Pizza delivery driver robbed of cash
STEUBENVILLE - A pizza delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday evening of cash in the 700 block of Oakmont Avenue, City Police reported.
The driver was called to make a delivery in the 700 block of Oakmont Avenue around 9:09 p.m. and was approached by a man who had a gun at his side, police reported. The robber demanded cash. The driver was allowed to drive away after giving the man money, police reported.
Man sentenced in teen sex case
STEUBENVILLE - Derek Bocek, 25, of 107 Findley St., Toronto, was sentenced by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson to six months in jail and six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center after Bocek pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and violation of a protection order.
Bocek was charged with having sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl in August.
Bocek, who has no criminal record, also was declared a Tier II sex offender. He will be required to report his address every 180 days for 25 years to the sheriff of the county he is residing.
Bocek will be on probation for two years after his release from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. Henderson ordered Bocek not to have contact with the victim while he is on probation.
Probation revoked in drug case
STEUBENVILLE - Michael Greathouse, 21, of 517 Highland Ave. was sentenced to six months in the Eastern Ohio Correction Center by Jefferson County Common Pleas Judge David Henderson on Wednesday on a probation violation.
Greathouse was indicted on charges of drug trafficking, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia in December 2010. Henderson allowed Greathouse in April to enter drug court, which could have resulted in the charges being dismissed if Greathouse successfully completed the program.
Greathouse was charged in October with two counts of possession of drugs in the city. The probation violation charge then was issued against Greathouse.
Greathouse will be on probation for 30 months after his release from the Eastern Ohio Correction Center. He still faces the other charges.
Volunteers needed for homeless count
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Coalition on Housing and Homeless is seeking volunteers for its annual point in time count of homeless people.
Lisa Ward of the coalition said the count will occur Tuesday. Volunteers will gather at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Beacon House 732 N. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in participating is asked to contact Ward at (740) 282-5338.
Health department sets schedule
STEUBENVILLE - The Jefferson County Health Department will offer immunizations, flu shots and tuberculosis testing from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday at the nursing division office in Ohio Valley Towers.
Public service board calls special meeting
WEIRTON - The Oakland Public Service District Board has called a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at its office at 768 Carothers Road.
Township financial report available
RICHMOND - Salem Township's annual financial report is complete and available at the office of fiscal officer Judy Greer by appointment.
Wayne trustees' meeting changes
BLOOMINGDALE - The time of the Wayne Township trustees' meeting set for Jan. 29 has been changed to begin at 7:30 p.m.
The meetings are held at the township garage on county Road 26.
The monthly meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month.
Man remains in jail after threats
DILLONVALE - The Brilliant man arrested last week for allegedly inducing panic by making threatening statements while outside a Buckeye Local School District elementary school remains in jail today in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
Dale G. Dollison, 64, is due in court Friday at the Jefferson County Justice Center for a preliminary hearing on a felony charge, according to reports.
Dollison allegedly made the statements to other adults while outside Buckeye North Elementary School.
During his second appearance in court Wednesday, Dollison told the court he will retain his own attorney.
Dillonvale county court Judge David Scarpone continued the $50,000 bond set.
Dollison was not carrying any weapon at the time of his arrest, according to a Wells Township Police report.
According to reports, Dollison allegedly made repeated statements considered threatening by a parent who was outside the school at the same time.
'The Tree of Life' film to be shown
STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan Film Society will present director Terrence Malick's film, "The Tree of Life," at 7 p.m. Friday in Anathan Theatre at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The screening is free and open to the public.
Starring Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, the 2011 Academy Award nominated film traces the journey of the eldest son, Jack, through childhood innocence to his disillusioned adult years. Jack questions the meaning of life and the existence of faith, while showing how brute nature and spiritual grace shape all aspects of human existence.
A panel discussion with Franciscan University of Steubenville professors will follow. The film is rated A-II (adults and adolescents) by Catholic News Service for mature subject matter.
Police find drugs in hotel
EAST LIVERPOOL - Drug-related charges are pending against several people after officers received a tip of drug activity at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge Tuesday night.
A drug enforcement officer received the tip and he and another officer did some surveillance at the Dresden Avenue motel, according to East Liverpool Police Chief John Lane.
The allegations were confirmed through surveillance, and the city's afternoon shift went into action just before 10 p.m., with Lane saying, "They went out and paid a visit and one thing led to another."
Inside the motel room, officers reported finding heroin, crack cocaine, prescription pills, hydroponic marijuana, digital scales and a police scanner. Also found was almost $1,500 in cash and a 9-mm handgun.
All occupants, including one man from Youngstown and three from this area, were checked for active warrants, but they had none against them, Lane said. The person whose name was given by the tipster was not in the room, reports said.
The suspected narcotics will be sent for testing, and charges are pending. The investigation is continuing.