popular costumes this year in Ironton seems to be that of a scary clown.
For purposes of simplification, the forest has been divided into three primary districts: Ironton, Marietta and Athens.
Given the success of the experiment, Ford later added his yacht Sialia; his rail service, the Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad; and Ford Motor Company's branch offices to his in-house telegraph network.
After graduating from pharmacy school at The Ohio State University in 1925, he applied for a loan from the First National Bank of Ironton to buy the pharmacy.
Sometime in the '80s, I recall talking to Mike Dickess, an avid whitetail hunter and owner of Mike's Archery in Ironton, Ohio, about new gadgets for deer hunting.
Tag Properties LLC, led by Barney and Kelley Adams, purchased the 1042510623 Ironton Road property.
Premier also owns Citizens Deposit Bank, a USD 388m bank headquartered in Vanceburg, Kentucky with 11 locations from Proctorville and Ironton, Ohio to Maysville and Fort Wright, Kentucky.
In 1984 she joined Boone's Ironton Tribune in Ohio as a reporter and worked her way up to managing editor.
Official Charts, Michele Ironton, Business Development Executive, 44 20 7620 7450, michele@officialcharts.
5 FM, a Huntington area translator that feeds the surrounding area a strong signal in a 15-mile arc from the tower -- covering Huntington, Ashland and Ironton -- will be back up soon, Kirtner said.