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Ameritech and Verizon each serve parts of Lawrence County with numerous Internet service, paging, cellular, voice and data providers. Ameritech service includes digital switching provided by a DMS-100 central office switch with SS7 technology. Redundant digital routing is available to switches in Gallipolis, Ohio, and to Verizon. Ameritech also provides ISDN prime, T-2 and DS3, as well as other advanced systems and circuits. Verizon provides T-1 and frame relay. Fiber optic rings provide route diversity within the county and are connected to other fiber optic routes throughout southeastern Ohio.


  • The Ironton Tribune (Boone Publications) - Ironton, OH
  • The Herald Dispatch (Gannett Corp.) - Huntington, WV
  • The Daily Independent (Dow Jones Corp/Ottaway Newspapers Inc.) - Ashland, KY

Radio AM

  • WCMI
  • WKEE
  • WHRD
  • WIRO
  • WOKT
  • WRVC

Radio FM

  • WAMX
  • WBVB
  • WDGG
  • WLGC
  • WTCR
  • WOUB (National Public Radio)
  • WOUL (National Public Radio)
  • WPAY
  • WRVC
  • WXFM

Broadcast Television

  • WCHS-TV (CBS) - Charleston, WV
  • WOWK-TV (ABC) - Charleston/Huntington, WV
  • WOUL-TV (PBS)-Athens, OH
  • WSAZ-TV (NBC)-Charleston/Huntington, WV
  • WVAH-TV (Fox)-Charleston/Huntington, WV

Cable Television and Internet Providers

  • Time-Warner Cable - Ashland, KY (Serves Ironton Area and West)
  • Armstrong Cable - Chesapeake, OH (Serves South Point and East)

Greater Lawrence County Area Chamber of Commerce 216 Collins Avenue South Point, Ohio 45680-0488 Telephone: (740) 377-4550, (800) 408-1334 Fax: (740) 377-2091