Police waiting for video of robbery
STEUBENVILLE - City Police are waiting to view a video of a robbery of a check cashing business Wednesday on Sunset Boulevard.
Police reported a white male wearing a mask walked into Advance America, 4332 Sunset Blvd., and brandished a .38-caliber revolver around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The man demanded large bills, police reported.
Witnesses reported seeing the robber get into a gold Buick Century and possible head toward Wintersville.
City officers, Jefferson County sheriff's deputies and the Ohio State Highway Patrol searched the area but couldn't locate the suspect.
City Police Chief William McCafferty said Advance America workers were unable to get detectives a copy of the security tape. He said detectives are waiting for a corporate representative to come to the business to provide a copy.
Police break up large fight in street
STEUBENVILLE - City Police were called to the 400 block of South Fifth Street around 5 p.m. Wednesday for a fight involving about 25 young females.
Officers took two juveniles into custody, with one being taken to the juvenile detention center.
Chantal L. Guice, 25, of Columbus was charged with disorderly conduct and taken to the county jail.
One woman was pepper sprayed by another woman during the fight, police reported.
Sentence given for violating order
STEUBENVILLE - Matthew A. Harsh, 25, of 1218 Island Creek Township Road 381, Steubenville, was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center on Wednesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after Harsh pleaded guilty to felony violation of a protection order.
Harsh twice before violated the terms on the same protection order, which elevated it to a felony.
Harsh will be on probation for six months after his release from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. He faces up to 12 months in prison if he violates his probation.
Man sentenced for fleeing cop
STEUBENVILLE - Cory J. Schrader, 21, of Rayland was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center on Wednesday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. after pleading guilty to failure to comply with the order of a police officer.
Schrader was driving a car in Rayland on state Route 150 when he rear-ended a vehicle. He then backed up into another vehicle and took off toward state Route 7, according to police reports. The two vehicles that were hit followed Schrader into Yorkville, where a Yorkville police officer was told what happened. That officer began to chase Schrader through Yorkville, Tiltonsville and nearly back to Rayland, police reported. The officer said he had to hit Schrader's car in the side with the police cruiser to force it off the road.
Bruzzese ordered Schrader's driver's license be suspended for five years. The judge also placed him on probation for two years.
Scio Pottery to be focus of talk
SCIO - Dee Ann Horstman of the Scio Historical Museum will speak at 1 p.m. Friday at the Pottery Museum in East Liverpool.
The program will be centered on the Scio Pottery and the story of Lew Reese, who was from New Cumberland and East Liverpool. It was his first visit to Scio that eventually led to the opening of the Scio Ohio Pottery, according to officials. The Albright China Co. of Carrollton was built in 1919 in Scio, but because of financial mismanagement, the company failed. In 1932, Reese was in Scio rabbit hunting and inquired about the vacant pottery, which he had seen on previous trips to the Harrison County area, it was noted. With the financial help of some community people and borrowing from his armed service account, Reese was able to buy the pottery at a sheriff''s sale and begin manufacturing dishes in February 1933.
Horstman has a large collection of Scio Pottery dishes and specialty items, which were sold in hundreds of five and dime stores and department stores then.
The Ohio Valley China Collectors convention begins today in East Liverpool.