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February 20, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

City man sentenced

for drug possession

STEUBENVILLE -Michael K. Greathouse, 21, of 517 Highland Ave. was sentenced on Tuesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center after pleading guilty to two counts of drug possession.

Greathouse was charged with being in possession of heroin and cocaine in October in the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue and the 900 block of North Seventh Street. Henderson also ordered Greathouse to forfeit to the county drug task force $2,387 confiscated during his arrest.

Greathouse was indicted in December 2010 on two counts of drug trafficking and single counts of drug possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was allowed by Henderson to enter drug court and was placed on probation. The county prosecutor's office filed a probation revocation motion in October. Greathouse was sentenced in January to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center, which will be served concurrently with the sentence in the case settled on Tuesday.

Board of elections

certifies candidates

STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Board of Elections on Tuesday certified the list of candidates for the May 7 primary election.

Richmond has withdrawn its 4-mill levy renewal for current expenses for five years.

There are only two contested partisan elections on the May 7 ballot -2nd and 6th wards in Steubenville.

April 8 is the last day to register to vote in the primary election.

Planning meeting

set in Bergholz

BERGHOLZ - Planning for the local observance of the 150th anniversary of John Hunt Morgan's raid will continue Thursday with a meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bergholz Volunteer Fire Department.

A meeting was held Feb. 7 with 15 members attending, and future meetings are scheduled every two weeks until the commemoration date during the weekend of July 27-28.

Planners will be working with Carroll County historians and officials with the Wellsville River Museum to make this a two-day event to include dedications, guest appearances and re-enactors.

Morgan's Raid was an invasion into Union territory by a group of Confederate cavalry in the summer of 1863 led by Morgan.

Building demos

remove eyesores

WEIRTON - With demolition of four dilapidated structures completed, it's up to City Council now to recoup the costs through liens.

At Tuesday's Building Enforcement Agency meeting, members were told properties at 116 Gullett Lane, 1410 County Road, 214 Avenue D and 3118 Orchard St. had been razed and could be removed from the agenda.

Liens are already in place on two of the properties - on County Road and Avenue D. Council will be asked to place liens on the other two at the next meeting.

Shale workshop Saturday in Canfield

CANFIELD The Ohio State University Extension Service is hosting a workshop at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Entitled "Shale and You: A Workshop for Landowners," registration is $15. It's designed to help landowners and community leaders "make the best decisions possible," said Peggy Hall, OSU Extension field specialist in agriculture and resource law.

"As an educational institution, OSU Extension is focused on providing relevant information to help those who are dealing with shale energy development," she said. "We don't set policy or make decisions for people."

Topics include an update on Ohio shale development and activity; what landowners need to know if problems arise; taxation and wealth management of oil and gas income; when and why to test water supplies; pipeline construction; and one family's experience with shale development.

The workshop is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's North Central Region Risk Management Education Center. For information, contact Chris Hogan with OSU Extension's Agriculture Law Program at (614) 247-7898 or e-mail

Woman injured after highway stop

EAST LIVERPOOL - A woman was injured Tuesday night after stopping in the middle of a busy highway to see what was happening on the Jennings Randolph Bridge, where a person had reportedly jumped into the water.

East Liverpool Patrolman Fred Flati reported Angeline M. Carter of East Liverpool was eastbound when she noticed Hancock County Sheriff's deputies and city police officers on the bridge with lighting trying to locate a jumper.

"With all that was going on on the bridge, (Carter) decided to stop in her lane to gawk," according to Flati.

He said Carter stopped her van in the middle of the right lane, where it was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Darlene G. Snyder, Price Street, who crested a hill and could not see the stopped vehicle.

Flati said the impact trapped Carter inside her vehicle until he and Patrolman John Headley were able to force the driver's side door open and move the steering wheel away so she could be extricated. Carter had two children in the van with her, while Snyder had another adult with her.

Carter was transported to East Liverpool City Hospital by ambulance. There were no other injuries reported. Carter was cited for a slow/stopped vehicle violation.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene. The city fire department also responded.

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