Area man sentenced in federal court
WHEELING - Kevin T. Ireland, 53, of New Cumberland was sentenced to 24 months in prison on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr. after pleading guilty to cultivation of marijuana.
U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Ireland pleaded guilty in December to an indictment charging him with manufacturing in excess of 100 marijuana plants in September.
As part of his plea, Ireland agreed to the forfeiture of $99,863 seized from his residence and real property located in New Cumberland. Ireland was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal.
The case was investigated by the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug Task Force, consisting of officers from the Weirton Police Department, the Hancock County Sheriff's Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
City man sentenced in robbery of woman
STEUBENVILLE - Harley J. Rawson, 25, of 489 Dresden Ave. was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after pleading guilty to robbery.
Rawson was charged with grabbing a purse from an elderly woman outside Kmart on Dec. 28, and, as a result, pulling her to the ground.
Rawson in 2008 was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center after pleading guilty to breaking and entering.
County engineer lists work schedule
STEUBENVILLE - Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for the county highway department for next week
Pavement patching - Kragel Road (county Road 40); Pleasant Hill Road (county Road 45); Cow Path Road (county Road 24); and Pine Valley Road (county Road 12).
Pavement repairs - Warren Ridge-Smithfield-Rayland Road (county Road 15).
Culvert replacement - Warren Ridge-Smithfield-Rayland Road.
Full depth pavement repairs - Elkhorn Road (county Road 49).
Road closings will be announced.
Classic car show moved from today
STEUBENVILLE - A classic car show that had been scheduled by the Ohio Valley Mopar Club for today at Easter Gateway Community College has been moved from today to May 5 because of anticipated rainy weather.
The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the college, with registration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The cost to register is $5, with proceeds going to community projects, and the first 100 to register will receive dash plaques.
There will be trophies, music and door prizes.
For information, call (304) 479-0225.
Road work announced for Brooke, Hancock
The West Virginia Division of Highways has announced road work to be performed next week, pending suitable weather.
Crews with Hancock County will be patching state Route 2 in New Cumberland and state Route 8 in Chester, installing culvert pipe along Turkey Foot and Kings Creek roads, ditching along Culler and Rainey Hill roads and mowing along many roads.
In Brooke County crews will be patching U.S. Route 22, pulling shoulders and ditches along Harmon Creek and Ryland Hill/Halls Road and mowing along state Routes 2 and 67.