CAC helping residents with paying gas bills
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Community Action Council has funding available to help with gas bill disconnects through the Columbia Gas Auction Fund.
The income eligibility is at 200 percent or below poverty level.
According to CAC Operations Manager Eliza Kelley, "all income eligible customers must have made a payment in the past 90 days or a $25 co-pay is required prior to pledge being made."
PIPP Plus customers must have a termination notice.
Kelley said the Columbia Gas Crisis Fuel Fund is also available for clients with an income at 175 percent or below the poverty level.
"Interested county residents should call the CAC offices at 740-282-0971 extension 200 for an appointment from Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m," noted Kelley.
"Applicants must present proof of income for all members of the household 18-years or older for the past 90 days. The applications will not be processed without necessary documentation," Kelley said.
Kelley said a maximum family income for four persons is $44,700.
Irondale area man sent to prison
STEUBENVILLE - Kevin J. Merideth, 21, of Irondale was sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson after pleading guilty to disseminating obscene matter to a juvenile under the age of 13.
Merideth, who was on parole, showed magazines showing naked women to a child under the age of 13 in December.
Dayton officer in serious condition
TROTWOOD - The city of Dayton says an undercover police officer is in serious condition after an overnight shooting that also injured a suspect.
Dayton spokesman Tom Biedenharn said Saturday that the officer's name is not being released because of his undercover work for the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force.
Biedenharn says the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting and the officer is in serious but stable condition.
WHIO-TV in Dayton reports the officer was a veteran Dayton officer investigating suspected gang activity.
The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Saturday in suburban Trotwood, with numerous officers from surrounding departments responding when the call came of an officer in trouble.