Jewett man sentenced in house burglary
STEUBENVILLE - Steven A. Coleman, 35, of Jewett was sentenced to one year in prison on Thursday by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson after Coleman pleaded guilty to burglary and theft.
Coleman was charged with the burglary of a home on county Road 39, Bloomingdale, which occurred between November 2011 and January. He also was charged with theft for taking such items as weapons, jewelry and a television.
Coleman's sentence in Jefferson County will be served consecutively to a one-year prison sentence he is currently serving out of Harrison County.
Harrison grand jury returns indictments
CADIZ - A Harrison County grand jury returned indictments as a result of a Dec. 6 session.
Edward Albright, 48, Goose Creek, S.C., was charged with improperly handling firearms in a vehicle, and Benjamin L. Snyder, 30, Lancaster, was charged with possession of drugs, according to reports.
Indian Creek curriculum panel to meet
WINTERSVILLE - The Indian Creek Local Curriculum Improvement Council/District Leadership Team meeting is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday in the gymnasium at the Bantam Ridge board offices.
The meeting is open to the public.
Harrison Hills sets education meeting
CADIZ - The Harrison Hills City Board of Education will hold its reorganizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the administrative office.
Bloomingdale holiday event set Sunday
BLOOMINGDALE - The village community will hold its trim-a-tree and Christmas caroling event at 4 p.m. Sunday at the village building.
Those planning to attend are asked to bring an ornament to help decorate the village tree.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be served at the Bloomingdale United Methodist Church following the caroling.
The event was planned on Dec. 9, but was postponed due to rain, officials said.
Health department sets weekly schedule
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Health Department nursing division will offer immunizations, flu shots and tuberculosis testing from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
Physical exams will be available on Wednesday, but appointments must be made by calling (740) 283-8530.
No immunizations or tuberculosis testing will be given the week starting Dec. 24.
Salem Township trustees to meet
RICHMOND - The Salem Township trustees will hold their reorganizational meeting at 7 p.m. on Jan. 6 at the township garage located off state Route 43 on township Road 216.
Scrabble session set for Wednesday
STEUBENVILLE - Area Scrabble enthusiasts will gather Wednesday for their monthly game session in room 1502 at Eastern Gateway Community College.
Play time will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., with newcomers welcome and encouraged to bring the board game if they have one. No fees are charged.
Bonus words will be words related to Christmas.
For information, call (740) 264-9893.
Warren trustees discuss services
TILTONSVILLE - The Warren Township trustees, meeting this week in Tiltonsville, scheduled their reorganizational meeting for 10 a.m. on Dec. 31 preceding the regular meeting.
Trustee Danny Meeker requested all emergency medical services units serving the township submit 2012 reports as soon as possible. Units serving the township are from Dillonvale, Tiltonsville, Yorkville and Mount Pleasant.
Meeker also reported salt has been delivered to the township, and it was obtained through Ohio's Cooperative Purchasing Plan. He also said a ton of slag has been ordered.
Trustee Frank Litva expressed appreciation to Domenick Mucci of the Jefferson County Regional Planning Commission and to the commission for the razing of a house on township Road 111. A grant was obtained through the JCRPC.
A drop-off problem on Adams Lane was reported by Litva. Trustees are having reflectors put up to inform drivers of the drop-off area and also are contacting the county to see if a guardrail can be installed.
Trustees commended the organizing committee, some 80 entries and volunteers for "a wonderful YTR Christmas parade," which was held Saturday in the communities of Rayland, Tiltonsville and Yorkville.
The first meeting of the new year will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9.