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Ironton,

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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George Ironton proved sharper than the home defence when he doubled Welwyn's lead after 27 minutes.
George Ironton, left unmarked, made it 2-0 from a rebound after Bunn saved from Walklin in the 27th minute.
Survivors include his parents, Steven Lee and Sheri Lee Penley, Sr of Johnston City; brother, Steven Lee Penley, Jr., of Marion; sister, Donna Janine Cross, of Johnston City; nephews Devan Shane Miller of Ironton, MO and Austin Lee Penley of Johnston City; niece Emalie Sky Arbuckle of Johnston City; great-niece Halsie Reign Miller of Ironton, MO; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
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