Three men arrested on assault charges
STEUBENVILLE - Three men were arrested today on assault charges after they allegedly assaulted a husband and wife around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at South Third and South streets, City Police reported.
Witnesses said they saw the three men beating on a man, police reported. The men turned on the wife and assaulted her when she yelled for the men to stop beating her husband, police reported.
Police a short time later stopped the suspect's vehicle and brought two men to the police station. Michael A. Everhart, 23, of 14 Capital Ave. and Christopher Kovach, 34, of 410 Mears Ave. were identified by the victims as the men involved in the assault, police reported. Tim Taylor, 27, of 119 Opal Blvd. turned himself into police later, officers reported.
The three men were charged with assault, and Taylor also was charged with a bench warrant out of municipal court.
County tax bills due Wednesday
STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Treasurer Raymond M. Agresta said the last day for payment of tax bills for the second half of 2011 is Wednesday.
Persons who have not received a bill are asked to contact the county treasurer's office at (740) 283-8572.
Credit card payments are only accepted by telephone at 1-800-2PAY-TAX (1-800-272-9829) or online at www.officialpayments.com and use jurisdiction code 4577. Agresta said Official Payments, the service provider, charges a convenience fee for the service.
Payments of cash or check only can be paid at the treasurer's office on the first floor of the courthouse or at the following banks: Huntington National Bank in Bergholz, Richmond, Wintersville, Toronto and Tiltonsville; and Peoples National in Mount Pleasant.
House raided in drug investigation
STEUBENVILLE - One person was arrested today during a drug raid at 1307 Pennsylvania Ave.
Members of the Jefferson County Drug Task force executed a search warrant at the location and arrested Da'Lesha Thorn, 25, on a charge of permitting drug abuse.
Also participating in the raid were the sheriff's department, Toronto, Wintersville and Cross Creek Township police, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service and the county adult probation department. City Police Chief William McCafferty said no drugs were seized during the raid,