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March 7, 2013
Weirton Daily Times

Mingo Junction man sentenced in court

STEUBENVILLE -Michael P. Chapman, 51, of 246 Lincoln Ave., Mingo Junction, was sentenced to nine months in prison on Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after pleading guilty to three misdemeanors and tampering with evidence.

Chapman was seen on Nov. 13 pulling on the doors to the Parkview Inn in the 600 block of Commercial Avenue, Mingo Junction. A village police officer found Chapman nearby with a backpack. A pry bar was found near a door to the bar and fresh pry marks on the door.

Chapman pleaded guilty to attempted breaking and entering, possession of criminal tools, aggravated menacing and tampering with evidence.

Chapman told the judge he has been to prison about eight times.

Brooke clinic canceled

WELLSBURG - A Brooke County Health Department clinic scheduled for Saturday and offering vaccinations required of students entering seventh and 12th grades has been canceled because of lack of response.

The health department will hold a second clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Brooke High School as planned.

It's aimed at youth who are uninsured, but the vaccines will be available to those with insurance but not able to obtain them through their doctors, for a fee.

For information or to make an appointment, call the health department at (304) 737-3665.

Darkness to Light program offered

STEUBENVILLE - Darkness to Light is a three-hour program designed to educate adults on how to recognize, prevent and react responsibly to the reality of child sexual abuse and emphasizes child safety as every adult's responsibility.

The course will be offered twice this spring at Eastern Gateway Community College - March 23 and April 17 - but registration is required by Friday.

Topics include child abuse statistics, potentially dangerous situations, strategies for protecting children, talking about abuse prevention with children and adults and signs of sexual abuse.

Any individual or organization concerned about the safety of children is invited to attend.

The program is being presented by Rhonda Stubbs of A Child's Place CASA in collaboration with EGCC. Dates and times are March 23 from 9 a.m. to noon and April 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

To register, call EGCC at (740) 264-5591, extension 310. There is a $20 fee for training materials.

Edison Local schools set registration

HAMMONDSVILLE - The Edison Local School District's registration for early childhood and kindergarten-age children who are eligible to enroll is planned on the following days:

April 3: Pleasant Hill Elementary.

April 4: Stanton Elementary.

April 5: John Gregg Elementary.

All sessions are scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Requirements include a child's birth certificate, immunization records and Social Security card.

Children ages 3-5 on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to enroll.

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